‘Something special‘: Freak City Frequencies is celebrating up-and-coming local artists in the community

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‘Something special‘: Freak City Frequencies is celebrating up-and-coming local artists in the community

Words by Alex Callan

Right now Geelong has all the major frequencies covered - House, Techno, Live Rock, Pop, Bounce. But Freak City Frequencies are more concerned about the space between the major.

As one of the premier open air venues that our city has to offer, Captain has well and truly established a name for itself as a staple amongst local club goers who like things a little bit more on the alternative side. And it’s easy to see why.

With a beautiful venue that spans from inside out to a massive outdoor beer garden; a long list of locals on display every weekend and an increase in notable bookings, it’s become a haven for Geelong club goers looking to discover something new.

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That’s where Freak City Frequencies comes into the mix.

Offering a changeup from the standard Geelong scene, Freak City Frequencies delivers a specific focus on up and coming and under represented artists within our wider community, and with the venue showcasing live music inside and DJs in the outdoor beer garden, it’s guaranteed to be a huge party.

Having previously showcased the likes of Jim English, Kaviitá, rory jame$ and Manny Lado over the course of their past two events, Freak City are upping the ante yet again, delivering an absolutely stacked lineup for their third edition. With local legend Barbie Gault headlining the outdoor event alongside Semps & Kel, Ryheem and Emmyk & Tilly and Prodgaz, The Grimwoods and up and coming rap talent Juiceboxx performing inside, it’s sure to be a night to remember for fans of all sorts of music.

According to the brains behind the event Matt Ellison, showcasing a variety of acts was always a clear focus for the event.

“The initial idea was to create a space for upcoming DJs and live artists who are really pushing to make it in the music industry. I wasn’t too bothered about genre or anything like that because I had seen how many different people would come in whenever Captain had a live band on or anything different from the regular bookings.”

“So I thought, well if we can get all these groups of music fans together in the same venue, it could be something special and it really has been so far.

“It’s definitely been the thing that I have been putting the most time into. I’m just constantly thinking about who I want to bring in each volume and how that will work with the other acts booked for that night. It’s been hard having to pick and choose acts at times but it’s been fun keeping it as diverse as possible.”

Although, whilst it’s guaranteed to be a pretty wild party for everyone in attendance, it’s all for a good cause. Having previously raised $2.9k for the Indigenous Literacy Fund; and $2750 Orange Sky Australia over the last two events, Freak City and Captain will now be turning their attention to Djilang’s/Geelong’s Sexual Assault and Family Violence centre (SAVF), donating all proceeds from the night to SAVF’s Orange Door program, which aims to provide access to supportfor women, children and families experiencing family violence.

“We chose the Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre in Geelong for this event. Being only a couple of days after Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be extra relevant as that can be quite a hard day for some people who have experienced domestic and/or daily violence.

“We wanted to highlight how important this organisation is within our community, so all of the proceeds from the event will be going back to SAFV. I’ll also be getting up to say a few words that the centre has asked for me to say on their behalf.”

“So come have a dance for a good cause and support our local community.”

Freak City Frequencies volume 3






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$5 Captain Session Ale / Trans-Pacific Ale Tins

$15 Captain Brewing Jugs

$15 Fizzer Jugs

$7 Basic Spirits

Free Entry before 7pm. $15 after.