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Posted 20 Jan 2015 @ 11:41am

One of the biggest festivals on the Australian circuit will return later this year.

 

Today the festival have revealed the dates for their 2015 incarnation so that prepared punters can begin playing their voyage. Splendour In The Grass 2015 will take place from Friday July 24 - Sunday July 26. Onsite camping will once again be available from Wednesday July 22.

Posted 19 Jan 2015 @ 2:05pm

Sticky Institute's four-day celebration of zine culture Festival Of The Photocopier is set to take over Melbourne Town Hall for its annual zine fair.

 

The festival will feature talks, launches and fundraisers, along with an opening party at the Tote with performances by Empat Lima, The Shabbab, Holy Lotus and The Girl Fridas. The festival will culminate in the annual zine fair,...

Posted 19 Jan 2015 @ 10:41am

Camp Casual have upped the ante with the announcement of their full lineup.

 

The latest additions to the lineup include Vancouver outfit The Courtneys plus Olympia, Pikelet, Jon Lemon, Carb on Carb, Parking Lot Experiments, Pearls and Dugong Jr.
 
They join the acts already announced, including The Ocean Party, ScotDrakula, Geoffrey O'Connor, Empat Lima, Mangelwurzel...

Posted 16 Jan 2015 @ 1:11pm

The rapidly approaching Port Fairy Folk Festival is now set to be even bigger after another round of names were added to the bill this week. 

 

The fourth lineup announcement features six new acts, including Up There Cazaly hitmaker Mike Brady, indie-folk duo Luluc and Indigenous singer-songwriter Frank Yamma. Joining them will be The Bearded Gypsy Band, Fiona Ross and Skipping...

Posted 16 Jan 2015 @ 12:57pm

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) have announced the program for the fourth installment of the Piers Festival.

 

The free one day festival features a huge lineup of Melbourne’s diverse musicians, artists, dancers and culinary talent alongside cultural games, kids activities, forums, walking tours, exhibitions and more. Celebrating the pivotal role the Port Melbourne precinct...

Posted 14 Jan 2015 @ 12:29pm

Now in its seventh year, Rock The Bay have announced a lineup that will feature 40 bands across four stages ranging from stoner rock to prog rock.

 

 The 2015 lineup has something special in store - two popular disbanded Melbourne acts, Rook and Hinge, will both be reforming for special one off performances. Joining them are Bushido, Palace Of The King, Don Fernando, Fuck The...

Posted 14 Jan 2015 @ 9:04am

The Brunswick Music Festival have today revealed the entire lineup for their gargantuan 2015 incarnation. 

 

The newly announced acts feature a slew of local and international talent, including Archie Roach and Radical Son, The Bon Scotts, Charles Jenkins & the Amateur Historians, The Chipolata, Chris While and Julie Matthews, Coco De Mer, Delaney Davidson, Grand Salvo Jazz...

Posted 13 Jan 2015 @ 1:45pm

The countdown to Sugar Mountain is officially on. 

 

Today the festival have revealed the map and set times for their 2015 incarnation. The set times can be viewed here, while the map can be viewed...

Posted 13 Jan 2015 @ 1:14pm

Dispatch will make their debut sojourn Down Under later this year.

 

Hailing from the United States, Dispatch will visit for the 2015 incarnation of Bluesfest. With a catalogue that spans indie, folk, reggie, rock and ska, the group have already been chosed to support the Zac Brown Band on their sideshows, and have now added a headline show in Melbourne to their tour.

Posted 13 Jan 2015 @ 11:51am

Just when you thought Bluesfest couldn't get any bigger, they've gone an added a huge sixth announcement to their 2015 bill.

 

Hozier, The Waterboys, Switchfoot, Hunter Hayes, Fly My Pretties, Music Maker Presents Super Chikan and Vasti Jackson, Diesel, Jeff Lang, Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner, Watussi, Nikki Hill and The Rumjacks make up the sixth announcement.
 
