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Posted 21 Nov 2014 @ 12:30pm

It's almost tinnie cracking time. The playing times for Meredith 2014 are finally here.

 

Kicking off on Friday with a blistering set from punk legends Hard-Ons and closing on Sunday with Sun God Replica, the weekend will feature performances from the likes of The War On Drugs, Ty Segall, The Skatalites, Mark Lanegan, De La Soul, Sleep, James Holden, Cloud Nothings, The...

Posted 21 Nov 2014 @ 12:06pm

After taking out two awards at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards, Falls Festival have added two new names to the Marion Bay event.

 

Joining the likes of Alt-J, Empire of the Sun, Julian Casablancas and The Temper Trap will be The Rubens and C.W. Stoneking, performing exclusively at Marion Bay. The new additions were added in celebration of the festival's performance at the Tasmanian...

Posted 21 Nov 2014 @ 10:37am

For four days Mapping Melbourne will showcase contemporary Asian arts spanning dance, music, theatre, visual art, film and spoken word this December.

 

The program kicks off with In Between Sounds, fresh from their sold-out premiere performance at the 2014 Darwin Festival. The duo of Chinese-Australian MC and spoken word artist Joelistics (aka Joel Ma of TZU) and Filipino-Dutch-...

Posted 19 Nov 2014 @ 12:49pm

Knife Party have cancelled their December arena shows and will instead play at next year's Future Music Festival. 

 

Existing ticketholder have been told that they will receive an email soon with an invite to buy tickets to Future - $60 off the regular price, while refunds are also available. The Perth via London duo will make their return to our shores on the heels of their...

Posted 18 Nov 2014 @ 2:07pm

Meredith's infamous 'no dickheads' rule has once again been thoroughly enforced. 

 

This month 11 offenders who attempted to trespass into the festival grounds have been ordered to appear before the Geelong and Melbourne Magistrates court via summons. This follows 18 offenders who were ordered to appear in 2013.
 
The maximum penalty is approximately $2750 or six...

Posted 18 Nov 2014 @ 9:52am

The Bally On High festival will return for a second year, bringing comedy, cabaret and circus entertainment to Northcote.

 

Headlined by Dave Callan, the festival features over 14 acts, with a mix of both local and international performers, including acrobatics, burlesque, chainsaw juggling, magic, barbershop singing and ventriloquism. The festival will also feature an adults-...

Posted 14 Nov 2014 @ 8:12pm

Soundwave has gotten even bigger.

 

Today the festival had added two new acts to the 2015 bill - New York's Bayside and Florida's Nonpoint.
 
They join the previously announced lineup of Slipknot, Slash, Marilyn Manson, Fall Out Boy, Judas Priest, Godsmack, All Time Low, Papa Roach, Of Mice & Men, Escape The Fate, Apocalyptica, Lagwagon, Tonight Alive, Crossfaith...

Posted 14 Nov 2014 @ 12:10pm

Following the cancellation of Röyksopp and Robyn from their scheduled collaborative performances, Falls have added two big names to fill the gaps on the 2014/2015 lineup. 

 

Australia’s larger-than-life alt-electronic pioneers Empire of The Sun will return to the stage following a worldwide tour, while Britain's indie-pop diva La Roux will also join the bill. 

Posted 13 Nov 2014 @ 2:01pm

The Australian Surf Movie Festival (ASMF) will return in December for its 12th year.

 

Director and Cinematographer Tim Bonython will hit the road this month, bringing 100 minutes of surf footage – all shot in the Southern Hemisphere – to screens around Australia. 

Posted 12 Nov 2014 @ 11:40am

With January creeping closer, Rainbow Serpent has unveiled the domestic lineup for its 2015 incarnation - and it's pretty huge. 

 

Opiuo, Sponbill, Staunch, Mr Bill, OKA, Tetrameth Vs Shadow Fx, FREq, Gangsta Girl, Boog$, Tornado Wallace, Jamie Stevens, Steve Law, Interpulse, Otologic and Whitebear are amongst some of the highlights. They'll join the likes of Beats Antique,...

