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A-HA WITH RICK ASTLEY | a day on the green

EVENT a-ha with very special guest Rick Astley
FEATURING I Know Leopard
DATE Wednesday 19 February 2020
TICKETS Tickets ON SALE NOW through Ticketmaster.

Mellen Events and Roundhouse Entertainment are excited to announce the return of pop icons a-ha for their first Australian tour in 34 years next February and March, launching a day on the green’s summer season at Kings Park & Botanic Garden in Perth on Wednesday February 19.

The Norwegian trio, who dominated pop charts worldwide during the ’80s, are celebrating the 35th anniversary of their hugely influential debut album ‘Hunting High and Low’. They will be performing the classic album in full as well as other favourites from across their career, including the unforgettable ‘Take On Me’, as well as follow-up hits ‘The Sun Always Shines On TV’, ‘Train Of Thought’ and the title track.

Joining a-ha will be very special guest Rick Astley, another superstar who dominated the ‘80s with classic hits like ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, ‘Whenever You Need Somebody’, ‘Together Forever', 'When I Fall in Love', 'She Wants To Dance With Me' and 'Cry For Help'. 

Synth-pop stars I Know Leopard will support these ‘80s legends, making this one poptastic event not to be missed and a highlight on the summer concert calendar.

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Event & Venue Information

WE PLAY RAIN OR SHINE
If it looks like rain please bring wet weather protection (ponchos & raincoats). Umbrellas are not permitted into the venue.

TICKETS
All tickets available through Ticketmaster.com.au and 136 100. This is a licensed event. All patrons, including minors & babies, must have a valid ticket for entry. Please note that Companion Cards can only be used when purchasing General Admission tickets.

MINORS

All patrons, including minors & babies, must have a valid ticket for entry.

Please refer to our Babes in Arms Policy.

All minors under 18 years of age who have purchased a ticket will only be permitted into the concert site if they are accompanied by their parent/ step-parent or legal guardian. If a minor is NOT ACCOMPANIED by their parent/ step-parent or legal guardian they will be refused entry to the concert and they will not receive a refund on their ticket.

SET TIMES & LINE-UP
Occasionally changes to the line-up and / or program times occur that are out of the Promoters control. The Promoter reserves the right to change the line-up and/ or program times without prior notification.

WHAT TO BRING
Picnic rug and hamper, jacket, sun hat, sunscreen, sealed plastic bottled water/soft drink (only), comfy shoes and good vibes. For seating, see below. Empty aluminium or plastic water bottles are permitted to be brought into the venue for free filling at the water stations. 

SEATING
All reserved seating tickets include a dedicated seat.
Diamond, Ruby and Gold seating are standard high back chairs, located on the Deck. 
Silver seating is low-to-the-ground beach style chairs, located on the grass. 
General Admission ticket holders will need to bring their own picnic rug or seat if desired.
Low-to-the-ground beach style chairs are recommended in the General Admission area. High back (deck/camping) chairs are permitted, however will be positioned at the rear of the venue.
A seating area is provided for those with wheelchair requirements.

My General Admission tickets say "GENADM" but have row and seat number on them - what does this mean?
This is for ticket tracking purposes only. This information does not mean you have a reserved seat for the event - ONLY Diamond, Ruby, Gold & Silver tickets come with reserved seating.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
There are a range of public transport options connecting you to Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Please refer to the Transperth Journey Planner to plan your journey.

BUS SHUTTLE SERVICE  
Shuttle buses run along Lovekin Drive & May Drive from 4pm - 7pm, picking up patrons at the lighting towers and delivering to main gate (Gate 1). Please note this is a ONE WAY SERVICE ONLY, helping inbound patrons to enter the show. There are no return shuttle services. We kindly ask for a gold coin donation for this service – all proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House Perth.

FOOD
A wide range of food options to suit all tastes and budgets will be available for purchase at the venue. Visit jdsfastfoods.com.au to view food vendors in attendance, menus and to pre-order grazing boxes. Patrons can also visit ticketmaster.com.au to pre-order grazing boxes. To view the grazing boxes click here. Alternatively patrons may bring their own food/picnic. Please be aware of prohibited items listed under “Not Permitted”.

NOT PERMITTED
Strictly NO BYO alcohol and NO glass items. This is a fully licensed event. No tables or umbrellas, professional SLR cameras, video or recording equipment, metal cutlery, wine spikes, bean bags, tents or sun shelters. The Botanic Garden is a smoke free venue.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
All bags are subject to a safety and security search upon entry. No Pass Outs.

PARKING
Available along Lovekin, Forrest and May Drives. A drop off zone is located at the venue entrance on Lovekin Drive. ACROD Parking is located on Forrest Drive in close proximity to the DNA Tower. Access Forrest Drive via Park and Poole Avenue entrances, Crawley.

ENQUIRIES
Mellen Events on (08) 9383 3534 or info@mellenevents.com

Tickets & Times

TICKETS

Tickets ON SALE NOW through Ticketmaster. Click here to buy tickets.

* Ticketmaster is the only authorised and legitimate ticketing seller/agent for this event
Any tickets purchased through unauthorised resellers, such as Viagogo, may be refused entry at the gates. 

