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Some of the most iconic acts in rock and roll will make history at the inaugural Pandemonium festival as it sweeps across Australia’s east coast this April! Pandemonium offers an unparalleled lineup of rock legends including: Alice Cooper, Blondie, Placebo, Deep Purple, Wheatus, The Psychedelic Furs, Dead Kennedys, Gang Of Four, Palaye Royale, plus Australian icons Wolfmother, Cosmic Psychos, Gyroscope and introducing Thai solo artist Petch.

A dozen bands across two giant stages will be busting out countless hits that have become the soundtrack to our lives over the last half a century. Schools Out, Call Me, Highway Star, Every You Every Me, Teenage Dirtbag, Love My Way, Holiday In Cambodia, Lonely, Damaged Goods and sooo many more. You know the bands, you know the songs. Pandemonium gives you the opportunity to experience some of the worlds’ greatest bands – all in one day and night of incredible rock and roll! A truly unforgettable experience.


Undeniably one of the most trailblazing and influential bands of our time, Blondie is pioneering frontwoman/songwriter Debbie Harry, guitarist/conceptual mastermind Chris Stein and powerhouse drummer Clem Burke, along with band mates bassist Glen Matlock, guitarist Tommy Kessler and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen. Among their hits is the groundbreaking rock-disco hybrid “Heart of Glass” the equally influential hip-hop fantasia “Rapture” the stalker-love song “One Way Or Another” and the lilting calypso “The Tide Is High.” It’s a thrilling journey back to when Blondie pushed punk onto the dance floor and introduced a wider audience to hip-hop sounds, all the while building a catalogue of enduring hits along the way.

Clem Burke is a world-renowned drummer, Grammy award winner, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and most recently the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Music by the University of Gloucestershire for his groundbreaking involvement in the Clem Burke Drumming Project. Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips had the opportunity to chat with Blondie’s legendary drummer Clem Burke about the band’s career, his drumming and the upcoming Pandemonium tour.


Saturday, April 20: Caribbean Gardens, Melbourne
Monday, April 22: Blondie/Wolfmother/Cosmic Psychos – Entertainment Centre, Newcastle
Tuesday, April 23: Alice Cooper/Deep Purple/Gyroscope – Entertainment Centre, Newcastle
Thursday, April 25: Cathy Freeman Park – Sydney Olympic Park Precinct, Sydney
Saturday, April 27: Doug Jennings Park, Gold Coast
Sunday, April 28: Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island*
*Blondie not performing


And today the
Apex Entertainment is adding more to the mayhem with the announcement of not one, but TWO very special shows at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre!

The iconic Blondie will grace the stage on Monday, April 22 with Aussie rock legends, Wolfmother and Cosmic Psychos in support.

Then the following night on Tuesday, April 23 the one and only Alice Cooper has teamed up with Deep Purple to bring you a classic rock showdown for ages. Perth rockers Gyroscope will set the scene.

Pick one, pick both! Newcastle fans your rock ‘n’ roll dreams have come true! Both shows are All Ages too so bring the next generation of rockers along.

Newcastle All Ages Side Shows Announced
Blondie, Wolfmother, Cosmic Psychos – April 22
Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Gyroscope – April 23

Pandemonium festival has been causing, well, pandemonium since it was announced last month!

Presale: Friday Feb 23 @ 9.00am to Monday, Feb 26 @9.00am local time
General on-sale: Monday, Feb 26 @ midday

Tickets and Information for all events can be found at

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