News: World is a Vampire festival – new dates added

Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins will be bringing their ‘World is a Vampire’ festival to Australia in April. The organisers have announced the addition of a number of dates to the tour and changes to some venues.

The festival boasts some very special guests including alt-rock legends, Jane’s Addiction and killer Aussie rock from Amyl & The Sniffers, RedHook (at 3 concerts in Qld) and Battlesnake. Each show will also feature professional wrestling matches between Billy Corgan’s NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) and the WAOA (Wrestling Alliance of Australia).

Here is a summary of the changes:

There will now be an outdoors show in Brisbane at Eatons Hill Hotel on Saturday, April 15. The tour kicks off in style with two shows in Queensland before heading to Sydney where a second and final show has been added at the Hordern Pavilion on Wednesday, April 19. Melbourne will also be treated to a second and final show at PICA on Saturday, April 22.

The show that was to take place at the Hastings Foreshore has had to be moved to another venue. All Hastings tickets are valid at Port Melbourne on Sat, April 22 or at Ballarat Sun, April 23.

A direct email is being sent to all customers explaining transfer or refund options.

Due to the second show in Sydney being added, the Newcastle Entertainment Centre show has been moved to Saturday, April 29. All existing Newcastle Tickets are valid for Sat, April 29.

The Wollongong and Penrith shows have had to be cancelled.

Ticket holders for the cancelled shows in Wollongong and Penrith are eligible to transfer to the Hordern Pavilion show on April 19. A direct email is being sent to all customers explaining transfer or refund options.

To transfer your ticket check your inbox for an email to register for transfers and do so by midnight, Friday March 24.

Customers requiring a refund need to check their inboxes for an email to register for refunds and do so by midnight, Friday March 24. Where refunds will then be processed in a timely manner.

For any questions / concerns email the organisers at

The World Is A Vampire Festival – April 2023
Saturday, April 15 : Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane QLD NEW SHOW
Sunday, April 16 : Sandstone Point, Bribie Island QLD
Tuesday, April 18: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW ALL AGES SOLD OUT
Wednesday, April 19: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW ALL AGES NEW SHOW
Saturday, April 22: PICA, Port Melbourne VIC NEW SHOW (moved from Hastings)
Sunday, April 23: Kyral Castle, Ballarat VIC
Wednesday, April 26: Adelaide Entertainment Centre SA ALL AGES
Thursday; April 27: PICA, Port Melbourne VIC SELLING FAST
Saturday, April 29: Newcastle Entertainment Centre NSW ALL AGES
Sunday, April 30: Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast QLD

For tickets and more information go HERE.

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