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Camp Cope Announce They Are Breaking Up

Aussie punk trio Camp Cope have decided to hang up their guitars, calling it quits after eight years of rebellious tunes and international success. But before they say goodbye, they’ll be playing one final hometown show in Naarm/Melbourne.

The band were announced on the lineup for the Brunswick Music Festival, where they’ll be headlining the Estonian House on Saturday, 11th March atop a bill featuring Malyangapa, Barkindji rap queen Barkaa. According to the ABC, the show will be Camp Cope’s final gig in their hometown, but not their final ever show.

Camp Cope – ‘Running With The Hurricane’

“Can’t think of a more fitting farewell,” Camp Cope wrote on Instagram, adding “This is a special one – our LAST EVER Naarm/Melbourne show”. The same post was shared on the band’s Insta story, along with the caption “RIP CAMP COPE 2016-2023”.

Over on Twitter, drummer Sarah Thompson said there was “obv more to come,” regarding the band’s split. “But for now, 4eva thanks to all the ppl who were there through the thick & thin,” she wrote. “The music industry is a bin fire but that can be dealt with when you have the legends you all are keeping you sane. fire your manager, burn the joint down, morals over $. love x”.

Elsewhere, bassist Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich called out critics who’d suggested the split had something to do with her becoming a mum. “People asking if we’re breaking up because i’m a mum now are really exposing themselves tbh,” she tweeted.

Camp Cope released their last album Running With the Hurricane in March 2022. It was recently shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize, with the winner set to be announced next month. The LP’s title track and the band’s triple j Like A Version performance of Sam Fender’s ‘Seventeen Going Under’ were both voted into triple j’s Hottest 200 of 2022.

RIP Camp Cope.

Further Reading

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Triple J’s Hottest 200 of 2022: 200-101

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