1. The Mary Wallopers | 2nd & final Melbourne show added to Ireland's punk rebel rousers - May 2024

    The Mary Wallopers | 2nd & final Melbourne show added to Ireland's punk rebel rousers - May 2024

    13 Mar 2024

    Proving themselves as one of the hottest new bands to come out of Ireland, Frontier Touring are pleased today to announce a 2nd & final Melbourne performance for infectious seven-piece The Mary Wallopers on their upcoming debut head tour of Australia. 

    ‘People of Australia! Brace yourselves because we are coming to play you all our     smelly little songs and complain about the heat. Can’t wait to see yee in May xoxoxo’     – The Mary Wallopers 

    Selling out their first live show at Northcote Theatre on Saturday 11 May, the band will be bringing their infectious energy along for a second VIC show at The Corner Hotel on Monday 13 May.  

    Tickets for today’s just-added show will go on sale Friday 15 March (11am AEDT). Frontier Members presale starts Thursday 14 March (10am AEDT) – see website for all the details. All other cities are on sale now via

    Just added to Liam Gallagher’s upcoming Malta Weekend festival in September, playing dates with The Libertines in July, and with a slew of sold-out headline shows across Europe starting later this month, the joyful, anti-authoritarian rockers will now perform six huge shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth… their first shows in Australia gearing up to be unforgettable! The Wallopers’ AU visit follows the release of their hugely acclaimed second album, Irish Rock ‘n’ Roll – listen here

    Formed by multi-instrumentalist Charles Hendy, his brother Andrew (banjo), and friend Sean McKenna (guitar), the Dundalk-based outfit were on their way to success with their raucous reinterpretations of traditional ballads before the world went into lockdown in March 2020. Propelled to fame by at home livestreams, the Wallopers emerged a seven-piece – with members Seamas Hyland (accordion), Finian O’Connor (pipes/whistles), Roisin Barrett (bass), Ken Mooney (drums) – and a new album in Irish Rock ’n’ Roll… a document of a band preparing to go stratospheric. 

    ‘One of the most defiant yet inherently honest forces in modern Irish music’ – Hot Press 

    ‘Revitalising Irish trad for a new generation with rowdy reinterpretations of hand-me-down odes to sex, devilry and drink (mainly drink)… they elevate the displaced and the downtrodden, sticking two fingers up to the establishment and, in doing so, yank a thread that unites all rebel music from folk to punk and rap’ – The Guardian 

    “Moshing, Guinness and great Irish folk” reckons The Times (UK): don’t miss the incredible The Mary Wallopers when they land down under in Australia next May! 

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