“The ultimate and incredibly intimate gigs in paradise”

Join The Living End, Tex Perkins and Matt Walker for 4 incredibly personal gigs on this specially curated Music in Paradise event in the heart of the warm, sunny, tropical Maldives at beautiful Kandooma Resort.
This is a music experience and week-long holiday in paradise not to be missed! The Living End will perform two very special, intimate and extended live performances. The charismatic combo of Tex Perkins and Matt Walker are also performing two up-close, personal shows.
Wow… what a lineup!

What we Love
THE LEGENDS

The Living End are one of Australia’s most ferocious live acts, their unique, anthemic choruses and driving guitar sound has been the backing track to millions of surf missions, parties and endless nights out. Similarly Tex and Matt’s charismatic vocal delivery and on stage personna fit the bill perfectly!

MEET YOUR MUSIC ICONS

This specifically curated Music in Paradise event features Australian music legends performing in an idyllic location. Unlike any other experience, you get to meet these iconic legends, get a professional photo opportunity and even share a tale over a beer or cocktail if you’re lucky.

Music In Paradise

Music In Paradise inspires a very special experience – one that promises maximum fun, dancing and socialising in luxury and style. Pull up a bean bag, cocktail, bourbon or beer in hand, and dance the night away.

PRICING & PACKAGES
$960 off
Gold Experience (Early Bird Deal)
$3950 AUD $2990 AUD

All prices are AUD, per person, twin share.
You can book a single occupancy package here.
Event dates are 11-18 June 2023.

 

INCLUSIONS
  • Return speedboat airport transfers to/from Male Airport & resort
  • Welcome drink and cold towel on arrival
  • Accommodation for 7 nights in a Beach View Villa – Twin / Double Share for 2 adults
  • Buffet breakfast daily at Kandooma Café
  • Tea, coffee & bottle water in villa daily
  • Complimentary snorkel trip & use of snorkelling gear
  • Traveller Care Guarantee

 

GOLD Experience
  • Entry to 4 nightly exclusive events
  • 4 intimate performances
  • Music in Paradise gift bag
  • Music in Paradise event poster
$960 off
VIP Experience (Early Bird Deal)
$4450 AUD $3490 AUD

All prices are AUD, per person, twin share.
You can book a single occupancy package here.
Event dates are 11-18 June 2023.

 

INCLUSIONS
  • Return Speedboat airport transfers to/from Male Airport & Resort
  • Welcome drink and cold towel on arrival
  • Accommodation for 7 nights in a 2 Storey Beach House – Twin / Double Share for 2 adults
  • Buffet breakfast daily at Kandooma Café
  • Tea, coffee & bottle water in villa daily
  • Complimentary Snorkel trip & use of snorkelling gear
  • Traveller Care Guarantee

 

VIP Experience
  • Entry to 4 nightly exclusive Events
  • 4 intimate performances
  • Music in Paradise gift bag
  • Music in Paradise event poster
  • Meet and Greet with artists
  • Professional photo with the artists
  • 1 group yoga session
  • 1 group Learn to Surf experience
Ultimate Experience (Final Release)
$5490 AUD

All prices are AUD, per person, twin share.

Event dates are 11-18 June 2023.

 

INCLUSIONS:
  • Return Speedboat airport transfers to/from Male Airport & resort
  • Welcome drink and cold towel on arrival
  • Accommodation for 7 nights in an Overwater Villa – Twin / Double Share for 2 adults
  • Buffet breakfast daily at Kandooma Café
  • Tea, coffee & bottle water in villa daily
  • Complimentary snorkel trip & use of snorkelling gear
  • Traveller Care Guarantee

 

ULTIMATE Experience
  • Entry to 4 nightly exclusive events
  • 4 intimate performances
  • Music in Paradise gift bag
  • Music in Paradise event poster
  • Meet and Greet with artists
  • Professional photo with the artists
  • Exclusive VIP Section
  • Welcome bottle of sparkling wine
  • Unlimited group yoga sessions
  • Unlimited group Learn to Surf experiences
  • Welcome VIP cocktail reception
  • Ultimate dolphin cruise
  • Ultimate concierge service

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The Living End are an Australian punk rock band, which formed in 1994. Since 2002 the line up consists of Chris Cheney (vocals, guitar), Scott Owen (double bass, vocals) and Andy Strachan (drums).

 
The Living End Music in Paradise

The band rose to fame in 1997 after the release of their double A-sided single, Second Solution / Prisoner of Society, which peaked at No. 4 on the Australian Singles Chart and went on to sell triple platinum. They have released seven studio albums and two reached the No. 1 spot on the Australian Albums Chart: self-titled album (12 October 1998) and State of Emergency (4 February 2006). They have also gained chart success in the United States and United Kingdom.

The Living End are one of Australia’s most ferocious live acts, consistently headlining festivals around the country. The band tour internationally relentlessly; they average over 120 shows every year. Their blistering live performances have earnt the band an enviable position of one of Australia’s greatest live bands.

At ARIA Music Awards (Aus Grammys) ceremonies they have been nominated 27 times and have won six awards. The band have won an APRA Award (Aus version of Ivor Novello Awards) for Song of the Year in 2009.

Australian musicologist Ian McFarlane described the group which “emerged as one of the country’s premier rock acts.

By blending a range of styles (punk, rockabilly and flat out rock) with great success, The Living End has managed to produce anthemic choruses and memorable songs in abundance”. In October 2010 their debut album was listed in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums.

