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Karnivool To Headline Inaugural Monolith Festival In 2022

Destroy All Lines have announced the lineup for a new festival they’re calling Monolith, which will take place along the east coast and in Perth in August and September 2022. The bill is headed up by two Australian prog rock veterans – Karnivool and COG, who’ll be sharing a stage together for the first time in 17 years.

While the former haven’t released a new album since 2013’s Asymmetry, they hinted back in 2019 that album four was on the way, so it doesn’t seem outrageous that they might take the opportunity to road-test some fresh material. COG, meanwhile, have released a string of singles since their return in 2016, most recently 2020’s ‘Open Up’.

Karnivool – ‘All I Know’

Elsewhere on the lineup are Melbourne nu-metal outfit Ocean Grove, guitar wizard Plini and post-rockers sleepmakeswaves, with the bill rounded out by Reliqa and Yomi Ship.

The festival tour will take place across four outdoor venues, kicking off at Eatons Hill Outdoors in Brisbane on Saturday, 13th August. Monolith moves to Bella Vista Farm in Sydney on Saturday, 20th August, before Melbourne’s PICA on Saturday, 27th August and the Red Hill Auditorium in Perth on Saturday, 17th September.

Monolith Festival 2022

  • Karnivool
  • COG
  • Ocean Grove
  • Plini
  • sleepmakeswaves
  • Reliqa
  • Yomi Ship

Date and Venues

  • Saturday, 13th August – Eatons Hill Outdoors, Brisbane
  • Saturday, 20th August – Bella Vista Farm, Sydney
  • Saturday, 27th August – PICA, Melbourne
  • Saturday, 17th September – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth

Tickets on sale now.

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