Mystery act revealed: ICEHOUSE join the St Kilda Festival lineup

Mystery act revealed: ICEHOUSE join the St Kilda Festival lineup

They’ll pay homage to their seminal debut album as part of the festival’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

After recently announcing the lineup for this year’s event, St Kilda Festival has revealed the mystery act set to hit the stage for its 40th anniversary: Australian rock icons, ICEHOUSE.

The theme of this year’s St Kilda Festival is nostalgia, with several festival favourites returning to the stage for the occasion.

In the spirit of throwbacks, ICEHOUSE will perform a special homage to their debut album as ‘ICEHOUSE Plays Flowers’, a nod to when the band first took the stage for the very first St Kilda Festival in 1980 under their former name ‘Flowers’.

Also celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut album ICEHOUSE, which later became their band name, the rockers will perform fan-favourites from the record when they hit the stage at St Kilda Foreshore next month.

“This year is a very special milestone and we couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate 40 years of the festival than to bring back an iconic band who played at the very first St Kilda Festival,” said Mayor of Port Phillip, Bernadene Voss.

“ICEHOUSE fans span all generations and this performance will bring back some much-loved nostalgia,” she added.

They join an already massive lineup featuring the likes of Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, Port Royal, Busby Marou, REMI, Kylie Auldist, The Black Sorrows and many more.

St Kilda Festival goes down at St Kilda Foreshore on Sunday February 9. For more information, head to the festival website