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Smirnoff are Searching for Emerging Artists to Open for ‘The Presets’

Smirnoff Seltzer is taking Australia’s biggest musicians back to the venues that gave them their start while also cultivating the next generation of talent in the process. In a series of one-night-only intimate gigs hosted around the eastern seaboard, Smirnoff Origins will celebrate the role that live music plays in helping emerging talent cut their teeth, giving selected artists to open for their idols. Are you ready to wow the crowd?

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Aussie electro icons, The Presets, are the first to take the stage, returning to Sydney’s iconic nightclub, Club 77 on Thursday, February 2, 2023. Club 77 played a vital role in the band’s early years, as the venue where they honed their skills as performers, generated fans and even made reference mixes for their debut album Beams (released in 2005), coming up in the golden age of electronic music in Sydney’s once-pulsating Kings Cross. Returning 17 years later, The Presets will host Smirnoff Origins’ first show with additional artists and venues to be announced.

The Presets are also tasked with finding Smirnoff’s hottest opening act, hand-picking an emerging artist to open their show. The chosen artist will also receive a $5,000 performance fee, double gold tickets to Splendour in the Grass 2023 (valued at $1,200), their very own feature in Rolling Stone magazine (valued at $20,000), and Smirnoff Advertising support worth $30,000, giving them a platform to be discovered.

“We’re thrilled to head back to Club 77 to play at Smirnoff Origins, a venue that was so special to us coming up in Sydney music,” said The Presets lead singer, Julian Hamilton. “Live music venues like this play such an important role in supporting up-and-coming musicians and we’re on the lookout for an emerging artist to open our Smirnoff Origins show so we can pay it forward and create an opportunity for the next generation of artists.”

Smirnoff Origins shows will pop-up all along the Eastern Seaboard, with the next show to be announced in Brisbane in January 2023.

To be selected to open for The Presets at Smirnoff Origins at Club 77, emerging artists must send a direct message to Smirnoff Australia’s Instagram with a link to their song on Spotify, Soundcloud or YouTube. Smirnoff Origins submissions close on Monday 19 December, 2022 at 09:00 AEDT. The winner will be notified by Instagram direct message on Monday 19 December before being announced publicly on the Smirnoff Australia Instagram on Friday 13 January, 2023.

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