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Festivals

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.

Posted 3 Nov 2016 @ 1:59pm

Meet Babylon - Victoria's newest electronic festival featuring a world of music, art, mindfulness and community exploration. 

 

Billed as equal parts dystopian playground and bohemian gathering, the music lineup focuses on techno, psytrance, deep house and experimental beats, all delivered with crystal clear sound and immersive production.
 
Set in the beautiful...

Posted 31 Oct 2016 @ 10:50am

As well as offering a killer music lineup, Pleasure Garden is proving that it's so much more than just a day of sweet tunes. 

 

Adding to the festivities comes mind-blowing roving performers, artists, and purveyors of wonder and awe - as well as some tasty food...

Posted 28 Oct 2016 @ 12:44pm

With four sold-out events under their belt, Party In The Paddock know a thing or two about throwing a ripper festival. Judging by this year's lineup, their 2017 event looks to be no exception. 

 

Leading the charge for the latest incarnation of Party In The Paddock comes Sticky Fingers, Hermitude, The Smith Street Band and Tash Sultana. 
 
They'll be joined by Opiuo,...

Posted 27 Oct 2016 @ 4:13pm

The Great Australian Beer Festival is back for its fifth year with some big changes and a list of killer acts to match.

 

Headlining the iconic Geelong festival will be electro house legends The Potbelleez, Aussie rock singer/songwriter Richard Clapton, Shihad's Jon Toogood, Reuben Stone, Mitch King, Joe Mungovan, Luke Morris, Pat Tierney, Rach Brennan Band, Gerry McKeague, and...

Posted 25 Oct 2016 @ 2:33pm

The four-day music festival have today released a third announcement of national and international acts to hit the stage in March 2017.

 

The latest announcement of live performances include a feast of acts from across the globe including, New Zealand soul singer-songwriter, Hollie Smith. 
 
Alongside her will be Afenginn, Graeme James, The Jerry Cans and Mel Parson....

Posted 25 Oct 2016 @ 12:40pm

Arriving as a brand new camping festival, Pitch Music & Arts Festival is getting things right from the get-go with a killer international lineup. 

 

Focussing on live and electronic acts, the international lineup features Mind Against and Fatima Yamaha alongside techno outfit The Field. 
 
They'll be joined by a slew of massive names including Dixon, Ben Klock,...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 6:16pm

WOMAD is delivering the goods for its 25th-anniversary festival. 

 

Leading the charge comes ska icons The Specials. They'll be joined by Grammy-nominated Bebel Gilberto, Cie Carabosse, The Phillip Glass Ensemble playing KOYAANISQATSI LIVE – Life out of Balance, The Manganiyar Classroom, The Waifs,  Brushy One String and Archie Roach with more artists to come.  

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 12:47pm

Throwing their hat into the festival ring comes Thrashville, a new music festival focusing on hard-hitting punk. 

 

Headlining the festival's first ever outing will be Australian national treasures Cosmic Psychos alongside Hard-Ons, Clowns, Mischling, The Neptune Power Federation, Mucho Sonar, The Australian Beefweek Show, Hownowmer, Jen Buxton & The Slaughterhouse Five, ...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 8:11am

Melbourne Zoo Twilights have announced a jam-packed 2017 lineup.

 

Back for its third year, ticket holders can enjoy the Zoo's exhibits before settling down on the venue's fully licensed picnic lawn, hearing live performances from both national and international acts.
 
The latest incarnation will feature Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons and The Sports, Peter Garrett and...

Posted 18 Oct 2016 @ 7:34pm

The lineup for next year's Golden Plains has landed.

 

Alongside the already announced Neil Finn and The Specials will be the likes of Nicolas Jaar, Chain & The Gang, Total Giovanni, Margaret Glaspy, Kurt Vile, Princess Nokia, Teenage Fanclub, Camp Cope, The Damned and Olympia. 
 
Capping it off comes sets from Wax’o Paradiso, HABITS, ORB, Cash Savage And The Last...

Posted 17 Oct 2016 @ 9:34am

Sugar Mountain is back for another year of brilliant art and music. 

 

In his first Australian show since 2012, Blood Orange will be taking to the stage in his only Melbourne show. Other Melbourne exclusives include Pantha Du Prince, Jessy Lanza, Little Simz, and more. Moses Sumney and Kelsey Lu will make their Australian debut, as well as sets from Mood II Swing, Beppe Loda,...

Posted 14 Oct 2016 @ 11:23am

Golden Plains has lifted the lid off another act for their forthcoming incarnation, announcing The Specials will be taking to the Sup' for 2017. 

 

The Specials popularised the 2 Tone movement, bringing together the sounds of punk, ska, new wave and Jamaica, crafting seminal tracks like A Message To You Rudy and Too Much Too Young in the process. Their well-loved debut album is...

Posted 13 Oct 2016 @ 1:13pm

Hold on to your hats, this year's Falls Festival just got even bigger. 

 

Leading the charge come sets from You Am I, Dope Lemon, Northeast Party House and Haelos. They'll be joined by the likes of Kingswood, Hockey Dad, Moonbase Commander, Hein Cooper and KLP.
 
Rounding it out comes The Middle Kids, Just A Gent, Dena Amy, Spit Syndicate, Kilter, Generik, Baro, Feki...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 12:37pm

Hoo boy, Beyond The Valley have just added even more artists to their 2016 lineup. 

 

Joining an already stellar bill topped by none other than Chance The Rapper, the festival will now play host to a slew of freshly announced talent. 
 
Melbourne...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 10:59am

Mona Foma festival has lifted the lid off its full summer lineup, featuring a slew of first-rate acts, art, world premieres and sounds. 

