Alex The Astronaut & Stella Donnelly

with special guests

Friday 20 April 2018 (opening 6PM - 10PM)

at Fremantle Arts Centre - Front Garden ( venue info )
FRONT GARDEN, 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle WA


Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ General Admission $28.60

Alex The Astronaut & Stella Donnelly – Co Headline and guests
Fri April 29 | Inner Courtyard | 6pm – 10pm | Tickets $29 from Oztix

Two of Australia’s most exciting songwriters Alex the Astronaut and Stella Donnelly are thrilled to announce they are joining forces for a co-headline tour this April. With guitars in tow, Alex the Astronaut and Stella Donnelly will travel through seven states to play 12 shows, with supports to be announced. Tickets are on sale midday this Thursday 15 February from alextheastronaut.com.

Take a minute to rewind back to September last year, when the annual BIGSOUND conference took over Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Alex the Astronaut had just had the highest attended showcase and Bigsound Buzz named her the most talked about artist of the week. Stella Donnelly left her crowds breathless and took out the inaugural Levi’s Music Prize. Two very different sounding artists with one clear commonality – they write honest music that makes an impact. They were introduced during that week and needless to say, they became fast friends. “We both think the other is funny and we like each other’s music… Stella can’t really bake. And Alex just made her first cake. Thought it’d be a good recipe to head out on the road together!” Et voila! We have an early contender for co-headline tour of the year.

The release of Alex the Astronaut’s 2nd EP See You Soon last year took her from ‘artist to watch’ to the name on everyone’s lips. The EP’s lead single ‘Not Worth Hiding’ landed at #23 in this year’s triple j Hottest 100after turning heads like no other song did last year. Its release coincidentally timed with the beginnings of the same sex marriage plebiscite, slowly growing into its unofficial anthem where it was blared at rallies around the country. The innocent, straight up and pure nature of Alex the Astronaut’s – aka Sydney-based Alex Lynn – style of writing saw praise come in from all over the globe including from the Rocket Man himself Elton Johnwho called the single, “fabulous”, with Pedestrian sharing, "Feel like having a little quiet moment to yourself on the first morning of spring? Hit play. Go on. Whatever it is you’re doing can absolutely wait. This is worth it." Alex has been invited to perform at world-renowned music showcase, the UK’s The Great Escape this year, and is excited to share that she has packaged the See You Soon EP and debut To Whom It May Concern EP as a double-vinyl release which will be available on this upcoming tour.

At the beginning of 2017 Stella Donnelly released her debut EP Thrush Metal, a bold and unapologetic five-track release written over the space of two years. Led by the single ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ – a powerful account of society’s tendency to victim-blame, rather than face up to perpetrators – its release signalled the start of a cracking year for the Perth-based Donnelly, who Pitchfork heralded as “one of Australia’s buzziest young singer-songwriters”. As well as taking out the inaugural Levi’s Music Prize at BIGSOUND last year, Stella won the J Award for Unearthed Artist of the Year, a slew of WAMIs and has been invited to perform at the UK’s The Great Escape and SXSW in Austin this year. Her brutally honest and witty observations of people and relationships are transformed into blissful poems and give a glimpse into what it’s like to be a millennial woman in the age of Trump, Tinder and third wave feminism.

It’s a musical bond born in Brisbane, and they’re about to take it national. Don’t miss your chance to see these two incredible musicians before the rest of the world discovers the magic that is Alex the Astronaut and Stella Donnelly.

This is an 18+ event.

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i. Gates open at 6pm and all concerts finish by 10pm.
ii. Permitted items vary from event to event depending on style and layout. Please check fac.org.au for event specific terms and conditions to avoid confusion.
iii. No chairs, umbrellas, picnic baskets, bean bags, eskis, large blankets, helmets, selfie sticks, GoPro, SLR (detachable lens) or professional cameras, iPads, professional recording equipment, large items or dangerous items are permitted in to the venue.
iv. You can bring a fold out cushion (one that folds out to create a cushion with a reclining backrest that sits on the ground), a small blanket, a small soft bag for personal belongings or food, sealed water or soft drink and empty water bottles to fill v. inside the venue.
vi. Any item deemed to be dangerous, hazardous, intimidating or offensive to patrons will not be allowed into the event. This will include but is not limited to items such as glass, steel cap boots, umbrellas.
vii. The seller reserves the right to conduct body and bag searches of all ticket holders.
viii. All Fremantle Arts Centre ticketed concerts are 18+ unless otherwise advertised. This is to reflect that the concert area is licensed, that alcohol will be served and that unaccompanied minors or those with insufficient photo ID will be unable to enter the venue.
ix. Minors are permitted to attend licensed 18+ ticketed concerts at Fremantle Arts Centre if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The person accompanying the minor must be at least 25 years old. MAXIMUM OF TWO minors per parent or legal guardian. All minors must hold a valid ticket and guardians may be required to sign a declaration upon arrival which states that they will provide full and constant supervision of the minor(s). Fremantle Arts Centre does not recommend South Lawn Concerts as suitable for juveniles. Infants do not receive free entry. Fremantle Arts Centre strongly recommends these events as unsuitable for children 6 years and under.
x. Where an event is licensed, or has licensed areas, official Australian 18+ photo identification will be required for entry (driver's license, passport). Any patron refused admission due to inappropriate identification has no right to any refund or exchange.
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xiii. Fremantle Arts Centre is a smoke free venue. Smoking is only permitted in a small designated area.
xiv. Fremantle Arts Centre accepts Companion Cards. The person carrying the card receives free entry to the event.

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