King Parrot on home turf and touring

February 2018

King Parrot are about to make history, playing with a slew of local and international artists in a line-up of epic proportions for the first ever Download Festival to be held on Australian soil. I catch up with KP legend Matt Young to talk off-shore vs home turf, making history and bushing it. 

King Parrot by Zo Damage

What's it like, knowing King Parrot are part of all of this? 

We’re really grateful to be a part of this first ever Download in Australia. It’s going to be an awesome day and we have a prime slot at 7pm. We couldn’t be happier.

Has the band played major festivals before? 

Yeah, we’ve played a whole bunch, here in Australia and overseas. They are always heaps of fun and it’s great to get out on the big stage. King Parrot thrives on that stuff.

How do international shows differ from those on home turf? 

They don’t for us really. King Parrot prides itself on being really consistent and doing a great show every night we play. [But] Aussie audiences are more familiar with us than audiences in some of the overseas places we travel to, but we have played a lot over there now too. People are learning what to expect from us.

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