L-R: Blondie's Debbie Harry (Credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images), Alice Cooper (Credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Blondie & Alice Cooper Announce April 2024 Newcastle Headliners

Organisers of the inaugural Pandemonium festival have announced two sideshows for fans in Newcastle, headlined by Blondie and Alice Cooper respectively. Both shows will take place at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre, with Blondie’s show taking place on Monday April 22nd and Alice Cooper’s the following night on Tuesday April 23rd.

Joining Blondie on the line-up will be Wolfmother and Cosmic Psychos. Cooper’s show, meanwhile, will see support come from his former touring partners Deep Purple and Perth band Gyroscope. All six artists will then join the Pandemonium bill as it takes to Cathy Freeman Park in Sydney on Thursday April 25th and Doug Jennings Park on the Gold Coast on Saturday April 27th. A final festival date is set for the Sandstone Point Hotel on Bribie Island in Queensland, although Blondie will not be appearing at that leg of the run.

Blondie – ‘Call Me’

Blondie’s show will mark the first time the Debbie Harry-fronted band have played in Newcastle since 1977, where they played the city’s Civic Theatre on their debut Australian tour. In 2017, the band played in the nearby Hunter Valley region on their co-headlining tour with Cyndi Lauper, performing at the Bimbadgen Estate Winery in Polkobin.

Cooper and Deep Purple, meanwhile, are playing Newcastle for the first time since 2017 and 2010 respectively. The former visited the city on his Spend the Night with Alice Cooper tour, with former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley in support, while the latter were on their Rapture of the Deep world tour.

Both of the Newcastle shows are all-ages events. A pre-sale for each show will begin from tomorrow (February 23rd) at 9am AEDT, with a general sale following on Monday February 26th at noon AEDT. Ticketing information and the full Pandemonium itinerary can be found below.

Pandemonium Festival 2024

  • Alice Cooper
  • Blondie
  • Placebo
  • Deep Purple
  • Wheatus
  • The Psychedelic Furs
  • Dead Kennedys
  • Gang Of Four
  • Palaye Royale
  • Wolfmother
  • Cosmic Psychos
  • Gyroscope
  • Petch

Dates and Venues

  • Saturday, April 20th – Caribbean Gardens, Melbourne VIC
  • Monday, April 22nd – Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle NSW*
  • Tuesday, April 23rd – Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle NSW^
  • Thursday, April 25th – Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney NSW
  • Saturday, April 27th – Doug Jennings Park, Gold Coast QLD
  • Sunday, April 28th – Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island QLD~

* Blondie sideshow with Wolfmother and Cosmic Psychos

^ – Alice Cooper sideshow with Deep Purple and Gyroscope

~ – Blondie not appearing

Tickets available via Pandemonium.

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