The War on Drugs
Live Nation is thrilled to announce the return of The War On Drugs to Australia and New Zealand for the first time since 2018. With special guests Spoon, plus Indigo Sparke, the band will tour the region in December 2023 in support of I Don’t Live Here Anymore, praised by GQ as “the band’s clearest, most vibrant, and upbeat.”
Led by Adam Granduciel, the GRAMMY-Award winning band has steadily emerged as one of this century’s great rock and roll synthesists, removing the gaps between the underground and the mainstream, between the obtuse and the anthemic, making records that wrestle a fractured past into a unified and engrossing present.
The New Yorker called them “the best American ‘rock’ band of this decade” in support of 2017’s A Deeper Understanding while Stereogum hailed The War On Drugs as “one of the greatest American bands of their generation” following the release of I Don’t Live Here Anymore. It landed on numerous 2021 best albums of the year lists and garnered a second GRAMMY Award nomination (Best Rock Song) and BRIT Award nomination.
For full event, ticket and venue information, visit the Mellen Events website.
Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster online or phone 136 100.
Deck: GA Standing tickets gain access to the deck in front of the stage. No seating is permitted.
Lawn: 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
- Sunhat and sunscreen
- Weather-appropriate clothing
- Comfortable shoes
- Sealed plastic water/soft drink (only)
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.
This is an over 18 years only event. Patrons must be able to present one of the following I.D.s to gain entry:
- Learner or Driver Licence
- Proof of Age Card
No I.D., no entry, no refunds.
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.
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.
Refer to the Concert map for venue and facility details.