Melbourne’s Loudfest brings together Queen, KISS and ZZ Top tribute bands on the one stage
20.04.2021

Melbourne’s Loudfest brings together Queen, KISS and ZZ Top tribute bands on the one stage

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Words by Tom Parker

Going down at Max Watt’s, Loudfest comes as Melbourne enjoys its own mini tribute revival.

There’s a new tribute festival going down in Melbourne, titled Loudfest. Organised by the crew at Silverback Touring, the festival comes in response to a renewed appetite for tribute shows and will see the music of Queen, KISS, ZZ Top, Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, Poison and Skid Row honoured.

What you need to know

  • Introducing Loudfest, the new tribute festival hitting Melbourne
  • The event will see Queen, KISS, ZZ Top, Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, Poison and Skid Row tribute bands share the stage
  • Loudfest goes down at Max Watt’s on Saturday July 10

Catch up on the latest festival news here.

As Silverback Touring’s Danny Bazzi puts it, “Tribute shows are now far from those which you would just catch, conveniently, while hitting your local for a ten buck t-bone.”

In a COVID era where catching your favourite international band has never been more difficult, Silverback has recently delivered tribute shows celebrating the music of everyone from Metallica to Bon Jovi, AC/DC and Van Halen.

Silverback’s next instalment, Loudfest, promises punters seven hours of rock, honouring seven of music’s greatest.

“The point of difference with Loudfest is the variety in the acts. This is a rock show first and foremost but it is not exclusively targeting a single sub genre of rock. It features everything from classic rock to hard rock, modern day rock and blues based rock,” Bazzi says.

“This is a day out for rock fans to just let loose and enjoy the music they know and love by some bands who put absolutely everything into their tribute shows. There is something here for everybody.”

Taking on the music of the aforementioned greats are The Killer Queen Experience (Queen), Kissteria (KISS), Foovana (Foo Fighters), Poizon’us (Poison), Fandango (ZZ Top), Riot Act (Skid Row) and Blizzard of Aus (Ozzy Osbourne).

Loudfest goes down at Max Watt’s on Saturday July 10. Grab tix here.