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RODRIGUEZ FEAT. SARAH BLASKO

EVENT Rodriguez
DATE Friday 1 March 2019
VENUE Pioneer Women’s Memorial, Kings Park & Botanic Garden
TICKETS Tickets On Sale NOW!

SUGAR MAN IS BACK!

Frontier Touring & Mellen Events are thrilled to announce the return of acclaimed Sugar Man, Rodriguez, next March!

Joined by a special guest, one of Australia's finest voices and 3x ARIA Award winning Sarah Blasko, the legendary singer-songwriter and self-taught guitarist will bring his iconic blend of folk and psychedelic rock to our shores for a night under the stars.

"His voice remains untouched by the years..." - The Guardian 

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Event & Venue Information

WE PLAY RAIN OR SHINE
If it looks like rain please bring wet weather protection (ponchos & raincoats). Umbrellas are not permitted into the venue.

TICKETS
All tickets available through Ticketmaster.com.au and 136 100. This is a licensed event. All patrons, including minors & babies, must have a valid ticket for entry. Please note that Companion Cards can only be used when purchasing General Admission tickets.

MINORS
All patrons, including minors & babies, must have a valid ticket for entry.

Please refer to our Babes in Arms Policy.

All minors under 18 years of age who have purchased a ticket will only be permitted into the concert site if they are accompanied by their parent/ step-parent or legal guardian. If a minor is NOT ACCOMPANIED by their parent/ step-parent or legal guardian they will be refused entry to the concert and they will not receive a refund on their ticket.

SET TIMES & LINE-UP
Occasionally changes to the line-up and / or program times occur that are out of the Promoters control. The Promoter reserves the right to change the line-up and/ or program times without prior notification.

WHAT TO BRING
Picnic rug and hamper, jacket, sun hat, sunscreen, sealed plastic bottled water/soft drink (only), comfy shoes and good vibes. (Seating – see below)


SEATING
All reserved seating tickets include a dedicated seat.
Platinum and Gold seating are standard high back chairs.
Silver seating is low to the ground beach style chairs.
General Admission ticket holders will need to bring their own picnic rug or seat if desired.
Low back beach style chairs are recommended in the General Admission area. High back (deck/ camping) chairs are permitted, however will be positioned at the rear of the venue.
A seating area is provided for those with wheelchair requirements.

My General Admission tickets say "GENADM" but have row and seat number on them - what does this mean?
This is for ticket tracking purposes only. This information does not mean you have a reserved seat for the event - ONLY Platinum, Gold & Silver tickets come with reserved seating.
 
PUBLIC TRANSPORT
There are a range of public transport options connecting you to Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Please refer to the Transperth Journey Planner to plan your journey.

BUS SHUTTLE SERVICE:  Shuttle buses run along Lovekin Drive & May Drive from 4pm - 7pm, picking up patrons at the lighting towers and delivering to main gate (Gate 1). Please note this is a ONE WAY SERVICE ONLY, helping inbound patrons to enter the show. There are no return shuttle services. We kindly ask for a gold coin donation for this service – all proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House Perth.

FOOD
A wide range of food options to suit all tastes and budgets will be available for purchase at the venue. Visit jdsfastfoods.com.au to view food vendors in attendance, menus and to pre-order hampers. Patrons can also visit ticketmaster.com.au to pre-order hampers. Alternatively patrons may bring their own food/ picnic. Please be aware of prohibited items listed under “Not Permitted”.

NOT PERMITTED
Strictly NO BYO alcohol and NO glass items. This is a fully licensed event. No tables or umbrellas, professional SLR cameras, video or recording equipment, metal cutlery, wine spikes, bean bags, tents or sun shelters. The Botanic Garden is a smoke free venue.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
All bags are subject to a safety and security search upon entry. No Pass Outs.

PARKING
Available along Lovekin, Forrest and May Drives. A drop off zone is located at the venue entrance on Lovekin Drive. ACROD Parking is located on Forrest Drive in close proximity to the DNA Tower. Access Forrest Drive via Park and Poole Avenue entrances, Crawley.

ENQUIRIES
Mellen Events on (08) 9383 3534 or info@mellenevents.com

Tickets & Times

TICKETS           

Platinum - $299.90*
Gold - $249.90*
Silver - $199.90*
General Admission - $109.90*

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*additional fees may apply


SHOW TIMES
TBA

FAQs

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A TICKET FOR MY BABY or CHILD?
Yes, all patrons, including babies, children and minors, must have a valid ticket for entry. Please refer to our Babes in Arms Policy for further information.

