Coopers Brewery and Live Nation have announced the second round of acts to star in their popular Live, Loud and Local gig series, continuing their commitment to help pubs and live music rebound from the challenges of the past year. Following a performance from Crooked Colours last month, Western Australia will be the only state to score back-to-back shows in the series, with the high-flying Birds of Tokyo set to headline Hotel Rottnest on Rottnest Island on Sunday, April 11.

Birds of Tokyo will be the third act to hit the stage in this series, following performances from fellow top Australian acts Client Liaison and Baker Boy in Melbourne.

Formed in Perth back in 2004, Birds of Tokyo have grown from independent roots to become one of Australia’s most popular contemporary rock bands. Songs like Good Lord, Two Of Us, Plans, Lanterns, Brace and I’d Go With You Anywhere have all been top 10 airplay hits and have lead to appearances at major festivals across the country including Falls, Splendour In The Grass and Groovin’ The Moo, as well as headlining slots at the AFL Grand Final and NRL’s flagship State of Origin game.

Melanie Cooper, Coopers Brewery Director and fifth generation family member, said the brewery wanted to build on the momentum generated by its initial Live, Loud and Local series which became Australia’s biggest virtual pub experience during the national lockdown. “Our first series was all about bringing the pub experience into Australian lounge rooms so patrons stuck at home could still enjoy a night out on the couch,” she said. “Now we want to help bring great Australian live music back to the stage and encourage people off the couch and into their local pub.”

“It’s been a really challenging time for venues, musicians and patrons. Live music is an essential part of our culture as is heading to the local for a social drink with friends. It’s something we’ve all missed. We’re putting together a great series of gigs that will allow fans the chance to see their favourite bands perform live again and support local venues in a socially responsible way.”

Live Nation’s President of Brand and Marketing Partnerships for Australia and New Zealand, Greg Segal said Live Nation was excited to be working with Coopers again. “Coopers is demonstrating a real commitment to supporting local artists and venues, via the Live, Loud and Local series. The industry couldn’t ask for a better partner during these challenging times,” he said.

Birds of Tokyo will play Hotel Rottnest on Sunday, April 11 as part of Coopers’ Live, Loud and Local series. Tickets are on sale Friday, February 12 at 12pm. For more information and to buy tickets head to