Daft Punk to Debut 'Random Access Memories' at Australian Agricultural Show

Rural Wee Waa festival will host a playback of the full album on May 17th

April 9, 2013 5:40 PM ET
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Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories'.
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Daft Punk will premiere their long-awaited new album Random Access Memories at, of all places, the annual Wee Waa agricultural show in rural Wee Waa, New South Wales, Wee Waa's local news site reports.

The album is set for release on Columbia on May 21st, but on May 17th, the Wee Waa festival will host a playback of the record for the global launch party.

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Just 4,000 tickets will be available for the event, which will be available on the Crossing Theatre website on April 12th; members of the Wee Waa Show Society will be guaranteed tickets. If you happen to make it, you'll also be able to check out "typical Australian country show entertainment, including the pet show, dog high jump, showgirl competition, cross cut saw competition, fireworks and much more," per the event site.

The Australian site musicfeeds reports that Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter chose Wee Waa after they found out about "the CSIRO Australia Telescope and its array of satellite dishes."

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