Dear scene kids of Melbourne,
You are formally invited to attend a Masquerade Ball featuring some very awesome live bands going down this Saturday night at Bourke Street’s Bang! nightclub.
The weekly punk, rock and metalcore party is trading in its scuffed Vans and ripped jeans to get dolled up to the nines for a special night of live music, carnival-esque theatrics and general fancy-shmanciness, headlined by a collective of local scene musos playing a set of Panic! At The Disco covers.
“So, you chimed in with ‘haven’t you people ever heard of… throwing a god damn ball?’,” organisers write on the official Facebook event.
They’re pulling out all the stops for the big masked bash, providing free fairy floss, popcorn & masks, plus live burlesque, ‘sideshows’ and carnival games.
Also performing on the night will be Melbourne post-hardcore kids The Vestige, local pop-punks Satellites & Stereos and Sydney alt-rockers RedHook (say a band’s name at the door for cheaper entry).
Plus, there’ll be the usual drink specials and guest DJ NikelodeN spinning tracks in the Rave Cave.
Just be careful you Zorros and Zorr-ettes don’t have a Gossip Girl moment and accidentally make out with the wrong hottie.
Your GF/BF probs won’t be too happy.
It comes the week before Bang!’s big all-star Chester Bennington tribute and metal health fundraiser goes down.
Catch all the details below.
Bang! Masquerade Ball Lineup
Panic! At The Disco Cover Band
Satellites & Stereos
Bang! Masquerade Ball
Saturday, 26th August