CALL it good judgement or serendipity but promoter Mark Pico made the right decision when he booked Something For Kate for next month's Golden Days Festival in Coolum.
This week the group's new album, Leave Your Soul to Science, debuted at No.1 on the Aria Australia Artist Albums Chart and at No.5 on the international album chart.
Pico is delighted to have a chart-topping band on a national tour performing at the festival.
"Something For Kate sold out their whole tour, and here is the only place to see them," he said.
With an impressive catalogue of five Top 10 platinum and gold albums, of which their previous two peaked at No.1 on the ARIA Album Chart, eight Top 40 ARIA singles, a No.1 ARIA platinum DVD, 13 ARIA Award nominations, a No.2 Triple J Hottest 100 song, multiple industry awards, Leave Your Soul to Science - the band's sixth studio album - is the latest instalment in Something For Kate's phenomenal history.
The first two rounds of tickets to the Coolum music event sold out quickly.
"People are booking tickets from all over the country and from overseas," Pico said.
The three-day festival begins with a world movie premiere on Friday, November 16, featuring Emmy Award-winning director Justin Krumb's new film TransparentSea.
The main music program will be held on Saturday at the Coolum Sports Complex, headlined by Something For Kate, Josh Pyke and one of New Zealand's favourite bands, Fat Freddy's Drop.
"They're the best reggae band in the world," Pico said.
"They go out with an absolute bang."
Sunday will feature free family events and activities in Coolum's Tickle Park.
Tickets are available at goldendaysfestival.com.