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The National & Fleet Foxes

EVENT The National With Very Special Guests Fleet Foxes and Annie Hamilton
FEATURING Annie Hamilton
DATE Saturday, 9 March 2024 | Sunday, 10 March 2024
VENUE Kings Park & Botanic Garden
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DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND THE NATIONAL AND FLEET FOXES HAVE ANNOUNCED A SECOND AND FINAL PERTH SHOW!

The second show will take place on Sunday, 10 March 2024. 

The National return to Australia for the first time since 2018, joined by very special guests Fleet Foxes, and Annie Hamilton.

This extraordinary line-up sees The National and Fleet Foxes touring together for the very first time. Perth shows take place in the stunning Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Saturday, March 9 & Sunday, March 10, 2024. 

In conjunction with the Australian tour announcement, The National have dropped a new release ‘Laugh Track’, the surprise second half of a double album which began with ‘First Two Pages Of Frankenstein’ released in April this year. The sibling records mark albums nine and ten for The National and are a continuing testament to the more than two decades the band have delivered us songs of immense pathos and beauty.

Their lengthy career has led to extraordinary success, including winning a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album for 2017’s ‘Sleep Well Beast’, headlining festivals around the world, offered up classic songs including ‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’, ‘Mr November’, ‘Fake Empire’ and ‘I Need My Girl’, and working with countless culture-defining artists including collaborations with Bon Iver, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, and Sufjan Stevens.

Joining The National for the tour will be one of Indie Folk’s most acclaimed acts, Fleet Foxes. Led by lead singer-songwriter Robin Pecknold, Fleet Foxes have won a legion of fans and garnered critical acclaim for making music full of wonderful orchestrations, and gorgeous melodies that fuse earthy, harmony-rich folk-rock with a sense of lush pop sophistication.

Also last here in 2018, Fleet Foxes will tour Australia for the first time since the release of their 2020 fourth studio album ‘Shore’, which earned the band their second Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album, and sweeping praise from MOJO (five stars), Rolling Stone (four stars), and Pitchfork (the fifth consecutive Best New Music), with Rolling Stone calling the album ‘...the most immediately rewarding Fleet Foxes record since their brilliant 2008 debut.’

Opening for all shows will be Australian singer, songwriter, and guitarist Annie Hamilton.

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EVENT & VENUE INFO

PRODUCTION REMINDER
Event may contain smoke, haze, strobe lights & pyrotechnics.

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.

Box Office for this event is cashless. Door sales available via EFT/Credit unless exhausted prior. 

MINORS/BABES IN ARMS POLICY
Our concert events are deemed not suitable for young children or infants. This is a licenced event where alcohol will be served. It is located on a greenfield site with limited lighting while the performance will take place. If you choose to attend with a minor (under 18+), they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who assumes full risk. All patrons, including minors and infants must have a valid ticket for entry. If a minor is NOT ACCOMPANIED by their parent/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 (NO BYO Alcohol), 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. 

TICKETS
- Deck – GA Standing tickets gain access to the deck in front of the stage. No seating is permitted.  
- Lawn - GA Admissionticket 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.

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, so remember to bring cash with you when using 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. Alternatively, patrons may bring their own food/picnic. Please be aware of prohibited items listed under “Not Permitted”.

SMOKING, VAPING & E-CIGARETTES
The main event space is smoke, vape and e-cigarette free. If you are caught smoking/vaping outside of the designated smoking area, you may be evicted from the event.

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 near the DNA Tower. Access Forrest Drive via Park and Poole Avenue entrances, Crawley.

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

TICKET PRICING

GA Deck - $186.62
GA Lawn - $117.96
Early Entry GA Lawn - $175.93

All prices are exclusive of transaction fees.

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

Box Office for this event is cashless. Door sales available via EFT/Credit unless exhausted prior.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO & FROM THE SHOW

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
There are a range of public transport options connecting you to and from Kings Park & Botanic Garden. 

After the show Transperth Bus #935 (all days) and the Purple Cat (weekdays only) will be operating from Wadjuk Way in Kings Park. These buses will drop passengers into Perth city to allowing them access additional transport options. Please refer to the Transperth Journey Planner for up to date timetables and 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, so remember to bring cash with you when using this service– all proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House Perth.

