Coming off the back of a sold-out debut year, Sydney’s most talked about, not on trend inner-westival Old Mate’s Block Party is back for a second romp in the hay, returning next year with a self-proclaimed lineup of sick cunts.
The grassroots bash, curated by Sydney Americana doom fuzz peddlers and larrikin dickboys The Lockhearts (who’ll also be headlining the night), will have its 2017 bill moistened by Melbournian art-rockers The Stiffys, Sydney discopunks Borneo, plus The Persian Drugs, Private Function, Uptown Ace, Twin Fires and “heaps more sick cunts”.
“These artists have been hand picked by us, they’re not just our favourite local bands but some of our favourite bands full stop,” The Lockhearts crew say in a statement. “Think of this festival as our mix-tape to you.”
The band, who recently inked a worldwide record deal with the Golden Robot label, have been outspoken about the girth of talent currently thriving in Sydney’s cultural underbelly, spruiking an optimistic alternative narrative to the prevailing tale of doom and gloom that’s unfolded in the wake of the NSW liberal government’s lockout laws and the countless live music venues that have bitten the dust in their wake.
And it’s not only a showcase of local music, but local everything. The band are stoked to welcome back Newtown’s Bloodwood as the event’s official food vendor, Cooper’s as official thirst quencher and a brand new sponsor in the inner-wests finest donut providore, Grumpy Donuts.
Talk about a hole in one.
Old Mate’s has been tee’d up to go down on Saturday, 28th January at the Factory in Marrickville.
Catch the full lineup and ticketing details below.
Watch: The Lockhearts – ‘Low’
Old Mate’s Block Party 2017 Lineup
Kvlts Of Vice
The Bitter Sweethearts
Wolves In Fashion
The Sweet Jelly Rolls
The Persian Drugs
Saturday, 28th January 2017
The Factory Theatre, Marrickville
Tickets: Factory Theatre