Posted 11 Nov 2014 @ 2:26pm

With NYE creeping closer and closer, Beyond The Valley have today unveiled a slew of local talent which will help them ring in the New Year at their inaugural festival.

 

In alphabetical order, today the festival have added 5AM, Airwolf, Albert Salt, Alberta, Andy Prata, Anyway Djs, Ben Hutch, Ben Mac, Big Words, Boot Action, Budha, Cam Milesi, Clint Hargreaves, Code Luke, Daniel...

Posted 6 Nov 2014 @ 2:04pm

The sideshows that will accompany the 2015 incarnation of St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival are coming in thick and fast this week. Can't keep up? No stress! We've gathered them all into one place.

 

Below is each and every sideshow that has been announced thus far for Melbourne. Click through on the band names for more information on each gig.
 
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Posted 6 Nov 2014 @ 11:05am

Paradise Music Festival is back for their sophomore outing and today they've revealed their playing times.

 

This year the all Australian lineup this year includes Kirin J Callinan, Oscar Key Sung, Crooked Colours, Young Franco, Drunk Mums, Rat & Co, UV boi and much more....

Posted 30 Oct 2014 @ 12:30pm

Just when you thought it couldn't get any bigger - music and arts extravaganza Sugar Mountain have added another band to the 2015 bill.

 

Danish punk inferno Iceage have just joined the bill, which already includes the likes of Nas, SWANS, Ariel Pink, Soul Clap, Body/Head and more.

Posted 30 Oct 2014 @ 12:06pm

For the second time this year Action Bronson has jumped ship on an Australian tour.

 

Earlier this year Bronson pulled the pin on his appearance at Groovin' The Moo, and set to be one of the headliners of the inaugural Beyond The Valley festival this December, has once again left Australian fans in the dark.
 
A short statement from his management read: "Due to...

Posted 29 Oct 2014 @ 11:09am

Australia's foremost celebration of international cult and horror cinema, Monster Fest, is back for 2014 and today they've announced their program in all its gory. 

 

This year Cinema Nova and Yah Yah's (which will also be turned into the festival's lounge and event space, The Monster's Lair) will play host to screenings to some of the scariest, weirdest, most twisted and...

Posted 29 Oct 2014 @ 9:12am

Bluesfest have upped the ante for 2015 with a huge third announcement.

 

The third announce includes The Gipsy Kings, (feat. Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo), Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Jurassic 5, John Mayall, Keb Mo, Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin With The Guilty Ones, JJ Grey & Mofro, Tony Joe White, Jon Cleary, Trevor Hall, Serena Ryder, Jake Shimabukuro, Music Maker Foundation...

Posted 24 Oct 2014 @ 5:00pm

Port Fairy Folk Music Festival has added even more names to the festival's 2015 incarnation.

 

The second lineup features 21 new acts, including Whitetop Mountaineers, Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence, The Baker Street, Frankie J Holden & Wilbur Wilde, Wagons and Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys. The new inclusions will join the already announced Sinéad O'...

Posted 24 Oct 2014 @ 4:58pm

Queenscliff Music Festival have expanded their lineup even further, adding three new acts to the 2014 event. 

 

Joining the festival will be the Good Times Band, featuring Aussie rock veterans Daryl Braithwaite, Richard Clapton and Russell Morris; country singer Emma Swift; and soul outfit The Sweethearts. The new inclusions will replace Kasey Chambers, who had to pull out of the...

Posted 24 Oct 2014 @ 11:49am

Museum of Old & New Art's (MONA) four-day festival of music and art is back for 2015.

 

Offering a superabundance of eclectic acts, the 2015 music lineup features the likes of New York post-punk rockers Swans, seminal J-pop riot grrrls Shonen Knife, Amanda Palmer with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, The Clean, Dan Deacon, Ben Frost, Tim Hecker and much more.
 
