All the chocolate we ate over Easter got us thinking about hard work (as in, how hard it’s going to be to work it of) so here’s a wrap of the work we put in over April so far…
To say it’s been a big few weeks for ticket sales is an understatement. Splendour in the Grass announced their ‘uge lineup and proceeded to sell-out in under an hour. The team at Pitch Control also enjoyed a supreme start to April, with Touch Bass selling out in all four cities. Queensland’s Shakafest went on sale too, with early bird tickets gone in under a day.
Secret Sounds dropped a stacked collection of Splendour sideshows for those unlucky individuals who missed out on tickets to the festival. HAIM, Sigur Ros, Two Door Cinema Club, Father John Misty, George Ezra, Rag’n’Bone Man, Maggie Rogers, Tove Lo, Oh Wonder, The Lemon Twigs, Bag Raiders, Bishop Briggs and LANY are all doing a little something on the side come July. They also announced an unrelated, yet equally as exciting tour from Laura Marling this June.
Thanks to Laneway Presents, Sydney and Melbourne will also be copping a visit from Real Estate while they’re out here for SITG. Best part is, this Real Estate is affordable, even if you have a penchant for smashed avo.
On the new music front, Remote Control Records delivered album releases from The Smith Street Band and Future Islands. Meanwhile, Client Liaison continued their ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ tour, with the off-white limousine clocking a few kms in the process.
Chugg Entertainment have been taking Santana & the Doobie Brothers around the country, and also announced an upcoming tour from Beth Orton.
For the nostalgic ones amongst us, tours were announced for Grinspoon and Pete Murray as well courtesy of ALH.
The Easter long weekend was a big one, with You:Are taking Our:House to Auckland, The Grass is Greener presenting The Wharehouse! in Cairns, The Operatives presenting Espionage at Howler and Manly Wharf Hotel getting a visit from Cut Snake.
Here at Bolster, we kicked off the month with a slightly too convincing April Fools’ prank. Apologies to anyone who thought we were addressing the absence of a specialist doggo club in Melbourne, with the announcement of ‘Walkies’ on 1 April.
Alex was shortlisted for B&T’s 30 under 30 award, Linktree inches closer to new features being released and we welcomed two new faces to the Bolster fam, Zoe and Ryan.
Still to come…
Peking Duk commence their ‘Clowntown’ tour, Supanova hits up the Gold Coast, Opiuo Band kick off their tour in Melbourne and Groovin’ the Moo is coming for Wayville, Maitland and Townsville.