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Festivals

Posted 8 Dec 2016 @ 1:38pm

Piknic Électronik has unleashed their first round of acts for 2017, slated to hit their new digs of the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. 

 

Showcasing 12 weeks of world-class electronic acts alongside food and family-friendly activities, the summer vibes will be flowing for their biggest year yet. 
 
With a program that'll appease electronic connoisseurs and newcomers alike,...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 9:31am

Boogie festival has lifted the veil off their first acts for 2017. 

 

Celebrating their eleventh edition, the forthcoming festival will feature Cosmic Psychos, Strand Of Oaks, Tyrannamen, Sonny & The Sunsets, Endless Boogie, Jen Cloher, Jonny Fritz, Lost Animal, The Sugarcanes and Tony Joe White.
 
Rounding it out comes Scott & Charlene's Wedding, The...

Posted 6 Dec 2016 @ 4:38pm

St Kilda Festival has lifted the lid off the first confirmed artists for their 2017 incarnation. 

 

Kicking things off with a lineup stacked with some of the biggest Indigenous names in the music scene, St Kilda Festival will open things with Yalukit Wilum Ngargee - a free celebration of Indigenous culture. 
 
Expect to hear the likes of Gawurra, Mau Power, Yirrmal,...

Posted 5 Dec 2016 @ 3:34pm

Melbourne music, art and food lovers are set for a treat this Saturday at festival The Pleasure Garden, who have just announced neo-soul artist Ngaiire as part of their final lineup reveal.

 

Joining Ngaiire will be the likes of big name acts The Cat Empire, Tash Sultana, The Opiuo Band and more. Local musicians will also be on showcase at the festival, with Aboriginal and...

Posted 1 Dec 2016 @ 4:03pm

Rabbit Hole, set in the beautiful hills of Merton, Victoria, will showcase the best local arts and music over one weekend. 

 

The event will create a home away from home, a safe and friendly environment pushing a strong celebration of Victorian talent, whether that be musical or artistic. 
 
There is a huge live music lineup spread across two outdoor stages, featuring...

Posted 1 Dec 2016 @ 2:54pm

Come soak up the heat with food and fun on Australia Day weekend at Melbourne's latest cultural precinct. 

 

The Velodrome Food Truck Festival will feature a mixed bag of treats for punters at the unmissable Melbourne gem, the Coburg Velodrome, with everything from Luche Libra (Mexican wrestling), aerial circus, medieval performance fighting, art installations, and more.
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Posted 1 Dec 2016 @ 11:59am

Wominjeka Festival is back for 2017 with a sprawling program celebrating Indigenous arts and culture featuring music, exhibitions, workshops, conversations, film and more. 

 

Kicking off the festival comes Frank Yamma, headlining Wominjeka In Concert as part of TERRAIN 2017 alongside a strong lineup of fellow Indigenous musicians. He'll be joined by award-winning artist Gawurra,...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 9:05am

After previously locking in Dope Lemon and Cloud Control as headliners, The Hills Are Alive festival have dropped some more next level acts to join the fun. 

 

Getting down to the serene hills will be REMI, Northeast Party House, Jordan Rakei, Bec Sandridge and The Hard Aches with more yet to be announced.
 
This year, the festival will also expand to feature a...

Posted 29 Nov 2016 @ 11:19am

Let Them Eat Cake is back for its fifth year, lifting the lid off a next level local lineup for some New Year's Day goodness. 

 

Getting down for the upcoming event will be CC:DISCO!, Out of Sorts, Dro Carey, Silent Jay and Friends, Billy Davis (LIVE), Alta, Nite Fleit, Lupa J, Retza, A13 vs Float, Beatrice, Quality Project DJs, OK Sure and Sean Deans.
 
Rounding it...

Posted 28 Nov 2016 @ 11:22am

A slew of reggae legends will band together for the epic Raggamuffin All Stars show when it brings some sunny vibes to Melbourne.

 

Leading the charge comes Grammy-winning superstar Shaggy, who'll be bringing with him 20 years worth of certified hits. From 1995’s Boombastic to It Wasn’t Me and I Need Your Love, the reggae fusion singer has become the genre’s most commercially...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 3:46pm

A Festival Called Panama just got even bigger with their latest lineup additions. 

 

Having played the first Panama event in 2014, Big Scary return to take over the stage with their award-winning Australian pop. 

 

They'll be joined by Emma Louise taking to the speakeasy stage, alongside Ngaiire, Gareth Liddiard, Beat's latest cover star Julia Jacklin, Shining Bird...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 9:49am

The Hills Are Alive is officially up and about for 2017. 

 

Australian pop mavericks Cloud Control and Angus Stone’s new project, Dope Lemon, will headline the festival - which now enters its ninth year. The Hills are Alive is also expanding to include a dedicated comedy stage, with comedians - and many more bands - soon to be announced. 

 

 

Posted 22 Nov 2016 @ 2:51pm

Living in Australia is great. We get nice beaches, cute (and sometimes deadly) animals and sausage sizzles from Bunnings. But geographically, we're isolated from some of the biggest music festivals in the world.

 

As a result, Sweat Tours was born. Founded in Melbourne, they are a travel provider who have created an all inclusive tour package to get Australians to their festival...

Posted 22 Nov 2016 @ 11:45am

Groundswell Music festival is back for its third year and will see the likes of Jimmy Barnes perform some of his classic tracks as part of the 12-hour event.

 

Other acts will include Hunter And Collectors' Mark Seymour alongside Ian Moss, Seo Linn, Rival Fire and more. 
 
Held at the serene Lake Tyers Beach waterfront in Victoria, the festival this year is supporting...

Posted 18 Nov 2016 @ 10:24am

Port Fairy Folk Festival has lifted the veil from their fourth and final selection of acts for 2017. 

