Posts Tagged ‘Festival Hall’

Lorde (NZ)

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NZ’s Lorde made her return to Melbourne after postponing her earlier shows in the year due to illness. With a more confident stage presence, developed after performing at seemingly every awards ceremony in the world in the past 18 months, she didn’t disappoint. 


Bastille (UK)

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The English lads with the French name found themselves in a far bigger room than their last trip, but the story was the same – it was full. 


The Cult (UK)

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After a series of breakups, hiatuses (hiatii?) and lawsuits, Bradford 4 piece The Cult soaked up the adoration of a Melbourne crowd at the, very fitting, Festival Hall.


Manic Street Preachers (Wales)

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The Manic Street Preachers love their Rugby, so to coincide with the British and Irish Lions 3 test series against the Wallabies, the Welsh lads booked shows on the eve of each match in Melbourne and Sydney. Having played here in 2010 (on the back of an 11 year absence) when Melburnians were spoilt with [...]


Iggy & The Stooges (USA)

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With another early 60′s fella doing some gig over at Rod Laver Arena, Iggy Pop and his Stooges blew apart the more ‘rustic’ surrounds of Festival Hall with pure unadulterated ROCK.


The Stone Roses (UK)

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After a shaky start Manchester icons tore Festival Hall apart with the help of a packed house and heaving floor area. 


Ed Sheeran (UK)

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The 2nd best looking ginger bloke at Melbourne’s Festival Hall on Monday night took to the stage in front of a largely female audience. Over the next 2 hours, they screamed, sang, and filmed along as Ed Sheeran, his guitar and his looper gave them exactly what they’d come to see.


Ringo Starr (UK)

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49 years since he last graced the very same stage in Melbourne (with a little help from his friends), Ringo Starr returned to Festival Hall with his all star lineup.


Good Charlotte (USA)

Joel Madden, Good Charlotte (Festival Hall, 20th September 2012)

Slightly older, probably with more tatts, and fresh from a profile boosting stint on Australian TV, Joel Madden brought pop-punk Triple M staples Good Charlotteback to Australia again.