MOGWAI Perth Festival’s jewel in the crown


With the full Perth Festival and Chevron Gardens program set to be announced tonight, this little exclusive has just found its way into our inbox early.

Chugg Entertainment have just revealed that Mogwai will open their Australian tour for new album Every Country’s Sun in Perth, taking over the Chevron Gardens on Friday, March 2. That’s right, it’s a Friday night. This will be epic. Tickets go on sale 9am Monday, November 13 – don’t miss out.

Mogwai have over the past 20 years produced nine studio albums, 13 EPs, two remix albums, two live albums and four compilation albums including 2015’s greatest “hits” Central Belters. They’re also established soundtrack titans, including 2016’s Atomic, a Top 20 UK album.

The band’s latest release, Every Country’s Sun, takes two decades of Mogwai’s signature, contrasting sounds – towering intensity, pastoral introspection, synth-rock minimalism, DNA-detonating volume – and distills it, beautifully.

Last in the country for a one off at Hobart’s Dark Mofo festival, Mogwai are renowned for their formidable live shows. Long time favourites of Perth Festival (this will be their third visit by our count), it’s sure to be the jewel in the crown of Perth Festival’s contemporary music line up announce tonight.

Every Country’s Sun is out now. Mogwai will open their Australian tour at the Chevron Gardens for Perth Festival on Friday, March 2. Tickets on sale 9am Monday, November 13.