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SIMPLE MINDS | a day on the green

EVENT Simple Minds
FEATURING Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark & Eurogliders
DATE Thursday 26 November 2020
VENUE Pioneer Women’s Memorial, Kings Park & Botanic Garden
TICKETS Tickets on sale NOW through Ticketmaster

Mellen Events and Roundhouse Entertainment are proud to announce seminal Scottish band Simple Minds will be returning to Australia in November next year for their 40 Years of Hits Tour 2020.

They will be joined by very special guests, UK electronic pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, who will be touring Australia for the first time since 1987.

This tour celebrates SIMPLE MINDS’ 40: The Best Of – 1979-2019, a 40-song collection that marks the band’s 40th anniversary. The compilation features a new song, a cover of 'For One Night Only' by Scottish singer-songwriter King Creosote.

Simple Minds and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will be joined by Aussie chart-toppers Eurogliders for this very special night of music, launching a day on the green’s 20th season, at the picturesque Kings Park & Botanic Garden. This is a tour not to miss!

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Artist Information

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Simple Minds

Simple Minds have been musical pioneers for 40 glittering years.

Catching the mood of the post-punk era, when the angry sounds of 1977 were splintering into a thousand different shapes, they emerged with a style rooted in the art-rock of David Bowie and the electronic dance of Donna Summer. They went on to become one of the great bands of their generation, deploying rousing choruses and booming atmospherics to provide a soundtrack that has endured.

Simple Minds topped the American chart with ‘Don't You (Forget About Me)’ and followed suit in the UK with ‘Ballad of the Streets’.

In selling over 60 million records, they have seen three of their 20 studio albums reach number one in the UK – ‘Sparkle in the Rain’, ‘Once Upon A Time’ and ‘Street Fighting Years’ – a chart-topping feat equalled by their live album ‘Live In The City Of Light’ and the compilation 'Glittering Prize'. A spellbinding touring band, they have graced the world's biggest stadiums.

Connect with Simple Minds:

Website: www.simpleminds.com
Facebook: @simpleminds
Twitter: @simplemindscom
Instagram: @simplemindsmusic
YouTube: Click here
Spotify: Click here
Apple Music: Click here

 

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD)

Over the course of four decades, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) have sold an astonishing 25 million singles and 15 million albums which have established them as electronic synthesiser pioneers and one of Britain’s best-loved pop groups.

Their 13 long players include soon-to-be-reissued benchmark-raising classics ‘Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’ (1980), ‘Organisation’ (1980), ‘Architecture & Morality’ (1981) and ‘Dazzle Ships’ (1983). Three more since their reactivation 12 years ago have culminated in 2017’s ‘The Punishment of Luxury’, which was hailed by fans and critics alike as a return to the shimmering brilliance of classic early singles such as nuclear lament ‘Enola Gay’ and the plangent ‘Souvenir’.

Connect with OMD:

Website: www.omd.uk.com
Facebook: @omdofficial
Twitter: @OfficialOMD
Instagram: @omdhq
YouTube: Click here
Spotify: Click here
Apple Music: Click here

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Eurogliders

The Eurogliders story began in 1981, in Perth. Within a decade of forming, Eurogliders had recorded four albums, enjoyed a multitude of chart-topping singles and been awarded a swag of awards from around the globe, for both music and video. But Eurogliders truly began as a love story between a songwriter and a singer, both of whom had their own bands.

Today, some 25 years later, the relationship between that singer and that songwriter may have changed but the love of performing and their long enduring friendship continues every night on stage.

With Grace Knight, the 'manic ballerina', and Bernie Lynch on vocals and guitar, their performances were a rallying cry of anthems that audiences sung along with till their lungs were bursting. Songs like 'Heaven', 'We Will Together', 'Can't Wait To See You', 'Absolutely' and 'The City of Soul' became the songs of a young Australian generation. Life was a long dizzying ride to the top of the charts and ten Top Ten charting singles and albums were the result.

Connect with Eurogliders:

Website: www.graceknight.com.au
Facebook: @Eurogliders
Twitter: @eurogliders
YouTube: Click here
Spotify: Click here
Apple Music: Click here

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. For seating, see below. Empty aluminium or plastic water bottles are permitted to be brought into the venue for free filling at the water stations. 

SEATING
All reserved seating tickets include a dedicated seat.
Diamond, Ruby and Gold seating are standard high back chairs, located on the Deck. 
Silver seating is low-to-the-ground beach style chairs, located on the grass. 
General Admission ticket holders will need to bring their own picnic rug or seat if desired.
Low-to-the-ground 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 Diamond, Ruby, 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 grazing boxes. Patrons can also visit ticketmaster.com.au to pre-order grazing boxes. To view the grazing boxes click here. 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

Tickets on sale NOW through Ticketmaster.

* Ticketmaster is the only authorised and legitimate ticketing seller/agent for this event
Any tickets purchased through unauthorised resellers, such as Viagogo, may be refused entry at the gates. 

TICKET PRICES

The following ticket categories include a reserved seat, located on the Deck: 
Diamond $249.90
Ruby $199.90
Gold $159.90
All seats located on the Deck will be a standard high back chair.

The following ticket category includes a reserved seat, located on the Grass:
Silver $139.90

Seats are located on the grassed area and are low-to-the-ground beach style chairs.

The following ticket category does not include a reserved seat and is located on the Grass:
General Admission $119.90

GA will need to bring their own seating or picnic blanket if desired.

Note: Additional fees may apply

Click here to view the venue and seating map


SHOW TIMES
Gates: 4.30pm
Eurogliders: 5.30pm
OMD: 6.45pm
Simple Minds: 8.15pm

Note: Times subject to change.

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. Please refer to SEATING  under the EVENT & VENUE INFO tab.

​General Admission Grass ticket holders will need to bring a picnic blanket or rug with them to sit on (should you wish) or alternatively a low-to-the-ground beach style 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 Grass area and director/camping chairs (being higher off the ground) will be positioned toward the rear of the General Admission Grass 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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