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A Nation-Wide Guide To The Top Australia Day Weekend Parties

Written by Nastassia Baroni on January 22, 2015

The anticipated Australia Day long weekend is almost upon us and if you’re struggling to knuckle down plans to tide you over while you wait to find out the outcome of the #Tay4Hottest100 scandal, we’ve got you covered.

Below is a comprehensive guide to the gigs and music events going down across the country this weekend, from Sydney to Hobart, to Townsville and many in between. Have a read and get planning.

Victoria

The Corner and The Reverence Hotels

Melbourne’s Corner Hotel and Reverence Hotel will each host Australia Day Weekend fundraiser shows, to raise funds for The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, The Refugee Council and Oxfam. The Sunday, 25th January gig at The Reverence, featuring Frenzal Rhomb and Saskwatch has already sold out but punters can still find limited tickets to Monday’s Corner Hotel show which will feature set from The Smith Street Band, Joelistics and The Bennies.

The Reverence Hotel Line-up

Frenzal Rhomb
Saskwatch
Hoodlum Shouts
Outright
Scul Hazards
Hawaiian Islands
Have/Hold
De Nada
Robert Muinos
Tyre Swans
Kissing Booth
Ben David
Craig Coburn

Sunday, January 25, 2015 SOLD OUT
The Reverence Hotel
Tickets: The Corner Hotel

The Corner Hotel Line-up

The Smith Street Band
Joelistics
The Bennies
Curse Ov Dialect
Fear Like Us
Stockades

Monday, January 26, 2015
The Corner Hotel
Tickets: The Corner Hotel

Prince Bandroom

St Kilda’s Prince Bandroom will host a special gig on Australia Day this year, complete with your standard Australia Day barbeque. Music will be provided by Tex Perkins & The Ape, Adalita, British India, Harts and The Cherry Dolls.

Lineup

Tex Perkins & The Ape
Adalita
British India
Harts
The Cherry Dolls

Monday, 26th January 2015
Prince Bandroom, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: Oztix

The Espy

Melbourne’s The Espy will be holding their annual Hottest 100 party. Doors open at 11am and the day will be filled with live performances from Japanese Wallpaper, Last Dinosaurs, Orphans Orphans and more. Plus it’s all free!

Lineup

Last Dinosaurs
Japanese Wallpaper
Lurch and Chief
Orphans Orphans
The Harpoons
Tommy Franklin
Foreign/National
Singles
Them Bruins

Monday, 26th January 2015
The Epsy, Melboure
Tickets: Free Entry

St Kilda Bowls Club

St Kilda’s infamous Bowled Over returns for it’s fifth year this Australia Day, promosing another day of bands, beer, BBQ and barefoot bowls. Live sets to be provided by Remi, Bad//Dreems and Twins with Australian comedian Dave Hughes hosting.

Lineup

Remi
Bad//Dreems
Twins

Monday 26th January 2015
St. Kilda Bowls Club, St. Kilda
Tickets: Event Brite

Watch: Remi – XTC Party

SEE NEW SOUTH WALES GIGS ON PAGE TWO

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