The Smashing Pumpkins are bringing The World Is A Vampire Festival to Ballarat in April

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The Smashing Pumpkins are bringing The World Is A Vampire Festival to Ballarat in April

Heading to ten cities across the nation in April, The World Is A Vampire Festival will feature a bunch of very special guests.

In huge news for the region, The Smashing Pumpkins will bring The World Is A Vampire Festival to ten cities across the nation this April, including a stop at Ballarat in regional Victoria, at the regional tourist attraction Kryal Castle.

The all-new Australian music festival The World Is A Vampire will feature alt-rock legends, Jane’s Addiction and killer Aussie rock from Amyl & The Sniffers, RedHook, Battlesnake and local acts opening each show. Plus, each show will feature professional wrestling matches between Billy Corgan’s NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) and the WAOA (Wrestling Alliance of Australia).

One of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990s, The Smashing Pumpkins are often cited as one of the most influential acts in alternative rock. Catch the festival when it heads to Victoria for a show on Hastings Foreshore on April 22, Ballarat on April 23 and Melbourne on April 27.

The World Is A Vampire Festival – April 2023

Saturday, April 15 : Stuart Park, Wollongong NSW
Sunday, April 16 : Sandstone Point, Bribie Island QLD
Tuesday, April 18: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW *
Wednesday, April 19: Newcastle Entertainment Centre NSW *
Saturday, April 22: Hastings Foreshore, Mornington Peninsula VIC
Sunday, April 23: Kryal Castle, Ballarat VIC
Wednesday, April 26: Adelaide Entertainment Centre SA *
Thursday; April 27: PICA, Port Melbourne VIC *
Saturday, April 29: Nepean Aerospace Park – Penrith NSW
Sunday, April 30: Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast QLD 

* Battlesnake & local opener not performing at these shows

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

From the instantly recognisable harmonic riff of Cherub Rock and the haunting Disarm from their breakthrough album, 93’s Siamese Dream to the majesty of Tonight, Tonight and the savagery of Bullet With Butterfly Wings from the 10 times platinum monster, 1995’s Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness which was the best-selling double album of the 90’s, through to the bands most recent releases 2018’s Shiny and Oh So Bright and 2021’s Cyr which featured the singles, Solara, The Colour Of Love and Wyttch, The Smashing Pumpkins have been a mainstay in the rock world for over three decades and in 2023 will release their most ambitious work to date, Atum: A Rock Opera In Three Acts.

With their densely layered, diverse sound fusing elements of rock, metal, psyche, shoegaze and electronica, The Pumpkins stand apart from their peers. With over 30 million albums sold to date, the GRAMMY®, MTV, VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains one of the most influential bands in history.

Tickets go on sale from Friday, February 3. Grab them by heading here.