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Posted 23 Jul 2014 @ 10:50am

The first act for Victoria's newest music festival has been confirmed.

 

 

After rumours were circulating that Sydney stalwarts The Preatures would be performing at the festival, today the band's vocalist Isabella Manfredi confirmed their appearance. "We can’t wait to play Beyond The Valley," she told Beat. "It’s New Years Eve, on an island, with Victorians. What...

Posted 23 Jul 2014 @ 9:01am

Philadelphia rock titans The War On Drugs have announced they will be playing a sideshow in line with their appearance at Meredith Music Festival this December. 

 

Having recently slayed it on The Late Show With David Letterman (see below), earlier this year the Philadelphian outfit released their latest studio album Lost In The Dream,...

Posted 22 Jul 2014 @ 1:26pm

The music and arts extravaganza Sugar Mountain will return to Melbourne early next year.

 

Following the announcement in December 2013 that the festival had teamed up with Mushroom Group, things on the Sugar Mountain front had been rather quiet - until now. The festival have today announced that after taking a break in 2014, they'll once again return to the fold in 2015.
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Posted 22 Jul 2014 @ 12:28am

London Grammar have become the second high calibre act to cancel their Splendour In The Grass plans at the eleventh hour.

 

The news comes via Facebook, where the band issued the following statement:
 
"It’s with great sadness that we must announce the cancellation of our trip to Australia & Splendour in the Grass this week due to illness. This is an incredibly sad...

Posted 21 Jul 2014 @ 3:53pm

The 11th annual Bayside Film Festival will come to Melbourne next month.

 

Opening with the Victorian premiere of the US thriller Cold in July, other highlights of the program include the Australian premieres of Elsa and Fred and A Promise, plus the Victorian premieres of Blood Brother and Mystery Of Happiness.

Posted 21 Jul 2014 @ 10:09am

Queenscliff Music Festival have dropped a stellar second lineup announcement for this year's festival.

 

The festival have today announced that they will be adding Dan Sultan, Blue Shaddy, Dyson Stringer Cloher, The Delta Riggs, Tijuana Cartel, Tkay Maidza, The Shaolin Afronauts, Steve Smyth and Marlon Williams to the lineup.
 
They join the previously announced acts...

Posted 18 Jul 2014 @ 3:03pm

The first ever GLOW Winter Arts Festival is set to take place this August, embracing the strong artistic communities of Prahran, Malvern, Armadale, Toorak and South Yarra.

 

GLOW Winter Arts Festival features 50 events over 11 days. Opening the festival is Exxopolis, a sculpture creating a cathedral-like labyrinth of light, colour and sound. The sculpture is the size of half a...

Posted 17 Jul 2014 @ 12:08pm

Following The Wild Feathers' withdrawal from Splendour In The Grass, a headline act have been forced to cancel. 

 

Alex Trimble of Two Door Cinema Club is in hospital in the UK and as a result the band are no longer able to make the trip to Australia. They have issued...

Posted 16 Jul 2014 @ 9:30am

Start saving up your pennies for a case of tinnies at Dan Murphy's, the countdown to Meredith is officially on.

 

The first act for the 2014 Meredith has been revealed in The War on Drugs. Having recently slayed it on The Late Show With David Letterman (see below), earlier this year the Philadelphian outfit released their latest studio album Lost In The Dream,...

Posted 15 Jul 2014 @ 12:48pm

Melbourne will get a brand new celebration of Americana music, great food and fine booze this October.

 

The inaugural lineup will feature Justin Townes Earle, Henry Wagons, Ryan Bingham, Robert Ellis, Lindi Ortega, Nikki Lane, The Delines, Jonny Fritz, Emma Swift, Chris Altmann, Raised By Eagles and The Morrisons.
 
Alongside the musical treats, gourmet delicacies...

Posted 15 Jul 2014 @ 11:14am

There's been an eleventh hour change-up to the Splendour In The Grass lineup. 

 

The Nashville-based outfit The Wild Feathers have postponed their upcoming Australian tour, releasing the following statement:
 
“The Wild Feathers have regrettably announced the cancellation of their 2014 Splendour In The Grass appearance and Sydney and Melbourne sideshows due to...

Posted 14 Jul 2014 @ 4:59pm

Want to be a part of Australia’s fastest growing genre film festival?

 

 

Monster Fest, which began in 2011, has doubled in size each subsequent year. For the first time, in 2014 the festival will be open to short and feature film submissions from Australia and across the world. 

 

Taking place in November at Cinema Nova, this year will also see the...

Posted 8 Jul 2014 @ 6:55pm

The Melbourne International Film Festival have unveiled a gargantuan program for their 2014 incarnation. 

 

Opening with the Australian premiere of the Spierig Brothers’ new feature Predestination, this year MIFF will include well over 300 films from around the globe, including 17 program strands, 28 world premieres, 168 Australian premieres, 19 talking pictures events, 24...

Posted 8 Jul 2014 @ 12:13pm

tilde, Melbourne's first international transgender and gender diverse film festival is coming to town this November and they want you to get involved.

 

Partnering with the Sydney Transgender International Film Festival, tilde will mark Melbourne's first international film festival created to showcase the work of trans and gender diverse filmmakers as well as films containing...

Posted 7 Jul 2014 @ 12:37pm

Do you have something special to contribute to the 2015 incarnation of Rainbow Serpent Festival?

 

The beloved Victorian event have opened applications to participate in the festival in a variety of areas, including musicians, market and food stalls, workshops, massage therapists and kids space. Remaining applications will open in August and September.

