PLEASE NOTE: Doors open for the Workshop at 6:30pm then re-open for the Club show at 8:30pm
Big Freedia, the undisputed Queen Diva and New Orleans ambassador of bounce, returns to Australia this summer with her phenomenally high energy, ultra positive club shows and workshops.
Already announced on this years Falls Festival lineup, Singhala Music are excited to announce intimate Melbourne and Sydney dates. Towering MC Big Freedia and her powerhouse dance posse 'The Divas' will teach and command you to bounce to Freedia's one-of-a-kind, speedy, bass heavy beats before each show - expect a demonstration of bouncing from the Queen herself and some interactive Q&A - wear something comfortable and fabulous.
If you were lucky enough to see Freedia's Melbourne shows in 2012, you'd understand why she featured in so many Best Live Shows of The Year lists.
"Volunteers clamber up onstage - some invited, others desperate opportunists - and too right; it's Azz Everywhere!" - The Music
A vibrant twist on hip-hop, Bounce is characterised by call-and-response lyrics over hyper frenetic beats (usually over the "Triggerman" beat). Acts like DJ Jubilee, Katy Red and Big Freedia have been running the club scene in New Orleans for over two decades.
With a seemingly neverending run of tour dates, FUSE TV's hit reality show, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce now entering it's second season, and the release of her critically acclaimed LP Just Be Free, Big Freedia has well and truly brought bounce to the worldwide stage.
"Over 23 years, the hyperkinetic, unapologetically horny sound of New Orleans bounce has changed the world - perhaps you've heard of the word "twerk"? - and now the genre's loudest ambassador has finally made a proper debut."
- Rolling Stone
"Freedia's powerful, indelible charisma transformed rooms full of normally staid indie rockers into a mob of sweaty, ass-shaking maniacs" - Pitchfork
Ticket holders can come down early for the for the workshops and learn to bounce before the shows with Freedia & her divas at 6.30pm.
Bounce Ass-tralia! No ifs, and.... AWWW BUTTS!