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Posted 4 Sep 2015 @ 12:00pm

Yippee ki-yay motherfuckers! 

 

Not Fest is here to showcase three full days of punk rock, pals and picklebacks, with 40+ bands on two stages across three days days alongside acoustic karaoke, punk rock comedy and a goddamn potato gem triathlon.
 
The bill features of the likes of Paper Arms, Nerdlinger, Beaver, Wolfpack, Foxtrot, Release The Hounds, Daybreak and a...

Posted 31 Aug 2015 @ 3:36pm

Groundswell Festival returns for a second year to the same waterfront location with an even bigger lineup. 

 

The lineup includes Australian rock legends Ian Moss and Diesel alongside The BREAK featuring Rob Hirst, Martin Rotsey and Jim Mogine from Midnight Oil, Electric Mary, The Hoodoo Gurus and a handpicked selection of Lake Tyres beach favourites to round out the bill. 

Posted 27 Aug 2015 @ 3:29pm

JamGrass will be celebrating their fifth birthday with a new venue and a lineup made up of past favourites and new acts.

 

After outgrowing a series of indoor halls, concert spaces and ballrooms, the festival has taken the plunge in creating its own outdoor festival space amongst the Heritage Village in Bundoora Park.
 
Continuing the tradition of past years, the...

Posted 27 Aug 2015 @ 3:19pm

Melbourne is officially one of the world's leading music cities and if you are crazy about it you can now apply to volunteer at Melbourne Music Week.

 

Returning this November, Melbourne Music Week is an eight-day program of creative events dedicated to celebrating and supporting this city's world-famous music scene.
 
In its sixth edition, MMW still continues to be...

Posted 27 Aug 2015 @ 12:36pm

Queenscliff Music Festival have announced another wave of artists for this year's festival, taking place in November on the Bellarine Peninsula.

 

The new announcement adds twelve new acts to the mix.
 
Leading the list is Lior, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of his debut release Autumn Flow. He will be joined by Mustered Courage, Sahara Beck, Benny Walker, 19-...

Posted 25 Aug 2015 @ 10:41am

Australia’s largest free music festival have today opened up the call for entries for artists to get involved in their 2016 incarnation. 

 

Applications are now open for musicians, performers, traders, charities and community groups to take part in the 2016 St Kilda Festival. 
 
The New Music stage is back once more, offering the nation’s best emerging talent a great...

Posted 25 Aug 2015 @ 8:42am

Falls Festival has today grown larger with the announcement of the second slew of artists they will perform at their 2015/2016 incarnation.

 

Joining the music lineup are Soak, Jarryd James and Elliphant, while the comedy bill has expanded with the likes of Nazeem Hussain, Randy, Adam Rozenbachs, Nick Cody, Becky Lucas and Tien Tran.
 
They join the acts revealed on...

Posted 24 Aug 2015 @ 3:59pm

An acid dropping friendship, a treasure hunting caper, '70s crime-comedy and chilling psychological thrillers are all on the cards for this year's Melbourne Underground Film Festival. Presenting low budget classics, hidden gems and films that will 'totally do your head in' - The 16th annual MUFF is set to be a real trip. 

 

Opening night brings Under A Kaleidoscope, the feature...

Posted 24 Aug 2015 @ 11:43am

Over three massive days of hot rods, dirt drags, vintage speedway, customs and a healthy dose of tiki bars, Chopped will be bringing a heap of hand picked talent to supercharge the festival. 

 

Topping the event is blues maverick C.W Stoneking followed by Jackson Firebird, Steve Smyth, Mammoth Mammoth, The Fumes, The Rechords and Batpiss. Joining them on the mainstage come Double...

Posted 21 Aug 2015 @ 12:41pm

Another band has been confirmed for the 2016 incarnation of Soundwave. 

 

Australia's own Dead Letter Circus have been confirmed for the 2016 lineup, following the release of their most recent album Aesthesis. They join the recently announced first act Bullet For My Valentine.
 
