By NOEL MURPHY
VAUDEVILLIAN blues act Pugsley Buzzard along with recycled Credence, INXS and Springsteen are just some of the vintage music acts who will be rocking out the Motor City Music Festival when it returns to Geelong next March.
More than 40 acts over five stages will also include Joe Camilleri’s Black Sorrows, pop-darlings the Eurogliders, evergreens Jimi Hocking, Geoff Achison and Chris Wilson along with country legend James Blundell in the first line-up of performers to be released to the public.
Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons lauded the festival, dubbed Geetroit Rocks.
“Last year people raved about the festival and I’m sure this year will have the same reaction,” he said.
“I love that this three-day festival offers entertainment for people of all ages. There are five stages that feature live rock, country, blues, soul music and kids activities.”
The first Motor City Music Festival was a roaring success with tribute bands to Janis Joplin, The Doors, Queen, Led Zeppelin and KISS performing alongside stellar rock and blues performers.
The second festival will include a family day Sunday, a dedicated country music stage, JR Reyne (son of James), Jason Singh (ex-Taxiride), Michael Stangel and Geelong’s favourite sons, The Glitter Gang.
Organiser Hugo T. Armstrong, said the festival celebrated Geelong’s past and present.
“With a great live soundtrack, there is something for everyone at the festival designed to entertain and excite,” he told the Independent.