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Pavement, Spiderbait & More to Play Tent Pole, Geelong’s Musical Jamboree

Geelong will play host to a new music festival next year, with Tent Pole to descend on the Victorian port city in March 2023. Described as “a musical jamboree”, the single-day event will take place at Mt Duneed Estate on Saturday, 4th March.

The inaugural edition of Tent Pole is headlined by US indie-rock veterans Pavement, whose appearance occurs as part of their long-delayed reunion tour, and will be one of their first Australian shows since 2010. The bill also features a handful of Australian rock mainstays, including Spiderbait and Geelong locals Magic Dirt.

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The first lineup announcement for Tent Pole is rounded out by contemporary alt-rock outfit Floodlights, US garage duo The Schizophonics, NT rockers Black Rock Band, and punk trio Clamm. Organisers have promised that more names will be added to the bill in the coming months.

Tent Pole is a collaboration between Roundhouse Entertainment (A Day On The Green), Love Police (Out On The Weekend and Boogie), and Johann Ponniah (I Oh You). “After 21 years and nearly 500 shows, it’s exciting to launch a new event to complement the A Day On The Green experience,” said Roundhouse Entertainment director Michael Newton in a statement. “It’s been fantastic to curate a smaller boutique event with BT and Johann.

“The Zoom calls have been fun so far. Mt Duneed Estate is a great site, and with more bands to come we look forward to firmly stamping Tent Pole as a mainstay on the Victorian festival calendar for many years to come.”

Tent Pole: A Musical Jamboree

  • Pavement
  • Spiderbait
  • Magic Dirt
  • Floodlights
  • The Schizophonics
  • Black Rock Band
  • Clamm

Dates & Venue

  • Saturday, 4th March, 2023 – Mt Duneed Estate, Wadawurrung/Geelong, VIC

Tickets on sale 21st September.

Further Reading

Pavement Share Previously Unreleased ‘Terror Twilight’ Rarity

Why Aus Rock Darlings Magic Dirt Are Happy To Keep Playing The Hits

Love Letter to a Record: Spiderbait on Jeff Wayne’s ‘The War of the Worlds’

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