Ocean Alley Are Set To Rock Wollongong With Some Of NSW’s Best Bands!

Written by Clodagh Mangan on 6th February, 2024
Ocean Alley Are Set To Rock Wollongong With Some Of NSW’s Best Bands!

Ocean Alley are pumped to be returning to Wollongong for a massive headline show to celebrate the long weekend, supported by a plethora of NSW's best bands. They band will take the stage at University of Wollongong Gardens on Sunday 31 March, joined by Pacific Avenue, The Terrys, Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers, Dear Seattle, The Buoys, Stumps, Le Shiv and AH Honey.

One of Australia's most exciting musical exports, rock outfit Ocean Alley have taken the world by storm with their dynamic live performances, infectious melodies and faultless musicianship. Across four critically acclaimed albums, the six-piece - comprised of Baden Donegal (vocals), Angus Goodwin (guitar), Lach Galbraith (keys/vocals), Mitch Galbraith (guitar), Tom O'Brien (drums) and Nic Blom (bass) - have never wavered in their dedication to their craft, always grounded by a genuine passion for the creative exploration of music. Their catalogue amounts to more than 800 million streams, with nine singles accredited in Australia and New Zealand with sales certified Gold or higher.

Ocean Alley first experienced runaway success with 2018's undeniably catchy, funk-infused single "Confidence". The track has gone on to achieve 6x Platinum certification, surpassing 150 million streams on Spotify alone. Since November 1 2023, the song has exploded on TikTok and Instagram, spawning billions of views, and the audio being used over 500,000 times. The track hit the US Billboard Singles Charts for Rock & Alternative, landing at #15 Hot Alternative Songs, #21 Hot Rock Songs and #27 Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, #2 in New Zealand's Top 40 Singles, and #19 in the UK's Independent Single Breakers Chart. At home, the song re-entered the ARIA Singles Chart top 20, more than five years since the track first debuted.

In 2023, the band sold more than 42,000 tickets across their Australian headline shows, plus a further 35,000 tickets sold across 34 shows in the UK, Europe, North America and New Zealand. They had a number of key festival call-ups, including replacing Lewis Capaldi at the last minute for Splendour In The Grass, adding to the list of major festival billings that also boasts international icons Reading & Leeds (UK), Sziget (HU), BottleRock (US) and Rhythm & Alps (NZ) to name a few. Continuing to grow their devoted following both at home and abroad, Ocean Alley are solidifying their place as one of Australia's most beloved and influential bands, and are poised to make an indelible mark on the global music scene for years to come.

Tickets go on sale Thursday 8 Feb at 10am

Ocean Alley

Sun 31 Mar 2024

University of Wollongong Gardens, NSW