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Dig It Up! Festival Returns For 2013

Written by Mike Hohnen on February 1, 2013

The Hoodoo Gurus‘ very own music festival Dig It Up is returning for 2013 and is set to be just as big – nay, bigger – than its inaugural 2012 event. The Gurus will be touring with a selection of 20 or so acts, including Buzzcocks, Flamin’ Groovies and Blue Oyster Cult (of (Don’t Fear) The Reaper fame), who will be coming Down Under for the first time ever for the fest.

The festival will run for a total of 6 shows and will stop off in most major mainland cities, however every gig will be slightly different. Some cities will get a show with all the headliners, some will only get a few. You can check out the details in the tour dates below.

Don’t worry – every city has an awesome show to look forward to, as Blue Oyster Cult will be at every gig apart from Perth and Adelaide, and the reunited Flamin’ Groovies will be performing at most shows, making this their first run of live dates since the early 80s. On top of that, some cities will bear witness to the Gurus second album Mars Needs Guitars in full, with their classic hits to be played on either side of that.

Performing with the aforementioned acts will be Peter Case (performing hits from his time with both The Nerves and The Plimsouls) as well as Aussie acts The Stems, who have also just reformed. There are expected to be more additions to the lineup in the coming weeks, but it’s already starting to take shape.

General public tickets go on sale Friday, 8th February. Pre-sale tickets are available now.

UPDATE: 26/02/13

Dig it UP! Sydney and Melbourne line-ups have been bolstered with the addition of more acts then you’d care to poke a stick at (in these trying times where poking sticks rental prices are through the roof).

Sydney Dig it Up! now includes local 80s punk band Lime Spiders, American rockers and masked heroes The Crusaders, garage pop trio Bloods and the untameable Super Wild Horses

Melbourne Dig it Up! will also feature Super Wild Horses in addition to “post-punk supergroup of nobodies” The Moodists, Melbourne prodigy Bored Nothing, Straight Arrows, Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk and Ron S. Peno and The Superstitions.

More announcements are soon to follow for Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth.

For more info on the Dig it Up! 2013 line-up click here

Dig it Up! 2013 – Dates + Line-ups:

Thursday, 18th April
The Tivoli, Brisbane
Line Up: Hoodoo Gurus, Blue Oyster Cult + Flamin’ Groovies

Friday, 19th April
Twin Towns, Gold Coast

Hoodoo Gurus + Blue Oyster Cult

Sunday, 21st April
Enmore Theatre & surrounds, Sydney

Hoodoo Gurus, Blue Oyster Cult, Flamin’ Groovies, Buzzcocks, Peter Case Band, The Stems, Lime Spiders, The Crusaders, Super Wild Horses, Bloods

Thursday, 25th April
The Palace Theatre and surrounds, Melbourne

Hoodoo Gurus, Blue Oyster Cult, Flamin’ Groovies, Buzzcocks, Peter Case Band, The Stems, The Moodists, Super Wild Horses, Ron S. Peno and The Superstitions, Straight Arrows, Bored Nothing, Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk

Friday, 26th April
HQ, Adelaide

Hoodoo Gurus, Flamin’ Groovies + Peter Case Band

Sunday, 28th April
Astor Theatre, Perth

Hoodoo Gurus, Flamin’ Groovies + Peter Case Band

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