Annual heavy festival DEAD OF WINTER returns to haunt punters once again on Saturday July 13 in Brisbane, adding new shocks, surprises and stages to a massive first lineup announce, premiering today through Hysteria Mag.
Celebrating ten years since Dead of Winter began, every aspect of the much-loved and independent annual festival will be levelled up in 2019, bringing punters the largest bill ever assembled across The Tivoli precinct and The Jubilee Hotel complex.
After sold out 2017 and 2018 events, 2019 will be no different, with the festival today dropping it's first announce which includes prog heavyweights COG, live show kings Mammal, Punk royalty Bodyjar and 28 Days along with QOTSA's Nick Oliveri, heavy lords Aversions Crown, Perth's Voyager, Russian punk outfit Svetlanas, Israel's Elephant Hive and many more. 29 acts have been named on the first announce, with the soon-to-be-released second announce containing more surprises.
This years festival, scoring a 94% satisfaction rate amongst 2018 attendees, is all set to shock and inspire as The Tivoli and Jubilee Hotels are transformed into heavy music and horror fantasy-lands with outer worldly visual effects, dark art displays and kinky sideshows. The zombie army will be out in force as per usual, road-blocking the valley, with punters encouraged to dress up in horror-fuelled outfits to win prizes on the day. The 2019 event sees Australia’s best SFX makeup artists facing off against each other, improved wheelchair accessibility and the installation of water stations and can recycling. A host of award winning 5 star food trucks will also be wheeled in to cater to the hungry hordes.
Dead of Winter Festival Creative Director Christian Tryhorn says of this year's offering "The growth of heavy music and in turn Dead of Winter festival over the last few years has been astounding. What, only 3 years ago, was a 1200 cap single-venue event is now a 4000 cap Australian mainstay and one of the largest gatherings of heavy bands in the country. We're all stoked to be bringing Brisbane a mighty fine lineup once again and keen to see DOW sell out as it moves from strength to strength on the back of solid local and national support."