This October, the second installment of our Great Southern Land tour continues. A new
concept developed by Bedroom Suck Records and our good mates The Adventure
Handbook, the GSL initiative aims at touring bands from metropolitan artists into the further
flung regional corners of Australia.
After a hugely successful first round in June this year that saw Melbourne slackers Good
Morning undertake a circuit around the isle of Tasmania, including a stop at Dark Mofo
festival, we are now turning our eyes to home sweet home, beautiful Victoria.
Expanding scope from the initial Tasmanian trip, this leg undertakes 11 dates, with 10 in
regional Victoria and a brief stop in SA’s captial, Adelaide. Regional centres visited on
this trip will include Daylesford, Ballarat, Beechworth, Warrnambool, Portland,
Kyneton, Castlemaine, Belgrave, Echuca and of course a stop in sunny Melbourne.
This trip, we are joined by two of Melbourne’s favourties, Dag and Ciggie Witch. Both
playing catchy pop tunes with memorable lyrics and a uniquely independent bent, these
bands are perfect to charm crowds across the state. See below for more info.
Great Southern Land is an independent initiative aimed at developing viable touring circuits
for independent Australian artists. By continually hosting events in regional centres, we
hope to encourage others to do the same and to help build healthy arts communities.
Great Southern Land is supported through the Creative Victoria VicArts funding program.
Full tour dates:
08/10 The Old Hepburn Hotel, Daylesford
12/10 The Curtin, Melbourne
13/10 Tanswell’s Commerical Hotel, Beechworth
14/10 Theatre Royale, Castlemaine
15/10 The Eastern, Ballarat
20/10 Gin Lane, Belgrave
21/10 American Hotel, Echuca * afternoon show
21/10 Kyneton Music Festival, Kyneton * Dag only
26/10 The Dart & Marlin, Warrnambool
28/10 Mac’s Hotel, Portland
30/10 The Exeter, Adelaide