Punk festival set to rock Coolum’s Blackflag brewery

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BILLED as a “cornucopia of punk rock, cold beer and delightful mayhem” The Big Weekend festival will take over Blackflag Brewing’s Coolum Compound on Saturday, July 13 and the Advertiser has a double pass to give away to the event.   

Spearheaded by local musician Josh ‘Pricey’ Price from Priceless Records, the day of music is one not to be missed with the festival, now in its third year promising an even bigger lineup than before.  

With an electrifying lineup featuring some of Australia’s finest musical talents, attendees are in for an unforgettable experience. 

Headlining this year’s festival is none other than the energetic and dynamic Australian band, The Bennies. Renowned for their high-octane performances and infectious energy, The Bennies are guaranteed to bring the house down with their unique blend of punk, ska, and reggae. 

Supporting the Bennies will be Pricey along with special guest Dave Gleeson from iconic Australian rock band, The Screaming Jets. With Pricey’s electrifying stage presence and Gleeson’s vocals, this collaboration is set to be a highlight of the festival. 

Local musician Joshua ‘Pricey’ Price will be playing at the Big Weekend Festival to be held at Blackflag Brewery on Saturday, July 13. Photo: Contributed 

In addition, The Big Weekend Festival will showcase some of the Sunshine Coast’s best-emerging artists across a range of genres, including Brixton Alley, Chamber Lane, Catching Salmon, Cael Whip, Wigs, and Harlum. 

With many festivals being cancelled, Pricey said it was great to work with Blackflag.  

“While the Sunshine Coast’s craft breweries have long supported local musicians, it’s rare to see them get behind a bigger festival like The Big Weekend.  

“We’re stoked to be working with Blackflag to support and showcase great music.”  

Taking their love of music one step further, Blackflag will even be releasing a limited-edition beer just for the festival, with Blackflag CEO Steve Barber stating, “Music is in our DNA.” 

“It’s devastating to us to see music festivals cancelling and to see those opportunities dry up for talented local artists to ply their trade.  

“We want to be part of the solution, and we hope that music fans get on board and show their support.”  

If you would like to win the double pass that the Advertiser has to give away, please email to editor@coolumadvertiser.com.au with the subject heading ‘Big Weekend’ with your name, address and phone number by 5pm Monday, July 8. A winner will be selected randomly and notified by phone.  


Saturday, July 13, 12pm – late 

Blackflag Compound, 10 Lomandra Place, Coolum  

Early bird tickets $49 +BF 


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