Yothu Yindi to join Pussy Riot in Adelaide performance

Russian punk phenomenon Pussy Riot will be joined by Yothu Yindi when they make their Australian concert debut in Adelaide next week.

Due to present their Pussy Riot: Riot Days show – a unique piece of ‘gig theatre’ – for the first time tonight as part of a week-long Adelaide Fringe season, the activist collective will wrap up their time in Adelaide with an open-air concert on Thursday, March 7.

Special guests for the show were today confirmed to be legendary Indigenous rock group Yothu Yindi and fellow RCC Fringe acts Ecca Vandal and Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir, who will MC the evening. Yothu Yindi, who have continued to tour following the death of its former bandleader in 2013, released a new version of their trademark song Treaty last year to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the track’s hit Filthy Lucre remix.

“Pussy Riot has toured the world to huge acclaim and packed houses, but now the four essential members will appear in their own story on stage for the first time in Australia. Adelaide has a piece of history,” Pussy Riot member Maria ‘Masha’ Alyokhina says of the announcement.

Melbourne-based singer Ecca Vandal, who previously performed as part of RCC Fringe’s opening weekend earlier in February, will return to Adelaide for the show, having just appeared on two tracks from the Hilltop Hoods’ latest record The Great Expanse. Read our interview with Vandal here.

Pussy Riot: Days will run from Wednesday, February 27 to Sunday, March 3, before the band perform on the University of Adelaide’s Maths Lawns on March 7.

Pussy Riot
Thursday, March 7
RCC Fringe at University of Adelaide
Tickets

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Denis Sinyakov

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