HOODOO GURUS and You Am I will rock the Australia Day long weekend in Port Macquarie in 2019 with the return of the Under the Southern Stars summer festival.
On Sunday, January 27 at Westport Park they will be joined by Eskimo Joe, The Superjesus, British India, The Getaway Plan and Scott Darlow.
For over three decades the Hoodoo Gurus have consistently been one of the most inventive, lyrically smart and goddamn exciting rock’n’roll bands Australia has ever produced. Along the way they’ve influenced an entire generation of bands including the likes of You Am I, The Living End, Dallas Crane, Grinspoon and many others. Hoodoo Gurus, by any measure, are one of Australia's greatest, best loved and most enduring rock bands.
You Am I are without doubt one of Australia’s all-time essential rock n roll bands. More than two decades on from their first album release, You Am I have not only had one of the longest and most successful recording careers in Australia, but are also one of our most loved live bands. They have won a total of 10 ARIA Awards including Album of the Year, Best Group, and Best Independent Release.
Iconic indie legends, Eskimo Joe, has become one of Australia’s biggest bands. They have successfully straddled mainstream commercial success while managing to keep their Alternative Music roots secure.
With five studio albums under their belts and sales exceeding 750,000 in Australia alone, the band has seen three of those albums debut at No. 1 on the ARIA charts. Eskimo Joe have brought home three International Song writing Awards, 11 WAMi Awards and 8 ARIA Awards plus have seen 11 songs feature in Triple J’s Hottest 100.
The Superjesus are one of Australia’s most successful and respected rock bands who remain a stable on Aussie rock radio.
They have expertly managed to bridge the gap between their instantly recognisable late 90’s hits and their current melodic rock sound – bringing together new fans and those who’ve been loyal for 20 years. Over their career, The Superjesus have collected 3 x ARIA Award and have release multi-platinum albums plus hit singles.
Since British India, first appeared on the live scene, critical interest swept over the band and Triple J took them under their wings. They’ve conquered the stage, played to an array of sold out shows and music festivals galore. British India have released five albums, nailed three ARIA Top 10 debuts, multiple ARIA & J Award nominations, won an AIR Award and have had five entries into the triple J Hottest 100 over the course of their career.
The Getaway Plan are an Alternative-Rock band from Melbourne, Australia who formed in December 2004. Their debut album ‘Other Voices, Other Rooms’ catapulted them to the forefront of Aussie hard rock and post-hardcore scene. Undertaking dozens of tours across the country and internationally, this is the record that made them a household name.
When imagining what real Aussie Indigenous rock looks like, Scott Darlow should be what comes to mind.
For more than 10 years, Darlow has been one of the country's hardest working and most successful independent artists. Combining incredible unique vocal ability with hooky guitar driven rock with the distinct sounds of the didgeridoo thrown in, Darlow is the real deal.