After rocking its way right around the country last year, the Aussie rock revolution that is Spring Loaded is back for 2023, with its first event (of many) set to shake up Bribie Island’s Sandstone Point Hotel (Queensland) on June 3. Boasting yet another reliably colossal lineup drenched in 90s Aussie alt rock nostalgia, 2023’s incarnation will host a haul of the decade’s most celebrated acts, including Spiderbait, Eskimo Joe, Ratcat, Shihad, Frenzal Rhomb, Magic Dirt, Bodyjar and Screamfeeder.
Tickets to Spring Loaded at Sandstone Point Hotel will go on sale at 10am AEST on Friday 24 February through Ticketmaster and Oztix, with a 48 hour presale kicking off at 10am AEST on Wednesday 22 February.
“What a great lineup, we are so stoked to be headlining, will be awesomely awesome!” says Kram from Spiderbait. “A lot of great memories for us playing with amazing bands like Magic Dirt & Screamfeeder – to have 3 legends like Janet, Adalita and Kellie all on the same show will be brilliant and beautiful, and all the other great bands of brothers as well, we can’t wait!”
Keen to be getting in on the action, Eskimo Joe frontman Kav Temperley explains, “When I see lineups like the upcoming Spring Loaded festival, I get so excited, these are all bands that have influenced our band in a major way, so to be included in this stellar lineup is just such an honour – Spiderbait, Ratcat, Shihad, Frenzal Rhomb, Magic Dirt, Bodyjar and Screamfeeder, seriously, who could ask for more?”
Excited to be back for another round, Magic Dirt’s Adalita enthuses, “We’re mega excited to be rockin’ the Spring Loaded stage again this year. Back with our good mates, back with the awesome fans and ready to rock out! And this time we get to play with one of favourite bands that totally influenced us as kids – RATCAT! We can’t wait!”
The man behind it all, the vibe creator, Empire’s Marc Christowski says, “We are so stoked to announce this first Spring Loaded show for 2023, again we’ve assembled a killer lineup, the bands are pumped and so are we, it’s going to be a non-stop throwback to the good old days of Homebake and the Big Day Out… bring it on!”
Covering all bases, the festival will be bustling with craft beer and an enviable collection of the locale’s cherry-picked food trucks. Spring Loaded is a fully licensed 18+ event, strictly no BYO food or alcohol. The outdoor show will go ahead rain, hail or shine. No tables, tents, sun shelters or umbrellas are permitted, punters are urged to bring ponchos/raincoats and gumboots if rain is forecast. Picnic rugs and low camp chairs are permitted, as are sealed bottles of water, and there will be water refill stations.
VIP tickets will be available for the VIP Bar offering a premium viewing area, exclusive VIP entry, private bar and food area.
Spring Loaded will be making its way around Aus again this year, so keep your eyes peeled and your ear to the ground… or you can just keep up to date on all things Spring Loaded by visiting https://linktr.ee/springloadedfestival
SAT 3 JUNE | SANDSTONE POINT HOTEL, BRIBIE ISLAND | QLD | 18+
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au | 1300 364 001 | All Ticketek Outlets
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
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