Australian rock band Icehouse headlined the By The C festival at Catani Gardens on St Kilda’s foreshore in Melbourne on Sunday 14 March 2021. They were led by their driving force and creative heart, founding singer-songwriter Iva Davies. For the last 10 years Icehouse has also included Paul Wheeler on drums, Paul Gildea on guitar, Steve Bull on bass, Glenn Reither on keyboards & sax, and Michael Paynter on keyboards & guitar.
Starting out as Flowers in 1977, the Sydney pub-rockers soon adopted the name of their successful album Icehouse (that became the highest selling debut album in Australia) in 1981 and achieved mainstream success with a new-wave style of synthpop. They’ve had eight Top Ten albums and twenty Top Forty singles in Australia, multiple top-ten hits in Europe and North America and album sales of over 28xPlatinum in Australasia alone. As one of the most successful Australian bands of the ’80s and ’90s, Icehouse was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2006. Hearing their most popular song Great Southern Land played live at this world-famous beachside locations was a highlight of the night for the 8,000 music fans in attendance.