Artistic Director of the Queensland Music Festival, Paul Grabowsky announced today an event that will rock Brisbane like never before. Cult heroes, The Saints founded by Brisbane sons, Chris Bailey, Ed Kuepper, and Ivor Hay will reunite on stage for a one-off historical performance in PIG CITY Brisbane’s Historical Soundtrack under the giant Big Top in the grounds of the University of Queensland on Saturday 14th July 2007.
Tickets for this not to be missed event will go on sale 9.00am Saturday May 19th from Rocking Horse Records, University of Queensland Bookshop and Ticketmaster.
In the place where it all began, The Saints, will head up an amazing line-up of original Brisbane Bands and musicians including Regurgitator, The Riptides, Screamfeeder, Kev Carmody, Ups and Downs, The Pineapples from the Dawn of Time and others. And in a nod to our contemporary musical talents, Kate Miller-Heidke will be a special guest.
Inspired by the bestselling book by Andrew Stafford, PIG CITY Brisbane’s Historical Soundtrack charts a path through the heady days of Bjelke-Petersen’s Queensland. The years when Brisbane dragged itself out of a somnolent country town daze and blazed alight with music and politics.
Featuring a visual feast of long gone images, tributes to bands that are no longer around and a celebration of the music that underscored Brisbane’s coming of age, this will be the must see music event of the year.
“Andrew Stafford’s book PIG CITY is the seminal history of Brisbane’s music scene and the opportunity to bring back those glorious days of anarchy and alcohol was something too good to miss.
“Every single one of these bands played a part in Brisbane’s coming of age. A musical revolution evolved in spite of hardline policing and cultural denouement and Brisbane has a lot to celebrate” said Mr. Grabowsky
PIG CITY – Brisbane’s Historical Soundtrack
Ticket Information: Venue: Under the Giant Big Top Playing Field 4 Sir Wiliam MacGregor Drive University of Queensland, St. Lucia Date: Saturday 14th July. Gates open 12noon. Tickets on sale: Saturday 19th May Adults: $60 (Booking fees may apply). PIG CITY is a fully licensed 18+ event (You must show ID on entry). Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au University of Queensland Bookshop (07) 3365 8585 Rockinghorse Records (07) 3329 5360
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