Bliss for Coffs hip-hop fans

AUSTRALIAN hip-hop band of the year, Bliss N Eso, are today announcing a national tour that will include a Coffs Harbour show.

After taking to the stage at several Big Day Out concerts around the country, Bliss N Eso called for votes on Facebook to decide where to take their next tour and Coffs Harbour was chosen. Their latest album, Running on Air, which debuted at number one on the ARIA album chart, was the seventh highest-selling Australian CD of the year and the only hip-hop release in the top 100.

“It’s great that a band of this calibre is coming back to Coffs and giving it back to Coffs Harbour,” said Shane Seccombe from entertainment agency Offbeat Operations.

“Coffs has got a real soft spot for them.”

Bliss N Eso will play an all-ages concert at Coffs Harbour Showground on the Sunday of the June long weekend. There will be four support acts.

Joining them on the bill are the Sydney band Horrorshow, which shone at last year’s Open Arms Festival; Beats Working, which is a Coffs Harbour and Newcastle band currently touring their second album; local reggae artists Ebb n Flo, and; Big B.

“Get out there and buy tickets early, as we’re not sure how big this is going to go,” Mr Seccombe said.

“If locals hang back ’til the last minute before they decide – as they often do around here – they may miss out on this.

“With Bliss N Eso’s last four tours selling out and with a ticket price under $50, this tour is sure to sell out in a heartbeat.”

Tickets for the June 12 Coffs Harbour show are available at Park Beach Music, Coopers Surf at Palms Shopping and online.

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