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Festivals

Posted 22 Sep 2016 @ 1:59pm

Radfest is set to bring some seriously good acts to the summer festival calendar.

 

Coined as a weekend to party with legends, the festival was born from a love of Melbourne music, late night dancing and quite simply, just fucking rad times.
 
The lineup features Loose Tooth, Sugar Fed Leopards, The Hello Morning, Horace Bones, Lazer Tits and Baby Blue, with more to...

Posted 22 Sep 2016 @ 9:52am

Sweet baby Satan, this is the shit nightmares are made of. 

 

Horror Movie Campout is Australia's first horror festival, arriving as an overnight, scary as all hell, camping experience. 
 
Immersive scare actors will roam the site while bands take to the stage throughout the day. Elsewhere, you can try your luck in the "death chamber" scare maze as a nightmarish...

Posted 22 Sep 2016 @ 9:09am

Bluesfest continues to go from strength to strength, adding more artists to its heaving 2017 bill

 

R&B superstar Mary J. Blige leads the charge, in an announcement packed with the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Michael Kiwanuka, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Gallant and The...

Posted 21 Sep 2016 @ 11:33am

Spanning over 40 venues and featuring more than 600 artists, Darebin Music Feast is back for 2016 celebrating 20 years in absolute style. 

 

Kicking things off, a ripper Opening Party will go down on October 29 with a curated day of free activities and festivities in an abandoned bingo hall. Get down for live and interactive art and music in a day to remember. 
 
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Posted 20 Sep 2016 @ 12:56pm

Queenscliff Music Festival has added the finishing touch to its stellar 2016 lineup with a cracking local lineup. 

 

Rounding out the festival experience comes live laughs from comedy legends Denise Scott, Anne Edmonds, Dave O’Neil and Dilruk Jayasinha. Elsewhere, Queenscliff brings back its successful yoga classes to keep the whole campsite feeling ~ z e n ~ in between catching...

Posted 15 Sep 2016 @ 1:25pm

MOFO Festival has unleashed the first instalment of their 2017 program. 

 

As well as playing a headline Melbourne show, all-time legends Puscifer will be getting down at the Museum of Old and New Art. Adding to the hype comes tētēma - the latest project from...

Posted 15 Sep 2016 @ 10:51am

Bringing together some of the sweetest acts on the prog scene, Progfest is set for 2016 with a mammoth lineup. 

 

Leading the charge comes Caligula's Horse, who will be joined by Circles, Chaos Divine and We Lost The Sea. Rounding out the powerful lineup are Alithia, Orsome Welles, Transience, and Dyssidia with more to be announced. 

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 4:06pm

Fresh from announcing Beyond the Valley and Novel will be teaming up for an epic music event, Pitch Music and Arts Festival have revealed their first act. 

 

Italian superstars Mind Against are the first to be announced, with the festival bringing the much-requested...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 3:52pm

Following the roaring success of the inaugural Heavy and Hammered last year, the announcers at the helms of PBS 106.7FM’s Hard and Heavy shows have once again summoned a massive lineup for another all-day, all-night multi-stage riff-fest.  

 

Headlining the bill are the rock legends Cosmic Psychos, who’ll be joined by dozens of other bands smashing the local hard rock, metal and...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 8:44am

After speculation, rumours and excitement - the 2017 Laneway Lineup has finally landed.

 

In a huge lineup, A.B. Original will take to the stage alongside AURORA,  Baro,  Bob Moses, Camp Cope, Car Seat Headrest, Clams Casino, Ecca Vandal, and Fascinator.
 
Elsewhere, Floating Points will get down for a live set as well as Flyying Colours, Gang of Youths, GL, Glass...

Posted 13 Sep 2016 @ 2:01pm

Let Them Eat Cake is back for another year with a whopping lineup to kick off the New Year. 

 

Now in its fifth year, the New Year's Day festival is pulling out the big guns with a stellar lineup. Expect the likes of  Alex Niggemann, Cut Chemist, Dusky, edIT, Heidi, Leon Vynehall, Mano Le Tough, Marek Hemmann, Maribou State, Oliver Huntemann, Onra, SHADES, Shanti Celeste and...

Posted 13 Sep 2016 @ 12:29pm

Melbourne Music Week 2016 is almost here, and to keep us satisfied ahead of the full lineup announcement they’ve dropped a couple of tasty teasers.

 

MMW has announced the State Library of Victoria will serve as the event’s Hub, converting the renowned and prestigious location into a heaving celebration of live music.
 
“State Library Victoria is a perfect backdrop...

Posted 12 Sep 2016 @ 12:06pm

The first round lineup for the 2016 Port Fairy Folk Festival has landed. 

 

Getting down for the event is Grammy-winning Patty Griffin (USA), Australian singer/songwriter Don Walker and Manu Delago (Austria) alongside Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier, Dori Freeman (USA), Eddi Reader (Scotland), Folk Uke (USA), Gawurra, Manu Delago (Austria), Mundy (Ireland), Natty Man & Gara...

Posted 9 Sep 2016 @ 11:38am

Holy smokes. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard's music festival, Gizzfest, has just unleashed an absolutely huge lineup. 

 

After a huge year for the pysch lords as they continue to crush it at home and overseas, King Gizz will be getting together with their finest musical compadres for what's shaping up to be a very special event. 
 
Expect to see the likes of POND...

Posted 7 Sep 2016 @ 11:46am

In March 2017, lauded Melbourne music promoter, Novel and Beyond the Valley, will combine their creative forces to present Pitch Music & Arts Festival - a new camping festival that is set to hit the ground running. 

 

Featuring three days of music in the mild meadows among the blue gums, the festival will see a meticulously curated lineup of live and electronic music...

Posted 2 Sep 2016 @ 2:51pm

Fans of King Gizz and all things good in the world, rejoice! The psych lords have revealed their music festival Gizzfest will return. 

 

The crew announce via Facebook that the lauded festival will be back. 

  

 

It comes in the wake of last year's ripper lineup, which saw like the likes of The Murlocs, The Babe Rainbow, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding...

Posted 30 Aug 2016 @ 2:40pm

The 17th Melbourne Underground Film Festival is back for another year to showcase the best in emerging cinema. 

 

Opening the festival comes The Perfect Nonsense - a weird yet accessible journey through violence and humour from Addison Heath, plus short film A Thin Life by Frank Howson.  

 

Further highlights include screenings of SheBorg Massacre from Daniel...

Posted 30 Aug 2016 @ 12:37pm

With only a month to go until Australia's largest female-fronted music festival kicks off, Sad Grrrls Fest 2016 has revealed the market stalls that will be appearing at their Melbourne event. 

 

Adding to an already jam-packed day, Sad Grrrls Fest Melbourne will see market stalls being held by LISTEN, Girls Rock! Melbourne, Jewellery by Snacks, Prani and Crafts & Rec, and...

Posted 26 Aug 2016 @ 3:23pm

Featuring a pop-up park, bar and unique performances, Coburg Carnivale is ready to thrill audiences. 

 

The event will feature some next level puppetry, roaming surreal fireflies, a hip hop jamboree, a totally improvised show with The Quiet Achievers, face paint by children, a circus masterclass and an epic two-hour set from The Bedroom Philosopher. He'll be celebrating his...

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...

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