Kandooma Resort Maldives

The Living End consider themselves to be a rock ‘n’ roll band based on punk ethics, citing The Clash, Iggy Pop, The Who and The Jam as influences and bands with whom they share the same ideals, making a social commentary on what’s going on around them. They have also been compared favorably to 1990s punk revivalists Rancid. However, the band do not consider themselves a punk band, more a rock ‘n’ roll band who are influenced by punk.

The band’s frontman, Chris Cheney is the only Australian musician to have a Gretsch guitar made specifically for him, and the company even made a limited edition for sale. Cheney’ Gretsch ‘White Noise’ model is now a sought-after collector’s item.

In February 2018 the band decamped to Germany to record their eighth studio album; Wunderbar. The album was released in September 2018. The band toured Europe for the rest of that year playing a mixture of festivals and headline shows across the continent.

 

Tex Perkins

Tex Perkins Matt Walker Music in Paradise

It is understandably difficult to pull together a coherent picture of a man whose career has included everything from the lilting, dark country of the Dark Horses, the hard-edged and snarling pub rock of the Beasts Of Bourbon, through to the evocative soundscapes of the Cruel Sea and beyond…

Perkins world-weary growl is an entirely original yet archetypically Australian sound.

Now Tex’s reuniting with Matt Walker for duo shows. Their powerful live show features songs spanning Tex’s vast catalogue, as well as brand new material they have written together for their Fat Rubber band album.

 

“Relax all day, share in great music, dance long into the evenings!”

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives offers an unbeatable holiday experience for those searching for that extra special touch! Located on a private island in the South Male Atoll, the resort features spectacular architecture inspired by sea barnacles and exudes a tropical island atmosphere, lush tropical greenery, white sand beaches and turquoise waters are more than enough paradise for guests to enjoy relaxed seclusion and privacy.

All the accommodation has been built around the edge of or on the water. Each villa type is fresh and contemporary in appearance, with clean lines and minimal clutter, incorporating all modern amenities, whilst retaining the warmth of natural wood finishes. Large windows mean that you are only a glance away from the great blue outdoors. Choose from Gold – Beach Villas, VIP – 2 Storey Beach Houses and Ultimate – Overwater Bungalows.

Where you'll be

Located on a private island in the South Male Atoll, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives offers an amazing Maldives holiday experience to those looking for an easy-going tropical island atmosphere. White sand beaches, lush tropical greenery, numerous swimming pools and turquoise waters are more than enough paradise for guests to enjoy relaxed seclusion and privacy, making it a popular choice with families and couples young and old.

Where you'll sleep

For Music In Paradise, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives offer three categories of accommodation: Beach Villas, Seaview Beach Houses and Overwater Bungalows. All the accommodation has been built around the edge of or on the water. Each villa type is fresh and contemporary in appearance, with stylish beachy decor, whitewashed timber floors, state of the art beds and your choice of pillows (hard or soft), fresh oranges with orange press and quality tea and coffee neatly compliment any occasion.

What you'll eat

Enjoy a culinary journey as Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, eating and drinking experiences offer everything from sumptuous buffets served at the Cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner; to the classy a la carte restaurant, ‘The Kitchen’ offering fine beachfront dining. Wake up to fresh squeezed orange juice whilst lounging next to the amazing infinity pool flowing out on to the white sandy beach and turquoise lagoon beyond where the resident manta rays play for your snorkelling pleasure. The Sunset Bar offers the perfect sunset chill out session. You will be on sensory overload!

Once-in-a-lifetime Experience

Unforgettable experiences are the heart of the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, with a long list of remarkable outdoor and water adventures on offer, from picnic island trips, to aqua surfaris and windsurfing just a booking away. Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives activities cater to everyone, be it the advanced diver, the extreme sport enthusiast or the family in need of some tranquil chill out time in the Maldives’ magical wilderness.

Evening activities on offer may include live music, discos and local folklore. You can also enjoy tennis, football, table-tennis and darts, as well as just relaxing in the expansive resort pool. Plenty to keep you busy when you are not surfing or soaking up the sun on Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives’ beach! For a sampling of Maldivian life, visits to Guraidhoo can be arranged.

World’s Most Breathtaking Yoga

Taught by the resident yoga-instructor, the vinyasa-style yoga class weaves together the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of your vacation, to help you centre yourself in a space of complete wellness and relaxation. Suitable for yogis of every level, the yoga classes can be an inspiring start to the day, or a way to unwind into your island evening.

 

 

Mesmerizing Tropical Ecosystem

Manta rays, whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, oriental sweetlips, parrotfish, green turtles and other rare species of marine life are commonly found among Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives’ home reefs. The Dive Centre is comprehensively equipped to meet the needs of advanced divers but also suitable and thoughtfully set up for absolute beginners. Bubblemaker – for kids, Discover Scuba Diving – the first encounter with the wonders of marine life! And a multitude of PADI training courses are available.

Exclusive Surfing, Perfect Waves

Perfect Wave, the world’s largest surf tour operator, run the surf program at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives and boast experienced resident surf guides and surf instructors. Surfing is exclusive and limited to a maximum 50 surfers, so you must pre-register for the surf program. The surf breaks around Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives have something for everyone, from beginners that want to move to an intermediate level to experienced surfers wanting fast barrels and rippable walls.

Refresh & Reset

The idyllic setting at the COMO Shambhala Spa at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives sets the scene of serenity and calm and is the perfect getaway from all the pressures and demands of today’s modern world. The spa experience is all about energizing in a natural environment with its wide range of therapeutic massages and spa treatments in five treatment rooms with breathtaking oceanic views.

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