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Posted 9 Jan 2015 @ 4:31pm

Tasmanian boutique music festival Party In The Paddock is back for another year, revealing the lineup for its third instalment.

 

Gracing the stage for this year's event will be The Beautiful Girls, Allday, Jinja Safari, Dune Rats, The Smith Street Band, Tommy Franklin, PUP, Willow Beats, The Delta Riggs, Dappled Cities, Luca Brasi, Little Bastard and Drunk Mums, among others...

Posted 7 Jan 2015 @ 2:26pm

St Kilda Festival has unveiled the lineup for its 2015 Live N Local program. 

 

The program, which sees St Kilda's renowned music venues, restaurants and shops open their doors for intimate gigs from the area's best talent will feature 62 performances and 56 bands across 22 venues. Some of the highlights include Cheeky Goose at Big Mouth, DASH at the Prince of Wales, Sara Jane at...

Posted 7 Jan 2015 @ 1:19pm

With two months to go until Maitreya Festival takes over its new location in Charlton, organisers have unveiled this year's huge local lineup. 

 

Highlights of the healthy offering include Terrafractyl, Unseen Dimension, Basic, Ozzy, Jekyll, Interpulse, Sekkt, Hypnagog, Tom Cosm, U-One, Staunch, Timmus, Dark Nebula and Mood Machine and more. They'll join the likes of...

Posted 7 Jan 2015 @ 11:22am

Jam at the Dam has announced that it will return for its third year this February.

 

Located in Invermay, an eight minute drive from Ballarat CBD, the festival will feature 11 homegrown acts, a monster 100 metre waterslide and plenty of food. BYO tinnies.
 
Gaz (Yacht Club DJs), Tsugnarly, Gold Fields DJs, La Bastard, Tully on Tully, Gangs, Ballarat Ska Union, The...

Posted 6 Jan 2015 @ 1:49pm

St Kilda Festival have revealed the lineup that will descend on the stages for the biggest day of the festival.

 

This year the main stage of the festival will host performances from the likes of Thundamentals, The Basics, San Cisco, The Church, Private Life, Shaun Kirk, Emma Donovan and her band The Putbacks, Russell Morris and Hot Dub Time Machine.
 
Other stages on...

Posted 5 Jan 2015 @ 5:07pm

2015 has begun with a switch-a-roo on the Laneway bill.

 

Due to health reasons Lykke Li is no longer able to perform. A statement from Li provided by the festival reads:
 
“I'm incredibly sorry to announce that I’m no longer able to play in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore for Laneway Festival. It’s been a long time coming, but unfortunately tour life has caught...

Posted 30 Dec 2014 @ 11:12pm

An eleventh hour change has been made to the Let Them Eat Cake lineup.

 

On doctor's orders, DJ Sneak has been forced to cancel his Australian tour due to a back injury. 
 
Sneak will be replaced by Jamie xx, on a bill that also features the likes of Carl Craig, Todd Terje, Hudson Mohawke and more.

Posted 26 Dec 2014 @ 10:37am

The silly season is upon us. Not sure where to find a New Year's kiss? Don't stress, we've got you covered. Here are Beat's tips to the best parties going on all around town. 

 

New Year’s In The West

Two of Australia’s most prolific bands, Wagons and Graveyard Train are joining forces for New Year's Eve this year. With both bands recently ending multiple tours...

Posted 22 Dec 2014 @ 3:12pm

Still looking for a way to ring in the new year? 

 

Beyond The Valley have today announced the ability for punters to buy tickets for the NYE day of the festival only. The day will feature performances from the likes of Tourist, Golden Features, Rufus, Midnight Juggernauts, Mo, Bakermat, Allday, Oneday, Husky, Slow Magic, Bag Raiders, Hwls, Kant, Motez and more.

Posted 19 Dec 2014 @ 7:51pm

Falls have suffered a last-minute blow to their lineup.