 

Mofo 2017 begins with the Australian premiere and exclusive, Peaches Christ Superstar, in which multi-faceted artist Peaches performs the 1970’s Andrew Lloyd Webberrock opera as a one-woman show. 
 
Mona’s outdoor stage will host...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 10:26am

Part arts festival, part village fair and part carnival, the colourful Village Festival is back once more, bringing a diverse lineup with it. 

 

The Village Festival will feature 250 artists and performers across theatre, music, visual art and food.    Opening with a Friday night party featuring old world carnival and circus experience Lola the Dancing Bear Show, the program also...
Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 9:55am

The second lineup announcement for The Pleasure Garden Festival has landed. 

 

Joining the likes of The Cat Empire, Dub FX and Tash Sultana in the festival's first announcement, are the likes of Blue King Brown, Dub Pistols Sound System, OKA, The Chicken Brothers,...

Posted 10 Oct 2016 @ 10:28am

It’s full steam ahead for the annual Riverboats Music Festival, back with a slew of talent for their 2017 incarnation. 

 

Now in its sixth year, the Riverboats Music Festival is back for three glorious summer days of music among the gums.
 
Featuring Paul Kelly and Charlie Owen, Hoodoo Gurus, Husky and Mia Dyson in headline sets, Riverboats 2017 is also offering up...

Posted 9 Oct 2016 @ 9:30am

In their fourth major announcement, the legendary Barry Gibb will take to the Bluesfest stage making a welcome return to Australian shores. 

 

As a key member of the Bee Gees, Gibb is responsible for penning hits including To Love Somebody, How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin' Alive, and Tragedy. 
 

Gibb will be joining the likes of Neil Young, Santana, Zac Brown Band,...

Posted 7 Oct 2016 @ 12:11pm

The Happy Wanderer Festival is back with a genre-defying lineup, boasting artists from alt-country to neo-soul alongside spoken word artists from Australia, New Zealand and the US. 

 

Gracing the truck-mounted stage will be Phia, fresh from releasing her second album The Ocean of Everything.
 
Elsewhere, Australian singer/songwriter Lucie Thorne will take to the stage...

Posted 5 Oct 2016 @ 11:30am

Port Fairy Folk Festival is heating things up with their latest lineup instalment. 

 

Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen will take to the stage, joined by The Warsaw Village Band, Cookin’ on 3 Burners with Tex Perkins & Stella Angelico, and special event: Van Morrison’s ‘Masterpieces’, presented by Vince Jones & The Astral Orchestra, which pays homage to two of Van’s most...

Posted 5 Oct 2016 @ 10:55am

Australia’s first solar powered, zero-waste, music and arts festival is making its way back to Melbourne with a forward thinking lineup and concept behind it. 

 

Eight-piece party starters NO ZU will be bringing their unique brand of heat beat to the ACCA forecourt. They’ll be joined by Melbourne underground house don Andras alongside Amsterdam’s Tako, alongside Izabel of radio...

Posted 5 Oct 2016 @ 9:13am

The legendary Neil Young will take to the Bluesfest stage, in their biggest announcement for next year's event yet. 

 

Neil Young and the Promise of the Real will be heading to Byron for a marathon three-hour set. Young and his band will be joining the likes of already announced big names including Santana, Zac Brown Band, Patti Smith, Mary J. Blige, Buddy Guy, The Doobie...

Posted 4 Oct 2016 @ 3:34pm

Friends, music, food and wine will come together for So Frenchy So Chic once more. Sounds good, oui? 

 

Bringing the smooth jams, Deluxe are kicking off the lineup for 2017. The six-piece will be joined by The Liminanas, Paris-based Bertrand Belin and So Frenchy royalty Nouvelle Nague. 
 
On the food front, punters can pre-order a tasty hamper from Ed Dixon to provide...

Posted 4 Oct 2016 @ 10:41am

The full program for Melbourne Music Week 2016 is here and it’s bigger and better than ever. Now in its seventh year, MMW will transform the city into a sea of sights and sounds with a nine-day program chocked to the rafters with brilliant performances.

 

The iconic State Library Victoria is serving as the hub for the festivities, with Queen’s Hall and La Trobe Reading Room set...

Posted 3 Oct 2016 @ 5:04pm

CherryFest has pulled together a hard-hitting lineup for 2016, offering some serious bang for your buck. 

 

Split over two days and two stages, CherryFest has brought together some first-rate local talent.
 
Get down to the first day for the likes of Dead City Ruins, The Ugly Kings, The Harlots, Dumb Punts, Zombitches, Redro Redriguez & His Inner Demons,...

Posted 29 Sep 2016 @ 11:51am

Strawberry Fields have capped off their lineup in style, adding a final burst of artists to an already heaving bill.   

 

Kicking off the lineup is Berlin kingpin Max Graef, who is returning to the fore after his acclaimed Australian debut in 2014. Completing the international selection is Parisian rising star FKJ, AKA French Kiwi Juice. 
 
Elsewhere, Seekae are added...

Posted 29 Sep 2016 @ 9:36am

The legendary Neil Finn has been announced for Golden Plains. 

 

One of the most acclaimed songwriters of recent history, Finn will be taking to the stage as the full moon rises for a career-spanning set. From his time in Splt Enz to the inimitable Crowded House, Finn has written countless songs that have resonated the world over including Don't Dream It's Over, Better Be Home...

Posted 29 Sep 2016 @ 9:14am

Hoo boy, Bluesfest just keeps on heating up. 

 

As the lineup continues to go from strength to strength, the legendary Santana will be joining the Bluesfest festivities for a hotly anticipated set.  
 
The master guitarist will be joined by...

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