Cherry Bar is bringing out their favourite band in the world to mark the triumphant return of CherryRock. From Portland Oregon to AC/DC Lane Stoner Rock icons RED FANG will headline the 9th annual CherryRock Street rock n roll festival in AC/DC Lane Melbourne on Sunday 10 May.
It had been feared that the new 108 Flinders Street residential development and Pastuso restaurant at the foot of AC/DC Lane may have spelt the end to the plucky street rock festival, especially after Cherry Bar’s annual November event CherryFest was cancelled last year. Cherry Bar owner and booker James Young explains, “The new residents can just suck it up, but we did have concerns with Pastuso because they are a very popular Peruvian restaurant open 7 days and nights a week. Thankfully David Parker and the guys are really good guys and we came to an ingenious solution. They host their annual staff party on Sunday 10 May and Cherry gives them all free tickets to come to CherryRock015. Bang! Deal done. Turn everything up!”
As usual there will be 2 stages, 13 acts and no clashes. In addition to the monster coup of confirming Red Fang (USA) CherryRock015 will also feature the volcanic sounds of Beastwars (NZ), the girl geetar power of HITS (Bne), Child (Cherry Awards 2014 Act of the Year), the hirsute decibels of F*ck The Fitzroy Doom Scene, The Simpsons-inspired doom rock duo Dr. Colossus, tenth birthday celebrations from My Left Boot and the cut-off denim shorts with ‘tude of Los Hombres Del Diablo (Syd) in a line-up that obviously oozes the heavy stoner rock genre that Melbourne has grown (literally, on faces, heads and backs) to love, nurture and produce.
Lordy Lord, it’s CherryRock015 in AC/DC Lane with Red Fang everybody!
Red Fang, Beastwars, HITS, Child, My Left Boot,
F*ck The Fitzroy Doom Scene, Dr. Colossus,
Los Hombres Del Diablo and more.
Sunday 10 May 12noon to 9.30pm
Cherry Bar and AC/DC Lane Melbourne
13 acts, 2 stages, no clashes
Early Bird Tix $74 (includes booking fee) from www.cherrybar.com.au