RocKwiz Announces Tour In Honour Of Mushroom's 50th Anniversary

26 April 2023 | 12:00 pm | Mary Varvaris

“Mushroom acts have been a constant source of inspiration for RocKwiz since we began."

Brian Nankervis

Brian Nankervis (Pic by Mushroom Creative House)

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RocKwiz has announced a special run of shows in honour of Mushroom’s 50th anniversary, with the RocKwiz Salutes Mushroom 50 tour hitting theatres across the country later this year.

Julia Zemiro, Brian Nankervis, Dugald McAndrew, and the RocKwiz OrKestra will bring their unique brand of comedy, kwizzery, and musicality with a plethora of special guests from the Mushroom roster on the national tour to honour five decades of iconic songs that changed the face of Australian music.

The RocKwiz Salutes Mushroom 50 shows will capture the very best of what the independent record label has to offer: from Kylie Minogue to Jimmy Barnes to Vance Joy, to Skyhooks to Split Enz to Paul Kelly.

“It is an honour to be part of Mushroom’s 50th birthday celebrations,” Zemiro said in a statement. “The stories of a 21-year-old Michael Gudinski starting this company are wonderful and have always held me in their thrall.

“RocKwiz salutes Mushroom will take you on that journey with stories, tributes, and the power of some of the best music our country has produced.”

Nankervis added, “Mushroom acts have been a constant source of inspiration for RocKwiz since we began … in terms of the questions we ask, or the artists that we feature … so to celebrate this iconic organisation is a thrill and an honour.”

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He continued, “My overflowing music collection, on singles, albums or CDs, is dominated by Mushroom acts who’ve been given the encouragement and support essential to continue lighting our lives and keeping us dancing. RocKwiz and Mushroom… rock and roll nirvana.”  

Tickets go on sale on Monday, 1 May, at 12 pm AEST via Ticketek and Ticketmaster. 

However, if you’re a RocKwiz member, you can access pre-sale tickets tomorrow (Thursday, 27 April, at 1 pm AEST) before the venues’ pre-sale begins on Friday, 28 April, at 1 pm AEST. Tickets will be available from the RocKwiz website.


Wednesday, 21 June Astor Theatre Perth 

Friday, 30 June Fortitude Music Hall Brisbane 

Friday, 7 July Enmore Theatre Sydney 

Wednesday, 2 August Palais Theatre Melbourne