 

Leading the charge comes Australian singer/songwriter Lior alongside alt-country sensation Marlon Williams. Elsewhere, Mercan Dede will take to the stage with his group Secret Tribe. 
 
They'll be joined by The Wilson Pickers, Danny Spooner, Charles Jenkins, TEK TEK...

Posted 17 Nov 2016 @ 12:33pm

The Midsumma program has landed for 2017, celebrating queer culture with a spectacular array of events in a 30th-anniversary event for the ages. 

 

The three-week event will kick off with the annual Midsumma Pride March, as well as being bolstered by their renowned open-access program alongside outdoor events. Namely, the Midsumma Carnival is set to get the weekend started right...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 10:43am

Bluesfest has added even more artists to its ever-expanding 2017 lineup. 

 

Visiting Australia for the first time, Miles Electric Band will be bringing their ten-piece jazz chops to the stage, presenting cuts from the seminal Miles Davis albums Bitches Brew, Jack Johnson and On the Corner. 
 
They'll be joined by Nahko and Medicine for the People, Rhiannon Giddens,...

Posted 15 Nov 2016 @ 2:42pm

Over ten days, the Art & Industry Festival will celebrate and investigate the ever-changing industrial and manufacturing heartland of Australia based in Melbourne’s western suburbs. 

 

The festival shines a light on the local industrial creators and resources in the Hobsons Bay area that is home to craft brewers, carmakers, designers, oil tanks and treasured heritage...

Posted 15 Nov 2016 @ 11:00am

Bluesfest just keeps getting bigger and bigger. 

 

Their latest announcement will see a slew of guitar heroes join the lineup, with Eric Gales, Mud Morganfield, Devon Allman and Experience Jimi Hendrix getting in on the action.
 
Elsewhere, Jeff Lang is taking to the stage alongside Ray Beadle and the Silver Dollars, Lloyd Spiegel, Glenn Cardier and the Sideshow, Davy...

Posted 11 Nov 2016 @ 9:37am

After revealing that Parquet Courts would be the first band to christen the newly announced Shimmerlands, the team behind Shadow Electric have revealed more details.  

 

Shimmerlands will take over the University of Melbourne in Parkville...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 3:21pm

Electric Gardens Festival has lifted the lid off their first act - and it's a doozy. 

 

The legendary Eric Prydz will be hitting the stage in a hotly anticipated set, promising an extended performance as he travels the country with the festival. 

 

One of the world's most in-demand producers, Prydz has played iconic venues including Madison Square Garden as well as...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 2:21pm

Australia's queer camping festival is back for 2017, bringing a killer lineup with it. 

 

Leading the charge comes the brilliant Ngaiire, alongside iconic New York DJ and producer JD Samson, Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Ali Barter and acclaimed duo Habits. 
 
Elsewhere comes Teeth & Tongue, Jess McAvoy in her only Australian show, Unearthed High winner Gretta...

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 9:54am

Groovin the Moo is back in business for another year, announcing its return this morning. 

 

The festival will be taking over six regional centres for 2017, as well as the nation's capital for a seriously huge trilogy of weekends.
 
“We’re thrilled with the tour schedule for 2017," said promoter Steve Halpin. "We can also continue to deliver a diverse line up to all...

Posted 8 Nov 2016 @ 2:11pm

Sounds of Africa Festival is ready to unleash a swathe of music, workshops, and food onto Melbourne. 

 

The multi-faceted festival will feature a celebration of African music and culture including live music, DJs, dancing, drumming workshops, food and more. 
 
Numerous artists and performers have been selected to represent African countries including Cameroon, Ghana,...

Posted 8 Nov 2016 @ 10:47am

Bluesfest have added even more acts to their ever-growing lineup. 

 

English ska icons Madness lead the charge, alongside all-star concert experience Miles Electric Band who are coming to Australia for the first time. 

 

Elsewhere, Pati Smith and her band will take to the stage once more for an acoustic set and Billy Bragg and Joe Henry will join forces for a set of...

Posted 7 Nov 2016 @ 4:39pm

Australia's premiere burlesque festival will return in October 2017 for another year celebrating the country's vibrant and passionate burlesque community.

 

Founded by Dolores Daiquiri in 2009, the past six years of the festival have seen a combination of homegrown and international acts perform.
 
Burlesque enthusiasts must wait until early next year for the festival...

Posted 7 Nov 2016 @ 11:04am

Beechworth Music Festival is back for another year, bringing a tidy local-heavy lineup with it. 

 

The festival is set in the rolling hills of Beechworth, combining stunning country views with top-notch acts. 

 

Leading the charge comes acclaimed rockers Stonefield, as well as Gabriella Cohen, Tracy McNeil and the Goodlife, The Sugarcanes and more. 

 

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Posted 4 Nov 2016 @ 2:02pm

As if Gizzfest wasn't already going to be a pearler, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard's festival has just added 17 bands to its lineup. 

 

Four live music shed stage experiences have been added to the Melbourne incarnation, each with its own dedicated lineup for the day. ...

Posted 3 Nov 2016 @ 5:40pm

See the best of Australia's blues rock scene when Mojo Burning hustles them down to Victoria for their Mojo Roadshow series. 

 

The roots festival has announced two roadshows in Victoria ahead of the official festival date in Brisbane in March, with a stack of musical talents to get crowds pumped.
 
The Melbourne show will feature the likes of explosive rockdogs The...

Posted 3 Nov 2016 @ 4:20pm

The festival's debut is already off to a solid start with a lineup that boasts both national and international heavy music acts. 

 

King Parrot are headlining, with Psycroptic, American death metal giants Revocation, Whoretopsy, and Black Rheno following them up. Not to mention a local band will kick off the madness in each city.

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