New Music Festival Announced Headlined By Pavement – Tent Pole: A Musical Jamboree

Welcome to Tent Pole: A Musical Jamboree! Twelve acts. Two stages. And a no-holds-barred attack on your aural senses. Come for the music, stay for the experience.

Tent Pole: A Musical Jamboree will turn the festival experience on its head with a line-up curated for maximum enjoyment over two stages, with the inaugural event taking place at Geelong’s Mt Duneed Estate on their newly developed Top Paddock site on Saturday 4 March.

More than just the music, it’s a cross-generational, neo-nostalgic celebration and gathering for like-minded music, art and culture lovers; the weird, the wonderful, the outsiders and everyone in between. Remembering, discovering and absorbing. All-inclusive and accessible. All senses catered for. All sensations welcome.

Influential and iconic US indie heroes PAVEMENT return to Australia to headline and christen the ground-breaking, fan-friendly new musical gathering, Tent Pole: A Musical Jamboree.

One of the most popular bands to come out of the American underground in the last three decades, PAVEMENT who last toured Australia in 2010, will feature the unbeatable line-up of Stephen Malkmus, Scott ‘Spiral Stairs’ Kannberg, Mark Ibold, Bob Nastanovich and Steve West.

The band have just celebrated the 30th anniversary of their seminal 1992 debut album Slanted and Enchanted, a timeless record that not only changed indie music but one that continues to inspire musicians to this day.

Joining PAVEMENT will be indie-rock royalty SPIDERBAIT, legendary Geelong locals MAGIC DIRT, alt-pop-rock faves FLOODLIGHTS, San Diego rock’n’soulers THE SCHIZOPHONICS, NT rockers BLACK ROCK BAND and punk trio CLAMM, with more acts to be revealed soon.

Tent Pole is the first collaboration between Roundhouse Entertainment (the team behind Australia’s iconic outdoor summer concert series a day on the green), Love Police (led by music maverick Brian ‘BT’ Taranto, promoter of excellent international tours Out On The Weekend & Boogie, merch guru, book publisher and record label wiz) and Johann Ponniah, founder of I OH YOU (home to one of the country’s most successful independent record labels). They are combining their decades of expertise in booking the finest bands from all over the globe to give music fans the ultimate experience.

And in a celebration of art, music and retro road trips, OK Motels will take over the second stage, curating a line-up featuring Geelong’s own MAGIC DIRT, indie pop-rockers FLOODLIGHTS, as well as US garage duo THE SCHIZOPHONICS, hailed by Spotify as the “wildest live band in America”. Embracing their unique love of all-things local, rural and retro, and with a nostalgic nod to the ’70s – Kate Berry, the founder and photographer behind everyone’s favourite Instagram account – with Shaun Adams, will produce a very OK program celebrating music, nostalgia and the great Aussie road trek.

Prepare for iconic, indie, lo-fi, hi-fi, post-punk, alternative, renegade rock across two stages. Celebrating an eclectic mix of artists, while showcasing a musically diverse mix of seminal and highly influential international and Aussie acts, as well as local, up-and-coming and emerging artists. So magnificent, it will take two stages to contain them all! Arrive early and discover your next favourite band!

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 21 September at 1.00pm local time from Ticketmaster, with a day on the green, AAMI and Love Police members’ pre-sale beginning Monday 19 September.

With a bill bursting with revered, respected and rising stars, and a strictly limited capacity, don’t miss the opportunity to get your early bird tickets for just *$149.90.

Roundhouse Entertainment Director Michael Newton said, “After 21 years and nearly 500 shows, it’s exciting to launch a new event to complement the a day on the green experience. It’s been fantastic to curate a smaller boutique event with BT and Johann. The Zoom calls have been fun so far. Mt Duneed Estate is a great site, and with more bands to come we look forward to firmly stamping Tent Pole as a mainstay on the Victorian festival calendar for many years to come.”

BT of Love Police, said, “Let’s go back to those gold soundz with Pavement on the Surf Coast and a bunch of other sweet acts we wanna see. That sounds pretty good. Let’s call it Tent Pole and deliver a sweet event with a lovin’ team who all bring good shit to the scene. See ya in March.”

Upon reading the first draft of this press release, I OH YOU’s Johann Ponniah said “… well, how do you follow that?! See ya at the Top Paddock!”

Sign up here for membership details and updates on the full Tent Pole experience, including further line-up announcements, and full food and beverage details.

TENT POLE: A MUSICAL JAMBOREE. Moments of magic to excite all palates.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 21 September at 1.00pm local time from Ticketmaster.


Via AAMI Events and Experiences
Runs from: Monday 19 September, 12.00pm local time for 48 hours
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

Runs from: Monday 19 September, 12.00pm local time for 48 hours
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

Via Ticketmaster
Runs from: Monday 19 September, 12.00pm local time for 48 hours
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

Via Ticketmaster
Runs from: Tuesday 20 September, 1.00pm local time for 23 hours
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

Tickets on sale Wednesday 21 September at 1.00pm local time
From Ticketmaster & 136 100

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