RAMFest '24

9 Years of Gettin’ Loud


Get ready to celebrate nine years of epic music with RAMFest ’24!


This year, 13 killer artists and bands are taking the stage at The Tote Hotel on the afternoon of Sunday, July 14th.


From the OG Rock Academy stars to the fresh faces of the new generation of Young Lions, it’s sure to be jam packed full of excitement.


It’s all ages, so grab your friends and get ready to rock out, it’s going to be huge! – no parents needed!


Don’t miss out on this epic afternoon of music!


Tickets $20 via Oztix or $25 at the door. Buy yours now.


Artist announcements below!


Smoke free, alcohol free, vape free, no passouts


Declan Long


15 Rock Academy’s.


Declan Long has been part of multiple bands in Naarm since they were 14 years old, and has been lucky enough to have toured and shared the stage with some of their favourite acts. Now see them sing sad songs with acoustic guitar in hand! 


Clean Coil


Will Beadle . 12 Rock Academy’s

Peter Bateman, 4 Rock Academy’s


Clean Coil hailing from North east Victoria take their surfy folk good vibes with them all across Victoria, Playing youth stages and venues.


After Peter Bateman and William Beadle released latest EP Underpass, they continue to further develop their sound and write new material. Clean Coil can be seen anywhere across Victoria. Just listen out for their next release!

Zoe Hasagawa


13 Rock Academys


Zoe Hasegawa brings with her a distinct presence to the stage and her velvety vocals captivate the audience’s attention.  Zoe weaves together a tapestry of sound, carrying elements of jazz, folk and Indie whilst remaining fresh and new. 



Josh Barr 4 Rock Academy’s


Hailing from the vibrant Wagga Wagga, NSW, Barr-Nun is on the rise, with a fresh EP on the horizon. Fueled by the iconic Aussie Chiko Rolls and surfin the Wagga 5 o’clock wave, our sound is a nod to the gritty essence of Australian indie rock, drawing inspiration from the likes of Skegss, The Terrys, and Amyl and the Sniffers. Gigs be an electrifying showcase of raw energy, aiming to leave every audience member exhilarated. 

Harriet Wraith


2 Rock Academys


Harriet Wraith weaves folk, pop, and a bit of blues into her original music. Her lyrics find their way to strike people’s hearts and stay in their heads for days with their catchiness and depth. Having been writing songs ever since she could sing, Harriet is constantly writing with new styles, muses and inspiration.

She’s only been performing live since March 2023, and is paving her way around the music scene in Naarm. The strength of her vocal, songwriting and instrumental ability is highlighted in her solo acoustic tracks, which allow a personal connection to be formed between the listener, and the soul-stirring lyrics.

Seven Pound Halo


Minami Deguchi: 6 Rock Academys

Pete Bateman: 4 Rock Academys


Seven Pound Halo is in-your-face and aggressive, but also very polite. But all you need to know is that it’s rock’n roll.

Having gigged everywhere in Melbourne and regional victoria, the band has spent the first half of 2024 recording with producer Woody Annison (Children Collide, Screamfeeder).

With their first single prepared for release in July, SPH’s ambition is to create a culture within music again.

The Patients


Owen Perks (Dr.Know) 16 Rock Academys

Kaeden Falzon  14 Rock Academys

Beau Formichi 4 Rock Academys

Jules Daniel  1 Rock Academy



35 Rock Academy’s between them, all members are Rock Academy alumni, with Dr.Know having 15 of those appearances (will be 16 by the time this show comes around), Kaeden with 14, Beau with 4 and Jules just the one so far.


The Patients are a fresh alternative rock band from Naarm/Melbourne delivering killer riffs and tunes reminiscent of alt rock pioneers of the 90s. They’re putting a fresh spin on the alt rock sound and are ready to take the world by storm.

Klara Formichi


2 Rock Academys


Inspired by a vast range of influences, from the soft acoustics of Jack Johnson to the bubblegum electro-pop of Marina and the Diamonds, Klara’s unique sound “reeks of girlhood”

Klara had played multiple venues including the last chance rock and roll bar, Nevs, Shotkickers, as well as countless open mics.

Klara is currently in the process of recording her self titled debut album.

Jackson Snooks


4 Rock Academys


Jackson has been rocking out in various bands around the Mornington Peninsula since he was ten years old. A veteran of three Peninsula and one City Rock Academies, he is a regular busker at Mornington market.


He recently performed two solo gigs at the Mornington Winter Music Festival, and in March, he accompanied Phil Cebrano in the “Summer Sunset” series of concerts at the new Karingal performance space. Jackson performs unique versions of well known songs as well as his own original tunes.

Crushed Lavender


32 Rock Academys


Crushed Lavender are a queer 4 piece band from Melbourne, ready to fill your ears with riot grrrl inspired music, bringing a fun, fast, enthusiastic performance to the stage. Yas, Claudia, Bella and Olly met at Rock Academy Australia and over their time as a band have played several gigs and festivals around Melbourne and released their first EP in February this year.


Saskia Robin


5 Rock Academys


Born and raised in Melbourne’s inner North, Saskia Robin is a singer, guitarist and songwriter who takes most of her inspiration from her dad’s 90s CD collection. Her sound, reminiscent of Liz Phair, Hole and Sharon Van Etton, is uniquely her own: a captivating blend of guitar, gliding vocals, and lyrics hitting a little too close to home. Having played multiple gigs around Melbourne over the last year, Saskia plans to release her first single mid-way through this year.

The Rest Is History


18 Rock Academys


Modern rock band hailing from all over Melbourne, The Rest Is History combine lyrical themes present in early 2000s emo music with both post-grunge and pop rock influences to create songs that they say are “pretty good”

Tax Evaders


19 Rock Academys


Using a combination of powerful guitar tones and basslines you can dance to, Tax Evaders are comprised of four high school mates from the suburbs of Melbourne: Nic Berry (Vocals, guitar), Rory Thomas (Lead guitar), Jude Lowe (Bass) and Felix O’Neil-Pugh (Drums). Launching into the Melbourne gigging scene in 2021 the quartet have played a sell-out residency, joined Reece Mastin and Slowly Slowly on some of their recent tours, beaten multiple allegations of financial fraud and released singles with an EP set for release in 2024. The boys have gained comparisons to the live energy of 80s pop-rock outfits and hooky guitar parts of 2000s garage rock revival acts. Just like a notice from the IRS, Tax Evaders’ music is not to be slept on.


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