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Gig worth travelling for: Grace Jones at Potato Head in Bali

Gig worth travelling for: Grace Jones at Potato Head in Bali

Those of you who've been to Bali may know Potato Head, the island's most famous party palace, either as a chilled out day club with a big lawn, a pool and a swim up bar where you can rent a cabana and stare out to sea; or for its intense after-dark rave-under-the-stars vibes. 

Those of you with a pulse might know Grace Jones as a goddess of performance and popular culture, whose take on 'Love is the Drug' and 'Nightclubbing', along with original tracks like 'Warm Leatherette' have become party anthems for art freaks and creatures of the night everywhere. 

Now, Jones is coming to Bali for the first time ever, and she'll be playing Potato Head. At first, it might seem like a strange combination – the crowd at Potato Head sometimes looks like Revolver, turned up to 11 – but on second thoughts, it's kind of perfect. Who better to dominate an extremely imposing oceanside setting, that's seen its fair share of massive parties (Mark Ronson and MIA have also played there), than Jones? 

When we caught Jones play at Carriageworks in Sydney, as part of the Sydney Festival in 2015, the crowd and her performance were both incredible. Jones has an ageless energy that makes her just as magnetic now as she was back at Studio 54; her live band (which includes her son) are tight players, and the people that love her are the weirdest and most wonderful types. 

The show is Jones' first ever in Bali, and pre-sale tickets are around $180AUD. She'll be playing on Saturday, October 8. 

The view from the pool at Potato Head beach club at sunset.

Photograph: Supplied

 

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