Doomsday Festival
Doomsday Festival 2016.jpg
The 2016 edition featuring Acid King.
Background information
Genre(s) Doom Metal, Sludge Metal
Location Australia, New Zealand
Venue(s) Various
Years active 2009 - Present
Promoter(s) 666 Entertainment
Website Doomsday Festival on Facebook

Doomsday Festival is a touring festival that takes place in Australia and New Zealand annually. Along with featuring a showcase of Australia and New Zealand's sludge, doom, psychedelic and post-rock acts the festival also features a touring act from overseas to showcase on this tour. Along with the proposed festival dates the respective touring band will also perform at other dates.

Doomsday Festival has been active since 2009, bringing a wide arrangement of performers to Australia and New Zealand.

2009[edit | edit source]

The inaugural Doomsday Festival took place in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, Australia. However further details, including the performers, are currently unknown.[1]

2010[edit | edit source]

The second edition of Doomsday Festival would feature Acid King as the headliner, as they embarked on their first known Australian tour.[2][3]

  • 1 October 2010 - Rosies Live, Brisbane, Australia (Doomsday Festival Brisbane) (With Clagg, Looking Glass, Summonus, Sons of The Ionian Sea, Fattura Della Morte, Fear The Setting Sun, Agonhymn, Adrift For Days
  • 2 October 2010 - Newtown RSL, Newtown, Australia (Doomsday Festival Newtown) (With Pod People, Summonus, Looking Glass, Clagg, Sons of The Ionian Sea, Fattura Della Morte, VAN, Adrift For Days, Mother Mars)
  • 3 October 2010 - Valve Bar, Sydney, Australia (With KK Null)
  • 6 October 2010 - The Harp, Wollongong, Australia
  • 7 October 2010 - The Basement, Canberra, Australia
  • 8 October 2010 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide, Australia (Doomsday Festival Adelaide) (With Space Bong, Sons of The Ionian Sea, Clagg, Agonhymn, Summonus)
  • 9 October 2010 - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Australia (Doomsday Festival Melbourne) (With Pod People, Clagg, Sons of The Ionian Sea, Agonhymn, Looking Glass, Summonus, Space Bong, Whitehorse, Encircling Sea)
  • 10 October 2010 - The Tote, Collingwood, Australia (With Nadja, Blarke Bayer/Black Widow, Breathing Shrine)

2011[edit | edit source]

The third edition of Doomsday Festival would feature the Richmond, Virginia doom metal band Cough, in further support of their 2010 album Ritual Abuse and what would be the band's first Australian tour.[4][5][6]

  • 14 October 2011 - The Jubilee Hotel, Brisbane, Australia (Doomsday Festival Brisbane) (With Clagg, Pod People, Looking Glass, Dusk, Hydromedusa, Mother Mars, Space Bong, The Devil Rides Out, Summonus)
  • 15 October 2011 - The Sandringham Hotel, Sydney, Australia (Doomsday Festival Sydney) (With Clagg, Pod People, Looking Glass, Daredevil, Mother Mars, Rituals of The Oak, The Devil Rides Out, Summonus)
  • 16 October 2011 - The Sandringham Hotel, Sydney, Australia
  • 19 October 2011 - The Patch, Wollongong, Australia
  • 20 October 2011 - The Basement, Canberra, Australia
  • 21 October 2011 - The Enigma Bar, Adelaide, Australia (Doomsday Festival Adelaide) (With Space Bong, Hydromedusa, Mammoth)
  • 22 October 2011 - The Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Australia (Doomsday Festival Melbourne) (With Dusk, Clagg, Looking Glass, Summonus, Hydromedusa, Sons of The Ionian Sea, Mother Mars, Wurms)
  • 23 October 2011 - The Tote, Melbourne, Australia (With Whitehorse, Agonhymn, VAN, Dead, Hotel City Wrecking Traders)

2012[edit | edit source]

The 2012 edition of Doomsday Festival would feature The Atomic Bitchwax, touring in further support of The Local Fuzz. Notably this would be the first edition of the festival to feature dates in New Zealand along with the typical festival dates and side dates.[7][8]

  • 9 October 2012 - The Kings Arm Tavern, Auckland, New Zealand (With Cobra Khan, Triceratops, Shrimpfist)
  • 10 October 2012 - The San Francisco Bath House, Wellington, New Zealand (With Von Thundersvolt, Red Sky Blues)
  • 11 October 2012 - The Tote, Melbourne, Australia (With Cockfight Shootout, Don Fernando, TTTDC)
  • 12 October 2012 - The Sandringham Hotel, Sydney, Australia (With Clagg, Daredevil, Arrowhead, Law of The Tongue)
  • 13 October 2012 - The ANU Bar, Canberra, Australia (With Mother Mars, Fattura Della Morte, Law of The Tongue, Marcus DePasquale)
  • 14 October 2012 - The Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Australia (With Clagg, SOTIS, Summonus, Rituals of The Oak, Law of The Tongue)

2013[edit | edit source]

On 18 July 2013 it would be announced that the headliner for the 2013 edition of Doomsday Festival would be the Japanese doom metal band Church of Misery.[9] It would also serve as the album launch for the Victoria-based band Clagg and the album Gather Your Beasts.

