Birds of Tokyo headline Hurley Australian Open of Surfing

The 2014 Hurley Australian Open of Surfing is a mammoth nine-day event showcasing the world’s best surfers, skateboarders, music and art at Manly Beach, Sydney (Feb 8th-16th). The Channel [V] stage is back for two days of live music headlined by Birds of Tokyo for a free, all-ages gig right on the sand at Manly.

Birds of Tokyo will headline on Saturday 15 February, the same day that ARIA Award winning rapper Illy and Melbourne rockers Delta Riggs take to the stage.  [V] will be broadcasting live from the event across both days.

Inspired by the US Open of Surfing held in Huntington Beach, California, the Hurley Australian Open of Surfing returns to Manly and again boasts the top-rated 6-star men’s and women’s ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) World Qualifying Tour surf contests, men’s and women’s world junior star-events, and a world-class line-up of skateboarding talent.



Sydney based indie rock outfit Glass Towers are confirmed to support Birds of Tokyo at UC Refectory in Canberra, Thursday February 13!

Check out their latest video for ‘Halcyon’ here.

Tickets are available now @

– BoT HQ



If you haven’t seen the latest, Birds of Tokyo’s video for ‘Lanterns‘ came  in at number one slot in the 2013 Rage Fifty!

The best music videos of the year as voted for by Rage viewers were … drum-roll please …

  1. BIRDS OF TOKYO Lanterns (EMI)
  2. LORDE Royals (Universal)
  3. ARCTIC MONKEYS Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? (EMI)
  4. BEACH HOUSE Wishes (Mistletone)
  5. JAMES BLAKE Retrograde (Universal)
  6. KARNIVOOL We Are (The Right Profile)
  7. DEAD LETTER CIRCUS Lodestar (Warner)
  8. ARCADE FIRE Reflektor (EMI)
  9. KATY PERRY Roar (EMI)
  10. VANCE JOY Riptide (Liberation)
  11. CLUBFEET Everything You Wanted (Independent)
  12. MACKLEMORE and RYAN LEWIS Same Love (Independent)
  13. FLUME and CHET FAKER Drop The Game (Future Classic)
  14. TAME IMPALA Mind Mischief (Modular)
  15. FLIGHT FACILITIES ft. CHRISTINE HOBERG Clair De Lune (Future Classic)
  16. MILEY CYRUS Wrecking Ball (Sony)
  17. KINGSWOOD Ohio (Independent)
  18. ROBIN THICKE featuring T.I. and PHARRELL Blurred Lines (Universal)
  19. YEAH YEAH YEAHS Sacrilege (Universal)
  20. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE I Appear Missing (Matador Records)
  21. PARKWAY DRIVE Wild Eyes (Epitaph Records)
  22. HAIM The Wire (Universal)
  23. MAJOR LAZER Bubble Butt (Warner)
  24. VIOLENT SOHO Covered In Chrome (Illusive)
  25. ARCTIC MONKEYS Do I Wanna Know? (EMI)
  26. VAMPIRE WEEKEND Diane Young (XL Recordings)
  27. THE PAPER KITES Young (Sony)
  28. JOSH PYKE Leeward Side (Ivy League)
  29. MUSE Supremacy (Warner)
  30. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE If I Had A Tail (Matador Records)
  31. THY ART IS MURDER Reign Of Darkness (Nuclear Blast)
  32. BLUEJUICE SOS (Universal)
  33. CLOUD CONTROL Dojo Rising (Ivy League)
  34. CUT COPY Free Your Mind (Universal)
  35. DAVID BOWIE The Next Day (Sony)
  36. NICK CAVE and THE BAD SEEDS Jubliee Street (Independent)
  37. DAFT PUNK featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS Lose Yourself To Dance (Sony)
  38. LILY ALLEN Hard Out Here (Warner)
  39. NINE INCH NAILS Came Back Haunted (Universal)
  40. A$AP ROCKY F**kin’ Problems (Sony)
  41. RUDIMENTAL featuring ELLA EYRE Waiting All Night (Warner)
  42. SARAH BLASKO God Fearing (Universal)
  43. MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS Ballad Of The War Machine (Independent)
  44. THUNDAMENTALS Smiles Don’t Lie (SGC Media)
  45. BRITISH INDIA Blinded (Liberation)
  46. CHVRCHES Gun (Liberation)
  47. GESAFFELSTEIN Pursuit (Warner)
  48. ANDY BULL Baby I Am Nobody Now (Universal)
  49. KIRIN J CALLINAN Landslide (Remote Control)
  50. BED WETTIN’ BAD BOYS Any Day Now (Independent)