New Great Ocean Road rock festival unveils full lineup


Do The Pop is the new two-day rock n roll music festival taking over the Port Campbell Hotel in October with a lineup including STONER, CLAMM and Civic.

The colorful and bustling seaside village of Port Campbell is set to become an electrifying hub for music lovers in October with a brand new music festival, Do The Pop, especially with the mammoth lineup it brings.

Hosted entirely by members of Melbourne band Grindhouse, Do The Pop (an ode to the 1978 Radio Birdman single) will send the humble town of Great Ocean Road into a high-octane frenzy with a celebration designed to hit the heart of Australia. independent rock ‘n’ roll, while also boasting an international flavor.

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First announced in August, the festival got off to a strong start by announcing STÖNER, the latest project from former members of Kyuss (the most influential desert rock band of all time), Queens of the Stone Age and other precursors of desert rock; Melbourne punk trio CLAMM; the pillars of the Melbourne Civic five-room garage; as well as The New Christs, Hoss, the festival organizers themselves Grindhouse, Bitter Sweet Kicks, Penny Ikinger and band, Full Tone Generator, Rockafella, Chimers, Blowers, Mario Lalli and the Rubber Snake Charmers, Juliette Seizure and the Tremor Dolls, The Wardens, The Monaros, Electric Purrs, Watty Thompson, The Fck Ups, The Stripp and Sacremento Sweaters.

The festival has now announced its full lineup, carefully curated by Grindhouse, a garage rock ‘n’ roll band that has made a name for itself with Australian production car influences and high-octane proto punk sound.

Joining the previously mentioned awesome talent, the festival will also feature Baby 8, Dead, Zombeaches, Seawitch, Split System, The Grinding Eyes, The Vees Bees, Duneeater, JJ McCann, Transmission, Two Headed Dog, The Balls, The Glycereens, The Dark Clouds, Convict Class, Crimson Tide and Levitating Churches.

“[The festival features] a selection of bands that have influenced us; bands we love as friends, played with and look up to,” the band said. “Bands that added to the rich tapestry that we always rely on as Australian musicians, punters and music lovers. It’s a rock ‘n’ roll festival for rock ‘n’ rollers and you know who you are, you crazy hotties.

Originally announced for October 2021 and then April 2022 as “Grindhouse in Snake Valley”, the multi-day festival features more than 40 killer bands, with 12 hours a day of non-stop rock ‘n’ roll on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, 2022.

Alongside the raunchy music, the festival (18+ only) will also be offering craft beer and festival food to keep punters fueled for this epic new festival dedicated to celebrating Australian indie rock ‘n’ roll ( and international) of the last decades, plus a few more surprises yet to be announced.

With the new festival site there will unfortunately be no on-site camping, but there are a ton of accommodation options in the town, including a BIG4 caravan park 100m from the pub.

Do The Pop takes over the Port Campbell Hotel in Port Campbell on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October 2022. Tickets are on sale now via the site here.

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