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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,...

Posted 14 Oct 2014 @ 12:38pm

Bluesfest has gotten even bigger with the addition of a host of second round acts.

 

Led by Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals the second announcement also features Paolo Nutini, David Gray, Ben Howard, Counting Crows, Gary Clark Jr., Angélique Kidjo, Jimmy Cliff, Mavis Staples, Dispatch, Ruthie Foster, The Beat, Keziah Jones, Sheppard and Playing For Change.
 
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Posted 14 Oct 2014 @ 8:53am

The music and arts extravaganza Sugar Mountain will return to Melbourne early next year, and today they have unveiled a gargantuan lineup.

 

 

The 2015 music lineup will be headlined by legendary hip hop artist Nas, who will perform his seminal album Illmatic in full. Other acts on the bill included Body/Head (Kim Gordon + Bill Nace), ODESZA, Ariel Pink, Soul Clap...

Posted 10 Oct 2014 @ 1:41pm

Brunswick’s historic Railway Hotel will re-open their doors next month.

 

After a major refurbishment, the venue has an upgraded intimate band room with a new PA, lighting and video system.
 
The venue will feature nightly gigs from Wednesdays to Sundays, with live bands, DJs and more. It will also be open until the early hours, with 24 beers on tap, authentic Italian...

Posted 10 Oct 2014 @ 8:59am

JamGrass Music Festival are again preparing to bring together some of the best Australian and international bluesgrass artists for their 2014 festival this October and November.

 

The three-day festival has grown substantially since its inaugural year in 2011 at the Victorian Trades Hall. In 2012, it grew to two days and two stages with more bands at The Thornbury Theatre's...

Posted 9 Oct 2014 @ 3:29pm

Heading into its third year at Sea Lake in Victoria's Malee Region, Maitreya Festival have announced the first six acts on their international music lineup.

 

The four day camping festival which encourages creativity to turn the camp area into a circus of colour and tarpaulin, positive energy and making friends, have dropped their first international music lineup.
 
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Posted 9 Oct 2014 @ 1:49pm

The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is returning to Australia this October, and have now revealed the full schedule of panels, tournaments and guests, set to take place across three days.

 

This year's PAX Aus will feature more than 100 panels across six theatres, featuring everything from Q&As, game demonstrations, quiz shows, cultural discussions, how-to lessons, concerts and more...

Posted 9 Oct 2014 @ 9:42am

WOMADelaide has revealed a huge first lineup of 25 international artists for its 2015 incarnation. 

 

WOMAD is the World of Music, Arts & Dance, which was founded by the musician Peter Gabriel in 1982. WOMADelaide, the Australian WOMAD festival, kicked off in 1992.
 
Senegalese singer, percussionist and social revolutionist Youssou N'Dour leads the charge this...

Posted 8 Oct 2014 @ 5:25pm

The Cat Empire and Paul Kelly will come together to headline Mossvale Park's Summer of Soul this January.

 

Presented by the Lyrebird Arts Council, the mini day festival brings together some of Australia's most sought after talent for a day of live music in an idyllic park just two hours from Melbourne. The Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Mojo Juju and Perch Creek will join The Cat...

Posted 8 Oct 2014 @ 8:58am

Back for round five, Melbourne Music Week have unveiled their full program for 2014 - and it’s bigger and bolder than ever.

 

 

Featuring over 250 local and international artists, throughout the ten days 110 dynamic events will be held morning, noon and night across 40 uniquely Melbourne locations. These include quirky music events in laneways, trams, power...

Posted 7 Oct 2014 @ 9:28am

The music and arts extravaganza Sugar Mountain will return to Melbourne early next year, and today they have revealed the first act that will be performing.

 

Los Angeles native Ariel Pink has been locked in for Sugar Mountain 2015, which will return after taking a hiatus in 2014.

 

Pink will return to Australian shores on the back of his forthcomnig record pom pom...

Posted 6 Oct 2014 @ 12:42pm

Between The Bays have revealed the list of acts that will help celebrate their 10th birthday early next year.

 

Leading the celebrations will be James Reyne and Hunters and Collectors frontman Mark Seymour. Also on the bill are Custard, Wagons, Sweet Jean, Combo La Revelcion and Indigenous Hip Hop Projects. All proceeds from the festival will go to Wulgularr School in the...

Posted 4 Oct 2014 @ 9:02am

The streets of North Melbourne will once again be taken over this October for the Spring Fling Street Festival.

 

Spring Fling will feature live music, shopping, interactive activities and food stalls. On the bill this year are HOWQUA, Soul Safari, Thando, Jaju Choir, Rockenspiele, The Dead Heir, Brendan Forward, Old Violet, The Velvet Lips, Scalar Fields, The Romey and Joe Show...

Posted 4 Oct 2014 @ 9:00am

Kyneton Music Festival have announced the first round of acts that will be hitting the stage in the small town next February.

 

On the bill for the 2015 incarnation are Little Bastard, Tully On Tully, Yeo, Cherrywood, Archer, Liz Stringer, Magic Mountain Band, Tracy McNeil & The Good Life, The Seven Ups, Abbie Cardwell & The Chicano Rockers, Lunatics On Pogosticks, Eaten...

Posted 3 Oct 2014 @ 12:42pm

With a population of little more than 500, it’s probably fair to say Newstead in central Victoria is, by and large, a pretty serene country town. Located 15 minutes west of Australia’s ‘hot rod capital’ of Castlemaine, every year, thousands of people descend on Newstead. These people have two things in common: they love their cars and their rock’n’roll. If there’s anything better than serenity...

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