Clowns (Free Show)
It’s Tunesday, which means it’s time for Bands, Bevs and BBQs and this week we’ve got an absolute corker in store in the form of Melbourne punk rockers Clowns
One of the worlds most explosive live bands, Clowns have spent the last nine years blowing peoples minds with a fierce blend of punk, psychedelia, garage, hardcore and power pop.
With three critically acclaimed records that have spawned countless tours the world over and found them playing everywhere between the world’s biggest heavy music festivals to your best mates backyard.
Facetiously naming themselves after some of the world most unlikable characters; a class of human that makes fools of themselves for a living and are insubordinate by nature, Clowns have worn their DIY approach on their sleeve from day dot and sport some outstanding results.
Second full-length ‘Bad Blood’ was voted as triple j’s Short.Fast.Loud number #1 heavy release of 2015; it took them over the world to Chicago’s Riot Fest, Austin’s SxSW, The UK’s Rebellion and Groezrock in Belgium. It found them on tour with the worlds punk elite such as NOFX, Rise Against and Descendents and subsequently went on to sell thousands world wide.
Third record ‘Lucid Again’ was a critically acclaimed hit with Rolling Stone stating “it’s hard to argue against Clowns having created one of the best rock -not ‘just’ punk – records” of 2017.
It was an affirmation of bands success with many of the songs receiving heavy radio play, creeping the bands name up festival bills over the world, selling out bigger venues than the band had ever before and eventually lead them to support Foo Fighters and play Australia’s inaugural Download festival.
Clowns have recently launched their own record label, Damaged and signed an international deal with legendary punk label Fat Wreckchords in anticipation of the release of their fourth album Nature/Nurture.
It’s been an absolutely wild roller coaster for Clowns, but the ride is far from over with the band
If you want to take part, admission is free and there’s no minimum height. Strap yourself in and enjoy the rush.
*Your mates UMSU Activities will be there serving up delicious lunch options including BBQ and veggie burgers.
Sound and lights by AVMelbourne
Licensed event | +18 ID required to acquire any alcoholic beverages
UMSU is committed to promoting safe and responsible use and service of alcohol.
UMSU Activities acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our event takes place, and that the land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded and that no apology can give the land back.