Posted 4 Jul 2014 @ 4:04pm

The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is set to return to Australia this October, and they have announced industry heavyweight Pete Hines will be providing the opening storytime keynote.

 

Pete Hines is the Vice President of PR & Marketing at Bethesda Softworks. He has helped modernise franchises like The Elder Scrolls, Fallout and Wolfenstein and had played an important role in...

Posted 4 Jul 2014 @ 1:39pm

More venues have jumped on board to be a part of the 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival.

 

RMIT Capitol Theatre, Melbourne IMAX and the Planetarium have all announced that they are joining year's cinema lineup. They join the likes of the previously announced Forum Theatre, ACMI and more.
 
It's also been announced that the MIFF Premiere Fund co-financed film...

Posted 4 Jul 2014 @ 12:27pm

It's time to get planning, because Splendour In The Grass has revealed its 2014 playing times.

 

Headliners Outkast, Two Door Cinema Club and Lily Allen play the Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights respectively, with Outkast's set the longest of the festival at an hour and 45 minutes. Cross your fingers and hope for no clashes as you look through.
 
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Posted 2 Jul 2014 @ 1:26pm

The Splendour Forum has revealed the program for its 2014 incarnation and a Greenpeace CEO, NSA whistleblower, a slew of comedians and many more are all confirmed for this year's Splendour in the Grass.

 

This year's keynote Forum interview will see Lindsay 'The Doctor' McDougall question TEDx veteran and former global CEO of Greenpeace Paul Gilding about the state of the planet...

Posted 2 Jul 2014 @ 10:47am

Remember when Beat broke the news that a new boutique camping festival was coming to Phillip Island this New Year's Eve? We can finally let'cha know that the event will be called Beyond The Valley, and that more details about the festival have been revealed.

 

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Posted 1 Jul 2014 @ 1:49pm

Mourning the loss of the Big Day Out? Luckily for you, Beechworth has your Australia Day long weekend plans sorted.

 

Debuting last May with a lineup that included the likes of The Bennies, DD Dumbo, Teeth & Tongue, Chris Russell's Chicken Walk, the organisers of the Beechworth Music Festival have confirmed that the second incarnation of the festival will take place on...

Posted 30 Jun 2014 @ 10:40am

The second annual One Electric Day will take place at Werribee Park this November.

 

This year sees another huge lineup of Australian rock royalty, including Hoodoo Gurus, James Reyne playing Australian Crawl, Mondo Rock, Diesel, Daryl Braithwaite and Boom Crash Opera.

Posted 30 Jun 2014 @ 9:15am

Soundwave is doubling up in 2015.

 

The news came via AJ Maddah's Twitter account, where he confirmed that the 2015 incarnation will take place over two days in each city. Maddah said that the expansion will give the festival organisers the opportunity "to minimise clashes; give bands longer sets, better staging, production & infrastructure".
 
It follows a...

Posted 26 Jun 2014 @ 2:25pm

H3 Express Festival uses the popularity of hip hop, song, spoken word and dance among culturally and linguistically diverse young people to make the message and importance of sexual health appealing to them.

 

More than a quarter of Victoria's refugee and humanitarian intake are 25 and under, with limited sexual health knowledge on arrival. H3 Express, an initiative of...

Posted 26 Jun 2014 @ 2:20pm

London Grammar have released a small batch of tickets to both their sold out Splendour In The Grass sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney.

 

Tickets to London Grammar’s Sydney and Melbourne shows sold out just days after going on sale. It marks the second sold out Australian tour for the band this year, with their three headline shows in January selling out in just a few hours....

Posted 26 Jun 2014 @ 9:44am

It's been a dramatic 24 hours for Australia's most iconic festival.

 

Following the news that AJ Maddah has sold his stake in the Big Day Out to C3 Presents, which runs the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago and some South American countries, the Texas-based company have confirmed to...

Posted 25 Jun 2014 @ 12:15pm

Earthcore has unveiled a mammoth lineup for its 21st edition. 

 

International acts Boris Brejcha, 1200 mics, Da Vinci Vode, Victor Ruiz, Day Din, Behind Blue Eyes, Zentura, GMS, Blue Planet Corporation, Asura, Zen Mechanics, Format; B, Ticon, Shpongle (DJ set), Tripswitch, Chicago, Lucas, Dnox & Beckers, Gaudi, Klopfgeister, Fishimself, Bliss, Ann Clue, Nick Sentience, Vibe...

Posted 25 Jun 2014 @ 12:00pm

The largest magic festival in the Southern Hemisphere is returning to Melbourne.

 

Back for round seven, the festival will run over 12 days. Among the highlights of the jam-packed 2014 program are international guests Jay Scott Berry, Dan Sperry and Eric Jones.

Posted 24 Jun 2014 @ 1:07pm

And you thought the lineup excitement was over. The Red Bull Music Academy stage, returning to Splendour In The Grass this year, has announced the addition of even more acts.

 

Nicholas Jaar, one half of Darkside, joins the international bill alongside Africa Hitech, Peanut Butter Wolf and Nguzunguzu.
 
Also playing the Red Bull stage are Aussie talents Hiatus Kaiyote...

Posted 20 Jun 2014 @ 10:28am

Queenscliff Music Festival have dropped the first of five stellar lineup announcements for this year's festival.

 

In it's 18th year, the festival is continuing to build on it's reputation as one of the country's biggest yet intimate festival experiences, spreading itself between the venues and festival grounds around Queenscliff.
 
This year's first lineup features a...

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