The name suggests that Gingerfest is a day full of Fanta, carrots and sunscreen-dipped freckly youngsters going by nicknames like ‘Bluey’. But no, its not about congregating to celebrate the rare yet beautiful MCR1 Gene. Instead, Gingerfest is a straight up, balls out, no reservations, all inclusive punk rock festival held to honour the memory of one of Australia’s most dedicated punk rockers. He just happened to boast a spectacular maine of ginger curls, so Gingerfest it is. Round two is locked in for Saturday December 19th at The Factory Theatre in Sydney.
Who’s playing? Well, Gay Paris will be bringing their raging Dark Arts to the stage for one. The Porkers will have you skanking against your will. Sydney melodic punks Irrelevant will make an anticipated one-off reunion set. Melbourne’s The Sinking Teeth will deliver their customary searing, riffy punk rock. The Hard Aches will be bringing the folky punk rock vibes and the list goes on. Remember The Mad Dash, they haven’t played in forever, but will come out of the shadows for this special occasion. There’s plenty more too, full list below.
The festival organisers put the philosophy of this positive event best themselves, so we’ll leave it to them;
“Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber aka ‘The Ginger Ninja’ dedicated his life to punk rock, so it’s only fair that we dedicate our punk rock festival to his life. Celebrating Nicky’s life through music and this festival is one way we know his memory will live on.”
2014’s inaugural Gingerfest was a raging success. A jam-packed Factory Theatre hosted a party of mammoth proportions across three stages and twenty acts. It was a whole day of good vibes, many beers and much moshing, everybody kindly donating their time to raise much-needed funds for Vision Australia. Proceeds from the 2015 edition will be donated again to Vision Australia and be reinvested into funding future local punk rock events.
Tickets go on sale next Tuesday 6th October from The Factory Theatre website [Here].
Saturday 19th December
The Factory Theatre, Marrickville
The Sinking Teeth
The Mad Dash
The Hard Aches
God God Dammit Dammit
The Ramshackle Army
As well as
Jay & Lindsays Variety Hour