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Hellnation III First Line-up Announcement Promises Another Newcastle Face Melter
They say that good things come in threes, so it would make sense that the bloke down below would see fit to unleash another HELLNATION on the good people of Newcastle.
After two bone-shaking hit outs in 2022 and 2023, the third iteration of Newy’s mammoth-est punk/rock & roll all-dayer is back for a second 2023 helping of all-killer, no filler tunes across two stages.
Once again, the iconic Lass O’Gowrie Hotel will be the site of this hellish happening and it will all go down from 12pmon Saturday 18 November.
And this time around you can expect one heck of a bill stacked with some of the finest punk and or rock and roll Oz has to offer.
Mere mortals could not cope with the sheer awesomeness of the full lineup, so the folks at HN HQ are giving you the first half led by a trio of heavy hitters – NUNCHUKKA SUPERFLY, TANTICHRIST, and RUST.
And if that wasn’t enough to elicit a “hell yeah”, just take a squiz at the rest of this lineup!
Where’s Jimmy, Australian Beefweek Show, The Glycereens (QLD), The Dark Clouds (Gong), Dog, John Howard, I Hate People, Laura Panic.
When it comes to forces to be reckoned with, you simply can’t go past Nunchukka Superfly.
Formed in the late ‘90s by punk stalwarts Peter ‘Blackie’ Black and Ray Ahn (The Hard Ons), Nunchukka Superfly have cut a sonic swathe with a heady concoction of punk, prog and swirling psych.
Recently welcoming formidable drummer John Banicevicinto the fold, the three pieces’ latest and seventh album Aussie Exorcism (Nah, Mate You Can’t Punch A Ghost)is a massive 19-track document from a band at the height of their powers.
If you’re looking for one of the finest examples of Aussie street rock and roll, you definitely can’t go past Sydney outfit Rust.
Combining a tubthumping Aussie pub rock sound (think The Angels, Rose Tattoo and early AC/DC) with an explosive cocktail of Motorhead and The 4 Skins.
These boys have been delivering their brutal live shows across the globe for more than 17 years – from urban pubs and suburban RSL clubs, to inner-city backstreet punk rock toilets, tours of Europe, the UK, New Zealand and the USA.
Rust are currently riding high off the back of their 2023 long player Double Denim and a Bottle of Bleach and are sure to bring the goods!
Born out of the filth-ridden laneways and sticky-floored dive bars of inner western Sydney, Tantichrist play a high-octane flavour of hook-laden surf punk that’ll get your hips swinging and your ears ringing.
With twisted black humour and a wild, theatrical bent, Tantichrist roleplay all the villains and scumbags of our times against the backdrop of a chaotic and anthemic sonic maelstrom.
With a shedload of band yest to be announced (and maybe one or two devilish surprises), HELLNATION III is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet.
Saturday 18 November
Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, Newcastle
Tickets onsale Wednesday 16 August
First Lineup Drop
AUSTRALIAN BEEFWEEK SHOW
THE DARK CLOUDS
I HATE PEOPLE
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