Credit: Darren Chan
Over 32,000 fans descended upon Flemington Racecourse to partake in a stellar international and local lineup of rock, metal, and punk (and all things in between) bands.
Ukrainian metalcore band Jinjer kicked off on the main stage at the start of the day. They didn’t disappoint fans, delivering a high energy with lead singer Tatiana’s impressive vocal ability switching from melodic precision to deep screaming growl.
Locals Thornhill have created a huge local fanbase, punters turned up in droves to see the dynamic set from the metal 4 piece.
There was lineup of bands covered most heavy music genres. Swedish punk band Millencollin deliver a tight set that encouraged plenty of crowd surfing and moshing. Sabaton also from Sweden played their battle-themed heavy metal complete with machine gun microphone stands and fire. Locals Amity Affliction also delivered some fire during their
Electric Callboy was a crowd favourite, with fans adorning wigs and coloured tracksuits like the band as they performed their eclectic mix of electric, pop, and metalcore music with comedic slant.
It was great to see one of my personal favorite Japanese rock bands, One Okay Rock deliver a short 45 minute high energy set on the main stage. Also from Japan. metalcore Paledusk floored punters with their super high energy performance, with guitarist Daisuke doing 360 degree high flying kick whilst playing.
Gojira delivered a super tight performance with intense energy, the blasts of C02 almost symbolic of them letting off steam. Metal veterans Soulfly also showcased their Brazilian metal style, with fans lapping it up.
A pleasant surprise was seeing death pop Norwegian band Blood Command, fronted by Aussie singer Nikki Brumen. A super high energy set and the band seemed to love every moment performing.
Many punters were here to see the legendary Deftones perform opening with “Genesis” and also including their classics “My Own Summer” and “Be Quiet and Drive” as the sun began to set.
UK modern rockers Bring Me the Horizon headlined the festival, starting with explosive magenta confetti bomb as they launched into “Can You Feel My Heart”. The lighting, screen and stage visuals were absolutely stunning, and reflected the theme for each song. BMTH fans got everything they wanted.