No Sleep Til Festival 2010

NO SLEEP TIL, is a national touring festival that will deliver a mix of the best international and local acts from the legendary to the up and comers.

Leading the charge for this historic event is seminal thrash-metal act MEGADETH, who will be performing their now-classic release RUST IN PEACE in its entirety! Those lucky enough to witness Mustaine and co in action when last here in 2009 will attest that Megadeth are in their career best form, making this a once in a lifetime experience you don’t want to miss!

As musically impressive as they are entertaining, punk rock stalwarts NOFX are one of the few within their genre that have been able to remain creatively relevant throughout their career. Armed with a back catalogue that boasts as many hits as a backyard-boxing match, NOFX are, as always, guaranteed to deliver each and every night.

Fiercely loyal to their hometown of Boston, MA, everyone’s favourite workiing-class heroes DROPKICK MURPHYS, are now something of a household name in Australia wit h their socially-aware punk rock anthems accompanying the last two years’ worth of AFL coverage, and the countless sold-out shows they’ve played down under in the past!

Fresh off the US and UK festival circuit, home grown metalcore heroes, PARKWAY DRIVE are heading up the strong local contingent of artists involved in No Sleep Til. With their recent album Deep Blue crash tackling the national ARIA charts at number 2, and a huge run of sold-out shows around the country, the Byron Bay collective has cemented their position as one of Australia’s dominant musical exports.

It’s taken more than thirty years, but trailblazing pop-punk quartet DESCENDENTS (MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, BRISBANE only) are finally bringing their hugely influential sounds to Australian shores. Original members Milo Aukerman and Bill Stevenson will be teaming up with long-time band mates Stephen Egerton and Karl Alvarez. It’s been a painfully long wait to get these guys here…you’ll be kicking yourself if you miss them. Make sure you catch the self-confessed "nerdsome foursome" at the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane shows.

After their 2008 sophomore effort Homesick took the world by storm, A DAY TO REMEMBER‘S (ADELAIDE, MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, BRISBANE only) blend of down-tuned metalcore and sing-along pop punk has become one of the hottest commodities in live music today. With their yet to be titled third record hitting shelves this October, the Floridian five-piece are shaping up to be one of the No Sleep Til Festival’s highlights!

For more than two decades US metal troupe GWAR have been shocking audiences all over the world, so it’s about time Australia and New Zealand was able to witness the bloody carnage first hand. Throughout their illustrious – and often controversial – career, Gwar have been nominated for a Grammy Award on two separate occasions, while their theatrical stage show has been able to remain relevant to audiences young and old by re-creating a slew of contentious political and social issues.

Since releasing their debut full-length Goddamnit in 1998, ALKALINE TRIO have been at the forefront of the modern day punk movement, with the group’s hard-rocking tunes providing the perfect musical backdrop for iconic front man Matt Skiba’s often harrowing lyrics. Breaking through to the mainstream with 2001’s From Here To Infirmary, Skiba, bassist/co-vocalist Dan Andriano and powerhouse drummer Derek Grant have gone from strength to strength, with each of their subsequent studio efforts winning over fans and critics alike. A band not to be missed!

Sweden’s darkest sons KATATONIA will join metalcore favourites ATREYU (ADELAIDE, MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, BRISBANE only), Aussie punks FRENZAL RHOMB and punk-rock’s karaoke kings ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMME’S (AUSTRALIAN shows only)

In addition to this already monumental package, we are pleased to announce the inclusion of the classic-metal loving 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, deathcore sensations SUICIDE SILENCE, Pennsylvanian quintet AUGUST BURNS RED and rapidly-rising US troupe WE CAME AS ROMANS also on board.

Adding to the aforementioned list of local talent to the Australian shows, is progressive post- hardcore sextet HOUSE VS HURRICANE, live-wire Perth crew BREAK EVEN, Sydney’s most promising pop-punks HEROES FOR HIRE and of course, the pit-inciting CONFESSION.

