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Fat Pigeon Ready To Land At Blacken Festival

Words by Steve 'Habibi' Kelk | Images: Steve 'Habibi' Kelk & Maria Kammas for Foldback Magazine | Supplied

Darwin youth metal group Fat Pigeon have landed a spot at Blacken Open Air at the Ross River Resort, Alice Springs, which only goes to show in what high esteem these lads are held by the wider heavy music community.

Having a last hit-out at the Darwin Railway Club last night to hone their set and stagecraft, the band crunched out a killer 40 minutes of melodic mayhem at the all-ages gig, following support from two more up-and-coming youth groups Oblivion and Open Scars. Old-school heavy melodic rock group March of Days lifted the noise level before the Fatties set and were happy to supply a killer backline to keep all the bands sounding their best.

This year’s Blacken is going to be lit, being held at the Ross River Resort and featuring headline act Cosmic Psychos, a real treat for the Red Centre crowd. Also on the ticket are heavyweights Boris the Blade on a final hit-out before calling it a day, and Indigenous metal legends South East Desert Metal, making for an eclectic lineup that is sure to have something for everyone.

Blacken Open Air is put on by Alice Springs’ legendary The Black Wreath along with Heavy Magazine, and runs Saturday May 4th to Sunday May 5th so be quick! – that is next weekend. Get your tickets here: http://blackenfestival.com/tickets/

Foldback Magazine wishes Fat Pigeon all the best for this milestone gig for them, and the same for all the other bands performing at the festival. Rock out y’all.

Below is our photo gallery of the Darwin Railway Club gig last night – check ’em out:

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