Regurgitator have never done things by halves. This Brisbane genre mashing band once recorded a whole album in a bubble, in Melbourne’s Federation Square, for TV.

It came as no surprise then when our fave trio announced an adventurous debut album for new project Regurgitator’s Pogogo Show.

Meant for children but entirely enjoyed by adults, debut album – playfully-titled The Really Really Really Really Boring Album – topped the Children’s iTunes chart, and has been nominated for the Best Children’s Album ARIA Award.

With tracks like ‘Best Friends Forever’, ‘The Pogogo Show Theme’, ‘Pillow Fight’ and ‘The Box, The Really Really Really Really Boring Album is anything but.

‘The Pogogo Show Theme’

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Following an electric show at Brisbane Festival last month, the band is set to bring the very, very, silly fun Sydney Festival from January 10-12. Taking over the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, expect Gurge-style genre mash-ups that the whole family can enjoy – no, really.

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The full Sydney Festival program was announced today, with more family outings than you can poke a Luna Wand straight out of PJ Masks at.

Tim Sharp’s cult classic puppet show Laser Beak Man will be held at the Sydney Opera House from January 8-12. Laser Beak Man, which was named for a character Sharp created when he was 11-years-old, has won multiple awards, and was nominated for four Helpmanns.

The eye-popping visuals were created by Dead Puppet Society, the live score is by Sam Cromack of Ball Park Music, and the whole thing is narrated by the voice of ABC presenter and journalist Leigh Sale.

Elsewhere in the 2020 program, legendary youth circus The Flying Fruit Fly Circus will celebrates its 40th anniversary with Time Flies; and Air Play US circus duo Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone make play things of air and gravity with larger-than-life balloons, flying umbrellas and giant kites.

VIEW THE FULL SYDNEY FESTIVAL 2020 PROGRAM

Regurgitator are currently on their 25th anniversary tour. Having kicked off at the start of October, Regurgitator are performing a marathon 21 dates across Australia, with a handful of festival appearances (like Sydney Festival) thrown in the mix.

Regurgitator 25th anniversary tour

Friday, November 1st
With Shonen Knife and The Fauves
Prince Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday, November 2nd
With Shonen Knife and The Fauves
The Corner, Melbourne, VIC

Sunday, November 3rd
The Lost Lands Festival

Thursday, November 7th
With Shonen Knife and The Fauves
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Friday, November 8th
With Shonen Knife and The Fauves
The Metro, Sydney, NSW

Saturday, November 9th
With Shonen Knife and The Fauves
The Metro, Sydney, NSW

Sunday, November 10th
With Shonen Knife
Unibar, Wollongong, NSW

Friday, November 15th
With Shonen Knife and The Fauves
The Astor, Perth, WA

Saturday, November 16th
With Shonen Knife and The Fauves
Metropolis, Fremantle, WA