MUSIC & SHOWS
Thursday March 15
Show Starts: 8.00pm
$39.80 General Admission
Camp Cope + Chastity Belt (US) second show
Born in a backyard in over home job tattoos, Camp Cope – Georgia McDonald (vocals, guitar), Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich (bass) and Sarah Thompson (drums) – have become a force in music since forming in Melbourne in June 2015.
Their Australian Music Prize and J Award Album of the Year-shortlisted self-titled debut saw critical acclaim from all corners, including in SPIN’s best emo, top albums in Noisey (US), with Brooklyn Vegan naming them one of the ‘Best New Bands’ and DIY Mag exclaiming, “it’s rare to find a band with the sheer songwriting ability and integrity of Camp Cope.”
In September 2016, Camp Cope together with bands and musicians from Australia and abroad united for the It Takes One campaign to say enough is enough: no more sexual and physical assault at shows. The campaign continues to drive conversation around safe spaces at shows, including the introduction of the safe spaces Hotline initiative at Laneway Festival.
Their forthcoming sophomore album How To Socialise & Make Friends anchors on the cycles of life, loss and growth through resilience and those moments of finding and being yourself. It celebrates the joys of being an independent unit and knowing who you are without any influence from external factors, and non-romantic love felt towards friends; the women who shape you and women working together to find strength in numbers. A raw account of sexual assault and the feelings of isolation that follow is painted, while the album closer shows Georgia solo, singing of her late father’s battle with cancer and their close friendship that prevails, even in death.
Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport.* Children under 18 are permitted if accompanied by a parent or guardian* Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * The promoter reserves the right to refuse
admission to any person *