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Festivals

Posted 24 Jan 2017 @ 3:19pm

Divided into a three-part series of Opera, Broadway and Symphony, audience members are privy to a fantastic selection for an evening in the sun.

 

Kicking off the series with Opera on February 4 at Victoria Gardens, renowned artistic director Suzanne Chaundy brings together the likes of some of Australia’s most highly awarded sopranos – Emma Matthews in her Stonnington debut,...

Posted 24 Jan 2017 @ 3:11pm

In ‘Bunny’, Luke George and Daniel Kok are well and truly stretching the sexual boundaries.

 

According to the pairing’s artist statement, they were match-made by Campbelltown Arts Centre through a two-week artistic exchange program in Sydney in August 2014.
 
Discovering a good working chemistry, they agreed to work towards a collaborative dance creation involving...

Posted 24 Jan 2017 @ 2:32pm

An audio walking tour exploring Chrissy Amphlett’s past, a concert that re-imagines the legendary shows at Melbourne Town Hall, and a digital documentary and tour of key locations of St Kilda's jazz history from the 1920's until today.

 

These are some of five music history projects being funded in the first round of the state government’s Rockin’ The Laneways program. It...

Posted 24 Jan 2017 @ 1:57pm

There's no secret that this year's MOFO is looking huge. The legendary likes of Pusifier, Kelsey Lu, tētēma, Peaches, Kev Carmody and Regurgitator are all going to be bringing some amazing feats of tasty artistry. With a grand array of off-site events and hidden gems, it's just another extension to the devilish tapestry of quirk that we cherish about MONA's enriching nature. If you're heading...

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 9:10am

WOMADeliade just got a little bigger, thanks to the addition of some artfully chosen acts. 

 

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the third and final program announcement features Argentina's 12-piece tango juggernaut Orquesta Típica Fernández Fierro alongside nine-piece musical project Bokante - the brainchild of Grammy-winning guitarists Michael League, Chris McQueen and Bob...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 1:35pm

Announcing its debut lineup late last year, Pitch Music & Arts festival is quickly approaching its first event.

 

The location for the festival was previously unknown, said to be a serene setting “in the mild meadows under the blue gums”.
 
The location has been revealed as near the town of Mafeking, near Ararat in regional Victoria.
 
As for the...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 12:45pm

The latest electronic music escape has just dropped its second round of artists to join the already tremendous bill. 

 

Babylon Festival has managed to snatch some of the most interesting electronic music warriors from all over the world for its second announcement. 
 
The extra artists include the remixing UK duo Psychemagik, techhouse Berliner Andreas Hanneberg, the...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 11:27am

Good news, folks. A new festival is about to join the ranks of our already packed summer lineup.

 

Presented by Good Manners and Wondercore Island, the festival will be held across four stages in two City of Melbourne venues.
 
Good Island is all about bringing together some of Australia’s most progressive acts and visual talents, with each artist getting the chance...

Posted 12 Jan 2017 @ 10:07am

The legendary Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival have revealed their 2017 lineup, and they're not holding anything back, 

 

Taking to the stage in Tennessee will be some certifiably large acts including U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper, Flume, The xx and Lorde. 

 

Elsewhere on the lineup comes a plethora of heavy-hitting legends including...

Posted 10 Jan 2017 @ 10:02am

St Kilda Festival’s long awaited lineup has finally been announced, and this year it’s set to be a doozy.

 

Headlining the Main Stage will be Drapht, The Ashton Shuffle (DJ Set), Emma Louise, The Smith Street Band and Daryl Braithwaite as well as Clairey Browne, Archie Roach and Mitch King.  
 
Also getting in on the action are Saatsuma, Cleopold, Gretta Ray, Tiny...

Posted 20 Dec 2016 @ 3:40pm

Well, this ought to be absolutely huge. 

 

A selection of heavy hitters will be bringing the noise to the first annual Flippin' the Bird Festival, boasting a stellar lineup of Australian talent. 
 
