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Sydney Will Host A Festival Honouring Late Promotor/Absolute Legend Justin Nichol

Justin Nichol

If you’ve sweated the Aussie alternative scene at all over the past two years, there’s a good chance you have Justin Nichol to thank for some of the pits you moshed up a storm in. The legend founded Zed Vegas Bookings two Novembers ago, and has done a countless amount to help up-and-coming bands make a name for themselves in what can often be a tumultuous scene. Sadly, Nichol passed away unexpectedly last month, leaving behind a storied legacy that continues to flourish.

In his honour, Zed Vegas are hosting a public tribute fittingly labeled JUSTINFEST – the free event will go down on Friday, December 23rd at the Bald Faced Stag in Sydney, with a lineup stacked with bands that Nichol himself went above and beyond to give a leg up. Melbourne powerhouse The Beautiful Monument will lead the pack, with Sydney shredders We May Fall and Drowning Atlantis, Wollongong pop-punks Mixtape For The Drive and Newy scorchers Liberties also stopping by.

Though the festival is free, donations will be accepted. One of the last projects that Nichols dedicated himself to was that of a company tour van, which bands could use to expand their national portfolio without worrying about having to skip a meal or ten. Of course, his aspirations will not go to waste, as donations – and a crowdfunding campaign which you can chuck some spare coin into right now – will contribute to Zed Vegas making the van a reality.

More details on JUSTINFEST can be found below. As a sidenote, all of us at BLUNT would like to extend our thoughts and compassion to Justin’s family, mates, and everyone affected by his unfortunate passing. We’ll mosh extra hard for you, dude \m/


The Beautiful Monument
We May Fall
Like Royals
Chasing Everest
Mixtape For The Drive
Drowning Atlantis
Hollow Heart
Atlantis Of The Sky
Andy Illinois
Wil Maisey
Christian The Satanist
Brody Jarrett
Karl Christoff
Olivia McAuliffe

Friday December 23rd 2016 – Bald Faced Stag, Sydney
Free Entry (Donations Accepted)
More details: Facebook Event

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