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Break The Ice (music festival)

Break The Ice
Genre Hardcore, Punk, Metal, Thrash
Dates March/April
Location(s) Melbourne, Australia
Years active 2012 - present
Founded by Oliver Cation

Break The Ice (BTI) is an annual music festival held in Melbourne, Australia. The festival is predominantly aimed at fans of Hardcore music but sometimes features bands that cross over into the Punk, Metal and Thrash genres. The festival is run by Broken Hive Records and is an integral part of the Australian hardcore calendar, attracting hundreds of punters each year.[1]


  • History 1
  • Lineup By Year 2
    • 2012 2.1
    • 2013 2.2
    • 2014 2.3
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The festival began in 2012 as the feature date on the national tour for well known band Trapped Under Ice.[2] Inspiration for the fest comes from similar styled multi-day Hardcore festivals in the USA such as This Is Hardcore and Sound and Fury.[3] In 2013 the festival went to a 2-day event with a more purposeful focus on other aspects of the hardcore music scene consisting of a trade market place, a bigger presence of local DIY labels, stalls selling vegan baked goods and an increased sense of community.[4]

Lineup By Year


Saturday 10 March


Saturday 27 April

Sunday 28 April

  • Bane
  • Hopeless
  • Relentless
  • Warbrain
  • The Weight
  • The Others
  • Outright
  • Thorns
  • Civil War
  • Machina Genova

Rotting Out from the US were due to play day two of the 2013 lineup but pulled out and cancelled their Australian tour set for the same period for unannounced reasons.[5]


Saturday 10 May

Sunday 11 May

See also


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External links

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