It’s official. The Boroughs – the boutique New York-inspired arts and culture festival is set to bring the seminal punk band the New York Dolls to Australia this October!

For the first time since 2007, the 70s icons will return to headline. The Boroughs, which happen in Melbourne on October 8, Brisbane on October 13 and Sydney on October 15. Each date will feature a stellar line-up of Australian and international music and arts guests, spearheaded by the Dolls. The Boroughs also presents the New York Dolls at shows in Perth on October 7 and Adelaide on October 9th.

The Boroughs Culture & Music Festival is a national event inspired by the underground culture of the five boroughs of New York. A single day, licensed 18+ event, The Boroughs incorporates international and cutting- edge bands, DJs, visual artists, film-makers and fashion designers.

Building on the success of The Boroughs art gallery concept in 2010, 2011 will see The Boroughs roll out a host of competitions leading up to the event in the field of art, music, skate, film and fashion. Each competition offers patrons a chance to bring their own creative talent to the festival. For more information, head to www.theboroughs.com.au.

It’s almost a no-brainer to have The Boroughs headlined by one of New York’s most influential musical exports, New York Dolls. Formed in 1971, the raw, pioneering punk outfit and its mainstay members, David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain, paved the way for music to come. In 2010 in a castle in the North of England, the two worked together on a new Dolls album (their fifth to date) entitled Dancing Backwards In High Heels.

Tickets to The Boroughs events in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, as well as the New York Dolls sideshows in Perth and Adelaide go on sale Friday 29 July at 9am, with further line up and venue announcements expected.

THE BOROUGHS featuring the NEW YORK DOLLS

Tickets on sale Friday 29 July, 9am!

FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER – CAPITOL THEATRE, PERTH, WA *Music Only Event

SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER – GLOBE HEADQUARTERS, MELBOURNE, VIC

SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER – FOWLERS LIVE, ADELAIDE, SA *Music Only Event

THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER – HIFI, BRISBANE, QLD *Music Only Event

SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER – MANNING BAR, SYDNEY, NSW