About One Tropical Day - GRINSPOON 'Guide to Better Living' National Tour
On Saturday July 29th 2017 One Tropical Day returns to the Darwin Ski Club in the welcoming dry season weather with Post-grunge Aussie rockers GRINSPOON headlining on the main stage with more artists and acts to be announced later this month.
Circa back to 1995. A band from Lismore named Grinspoon, named after Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Dr Lester Grinspoon, submitted the track, Sickfest, to Triple j’s Unearthed national band competition, then in its inaugural year. To everyone’s amazement, they won - and for the next two months the song was the station’s number one request. Fast Forward to September 1997, signed to Universal Music’s Grudge imprint, Grinspoon released their debut album, Guide To Better Living.
Guide To Better Living (GTBL) spent 36 weeks in the ARIA Top 50. Twenty years later – with the album chalking up a double decade of acclaim – the band are emerging from hiatus to celebrate their debut album with the Guide To Better Living tour.
“It’s a real honour to be releasing the 20th Anniversary of Guide To Better Living. It was an amazing time in the band’s life. Going back and listening to the album and watching old footage reminds me of what was an unbelievably exciting time in all our lives,” says guitarist Pat Davern.
Join Grinspoon who have just announced the 20th Anniversary deluxe edition of the album that kickstarted their longstanding music career, Guide To Better Living, alongside an epic 27-date national tour of Australia, playing the album cover to cover for fans throughout June, July, August and September.
Bring your deck chairs and picnic blankets for some amazing live music, the dry season breeze and the iconic ocean views of one of Darwin’s premier outdoor venues, The Darwin Ski Club.
TICKETING & ENTRY CONDITIONS:
- All patrons must have a valid ticket to access the event.
- This is an all ages event.
- Children under 12 will be admitted free of charge with a ticket holding guardian. The event organisers do not recommend that young children or infants attend this event.
- Carers accompanying a disabled or restricted mobility person will be admitted free in the company of the ticket holding person they are caring for. This is valid for one carer per person.
- All persons wishing to purchase alcohol must bring valid government issued ID.
- Every person entering the event will receive a wristband if this wristband is removed for any reason you will be removed from the event.
What items can’t be brought into this event.
- Alcohol, non alcoholic drinks - this includes juice, soft drinks, sports drinks. This is a licensed event and alcohol and a large variety of non alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.
- No outside food is to be brought into the venue.
- Sunshades, tents and tables.
- Umbrellas, even if it’s raining. Bring a raincoat and gumboots instead. Ponchos will be available to purchase.
- Glass - this includes wine glasses, jars, or any other containers or items made of glass
- Professional cameras (including SLR's & any camera with a removable lens) and sound and video recording equipment.
- Pets (other than guide dogs)
- Fireworks – Anything flammable
- There will be a security check at the gate and prohibited items will be placed aside for collection after the event.
- Security and event personnel may request to inspect any bags brought to the venue
- The Event organisers do not take any responsibility for confiscated items.
What can be brought to this event?
- Single use commercial water bottles. Any liquid in unsealed bottles will be dumped and the container returned.
- Special requirement food or sealed packaged snacks that cannot be reasonably purchased inside the venue.
- Small personal use cameras are welcome. Large or professional equipment including recording devices will be removed and held at the entrance for collection after the show.
- Deck or camping chairs and picnic rugs (for use on designated areas only).
Is there an ATM and EFTPOS at the event?
There will be ATM at the event. Eftpos facilities will be available at the front gate to purchase entry tickets and at the bars.
Is First Aid available?
There will be trained First Aid personnel on site, including Paramedics and Surf Life Savers.
Are you allowed to leave and come back?
Any person over 18 is free to enter and exit the venue as you please as long as your wristband stays intact.
What if it rains?
If it does rain the show will go ahead unless conditions are deemed to be dangerous. If an event does not go ahead due to this reason, patrons will receive a full refund from point of purchase, if the event is not rescheduled.
The decision to cancel a show will be made on show day. In the event of inclement weather patrons should check this website BEFORE departing for the show for messages regarding traffic, parking or wet weather arrangements.
Where is Lost Property?
Lost property will be kept at the box office throughout the event and will be held at the Ski Club for three days before being taken to the Mitchell Street Police Station.
Can lost tickets be replaced?
No. Once the ticket sale is processed the purchase is final. While obviously we sympathize with you if you lose your ticket, we are unable to reissue. Even if we have a record of your purchase, we cannot be certain that other less scrupulous members of the public will not use the ticket. Please treat your ticket like cash, as they are irreplaceable.
Can I get a refund or Exchange?
No, there will be no full or partial refunds on purchased tickets. If you are asked to leave the event for any reason or you choose to leave for any reason you will not be entitled to a refund.
If an event is rescheduled, you will be offered equivalent seats at the rescheduled event. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled event or an event is cancelled entirely, you are entitled to a refund of the face value of the tickets.