By Georgina Vivian
Do you sometimes feel a bit sore after Mad March? Feel like you sprinted through the marathon month without enough stretching or preparation? Come the end of February, make sure you are ready. UniSA’s O-Week music festival, Gear Up, is the perfect way to prepare yourself, have a blast with your buddies and propel yourself into the beginning of the madness.
The line up is an absolute cracker and has been touted by Gear Up Organisers as ‘an eclectic bunch of artists who you won’t see anywhere else, or in such distinct company, but the laneways of City West campus’.
With a line up boasting acts including San Cisco, Pond, Deep Sea Arcade, Alpine, The Killgirls, Tkay Maidza, Miami Horror DJs, BottleRockets, DJ Faint One, Valkyries and Dead End Friends, plus a special appearance by 2013 X-Factor winner Dami Im, they aren’t wrong.
Hamish Cox from local Adelaide band The Killgirls said the band loves playing festivals in Adelaide and that they are really looking forward to playing at Gear Up. He recalls an O-Week show the band played a few years back. ‘A man dressed as a giant male chicken threw condoms at people while trying to moonwalk. Not exactly a crowd builder but it was pretty funny.’
While we’re not too sure the chicken dancer will be making an appearance this year, we are sure there will be heaps of other reasons for you to be cutting shapes in the mosh pit.
As well as all the brilliant bands playing across two stages, there will also be a silent disco (don’t be shy— everyone else will be making fools of themselves too), chill-out areas, food trucks and street performers to keep you entertained.
The festival will be held at UniSA’s City West Campus on Friday 28 February from 3–11pm.
Join the fun on the Gear Up Facebook page and keep an eye out for their regular competitions and giveaways. If you’re more of a Twitter fiend, check out the hashtag #UniSAGearUp. Or alternatively, be like the little girl on the Old El Paso taco commercial and do both!
Tickets are on sale now from Moshtix ($15 for UniSA students and $50 for everyone else). Be sure to get a ticket in your hot little hands before they’re all snatched up, and gear up for a massive day. This is one O-Week event you don’t want to miss.