The return of live music has been bolstered with Spring Loaded music festival returning to the calendar after a successful Queensland launch pre-COVID, with 9 events scheduled nationally throughout 2021.
In a homage to '90's Aussie alternative rock, the line-up reads like a classic Big Day Out bill: Grinspoon, You Am I, Regurgitator, Jebediah, Magic Dirt, Frenzal Rhomb and Custard are just the tip of this rock iceberg.
Set to begin in Sydney in early May, Spring Loaded will then venture to Cairns, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin, Gosford, Wollongong, Perth and at a location (tba) in Victoria in late November.
"It's kinda unavoidable that nostalgia surrounds these shows," Tim Rogers says, "but the past year I've heard new music from most of our friends here that is as vital and visceral as any they've done in the past, which makes these potential shows all the more thrilling.
"Dress up, turn up, muck up!" demands the You Am I frontman.
Other Spring Loaded additions include The Fauves, The Meanies, Tumbleweed, Screamfeeder, Caligula and MC Lindsay 'The Doctor' McDougall.
Grinspoon's Phil Jamieson is just excited to be able to return to a stage. "I'm terribly excited to be playin' with Grinspoon at Spring Loaded. Since FireFight we have barely stepped onto stage, let alone seen each other."
The Spring Loaded festival dates will be held with a commitment to a COVID safe environment. Festival organisers will work closely with and comply with all requirements of the public health authorities in respect of these shows.
If any shows are required to be postponed, a postponement date will be announced and punters will be eligible for a full refund if they are unable to make the new date.
Tickets go on sale 24 March at 10am local time. More information.
Spring Loaded 2021 Tour Dates
Sat 8 May - On The Lawn @ Royal Randwick (Sydney)Sat 12 Jun - Cairns ShowgroundsSat 19 Jun - Sandstone Point Hotel (Brisbane)Sat 26 Jun - Adelaide Entertainment CentreFri 23 Jul - Darwin AmphitheatreSat 16 Oct - Gosford Entertainment Grounds (Central Coast)Sat 23 Oct - Stuart Park (Wollongong)Sat 30 Oct - Red Hill Auditorium (Perth)Sat 27 Nov - Victoria (venue tba)