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This weekend there will be a truckload of gigs at The Brisbane Hotel forming The Big Bush Bash.

Starting on Saturday afternoon with market stalls throughout the pub, and anarchist films in the band room provided by Outcry Distro. So grab a bargain and check out some flicks 3-5pm.

Then 5:30-6:30pm the band room will play host to celebrities and forest activists in discussion, games and quiz. It’s kinda like a talk show, a quiz show, a game show. We thought that rather than having celebrities and activists talking about how precious the forests are and how we are working to protect them, instead we’d put them on stage together for an hour of fun. Featuring Ben Potts (Sea Shepherd), Ali Alishah (Still Wild Still Threatened), Bebe Sparkle (Diamonds of Burlesque), Jenny Webber (Huon Valley Environment Centre), Sara Cooper (Cooper Screen Academy), and more…

Saturday nights Big Gig features some great local music, with raucous folk from Lordy Lordy, a healthy dose of funk from Paella Guru and and electro grooves from Danger Trails. Between bands you will be entertained by cabaret acts from The Diamonds of Burlesque, Meredith Cole and The Bearded Lady. 7-10:30pm.
Following on into the wee hours of the night We Love Bass presents Dub in The Pub with DJ Dameza, Lids, Antisound, DJ Secrets, Max Power, plus a live lighting show from VJ Smucklepop. While DJs Nervous Breakdown and Tiny Danzig will spin some rock and cheese in the front bar.

For Sunday you can ease your way back into proceedings with a folk music seedy recovery session 5-8pm in the front bar, which will also include happy hour and bingo 6-8pm and the raffle draw at 8. Folk music is provided by string band Lawson’s Heart, soloists Gareth Davies and Carrion Crow, plus a new folk-punk act The Dead Maggies.

Then to wind everything up, head into the band room for a mosh, as the festival finishes off with a good old fashioned punk gig. Featuring the last ever gig from Social Death Squad, as well as performances from Skun Knees and Will & The Screamin Seniors.

Gig details (all @ The Brisbane Hotel)

Sat 20/4

3-5pm – Market Stalls and Anarchist Films. Donation Entry

5:30-6:30pm – Question Time – Celebrity quiz and games, $10

7-10:30pm – SWST Big Gig, featuring Lordy Lordy, Paella Guru, Danger Trails, The Diamonds of Burlesque, Meredith Cole, The Bearded Lady. $10

11pm-4am – We Love Bass present Dub in The Pub with DJ Dameza, Lids, Antisound, DJ Secrets, Max Power, plus live lighting show from VJ Smucklepop. Donation Entry
Sun 21/4

5-8pm – Lawson’s Heart, The Dead Maggies, Carrion Crow, Gareth Davies. Included rock n roll bingo. Donation Entry

8-10pm – Social Death Squad (last gig), Will & the Screamin Seniors, Skun Knees. $5

A Festival pass can be purchased for $20 allowing access to all SWST Big Bush Bash events.