Arcobar’s Rock The Lawn is the biggest music festival to hit Heatherton
24.02.2021

Arcobar’s Rock The Lawn is the biggest music festival to hit Heatherton

The Badloves
Words by Tom Williams

The festival presents an eclectic mix of musos across an afternoon of entertainment.

Heatherton in Melbourne’s south-east is set to be rocked harder than ever before when The Badloves lead a stacked lineup for Rock The Lawn on Sunday March 21.

Going down at emerging live music venue Arcobar, the ’90s legends will be joined by the likes of Tusk, King Canyon, Phil Ceberano, Russell Robertson and Khristian Mizzi for the show. Coodabeens legend Greg Champion will be on MC duties.

What you need to know

  • The Badloves lead the lineup hitting Arcobar’s Rock The Lawn on Sunday March 21
  • Other names on the bill include Tusk, King Canyon, Phil Ceberano and more
  • Rock The Lawn is set to be the biggest music festival to hit Heatherton

Keep up with the latest festival news here

Headlining Rock The Lawn, soul-rock icons The Badloves will be using the festival as a jumpstart for their upcoming national tour. Released in 1993, The Badloves’ debut album Get On Board garnered three ARIA awards and spent an astonishing 69 weeks in the Aussie charts.

Get On Board has just been given a vinyl reissue, but behind The Badloves’ 2020 single ‘Tribal’ and a forthcoming LP set for release later in the year, the band’s eyes are firmly geared toward the future.

Fleetwood Mac tribute band Tusk will be providing plenty of nostalgia when they take the stage for Rock The Lawn. Reinvigorating the stage presence of the legendary group, Tusk will be sure to summon all the classic hits we’ve come to know and love from the band, whether it be ‘Dreams’, ‘Gypsy’, ‘Everywhere’, ‘Rhiannon’, or whatever else they can capably muster.

Former The Voice contestant Jimmy Cupples and guitarist James Ryan bring their combined talents to Rock The Lawn as King Canyon. Releasing a host of singles between August and November 2020, the pair will showcase their rapidly growing catalogue of rich, guitar-driven anthems.

Then there’s star-studded pair Phil Ceberano and Russell Robertson, who will be reuniting to light up Heatherton with their star power and musical prowess. Brother of Kate, Ceberano, and former AFL legend, Robertson, have filled venues around Australia for over ten years now, and it will be fantastic to see them both on the same stage once again.

Capping off the lineup come Khristian Mizzi, the award-winning artist known for his intimate acoustic tunes, and ABC radio extraordinaire and Coodabeens legend Greg Champion, who will be on MC duties for the festival. Champion’s presence will no doubt lead to some footy singalongs and banter between the performing acts.

Arcobar is proving to be one of the premier live music venues in Melbourne’s south-east. Offering their own beer, Baykers Brew, a huge selection of food, free live music every Saturday and Sunday afternoon as well as ticketed performances inside the venue every weekend, your visit to Arcobar for Rock The Lawn definitely won’t be your last.

What’s more, 100% of the ticket price for live music at Arcobar goes directly to the artists, providing fantastic opportunities for both emerging and established artists to make a sweet buck from their shows.

Arcobar’s Rock The Lawn goes down on Sunday March 21. Grab tickets here.