Poison City’s annual Weekender fest is back again for 2013! Part music festival, part punk-rock family reunion, the 3 day event converges on Melbourne every September to celebrate friendship, great bands and the thriving music community that Poison City has become. This year The Weekender takes over the John Curtin Hotel on Friday September 6th, Corner Hotel on Saturday September 7th and The Reverence Hotel on Sunday September 8th.

Headlining the festivities in 2013 is beloved Melbourne foursome The Smith Street Band. Stalwarts of The Weekender fest, this year’s headline performance will be their last in Australia for while as they gear up for some serious overseas touring immediately after. The Smith Street Band will be joined by very special international guests, Joyce Manor (USA), Cheap Girls (USA) and Cory Branan (USA), all making their first, eagerly awaited visit down under.

The line-up also features two legends of Australia’s punk/ indie rock scene, Blueline Medic (playing their only show for 2013) and The Nation Blue (Launching the LP re-issue of ‘A Blueprint For Modern Noise’), along with Luca Brasi, Hoodlum Shouts, White Walls, Lincoln Le Fevre, Arrows, The Bennies, Deep Heat, Milhouse (Last Show!), Grim Fandango, Jen Buxton, Infinite Void, Clowns, Postblue, Apart From This and Pinch Hitter – with more acts still to be announced!

Full line-ups for each venue will be announced in coming days and tickets go on sale Friday May 10th from Poison City Shop/ E-Store and Corner Hotel Box Office. Once again there will be a limited Early Bird allocation of 3-Day Weekender Passes, giving access to all shows at a discounted rate. For more details and regular updates, head to or follow on Twitter here