One of Australia's most loved party bands, Tijuana Cartel, will headline the final Live at Bond for 2015, bringing their genre-defining 'east meets west' electronica to the free concert series on Saturday, July 25.
The event will close out Bond University's twilight-themed Open Day, which will also feature art and architectural installations, street food and bars, live entertainment and a fireworks display.
Tijuana Cartel have established themselves on the Australian music scene as one of the country's most exciting live acts, combining the sounds of the Middle East, India and Spain with a psychedelic and atmospheric approach to song writing.
The four-piece formed on the Gold Coast in the 1990s and have since built a firm reputation as a global force, notching up residencies in Mumbai, Thailand, Bali’s KuDeTa Bar and Beijing’s famous Loong Bar during the 2008 Olympic Games.
The band has also been a familiar face on the international festival circuit, playing stages across Europe and the USA as well as Australia's most loved events including Peats Ridge, Rainbow Serpent, Wave Rock, Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay Blues and Roots, and Falls Festival.
Live at Bond will coincide with the launch of Tijuana Cartel's newest single and video, 'Lost My Head'.
Paul George, the band's vocalist and lead guitarist, said they were looking forward to playing to a home crowd at Bond University.
"It's a really exciting time for us with the launch of the new single 'Lost My Head'," he said.
"We've spent the last year writing and recording, and we can't wait to showcase some of our new material to the Live at Bond crowd."
Tijuana Cartel will be supported by the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra Big Band, as well as the Emmanuel College Big Band, Varsity College Secondary School Stage Band, and Robina State High School's Year 12 Band.
The musical performances form part of Bond University's Open Day celebrations, with people encouraged to tour the campus, learn about the university's innovative study programs, talk to world-class academics, and experience the campus at twilight while enjoying the sounds of live music.
Guests are invited to bring a chair, rug or picnic blanket and enjoy an afternoon and evening of free music and entertainment, with an array of street-food style stalls and bars serving beer, wine, champagne, drinks and snacks, plus an on-site coffee van.
Open Day starts at 2pm on Saturday, July 25, with Live at Bond kicking off in the ADCO Amphitheatre at 3pm. Tijuana Cartel are set to take the stage from 6.15pm followed by a fireworks display at 7.45pm.
Open Day and Live at Bond are free events, all ages events. For more information, visit the Live at Bond Facebook page.