December 8, 2003 11:26
VINES MAKE LIVE RETURN
After a couple of secret shows, the band perform at the Homebake festival in Australia...
The band played a mid-evening set on the main stage before headliners Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds. Opening with ‘Highly Evolved’ Vines ran through 16 songs including tracks from their debut album as well as new songs expected to make their appearance on the group's follow-up record - due out in early March.
The show ended as always with frontman Craig Nicholls destroying the bands drumkit during set closer ‘Fuck The World’.
Around 20,000 fans attended the festival in Sydney’s Domain which also featured The Sleepy Jackson, The Bumblebeez, The Casanovas and rock godfathers The Church.
As previously reported on NME.COM, Vines played two secret warm-up gigs for the festival – their first shows since completing their UK tour in May earlier this year – at Sydney’s Annandale Hotel on Wednesday and Thursday last week (December 4-5). The highly anticipated gigs had been advertised under the name Foregone Conclusion for several weeks.
In a posting on the band's website thevines.com, fans were told that one of Vines’ "favourite groups of all time" would be playing at the venue in Sydney’s inner western suburbs.