Shakafest will celebrate its second year this year and it’s going so with the most insane lineup announcement ever.
Grinspoon are making a comeback and they’ve been announced as headliner for the destination festival which celebrates music as well as street and skate culture. Grinspoon will be joined by hip-hop legends Butterfingers and psych-punk duo DZ Deathrays.
There’ll be shakas all-round as Tired Lion, Ivan Ooze, Goons of Doom, WAAX and local rockers Trapdoor and Radolescent are also on the bill.
Gold Coast’s Tamie Bennett is the Promoter of the event and she says Shakafest combines the Gold Coast’s favourite past-times into one big mini-fest.
“Skate, a mixed genre lineup, live graffiti and market stalls… we are creating an experience that will appeal to a diverse community on the coast and we are happy to be the leader in such a gathering,” she said.
Shakafest has just been named a finalist in the Gold Coast Music Awards for event of the year on the back of its debut run in 2016. As well as surf rock and graffiti art there will be a massive half-pipe and skaters for the ultimate skate demo to complement the hang-loose vibes.
Shakiest takes place Saturday 18 August at the Miami Tavern Precinct. Earlybird tickets are on sale 10 April from 9.00am.
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Shakafest: Grinspoon + Butterfingers + DZ Deathrays + Tired Lion + Ivan Ooze + Waax + Goons of Doom + Trapdoor + Radolescent, Saturday 18 August, Miami Tavern Precinct. Get tickets.