Hoodoo Gurus, Voilet Femmes & Sunnyboys

Hoodoo Gurus, Voilet Femmes & Sunnyboys

From the golden age of indie-rock comes three giants of the era, HOODOO GURUSSUNNYBOYS and VIOLENT FEMMES are teaming up for the very first time this summer in a three-way, no-holds barred attack on the aural senses. 

But wait, that's not all! This all-star bill also features an equally as impressive undercard with fellow indie-giants Died Pretty dusting off the dancing shoes for the first time in more than seven years, rounding out summer’s most FUN bill.

a day on the green - proudly presented by Roundhouse, Mellen Events, AAMI & Sunsuper

Event: Hoodoo Gurus, Voilet Femmes & Sunnyboys

Featuring: special guests Died Pretty

Date: Saturday 19 March, 2016


ON SALE NOW through Ticketmaster (136 100)  

Access to Saw Avenue, Kings Park will be limited on the night of Saturday 19 March, 2016 due to scheduled road works by the City of Perth - weather permitting. These road words will be taking place on Thomas Street, Subiaco. Traffic into and out of Saw Avenue, Kings Park will be affected between 8.00 pm Saturday 19 March - 4.00 am Sunday 20 March, 2016. Detours will be in place. Saw Avenue traffic will be turn left only (south onto Thomas Street) to egress event traffic until midnight. Please be courteous to other visitors and follow the instructions of traffic management. Fraser Avenue and Poole Avenue will remain open to the public for vehicle access to Kings Park (refer to map). 

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

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.

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/ 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.

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.

Picnic rug and hamper, jacket, sun hat, sunscreen, sealed plastic bottled water/soft drink (only), comfy shoes and good vibes. (Seating – see below)

Reserved seating tickets include a dedicated seat. Platinum and Gold seating are standard high back chairs. Silver seating is low back chairs (close to the ground). General Admission ticket holders will need to bring own seat if required. Low back chairs are recommended. High back chairs will be positioned at the rear of the venue. A seating area is provided for those with wheelchair requirements.

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.

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 hampers. Patrons can also visit ticketmaster.com.au to pre-order hampers. Alternatively patrons may bring their own food/ picnic. Please be aware of prohibited items listed under “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.

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

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.

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

ON SALE NOW through Ticketmaster (136 100)

$104.90*     General Admission
$149.90*     Silver Reserved Seating
$179.90*     Gold Reserved Seating
$229.90*     Platinum Reserved Seating

*plus payment processing & transaction fees

Please note that Platinum & Gold seating come with high back chairs and Silver seating comes with low to the ground beach chairs. ​Please refer to seating in the EVENT & VENUE INFO tab above for more details.

4.00pm         Gates Open
5.00pm         Died Pretty
6.05pm         Sunnyboys
7.40pm         Violent Femmes
9.15pm         Hoodoo Gurus         

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.    

For more than three decades the Hoodoo Gurus have consistently been one of the most inventive, lyrically smart and exciting rock’n’roll bands Australia has ever produced. And they’ve done it with style, panache and a wicked sense of humour.  Consistent chart-toppers, ARIA Hall of Famers, co-curators of the Dig It Up! Invitational and other accolades far too many to mention here, the Gurus have begun a new chapter of their story with Nik Reith taking over drumming duties from 30-year veteran Mark Kingsmill.
A new EP ‘Happy New Year’ announced a return to recording for Violent Femmes in April, their first new music in 15 years.  Since reuniting in 2013 Gordon Gano, bassist Brian Ritchie and drummer Brian Viglione have embarked on wide-ranging tours and buoyed by the love from fans old and new, are currently recording a new album. The trio have released eight studio albums and more than a dozen singles, among them the classics as ‘Blister In The Sun’, ‘Gone Daddy Gone’, ‘Nightmares’, and ‘American Music’.   
On April 22nd 2012, for the first time in 21 years, all four original members of Sydney band Sunnyboys, walked on-stage at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre. Appearing at the inaugural Dig It Up! Invitational the band played with the same intensity, verve and joy as they had all those years ago. It was emotional and inspired and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Fast forward to 2015 and the band have performed two sold-out tours of the country filling venues including the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Perth Arts Festival and set a venue record at the Coolangatta Hotel. This is the Sunnyboys - alive and well in the 21st Century.

It's been seven years since Died Pretty last toured nationally as part of the Big Day Out, which followed hot on the heels of a triumphant tour playing the highly acclaimed 'Doughboy Hollow' album in its entirety.  ‘Doughboy Hollow’ (originally released in 1991) remains one of THE all time great Australian albums, while ‘Trace’ (1993) and ‘Sold’ (1996) consolidated their place in the history books.  The same classic line-up of Ron Peno (vocals), Brett Myers (guitar), John Hoey (keyboards), Chris Welsh (drums) and Steve Clark (bass) are keen to reunite for this tour and perform their most loved songs.