  • 3 October 2013 - Crowbar, Brisbane, Australia (Doomsday Festival Brisbane) (Clagg, Shellfin, Frown)[10]
  • 4 October 2013 - Hermann's Bar, Sydney, Australia (Doomsday Festival Sydney) (With Summonus, Clagg, Cruciform)[11]
  • 5 October 2013 - Hi-Fi, Melbourne, Australia (Doomsday Festival Melbourne) (With Clagg, Whitehorse, Summonus, SotiS, Fattura Della Morte, Agonhymn)[12]
  • 6 October 2013 - The Tote, Melbourne, Australia (With The Ruiner, Hydromedusa, Wicked City, Los Hombres Del Diablo, OLMEG)[13]

2014[edit | edit source]

The 2014 edition of Doomsday Festival would take place in October 2014. For the first time it would feature two bands in a co-headlining bill: The Virginia doom metal band Windhand and the New Zealand sludge/stoner band Beastwars.[14] Windhand would be touring in further support of Soma while Beastwars would be touring in further support of Blood Becomes Fire.[15]

  • 2 October 2014 - Crowbar, Brisbane, Australia (With Lizzard Wizzard, Hobo Magic)[16]
  • 3 October 2014 - Hermann's Bar, Sydney, Australia (With Summonus, Witchskull)[17]
  • 4 October 2014 - Yah Yah's, Melbourne, Australia (With Child, Los Hombres Del Diablo, DEAD, Horsehunter, Motherslug)[18]
  • 5 October 2014 - The Tote, Melbourne, Australia (With The Ruiner, Clagg, Sumaru)[19]
  • 6 October 2014 - The Cherry Bar, Melbourne, Australia (Windhand only; With Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene, Watchtower)[20]

2016[edit | edit source]

While there would be no Doomsday Festival in 2015 the site would promote several Australian tours including Graveyard,[21] Radio Moscow[22] and The Sword.[23]

On 22 June 2016 a picture of Acid King would be uploaded, along with announcing five dates for the 2016 edition of Doomsday Festival.[24] It would be revealed that Acid King would headline the 2016 edition of Doomsday Festival, supporting their fourth album Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere and the first headliner to make a return appearance to the festival.

  • 23 September 2016 - The Rosemount Hotel, Perth, Australia (Armageddoom) (With Dr. Colossus, Bayou, Skullcave, Ohm Rune, King Zog)[25]
  • 24 September 2016 - Fowler's Live, Adelaide, Australia (Doomsday Festival Adelaide) (With Watchtower, Tombsealer, Swamp Lung)[26]
  • 25 September 2016 - The Cherry Bar, Melbourne, Australia (With Peeping Tom, Watchtower, Weedy Gonzales)[27]
  • 28 September 2016 - Crowbar, Brisbane, Australia (Doomsday Festival Brisbane) (With Isaiah Mitchell and Seedy Jeezus, Indica)[28]
  • 29 September 2016 - Transit Bar, Canberra, Australia (Doomsday Festival Canberra) (With Witchskull, Monoceros)[29]
  • 30 September 2016 - Newtown Social Club, Sydney Australia (Doomsday Festival Sydney) (With Isaiah Mitchell and Seedy Jeezus, Los Hombres Del Diablo)[30]
  • 1 October 2016 - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Australia (Doomsday Festival Melbourne) (With Holy Serpent, Summonus, Hawkmoth, Grim Rhythm)[31]
  • 2 October 2016 - The Cherry Bar, Melbourne, Australia (With Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene, Los Hombres Del Diablo, Roundtable, Ritual of Shadows)[32]

2018[edit | edit source]

While there was no 2017 edition of Doomsday Festival the event would support Australian tours by Brant Bjork and Napalm Death. On 5 July 2018 the next edition of the festival would be announced, specifically tour dates of Australia and New Zealand.[33] On 5 July it would be revealed that the 2018 headliner would be Church of Misery, the second headliner to return to the festival.[34]

  • 3 October 2018 - Crowbar, Brisbane, Australia (With Witchskull, Smoke, Empress)[35]
  • 4 October 2018 - Transit Bar, Canberra, Australia (With Witchskull, Green Amphibian, Lucifungus)[36]
  • 5 October 2018 - The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, Australia (With Witchskull, Sumeru, Dawn, Lucifungus)[37]
  • 6 October 2018 - The Bendigo, Melbourne, Australia (With Witchskull, Holy Serpent, Los Hombres Del Diablo, Merchant, Dawn, Thaw)[38]
  • 7 October 2018 - The Barwon Club, Geelong, Australia (With Witchskull, Seedy Jeezus, Los Hombres Del Diablo, Holy Serpent, Subterranean Disposition, Neck Grip, Coffin Wolf)[39]
  • 8 October 2018 - Valhalla, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 9 October 2018 - Whammy Bar, Auckland, New Zealand

2019[edit | edit source]

While there would be no 2019 edition of Doomsday Festival, 666 Entertainment would work with Doomed and Stoned to promote Sun Burn, an Australian festival in collaboration with Doomed & Stoned Festival. They would host a pre-party at The Tote in Melbourne featuring Dr. Colossus, Lucifungus, Swamp Dweller and Thaw.[40]

2020[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

V·T·E Festivals
Africa
Defunct Temple of Doom Festival
Asia
Active Acid Mothers Temple Festival
Defunct Doom Age Festival
Australia
Active Doomsday FestivalArmageddoom
Marquee When The Bong Breaks
Europe
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Defunct Desertfest AthensDoominationDoom Shall RiseEindhoven Psych LabFuzzFestHeavy Days in DoomtownInto The VoidSeeds of Doom FestivalStoner Hands of DoomTemples FestivalTerrastock
Marquee All Hallows FestivalDesert HelThe Johnny Morrow Tribute
North America
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Marquee Born To Be DoomedClairvoyanceCleavage of DoomDoom Daze of SummerDoom or Be DoomedThe Obelisk All-DayerStonerRockChick FestivalTemple of Dendur: Metropolitan Museum of Art 2013Wretched Fest Lex
South America
Active Festival Viaje de AguaHocus Pocus FestivalStoned Fest
Defunct Concrete Jams Festival
Marquee South American Sludge FestStoned Lucifer Festival
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