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The Rubens Announce the Return of Hometown Festival ValleyWays, Confirm Summer Tour Dates

The Rubens are gathering a bunch of their friends and peers, including Ball Park Music and Grinspoon, and taking them back to their hometown of Camden in the Macarthur region of Greater Sydney’s south-west. The band’s 2024 ValleyWays festival is happening on Saturday, 17th February at Onslow Oval. The festival announcement coincides with the releases of the band’s new single, ‘Good Mood’, and the confirmation of a run of summer headline shows.

The Rubens held the first ValleyWays festival in February 2022. The event was conceived as a way of saying thank you to the town that raised them and celebrating ten years as a band for Sam Margin, Elliott Margin, Izaac Margin, Scott Baldwin and William Zeglis.

The Rubens – ‘Good Mood’

The Rubens will perform at the 2024 ValleyWays festival alongside Grinspoon, Ball Park Music, Ruby Fields, Coterie, Srirachi and a to-be-determined local opener. “After the success of the first year and the sheer volume of support we received from everyone, there’s no way we wouldn’t be doing another edition of ValleyWays,” The Rubens said in a statement.

“Our community in Camden has been one of, if not the biggest supporters of our band since day one, so bringing the festival back to our hometown was a no-brainer. It’s our small way of saying thank you.”

The band’s new single, ‘Good Mood’, is their first official release since ‘Pets and Drugs’, which came out May 2023 via Ivy League Records. They’ll be hitting the road in January 2024 on the ‘Good Mood’ tour, playing headline shows in a range of appropriately summery locations, including the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Yamba, Coffs Harbour, Shoal Bay, Dee Why, Merimbula, Lorne, Torquay and more. Find all the dates below.

ValleyWays 2024

Saturday, 17th February – Onslow Oval, Camden NSW

  • The Rubens
  • Grinspoon
  • Ball Park Music
  • Ruby Fields
  • Coterie
  • Srirachi
  • + local opener TBA

Tickets on sale via the event website

The Rubens 2024 Headline Tour

  • Thursday 4th January – Kings Beach Tavern, Sunshine Coast, QLD
  • Friday 5th January – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD
  • Saturday 6th January – Yamba Bowls Beach, Yamba, NSW
  • Sunday 7th January – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour, NSW
  • Wednesday 10th January – Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay, NSW
  • Thursday 11th January – Drifters Wharf, Gosford, NSW
  • Friday 12th January – Dee Why RSL, Dee Why, NSW
  • Wednesday 17th January – Shoalhaven Heads Bowling & Recreation Club, Shoalhaven Heads, NSW
  • Thursday 18th January – Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel, Moruya, NSW
  • Friday 19th January Club – Sapphire Merimbula, Merimbula, NSW
  • Thursday 25th January – Waterwheel Beach Tavern, Lake Tyers Beach, VIC
  • Saturday 27th January – Lorne Hotel, Lorne, VIC
  • Sunday 28th January – Torquay Hotel, Torquay, VIC

Tickets on sale via The Rubens

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