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V Festival 09: Side Shows Announced

Written by Toby Smith on January 29, 2009

Side shows Announced, all shows on sale February 5th


It’s been hard to avoid the sensation over Welsh pop act Duffy lately. Her album Rockferry not only became the best selling album in the UK last year, but also reached number one in 11 countrie. The single from the album, Mercy reached the top of the charts even before it was available at the shops (she was also the first Welsh singer in over 20 years to hit number one).

Duffy has started 2009 on a high, nominated for 4 Brit Awards – Best Album, Best single (Mercy), Best Female and British Breakthrough Act. This 24 year old diva is most adored for her lush, rich voice and soul catching melodies. Drawing comparisons to Aretha Franklin and Dusty Springfield, this Welsh stunner is set to woo Australian audiences with her captivating live show.

Don’t miss Duffy’s one and only Australian headline show:

Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall – Thursday March 26

Tickets through Sydney Opera House Box Office 9250 7777 Ticketmaster 136 100


They bagged the 2008 Mercury Music Prize, beating Laura Marling and Radiohead, and have once again delighted fans with their exquisite latest album; quite simply Elbow are musical genius’. With NME describing The Seldom Seen Kid as “a stunning record, a career-best from a band whose consistency has rarely been matched by any British indie band this decade.” Acclaimed for their melancholic sound, and evocative lyrics, they are one of contemporary music’s true mavericks. Last week Elbow received 3 Brit Award nominations including Best British Group, Best British Live Act and Mastercard British Album (The Seldom Seen Kid).

The band’s 18 year career, has seen them release 4 studio albums, 4 EPs and 10 top fifty singles in the UK; their live shows will undeniably captivate their growing fan base.

Brisbane, The Tivoli – Tuesday March 31
Sydney, The Metro – Wednesday April 1
Melbourne, The Corner Hotel – Thursday April 2

Brisbane: Ticketek 132 849
Sydney: The Metro Box Office 9550 3666 Ticketek 132 849
Melbourne: Corner Hotel 9427 9198

KAISER CHIEFS with special guests RAZORLIGHT

In one of the most exciting match-ups of the V Festival undercard, Kaiser Chiefs and fellow larrikins Razorlight will pair up for a very special set of intimate shows.

Hailing from England’s industrial North Midlands, Kaiser Chiefs first won accolades in 2005 for their album Employment. In 2007 they released Yours Truly, Angry Mob, followed late last year by Off With Their Heads, which is a majestic hybrid of British sounds. By fusing the iconic new wave and punk music of the 70’s, the Kaiser Chiefs are set to serenade audiences at their Australian shows with their unmistakable infectious sounds. Since they formed in 2002, Razorlight single-handedly ushered English rock back into the music scene.
Their self-titled album was described by NME as “a soulful, romantic album about what happens when the lights come up at the end of the night and life smacks you in the face” Razorlight have undeniably harvested a musical terrain, which is set to thrill audiences across the country. Razorlight’s lead singer Johnny Borrell is a perfect introduction to the band. He embraces everything that they represent – unpredictable, exciting and memorable.

Sydney, Enmore Theatre – Tuesday March 31
Melbourne, The Palace – Wednesday April 1
Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre – Friday April 3

Sydney: Tickets through Ticketek
Melbourne: Ticketmaster 136 100
Adelaide: Venuetix 8225 8888


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