Eyeliner and skinny jeans at the ready – for one night only get set for the ultimate emo throwback party with Our First Kiss ready to celebrate all the feels on Saturday 7 May in Melbourne.
Bringing together a stacked line-up of Aussie Alternative icons, Our First Kiss will be busting out all of your sad boi and emo faves, with self-confessed emo gals The Veronicas leading the pack for this truly epic evening.
Also jumping on board to amp up the nostalgic party vibes will be Short Stack, The Getaway Plan, Dream On, Dreamer, and Closure In Moscow.
With over 500 million streams, ARIA awards, and over 3.5 million social connections, Brisbane duo The Veronicas are truly a force to be reckoned with. Professionally skyrocketing at the peak of the 2000s emo boom, add in an MTV series plus plenty of ongoing critical acclaim, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for some authentic emo fare, Veronicas-style.
From meeting in high school to traversing over a decade together as a band, punk rock legends Short Stack are a true staple in the Aussie music scene. Following a six-year hiatus, the group is now poised to release their most exciting endeavor yet, with an impending new pop punk-laced album Maybe There’s No Heaven complete with crunchy and instantly memorable bangers.
Alt-rockers The Getaway Plan exploded onto the Australian punk rock scene fresh out of high school, snagging whirlwind success in a swelteringly short space of time. While 2009 saw the group hit pause at the top of their game, TGP reformed to release two additional critically acclaimed albums, and recently toured alongside the likes of Alexisonfire and Pierce The Veil.
Forming back in 2009, Melbourne’s Dream On, Dreamer has traversed the many highs and lows, embracing line-up changes, health scares, and beyond to embolden their heavy wares. Recently releasing their album What if I told you it doesn’t get better back in 2020, 2022 brings a welcomed return for the group following their announcement pre-pandemic that the group would be parting ways.
With a mission statement to “chew bubblegum and kick ass”, kaleidoscopic rockers Closure In Moscow morph experimental prog-rock into criminally catchy sonic cocoons. Like King Crimson and The Mars Volta shaken together in a giant cocktail maker, Closure In Moscow has amassed a cult-like following over the years and continues to build towards a hotly-anticipated third album.
Pumping up the festivities alongside this brilliant line-up, Our First Kiss will also feature food trucks, market stalls, and themed bars to help you live your best emo life in style, alongside some pumping party DJs from NEXT and BANG! to keep the party rocking.
It’s not a phase, mum – PICA (Port Melbourne Industrial Centre For The Arts) is about to play host to one of the biggest emo parties of the millennium.
Early Bird Tickets on sale: Friday 1 April, 9am AEDT to Monday 4 April 5pm AEDT
or unless sold out prior.
Sign up for early bird pre-sale tickets here
Pre-Sale Tickets here
General Public Tickets on sale: Tuesday 5 April, 9 am AEDT via here
OUR FIRST KISS
SATURDAY 7 MAY 2022
PICA (PORT MELBOURNE INDUSTRIAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS)
112 SALMON ST, PORT MELBOURNE
THE GETAWAY PLAN
DREAM ON, DREAMER
CLOSURE IN MOSCOW
NEXT & BANG! DJ’S