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Bloc Party Splendour warm upshow

Bloc Party’s headline set on the Saturday night at Splendour was billed as their ‘only Australian show’, so it looks as though Brisbane has ceded and branched on its own just to score a special gig. The recently reunited English indie stars will be playing a warm up gig at the Zoo in Brisbane with support from their mates in Last Dinosaurs.

Bloc Party are also a much loved member of the Splendour family having played at the festival in 2005, 2007 and 2009. They’ve also been represented at the festival in the last two years with guitarist Russell Lissack joining the lineup of Ash at the festival in 2010 and frontman Kele playing a set last year.

Tickets for the warm up show go on sale at 9am next Tuesday 17th July via the Secret Sounds and Bloc Party mailing lists.

Sign up for ticket info here.

Bloc Party Splendour warm up show:
Friday 27th July – The Zoo, Brisbane


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Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 12th Jul, 2012

It says warm up shows on the secrets sound page, I am thinking more. Cmmmmmon Melbourne

Bloc Party was the only real draw card for me at Splendour this year, except Jack White but he is doing sideshows, sure there are a couple of good smaller bands but nowhere near the quality of 09,10. Now with Bloc party doing a warm up gig Splendour has fuck all. Although a show at the Zoo alone will sell out in 1.5 seconds so my entire argument is flawed. Regardless I cant go to Splendour this year


Aidan1234567 said on the 13th Jul, 2012

If youre right about the 'shows' part I am holding out for sydney


crob said on the 13th Jul, 2012

can at the drive in do this....


deanoss said on the 13th Jul, 2012



humanracin said on the 13th Jul, 2012

Pity I'll be in Sydney that weekend for a Splendour sideshow... Doh!


tyler07 said on the 13th Jul, 2012

Although this show will be out of this world amazing I'm not too bummed that I can't try for tickets. Considering they'll inevitably have to do a proper headlining run next year to support the new album (which comes out a month AFTER Splendour), and the fact that this show will sell out in about 4 seconds like The Pixies' one in 2010 did, so I probably wouldn't have got tickets anyways...

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 13th Jul, 2012

Ah but next year they will be big shit venues like festy hall, I might fly for the weekend


tyler07 said on the 13th Jul, 2012

They'll probably play the Riverstage like last time in Brisbane so it'll be another magical evening.


BennyBoop said on the 13th Jul, 2012

the last time bloc party played at splendour they did a secret warm up gig the night before at the great northern,playing under the name silent alarm.


lineofbestfit said on the 13th Jul, 2012

yeah and did the album in full, will attend if i get tickets it's the same day as say anything so time/money will be tight. jim ward is playing the annadale so who knows maybe atdi will do a few tunez.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 15th Jul, 2012

kinda like the strokes yeah....


shazie said on the 15th Jul, 2012

They did do sideshows though in Sydney and Melbourne, and in the end isn't that all that matters?

Daft Punks Lip Sweat

Daft Punks Lip Sweat said on the 16th Jul, 2012

Got tickets.



sarcasm_mister said on the 22nd Jul, 2012

assuming this hasn't been posted anywhere else.



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Daft Punks Lip Sweat

Daft Punks Lip Sweat said on the 28th Jul, 2012

So I'm assuming no one else from FL managed to get to this? Was a pretty good show but I enjoyed them more at Splendour in 2009. One More Chance and Banquet were butchered but they did look pretty tired so maybe that's why. New stuff sounded great, gunna be a lot heavier than Intimacy. The inclusion of This Is Not A Competition was a massive wtf moment for the crowd.

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Song for Clay (Disappear Here)
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One More Chance
The Prayer
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This Is Not a Competition