PARKING MAP

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RUNNING TIMES

16:30 - VIP early entry
17:00 - Gates
17:30 - Annie Hamilton
18:15 - Fleet Foxes
20:00 - The National

PROHIBITED ITEMS

• Alcohol
• Unsealed drink containers *empty reusable water containers permitted
• Illicit drugs
• Weapons, knives or wine spikes *cutlery & small cheese knives permitted
• Glass *perfume bottles permitted.
• Large items – i.e. bean bags, tents, sun shelters or tables
• Trolleys including beach trolleys, sack trolley or wagons
• Umbrellas
• Sporting equipment
• Professional recording devices, SLR cameras or drones
• Animals (other than registered assistance animals)
• Lasers or laser pointers
• Any Dangerous goods

 

FAQ'S

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A TICKET FOR MY BABY or CHILD?
All patrons, including minors & babies, must have a valid ticket for entry. 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/legal guardian. If a minor is NOT ACCOMPANIED by their parent/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 TICKET PRICES 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

ACCESSIBILITY

How do I purchase accessibility tickets to a Mellen Events show?

You can purchase accessible tickets directly from the event’s interactive seat map on the Ticketmaster website, by calling the accessible seating line on 1300 446 925, or by submitting an online request to Ticketmaster and selecting Accessible Bookings as a topic.

To avoid delays and missing out of tickets, we highly recommend booking your tickets via the Ticketmaster website where possible.

For more information on booking accessibility tickets please click on the below link:

Accessible Tickets: Everything you need to know 


Can I purchase accessibility tickets during a Mellen Events presale?

Yes, absolutely! Accessibility tickets are available to purchase during a Mellen Events presale.

See above on how to purchase tickets to a Mellen Events show. 


Can I use a companion card at Mellen Events shows?

Companion cards are accepted for all Mellen Events shows at Kings Park however there may be some restrictions on VIP tickets.

Companion card holders can book by phoning Ticketmaster's accessible seating line on 1300 446 925 or by following the link below.

Companion Card Tickets: Everything you need to know

Please note that all companion card holders must present their companion card on venue entry. 


Is there Accessibility Parking?

Dedicated Accessible Parking bays are located on Forrest Drive near the DNA Tower.

Access Forrest Drive via Park and Poole Avenue entrances, Crawley.

Accessible bays are allocated on a first come first served basis to vehicles displaying valid ACROD parking permits.

Patrons parking in accessible parking bays can enter the event via Gate 2.

Alternatively a drop off zone is located at the venue entrance on Lovekin Drive, near Gate 1.

View Parking Map here 


Where are the accessible viewing areas located inside the venue?

The Kings Park Concert area is located in a bowl - with patrons entering from the top and walking down. This can be quite steep.

There are two reserved accessible viewing areas for patrons in a wheelchairs which include seats for a companion. Wheelchair users and their companion must have a ticket for these areas purchased from the Ticketmaster website. Additional tickets are subject to availability.

Please note that accessible viewing areas are not on a raised viewing platform.

In the event that the accessible viewing areas sell out, wheelchair users are advised to book Lawn General Admission tickets and enjoy the event from the High Backed seating area positioned at the rear of the venue.  


Further Accessibility Information.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden is an outdoor grassed venue therefore, there are some sloped and uneven areas. Grass may also be slippery. Shade is not guaranteed and is only available under trees.

All food and beverage outlets are wheelchair accessible, situated on flat surfaces without steps.

Accessible toilets are located in the main toilet area on Forrest Drive near Gate 2.

Event may contain smoke, haze, strobe lights & pyrotechnics.

Currently our free shuttle bus service operating from 4pm – 7pm does not have accessible access. Please contact Mellen Events at least one week prior to the event if you would like to use this service. The free shuttle bus service only operates pre-event, not post event.

We highly recommend making use of our Accessible Parking bays if you have a valid ACROD Parking permit.


Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP)

A PEEP is a bespoke 'escape plan' for individuals who may not be able to reach a place of safety unaided or within a satisfactory period of time in the event of any emergency.

Employees and patrons needing assistance evacuating from a Mellen Events venue, even temporarily, must inform and complete a PEEP with event management. The completion of the PEEP will decide upon the best individual evacuation plan in an emergency.

Should you believe you will need bespoke assistance in case of an emergency, please contact information@mellenevents.com or call the Mellen office +61 8 9383 3534