Daft Punk launch new album Random Access Memories at Wee Waa

By: Sean Thompson

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The world has been waiting with bated breath for Daft Punk's first album in 8 years to drop, and none more so than "Australia's cotton capital", the tiny NSW farming town of Wee Waa.

The Annual Wee Waa Agricultural Show has been bizarrely plucked from obscurity to become the official global site for the launch of their new album Random Access Memories.

The mysterious robot-masked French disco duo have amassed legions of fans since the early '90s, and this event will see global media and revellers alike descend on the Wee Waa show to enjoy the unlikely spectacle.

Normally known for its wood chopping competitions, sheep musters and floral arrangements, the festival was alledgedly deemed a suitable location because it embodies the "community spirit" that led to the new album's creation.

With only 2000 tickets up for grabs, it comes as no surprise that the global album launch sold out in 26 minutes flat. Those lucky enough to attend will be the first to hear the album in its entirety, while the event is beamed out on the internet around the world.

Staff at the Wee Waa Motel confirmed that the "entire town" was already booked out, leaving the accommodation options of nearby Narrabri or pitching a tent.

Click the image below to watch a teaser snippet of their forthcoming single "Get Lucky", featuring Pharrell Williams.

The 79th Annual Wee Waa Show will be held on Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May 2013, and Daft Punk's new album Random Access Memories will be released by Columbia Records on 21st May.

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