Multi-award-winning band The Wiggles will appear on the cover of Rolling Stone AU/N’s September issue!
The issue hits newsstands on Monday 5th September, and will feature an in-depth article as well as a bonus Wiggles-themed adult colouring book.
It’s the first time the band has graced the cover of the pop culture magazine. And Yellow Wiggle, Tsehay Hawkins, also becomes the youngest person to appear on the masthead’s local cover.
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The Wiggles granted Rolling Stone AU/NZ unprecedented access to their recent Australian arena tour — a double headliner with the new and original lineup — and to their Hot Potato Studios in Sydney, as they worked on new music and rehearsed a brand new TV show.
The cover story is a colourful take on a record-breaking two years. It began with a mashup of Fruit Salad and Tame Impala’s Elephant (that later topped triple j’s Hottest 100), followed by the addition of Hawkins as the group’s first woman of colour, and a spectacular sold-out tour with all original members.
Rolling Stone AU/NZ print editor, Jake Challenor, said: “Just like Rolling Stone, The Wiggles have stood the test of time. Here is a band that, for three decades, has entertained and inspired future generations,” he said. “The last two years have been some of their best in history. The Wiggles are more relevant than ever, which is exactly why pop culture icons like Lil Nas X and The Kid Laroi are embracing them. Without a doubt, 2022 is officially the Year of The Wiggles.”
Main image credits: The Wiggles, photographed on May 27, 2022, at Hot Potato Studios by Giulia Giannini McGauran. Creative: Katie Taylor. Stylist: Jana Bartolo. Hair and Makeup: Lei Tai. Production: Long Story Short. Photography assistant: Izaac Margin. Styling assistant: Kirsten Humphreys