TICKET PRICES

The following ticket categories include a reserved seat, located on the Deck: 
Diamond $249.90
Ruby $199.90
Gold $159.90
All seats located on the Deck will be a standard high back chair.

The following ticket category includes a reserved seat, located on the Grass:
Silver $139.90

Seats are located on the grassed area and are low-to-the-ground beach style chairs.

The following ticket category does not include a reserved seat, located on the Grass:
General Admission $119.90

GA will need to bring their own seating or picnic blanket if desired.

Note: Additional fees may apply

Click here to view the venue and seating map


SHOW TIMES
Gates: 5.00pm
I Know Leopard: 6.15pm
Rick Astley: 7.30pm
a-ha: 9.00pm
Note: Times are subject to change

Artist Information

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a-ha

a-ha - singer Morten Harket, keyboardist Mags Furuholmen and guitarist Paul Waaktaar-Savoy - have sold more than 55 million albums and remain one of the UK and Europe's most loved pop bands, regularly playing stadiums and festivals.

Still so unique decades on, the unforgettable music video for ‘Take On Me’ won six MTV Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, was nominated for Grammy and American Music Awards and is approaching one billion views on YouTube. It’s been covered by artists as diverse as Metallica, Madonna and Tori Amos, and most recently Weezer and performed with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on “The Tonight Show”.

a-ha have also scored global hits with the James Bond theme The Living Daylights as well as ‘Cry Wolf’, ‘I've Been Losing You’ and the 2005 Max Martin-collaboration ‘Analogue’, while their most recent release was an MTV Unplugged collection in 2017 featuring collaborations with Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch and Alison Moyet. NME recently declared ‘Hunting High and Low’ as “one of the albums that have stood the test of time and still sounds great today”.

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Rick Astley

Rick Astley is also enjoying a major career resurgence. The British star has sold more than 40 million albums fuelled by hits like ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, ‘Whenever You Need Somebody’, ‘Together Forever’, ‘When I Fall in Love’, ‘She Wants To Dance With Me’ and ‘Cry For Help’. 

In 2016 Rick’s album 50 was released to mark his milestone birthday and became his first UK Number 1 since his 1987 debut album. The platinum selling album has to date sold more than 350,000 copies. Last year he followed it up with another wholly self-penned, performed and produced album, ‘Beautiful Life’, and continued his heavy touring schedule and has just completed a 38-date UK arena and stadium tour as special guest for Take That. 

In 2007, Rick became an internet phenomenon becoming the subject of a viral meme known as Rick-rolling, with ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ garnering millions of hits on YouTube, introducing him to a whole new audience.

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I Know Leopard

Sydney quartet I Know Leopard recently released their debut album ‘Love Is a Landmine’ featuring catchy singles ‘Landmine’, ‘Heather' and 'Seventy Lies’.

Along with his bandmates, Rosie Fitzgerald (bass), Jenny McCullagh (violin and keys) and Todd Andrews (guitar), O’Loughlin and co. have created the perfect musical complement to the open and impassioned lyrics.

Musically, Love Is A Landmine shines, revelling in glam, dreamy synth pop and the kind of playful, upbeat, 70s soft rock made famous by ELO, 10CC and the Alan Parsons Project. Blended seamlessly within the taught new wave energy of Metronomy and a glorious deep dive into vintage analogue synths.

I Know Leopard are sure to captivate audiences with their glorious vintage analogue synths and retro-futuristic sounds.

FAQ's

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A TICKET FOR MY BABY or CHILD?
Yes, all patrons, including babies, children and minors, must have a valid ticket for entry. Please refer to our Babes in Arms Policy for further information.

All minors under 18 years of age who have purchased a ticket will only be permitted into the concert site if they are accompanied by their parent/ step-parent or legal guardian. If a minor is NOT ACCOMPANIED by their parent/ step-parent or legal guardian they will be refused entry to the concert and they will not receive a refund on their ticket.

MY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS SAY "GENADM" BUT HAVE ROW & SEAT NUMBERS ON THEM - WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
This is for ticket tracking purposes only. This information does not mean you have a reserved seat for the event. Please refer to SEATING  under the EVENT & VENUE INFO tab.

​General Admission Grass ticket holders will need to bring a picnic blanket or rug with them to sit on (should you wish) or alternatively a low-to-the-ground beach style chair or director/camping chair. Please note that beach chairs (being low-to-the-ground) will be positioned in the first half of the General Admission Grass area and director/camping chairs (being higher off the ground) will be positioned toward the rear of the General Admission Grass area.

I LOST SOME BELONGINGS AT A SHOW // LEFT BEHIND CLOAKED OR CONFISCATED ITEMS - WHAT DO I DO?
Please contact the Mellen Events office on (08) 9383 3534 or info@mellenevents.com in the days immediately after the show. If you cloaked items at the free cloakroom (or had a confiscated item cloaked), please let us know your Cloaking Ticket Number to better help us locate your item.

I PURCHASED A DRINK (ALCOHOLIC) AT THE VENUE & HAVEN'T FINISHED IT BY THE END OF THE SHOW. CAN I WALK OUT THE VENUE WITH IT?
No, the event area is a licensed venue and as such, no alcohol can be taken off the premises (just as you can't purchase a drink at a pub and walk out with it - it must be consumed within the licensed area). Please assist security by leaving any unfinished alcoholic beverages behind.

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