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Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna | Photo by Ollie Millington/Redferns

Cold Meat, Queerbait, Parsnip to Support Bikini Kill on 2023 Australian Tour

Bikini Kill have announced that Cold Meat, Queerbait, Stabbitha & the Knifey Wifeys, K5, and Parsnip will be joining them at various dates on their upcoming Australian tour. The tour is set to begin on Sunday, 26th February at Hobart’s Mona Foma festival.

Cold Meat will open for Bikini Kill at their two Perth Festival sets; Queerbait will join them in Brisbane at the Tivoli; Stabbitha & the Knifey Wifeys are locked in for Lion Arts Factory in Adelaide; and Parsnip and K5 will share support duties over two nights at Melbourne’s Forum. Check out the details below.

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The tour marks Bikini Kill’s first run around Australia in 25 years, following their reformation in 2019. Aside from the headline shows, they’ll be playing Golden Plains festival in Victoria – alongside acts like Carly Rae JepsenFour Tet and Angel Olsen – and Perth Festival.

The band – frontwoman Kathleen Hanna, drummer Tobi Vail and bassist Kathi Wilcox – will also appear in a panel discussion with writer Marieke Hardy at Sydney’s All About Women festival at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday, 12th March.

A couple of shows have been added to the tour as some dates have recently sold out – Bikini Kill will now do two shows at Perth Festival and an extra date at the Forum.

Bikini Kill Australian Tour Dates 2023

  • Sunday, 26th February – Mona Foma, Hobart TAS
  • Tickets: Mona Foma
  • Tuesday, 28th February – Perth Festival, Perth WA (with Cold Meat)
  • Tickets: Perth Festival.
  • Wednesday, 1st March – Perth Festival, Perth WA (with Cold Meat) – SOLD OUT
  • Tickets: Perth Festival
  • Friday, 3rd March – The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD (with Queerbait)
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster
  • Sunday, 5th March – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide SA (with Stabbitha & the Knifey Wifeys) –SOLD OUT
  • Tickets: Moshtix
  • Tuesday, 7th March – The Forum, Melbourne VIC (with Parsnip)
  • Tickets: Ticketek.
  • Wednesday, 8th March – Forum, Melbourne VIC (with K5) – SOLD OUT
  • Tickets: Ticketek
  • Saturday, 11th March – Golden Plains, Meredith VIC
  • Ticket ballot now closed
  • Sunday, 12th March – Bikini Kill Talk Event, All About Women Festival, Sydney NSW (with Marieke Hardy)
  • Tickets: Sydney Opera House.
  • Monday, 13th March – Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW2 (all ages)
  • Tickets: Sydney Opera House

Further Reading

Bikini Kill to Speak at Sydney Opera House’s All About Women Festival

Björk to Headline 2023 Perth Festival With Week-Long Residency

Golden Plains 2023 Lineup: Bikini Kill, Four Tet, Angel Olsen and More

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