Whilst the standout act for this weekend appeared to be Mother Nature and her thirst for dehydration and sweat, Austin City Limits in Texas still brought a collection of the worlds Music Powerhouses together to get bodies jumping this weekend. Today, Geoffrey D'Unienville takes us through this experiences and delivers his six highlights of the weekend - the acts destined for big things, and the ones who rocked it...
US late night talk shows are a showcase of all-things celebrity, politics, humor, comedy and music. They are often treated as the final thing we see before we go to sleep. With The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuting in the same 11:30pm slot opposite Kimmel and Fallon – all shows were keen to pull out the big guns in the hope of attracting/retaining viewers.
Enjoy these photos from the final day of the second and final weekend of Austin City Limits in Texas, featuring headliners Florence + The Machine, The Decemberists, Hozier, Of Monsters and Men and more - alongside Australia's own Vance Joy (pictured) and Sheppard!
South Americans are in for a treat at next year's Lollapalooza, with Eminem, Florence + The Machine, Jack Ü, Mumford & Sons, and a slew of other high profile artists announced to perform at the run of two day events happening in three cities across the region.
From the final day of Lollapalooza for 2015, Daniel Boczarski brings us photos of headliners Florence + The Machine alongside the likes of FKA Twigs, Twenty One Pilots, Angus and Julia Stone, DMA's, Alison Wonderland and many more! Check out the gallery here:
Lollapalooza is now two days and nights down, with Metallica headlining the Grant Park festival on Saturday evening. With recent Australian visitors Florence + The Machine set to bring it home on Sunday, the final day, it's safe to say that Lolla has done it up right for its 2015 event. We continue our look at the program day-by-day and bring you five bands that aren't to be missed, other than the flame-haired headliner, of course!
Photo Credit: Andrew Wade
Day two of Splendour in the Grass was full of big moments spread throughout the entire day, the biggest unsurprisingly being headliner Florence & The Machine. Rain didn't play a factor at all, though the mud situation only slightly improved from piles and piles of wood chips scattered around the grounds to make for helpful paths, particularly in the area in front of the main entrance which was second in thickness only to the entire space between the Mix-Up Stage and Red Bull Music Academy.
English superstars Florence and The Machine performed a special one-off performance at the iconic Mrs Macquarie's Chair overlooking Sydney Harbour for Channel V to promote their latest album "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful". Photos by Johnny Au.
Photo by Johnny Au.
When it’s Splendour In The Grass time of the year we’re often graced with phenomenal sideshows. Or in this case bonus promotional super secret gigs put on by the awesome Channel [v]. And this one was no exception, the dreamy Florence + The Machine were to perform a short set for us at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, right on the tip of the Botanic Gardens jutting out into the Sydney Harbour. News having reached punters ears earlier in the day that Florence would be returning to our shores in November for an arena tour.
Florence + The Machine haven't even kicked off their current Australian run of shows yet but already, they've gone and impressed their many fans out this way by announcing that they'll be back for an extended run of shows later in the year! The British act's shows in Melbourne and Sydney as part of their trip to Australia for Splendour sold out in minutes following a ticket allocation via ballot system being carried out, ensuring that hardcore fans secured the chance to see Florence and co in some brilliant settings. This November tour extends the invite to fans in Brisbane and Perth as well, and we're expecting the tickets to fly just as fast.
Over 8 days, 100,000 passionate music lovers got together to experience music, camping culture, art, community, charity and sustainability at the Roskilde Festival. There were different zones around the festival including: street city, graffiti zone, art zone and Dream City. Roskilde Festival is about 30 kilometers from Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, and after being built, this temporary city becomes the 4th largest in Denmark. Although I only attended one day, I couldn't help but get swept up in the vibe...
Aussie Florence + The Machine fans who missed out on tickets to the original Splendour in the Grass sideshows have a last shot to get their mitts on them, with a final release going on sale tomorrow morning. The gigs in Melbourne and Sydney were originally balloted shows, with fans entering a system to get tickets, but with an unprecedented number of people registering in the ballot, heaps missed out. The organisers are stoked to have this last batch go on sale Friday morning, though the number is extremely limited.
Ethereal Splendour headliner Florence & The Machine has added a second Sydney show to the limited run of sideshows being scheduled for this month. To celebrate the release of How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, this exclusive event will be an intimate show, strictly for the fans, in a secret Sydney location on Friday 24th July.
It's that time of the year where everyone takes a look through their new record collections and if you're like us, you're wondering just how it's possible so much good music has been released in 2015 already! We asked our contributors to give us their favourite albums of 2015 as of this halfway point and as the results show, there's definitely some musical gold in the ranks. Take a look at the first installment of the AU's 'Top 20 Records of 2015 So Far'...
Florence Welch, of Florence And The Machine, is like some kind of post-modern Stevie Nicks in her explicit witch phase. She's like a Southern Gothic Persephone, and she writes these orchestral, sprawling albums about devils and goddesses and dreams and feelings so deep, so dark and so complex that they can only be conveyed via organ music complete, of course, with a 100 piece gospel chorus. She's the aural representation of an aesthetic tumblr blog.