The biggest suburban shindig of the year is back on Sunday 4 November and this time it’s better than ever. For one day only, across two glorious stages at the Preston-Reservoir Bowls Club, over 15 of Reservoir’s best local bands, dance troupes, poets and performers will throw down sounds that get the whole of Melbourne’s inner north rocking. With acts such as ADALITA, KUTCHA EDWARDS and SUGAR FED LEOPARDS, you’d think that’d be enough to put the batter on your potato cake – BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA are bringing the sounds of 1970s Nigerian afro-beat direct to Reservoir to give the suburb a kick in the dancing pants. Their ARIA-nominated album Do Anything Go Anywhere saw them blast onto the Australian music scene in 2011. Since then they’ve put out a heap of EPs on HopeStreet Recordings and performed at the MCG for the AFL Multicultural Round, Byron Bay Blues Festival, WOMADelaide and other top national music events.
DRAUGHT DODGERS (FEAT. TIM ROGERS) true story: Tim Rogers (You Am I) and his band actually asked if they could perform at the Stomp. They may have even begged a little. Luckily the answer was “Yes”. Since 2016, they’ve gigged around Australia alongside the likes of the Hoodoo Gurus, Dallas Crane, the Supersuckers (USA) and You Am I. Expect a set of whirlwind guitars, V8 fuelled backbeats and electrified hip shakin’ swagger.
OUTER URBAN CREW are a performing arts company giving young, disadvantaged youth from the outer northern suburbs a voice. This year the Stomp will showcase female artists from their rap/writing stream including 17 year old wordsmith, Nia, 14 year old rapid-freestyler, Felicity Electricity and 16 year old rap artist, Naomi along with Outer Urban Projects R-Fam dance crew from Reservoir High.
SMALL TOWN ROMANCE Jim Arneman is the grandson of Slim Dusty. Flora Smith grew up in a household filled with Irish music and opera. In 2016 they pooled their influences and formed a killer country music band. Their debut album was nominated for Best Country Album in the Music Victoria Awards and Best New Talent at CMAA’s Golden Guitar Awards. They’ve performed to sold-out audiences alongside Don Walker, Jordie Lane, The Davidson Brothers and Eileen Jewell.
REZZA RECORD FAIR hosted by Kasumen Records, the inaugural Rezza Record Fair will bring together some of the best local sellers of new, secondhand and collectible vinyl. Whether you’re after a lost classic, an elusive rarity or a pristine new pressing there’ll be thousands of LPs to dig through while you’re being serenaded by the great acts we’ve mentioned above….and many, many more.
From midday, Sunday 4 November
Preston-Reservoir Bowls Club
Tickets on sale from 17 September
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