Escape Ekka madness with the Pre-Ekka Wrekka
Georgia Condon | On 07, Aug 2016
Each August, Brisbanites are gifted a mid-week holiday to appreciate the state’s finest produce,Â sample grandma’s best fruitcakes, and get spun around by suspicious-looking sky-high machines… or simply recover from the night before.
This year, the Sailor Jerry’s legends present a new way to make the most of your Tuesday night- the inaugural Pre-Ekka Wrekka held at Black Bear Lodge, just a stone’s throw away from the sausage meat and carnival games at the showgrounds. Featuring a lineup of four stellar and somewhat quirky local bands including Shady Bliss, The Dollar Bill Murrays, Bixby Canyon, and Nice Biscuit to provide the night’s soundtrack, the Pre-Ekka Wrekka can be enjoyed all for a fraction of the price of a ticket to the big show.
To keep the good timesÂ rolling, both Bixby Canyon and The Dollar Bill Murrays (pictured) will be celebrating their single releases on the night, “Better When” and “Medicine” respectively. Both crackers of tunes, you can be assured the entirety of the Wrekka’s musical offerings will be equally as thrilling as that bunch of high-performance utes narrowly missing each other in the main arena every night.
In celebration of everyone’s childhood highlight-of-the-year/ teenage first-date night/adult fear factory, we asked each of the bands on the lineup to provide us with some favourite Ekka memories, and what emerged is revealing, entertaining, and widely reminiscent of Brisbane’s collective Ekka experiences:
Image: Rachael Baskerville