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Tex Perkins and Matt Walker

Sat 15th May 2021
5.00pm
Wonderland Spiegeltent - Dixie Park, Dixie Street, Port Douglas, 4877

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From the hard edged pub rock of the Beasts Of Bourbon’s, a snarling slice of filthy pub rock to the evocative soundscapes of The Cruel Sea, whose extraordinary 1991 single ‘This Is Not The Way Home’ placed Perkins’ world-weary growl in a new musical context and heralded the emergence of an entirely original yet archetypically Australian sound.

Then there’s the Tex, Don & Charlie albums, which saw Perkins joining forces with the legendary Don Walker, Cold Chisel’s pianist and master songwriter and son of the Clarence Valley, and Charlie Owen, previously Australia’s best kept musical secret.

Now is Tex’s exciting new (and long over due) collaboration with Matt Walker (a great artist in his own right) for duo shows. It’s a blues swamp-groove kinda thing that’s a little reminiscent of some of the things in Tex’s back catalogue. Many new originals inhabit the setlist, but see them now while they still have to flesh out the set with a few Cruel Sea covers!

“Tex has the swagger, presence and indomitable attitude that comes from years of fronting some of Australia’s most intense and spirited rock’n’roll bands. His take-no-prisoners approach to performance comes with the sensibility of an artist committed to the subtle (and often unsubtle) nuances of his craft. Throw in an astonishing voice full of power and depth, mix it with a dry and sardonic sense of humour and what emerges is the reason there is only one Tex Perkins.”
Stuart Coupe

“As we exited the Spiegeltent there was a buzz, something pretty damn special had happened that needed to be shared among us!”
– Clayton Werner

“…an artist who must surely be regarded as one of the greatest front men in the country.”
– The Music

PLEASE NOTE: This performance is recommended for patrons aged 15+
This is a 75 minute performance

 

 

COVID 19 and Carnivale

When you must stay at home

You must stay at home and must not attend any Carnivale event if you:

(a) are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to:

being a confirmed case of COVID-19; or

having close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19; or

living in or having been in a high risk area within Australia; or

having returned from overseas.

(b) have COVID-19 symptoms, or

(c) have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results.

The symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell.

 

 COVID safety when you attend any Carnivale event:

When you attend any event during Carnivale, you must comply with any COVID-19 safety protocols or requirements asked of you by signage (eg, checking in with a QR code, sanitise hands, 1.5m social distancing)

This includes complying with:

(a) Hand hygiene requirements;

(b) Appropriate cough and sneeze etiquette;

(c) Physical distancing requirements (including physical spacing requirements while queuing); and

(d) Person limits for particular spaces and areas, or Person density requirements.

Depending on the public health restrictions at the time of your visit, requirements may also include:

(e) temperature checking; and

(f) wearing a properly fitted mask, unless eating/drinking or as otherwise advised, or unless you have an exemption.

 

 

 

Contact tracing

You must check-in via QR code on arrival and show your registration confirmation screen to the COVID Crews or security before being able attend Carnivale events. For attendees who do not have smartphone, or whose mobile device is not QR code compatible, we have iPads on site that allow customers to register their details for contact tracing.

We encourage everyone to download the Queensland Government’s Check in Qld app to for contact tracing while at Carnivale and beyond.

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Entry may be refused or you may be required to leave

You may be refused entry or required to leave the Premises if you:

(a) refuse to comply with any COVID-19 safety protocols or requirements notified to you by the venues, event organiser, Marshals, Distancing ambassadors

(b) refuse to comply with any reasonable health and safety directions given by Carnivale representatives;

(c) refuse to provide contact tracing information on request;

(d) are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, as notified to or as assessed by Carnivale representatives.

These include: fever,

chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell;

(e) have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results; or

(f) are required to be in self-isolation/quarantine due to:

being a confirmed case of COVID-19; or

having close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19; or

living in or having been in a high risk area within Australia; or

having returned from overseas.

In these circumstances, Tickets will not be exchanged or refunded unless required by law (including the Australian

Consumer Law).

 

 

What precautions are in place for me when I visit?

A range of safety and hygiene measures are in place to ensure your safety and wellbeing.

All guests must adhere to the most current health advice from the Queensland Government.

 

Regular Cleaning

Regularly cleaning and sanitising of the venue and publicly accessible areas with approved disinfectant products throughout the day.

Physical distancing and signage

It is vital to stay at least 1.5 metres from others when possible at ALL Carnivale events.

Signage around the venue will help you maintain physical distancing, including in high traffic areas where queues may form.

Entries and exits at various events will be one-way only and marked with signage.

Hand hygiene

Hand sanitisers are available upon entry at all Carnivale events and will also be available at the Street Parade and Beach day events.

Hand wash will be regularly restocked in all public bathrooms.

 

 

Are there conditions of entry to attending?

In line with our standard conditions of entry, we will implement additional health and safety measures to ensure your safety and wellbeing. Please note that these additional conditions of entry apply to everyone attending Carnivale events and are subject to change without notice.

 

If you have the following symptoms, however mild, you must not attend any events: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste. Please get tested and quarantine at home until you receive your test results.

 

What should I do if I feel unwell before I visit?

We ask that you and anyone attending any Carnival event make a reasonable assessment of their health status before attending. This includes all outdoor events, art spaces, venues and restaurants.

If you are concerned about your symptoms, please contact your doctor or call Queensland Tropical Public Health on (07) 4226 5555.

Get tested and quarantine at home until you receive your test results.

 

What should I do if I feel unwell while I am at a Carnivale event?

If you start to feel unwell during the Carnivale you should advise a member of our team and then leave immediately.

If you find at a later date you have tested positive for COVID-19 please call Queensland Tropical Public Health on (07) 4226 5555.