With a number of Groovin’ The Moo acts already announcing sideshows including musical twins Tegan & Sara and LA rockers The Bronx, it comes as no surprise (but a great delight) that The Kooks have now announced a number of gigs while they’re in town for the regional festival.
At GTM, the band will play alongside the likes of other international acts The Bronx, Frightened Rabbit, Tegan & Sara, Matt & Kim They Might Be Giants, and many more as well as local artists Tame Impala, The Temper Trap, and Flume, the inventive guitar rock of Last Dinosaurs and Hungry Kids of Hungary, Melbourne sextet Alpine, hardcore heroes The Amity Affliction, and that sure-fire of festival players, Regurgitator. Hip hop heads will also be sated by the appearance of Pez, Seth Sentry, Urthboy, and Tuka with Ellesquire.
The Brighton band of boys are no strangers to Australia having appeared at Splendour In The Grass and 2011/2012 Falls Festival to much acclaim from their fans.
The four-piece also did a number of Falls sideshows including one at Melbourne’s Festival hall. Of the show, a Tone Deaf review said that the performance in early 2012 “showed off the group’s solid way with a song and a great understanding of melodic, guitar-based pop.”
Be sure to get your tickets fast!
The Kooks 2013 Australian Tour
Tuesday 30th April
Sydney, Enmore Theatre
Friday 3rd May
Melbourne, Palais Theatre
Wednesday 8th May
Brisbane, Tivoli Theatre
Friday 10th May
Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre
Sunday 12th May
Perth, Fremantle Arts Centre
For more ticketing information click here.
A ticket pre-sale for all dates except Melbourne begins Thursday 7th February at 2pm AEST. The pre-sale for Melbourne begins on Friday 8th February at 9am. Tickets will then go on general sale on Wednesday 13th February at 9am.