Thursday, 01 August 2013 09:58

4 Walls Double Pass

Youth Music Industries presents 4 Walls Festival, a showcase of Brisbane’s finest young talent, at the Queensland Academy of Creative Industries this Saturday August 3.

Cub Scouts, Jeremy Neale, Pigeon, Go Violets, Emerson Snowe, Tourism, Tundra, Stephen Smith, Wilderness, Twin Haus, The Red Lights, Wafia Al-Rikabi, Sleepy Circus, The Good Sports, Surfer Cats, Tori Lee, Sahara Beck and more will all perform on the day.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013 14:50

4 Walls: Brisbane's Sound

4 Walls festival is back for a fourth year, showcasing more young Brisbane acts than ever before.

“I think it’s grown a lot in terms of bands,” event organiser Gonzalo Rodrino says. “There's almost double the amount of bands this year compared to the first year. I think there's 40 bands this year so it's grown in that aspect but it's sort of become like a yearly event for the youth in Queensland. I feel like there's not many like it. There's a few, there's Valley Vibes and stuff but I think this has more of a culture and a crowd. It has the same kind of crowd and similar styles of music and it really has all the bands that are buzzing at the moment in Brisbane.

“That was one of the main ideas at the start of doing the festival. To give bands the opportunity to get festival experience and actually the chance to play with headliners so they can get a bit more credibility. ’Cause I know that a lot of the time to get to play at a festival you need festival experience and I guess that was the aim of 4 Walls to give high school bands a chance to play with big bands so once they're 18 or once they're out of high school they have that reputation.”

Not always regarded as the cultural mecca of Australia, Gonzalo can't understand why Brisbane doesn’t have a better reputation for the talent it produces.

“I think the talent we have is the best in Australia. I don't understand why we don’t have that reputation when all these great bands are coming out of Brisbane every year. Internationally, I think our music is probably more original, and I know that California has that Californian sound and they've got that west coast sound. But I think Brisbane has a sound. I don't think Sydney or Melbourne have a sound. But yeah, it’s really identifiable.”

Gonzalo wants you to come to 4 Walls even if you only know a couple acts on the bill.

“Come along! You can't really complain about it being expensive because it's not and there's a lot of young bands people don't know about but that doesn't mean people shouldn't come along and check it out anyway. That's the whole point of the festival.”

4 Walls takes place at Qld Academy of Creative Industries August 3.

Published in Rock
Friday, 15 June 2012 14:31

4 Walls Festival Announces 2012 Lineup

Now in its third year, Brisbane's all-ages 4 Walls Festival is set to offer up three stages and eight hours of non-stop music across a massive variety of genres. In previous years, the event has spotlighted acts like Matt Corby and Last Dinosaurs, and this installment hasn't skipped a beat.

The 2012 lineup is headlined by folkies The Paper Kites, exhilarating rockers The Medics, garage heroes Millions, indie poppers Cub Scouts, party starters The Belligerents and GC rockers Fairchild Republic.

The full lineup includes:

The Paper Kites
The Medics
Cub Scouts
The Belligerents
Fairchild Republic
Stu Larsen
Stephen Smith
Red Revolver
The Decider
Hannah Karydas
Bandito Folk
The Vernons
Payne Rd
Moonshine Sally

4 Walls Festival will be held at the Queensland Academy of Creative Industries (in the heart of Kelvin Grove's urban village) on Saturday August 4. Tickets go on sale this Monday June 18 from
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