Simple Minds & Icehouse

21 February 2024

It's been over 40 years since Scottish superstars, Simple Minds, toured Australia for the first time in 1981 when they were invited by their good friends, Icehouse. History repeats itself as they come together on stage all these decades later.

Dates and times

Event information

Simple Minds are one of the UK’s most successful bands that have achieved worldwide success. Having sold over 60 million albums, they have experienced a remarkable journey since releasing their debut album Life In A Day in 1979. Over the course of their stunning career, Simple Minds have sold out stadiums and arenas across the globe. Constantly evolving, the band’s rousing choruses and booming atmospherics made them one of the most iconic bands of the 80s. Their trademark sound has earned them massive hits – with songs such as Promised You A Miracle, Glittering Prize, Don’t You (Forget About Me), Alive and Kicking, Sanctify Yourself, Belfast Child and Let There Be Love dominating the airwaves globally.

With a career spanning nearly 40 years, Icehouse is one of Australia’s most iconic bands, transcending age groups with their hit songs, well known and loved by audiences across generations, playing to sell-out, capacity audiences in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the world. Formed by Iva Davies, the band’s frontman and musical creative force, Icehouse went on to have an amazing 28 Platinum albums, eight Top 10 albums and over thirty Top 40 singles. Icehouse’s unofficial Australian anthem, Great Southern Land, has been a part of almost every Australian’s summer soundtrack for the past 40 years and in 2014, it was inducted into the National Film and Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia registry. 

In 1992, Tania Doko and James Roche formed Bachelor Girl, and the duo became one of the most loved Australian acts of the 90s & early 2000s, enjoying Australian and international success in Asia, Scandinavia and the US (including signing with the legendary Clive Davis at Arista Records). After a brief hiatus to pursue their individual musical paths as writers and producers for outside artists in Sweden and the U.K, Tania and James reunited to release their socially conscious single Speak, in 2018. With their hit-studded and dynamic live set, Bachelor Girl have secured impressive support slots, including international heavyweights Eurythmics and The Goo Goo Dolls. More recently, the band has special guested on widely popular festival gigs such as Day on the Green (with John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite et al.), the Red Hot Summer tour, and can also add Icehouse to the list of iconic acts they have toured with.

For full event, ticket and venue information, visit the Mellen Events website.

 

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 event 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.