Daft Punk to world premiere Random Access Memories in… Wee Waa, Australia?


Usually the annual Wee Waa Show in rural Wee Waa, New South Wales, Australia, wouldn’t be a fit on anyone’s musical festival guide let alone a go-to festival outside of the area itself. But along with cross cut saw contests, a baby show, and hosting dog high jump (we’re not kidding), the Wee Waa show will host something completely unexpected. It seems that Daft Punk has chosen this agricultural event as the site for the official global launch party for Random Access Memories.

The record is out on May 21, but the album will be unveiled at the festival opening night on Friday, May 17. Wee Waa’s local news site reports that the show “will host a playback of the new album to a packed audience” from a purpose-built stage.

If you think this is some kind of prank, we can assure you that this is 100% real. According to Australian website musicfeeds, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo chose to kick things off in “Australia’s cotton capital” because they were enticed by “the CSIRO Australia Telescope and its array of satellite dishes.” Okay, so that somewhat made sense.

There are 4,000 tickets available for the event, which go on sale from the Crossing Theatre website from Friday, April 12. If you are a member of the Wee Waa Show Society, you will be guaranteed tickets. Unfortunately, unless the position of “wool steward” or “patchwork steward” becomes vacant prior to the event, it seems unlikely that outsiders might get in.

In the meantime, you can check out producer disco legend Giorgio Moroder and Todd Edwards talk with the Creators Project about Random Access Memories below. We’ll have more Daft Punk news as they come along.

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