'The Tivoli Theatre will focus on hardcore acts with Jubilee Hotel hosting 4 stages of punk, rock, metal and ska over 12 hours.'
Australian punk royalty Frenzal Rhomb (mainstays of the scene for 20+ years) will headline alongside metalcore tidal wave Polaris, UNFD nu metal lords Ocean Grove, American stoner-blues outfit Radio Moscow and hardcore punks Clowns.
In total, 31 acts have been named on the first announce (scroll down for the full list), with the second announce containing more surprises (so stayed tuned for further updates).
The annual event will also deliver quality burlesque and horror cabaret acts as part of their Freak Show Alley including multiple appearances by The Heart and Dagger Sideshow.
Additional alt-stalls and A-grade food trucks will be added from previous years. Punters are also encouraged to push horror dress limits, with it not uncommon to see zombies, she-devils and monsters walking from stage to stage.
"After a sell out 2017 the decision was made at camp DOW to go large," Dead of Winter Festival organiser Christian Tryhorn says.
"With the addition of The Tivoli and bands such as Frenzal Rhomb, Polaris and Ocean Grove we've tried to provide the best and most economical day of heavy music in Queensland annually.
"We've got some amazing bands to come in the second announce and plans in place to grow the festival exponentially from here on in. Grab your tickets now... will be a cracker."
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The 2018 Dead Of Winter Festival (Brisbane) takes place 7 July.
Dead Of Winter Festival 2018 Line-up
Frenzal Rhomb Polaris Ocean Grove Radio Moscow Clowns Lagerstein Desecrator Osaka Punch Black Rheno Lo! Pagan Flangipanis Dad Religion Blowhard Zeolite She Cries Wolf The Black Swamp The Dead Love Goon on the Rocks Le Suits Sensaii Smoking Martha Being Jane Lane Decryptus Hammers Massic The Heart and Dagger Sideshow The Gutter Birds The Cutaways Dirty Liars Evil Eye