Falls Festival sideshows announced for Foals, Bloc Party, Halsey, Disclosure and more!

We’re two months out from the Falls and Southbound festivals kicking off for another year and like previous years, tickets have been flying for the events held around the country over the New Year’s period. With the likes of Foals, Bloc Party andThe Wombats headlining, the festival tour this year has represented a strong line up of international favourites, not to mention a crop of artists from Australia and abroad who’ve broke out strongly through 2015. Today, a bunch of official sideshows have been announced for a select few of these heavy hitters – click through to see where you can catch ’em and when.

FOALS – Melbourne & Sydney

The release of What Went Down sent shockwaves through the Foals fan base, as well as industry folk who maybe weren’t expecting the Oxford act to come out of the gates as hard as they did off the back of Holy Fire. With material that has showed the band having continued to grow on what’s now a well-oiled sense of performance and musicianship, while displaying this unbridled sense of ferocity as well, these Australian appearances aren’t to be missed. Check out our recent review of how the new Foals live show went down in Berlin here.

January 5th – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
January 7th – Festival Hall, Melbourne

Tickets on sale to general public from 9am AEDT, October 8th. Secret-Sounds pre-sale from 9am AEDT, October 6th.

BLOC PARTY – Melbourne & Sydney

Bloc Party’s return is one that is well overdue in the eyes of their Australian fans and they’re going to be coming through with plenty to share. Their new single is dropping next week, with album number five not too far off either but perhaps more importantly, fans will be eager to see how the band performs with its new line up. With only Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack the only two BP originals, the band is definitely showing all signs of having entered a new chapter and this Australian tour is going to be all types of interesting to get around.

January 5th – The Forum, Melbourne
January 7th – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Tickets on sale to general public from 9am ADST, October 6th. Secret-Sounds pre-sale from 9am ADST, October 8th.

HALSEY – Melbourne & Sydney

This 21 year old songstress has stormed her way to be of high priority for music publications, fans and festivals everywhere this year. The release of her debut album Badlands has well solidified Halsey as one of the new artists of 2015 and has seen her perform well-received sets at the likes of Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, not to mention her own sold out US tour. The pop star will strike a chord all her own on the Falls and Southbound tour, though her debut headline Australian club shows are sure to be special ones all their own.

January 6th – The Forum, Melbourne
January 8th – Metro Theatre, Sydney | ALL AGES

Tickets on sale to general public from 9am ADST, October 6th. Secret-Sounds pre-sale from 9am ADST, October 8th.

DISCLOSURE – Melbourne

Disclosure’s new album Caracal is already doing its thing well, with collaborations ticking off all the boxes of popular music today only furthering Guy and Howard Lawrence’s position as one of the most in-demand and popular acts working at the moment. Check the video out for “Magnets”, their recent single with Lorde and buy your tickets to their one-off headline show set up for Melbourne in January. They dominated stages the last time they were in the country – don’t be one of the ones to miss out on this opportunity. Special guests still to be announced.

January 6th – Festival Hall, Melbourne | 18+

Tickets on sale to general public from 9am ADST, October 6th. Secret-Sounds pre-sale from 9am ADST, October 8th.

ELLIPHANT – Melbourne & Sydney

Making a definite splash at Splendour in the middle of the year, Swedish sensation Elliphant is set to make a triumphant return for some New Year’s partying. Her debut album Live Life Golden will be released later in January, so with all the buzz and hype consistently building towards the release, we’ve got heaps to celebrate with Elliphant in the meantime. Successful show after successful show off the back of the Look Like You Love It EP has earned her much deserved acclaim and we can’t wait to have her back.

January 6th – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney
January 7th – Howler, Melbourne

Tickets on sale to general public from 9am ADST, October 6th. Secret-Sounds pre-sale from 9am ADST, October 8th.

BØRNS – Melbourne & Sydney

Another solo artist who has been winning fans rapidly through this year is 23 year old BØRNS. The LA musician has been producing pop tunes that have taken influences appreciative of melody in all its facets and although the comparisons to fellow LA cruisers Grouplove have been bandied around, the sunkissed attitude his location lends to his music has had its own unique effect on BØRNS’ tunes. Selling out shows all through the US and the UK, he’s lined Australia up next and no doubt, the festival crowds are a perfect way to introduce himself.

January 5th – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
January 7th – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Tickets on sale to general public from 9am ADST, October 6th. Secret-Sounds pre-sale from 9am ADST, October 8th.

DJANGO DJANGO – Melbourne & Sydney

Returning to Australia, Django Django have got their new album Born Under Saturn ready and raring to go. With special guests still to be announced for their headline dates in Sydney and Melbourne, the British favourites are guaranteed a good time at both regardless. Thousands upon thousands have continued to flock to their sets over the past year or so especially, so it’s going to be great to see Django Django back in Australia hitting some of our fave club venues on the east coast alongside their huge festival sets over the New Year period.

January 6th – Metro Theatre, Sydney
January 8th – 170 Russell, Melbourne

Tickets on sale to general public from 9am ADST, October 6th. Secret-Sounds pre-sale from 9am ADST, October 8th.

OH WONDER – Melbourne & Sydney

Having gathered some definite momentum in a short period of time, duo Oh Wonder are touted as one of the standout acts on this year’s tour and we’re keen to see how Josephine and Anthony go in a headline capacity as well. Their self-titled debut album is a result of an intelligent and diligently approached process of crafting music and releasing it (one a month for a year) – a process that has paid off and has seen Oh Wonder sell out shows through Europe and in the USA.

January 6th – Newtown Social Club, Sydney
January 7th – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

Tickets on sale to general public from 9am ADST, October 6th. Secret-Sounds pre-sale from 9am ADST, October 8th.

THE AVENER – Melbourne

French producer The Avener produced one of the break out tunes of 2014/2015, with “Fade Out Lines” becoming a global hit. Sitting on the Hottest 100 list of 2014 and making Top 10 positions on charts around the world, the tune has racked up its fair share of YouTube hits – think just under a cheeky 20 mil – and it’s raised the profile of The Avener remarkably. Heading to Australia for the first time for Falls, he will also be making his debut appearance in Melbourne with a show this December.

December 29th – Corner Hotel, Melbourne

General admission tickets on sale for $37 booking fee, with limited earlybird tickets available for $30 plus booking fee. Head to www.cornerhotel.com for more information.

GARY CLARK JR – Melbourne & Sydney

Definitely one of our favourite international touring artists, Gary Clark Jr will be putting on two unmissable headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne in January. Celebrating New Year’s out with fans on the coast, the always impressive guitarist will be bringing his electric live shows to the Sydney Opera House and to The Forum in Melbourne, his new album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim well in tow.

January 4th – Sydney Opera House
January 7th – The Forum, Melbourne

Tickets on sale for both shows to general public from 10am, October 12th.

Telstra Thanks is hosting a 48 hour pre-sale for Telstra customers from 10am, October 6th until 10am, October 8th. Head to www.telstra.com/music to be involved. My Live Nation members will also have access to a pre-sale session from 11am, October 8th. Head to www.livenation.com.au for more information!

For all SECRET-SOUNDS tours, head to www.secret-sounds.com.au to get involved in pre-sales!