Leading the charge comes King Parrot, Clowns, and Batpiss. They'll be joined by Don Fernando, Join The Amish, Pagan, Grindhouse, The Maggot Men, Desert Kingdom, Elusive...

Posted 20 Dec 2016 @ 3:21pm

Rainbow Serpent Festival have announced an Australian-first initiative to provide comprehensive on-site support services to people affected by sexual and gender-based violence ahead of their 20th-anniversary event. 

 

Dubbed 'The Nest' the space was created in consultation with government funded advocacy groups and emergency service providers and will offer information and...

Posted 15 Dec 2016 @ 11:42am

Childish Gambino or Tkay Maidza? The Rubens or The Jezabels? Bernard Fanning or Jamie T?

 

The 24th annual Falls Music and Arts Festival has just announced a full list of set times for all locations, so festival-goers can begin to plan out their day and check for any pesky clashes between their favourite bands.
 
They've also revealed maps for each campsite, which...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 9:51pm

Golden Plains just got a little better, thanks to the addition of some more stellar acts. 

 

Getting down to The Sup' will be Billy Davis & The Good Lords, Eleanor Dixon & Sandhill Women, Oren Ambarchi, Remi, Harold, The Pilotwings, and Confidence Man. 
 
They'll join the already announced Neil Finn, The Specials, Nicolas Jaar, Chain & The Gang, Total...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 10:54am

The legendary Carl Cox has joined Babylon Festival - both as a festival partner and as a performer. 

 

As an official partner of the festival, Cox will help curate the lineup, the event's ethos, and jump onboard as Babylon's headline act - playing extended sets. 
 
With decades of experience behind him, Cox is bringing a wealth of experience to the table. 
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Posted 13 Dec 2016 @ 3:32pm

The Peninsula Picnic is back with a loaded lineup bursting at the seams with food, music and wine. 

 

Leading the charge on the music front are Melbourne sensation The Cat Empire, who will be joined by singer/songwriter Bob Evans, All Our Exes Live In Texas, nyck, and Harrison Storm. 
 
As for food, some of the region's finest offerings will be coming together in one...

Posted 13 Dec 2016 @ 1:32pm

Following on from their first announcement, St Kilda Festival have just added ten more acts to their 2017 incarnation, loading their New Music Stage with nothing but quality. 

 

The New Music Stage focuses on emerging talent and is the ideal place for punters to scope...

Posted 12 Dec 2016 @ 12:10pm

Sugar Mountain festival will win over the hearts of both music and dog lovers this year with their new spin-off event, the inaugural Sugar Mountain x Visions Dog Show.

 

The Dog Show will take place the evening before the festival in the heart of the city. Catch it at the Queen Victoria Gardens, just across the road from the main festival site at the Victorian College of the Arts...

Posted 12 Dec 2016 @ 11:03am

To many, the feeling of returning to the supernatural amphitheatre is something akin to coming home. The general feeling of joy that fills the place, exhibited by each and every attendee, has not changed throughout the years. Guards are dropped and the stress of everyday life is put aside for the weekend.

 

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Posted 9 Dec 2016 @ 2:40pm

Fractangular Gathering festival have revealed their 2017 lineup, and it doesn't disappoint. 

 

Leading the charge comes ska juggernaut Melbourne Ska Orchestra, joined by a huge list of acts including Formidable Vegetable Sound System, Mic Conway's National Junk Band, The Seven Ups, Chupacabra, The Stitch, Hobart Funk Collective and more. 
 
Elsewhere, Perfect Stranger...

Posted 8 Dec 2016 @ 3:19pm
By the Meadow returns for its fourth year, boasting a stellar lineup featuring Banoffee, Jaala, The Pretty Littles and more. 

 

As for the full lineup, expect to see Banoffee, Baro, Jaala, Moses Gunn Collective, ALTA, The Pretty Littles, Confidence Man, Jazz Party, Braille Face, Jack Grace, Christopher Port, Top Lip, Alexander Biggs, The Beths, Shouse, A. Swayze And The Ghosts, Nasty...

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...

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