Brisbane's beloved mecca of all things heavy and dark — the Dead Of Winter Festival — returns to the Jubilee Hotel this July after a year away, and its organisers have gathered a diverse and delicious line-up of local and interstate legends — including intergenerational Melbourne institutions The Bennies and The Meanies — to rock the stalwart Valley venue to its core.

Also flying/driving in for the festivities will be fellow Victorians Whoretopsy, Hollow World, and La Bastard as well as Sydney's Black Rheno and Adelaide's Truth Corroded, along with a raft of seriously awesome Queensland acts, including a reunion show for Brisbane metal vets Hollow plus appearances from the Sunshine Coast's Transvaal Diamond Syndicate and Hobo Magic, the Gold Coast's Being Jane Lane, Tesla Coils and The Molotov and a string of hometown heroes such as Flangipanis, She Cries Wolf, Smoking Martha, Walken, Some Jerks, FAT, The Black Swamp, Swamp Gully Howlers, Mammoth and The Cutaways.

Rockhampton outfit A.M.P will also make the trip down for the festival, as regional competition winners, with the Chevron Showgirls bringing their Heart & Dagger Sideshow along for good measure.

The festival will stretch across all of the Jubilee's bars, plus feature stages in the upstairs nightclub and in the car park and beer garden. There will also be the usual side attractions, including horror flicks and themed night markets. 

Having started in 2009, Dead Of Winter has been a (near) annual event designed to showcase some wonderfully eclectic Aussie talent, boasting a strong focus on diversity and gender equality. This year's big return is shaping up to be an utterly massive affair on all fronts, so if it's your sort of scene, you'll definitely want to be a part of the festivities.

The 2017 Dead Of Winter Festival will be held at the Jubilee Hotel on Saturday 29 July.

Strictly limited early-bird tickets are available now via Oztix — head to theGuide for more information.

Dead Of Winter Festival 2017 — Line-up

The Bennies
The Meanies
Truth Corroded
Hollow World
Black Rheno
Transvaal Diamond Syndicate
Hobo Magic
She Cries Wolf
La Bastard
Smoking Martha
Some Jerks
The Black Swamp
Being Jane Lane
Tesla Coils
Swamp Gully Howlers
The Cutaways
The Molotov
The Heart & Dagger Sideshow

The Black Dahlia Murder + Putrid Pile + Whoretopsy + Unravel
Manning Bar, Camperdown
Benny Mayhem + The Flangipanis
Fat Louie's, Brisbane
The Black Dahlia Murder + Putrid Pile + Whoretopsy + Unravel
Corner Hotel, Richmond
Metal of Honor feat.
Chardons Corner Hotel, Annerley
Smoking Martha
Frankie's Pizza By The Slice, Sydney
Topnovil + The Flangipanis + Skinpin + T.R.S. + Colytons + The Sellouts + No Idea + I Am Duckeye + Strawberry Fist Cake + Punch The Clown + Australian Kingswood Factory + Wot Rot + The Half Pints + Dixon Cider + Joe Guiton & The Suicide Tuesdays + Liquor Snatch + Cruntburgers + The Shadow League + 12fu + The Krunchy Om-Let Experience + Matty G & His Magical Anvil
The Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick
Roo's Live Experience 1st Birthday Show with
New Globe Theatre, Fortitude Valley
Smoking Martha
Miranda RSL, Miranda
Smoking Martha
The Zoo, Fortitude Valley
Smoking Martha
Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East
Smoking Martha
The Loft, Warrnambool
Blackmass III feat.
Crowbar, Fortitude Valley
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Teen Spirit - A Tribute to Nirvana feat.
The Triffid, Newstead
Smoking Martha
Kubu Studio, Geelong
Clowns + Night Birds + Shutup Shutup Shutup + The Cutaways
The Zoo, Fortitude Valley
Strawberry Fist Cake + The Flangipanis
New Globe Theatre, Fortitude Valley
Smoking Martha
Eddies Grub House, Coolangatta
Winter Warmer Festival feat.
Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton
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Dead Of Winter Festival ft.
Jubilee Hotel, Fortitude Valley
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