Dig it Up! the ever-evolving series of national concerts curated by the Hoodoo Gurus and conceived by Feel Presents, continues to roll out the surprises with the announcement today of two new participating venues for Melbourne and a mystery act confirmed for Sydney.
The Pony Bar in Melbourne (68 Little Collins St and a short 5 min walk from The Palace) will open it's doors at the earlier than normal time of 3.00pm on Anzac Day playing host to Hoodoo Gurus' compadres Kim Salmon and Spencer P. Jones as well as young Geelong act The Murlocs. Kim and Spencer will perform a solo set each as well as a double act while The Murlocs (featuring Broderick Smith's young son Ambrose on vocals and harmonica) will perform a set of their blistering r'n'b. Get in early!
A revolving cast of local celebrities will also DJ at Pony during the day while in the Palace main room featured DJ's will include Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring) among others.
And as it is with Sydney, the Melbourne Dig it Up! will now house a venue dedicated to comedy when the Spleen Bar (41 Bourke St and across the road from the Palace) opens it doors with featured comedians and fellow rock tragics Dave O'Neil, Andrew Goodone and CJ Fortuna.
Good enough for ya?
Sydney meantime, has snared seminal act Kids in Dust to complete the line-up of live activity. Kids in Dust performed just once, appearing at the Sydney Trade Union Club in the early 1980's, but appeared many other times under another name. Dig It Up! is sworn to secrecy over the true identity of Kids in Dust, suffice to say fans of the genres represented by Dig it Up! are in for a massive surprise come 3.30pm April 22nd.
And joining Kids in Dust as the latest additions for Dig It Up! Sydney will be audio / visual collective Sounds of Seduction plus DJ's Jack Shit, Silky Doyle, Andy Travers, Nic Dalton and Stuart Coupe all brought on board to keep the party going.
In other Sydney Dig it Up! news all reserved seating tickets have now sold-out. General admission or dance floor tickets are all that remain - who's complaining?
Oh, and if you didn't already know it, Gold Watch: 20 Golden Greats, the new best of from the Hoodoo Gurus featuring the new single Use By Date, is on-sale now. Check the new TV ad for the goodness. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJiFWzybd5U&feature=youtu.be
Full performance schedules for both Sydney and Melbourne will be revealed very shortly. Until then tickets for both Sydney and Melbourne and also the Adelaide Dig it Up! are on-sale from www.digitup.net.au
Friday April 20th The Tivoli SOLD OUT Brisbane QLD
Featuring Hoodoo Gurus, performing Stoneage Romeos in its entirety (plus other smash hits), The Sonics (USA) & The 18.104.22.168’s (Japan).
52 Costin St Fortitude Valley Tickets from www.ticketek.com.au, feelpresents. oztix.com.au, ph: 132 849 or in person at all Ticketek and Oztix outlets (including Rockinghorse Records)
Doors open 7.30pm
Sunday April 22nd DIG IT UP! Sydney NSW
Four venues / four stages: Enmore Theatre / Notes / Green Room Lounge / The Sly Fox
Featuring The Sonics, Died Pretty, Redd Kross, Tek & Younger, The 22.214.171.124's, The Fleshtones, Kim Salmon and Spencer P. Jones, Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate) Hard-Ons, Royal Headache, The Lovetones, Belles Will Ring, Straight Arrows, The Gooch Palms, Damien Lovelock, Sounds of Seduction, Alternative Comedy, guest DJ's, special mystery guests Kids in Dust and Hoodoo Gurus performing Stoneage Romeos (plus other hits) live and in it's entirety.
Four venues all within one minutes walk of each other on Enmore Rd, Enmore. Take advantage of all days pass outs, a street full of quality food and restricted capacity. All events held indoors. No fear of sunburn
here! Tickets from www.ticketek.com.au, feelpresents.oztix.com.au, ph: 9550 3666 or in person at the venue box office and all Ticketek outlets
Doors 12 noon. Bands start 1.00pm
Tuesday April 24th HQ Adelaide SA
Featuring Hoodoo Gurus, performing Stoneage Romeos in it's entirety (plus other smash hits), and The Sonics (USA) and Hard-Ons
Doors open 7.30pm
Wednesday April 25th The Palace Melbourne VIC
Three venues / four stages: The Palace (main room and upstairs) / Pony / Spleen Bar
Featuring The Sonics, Died Pretty, Redd Kross, The 126.96.36.199's, The Fleshtones, Kim Salmon and Spencer P. Jones, Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate) Hard-Ons, Royal Headache, The Lovetones, Beaches, The Frowning Clouds, The Morlocs, Comedians Dave O'Neil, CJ Fortuna and Andrew Goodone, guest DJ's and Hoodoo Gurus performing Stoneage Romeos (plus other hits) live and in it's entirety.
20- 30 Bourke St Melbourne
Three venues all within a less than 5 mins walk from each other in central city Melbourne. Take advantage of all days pass outs, a street full of quality food and restricted capacity. No fear of sunburn here! Tickets from www.ticketek.com.au, feelpresents.oztix.com.au, ph: 132 849 or in person at all Ticketek and Oztix outlets (including Greville & Polyester Records)
Doors 1.00pm. Bands start 2.00pm
Saturday April 28th The Astor Theatre SOLD OUT Perth WA
Featuring Hoodoo Gurus, performing Stoneage Romeos in it's entirety (plus other smash hits), Redd Kross (USA) & The Fleshtones (USA)
659 Beaufort St Mt Lawley Tickets from www.bocsticketing.com.au, feelpresents, oztix.com.au, phone (08) 9484 1133 or in person at all BOCS and Oztix outlets (including 78 Records)
Doors open 7.30pm