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Festivals

Posted 25 Aug 2016 @ 11:31am

Just when you thought Queenscliff Music Festival couldn't get any bigger, they go and add even more artists to a lineup that's already bursting at the seams.  

 

Getting in on the action for 2016 comes Eilen Jewell from the US alongside Canada's Harpoonist & The Axe...

Posted 24 Aug 2016 @ 9:18am

The first announcement for Bluesfest is here. As you might have guessed, it's already shaping up to be an absolute pearler. 

 

Leading the charge comes Zac Brown Band, Patti Smith and her band performing Horses, The Lumineers, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Rait, Mavis Staples, Billy Bragg, Jethro Tull, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Gregory Porter and Snarky Puppy.  
 
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Posted 23 Aug 2016 @ 4:21pm

The lineup for this year's Falls Festival has landed. And boy, it's an absolute doozy. 

 

Coming along for what's amounting to an epic festival are The Avalanches topping the bill, followed by London Grammar and Childish Gambino in a Falls exclusive. 
 
They'll be joined by Violent Soho, Matt Corby, Alison Wonderland, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Fat Freddy's Drop, Ta-...

Posted 22 Aug 2016 @ 1:41pm

Chopped Festival is back for 2016, and they’ve just added a whole new batch of artists to this year’s incarnation.  

 

New additions to the 2016 lineup includes local heavyweights The Meanies, Drunk Mums, Flour, Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk, Amyl & The Sniffers and stacks more.  

Posted 16 Aug 2016 @ 12:31pm

Rainbow Serpent have locked in more big names for their 20th anniversary celebration, adding to an already massive lineup.  

 

Heavy dancefloor hitters Astrix (Israel), Andhim (Germany) and market stage crowd favourite, Guy J (Israel) will entertain crowds on one of Rainbow’s six music...

Posted 15 Aug 2016 @ 2:28pm

Face The Music is one of the most revered music industry summits in Australia, bringing together great minds from varied facets of the music community. For their 2016 incarnation, organisers have locked in a panel of speakers who are at the forefront of their fields, boldly going where none have gone before. 

 

As part of the first announcement, heavyweights include the internet’...

Posted 15 Aug 2016 @ 12:51pm

Melbourne's first dog-friendly music festival is back for another year for a day of tunes and woofs. 

 

After last year's sold out event, this year's festival will boast even more space for punters to sprawl out and dogs to explore. 
 
Thousands of dogs and their music-loving humans will converge to a soundtrack of Melbourne’s finest artists, soaking up spring’s...

Posted 11 Aug 2016 @ 8:24am

The lineup for this year's Meredith has landed. 

 

Taking to the 'Sup this year comes the likes of Peaches, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, funk and R&B legend Sheila E, BADBADNOTGOOD off the back of their brand new album, Angel Olsen and The Triffids.
 
Rounding out the seriously good lineup comes Kelela, Ben UFO, Japandroids, The Congos, Baroness, Archie...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 3:37pm

After last year's success, Sunifest is taking to the stage once more with a motley crew of hard-hitting bands behind it. 

 

15 bands will take over three stages for the festival, including The Peep Tempel, Jaala, Peter Bibby (WA), Gabriella Cohen, Mesa Cosa, Crepes, Fazerdaze (NZ), TADZIO (JPN), Redspencer, RVG, Sugar Teeth, The Galaxy Folk, BAKED BEANS, Horace Bones, and Danny...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 12:49pm

We’ve come to the blustery tail end of the Melbourne winter, but high winds won’t deter the quiffing-up of the city’s rockabilly and kustom kulture fanatics. Now in it’s 17th year, GreazeFest is an unmatched exhibition of rockabilly music, vintage fashion and classic hot rod vehicles. Kicking off this Friday evening and continuing through until Sunday, we’ve selected our 10 highlights.

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Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 11:37am

NYE on the Hill has revealed a killer lineup for their 2016 incarnation. 

