Pierce Brothers share with us their TOP 5 FAVOURITE MUSIC FESTIVALS TO PLAY and check our their tour dates for Regional Victoria below.
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INTRO TO OUR TOURING LIFE
We started playing festivals back in 2012. Starting with Victoria we slowly started making our way around the country, fulfilling dreams of playing festivals like Falls Festival and Bluesfest.
As things have developed we started setting our sites overseas and have played festivals all over the world now.
Here is a list of some of the standout festivals we’ve played at in our lives.
BLUESFEST, BYRON BAY – AUS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_pNYuLG57s (Pierce Brothers vs Lime Cordiale)
We first played Bluesfest in 2016 whilst on tour with Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals. We just couldn’t believe how many massive names they had on the bill, it was incredible. By the 5th day we were absolutely exhausted. We’ve since returned in 2019 and are set for this year. Of the many, many highlights I personally have from this festival, some include Paul Kelly playing How To Make Gravy, St Paul & The Broken Bones running through the crowd in his sequenced outfit while we all sang along to Call Me, but a big memory was the weird abstract video we put together with Lime Cordiale.
LOWLANDS – NETH
Photo Credit: Hans-Peter van Velthoven
This was our first ever European festival which introduced us to the scene in 2014. We had no idea that it would be such an incredible party. The tent we played in was absolutely packed out and we’d never played anywhere close to this amount of people. We were called the discovery of the festival and sold more merchandise than any other act that year. It was the festival that rocketed us onto the global festival stage and we’ve got it to thank for the career we’ve been allowed to have.
COLOURS OF OSTRAVA – CZK
Easily our biggest festival stage we’ve played to date, Colours Of Ostrava is one of the coolest festivals in Europe. It takes place near the border of Poland in a giant abandoned steel mill. Our first year we played we were on right after Jamiroqui played the main stage, so we had to make a big impression as punters were walking past our stage to get them to stay. A night later we were lucky enough to watch Midnight Oil play on their first tour in over a decade. It was an electric vibe and in 2019 we were invited back to play the main stage, which was easily the biggest show of our careers. Colours Of Ostrava holds a special place in our hearts and we can’t wait to get back there.
CROPREDY FESTIVAL – UK
Photo Credit: Ankie Snaas
This was our first crowd over 20,000 people and a show that was completely out of the blue. When we arrived on site we thought that we’d be playing some small stage out the back of a caravan somewhere. Our manager had deliberately left us out of the loop to surprise us for the last show of our European tour.
We walked out to over 20,000 people and had one of the best times of our life.
During our final song, Flying Home, the royal air force flew their stunt planes overhead which was an incredible fluke and probably played a part in us being the first act to be invited back for a second year in a row.
SPLASHY FEN FESTIVAL – STH AFRICA
Photo Credit: Al Nicoll
This was our first time Sth Africa and it was an absolute blinder of a festival. We had no idea that we were popular in Sth Africa at all, so being asked to attend a festival, let alone be one of the headliners, was completely foreign to us.
The crowd knew all the words to our songs and were so welcoming. When we arrived they gave us the options of whatever pyrotechnics we wanted (we opted for all of them) which was incredible. To date it’s the only festival that has offered pyro for pretty much whatever we wanted.
We were set to head back and headline again in 2020 but we all know how that turned out.
We can’t wait to come back and do it all again.
INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN VICTORIAN TOUR
THE OLD COAL MINE “THE SHED”, WONTHAGGI | SATURDAY MARCH 20 | SOLD OUT
HALLS GAP HOTEL, HALLS GAP | SUNDAY MARCH 21
CHAPEL OFF CHAPEL, PRAHRAN | SATURDAY MARCH 27
BLUESFEST, BYRON BAY | SATURDAY APRIL 4
VOLTA ARTS & CULTURE, BALLARAT | FRIDAY APRIL 9
PIER BANDROOM, FRANKSTON | SATURDAY APRIL 10
BARWON CLUB, GEELONG | THURSDAY APRIL 22
THE ESPY, ST KILDA | FRIDAY APRIL 23
CORNER HOTEL, RICHMOND | FRIDAY APRIL 30
SOOKIELOUNGE, BELGRAVE | FRIDAY MAY 7
SANDY POINT MUSIC CLUB, SANDY POINT | FRIDAY MAY 21
WESTERNPORT HOTEL, SAN REMO | SATURDAY MAY 22