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Posted 22 Oct 2014 @ 6:00pm

Future Music Festival will return to Melbourne next March with one of their biggest lineups ever.

 

 

Led by hip hop megastar Drake, Swedish star Avicii and Future veterans and firestarters The Prodigy, the lineup features a heavy-hitting slew of talent including Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Example, Sigma, 2Chainz, Kiesza, Klingande, Robin Schulz, Nero, Die Antwoord,...

Posted 22 Oct 2014 @ 3:15pm

Stereosonic 2014 has gotten even bigger with the announcement that Zhu has been added to the lineup.

 

The mysterious producer burst onto the scene in mid-2014 with the release of his debut EP The Nightday, featuring his huge first single Faded. Although he may wish to remain anonymous, Zhu is no stranger to our shores, having toured the country as part of Listen Out.
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Posted 22 Oct 2014 @ 1:13pm

With the new year creeping closer, Falls has just announced a slew of new artists for its 2014/2015 incarnation.

 

AKA KLP and Tonight Only have been added on to both the Lorne and Byron editions, while The Horns of Leroy, Just a Gent, Japanese Wallpaper, Kilter, GRMM, Bnson, The Melbourne Gospel Choir, Pierce Brothers, Torren Foot, UV Boi and Yahtzel will now play Lorne....

Posted 21 Oct 2014 @ 12:32pm

Melbourne’s first transgender and gender diverse film festival have unveiled their inaugural program.

 

tilde marks Melbourne’s first international film festival created to showcase the work of trans and gender diverse filmmakers along with films containing trans and gender diverse content.
 
Running in partnership with the Sydney Transgender International Film...

Posted 16 Oct 2014 @ 5:19pm

Feeling like heading on a holiday a little bit west of the border next year? Adelaide Festival has returned with a stunning program for 2015 that spans music, theatre, dance, visual art and much more.

 

Highlights of the 2015 contemporary music program include Scottish instrumental rock luminaries Mogwai, post-rock/electronic outfit 65daysofstatic, the Australian debut of post-...

Posted 16 Oct 2014 @ 12:16pm

Future Music Festival has revealed the dates and venues for its 2015 tour, as well as when we can expect the lineup to drop.

 

Future will once again take over Flemington Racecourse over the Labour Day long weekend. We'll find out who plays when the lineup is announced on Wednesday October 22 at 6pm. Last year's headliners included Eric Prydz, deadmau5 and Pharrell Williams. 

Posted 15 Oct 2014 @ 6:43pm

Golden Plains have unveiled a bumper lineup for their 2015 incarnation. 

 

In alphabetical order, the 2015 Golden Plains will feature performances from Aldous Harding, Banoffee, Black Vanilla, Bombino, Conor Oberst, Courtney Barnett, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist (...

Posted 15 Oct 2014 @ 3:47pm

In what could be its biggest international draw ever, Irish superstar Sinead O'Connor has been added on to the already huge bill for next year's Port Fairy Folk Festival.

 

Best known for her 1990 hit Nothing Compares 2 U, the controversial performer has risen to become one of the seminal voices in music over the course of her 30-year career. She'll join the likes of...

Posted 15 Oct 2014 @ 2:23pm

Rainbow Serpent are now accepting applications to volunteer at next year's event. 

 

For those looking to save some cash and lend a helping hand, head over to the Rainbow website and fill out the application for your chance to work for a ticket. The festival's 18th incarnation is set to feature the likes of Marcel Dettmann, Beats Antique, Petar Dundov and many more.
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Posted 15 Oct 2014 @ 10:12am

After a successful launch this year, Beechworth Music Festival will return to Madman’s Gully Amphitheatre on the farmlands of the former Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum for a killer Australia Day long weekend of live music and good times. 

 

Gracing the Beechworth stage will be Beaches, Jen Cloher, The Bennies, The Sugarcanes, Ron S. Peno and the Superstitions, My Left Boot, LuLuc,...

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