When:Postponed until further notice
In order to best respond to and manage the current COVID-19 pandemic, Tuggeranong Arts Centre is implementing measures to assist with virus spread and containment. Therefore, it is with regret that the Woden Arts Program has made the difficult decision to postpone the Dismantle Music Festival and associated workshops.
This measures forms part of the social responsibility we have as a public program to protect our participants, staff, colleagues and any community members vulnerable to this virus. We hope to present this wonderful project in the near future. For further information or to register your interest in a future event, please contact the Woden Arts Officer, John Hart on firstname.lastname@example.org
Metal/Punk Music festival
Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Woden Arts Program is presenting a brand new music festival and it is the first festival of its kind in Canberra, with its focus on celebrating diversity in punk and metal genres.
Dismantle, at Canberra College on Saturday 4th of April, 2020 is an inclusive, all ages music festival dedicated to celebrating cultural, linguistic and gender diversity.
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to catch some local and interstate acts, including some amazing bands who rarely (if ever) make it to the nation’s capital.
Hailing from Gadigal country, Canine bring their molten mix of ferocious d-beat infused hardcore punk, fuzzy sludge, power violence and wailing wah soaked stoner rock.
While Melbourne based Diploid – a three-piece Grind, Hardcore, Black Metal, Doom band hit the Capital fresh off a tour of NSW.
Newcastle’s Crusty hardcore punk oddity Boudicca will perform alongside Sydney’s anti-colonial Erratic Hardcore Arafura and Industrial doom band Bract.
While Canberra’s very own Alt/Punk trio Box Dye will represent our local punk community.
This event is expected to draw an audience from the ACT and wider region and create strong opportunities for community building and public recognition of the breadth of diversity found in Australia’s punk and metal music scene.
This all-ages event is alcohol free, with soft drink and food available for purchase.
Tickets are $10 per person and available online.
Hailing from Gadigal country, Canine bring you their molten mix of ferocious d-beat infused hardcore punk, fuzzy sludge, powerviolence and wailing wah soaked stoner rock.
A three piece Grind / Hardcore / Black Metal / Doom band from Melbourne, Australia.
Crusty hardcore punk oddity from Newcastle, Australia.
Anti-colonial Erratic Hardcore from Warrang / Sydney.
Industrial doom from Warrang / Sydney.
Canberra Alt/Punk trio
Food and Drink: This is an alcohol free event. There will be soft drink and food available for purchase at the venue.
Who: This is an all-ages event. People under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Getting There: Driving – Canberra College has a large carpark which is accessible from Launceston Street. Buses – The Woden Bus interchange is a short walk from the College, and the R6, 60 and 61 all stop at Launceston Street, right by the College. Have a look at the map here.
Partners: Diversity ACT will have a stall at the event, and will be providing information on their programs. “Diversity ACT is the only LGBTIQ+ support service in South Canberra. We are a community based registered charity, run by volunteers, that provides a service hub, social worker, support networks, groups and community resources. Queer Youth Together (our Youth Group) runs every Wednesday night from 5.30-7.30pm at the Diversity Hub in Kambah.”
Volunteering: If you are interested in volunteering at the festival please contact John from the Woden Arts program on: (02) 6293 1443 or email@example.com
Toilets: There are gender neutral toilets at the venue
In the weeks following the festival, we’ll be running a series of capacity building workshops in collaboration with Girls Rock – creating opportunities for young music enthusiasts to learn how to care for and repair their gear, build their own effects pedals, screen-print their own merchandise, and write their own songs.
- Metal/Punk song writing workshop, with Girls Rock!
- Screen-printing workshop with Alex Lundy and Girls Rock!
- Build Your Own Fuzz pedal, with John Hart and Tom Buckland
For more information about the Festival or the post-festival workshops, please contact the Woden Arts Officer, John Hart on; firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note the Asgard Theatre is NOT part of the Performing Arts Centre at Canberra College.
The Asgard Theatre is accessed through the front reception area, and will be signposted on the night.
There will be staff ushering people into the venue from the carpark and reception