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Woodstock celebrates 50th anniversary with new festival

For more information on Woodstock 50, head to the festival website.

PBS reveals huge lineup for Drive Live 2019

PBS Drive Live takes place between Monday February 5 and Friday February 8. To register your attendance, click here.

St Kilda Festival unveils 2019 lineup

The St Kilda Festival takes place on Sunday February 10. For more information, head to the festival website. 

A free record fair is coming to Melbourne

For more information, check out the Sydney Road Record Fair event on Facebook.

Former federal police chief calls for pill testing at music festivals

To find out more about pill testing, check out our guide here.

Jordan Peele drops trailer for upcoming horror film, 'Us'

Us is set for relase on March 15, 2019. Find more details here. 

Welcome To Thornbury are throwing a New Year's Eve boat party

New Year's Eve Boat Party is going down from 12pm on Monday December 31 at Welcome To Thornbury, with drink packages starting at 8pm. Grab your tickets here. 

Mac DeMarco and Kirin J Callinan team up for 'The Christmas Song'

Buy a digital copy of Valentine Recording Presents: A Christmas Miracle here.

Five local Melbourne gigs you need to check out this weekend

If you're on the hunt for more gigs, check out our gig guide.

Luna Park is hosting a sunset rooftop party this summer

Loco at Luna comes to life on Saturday January 5, 2019 at Luna Park Melbourne. Tickets via Eventbrite.

Tropical Fuck Storm take out Beat Reader's Album of the Year

If you're keen to see what earned the highest rating by Beat reviewers this year, be sure to check out our final 2018 issue.

The Saboteurs announce Bluesfest performance, drop first music in a decade

Bluesfest is going down from Thursday April 18 to Sunday April 22, 2019 at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay. Grab your tickets here. 

Jerkfest drops huge lineup of local acts

Jerkfest goes down on Saturday March 2 at the Barwon Club Hotel. Tickets via Oztix.

Red Betty is throwing a free NYE techno party

Red Betty's New Years Eve Party kicks off the celebrations from 7pm, entry is free. Find Red Betty at 859a Sydney Road, Brunswick.

'Billy Elliot the Musical' returns to Australia next year

Catch Billy Elliot the Musical at Regent Theatre, Melbourne from February 2020. Join the pre-sale waitlist here.

Day By The Bay unveils huge 2019 lineup

Day By The Bay takes place in Mornington on Saturday February 23, and Point Cook on Saturday March 23.

David Bowie's musical 'Lazarus' is premiering Down Under

If you're keen on Lazarus, you can head to the musical's website to join the waitlist.

A new intergalactic rock concert is coming to Australia

Check out Queen Kong between Wednesday, January 16 — Sunday January 20 at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Summer Night Market kicks off its 17-week extravaganza

The Summer Night Market hits QVM every Wednesday between November 21 and March 20, excluding Boxing Day. For more info, head to the Summer Night Market website.

PTV train, tram and bus fares set to rise in 2019

For more information, check out the PTV website.

Meet the new social enterprise battling poor mental health within the performing arts industry

The Cherri On Top launch is happening at 24 Moons Bar, Northcote on Thursday December 20 and Friday December 21. Tickets are on sale now. If you are struggling with mental health and need to speak with someone, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

The Smith Street Band announce Australian tour

Tickets for The Smith Street Band's national tour go on sale from 9am, Friday December 14. 

Sunset Sounds unveils cracking 2019 lineup

Sunset Sounds is going down every Sunday from Sunday January 6 until Sunday January 20. For more information, head to the Sunset Sounds website.

Alt-rock project Cold Words release debut EP 'Outcasts'

Check out more from Cold Words on their Facebook page.

Hugo Race announces intimate Melbourne tour dates

Hugo Race will be performing Thursday December 20 and Friday December 21. Tickets via Trybooking.

Iggy Pop and Nathaniel Rateliff announce Bluesfest sidehow performances

Tickets go on sale for all shows Friday December 14. For more information, head to the Bluesfest Touring website.

This national campaign is raising awareness for mental illness among roadies

Roady4Roadies is taking place Sunday March 24 in Adelaide and Sunday March 10 everywhere else. For more info, head to roady4roadies.com If you are struggling with your mental health, there is help available. Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.