After spanning two days in 2015, the festival will return to a one-day format next year....

Posted 20 Aug 2015 @ 9:55am

Not heading to the Sup this year? Or just want a double dose? The Meredith sideshows are flooding in thick and fast, luckily for you we're keeping a comphrensive list of them as they come in. 

 

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Tuesday December 8,...

Posted 19 Aug 2015 @ 3:00pm

The Australasian Worldwide Music Expo is returning for their eighth year, and today they have revealed the first round of artists that will be showcased.

 

This year, AWME will be jam-packed with music industry speakers, a broad conference program of national and international music industry professionals and an array of live musical talent.
 
The first round includes...

Posted 14 Aug 2015 @ 2:38pm

The Environmental Film Festival has unveiled the program for its 2015 incarnation.

 

For the first time ever, the festival will go expand to the national stage, with events also taking place in Canberra and Hobart. The Melbourne edition will launch on Thursday September 3 with the world premiere of Black Hole, a film about the Australian coal mining industry, along with a...

Posted 14 Aug 2015 @ 11:24am

Lock and load - Soundwave have revealed one of the leading acts on their 2016 lineup.

 

Our current cover stars, Bullet For My Valentine, will hit the festival when it storms around Australia early next year. Their new album, Venom, is out today via Sony.
 
After spanning two days in 2015, the festival will return to a one-day format next year. The Melbourne leg of...

Posted 14 Aug 2015 @ 10:11am

Acland Street Projection Festival have announced their inaugural program, aiming to highlight the architecture and atmosphere of this iconic St Kilda street across a nine day event this September.

 

Open from dusk until midnight each day, art will be screened onto buildings, laneways and landscapes in and around the Acland Street precinct. 
 
Acland Street Projection...

Posted 13 Aug 2015 @ 2:57pm

Glow Winter Arts Festival will return to the streets of Stonnington this week. Held across the precincts of the City of Stonnington, the festival will bring the community together for food and film at Flick + Feasts, belly-warming chortles at the Comedy Club and visually striking projections across iconic Greville Street. Sure to be a great time, we caught up with Francesca Valmorbida ahead of...

Posted 13 Aug 2015 @ 9:04am

Start cracking those tinnies! The 2015 Meredith Music Festival lineup is finally here.

 

The 2015 incarnation of Meredith will feature performances from Big Daddy Kane, Bully, Father John Misty, Floating Points, Fatback Band, GL, Goat, Harvey Sutherland, Jessica Pratt, Julia Holter, Levins, Lucy Cliche, The Peep Tempel, Master Khalil Gudaz, MC Jane Clifton, Mighty Duke and The...

Posted 12 Aug 2015 @ 9:57am

The NYE on the Hill 2015 lineup has just been announced and once again The Hills Are Alive! have lived up to their reputation of curating some of the best up-and-coming live acts in the country. 

 

Headlining the three day boutique “festival of freedom” are Safia, who have had a massive 12 months of sell out shows and high profile festival appearances. Other additions to the bill...

Posted 11 Aug 2015 @ 12:50pm

The folks at Beyond the Valley have revealed a lineup of epic proportions to bring in 2016.

 

The festival will play host to a swelling bill of international and local acts, including Boys Noize, Crooked Colours, Dom Dolla, Doorly, Finnebassen, Flight Facilities, George Maple, Ivan Ooze, Jakubi, Jamie xx, JOY., THE Jungle Giants, The Kite String Tangle, Last Dinosaurs, Lovebirds...

Posted 11 Aug 2015 @ 11:48am

The 2015 Melbourne Fringe is shaping up to be a huge one, with over 19 days, 401 events, 174 venues and 6,000 artists from nine different countries coming together to make the event the biggest Melbourne Fringe Festival in history. This year's theme asks audiences to 'look between the lines' by pushing their comfort zone and embracing their city in a different light. Curious?

