The Smashing PumpkinsÂ will bringÂ The World Is A Vampire Festival to ten cities across the nation this April and that is just the beginning!Â
The festival boasts some very special guests including alt-rock legends,Â Janeâ€™s Addiction
and killer Aussie rock fromÂ Amyl & The Sniffers,Â RedHook,Â Battlesnake and local actsÂ openingÂ each show. Â
PLUS each show will feature professional wrestling matches between Billy Corgan‘s NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) and theÂ WAOAÂ (Wrestling Alliance of Australia).
The Smashing Pumpkins were one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990s, often cited as one of the most influential acts in alternative rock.
From the instantly recognisable harmonic riff ofÂ Cherub RockÂ and the haunting Disarm from their breakthrough album, 93â€™sÂ ‘Siamese Dream’ to the majesty ofÂ Tonight, TonightÂ and the savagery ofÂ Bullet With Butterfly WingsÂ from the 10 times platinum monster, 1995â€™sÂ ‘Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness’ which was the best-selling double album of the 90â€™s, through to the bands most recent releases 2018â€™sÂ ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright’Â and 2021â€™sÂ ‘Cyr’Â which featured the singles,Â Solara,Â The Colour Of LoveÂ andÂ Wyttch, The Smashing Pumpkins have been a mainstay in the rock world for over three decades and in 2023 will release their most ambitious work to date,Â ‘Atum: A Rock Opera In Three Acts’.
With their densely layered, diverse sound fusing elements of rock, metal, psyche, shoegaze and electronica, The Pumpkins stand apart from their peers. With over 30 million albums sold to date, the GRAMMYÂ®, MTV, VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains one of the most influential bands in history.
Jane’s AddictionÂ were one of the first bands from the alt-rock movement to gain both mainstream media attention and commercial success. The band’s first two studio albums, 1988â€™sÂ ‘Nothing’s Shocking’ and 1990â€™sÂ ‘Ritual de lo Habitual’,Â were released to widespread critical acclaim and gave the world classics likeÂ Mountain Song, Been Caught StealingÂ andÂ Stop!Â Fusing together a multitude of styles that ultimately led to them being labelled â€˜funk-punkâ€™, Janeâ€™s Addiction created a sound all their own and their influence can be heard across nearly every sub-genre of rock music.
Janeâ€™s frontman Perry Farrellâ€™s influence extends far beyond the band and their side projects. He created the iconicÂ LollapaloozaÂ Festival which brought alternative music to the masses from 1991 onwards. This festival was instrumental in creating the culture we recognise and love today.
Some of Australiaâ€™s most impressive rock will be on display as part of The World Is A Vampire Festival.
Melbourneâ€™sÂ Amyl and The SniffersÂ are one of the nation’s most in demand acts. Since winning the ARIA Award for Best Rock Album in 2019 for their self-titled debut, and again in 2022 for their second release,Â ‘Comfort To Me’, plus winning Best Group in the same year, the band have toured relentlessly and gained a well earned reputation for their high octane, in your face live shows.
Their work has been praised globally by NME, Pitchfork and All Music with Happy Mag placing the group at No. 9 on their list of “The 15 Australian female artists changing the game right now”, praising front-woman Amy Taylor for being “one of the hardest rocking people on the face of the planet.â€
With comparisons to Iggy And The Stooges, The Damned and The Divinyls, miss Amyl & The Sniffers at your peril.
Sydneyâ€™sÂ RedHookÂ featuring fiery frontwoman, Emmy Mack, create experimental, heartfelt and attitude-filled alternative music that fuses multiple genres including rock, rap, metalcore and electronica. They have been on fire since their inception in 2018. With over 2 million streams, a string of 5 Star reviews on Triple Jâ€™s Unearthed which resulted in being added to full rotation on the station and played the prestigious Download Festival in the UK all within their formative years! Theyâ€™ve gone on to win a Triple J Unearthed Competition, are regulars on Playlists everywhere and appeared on Aussie Fests including Download and Good Things plus they launched their own gender diversity-inspired alternative festival in Sydney – UsFest.Â
While now based in Sydney, seven-pieceÂ BattlesnakeÂ were forged deep in the fiery pits of the underworld. Their chugging riffs, soaring harmonies, virtuosic soloing and wailing vocals tell tales of wizards, dragons and kings of old…. With their explosive live energy, Battlesnake leave a trail of sonic devastation in their wake.
The World Is A Vampire Festival is jam packed with an incredible line up of music, but thatâ€™s not all. In between sets during the day, fans will experience some of the best professional wrestling the sport has to offer.Â
NWA vs the Wrestling Alliance of Australia (WAOA)Â
The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), owned by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, is sending some of its biggest stars to battle top Australian wrestlers at each of the festival locations. Originally founded in 1948, the NWA has been a cornerstone of professional wrestling on a global scale for generations as a promotion and a governing body. Under Corganâ€™s leadership, the NWA is reaching new heights in the sport and is growing an international fan base.Â
Featured talents include NWA Womenâ€™s World ChampionÂ Kamille, NWA World Tag Team ChampionsÂ Bestia 666Â & Mecha Wolf, NWA World Junior Heavyweight ChampionÂ Kerry Morton,Â Natalia Markova, Thom Latimer,Â Mercurio,Â Missa KateÂ and much more. The NWA Champions will put their belts on the line against the biggest stars in Australia. History will be made!Â
Do not miss one of the most epic entertainment events of the year! Tickets will sell fast so get in quick!
Â The World Is A Vampire Festival – April 2023
One World Entertainment Pre-Sale – Thursday February 2Â @ 9am – Friday February 3 @ 11am
General Public On Sale (First Release) – Friday February 3 12pm local time
Â TICKETS HERE
Saturday, April 15: Stuart Park,Â WollongongÂ NSW
Sunday, April 16: Sandstone Point Hotel,Â Bribie IslandÂ QLD
Tuesday, April 18: Hordern Pavilion,Â SydneyÂ NSW *
Wednesday, April 19:Â NewcastleÂ Entertainment Centre, Newcastle NSW *
Saturday, April 22: Hastings Foreshore,Â Mornington PeninsulaÂ VICÂ
Sunday, April 23: Kryal Castle,Â BallaratÂ VIC
Wednesday, April 26:Â AdelaideÂ Entertainment Centre, Adelaide SA *
Thursday; April 27: PICA,Â Port MelbourneÂ VIC *
Saturday, April 29: Nepean Aerospace Park,Â PenrithÂ NSW
Sunday, April 30:Â Broadwater Parklands,Â Gold CoastÂ QLD
*Battlesnake & local opener not performing at these shows
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