Smirnoff Australia are gearing up for the launch of a new event series called “Smirnoff Origins” which will see them teaming up with some of Australia’s biggest artists and taking them back to the venues that gave them their big-break for a special one-off performance. 

The main focus behind these events is to encourage more support for some of the live music venues that have suffered heavily after two years of lockdowns, while also shining a spotlight on some fine upcoming artists. 

Back in December they announced the first instalment which has The Presets returning to Club 77 in Sydney on February 2nd, and this week they’re they’ve announced round two which will see Aussie favourites Crooked Colours performing at The Brightside in Brisbane (on March 9th), which is where the band say they really found their footing in the Australian live scene. 

Crooked Colours are looking for a local upcoming act to open that show, and the winners will also receive a $5,000 performance fee, double gold tickets to Splendour in the Grass 2023, their very own feature in Rolling Stone magazine, as well as a Smirnoff advertising budget of $30,000. 

Artist submissions are being accepted via direct message to Smirnoff Australia’s Instagram

– You can enter up to 5 songs
– You must be able to play a 45-minute set
– You must be 25 years or older to enter
– Entries close 9am AEDT on February 12th

General public tickets are also on sale now: 

We’re excited to head back to The Brightside, a venue that’s stayed close to our hearts.  It’s venues like The Brightside that play an important role in the music industry in helping emerging artists to find fans, hone their skills and get their big break. We credit where we are today for venues like this that supported us in those early days, so now we want to pay it forward and invite a new artist to share the stage.” ~ Crooked Colours

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