New Bloom Fest 2024 Side Shows

L-R top to bottom Fleshwater, Softcult, Citizen, Touché Amoré
Our eclectic team of writers from around Australia – and a couple beyond – with decades of combined experience and interest in all fields.

Heads up post hardcore, punk and emo heads, Australia will welcome a new festival to the summer calendar when New Bloom Fest bolts down in 2024.

Set to travel to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in March, New Bloom Fest is top loaded with North American bands Touché Amoré, Citizen, Movements, No Pressure, Fleshwater and Softcult alongside a curated line-up of local acts in each city.

Add a stack of official side shows and it's set to be a massive celebration of all things alternative, hardcore and punk.


Tue 19 Mar - Uni Bar (Adelaide)
Wed 20 Mar - Amplifier Bar (Perth)* selling fast

Wielding quiet ballads, distorted rock anthems and everything in between, American rockers Citizen are a band impossible to resist and even more difficult to forget. Straddling the realms of post hardcore, shoegaze and pop alongside guitar-driven rock & roll, Citizen furthered their enduring appeal via their fifth album 'Calling The Dogs'; the band's first album as a full five piece, and a resounding rebirth overall.

From playing as teenagers in local dive bars to selling out theatres and appearing at festivals around the world, Citizen are a must-hear and must-see act, back and bigger than ever before.

Read our recent interview with Citizen.

Movements & Softcult

Tue 12 Mar - Stay Gold (Melbourne)* selling fast
Wed 13 Mar - Vinnies Dive Bar (Gold Coast)

Orange County rockers Movements weave an intimate beauty into their post-hardcore-meets-alternative-rock creations, with their latest album 'RUCKUS!' showcasing their signature tension-and-release style in a whole new way.

Off the back of a whirlwind few years at Movemnets HQ, with their 2020 album 'No Good Left To Give' debuting at #3 on the Alternative charts and their streams doubling to over 200 million in the US alone, Movements continue to evolve and excite – and their return down under will offer fans a chance to witness them in a whole new light.

Special guests will be twin sisters Phoenix and Mercedes Arn-Horn, aka Softcult. Spurred by the upheavals of 2020, including the Black Lives Matter movement and the ongoing pandemic, the sisters channelled their frustrations into their new sonic direction, seamlessly mixing grunge, shoegaze, dream pop and punk with a meaningful message.

Don't miss the Softcult live experience when the pair head to our shores for their debut Australian performances.

Read our recent interview with Softcult.

Touché Amoré

Sat 9 Mar - Lynott's Lounge (Perth)* selling fast
Sun 10 Mar - Jive Bar (Adelaide)
Mon 11 Mar - Stay Gold (Melbourne)* selling fast
Wed 13 Mar - Sooki Lounge (Melbourne)

Hailing from Los Angeles, Touché Amoré have spent over a decade burrowing into themes of angst, alienation, cancer and death.

From the release of their 2009 debut album '…To The Beat Of A Dead Horse' through to their 2020 opus 'Lament', Touché Amoré have actively matured alongside their releases, emerging on the latter with a nuanced collection of songs that fuse hard-won optimism into ferocious yet delicate terrain.

From performances at Coachella Festival to touring alongside Balance and Composure and Every Time I Die, Touché Amoré are always ready to stun in a live setting.

Read our recent interview with Touché Amoré.


Sat 9 Mar - Uni Bar (Adelaide)
Sun 10 Mar - Bendigo Hotel (Melbourne)
Tue 12 Mar - La La La's (Wollongong)
Wed 13 Mar - Burdekin Hotel (Sydney)
Thu 14 Mar - Black Bear Lodge (Brisbane)

Conceived in 2017, America's Fleshwater have cultivated a global cult-like following, ignited by the release of their 2020 debut EP, the aptly titled 'demo2020'.

Via their early single 'Linda Claire', which has generated over three million streams on Spotify, the scene was set for the '90s and early 2000s rock-inspired group to step beyond the underground.

Since then, Fleshwater have toured alongside No Pressure and Koyo, released their debut album, 2022's 'We're Not Here To Be Loved', and will head to Australia for the first time ever in 2024 as part of New Bloom Fest.

Read our recent interview with Fleshwater.

No Pressure

Wed 20 Mar - The Espy (Melbourne)* selling fast
Thu 21 Mar - Crown & Anchor (Adelaide)* sold out
Fri 22 Mar - Amplifier Bar (Perth)* selling fast
Sun 24 Mar - Crowbar Sydney* selling fast

Bringing together members from The Story So Far, Light Years and Drain, pop punks No Pressure embrace '90s flavours with energised modern injections, crafting familiar yet infectious earworms that will always leave you wanting more.

Releasing their debut EP 'No Pressure' in 2020, the band followed up with their debut self-titled full length in 2022, with breakout singles 'Too Far' and 'Lock It Up' bustling with hooks, polished production and buoyant melodics.

A band who can effortlessly tease a smile out of any crowd, the times will be fast and fun when No Pressure take the stage.

Tickets to all shows (unless sold out) are on sale.

New Bloom Fest 2024 Tour Dates

Fri 15 Mar - The Fortitude Music Hall (Brisbane)
Sat 16 Mar - Roundhouse (Sydney)
Sun 17 Mar - Melbourne Pavilion

New Bloom Fest 2024 Line-up

Touche Amore
No Pressure

Brisbane Only

Eat Your Heart Out
Bad Neighbour

Sydney Only

No Brainer
Peace Ritual

Melbourne Only

Born Free
Better Half
Post Heaven

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