Melbourne nu-metal institution Ocean Grove will host the Fully AMTD festival this Friday, with a line-up featuring Yours Truly, Adult Art Club, Young Lions, Chasing Ghosts, Hevanshe, Squid Nebula, and of course, Ocean Grove.
The festival, which kicks off at Melbourne Pavilion on Friday at 5pm, is a non-profit festival raising funds for Support Act, an Australian charity "providing crisis relief and mental health and wellbeing support to musicians, managers, crew, music workers and organisations across all genres of music". In addition to music, there will be guest speakers including Richie Hardcore, Michelle Hunter, Caleb Williams and Anne Jacobs. The lineup has been curated by Ocean Grove vocalist (and Support Act ambassador) Dale Tanner.
Ocean Grove's Sam Bassal spoke to Australian Guitar last year, revealing his affection for his US Fender TomDeLonge Strat. "It's the best guitar I've ever played," Bassal said. "Even when I’m producing for other bands, I’ll bring that guitar in just to make sure that it’s doing what it needs to be doing. It’s got the one Seymour Duncan Invader and one volume knob, and that’s it."
The full line-up for Fully AMTD:
- Ocean Grove
- Yours Truly
- Young Lions
- Chasing Ghosts
- Squid Nebula
- Adult Art Club (DJ Afterparty set)
- PLUS: Guest speakers Richie Hardcore, Michelle Grace Hunder, Caleb Williams and Anne Jacobs
Tickets are $49.90 and available on Oztix.