All minors under 18 years of age who have purchased a ticket will only be permitted into the concert site if they are accompanied by their parent/ step-parent or legal guardian. If a minor is NOT ACCOMPANIED by their parent/ step-parent or legal guardian they will be refused entry to the concert and they will not receive a refund on their ticket.

MY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS SAY "GENADM" BUT HAVE ROW & SEAT NUMBERS ON THEM - WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
This is for ticket tracking purposes only. This information does not mean you have a reserved seat for the event - ONLY Platinum, Gold & Silver tickets come with reserved seating. Please refer to SEATING under the EVENT & VENUE INFO tab.

​General Admission ticket holders will need to bring a picnic blanket or rug with them to sit on (should you wish) or alternatively a beach chair or director/camping chair. Please note that beach chairs (being low to the ground) will be positioned in the first half of the General Admission area and director/ camping chairs (being higher off the ground) will be positioned in the second half of the General Admission area.

I LOST SOME BELONGINGS AT A SHOW // LEFT BEHIND CLOAKED OR CONFISCATED ITEMS - WHAT DO I DO?
Please contact the Mellen Events office on (08) 9383 3534 or info@mellenevents.com in the days immediately after the show. If you cloaked items at the free cloakroom (or had a confiscated item cloaked), please let us know your Cloaking Ticket Number to better help us locate your item.

I PURCHASED A DRINK (ALCOHOLIC) AT THE VENUE & HAVEN'T FINISHED IT BY THE END OF THE SHOW. CAN I WALK OUT THE VENUE WITH IT?
No, the event area is a licensed venue and as such, no alcohol can be taken off the premises (just as you can't purchase a drink at a pub and walk out with it - it must be consumed within the licensed area). Please assist security by leaving any unfinished alcoholic beverages behind.

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Artist Information

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Rodriguez

Rodriguez, the legendary singer-songwriter known only by his surname, is a self-taught guitarist. Rodriguez has had strong ties to Australia and New Zealand ever since his music gained airplay locally in the mid-1970s, long before the rest of the world caught onto his talent thanks to Malik Bendjelloul’s Oscar-winning film Searching for Sugar Man

The Searching for Sugar Man documentary follows Rodriguez’s celebrated history that began in the bars and clubs around Detroit in the 1960s. Drawing inspiration from the city’s post-industrial urban decay, Rodriguez recorded and released albums Cold Fact (1969) and Coming From Reality (1971), which produced hit songs ‘Sugar Man’, ‘I Wonder’ and ‘Cause’. These releases went largely unnoticed in the US, despite Cold Fact being certified five-times platinum in Australia and Coming From Reality peaking at #24 in the ARIA Album chart.

Thanks to bootleg recordings and word of mouth, Cold Fact found its way to South Africa where its counter-culture lyrics resonated with the country’s politically-alienated youth. Without a telephone and working factory and construction jobs to support his family, Rodriguez remained oblivious to the fact that he was bigger than Elvis in South Africa.

Nearly five decades after the release of his debut, Rodriguez’s incredible vocal and musical skill is finally being heard by audiences around the world.

“Close your eyes and you might as well be listening to the young man who recorded Cold Fact nearly five decades ago.” – Sydney Morning Herald

“It (Cold Fact) is one of those rare lost albums that turns out to be a genuine classic.” - Pitchfork

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Sarah Blasko

Easily one of Australia’s finest, Sarah Blasko writes songs that strike with rare immediacy, clarity and purpose. Melodies beguilingly simple, lyrics ever honest and direct. She has a deserved reputation as one of Australia's most commanding live performers whether she's playing in the most intimate theatres, the grandest Opera Houses or our most expansive festival stages.

From her game-changing debut The Overture & The Underscore (2004) through to 2015's stunning synth-laden paean to love Eternal Return, the three-time ARIA Award winner has continually proven herself an irrepressible artistic force and one of the most recognisable voices in Australian music. Having just released her sixth studio album Depth of Field featuring the singles ‘A Shot’ and ‘Phantom’, Blasko has reached rarefied status. 

"Whenever I listen to Sarah Blasko’s albums I feel like I’m navigating a vast ocean, with hidden depths below and uncertain weather above, but on Eternal Return her songs bubble up like a clear, pure, mountain spring. It’s an invigorating tonic for the soul." - Dave Faulkner