Published on August 30th, 2023 | by Andrew Bistak

The Chemical Brothers (UK) – Acclaimed electronic duo returning to Australia in February & March 2024

Frontier Touring are pumped to confirm one of the most acclaimed and innovative electronic duos in the world – The Chemical Brothers – will bring their world-renowned live shows to Australia in February – March 2024.  With show direction by the iconic Smith & Lyall, these mind-bending shows – their first visit to our shores since 2019 – will hit Brisbane, Sydney and Geelong! 

Kickstarting the party will be special guest DJs: The Presets DJ Set (Sydney & Geelong), Anna Lunoe (all shows) and James Holroyd (all shows).

The Chemical Brothers will play Brisbane’s Riverstage on Tuesday 27 February, before heading to Sydney Showground on Thursday 29 February then hitting the stage at a day on the green at Mt Duneed Estate in Geelong, Victoria on Saturday 2 March.

Frontier Members presale commences Wednesday 6 September from 2pm local before the general public on sale kicks off Friday September 8 from 1pm local.    Tickets via

Having just announced their tenth studio album, The Chemical Brothers – Tom Rowlands & Ed Simons – are reminding us of their legendary status in the electronic music scene.

Their first full-length album since 2019’s No Geography, which featured massive singles ‘Got To Keep On’, ‘Free Yourself’ and ‘Mad As Hell’, the duo will release For That Beautiful Feeling, via Universal Music Australia on Friday 8 September – pre-order here.

Watch: The Chemical Brothers – Skipping Like A Stone

Much to the anticipation of fans, the project promises the iconic sound of The Chemical Brothers, a record that hunts for and captures that wild moment when sound overwhelms you and almost pulls you under yet ultimately lets you ride its wave, to destinations unknown. That transcendent state that they evoke like no one else in modern music – it’s The Chemical Brothers at their very best.  For That Beautiful Feeling features the singles, ‘No Reason’, ‘Live Again (feat. Halo Maud)’ and ‘Skipping Like A Stone ft. Beck’.

Watch: The Chemical Brothers – No Reason

For three decades, they have defined the cutting edge of electronic dance music both on their multi-platinum selling records and with their hugely lauded hallucinogenic live shows which have played to millions at festivals and arenas all over the world. With huge global hits, ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’, ‘Galvanize’, ‘Go’ & ‘Block Rockin Beats’ these are instantly recognisible tracks that make The Chemical Brothers a household name worldwide.

Watch: The Chemical Brothers – Live Again (feat. Halo Maud)

The Chemical Brothers recently announced details of a career-spanning retrospective book. Paused in Cosmic Reflection is due for publication by White Rabbit on October 26th 2023 (available for pre-order in Australia, here). The book is made up of new interviews with the band as well as many of their friends and collaborators from the past three decades, including Noel Gallagher, Aurora, Wayne Coyne, Beth Orton, Beck, Michel Gondry and many more.

Watch: The Presets – Do What You Want (Official Video) 

About The Presets

The Presets – Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes – are recognised worldwide for their dynamic live performances and epic DJ sets.  From playing hundreds of shows domestically and internationally, including key slots at renowned international music festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella, SXSW, Exit, Melt and Splendour In The Grass, The Presets (DJ Set) are guaranteed to ignite The Chemical Brothers audiences in Sydney and Geelong.

Best known for their electro-smash club hits, in 2008 The Presets released the chart topping Apocalypso, selling in excess of Triple Platinum sales in Australia and features four hit singles, including the classic ‘My People’. Setting new standards for dance music in Australia, The Presets went on to win 5 ARIA awards (and 2 ARIA Artisan Awards) including Album of the Year, as well as the J Award and FBI SMAC Award for Album of The Year. Kim and Julian also shared the coveted Songwriter of The Year Award at the 2009 APRA Awards.  Follow up album Pacifica was released in 2012, featuring Rolling Stone Magazine’s Song Of The Year, ‘Ghosts’.  The Presets returned in 2018 with their long awaited fourth album, Hi Viz, which debuted at #1 on the iTunes album chart within hours of its release and was nominated for two ARIA Awards as well as the prestigious Australian Music Prize. The record spawned triple j Hottest 100 favourites ‘Do What You Want’ and ‘Martini’.

In 2023 to celebrate 20 years of making beats together, The Presets announced 20 nights of DJ sets around Australia, playing small clubs and bars (July/Aug/Sep), reconnecting with the electric spirit that got them making music in the first place.  Get ready to experience The Presets explosive DJ set!

Watch: Anna Lunoe – Real Love

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When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.

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