Unbreakable Touring has confirmed the ANTHEMS Music Festival will return in 2020 under their management and will deliver a star-studded line-up of Australian icons who will perform at Commonwealth Park in Canberra on 28 March 2020.
Headlining ANTHEMS in 2020 is one of Australia's most successful, influential and best-known bands, ICEHOUSE, led by singer / songwriter / producer / multi-instrumentalist, Iva Davies. During its illustrious career, ICEHOUSE has celebrated 28 Platinum albums, eight Top 10 albums and over thirty Top 40 singles
In 2006, ICEHOUSE was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame being described as "one of the most successful Australian bands of the 80s & 90s….With an uncompromising approach to music production they created songs that ranged from pure pop escapism to edgy, lavish synthesized pieces…".
The band are loved by audiences of all ages and will bring a stellar performance of all their classic hits to the ANTHEMS stage.
Iva Davies said, "It's been a while since we played in Canberra and the band and I are excited to be headlining the ANTHEMS Festival in 2020 and bringing the show to our fans in the ACT".
Joining ICEHOUSE are the ARIA Award winning and BRIT Award nominees, The Temper Trap who have clocked up an impressive 150 million streams on Spotify.
The Temper Trap have previously graced the stage with international heavyweights such as Coldplay and the Rolling Stones as well playing festivals, including Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and Coachella. Their lead single 'Sweet Disposition' from their debut album 'Conditions' cracked the top 40 around the world and was featured in Zooey Dechanel film (500) Days of Summer.
The band will bring a very special performance to ANTHEMS and play the 'Conditions' album in full in celebration of its 10th anniversary.
West Australian indie rock group, Eskimo Joe return to the festival circuit in 2020. The band have achieved an impressive list of accomplishments throughout their career. The 35 x ARIA Award nominees have sold in excess of 750,000 in Australia alone and celebrated 3 number 1 records on the ARIA charts. Performing their monster hits, 'Black Fingernails, Red Wine' and 'Foreign Land' the band are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Also joining the line-up are the reformed band The Rogue Traders with actress and singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte returning with her sultry vocals as their frontwoman. Set to deliver a dynamic and energetic performance of their hits 'Voodoo Child' and platinum selling single 'Here Come the Drums'.
Rounding out the 2020 ANTHEMS lineup are Australian folk-pop band favourites, Frente and Mark Wilkinson. Frente smashed into the international spotlight back in 1994 with their own acoustic rendition of the New Order classic 'Bizarre Love Triangle'.
Independent recording artist, Mark Wilkinson has performed with some of the world's biggest names, including Brian Wilson, Chicago, Peter Frampton, Kings of Leon and Santana amongst others.
"Unbreakable Touring has recently taken over the ANTHEMS brand and are thrilled to bring these iconic Australian legends to the people of Canberra on one main stage. We look forward to building this festival for years to come and ensure we offer the ultimate experience to our patrons". Says, Kristie Spillane – Director, Unbreakable Touring
ANTHEMS Music Festival
DATE: 28 March 2020
VENUE: Stage 88 - Commonwealth Park
LOCATION: Canberra, ACT
TIME: Gates open 1.30pm
AGE: General Admission area is All Ages – Persons under 18 must be accompanied by a ticket-holding parent or legal guardian at all times. Children under 12 years admitted free of charge do not require a ticket. The VIP Precinct area is strictly 18+.
TICKET PRICE: From $99 + booking fee
TRANSPORT & PARKING: Information available via the website.
TICKETS ON SALE: Thursday 19 December 2020. Registration for early bird pre-sale tickets open now via the website.