The National & Fleet Foxes

9 & 10 March 2024

The National return to Australia for the first time since 2018, joined by very special guests Fleet Foxes, and Annie Hamilton.

Dates and times

Event information

DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND THE NATIONAL AND FLEET FOXES HAVE ANNOUNCED A SECOND AND FINAL PERTH SHOW!

The second show will take place on Sunday, 10 March 2024. 

This extraordinary line-up sees The National and Fleet Foxes touring together for the very first time. Perth show takes place in the stunning Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Saturday, March 9, 2024. 

In conjunction with the Australian tour announcement, The National have dropped a new release ‘Laugh Track’, the surprise second half of a double album which began with ‘First Two Pages Of Frankenstein’ released in April this year. The sibling records mark albums nine and ten for The National and are a continuing testament to the more than two decades the band have delivered us songs of immense pathos and beauty.

Their lengthy career has led to extraordinary success, including winning a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album for 2017’s ‘Sleep Well Beast’, headlining festivals around the world, offered up classic songs including ‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’, ‘Mr November’, ‘Fake Empire’ and ‘I Need My Girl’, and working with countless culture-defining artists including collaborations with Bon Iver, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, and Sufjan Stevens.

Joining The National for the tour will be one of Indie Folk’s most acclaimed acts, Fleet Foxes. Led by lead singer-songwriter Robin Pecknold, Fleet Foxes have won a legion of fans and garnered critical acclaim for making music full of wonderful orchestrations, and gorgeous melodies that fuse earthy, harmony-rich folk-rock with a sense of lush pop sophistication.

Also last here in 2018, Fleet Foxes will tour Australia for the first time since the release of their 2020 fourth studio album ‘Shore’, which earned the band their second Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album, and sweeping praise from MOJO (five stars), Rolling Stone (four stars), and Pitchfork (the fifth consecutive Best New Music), with Rolling Stone calling the album ‘...the most immediately rewarding Fleet Foxes record since their brilliant 2008 debut.’

Opening for all shows will be Australian singer, songwriter, and guitarist Annie Hamilton.

 

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster online or phone 136 100.
All patrons (including minors/babies) must have a valid ticket for entry.
Please note Companion Cards can only be used when purchasing General Admission tickets.

This concert events is deemed not suitable for young children or infants. This is a licenced event where alcohol will be served. It is located on a greenfield site with limited lighting while the performance will take place. If you choose to attend with a minor (under 18+), they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who assumes full risk. All patrons, including minors and infants must have a valid ticket for entry. If a minor is NOT ACCOMPANIED by their parent/legal guardian, they will be refused entry to the concert and they will not receive a refund on their ticket.

Seating

All reserved seating tickets include a dedicated seat.

-Diamond, Ruby and Gold seating are standard high back chairs, located on the Deck. 
-Silver seating is low-to-the-ground beach style chairs, located on the grass. 
-General Admission ticket holders will need to bring their own picnic rug or seat if desired.

Low-to-the-ground beach style chairs are recommended in the General Admission area. High back (deck/camping) chairs are permitted, however will be positioned at the rear of the venue.

A seating area is provided for those with wheelchair requirements.

What to Bring

  • Low deck chair or picnic rug
  • Picnic hamper
  • Jacket
  • Sunhat and sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sealed plastic water/soft drink (only)
  • Torch

Not Permitted

Strictly no BYO alcohol. This is a fully licensed event.
No tables or umbrellas, professional SLR cameras, video or recording equipment, metal cutlery, wine spikes, tents or sun shelters.
The Western Australian Botanic Garden is a non-smoking venue and no glass items will be permitted.

Minors

This is a licensed event. Photo ID required for entry. All patrons (including minors/babies) must have a valid ticket for entry.

Children under 18 years of age who have purchased a ticket will only be permitted into the concert site if they are accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. If a minor is not accompanied by their parent or legal guardian they will be refused entry to the concert and they will not receive a refund on their ticket.

Food

Available for purchase at the venue or you may bring you own picnic hamper. 
Please be aware of prohibited items listed under 'Not Permitted'.

Conditions of Entry

All bags are subject to a safety and security search upon entry. 
Prohibited items will be confiscated and can be collected at the conclusion of the event. 
Strictly No Pass Outs.

Public Transport

Kings Park and Botanic Garden actively supports TravelSmart methods of travelling. 
Located just 1.5km from the CBD, Kings Park and Botanic Garden is readily accessible by public transport. Contact Transperth on 13 62 13 or visit their website for more information.
A taxi rank is located at the rear of Fraser’s Restaurant in Wadjuk Carpark.

Access and Parking

Please ensure you park safely and legally along May and Lovekin Drives. Leave adequate time to get to the concert site as you may need to park and walk.

A drop-off zone is available at the venue entrance. ACROD Parking is located on Forrest Drive near the DNA Tower.

To avoid traffic congestion on Fraser Avenue, please note alternative entry and exit routes to the concert site and to parking areas on Lovekin and May Drives is available via Poole Avenue, Crawley and Saw Avenue, Subiaco.

Operational activities and weather conditions can impact the status of roads, carparks, paths and services. Please refer to the Notices section for further information to help you plan your visit.

Map

Refer to the Concert map for venue and facility details.

Further Information

Contact Mellen Events on Ph: (+61 8) 9383 3534, visit their Facebook page or their website for further information.