The first round of bands have been announced for the Hoodoo Gurus curated festival Dig It Up!
Joining the Aussie legends will be punk rock forerunners The Flamin' Groovies, heavy metal icons Blue Oyster Cult, UK band Buzzocks, former bassist from The Nerves, Peter Case and alternative Perth outfit The Stems.
The Gurus will roll out some more support acts down the track, but for now, this is enough throwback rock to get fans excited. Just last week, Dave Faulkner promised the lineup would meet the high expectations after last year's success.
"We had no intention of doing anything unless we could maintain the same standard, with that standard being rock 'n' roll perfection. Well, I can confidently state that this year's line-up will live up to everyone's high expectations." The Gurus will play at each show.
For ticket info, head to the Dig It Up! website.
Thursday 18 April - The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD - with Blue Oyster Cult & The Flamin' Groovies
Friday 19 April - Twin Towns, Gold Coast QLD - with Blue Oyster Cult
Sunday 21 April - Enmore Theatre & surrounds, Sydney NSW - with Blue Oyster Cult, The Flamin' Groovies, Buzzocks, Peter Case & The Stems
Thursday 25 April - The Palace Theatre and surrounds, Melbourne VIC - with Blue Oyster Cult, The Flamin' Groovies, Buzzocks, Peter Case & The Stems
Friday 26 April - HQ, Adelaide SA - with The Flamin' Groovies & Peter Case
Sunday 28 April - Astor Theatre, Perth WA - with The Flamin' Groovies & Peter Case