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Festivals

Posted 14 Feb 2017 @ 3:38pm

Yep, this is an actual thing. Dust off your fedora, crack open a Mountain Dew and grow your neck beard out a few inches - this shit is unprecedented.

 

Melbourne is getting its first ever dedicated meme festival, celebrating the likes of Harambe, Salt Bae, Bad Luck Brian and every meme in between. 

 

The inaugural Meme Fest is inviting punters to come dressed as...

Posted 13 Feb 2017 @ 11:00am

For the first time ever, BlenheimFest will run for two days in 2017.

 

BlenheimFest is a volunteer run, not-for-profit festival held every year on Good Friday.
 
This year, they'll be featuring Tijuana Cartel, Sahara Beck, Deep Street Soul, DJ Driller, Bustamento, The Coconut Kids, Weezil, Juno and more. 
 
Located on a working farm, the unique and...

Posted 10 Feb 2017 @ 2:46pm

Japan's Fuji Rock lineup is here, which means one thing for us Down Under - some good old fashioned Splendour In The Grass lineup speculation. 

 

More often than not, acts booked for Fuji Rock appear on the Splendour lineup. Although this year Splendour will be going down one week earlier than Fuji, what's the point of breaking with tradition now? 
 
This year's Fuji...

Posted 10 Feb 2017 @ 1:22pm

Party in the Paddock has received news that Opiuo is unwell and not able to perform tonight at PITP.

 

Mike Perry aka PACES will now fill the closing spot on the main stage.

 

Gold Coast producer PACES has had a huge summer festival season with spots on Splendour in the Grass, Split Milk, The Plot, Your Paradise, Southbound and Field Day.

 

Posted 10 Feb 2017 @ 9:50am

Now in its 22nd year, Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival is back with a hefty 2017 lineup. 

 

They'll be hosting their Big Blues Bash - featuring Blue Vinyl, Sammy Owen Band, Chase The Sun, James Southwell Band featuring Charlie Wooton and Chris Wilson. 
 
More highlights include their annual Jam Competition, Festival Market with buskers and workshops, performances...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 3:55pm

Having already provided an excellent first lineup of acts late last year, By The Meadow has continued to impress with a second round of stellar performers announced.

 

Expect to see the likes of Melbourne four-piece Totally Mild, the Perth alt-rock trio FOAM, Amateur Dance, Ryan...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 8:53am

The Hills Are Alive have revealed the final installment of their stellar lineup.

 

Already bequeathed with the acclaim of Cloud Control, Dope Lemon, REMI and Northeast Party House, the Hills Are Alive have just gone and added two of Australia’s most prized female voices of 2016, Amy Shark and Gretta Ray, to their 2017 bill.
 
Releasing one of the pre-eminent pop...

Posted 2 Feb 2017 @ 9:54am

Time flies, doesn't it? 

 

Splendour In The Grass have revealed their 2017 dates, so you can start letting your boss know you'll be bailing for Byron ASAP. 
 
This year's festival will continue to go down in the stunning North Byron Parklands, with onsite camping available before the festival officially kicks off so you can get that primo spot. 
 
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Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 3:39pm

For the fifth year in a row, White Night will be gracing Melbourne with a rich tapestry of artistic grandeur. Having already announced an amazing collection of activities and sights late last year, White Night’s Artistic Director and Executive Producer David Atkins recently added some more tantalising...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 10:12am

Brunswick's streets, spaces and hidden nooks will come alive with a varied and diverse lineup for the 2017 Brunswick Music Festival. 

 

The festival opens with the well-loved Sydney Road Street Party, featuring over 200 acts performing across six stages in a mammoth day of music, food, stalls and more.
 
The sounds of gospel, latin, soul, gypsy jazz, blues, hip-hop,...

Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 10:18am

Groovin The Moo is back for another year, boasting a cow-tacular lineup. 

 

Leading the jam-packed lineup is Violent Soho, The Smith Street Band, Tash Sultana, Amy Shark and Montaigne. 
 
Making the overseas trek includes The Wombats, Against Me!, Milky Chance, The Darkness, Dillon Francis and more. 
 
Check out the lineup in full below: 
 
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Posted 27 Jan 2017 @ 3:35pm

Yarra’s Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is back for another year. 

 

The fifth incarnation of the annual event is set to take over Australia's busiest and most diverse gigging municipality, armed with a brand new creative team. 
 
The ten-day festival will host a massive spread of over 300 diverse events catering to all budgets and will feature close to 900 acts from...

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...

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