Camp Cope add second, all-ages Brunswick Music Festival gig after first show sells out

The band announced yesterday that their Brunswick Music Festival performance will mark their final Melbourne show before they break up

Camp Cope have announced an additional, all-ages show for next month’s Brunswick Music Festival after the first date – which they later revealed will be their final Melbourne show before breaking up – sold out.

The Melbourne trio’s final Melbourne show will take place at Brunswick’s Estonian House on March 11. The gig will kick off at 7:30pm and feature Malyangapa and Barkindji rapper Barkaa on support duties.

With that date sold out, the band will now play another show at the same venue earlier that day, beginning at 4pm. That gig will be all ages and, like the later show, be AUSLAN-interpreted. Tickets are on sale now.


Brunswick Music Festival announced the full program for its 2023 edition yesterday (February 8). When sharing news of their show on Instagram, Camp Cope said it would be their “last ever” Melbourne gig, and ended the caption by writing “2015-2023”.

“Everything is fine. Camp Cope are finishing but we are forever,” frontwoman Georgia Maq wrote in an Instagram story yesterday. She added on Twitter: “I love Camp Cope and all we’ve done, we’ve done together. Thank you.”

Also included in the program for Brunswick Music Festival’s 35th year are punks CIVIC, who’ll launch third album ‘Taken By Force’ as part of the festival. That will take place at Estonian House on March 10, with ENOLA and Brick Head on support duties. The show will also form part of their Australian tour in support of ‘Taken By Force’, which is out this Friday (February 10).

The festival’s Sydney Road Street Party will be held on March 5, following a two-year hiatus. Cable Ties, Kira Puru, Pinch Points, Mindy Meng Wang, June Jones and Ajak Kwai are among the artists set to perform.

Estonian House will also host a club night on March 12, headlined by UK DJ Leon Vynehall along with Memphis LK, DJ JNETT, Caucasian Opportunities and more. Sarah Mary Chadwick, meanwhile, will headline a show at the Retreat Hotel on March 9 with Rin McArdle and Hannah McKittrick.

As announced back in November last year, Brunswick Music Festival – which will run from March 5 to 13 – will also host performances Tuareg guitarist and songwriter Mdou Moctar and Brooklyn psych-rock outfit Crumb. Those will also take place at Estonian House, with Crumb’s performance on March 8 and Moctar’s the following night (March 9).


Brunswick Music Festival’s 2023 edition will wrap up on March 13 (the Labor Day holiday) with a free Music for the Mob event – a celebration of First Nations artists – in Gilpin Park. That event will be held in collaboration with Briggs‘ Bad Apples label. See the full program for this year’s Brunswick Music Festival here. Tickets are on sale now.

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