A retrospective look back at Hardcore Halloween 2011, what a great show.
Footage thanks to Mitch Pinney.
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Melbourne favourites Hopeless will head through Byron as they take part in a small run of east coast dates before tucking themselves away to record their new album later in the year. Main support will come from Gold Coast rising stars Skyway, who have been making waves in the punk world with their 2011 release Finders Keepers. The remainder of the line up will be made up by Sydney melodic hardcore band Endless Heights, as well as local heavy’s Dead Hand & Gold Coast punks Milestones.
Sunday March 18th
YAC – Byron Bay
All Ages, Drug & Alcohol Free Event
Tickets $15 at the door only
RSVP to the Facebook event here.
Hopeless will embark on a quick East Coast tour in March before disappearing to record and prepare for the release of their new album later in the year. Since having released their debut album Dear World in 2009, the band has conquered Australia, playing countless tours and playing supports to some of the worlds biggest names in alternative music such as A Day To Remember and Parkway Drive. The band has started the process of writing for a highly anticipated new release, the line up is slightly different but the attitude is the same and these shows will mark the final time many of the Dear World and Human songs are played live. Hopeless bring to the stage a passion unmatched, whether it is the first time or hundredth time seeing them, these shows are not to be missed.
Supporting Hopeless on this run will be Sydney’s Endless Heights. A band who has exploded onto the scene with the release of their second EP Dream Strong, the band continues to go from strength to strength. Their melodic sensibilities and always hopeful and positive outlook winning over audiences one at a time; Endless Heights are the new generation.
Hopeless w/Endless Heights
Sunday March 18th, Byron YAC – All Ages
Doors 6pm, $15 at the door
Supports to be announced
The guys over at Blunt Magazine recently caught up with Oscar from 50 Lions, Jase from Hopeless & Ryan from Fires Of Waco in the form of a few small Q & A interviews. The mag grilled the guys on band news plus how keen each of them were to be playing the Halloween show this year.
You can go read the interviews over at the Blunt website here.
Blunt Magazine, KILLYOURSTEREO.COM & Byron Bay Hardcore present..
Hardcore Halloween 2011
50 Lions, In Hearts Wake, Hopeless, Relentless, Ghost Town, Fires Of Waco & Deceiver
With the absence of annual Hardcore & Punk events in the area in recent years, Hardcore Halloween will step it up in 2011 to display some of the finest artists currently on offer in the genre.
On the back of yet another successful European jaunt, 50 Lions will make a seasoned return to headline Hardcore Halloween. In 2009 the band firmly established themselves at the forefront of the Australian scene with ‘Where Life Expires’. Having since continued their run of solid releases and extensive touring the world over, the band will bring back their intense live performance to the event this year.
Main supports will include local metal dudes In Hearts Wake as well as Melbourne’s Hopeless. In Hearts Wake have cut their teeth playing shows in the area since 2006 and have since come into their own gaining a strong local following, landing impressive supports slots as well as showing a strong touring ethic. Hopeless have not slowed in proving themselves to be Melbourne’s most exciting hardcore export in recent years, with this year seeing the band finishing up an inaugural European tour. Showing an impressive touring history with several solid releases under their belt and another in the works, Hopeless will make the trip north to perform exclusively at Hardcore Halloween.
Not content with destroying venues in their own backyard, Sydney’s Relentless have endeavoured to tour as much as possible and in doing so have landed firmly at the top of the new generation of Hardcore bands emerging from their area. After a quiet 2011, Ghost Town will return to play Hardcore Halloween to show why they are still the most exciting band to emerge from the Gold Coast area in recent years. Rounding out the line up are Brisbane’s latest and greatest punk sensation Fires Of Waco as well as heavier up and coming north coast outfit, Deceiver.
Now in it’s 6th year with past line-ups including bands such as Parkway Drive & Carpathian, the event continues to grow confirming itself as a staple in both the Byron & surrounding areas. With a venue upgrade and a boosted line up, this proves to be the most exciting year yet. For the first time Byron Bay Hardcore will work with charity aid organisation ‘100 Shows For Haiti’, pledging $3 from every ticket sold to the cause.
Sunday October 30th – Byron Bay High School (Bangalow Rd. Byron Bay)
Tickets $20 available at the door only
Doors open 5pm
All Ages, Drug & Alcohol Free Event