Against The Grain fields healthy Newcastle crop

NORTH BOUND: Vacations will play at Brisbane's Against The Grain festival in November.
NORTH BOUND: Vacations will play at Brisbane's Against The Grain festival in November.

YOU could be forgiven for thinking a Novocastrian invasion was happening in Brisbane. First Newcastle receives it’s own Newy Big Sound showcase within the Queensland capital’s BigSound Music Festival from September 4 to 7.

Now the third annual Against The Grain festival in Brisbane has announced a line-up with a decidedly strong Novocastrian flavour.

Newcastle indie bands Vacations and Skivvy Season, which features two parts of Raave Tapes, will perform at the November 3 festival, as well as local acts Fritz and Grace Turner.

Skivvy Season are expected to drop their debut single before Against The Grain.

Grace Turner - Dead Or Alive

We’re also hearing a 12-seater “rock’n’roll” bus could be hired to make the trek north up the Pacific Highway. 

Against The Grain will be headlined by Melbourne post-punk revivalists City Calm Down and also features Tiny Little Houses, Maddy Jane and Sweater Curse.