This time last year we divulged our top twelve Australian artists and top five international artists to watch over the following twelve months. So we figured now was as good a time as any to have a look back and see how they all fared...
Another year, another Southbound Festival and despite predictions of the opposite, attendance was up on last year, with the vast majority of the attendees opting to camp on site for the weekends festivities. Though this years line-up may not have been at its most buzz-worthy, it was still a fine collection of acts over the two days, with just enough variety to keep everybody happy.
The third day of the Falls Festival sees bands such as Ash Grunwald, Cosmo Jarvis and Oh Mercy in the Grand Theatre and Boy and Bear, The Flaming Lips and Hot Chip on the Valley Stage. The Theatre reaches capacity for Flume later in the evening. Our photographer on the ground, John Goodridge was there to bring us some photos.
There's been a slew of festival news coming through the pipelines as of late, so we've compacted it all into a teeny-tiny bitesize morsel of deliciousness. Well, maybe if your mouth was as big as Linda Lovelace, and the morsel was se...you know what, let's not go there. Read on!
SXSW PanelPicker opens for 2013!
In this weeks issue: Bluesfest racks up a "major win", Gotye continues to win with his US sales, Marty Smiley wins a TV hosting gig, and your opportunity to win by taking part in a competition run by Telstra. Who knows, you may become their new hold music!
The Falls Music & Arts Festival is celebrating two milestones this year; ten years at Marion Bay, and twenty years at Lorne. Both are landmark times worth celebrating, so in particularly awesome fashion Falls have released the first few artists playing to help Australian festival goers ring in the new year.
FALLS FESTIVAL FIRST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT
Boy & Bear
In This Issue: Falls Music & Arts Festival gets new sponsor, Sures sign to Ivy League Records, Ampfest, Expatriate let you mix, ARIA Charts, Django Django feature artists on Channel V's Buzz Artist, ABC imprint label signs Boy in a Box, Kimbra debuts at #14 on US Billboard Charts, Channel V Presenter search, Australian songwriters pen score for Bollywood film "Despite the Gods" screening at Sydney Film Festival, win a signed Eastwood Tenor guitar from Warren Ellis,Gatwich Records launches in Canada, APRA Awards 2012 winners announced and more..
Pictured: Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam).
Starting in Adelaide, Boy and Bear began the biggest tour of their career – Remembering the Mexican Tour. With 25 Australian tour dates ahead of them it began here at The Gov, completely sold out.
Boy And Bear played a sold out show at Adelaide's Governor Hindmarsh on Wednesday to an enthralled crowd. Photographer Kerrie Geier was there to capture it all for the AU review.
In This Issue: 2012 Queensland Music Awards, Aria Charts, Voting now open for Astra Awards, Your Shot 2012 Dj Competition announced, Channel V’s Buzz Artist, Amp Fest 2012 entry details, WAMI Festival Opening and Closing Party, Seed Fund workshops underway, The Jagermeister Independent Music Charts, APRA Music Award Nominees are out!
Boy & Bear are back after a huge year of accomplishments. The Sydney quintet announce a huge tour that will see them go from Adelaide to Albury, Brisbane to Bunbury, Cairns to Canberra, Boy & Bear will be dropping into every corner of the country in May to reflect on where it all began.
Now I have never been to a Big Day Out before, so I can’t exactly jump on the criticising bandwagon and complain about how it’s changed. I will say that compared to the other festivals that I have been to, it was a little on the smaller side; with most of the stages packed into a small section of the foreshore.