A one-off event is to be held in a secret Sydney location, hosted by Boost Mobile on Thursday 29 October.
A new festival is coming to Newcastle and it's got a little bit of this, a little bit of that... Titled 'THIS THAT', the festival will be taking over the Newcastle Foreshore with 16 artists set to bring some memorable live performances the area in October. Leading the charge is the likes of Birds of Tokyo, Asta and Tkay Maidza, while some of Sydney's best food trucks and the team from The Follower and Hunt & Gather will be curating a one of a kind artisan market unseen at any other festival.
With the recent flooding that has affected the Hunter Region for the past month, enthusiastic punters should have arrived at Maitland Showground with their wellies pulled up and ready for mud. The flooded paddocks alongside the highway just out of town bode for a messy occasion but it was a pleasant surprise to find upon entrance a solid dry ground with nary a fleck of mud in sight...
The annual Groovin The Moo Festival returned to Maitland last weekend to a sold out crowd. Part 1 of our photo gallery on Groovin The Moo Maitland features acts such as Sticky Fingers, ASAP Ferg, The Preatures, San Cisco, You Me At Six, Carmada and Ball Park Music. Photos by Johnny Au.
The cars were packed, the cow onesies dusted off and the fast food outlet lines were long – Groovin The Moo had arrived. We’d all spent the day in wait, enviously scrolling past the Oakbank highlights flooding our newsfeed, planning out our timetables like tactical masterminds. In true WA form the sun was out for an easy 25 degree day as we crossed the grassy grounds of Hay Park to the gate. Some people seemed aimless and there were a few tears spotted by the info gate as it seemed the sold out status of the festival was still hitting punters hard, but ticket in hand we pressed on pass the gathering pile of deodorant cans and the sceptical bag checker asking “Really?” as a young girl handed over her sacred bottle of perfume.
We're weeks away from the 2015 Groovin' The Moo tour kicking off and as many may have been expecting, the event in Bunbury has sold out! Making half of the GTM tour officially sold out, organisers are encouraging music fans not to wait around for their tickets in remaining cities, as it is expecting they will be sure to follow suit. Groovin' The Moo is stepping it up this year in Oakbank, Bunbury and Townsville in 2015, offering budding producers and musicians the opportunity to partake in special workshops with some of the artists on the bill; Tkay Maidza at Oakbank, Carmada in Bunbury and the One Day crew in Townsville. With tickets still on offer for GTM Oakbank, Canberra and Townsville, now is the time to secure your spot to see some pretty fantastic local and international guests come on through.
Ever since they decided to team up and form Carmada, there has a been a huge energetic and creative pulse surging from LDRU and Yahtzel. Their joint project started out in the hazy surrounds of the Tipi Forest at last year's Splendour In The Grass and now they are one of the most exciting local acts on this year's Groovin The Moo. Come April and May, the duo will be performing a round of sideshows with special guest Kilter to really make their mark.
Australia's huge regional touring festival, Groovin the Moo, has dropped its line up this morning, sure to rev festival punters up into a tizz. Last year saw GTM introduce a South Australian leg to the tour and in 2015, the Oakbank Racecourse in the Adelaide Hills is where GTM will start. Kicking off on ANZAC Day, the likes of A$AP Ferg, Hilltop Hoods, Broods and more will perform around the country at venues in Bunbury, Bendigo, Canberra, Maitland and finally Townsville. Like most years, tickets for Groovin the Moo tend to fly out the window, so keep an eye on sale dates and jump up on em!
The biggest music international music conference of the year, South by Southwest (SXSW) has been busy sifting through the world wide music scene and picked up over 170 new acts who will be showcasing at the event in March. The SXSW crew will be confirming more acts and sessions every day between now and the event, but as it stands the line up of music acts is - as always - epic. In addition to these new acts, SXSW has also confirmed 12 new, engaging sessions for their traditional Music Conference.
Yahtzel and LDRU have had a golden summer bromance dropping in on one another sets and sharing bills across 2014. It became almost inevitable that the pair drawn together through a love for hip-hop beats and house production would eventually begin to release material together. The first drop 'The Only One' was released under the combined title LDRU & Yahtzel dipped into their shared love of lush, almost rainforest inspired beats. It felt like a logical progression of what the two artists had been doing.
The second annual Mountain Sounds Festival has announced its first artists confirmed for the February 2015 event! The boutique event has secured some amazing Australian talent for the event, taking place at the Mt Penang Parklands, with more to be announced in December. Catering to music lovers across the board, Mountain Sounds is a guaranteed party, with onsite camping facilities available, punters don't have to worry about travelling from the Central Coast back to Sydney or elsewhere in NSW.
Carmada is the new joint project from young local producers Yahtzel and LDRU, delivering a sound which is completely in line with the trends in electronica music today. A delicate soft sample gives way to an explosive round of chaotic dubstep-like bass in first single "Maybe", giving us a drop that will undoubtedly steal the show when they give their debut performance - as Carmada - at this year's Stereosonic. This is off their debut EP Realise which will be released on the 14th of November.