 

The Strokes front man and his beat driven band The Voidz have been forced to cancel their appearance at the upcoming incarnation of Falls.
 
A statement from the organisers of the festival reads:
 
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen logistical circumstances, we must cancel our planned trip to Australia...

Posted 18 Dec 2014 @ 11:54am

A Sandstorm is coming.

 

 

Darude, producer of the unquestionable greatest track of all time, has just been announced as a new addition to the 2015 Future Music Festival bill. He'll join the likes of Drake, Avicii and The Prodigy. 

Posted 17 Dec 2014 @ 1:45pm

Soundwave have unleashed a huge third announcement of bands that will join their 2015 incarnation. 

 

Joining the likes of Soundgarden, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot and Slash today are The Smashing Pumpkins, Steel Panther, Millencolin, Falling In Reverse, Exodus, The Vandals, Rival Sons, King Parrot and Raglans.

Posted 17 Dec 2014 @ 1:02pm

Bluesfest just gave music lovers another reason to be merry this holiday season, revealing even more artists for its 2015 edition. 

 

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Augie March, Donavon Frankenreiter, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Justin Townes Earle, Declan Kelly Presents Diesel n' Dub featuring Emma Donovan, Alex Lloyd, Pat Powell, Radical Son and Tony Hughes, Ash...

Posted 17 Dec 2014 @ 9:00am

The Hills Are Alive will return bigger and better than ever next year - and today they have revealed their lineup for their 2015 incarnation. 

 

In what will be their seventh year, for the first time ever the event will also span over two evenings.
 
The 2015 festival will include performances from the likes of REMI, SAFIA, Pierce Brothers, Asta, Luca Brasi, Little...

Posted 16 Dec 2014 @ 12:35pm

With the countdown to the 2014/2015 incarnation of Falls now just under a fortnight, the playing times, maps and updated iPhone and Android apps have been released.

 

Lorne attendees can view the playing times here and maps...

Posted 15 Dec 2014 @ 9:33am

The Mornington Peninsula's most extensive food, wine and music gathering, The Peninsula Picnic will debut in 2015 with a string of stellar acts.

 

On the lineup for next year's event are The Waifs, Paul Dempsey, Tinpan Orange, Pierce Brothers and Hayden Calnin. The festival will also feature a wide variety of the region's best food and wine, including food from Terre, Montalto,...

Posted 12 Dec 2014 @ 10:21am

The South Melbourne Night Market is back for eight weeks next year offering hawker-style food, pop-up stores, entertainment and a stellar lineup of local Melbourne artists and bands.

 

Featuring members of Melbourne Ska Orchestra, The Suitcase Royale, Mojo Juju and The Lucksmiths, Mighty Duke and the Lords will fire up South Melbourne Night Market's Coventry Street stage. Also...

Posted 12 Dec 2014 @ 10:18am

Peter Hook, Kid Congo and Lake Street Dive have been announced as performers at Testing Grounds as part of the inaugural SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival, this January and February.

 

Testing Grounds is a former vacant lot turned unconventional urban garden in Southbank that will be hosting the three shows.
 
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds will be performing as...

Posted 11 Dec 2014 @ 1:59pm

Due to ticket demand, Beyond The Valley have added an extra day to the festival, and with it an additional allocation of final release tickets.

 

The extra day is Monday December 29, allowing punters an extra day before the festivites kick off. There will also be an 'early settlers' pass available for current ticketholders who might want to get to the campsite and settle in early...

Posted 11 Dec 2014 @ 1:15pm

With just over six weeks to go until Sugar Mountain comes to Melbourne, the festival has announced three exciting additions.

 

Underground music show Boiler Room TV will be returning to Sugar Mountain in 2015, curating its own stage at the festival and hosting DJ performances from inetrnational heavyweights and local underground artists, broadcast live via the internet. Evolving...

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