 

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Posted 11 Aug 2015 @ 10:32am

Rainbow Serpent Festival have dropped an immense international lineup for their 19th incarnation.

 

John Digweed is set to headline, along with a diverse range of acts - Hernan Cattaneo from Argentina, United Kingdom’s Dickster and JFB alongside Germans Oliver Schories, Monkey Safari and Pachanga Boys will all take over the event.
 
Swedish musicians are also well...

Posted 10 Aug 2015 @ 4:03pm

The all-night music and arts festival that attracts thousands to the CBD has officially locked in a fourth installment.  

 

Over 1.3 million punters have taken on an all-nighter over the course of White Night, which features installations, light shows and street performances in unexpected locations throughout the city including the NGV and State Library. Melbourne joins 23 cities...

Posted 10 Aug 2015 @ 1:19pm

The seaside festival have added a handpicked selection of international artists to join their huge lineup. 

 

Ron Sexsmith, The California Honeydrops, Trinity Roots, Hollie Smith, Louis Baker, Estére and Thomas Oliver will all make their way to the festival, joining previously announced bands including Augie March, Raised By Eagles, Angus & Julia Stone and Hoodoo Gurus. 

Posted 10 Aug 2015 @ 11:38am

Billed as a boutique festival with a focus on music, art and yoga, Between The Hills is a new three day event taking a holistic approach to the summer festival. 

 

The festival will feature the likes of Animaux, Bam Bam, Batpiss, The Belligerents, Branford, Can I Kick It? The Delta Riggs, Destrends, Drunk Mums, Eloji, Evangeline, Jakubi, Leah Senior, Magic Bones, Mathas, Mayfield...

Posted 7 Aug 2015 @ 2:43pm

Brunswick Music Festival have announced that performer applications for next year's event are now open.

 

Heading into its 28th year next March, the Brunswick Music Festival are showing no signs of slowing down, continuing their celebration of world class music. The annual event featuring local and international acts is the longest running urban music festival in Australia, which...

Posted 7 Aug 2015 @ 9:23am

I can almost hear the crack of that first tinnie now. The first act for the 2015 Meredith has been revealed.

 

The first cab off the rank is none other than Father John Misty. For those unaware, the indie-folk lad scored our Album of the Week for his last effort I Love You, Honeybear...

Posted 6 Aug 2015 @ 12:36pm

Your tram rides are set to get a little more interesting this Sunday, with the first ever Tram Fest set to entertain commuters with a series of live music sessions.

 

Four of Melbourne's hottest emerging artists will take centre seat on the 86 tram from Docklands to La Trobe’s Bundoora campus, treating passengers to a series of intimate performances.
 
The musicians...

Posted 6 Aug 2015 @ 12:35pm

Howler have announced they will play host to boutique micro music and arts festival, Love Street, this October.

 

Love Street will be a day influenced by folk, country and blues, interweaved with an eclectic arts program of dance, projection, puppetry, circus and spoken word, featuring over 40 performers across the afternoon.
 
Headlining the festival is psychedelic...

Posted 5 Aug 2015 @ 12:38pm

Paradise Music Festival is back for round #3, and today they have announced their 2015 lineup.

 

This year the festival will feature performances from My Disco, Lurch & Chief, Black Cab, Black Vanilla, Tired Lion, Kirkis, Cassius Select, The Harpoons, Smile, Dorsal Fins, Darts, Friendships, Totally Mild, Catlips, Oslow, Jaala, Null, Habits, Strict Face, Cale Sexton, Tiny...

Posted 4 Aug 2015 @ 11:55am

Anywhere Festival is back for a second year, bringing with it a huge selection of quality theatre and performance. 

 

The event will bring over 100 events to a variety of spaces, including drama in a home, dance in a shop window and comedy at the barbershop. Highlights from the program include the satirical A Sunburnt History, love letter to the music scene Exit Everything and...

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