KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD to play FVF'17

Mind melting Melbourne Act KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD added to FREAK VALLEY FESTIVAL 2017 // 3day Pass Winners announced!!

We are thrilled to welcome the incomparable Melbourne act King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard to Freak Valley Festival!!

Here are the winners of our last two sharing contests!

Sandra Padilla - Bjorn Myers - Sacha Ruffieux - Ira Fatina - CONGRATS!!

Thanks a lot to all who attended.

 

Although they formed in 2011 in Melbourne, Australia, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard's sense of unfettered sonic exploration makes them easy to mistake for a long-forgotten relic of the psych explosion of the '60s. With a far-out sound that, at times, feels barely held together, the band evoke the eclectic rock experimentation of Frank Zappa's early work with the Mothers of Invention as they follow their musical flights of fancy wherever they might go, and let the rest just fall into place on its own.

What with all the time-consuming acid trips and having to grow your hair long, psych-rock hasn’t generally attracted a lot of people with a strong Protestant work ethic. That’s at least until bizarrely titled Melbourne seven-piece King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard gave the genre a shot in the arm and made everyone else look downright idle by releasing eight records in the last four years. Now they’ve upped the ante even further, announcing that in 2017 they’ll release no fewer than five new albums.

As anyone who’s seen King Gizzard live can attest, they’re not the sorts to do things half-arsed. Their extensive lineup means they have two drummers firing like twin engines and still have manpower left over for three guitars, a harmonica, a theremin and even the odd bit of Mackenzie’s flute. Everything is played very loud at 1,000mph, and the effect on the crowd is to create a circle pit of sweaty bodies who swirl into a vortex as if they’re being sucked down a venue-sized plughole.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are one of the world's best live acts and we're delighted that we have managed to add them to the FREAK VALLEY bill.