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Spring 2016 Tour Announcement

After an amazing and successful Winter tour we have been working very hard to work on the Spring 2016 tour, our final tour of the 2016 year.  We’ll be touring four cities on this tour, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.  Below you’ll find details and a brief overview of all the upcoming events.

Adelaide – September 17th 2016

After an 8 month hiatus we are happy to be back in Adelaide once again.  Once again we’re teaming up with the awesome Joypad team, the amazing chiptunes, synthwave and retro gaming night who run awesome events in Adelaide, including the recent AVCon after party.  With the mega anime party teaming up with an awesome gaming party, it’s going to be one great night!

The night will be taking place in Crown and Sceptre, an awesome venue with many rooms to dance, drink, socialise and chill out in both inside and outside and on two levels.  We’ll also be seeing the return of Foto Play’s photobooth, video gaming and 3 bars and 2 floors of anime, gaming and Japanese music DJ’s, including two interstate guests Catalystic and Miss Meow.

Caturday, September 17th 2016
8pm-2am (Doors open 7:30pm)
Crown and Sceptre
308 King William Street, Adelaide

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Sydney – October 1st 2016

We return to Sydney at the start of October for another mega show in Sydney.  Featuring a mega lineup of anime, gaming and Japanese music from the best in Sydney and from around Australia.  We’ll also be featuring a talented array of performances, including live J-Rock vocal performance from Zichxyna (QLD), a Love Live dance performance and our amazing catgirls and catboys go-go dancing, poi and more.  Off the stage, we’ve got a mega video gaming area, chillout areas, kandi making, photobooth, Pokelures, even LED balloon sculpting.

There will be catgirls and catboys serving free sushi and candy all throughout the night, numerous non-alcoholic and alcoholic drink options, a cosplay friendly environment and the Neko Safety Squad (on top of venue security) to make the night fun, safe and secure for all.  Considered one of the biggest and best shows we do all year, for any anime fan and cosplayer in Sydney this is a night not to be missed!

Caturday, October 1st 2016
Manning Bar
Manning Road, Camperdown (University of Sydney)
Tickets from Manning Bar or Oztix
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Brisbane – October 22nd 2016

We’re excited to officially make Brightside our home for the foreseeable future thanks to an absolutely incredible Winter 2016 show, where we completely revolutionised Neko Nation in Brisbane.  Once again, we will be bringing a wide variety of amazing local DJs, interstate DJs and amazing performers to take to our indoor arena and mega outdoor stage.  The Brisbane event is attracting some absolutely amazing acts across Australia, from firetwirlers, dance performers, burlesque acts and we’ll also be seeing the return of S3RL after his USA and Japan tour!

The action isn’t just taking place on stage, we’ll be bringing back our recently upgraded gaming area, chillout areas, photobooth plus free sushi and candy served by catgirls and catboys throughout the night.  That’s not all we’ve also got free purikura with one of the latest and best machines direct from Japan.  The Brisbane Neko Nation is not to be missed for any anime fan in Brisbane, the new event has recieved many rave reviews, whether you’re new to Neko or haven’t experienced it in a while, this new show is an event like no other!

Caturday, October 22nd 2016
The Brightside
27 Warner Street
Tickets from The Brightside or Oztix
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Purrth – November 26th 2016

The final Neko Nation event will be taking place in Perth for 2016.  Once again we’ll be back at the incredible historic Gilkison Dance Studio building, with a massive dancefloor, two bars on two floors.  Neko Nation returns with a wide variety of DJs from a wide variety of background and experience, including The Raven from Melbourne.  Joining our DJs will be incredible fire performances from Bloodraver and Miss Obscene and will be joined by an amazing Love Live performance group.

It’s not just all about the action on the dancefloor, on the second floor is our chill out area, which features a massive gaming room thanks to Pyon Gaming.  Upstairs they will be joined by some of the best cat ear, tail and faux fur creators Stuff It Creations with their amazing wares.  Plus you’ll be able to get free amazing balloon sculptures from the award winning Aaron Smyth.  Neko Nation is excited for an amazing homecoming in the birthplace of the Neko Nation event before we close for Summer.

Caturday, November 26th 2016
Gilkison Dance Studio
45 Murray Street, Perth
Tickets from Eventbrite or Tokyo Underground
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Melbourne – 2017

Our last Melbourne show once again had absolutely crazy demand and sold out insanely quickly, so the hunt is on for a new venue.  This process does take time, especially as we are currently in the situation of looking for a venue that is significantly larger in the past to have a good long term relationship with.  We are working on this and will have an update in the near future, with plans for an event in 2017!