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News August 21, 2023

Coldplay Starts the Search For West Australian Support Act

Senior Journalist, B2B
Coldplay Starts the Search For West Australian Support Act

Coldplay is casting out the dragnet to find a hot local act to open their Perth shows later in 2023.

When the superstar British rock outfit plays two exclusive concerts at Optus Stadium this November, a homegrown act will score a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to warm-up for the main attraction.

The competition begins today at and closes Sept. 4.

The winner will be announced Oct. 2, and will nab a $15,000 grant, provided through the WA Government Contemporary Music Fund, for further development.

To be eligible, entrants must be residents of WA and aged 16 years. Hopefuls will be expected to upload a recording of one of their own original songs, and a video of them performing live.

All entries will be assessed by “team Coldplay” and a panel of music industry professionals, reads a statement issued by Live Nation Australia.

Coldplay will choose the winner, who will taking the stage for their support live set on Nov. 18 and 19, for the Australian leg of their Music of The Spheres World Tour.

As previously reported, Amy Shark and Thelma Plum will each perform standalone sets ahead of the Coldplay concerts proper.

Since kicking off in March 2022, the Music of The Spheres World Tour, in support of the British band’s ninth studio album, has passed through the U.K. and Europe, North America, and Latin America, selling more nine million tickets along the way.

Music Of The Spheres debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in October 2021, for the Coldplay’s seventh leader here.

The Western Australian government, through Tourism WA, and Live Nation are presenting the exclusive Australia shows, which elected officials hope will drive thousands of visitors to the Australia’s westernmost state, injecting millions into the local economy.


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