And… adding to this excellent line up local talent, all flying the New Zealand flag with pride are the hardcore heroes ANTAGONIST AD fresh from their European tour and ready to deliver their brutal no-holds-barred hardcore to NZs masses. Wellington based melodic punk rockers THE OUTSIDERS.

Auckland based hardcore hard-outs SHITRIPPER led by an intense and layered duel vocal attack AND, NZ’s most exciting new act LEECHES, formed from the ashes of Bleeders and Goodnight Nurse and featuring members of Antagonist A.D and Brick Vs Face.

So there you have it! We promised and we have delivered.


No Sleep Til Auckland
Friday 10 December
ASB Showgrounds

No Sleep Til Perth
Sunday 12 December
Arena Joondalup

No Sleep Til Adelaide
Wednesday 15 December
Adelaide Entertainment Centre

No Sleep Til Melbourne
Friday 17 December
Melbourne Showgrounds

No Sleep Til Sydney
Saturday 18 December
Entertainment Quarter, Hordern Pavilion and Surrounds

No Sleep Til Brisbane
Sunday 19 December
RNA Showgrounds Brisbane

36 Responses to “No Sleep Til Festival 2010”

  1. sime619

    I wonder how much tickets are. For a broke uni student thats the one detail i need to know, and the one fucking detail they refuse to include in every single press release for gigs. I dont fucking get it.

  2. MKaelthas

    Fuck that… soundwave is going to be crazy. Iron Maiden, Slayer, Stone Sour, Slash, A7X, Rob Zombie and Devil Driver…

    tho i would love to see Megadeth, Dropkick Murphys, GWAR, Atreyu and 3 inches of blood…

    might have to go to both… 😛

  3. nevtallica

    You dont need much thought to see this festival is simply accomidating for lack of Under 18s that wont be going to Soundwave Next year.. although i like half the bands on this bill this may as well be labelled trendfest.. and to anyone who thinks this line up is even in the same league as soundwave should take a look in the mirror literaly..

    Soundwave next year as a bullshit impressive line up and every band on the bill is a real band who have never ever bought into bullshit trends.. so impressive ive bought myself a ticket for Brisbane and Melbourne shows.. ( which for me personally is a first) This line up although are some good bands on the bill.. its simply a commerical subsitute for all the dissapointed underage lil kiddies who had their hopes pinned on say these bands playing on Soundwave..

    To put it simply this festival is just going to be 9 hours of Breakdowns.. they may as well of chucked in Emmure for good measure..

  4. nevtallica

    (23) When u hit pubety lets talk .. ur pahetic excuse for a reply just makes my opinion all that much more soild..

    Look at the band on the bill.. Parkway Drive, Suicide Silence, A Day to Remember, August Burns Red, Atreyu House vs Hurricane and Confession .. anytime u go to a show these days anyone under 15 will not only be wearing those shirts BUT the newest designs.. which is probably wear u fit in…

    Its a trendfest nothing more.. and its people like u that are so pissed off that a festival that onced had those bands have decided to take a turn for the better.. Maybe u and all the others that a writing off Soundwave can open ur eyes and take in the chance of seeing an amazing band like Iron Maiden.. as its bands like them that there is No sleep till festival in the first place….

    what makes me laugh most is that there is actually a licensed 18 + area at this festival.. i predict the lowest amount of alcohol ever sold at a festival..

  5. jukebox

    Sick call juggalo. (26) When you stop being a faggot we’ll talk, i’m not going to see any of the above bands that you mentioned.

  6. Hurley6

    Nevtallica your a douche bag, clearly soundwave this year isn’t appealing to anyone that likes hardcore/ metalcore bein releases in the last 5 years, they are 2 different festivals appealing to 2 different genres, I personally think you should go to metalwave beacause I will stomp on your face at no sleep till

  7. SarahJane

    Can’t wait to see Frenzal Rhomb in Sydney it’s been a while. But Megadeth… What more can I say then Wooohooo.
    I just bought No Sleep Til Tickets online and now Im basically broke lol. Set me back $160!

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