By Rebecca Harris

The 2009 Bacardi Express is being hailed as a resounding success, with seven music acts playing to four packed out shows along the East Coast of Australia last week.

Following on from an at-capacity show at The Place Theatre in Melbourne on Thursday night (Mar 26), the musical groups then boarded a 1960s heritage-listed train, which made its way up the coast stopping for live performances in Wagga Wagga, Wollongong and Sydney.

On board the train were Van She, British India, Bluejuice, Lost Valentinos, Beardyman, Hoops DJ and headliners Groove Armada, who said that it was one of their greatest experiences to date.

“A concept like this is just phenomenal. The atmosphere on the train has been unbelievable and it’s been really great to meet some of these local groups that are so talented,” said Groove Armada member Tom Findlay.

The Bacardi Express marked the end of a year-long partnership between Bacardi and Groove Armada, which has seen then play concerts around the world in Greece, Miami, Mexico and Brazil.

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