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Geelong’s Tent Pole Festival Adds Black Lips, MOD CON & More To Lineup

Geelong’s newest live music event, Tent Pole: A Musical Jamboree, has revealed its complete 2023 lineup. Tent Pole’s first lineup announcement included indie-rock veterans Pavement, Australian rock mainstays Spiderbait and Magic Dirt, Chapter Music punk trio CLAMM, alt-rock outfit Floodlights, US garage duo The Schizophonics and NT rockers Black Rock Band.

The single-day festival will also welcome US garage punk group Black Lips, Texan alt-country performer Charley Crockett, local rock acts MOD CON and The Prize and dream-pop/prog group Sirens.

Black Lips – ‘Lost Angel’

Tent Pole is taking place on Wadawurrung Country at Mt. Duneed Estate on Saturday, 4th March. The festival is a collaboration between A Day On The Green, Love Police and I OH YOU. Headliners, Pavement, will be appearing at Mt. Duneed Estate as part of their long-delayed reunion tour, marking their first shows in Australia since 2010.

In addition to the main stage entertainment, curators Shaun Adams and Kate Berry (the team behind OK Motels) will curate a second stage with a focus on local regional talent and a retro aesthetic. Expect brazen nods to ’70s Australiana. Tickets for Tent Pole: A Musical Jamboree are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

Tent Pole: A Musical Jamboree

  • Black Lips
  • Charley Crockett
  • The Prize
  • Sirens


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

Dates & Venue

  • Saturday, 4th March – Mt. Duneed Estate, Geelong (Wadawurrung Country)

Further Reading

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

Pavement Announce 2023 Australian Headline Tour

Black Lips Announce New Album, Share New Single ‘Gentleman’

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