Eyeliner and skinny jeans at the ready, Melbourne, The Veronicas are set to headline the 'ultimate emo throwback party' Our First Kiss in May.
The MySpace era will bounce back to life as The Veronicas are joined by Short Stack, The Getaway Plan, Dream On Dreamer and Closure In Moscow for a one-night-only rager to rival any that you had when you were young.
Bringing together a stacked line-up of Aussie Alternative icons, Our First Kiss will be busting out all of your sad boi and emo faves, with self-confessed emo gals The Veronicas leading the pack for this truly epic evening.
With over 500 million streams, ARIA awards and over 3.5 million social connections, Brisbane duo The Veronicas are truly a force to be reckoned with. Professionally skyrocketing at the peak of the 2000s emo boom, add in an MTV series plus plenty of ongoing critical acclaim, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for some authentic emo fare, Veronicas-style.
From meeting in high school to traversing over a decade together as a band, punk rock legends Short Stack are a true staple in the Aussie music scene. Following a six-year hiatus, the group are now poised to release their most exciting endeavour yet, with an impending new pop punk-laced album Maybe There’s No Heaven complete with crunchy and instantly memorable bangers.
Alt-rockers The Getaway Plan exploded onto the Australian punk rock scene fresh out of high school, snagging whirlwind success in a swelteringly short space of time, thanks primarily to the success of 2008's Other Voices, Other Rooms. While 2009 saw the group hit pause at the top of their game, The Getaway Plan reformed to release two additional critically acclaimed albums, Requiem and Dark Horses and recently toured alongside the likes of Alexisonfire and Pierce The Veil.
Forming back in 2009, Melbourne’s Dream On, Dreamer have traversed the many highs and lows, embracing line-up changes, health scares and beyond to embolden their heavy wares. Recently releasing their album What if I told you it doesn’t get better back in 2020, 2022 brings a welcomed return for the group following their announcement pre-pandemic that the group would be parting ways.
With a mission statement to “chew bubblegum and kick ass”, kaleidoscopic rockers Closure In Moscow morph experimental prog-rock into criminally catchy sonic cocoons. Like King Crimson and The Mars Volta shaken together in a giant cocktail maker, Closure In Moscow have amassed a cult-like following over the years, thanks to their mind-melting full-lengths First Temple and Lemonade and continue to build towards a hotly-anticipated third album.
Our First Kiss will also feature food trucks, market stalls and themed bars to help you live your best emo life in style, alongside some pumping party DJs from OG Melbourne scene hotspots NEXT and BANG! to keep the party rocking.
It’s not a phase, mum – PICA (Port Melbourne Industrial Centre For The Arts) is about to play host to one of the biggest emo parties of the millennium.
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