Get your music festival on for free at the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl
When you think of crawling, your mind will probably wander one of two ways – babies who can’t walk and multiple-stop romps (usually involving delicious drinks). Falling into the more exciting category is the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, a you-beaut free festival taking over Fortitude Valley on Saturday February 11 in a tidal wave of sonic goodness. If bands, brews and venue hopping like a boss are your jam, this is one night you’ll want to clear your schedule for.
The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl is a one-of-a-kind event that is quintessentially Brisbane – if you’re uninitiated, think of it as a street party where your favourite bands have rocked up to hang out and play some killer tunes. This year is the festival’s second outing and sees 25 acts from both Brisbane and interstate spreading their talent across five venues, all conveniently located within a two-block radius. Woolly Mammoth has joined the ranks of The Foundry, The Brightside, Black Bear Lodge and a newly-renovated The Zoo to host a carefully curated selection of bands and artists spanning various genres who have one thing in common – they put on one hell of a live show.
One of the biggest talking points of the Crawl is headline act Butterfingers – the cult Brisbane hip-hop legends are returning together to the live stage for the first time since 2010. This comeback also coincides with news that the group has been in the studio creating fresh material and is set to drop the first taste very soon. Gracing our fair city from south of the border is the likes of Melbourne’s Alice Ivy, The Ocean Party and Pearls as well as Sydney’s I Know Leopard, Polish Club and These New South Whales. They join a strong local showing that includes WAAX, Moses Gunn Collective and Mallrat.
Just to add an extra level of excellence to the whole affair, the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl is totally free – just come along to Fortitude Valley on Saturday February 11 to get amongst the good vibes.