Start stretching those mosh legs all riff loving lunatics, because a brand new festival is coming your way. The aptly titled Good Things festival will make its inaugural run down the east coast of Australia, with none other than The Offspring and Stone Sour leading the charge. Talk about setting the bar.

But not only are the skate punk stalwarts making a welcome return to our shores for the first time since 2013, they’ll be treating Aussie fans to an end-to-end performance of their landmark 1994 album Smash. Note, cargo pants and wallet chains aren’t essential, but are strongly recommended.

All Time Low, Dropkick Murphys, Bullet For My Valentine and The Used are coming along for the ride as well, alongside Japanese outfit BABYMETAL, who are finally making their Australian debut.

Fortunately our local punk, hardcore and metal scenes also happen to be killing it at the moment and frankly, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Aussie roster gave the internationals a run for their money. The Smith Street Band, WAAX, Northlane, Tonight Alive and Ecca Vandal are just some of rip roaring crew from this side of the pond, that’ll show the big dogs how it’s done.

If Download Festival is anything to go by, the heavy music community is very hungry for festivals, which means Good Things tickets will fly out the door when they go on sale. So dust off those Docs and Vans, be on your computer at 9am on Thursday, 20th August, and get ready to wrap up the year in a spectacularly sweaty circle pit.

General sale 9am, Thursday, 20th August

Good Things Festival

Friday December 7th | Flemington Racecourse | 15+
Tix: goodthingsfestival.com.au/melbourne

Saturday December 8th | Parramatta Park, Sydney | 15+
Tix: goodthingsfestival.com.au/sydney

Sunday December 9th | Brisbane Showgrounds | 15+
Tix: goodthingsfestival.com.au/brisbane

The Offspring (playing Smash in full) / Stone Sour / All Time Low / Dropkick Murphys / Bullet For My Valentine / The Used / BABYMETAL / The Smith Street Band / Dashboard Confessional (performing songs from The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most and fan favourites) / Mayday Parade / La Dispute / Northlane / The Wonder Years / Waterparks / Tonight Alive / Scarixrd / Emmure / Palaye Royale / Make Them Suffer / WAAX / Boston Manor / Void Of Vision / Ecca Vandal