 

The three-day event will be bringing the good times to the rolling hills of South Gippsland, featuring Preatures headlining the proceedings, along with a swag of other mega-artists. The Pierce Brothers, Tash Sultana and The Bennies will grace the festival stage, while L-Fresh The Lion, Camp Cope, Mesa...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 10:29am

Melbourne Fringe Festival has revealed their biggest program yet for 2016 with an event asking punters and artists to 'step into the light' for a city-wide celebration of arts, culture, discovery and independence. 

 

Acting as the festival's immersive and stunning centrepiece comes the most ambitious Keynote Project in Melbourne Fringe's storied history - Sky Light, by renowned...

Posted 9 Aug 2016 @ 4:12pm

NICEFEST is back for 2016, bringing with it a slew of experimental and progressive acts. 

 

This year's instalment will feature the jazz-inflected electronica of Tangents, the cinematic arrangements of Fourteen Nights At Sea, the progressive rock of A Lonely Crowd, the mind-bending technicality of Instrumental (adj.) and the post-chamber music of Hinterlandt alongside Hashshashin...

Posted 9 Aug 2016 @ 12:32pm

After months of anticipation, Beyond The Valley have revealed their first round lineup for 2016, capped off by none other than hip hop hero Chance The Rapper. 

 

Chance The Rapper will be joined by the ilk of Alex Lahey, Bag Raiders (live set), Bakermat, Dena Amy, Dune Rats, DZ Deathrays, Eats Everything, Emma Louise, Giraffage, GoldLink, Harts, Hermitude, highasakite, Hot Chip (...

Posted 8 Aug 2016 @ 4:16pm

Kyneton Music Festival is back for 2016 with a very solid lineup. 

 

Artists include Deep Street Soul, Dorsal Fins, Gabriella Cohen, Henry Wagons & The Only Children, Jess Ribeiro, Jim Lawrie, Mikelangelo, Mike Noga, Mojo Juju, Raised By Eagles, Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats, The Sugarcanes, The Tarantinos and more. 

Posted 8 Aug 2016 @ 11:04am

With a lineup already boasting a slew of legendary acts and fresh talent, the 2016 Queenscliff Music Festival just got even bigger with the announcement of more acts - capped off with the reformation of quintessential Australian indie rock veterans Killing Heidi. 

 

Killing Heidi will be taking to the stage together for their first show together in ten years. 

 

“We...

Posted 5 Aug 2016 @ 9:35am

The summer festival announcements are beginning to roll in, with the hallowed Falls Festival announcing the first taste of their 2016 lineup along with dates and venues. 

 

Bringing music, art and light to the rolling amphitheatre, streets and shores of Australia, Falls 2016 will go down in Lorne (Wednesday December 28 - Saturday December 31), Marion Bay (Thursday December 29 -...

Posted 4 Aug 2016 @ 10:06am

It’s hard to believe we’re already over half way through the year, but the first announcement for the yearly NYE On The Hill is sure to ease the pain. 

 

A plethora of acts will be backed by the picturesque hills of South Gippsland, with the official all-Australian lineup due to drop on Wednesday August 10. First round tickets are available from Thursday August 4, with general...

Posted 3 Aug 2016 @ 3:26pm

GreazeFest, the weekend-long rockabilly festival, is bigger than Christmas for a quiffed and coiffed crew who party like it’s 1955. Organiser and founder Lori Lee lives and breathes the lifestyle and has been running the festival for the last 17 years. Every year the festival kicks off in Brisvegas, but for the last three there’s been the added pleasure of having the GreazeFest wagon wind its...

Posted 3 Aug 2016 @ 10:17am

Now in its fourth year, Paradise has lifted the lid off a slew of quality acts for their first round announcement.  

 

The festival will be bigger and better than ever before, boasting a lineup featuring Gold Class, Harvey Sutherland &...

