There’s a giant rock carnival on its way to Hastings and we’ve got to fill you in on all of the details. Under the Southern Stars is bringing a spectacular 2020 line-up, including +LIVE+, BUSH (pictured), Stone Temple Pilots, Rose Tattoo and Electric Mary, as they tour the country during April. The Mornington Peninsula will have the chance to join in on the carnival as the group of rock royalty stops by on Saturday, April 11, at the Hastings Foreshore Reserve.
But wait, just when you think it can’t get any better – it can. UTSS has just announced that this year it’ll be expanding by adding an exclusive indoor show at The Timber Yard in Port Melbourne on Wednesday, April 8. The line-up at The Timber Yard begins with a local support act before Stone Temple Pilots take the stage, followed by +LIVE+, before BUSH close out the evening. Die-hard fans have been begging for more, so this 12th and final show has been booked and will sell out.
This year sees the introduction of the Under the Southern Stars Village at the outdoor events, which will include installations, activities, carnival rides, market stalls selling everything from vintage clothes to music and lifestyle products, and fantastic food vendors.
The Hastings festival will showcase +LIVE+. They are one of the most beloved rock bands ever to tour the nation. It’s been 25 years since the release of their iconic Throwing Copper album, and during their career so far they’ve achieved seven Top 5 albums in Australia, three of which occupied the No.1 spot for a total of 10 weeks.
BUSH’s 1994 debut album Sixteen Stone was an instant smash and spent 43 weeks in the Australian Top 50, where it peaked at No.5. After a hiatus from 2001-2011, BUSH’s return was a triumph with their song The Sound of Winter making rock radio history in the US as the first self-released song to hit No.1 at Alternative Rock Radio.
With more than 50 million albums sold, Stone Temple Pilots are superstars. As one of the biggest rock acts of the 1990s, their songs became the soundtrack of a generation. One of the world’s top-selling albums in the ‘90s was Purple, which reached No.1 in Australia.
Rose Tattoo are one of Australia’s longest running and most cherished rock acts. They are known as one of the pillars of Australia’s distinctive pub rock sound and have been sharing their message across the world for nearly 50 years, led by the one and only Angry Anderson, who at 72 continues to rock like no other.
During Electric Mary’s decade-long career, they’ve shared the world’s stages with some of the most revered names in hard rock. Their explosive brain-bending performances are regarded as some of the best live shows anywhere.
Get in fast as these strictly limited tickets to both venues won’t last long. Tickets are on sale now at www.underthesouthernstars.com.au
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