Canberra band wants to get a rave on inside a Bunnings store (and signs are good) | Riotact

Canberra band wants to get a rave on inside a Bunnings store (and signs are good) | Riotact

Peking Duk calls for a Bunnings rave. Photo: Peking Duk, Instagram.

Bunnings Australia is talking about holding a store-based rave party after an invitation by a Canberra music band went viral on social media. Well, to put it another way, they haven’t said ‘No!’

In a video shared to its Instagram page last week, ‘Peking Duk’ combined a remix of the iconic tune played in all the Bunnings ads with footage of band members Reuben Styles and Adam Hyde performing various energetic moves inside and outside a Bunnings Warehouse.

The video opened with the text “Remixing Bunnings until they rave with us”, and the caption read, “Tag @bunnings if you want the rave to happen”.

The post attracted more than 91,000 reactions and 3300 comments, including from companies like Sydney Water; Carlton Dry, which said “a Bunning Warehouse party would go OFF”; and Better Home and Gardens – “count us in”.

Hardware store competitor Mitre 10 also “entered the chat”.

“So this is what they mean by Bunnings potting mix,” the official page of TV and radio host Danny Clayton wrote.

“When you ask for your sausage sizzle with extra bangers,” wrote another commenter.

“Fattest beats are just the beginning,” said another.


Replying to @nzcars @Bunnings give the people what they want ! #bunningswarehouse #sausage #dnb #drumandbass #newmusic #fyp #viral #musicproducer #snags #aussie

♬ Bunnings Warehouse Kaila Remix – Kaila

The remixed tune originates from a Sydney-based 19-year-old music producer known as Kaila Music on Instagram and TikTok. He tagged both Peking Duk and Australian record producer What So Not in a post last month, asking them to pick up his petition for a rave at Bunnings.

The post attracted more than 400,000 views, most notably from Bunnings itself: “We’ll bring the decks.” (Although it may be more a hardware joke than confirmation.)

Having met in Canberra as high school students, Styles and Hyde formed Peking Duk in 2010 and quickly landed a residency at Transit Bar in Civic.

They’ve built their whole brand around making people dance, and in 2014 hit record highs with their single ‘High’. The track placed second on the Triple J Hottest 100 that same year and won the ARIA for Best Dance Release, the first of their two ARIA awards.

Their latest efforts to attract the attention of Bunnings Australia did not go unnoticed.

In a statement to Region, the hardware giant revealed it has had “very positive chats” with Peking Duk, as well as Australian record producer What So Not, “on how we can come together to support and celebrate young local music acts”.

“We have loved seeing all Aussie music lovers across the country share their excitement and enthusiasm for a Bunnings rave on social,” the statement read.

“Kaila’s remix of our jingle is awesome … and we are working through the details and look forward to sharing more soon.”

Region contacted Peking Duk for comment.

Which band would you want to hear in a Canberra Bunnings?