Chopdog Entertainment Presents…



2018 Sydney Harbour Cruise

***SOLD OUT***


Luke Yeoward (King Cannons) | Jamie Hay | Ess-em | Billy Demos | Nina & Reuben


This press release usually starts with something like the “Schooner or Later Cruise” is back bigger and better than ever, and it usually is, but this time we have reason to put BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER in caps. So, what do we have in stall for you? Well as you have read above, not only do we have a punk rock & ska line up that reads like it's 1999 again, but we also have a bigger, better & more beautiful boat. The “Bella Vista” will cruise across Sydney's magnificent Harbour for almost four hours with great music on the top and bottom levels, tasty food served up by FOXHAT BURGERS, and finally, amazing craft beer thanks to Canberra's CAPITAL BREWING CO.

We know this cruise started as a covers cruise many moons ago but who would want to try and talk Australia's premier punk rock band FRENZAL RHOMB into playing covers? Not us. But hey, we did try to get them to do “Shut Your Mouth” front to back but were told to politely to p**s off. What we do have for though you is FRENZAL RHOMB – “By Request”. There will be no set lists pre written for this as we've banned them. Start thinking what Frenzal songs you want to hear and yell them as loudly as you can at band on the day.


In 2001 Australian ska legends AREA 7 put out a cracking album called “Say It To My Face” which included the hits “Nobody Likes a Bogan”, “Leave Me Alone” & “Individuality”. We are stoked to not only have AREA 7 back on the cruise, but to be playing this album front to back in full! BYO dancing shoes, because these guys know how to get a harbour cruise going full circle.


LOS CAPITANES. Last seen somewhere inside the factory theatre, Sydney 2013. These guys were renowned for their energetic live shows and impromptu musical madness, consistently wowing audiences with their unique fusion of fresh ska sounds, chilled reggae, punk-rock attitude, and horn lines a-go-go!

After a couple of unsuccessful attempts to bring them back we finally cracked them. It's been so long between drinks we couldn't ask for covers, so expect a set of classic LOS CAP tunes, running through the very best of their back catalogue and if we're lucky enough, maybe they'll even remember one or two of those fine SUBLIME hits. 

Kicking things off on level one will be Adelaide's finest STOLEN YOUTH. Who have, for some crazy reason, put their hand up to cover “Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes” by PROPAGANDHI. If this isn't a reason to get you pumped early, then we give in. 

As usual there are plenty of solo acts on the top level which include LUKE YEOWARD, formally of the KING CANNONS. Luke is now putting out some cracking solo stuff – check out the album & song “Ghosts” and get a little bit excited. Luke will be joined by JAMIE HAY who needs no introduction, ESS-EM (Covering THE LIVING END’s self-titled album), BILLY DEMOS (Covering Punk in Drublic by NOFX) and NINA & REUBEN (Hightime)


Opposite steps of The Star (Casino) 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont NSW 2209 11:30AM-4PM - 18+ Only ARRIVE AT 11:00AM FOR WRISTBANDS 

Sydney, Australia