QLD's longest running heavy music and arts festival Dead of Winter has this week dropped it's biggest fest timetable yet, naming 65 acts across six stages in what will be a massive day for fans of the harder edge.

Celebrating ten years since its inception, every aspect of the much-loved and independent annual has been upgraded in 2019, bringing punters the largest DOW bill ever assembled with an additional major stage added in The Tivoli's carpark along with partial street closure.

After sold out 2017 and 2018 events, both scoring a 94% satisfaction rate amongst attendees, this year's edition features prog headliners COG, big ticket festival acts such as Mammal28 days and Bodyjar, the brutality of Disentomb, Aversions Crown and A Night in Texas, Australian scene favourites Voyager, The Omnific, Truth Coroded, Bare Bones and The Go Set plus local veteran HITS, Flangipanis, Blowhard and many more in what will be a ridiculously solid day of entertainment and one of the best independent lineups to ever assemble in Brisbane.

Ex Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri will team up with an all-star band of Brisbane talent including Luke Williams of Dead Letter Circus, Tony Randall ex-The Butterfly Effect, Christian Tryhorn of The Black Armada/Transvaal Diamond Syndicate and Zed Charles of The Royal Artillery in what will be one of the sets of the festival under the aptly titled name 'Kyuss Dies!'.  International artists also feature heavily in this year's Dead of Winter with "the most dangerous band in the world" Russian punks Svetlanas, Israeli power duo Elephant Hive, Singapore heavy outfit Truth Be Known, New Zealand Inudstrial/Dubstep act Kaosis and the epic heaviness of Beastwars (also NZ) all making the trip downwinder.

Iconic Brisbane venues The Tivoli and Jubliee Hotel will be transformed into heavy music and horror fantasy-lands filled with outer-worldly visual effects, dark art displays and kinky sideshows with doors opening at 12.00pm and crowds expected of over 3000 people.  Ticket entry is through the main gates at The Tivoli.

Dead of Winter Festival Creative Director 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."

The themed undertaking, a massive feat for three independent local Brisbane promoters, is never one to focus purely on the music however, with planned undead burlesque performances, freak-show sideshows, themed market stalls, tasty 5 star food trucks, VIP bar experiences and more general insanity than you can poke a severed arm at.  Australia’s best SFX makeup artists will face off against each other in what has become an annual competition, wheelchair accessibility and punter safety has also been improved with upgraded entry points and the installation of water stations and can recycling.  

The Dead of Winter returns to Brisbane on Saturday July 13 across numerous stages at The Tivoli and Jubilee Hotel in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.  General and VIP Experience tickets are available through Oztix and Ticketmaster with full festival information and ticket links at The Dead Of Winter.

Dead of Winter is proudly presented by Beats Cartel, Dead Entertainment, Supercrazy and Fireball Whisky with help from Young Henrys, Beserk, Hysteria Mag, Via Studios, Riffs and Licks Music, Scenestr, 4ZZZ and The Drum Cartel.