Saturday October 26.
A celebration of all things Geelong, B.I.G will take over the city’s beloved Little Creatures Brewery, located at 221 Swanston St, Geelong.
A true testament to all things homegrown, the B.I.G lineup features an array of Australian acts. Leading the pack, catch Brisbane indie-rock darlings Ball Park Music as they rip through their catalogue of danceable rock anthems. They’ll be joined by Adelaide pop/rap hybrid Allday, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alex Lahey and Melbourne rock legends British India, as well as Didirri, Alice Ivy, Ro and PLANET.
Set to attract over 4,000 punters to its Geelong site, the festival offers a boutique vibe while remaining B.I.G at heart. With ten hours of live music and lots to see and do, this is the perfect day out for lovers of beer and music alike.
What sets B.I.G apart
Utilising every inch of the brewery, B.I.G will see each laneway and corner of Little Creatures filled with something exciting. Tidy up your ‘do at the Resident Barber stall, learn a little about your tipple at a Meet The Brewer Beer Workshop and check out the B.I.G Markets to stock up on some goodies.
B.I.G have also partnered with KROCK in a bid to find the best up-and-coming talent Geelong has to offer. The winner will perform on the KROCK B.I.G Sessions stage alongside some of Geelong’s best live acts.
Food and drink
B.I.G are putting their best foot forward by showing off some of the city’s best food and drink makers, so you certainly won’t go hungry. Award-winning chef Aaron Turner will be dishing out tasty bites from his Nashville-style eatery The Hot Chicken Project while Wah Bah will be serving up fresh, stacked bao buns. If you’re still peckish after all that, let Wildfire BBQ stoke your hunger with their assortment of mouth-watering smoked meats.
Wash it all down with a few pints of Little Creatures and you’ll be head over heels for Geelong before you know it.
What to bring
B.I.G is a cashless event, so be sure to bring your card and don’t bother stopping by an ATM on your way. With ten hours of live music set to go down, you’ll want to wear some comfortable shoes – there’s bound to be some boogying.
Seeing that the festival is held inside a brewery, chances are you’ll be knocking back at least a couple of froths, so don’t come on an empty stomach and definitely don’t be a wanker on the piss.
B.I.G Festival has partnered with Bettercup, a reusable cup company that aims to eradicate single-use plastics and waste from festivals, events and venues. Handy hint: the best way to ensure you hang onto your cup is to make sure it’s never empty.
If you break your cup, don’t worry! Bettercup repurpose any damaged or unwanted cups into other products, such as flower pots or wheelie bins.
Tickets are $89, available now via Oztix.
Grab your tickets and find out more about Born In Geelong at bigfestival.com.au.