Hardcore fans set to rock at new metal festival
GLADSTONE'S punk fans are in for a treat with the announcement of an all-ages, heavy metal festival in October.
Harbourtown Throwdown is the first of its kind and will be held at the Grand Hotel on October 4 from 3pm.
With acts such as Wish For Wings, Darkc3ll, Bound For Ruin, DrawCard, Satellites, Red in Tooth, Animal Throwdown and many more, it's sure to be a day of hardcore rocking.
Acoustic bands will also perform on the small stage to mix it up, catering to people with different tastes.
It's all in co-event organiser Nathan Bedford's plan to increase the amount of music offered in Gladstone.
"The more bands that come through Gladstone, and have a good time, the more that will continue," he said.
"We need to support the smaller touring acts though too - not just the Illys and Pete Murrays. If we can build a thriving, live original music scene you'll find more little events will happen more frequently."
Tickets to the festival are $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. An ID is essential for 18+ drinkers.
Check out Thursday's Pulse section in The Observer for a story with Wish For Wings guitarist Aaron Spinks.