Up the guts tour '16

Rainforests, red dirt & Rock'n'roll

The tour

Up The Guts is a tour of intrepid musicians tackling the gargantuan journey from Hobart to Darwin. It’s a celebration of Australian rock’n’roll with gigs in 15 towns across Australia. In addition to the shows there are 1o youth workshops along the way, giving this diverse collection of creatives the opportunity to talk about their own experiences in music.

On board the bus are a bunch of dead-set legends, who are putting their day jobs on hold and setting out on a good old fashioned adventure. The travelling circus will be stopping in capital cities, regional centres and some of our lesser known gems along the way.

Travelling through rainforests and red deserts, the tour is 18 days, 15 shows and 7,500kms…

Straight Up The Guts!

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22 Jul Brisbane Hotel - Hobart Get Tickets

23 Jul Royal Oak - Launceston Get Tickets

24 Jul The Butter Factory - Burnie Get Tickets

25 Jul The Gasometer - Melbourne Get Tickets

26 Jul The Golden Vine - Bendigo Get Tickets

27 Jul Bridge Hotel - Castlemaine Get Tickets

28 Jul The Loft - Warrnambool Get Tickets

29 Jul Shadows Nightclub - Mount Gambier Get Tickets

30 Jul The Exeter - Adelaide Get Tickets

31 Jul Spencer Hotel - Whyalla Get Tickets

03 Aug The Desert Cave - Coober Pedy Get Tickets

04 Aug Monte's Lounge - Alice Springs Get Tickets

05 Aug Jackson's Bar - Tennant Creek Get Tickets

06 Aug The Heritage Hotel - Grove Hill Get Tickets

07 Aug Railway Club - Darwin Get Tickets



Enigmatic three piece ScotDrakula have been steadily capturing the imagination of Melbourne’s underground with their unique brand of visceral garage rock. Overflowing with energy, cheek and youthful charm, these scallywags are guaranteed to get the guts bustin.

Scott and Charlene's Wedding
Scott and Charlene's Wedding

Jangly, barebones and heartfelt, Scott and Charlene’s Wedding are a subtle force of suburban honesty to be reckoned with. They have taken their distinctly Australian rock and roll all around the world, visiting America, Europe and Japan. Somewhere between a young Paul Kelly and the Go-Betweens, these old mates will get your toe tapping!

Ali E
Ali E

Synthesising elements of post punk, folk and reverb-drenched indie rock, Ali E transports her listeners to a disorienting, immersive and ultimately comforting world of ambient vocals and driving bass lines. With a sound that explores an enchanting combination of contrasting elements, Ali’s style is a perfect reflection Australia’s unique landscape.

Ben Wright Smith
Ben Wright Smith

Ben Wright Smith’s distinctive style of spacious and melodic folk has received choruses of praise from all corners of Australia’s music industry. With an unmistakable voice, pensive lyrics and irresistible hooks, Ben is guaranteed to leave his mark on every town ‘Guts rolls through.

Jack, Jo & freinds
Jack, Jo & freinds

What happens when you mix the singer from The Pretty Littles with the drummer from Big Scary? You get a Pretty Big Scary Little covers act. These two old mates and genuine legends of the Aussie rock scene and will be whipping out some of the old favourites that have inspired everyone from Tootgarook to Katherine over the years.

Guts DJ's
Guts DJ's

Never a dull moment on tour. A mix up of legends on decks, between sets to keep your ears busy.

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Up The Guts isn’t just about the shows. A series of learning and development workshops for youth aged 12 – 18 will be rolled out in 10 regional towns.

Local high schools, and other community groups are invited to take part in a 2 hour session built to inspire young people on all things music!


The sessions will harness the knowledge and experiences from all members on tour including the bands, singer-songwriters, production managers, tour promoters, and media producers. It will give participants a look at the triumphs and challenges that young people in the music industry face.

Sessions are scheduled for the below town with venues and times coming soon! For more information please contact us via the links below.

22 Jul Hobart Register Now

26 Jul Bendigo Register Now

27 Jul Castlemaine Register Now

28 Jul Warrnambool Register Now

29 Jul Mount Gambier Register Now

01 Aug Whyalla Register Now

03 Aug Coober Pedy Register Now

04 Aug Alice Springs Register Now

05 Aug Tennant Creek Register Now

08 Aug Darwin Register Now