‘Tsunami of hard-hitting music’: Drencher Festival returns to Geelong in August

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‘Tsunami of hard-hitting music’: Drencher Festival returns to Geelong in August

Detach Me.

Geelong is set to come alive in the heaviest way possible this August with the second iteration of Drencher Festival.

Off the back of delivering a huge, highly-anticipated inaugural event last year, Drencher Festival is back for 2023 bringing along an impressive lineup to rattle your bones.

Taking place on Saturday, 26 August, Drencher will make its grand return to the Barwon Club, in a homage of sorts, to once again prove just why the BC has earned the reputation of an essential Aussie rock Pub with a huge and hard-hitting lineup of brilliant local and national touring acts.

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“After finally getting the first event done and dusted in 22, and to moderate success, Drencher returns for another fun-filled year of toe-tapping, vein-popping, hip twirling, nail-biting, thigh-slapping, discombobulating, elbow knocking, mouth flapping, rug cutting night of hard-hitting, and unique bands that’ll give you something to write home about,” the event description reads.

Curated by extreme-metallers Nemesium’s vocalist, Clint Williams, this year’s Drencher festival will feature the likes of gritty Melbourne four-piece Nephalem, Geelong metallers Smoke Witch, local legends and melodic hardcore act Detach Me, Frankston extreme metal outfit Womb to Tomb, and Death Metal and Blackened Thrash band Munitions, featuring members of renowned Melbourne bands from the likes of Join The Amish, Nemesium, Desecrator, Vulture Culture, MYC, Blunt Shovel, Shallow Grave, Dawn of Retribution and Embodied.

A highlight of the festival will be the reunion of Sydney death metal titans Automation, the pinnacle of 90s death metal.


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Delivering a celebration of “head crushing, pants-wetting tsunami of hard-hitting music”, it’s quite clear all heavy tastes will be catered for with more acts to be announced in the lead up to the festival, no doubt resulting in a no holds barred showcase of heavy tunes and will definitely satisfy anyone who wants to rattle their head and raise the horns.

Tickets are on sale now.

It all goes down at the Barwon Club Hotel on Saturday, August 26 from 3pm. Keep up to date with the latest via the Facebook page. Purchase tickets here