Posted 2 Aug 2016 @ 7:00pm

The 2016 Melbourne Festival lineup has landed, bringing some of the world's most innovative and brilliant examples of visual art, live music, dance, theatre and performance right to our doorstep. 

 

The festival will open with a free, open-air event from one of the world’s most renowned street theatre companies, Catalan’s Deabru Beltzak. Across three nights, they will wreak havoc...

Posted 29 Jul 2016 @ 4:04pm

The most significant showcase of Indian arts and culture to ever take place in Australia is coming to Melbourne.

 

From the classical to the contemporary, Confluence is a showcase of the stunning and vibrant variety of India’s artistic cultures and traditions. 
 
The six-city festival is the most significant exhibition of Indian arts and culture ever to be staged in...

Posted 29 Jul 2016 @ 2:08pm

Take a trip down the coast on one of Australia's more unique music experiences as The Blues Train sets off down the tracks for 2016.  

 

Chanelling the blues of modern day icons such as Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones, Blues Train boasts a lineup of some of the country's finest including Dan Dinnen, Claude Hay, Jimi Hocking, Eddy Boyle, Catfish Voodoo and more. 

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Posted 28 Jul 2016 @ 10:23am

Paradise Music Festival is officially back in the saddle for 2016. 

 

The festival will return for its fourth consecutive year, once again being held at its well-loved location of Lake Mountain Alpine Resort. 
 
2016 will see Paradise evolve to encompass their iconic amphitheatre, an indoor nightclub, and a secret late-night room included in the festival layout. All...

Posted 27 Jul 2016 @ 3:23pm

Bigsound is living up to its name for 2016, adding to an already huge lineup with a slew of live acts. 

 

The new announcement is led by A.B. Original, Tkay Maidza, Harts, DZ Deathrays, I Heart Hiroshima, Vera Blue, KUČKA, Japanese Wallpaper, Rainbow Chan, The Belligerents, The Gooch Palms, Teeth & Tongue, Harmony James, Gawurra and many more. They join previous announcements...

Posted 26 Jul 2016 @ 3:27pm

The Italian Film Festival celebrates the Italian language, culture and cinema - showcasing only the best Italian films to have come out of Italy in the last 12 months.

 

On its opening night, the festival will premiere with director Paolo Genovese's drama Perfect Strangers - a film about seven friends at a dinner party who decide to share all their messages, emails and phone...

Posted 26 Jul 2016 @ 2:11pm

They say the grass is greener on the other side, and crossing the border to NSW, it all makes sense. After spending too long in Melbourne’s cold winter, it's easy to forget what the sun feels like. Right from the get-go, Splendour in the Grass greeted punters with clear skies and 25-degree heat.

 

There was no sign of the festival's infamous mudfest this year, and after ten...

Posted 26 Jul 2016 @ 1:00am

Alt-country extravaganza Out on the Weekend is back for its third year, and it's bringing a bunch of local favourites and international cult heroes to our shores with a ripper lineup. 

 

Headlining Out on the Weekend comes Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders, fresh from impressing audiences at home and abroad in the wake of his critically acclaimed album. It will be the only...

Posted 25 Jul 2016 @ 9:55am

Earthcore festival continues to pull out the big guns, announcing a selection of heavy hitters for this year's second round lineup. 

 

Taking to the stage for earthcore 2016 will be Exosomatika, Fishimself, Fred V & Grafix, Jackmaster, LTJ Bukem, Machinedrum, Matthias Tanzmann, Nikki Setterfield, Oscar Mulero, Popof, Scuba, Sean Tyas, Tin Man and Truth. 

 

They'...

Posted 18 Jul 2016 @ 3:02pm

The Tasmanian Government have sealed the new five-year funding agreement with Mona, locking in continued funding for Dark Mofo. 

 

Dark Mofo first launched in 2013, and it has been confirmed to continue until 2021.
 
The new funding deal includes Dark Mofo's agreement to expand the number of interstate and overseas visitors to embrace winter in Tasmania, draw more...

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