TOURING: Xavier Rudd and The Cat Empire play at Stuart Park, February 12. Tickets available through 梧桐夜网xavierrudd南京夜网 Picture: Supplied
Surf-roots musician Xavier Rudd is stoked his upcoming North Wollongong show with dual-headliners The Cat Empire is officially an all ages event.
Fans under 18-years-of-age are welcome to attend the party at Stuart Park on February 12 –which also features Harts, Ocean Alley and Sahara Beck– as long as they’re accompanied by an adult.
Rudd said it’s been too long since he last played in the Illawarra and couldn’t wait to feel the “vibe” again.
“It’s a working class town and I came from that sort of vibe, I always find those towns seem pretty real,” he said.
Xavier RuddLive in the Netherlandsalbum to be released early next year as a result.
HELLO HELLO: The Cat Empire. Picture: Supplied
“I first started going to Europe five years ago …and it was a real buzz,” he said.
“There’s alot of people interested in indigenous Australia in Europe and a lot of people are very across the history.
“There’s a lot of appreciation for the cultural thing that we bring.”
Rudd said that should inspire all Australians to be more curious about their own country, while he’s happy he’s been able to inspire people in a similar way through his music and song-writing.
“I remember when starting out almost 20 years ago, it was almost awkward. White people in Australia didn’t know how to identify with Aboriginal culture,” he said.
“Nowadays people are proud and people are showing that they can identity and feel comfortable with it.”
Joining Rudd on stage in February is The Cat Empire, who for the past decade have been known far and wide as one of the world’s greatestparty bands.
‘Rising With The Sun’ is the Melbourne band’s latest album –it explores anddeepens the themes established in the previous album.
‘’That sound is the world we want to livein,’’explains frontman Felix Riebl. ‘’It’s an explosive world, filled with fireworks, exotic flavours anddeep rhythm.’’
Xavier Rudd and The Cat Empire play at Stuart Park, February 12.
Tickets available through 梧桐夜网xavierrudd南京夜网
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