Quality acts at music event

BIG ACTS COMING: Dan Pearse is encouraging people to come along and support Metal United Down Under held at the Amateur Anglers Association this Saturday.
BIG ACTS COMING: Dan Pearse is encouraging people to come along and support Metal United Down Under held at the Amateur Anglers Association this Saturday.

The harbour will provide the perfect backdrop as Port Pirie gets ready to host a line-up of quality acts at Metal United Down Under at the city's Amateur Anglers Association on Saturday, September 7.

This year's concert, held as part of a simultaneous nation-wide music festival, boasts local performers as well as big names from Adelaide and interstate.

Local acts Suffer the Evenue and Collateral Damage will take to the stage.

Suffer the Evenue will have their first full CD album launch at the weekend while Collateral Damage, a group of young garage rockers, will open the day.

A big name coming this year is Vicious Circle, of Melbourne, one of the first hardcore punk skate bands in Australia that boasts 35 years' experience in the underground music scene.

Fresh from a European tour, Hidden Intent will also perform.

Travelling from Alice Springs are the eccentric alternative-heavy rock duo of Anxiety Nation.

One of the organisers, Dan Pearse, of False Flag Promotions, who works with Clint as well as friends to bring the event to the city, said he wanted to present Port Pirie in the best way possible.

"The line-up we've got here, if you're into this sort of thing, it is as good as anything you will get in the city," he said.

He said a variety of music was on offer and that the event was for all ages.

"They're not all Cookie Monster bands," he said.

The concert, now in its third year, has received backing across the community.

Mr Pearse said he was thrilled with the support they had received.

"It's locals supporting locals in a nation-wide event," he said.

"Right around Australia there will be 100 bands playing."

Speaking of holding the event at the Port Pirie Amateur Anglers Association, he was ecstatic about the view across the foreshore and Pirie River.

"It's a fantastic backdrop to showcase the town," he said.

Doors open for the Metal United Down Under concert at 12pm on Saturday, September 7, and entry costs $20.