The rock carnival is back and this time it's heading to the '90s
*Update*– Under The Southern Stars has rescheduled their 2020 Australian dates to February/March 2021. Remaining tickets are on sale now.
Following all the goodness of last year’s instalment, one day festival extraordinaire Under The Southern Stars have announced another stacked lineup for their 2021 event.
Leading the way is beloved rock band +LIVE+. During their career, the American rockers scored seven Top 5 albums in Australia, three of which topped the charts for a total of ten weeks. Their visit to Australia will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their second album Throwing Copper. Selling more than eight million copies in the US alone, it is Live’s best selling-album and the record that shot them to mainstream success. After being released on April 26 1994, the album finally reached number 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart on May 6 1995 – in its 52nd week on the chart. The album also reached number one in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
Joining them are English rockers Bush. Since the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, they have been an Aussie favourite, spawning singles like ‘Glycerine’, ‘Everything Zen’ and ‘Comedown’ that are still just as loved today. After taking an extended break from 2001 until 2011, they returned with the huge The Sea of Memories and launched right back into our hearts again.
The American contingent is strong on next year’s Under The Southern Stars lineup thanks to the addition of Stone Temple Pilots. They too will be celebrating a 25-year anniversary, this time for their second album Purple. Becoming one of the world’s top-selling albums in the ’90s, it is still a much-loved record in the band’s storied catalogue, and has even been named as one of the ‘greatest rock & metal albums of all time’.
Thought the sweet sweet nostalgia was going to stop there? Guess again.
Joining the festivities are one of Australia’s longest-running rock acts Rose Tattoo and Melbourne hard rockers Electric Mary.
Under The Southern Stars has another special announcement for their 2021 event. They’ll be introducing the ‘Under The Southern Stars Village’, ensuring the event is a whole lot more than just a music festival. With a host of installations and activities planned, expect carnival rides, market stalls, and incredibly delicious food.
Under The Southern Stars 2021 Tour Dates:
- Tuesday 16 February 2021 – HBF Stadium, Perth WA
- Saturday 6 March 2021 – Riverstage, Brisbane QLD
- Sunday 7 March 2021 – Sandstone Point Hotel, Sandstone Point QLD *Venue Change*
Under The Southern Stars will tour Australia throughout February/March 2021. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.