Neko Planet Brings VK Action to Australia


by Leela McMullen, posted February 7, 2014

Good news for Australian visual kei and J-rock fans!

Neko Nation is holding an event tour called Neko Planet which offers to Australia a taste of the VK scene which much of the wider world has already been privy to. Now, Australian’s have a chance to get in on the action in their own backyard!

LELE, GPK (Gothic Prince Ken), and DJ Sisen will be the first wave to hit the country, combining visual kei influences with Lolita style and a taste of Japan”s gothic Decadence underworld.


Furthermore, the event will tap some local talent in Brisbane and Adelaide. Recently, the visual kei scene has been gaining a more global attitude with artists like DNR, YOHIO, Kerbera, and Bataar shaking up the international scene. In Brisbane, solo act Zichxyna will have a chance to show what a local girl can do and in Adelaide, Mischief the Cat will bring their versatile performance to the Neko Planet stage. (The best thing about local acts? You don’t have to wait for them to come jetting back for more!)


As for dates and locations, the tour will swing through Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne beginning on April 9th and winding up on April 13th.

The J-rock movement in Australia has been slower to get off the ground than in other areas of the world but the time is now, so grab your tickets for Neko Planet and show Japan that Australia is ready for more! For more detailed information about dates, artists, and prices, check out the Neko Planet website! Throw some weight behind Neko Nation and someday you might just be treated to your favorite artists right on your proverbial doorstep.

Leela McMullen is a strong believer in the philosophy "no music, no life." Having traversed the range of Japanese fandoms, she found her home at last in visual kei and has made it her mission to share what she loves most with the world. Leela completed her B.A. in Japanese language from Griffith University in Gold Coast Australia. She now lives and works in Japan, striving to bring you the goods, hot from the scene. Follow her on twitter for juicy hints of upcoming articles if you've got a bit of Japanese language under your belt!!/LeelaInTokyo

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  1. brandan

    should have mentioned its not just VK and J-Pop with s3rl playing

    • krystalepyon

      Thanks, Brandan. The announcement was tailored to our target audience, of course and that’s the information I recieved from Neko Nation, but its always good to consider the wider audience!

  2. Dayummm… not old enough….. kms