The Rock’n’Roll Festival for Rock’n’Rollers!!!

It runs from 29th to 30th of October 2022, with Penny and band appearing on Saturday 29th October. Do The Pop will be held at Port Campbell Hotel (take the Great Ocean Road to Port Campbell), 40 Lord Street, Port Campbell VIC 3269.

EDIT: Do The Pop is the new two-day rock n roll music festival taking over the Port Campbell Hotel this October.

The colourful and lively seaside village of Port Campbell is about to become an electrifying hub for music lovers this October with a brand-new music festival, Do The Pop.

Curated entirely by the members of Melbourne band Grindhouse, Do The Pop (an ode to the 1978 single from Radio Birdman) will send the humble Great Ocean Road town into a high-octane frenzy with a celebration that’s designed to strike at the heart of Australian independent rock’n’roll, while also boasting an international flavour as well.

More than 40 stunning Rock’n’Roll bands will take to the stage at Port Campbell Hotel in Port Campbell. The festival takes place over two days – October 29 and October 30 – and tickets are on sale now.

Leading the lineup is STÖNER (USA), the newest project from former members of Kyuss (the most influential Desert Rock band of all time), Queens of the Stone Age and other prime desert rock forerunners. Comprising Brant Bjork (guitar/vocals), Nick Oliveri (bass/vocals) and Ryan Gut (drums), these guys have become a formidable force of stoner rock. Both Penny Ikinger and Nick Oliveri made a guest appearance on vocals for the track “Tasmaniacal” from the band Plantopia. You can check it out here:

Joining Stöner, young Melbourne punk trio CLAMM also leads the lineup following their UK and European tour in support of their forthcoming second album Care.

Five-piece Melbourne garage mainstays Civic also take on headliner duties for Do The Pop this October. Civic has been one of the most impressive, and successful, garage acts to come out of Melbourne over the past few years. With their old-school rock n roll punk aesthetic, they call on the Proto Punk Rock sounds of the Saints and Radio Birdman.

Speaking of Radio Birdman, The New Christs also join the lineup for the inaugural Do The Pop festival. This band surely needs no introduction, featuring three members from the renowned Sydney punk band including the Godfather of Australian proto-punk Rob Younger. They haven’t played in over three years so this will be a baptism of fire.

Hoss, the brutal rock’n’roll juggernaut fronted by Joel Silbersher (GOD), Scott Bailey on bass and Dean Muller on drums (COSMIC PSYCHOS), and WA heavy rockers Seawitch, fronted by Def FX legend Fiona Horne also join the raucous festivities.

Penny Ikinger Band – From joining the Wet Taxis as guitarist in the early 80’s to touring with Radio Birdman’s Deniz Tek in Japan, Penny has built an amazing body of work as an independent solo artist. Don’t miss this chance to catch her and her amazing band at DO THE POP!!!

Rounding out the monumental beast that is the Do The Pop lineup includes festival organisers themselves Grindhouse, Bitter Sweet Kicks, Full Tone Generator, Rockafella, Chimers, Blowers, Mario Lalli and the Rubber Snake Charmers, Juliette Seizure and the Tremor Dolls, The Wardens, The Monaros, Electric Purrs, Watty Thompson, The Fck Ups, The Stripp, and Sacremento Sweaters, with more to be announced.

This selection of bands has been carefully curated by Grindhouse, a garage rock’n’roll band who have forged themselves a reputation with influences from Australian production cars and a high octane proto punk sound.

“[The festival features] a selection of bands that have influenced us; bands we love as friends, have played with and admire,” the band said.

“Bands that have added to the rich tapestry we still constantly draw on as musicians, punters and Australian music lovers!!!

DATE: Saturday 29 October 2022 12:00 PM

– Sunday 30 October 2022 11:00 PM (UTC+10)