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Angus & Julia Stone, Jon Hopkins, Four Tet and more named on this year's Lost Paradise line up!

This year's Lost Paradise festival is set to be fantastic, with the official first artist announcement being revealed. The three day camping festival is going to be held in the Glenworth Valley over New Year's, offering festival goers a special experience of live music, arts, some brilliant food and drink options and more to bring in 2016 in unique style. Confirmed to perform and DJ at Lost Paradise this year are acts including Angus & Julia Stone, Jamie xx, Four Tet, Tkay Maidza, Jon Hopkins and more - the full line up can be viewed below!

Flight Facilities, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, RL Grime and more confirmed for Beyond the Valley!

The 2015 Beyond the Valley Festival has confirmed its line up of Australian and international artists today, along with details of its new location and event information - pack your bags for this one, it's going to be killer! The New Year's Eve party is going to be held amongst the lush surrounds of Lardner Park, only 90 minutes driving distance from Melbourne City, and will feature the likes of Northeast Party House, Jamie xx, Pusha T, RL Grime and more performing!

Laura Marling, The Fall, Kiasmos and more featuring on Melbourne Festival's 30th anniversary music program!

The 2015 Melbourne Festival announcement has arrived today and in celebrating 30 years, the program is indeed reflective of a well-loved and respected event on the Australian arts calendar. From highly anticipated live shows from the likes of Laura Marling and The Fall, through to a brilliantly cast tribute performance to Patti Smith's Horses, the Melbourne Festival this year is going to have people talking for sure.

Splendour Sideshow Review: MS MR + George Maple - Metro Theatre, Sydney (25.07.15)

Photo taken at 170 Russell, Melbourne by Rebecca Houlden

MS MR returned to Sydney to play a Splendour in the Grass sideshow to adoring fans at The Metro Theatre.

Live Review: George Maple + Moon Holiday - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (24.04.15)

George Maple has spent a lot of time lending her talents to other artists projects. Her vocals and writing credits have appeared on various other peoples projects. Her vocals forming the central appeal of tracks for producers both home and abroad. Her soulful and sultry vocal sidling perfectly onto Snakehips "On & On" and appearing on songs for Future Classic Labelmates Flume and Flight Facilities.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: April 24th - April 26th.

As most of the country starts heading into its wintry phase, Sydney recovers from the 'Super Storm' and the rest of us begin rugging up as we look towards the mid-year mark, there are a great deal of tours preparing to kick off. Before Splendour in the Grass mania descends on the east coast, we've still got the mammoth Groovin' the Moo tour to get underway, with some fab local and international talent gearing up to hit regional areas over the past few weeks. Our gig guide this weekend features some of the artists on the tour, with some other gems we think are worth a look.

the AU interview at SXSW: George Maple (Sydney) talks living in LA, Future Classic and more

2015 will no doubt be George Maple’s year. The Future Classic star first won fans nationally in 2014 with her debut EP Vacant Space and had everyone singing along to lead single ‘Talk Talk’. Now the singer-songwriter is making waves overseas, grabbing the attention of music heavyweights in Los Angeles, San Diego and New York City.

Photo Highlights from The Aussie BBQ at SXSW 2015 ft. Hiatus Kaiyote, Steve Smyth, The Gooch Palms, Ball Park Music & more!

The Aussie BBQ returned to Brush Park on Friday, taking over the East and West sides of the venue to bring a day full of incredible Australian acts. Sosefina already brought you the full live review, but now here are some photo highlights from the day. First up, we start with the BBQ itself, supplied this year by Franks Sausages. It was delicious.

SXSW Live Music Review: The Aussie BBQ ft. The Delta Riggs, REMI, Steve Smyth & more - Brush Square Park (21.03.15)

The Aussie BBQ returned to Brush Square Park this year, the 2015 edition of the SXSW event bringing the likes of The Delta Riggs, Tigertown, Hiatus Kaiyote to two tents set up on the east and west sides of the park. While last year's Aussie BBQ battled the fire marshal, the main element set against us was the first big day of consistent rain in Austin this SXSW - the weather didn't hamper the mood much however, with the beers and BBQ food continuing to prove popular with those in attendance.

George Maple announces Australian tour dates off back of new single "Where You End And I Begin"!

The stunning George Maple has dropped a fantastic new single in "Where You End And I Begin" today, as well as a run of tour dates we're so excited to see! The Future Classic goddess crafted the track with Philadelphia rapper Grande Marshall and is sultry as all hell - a perfect track to get you hyped for Maple's upcoming tour dates.

Jack Daniel's Future Legends launching 'Local Live at FBi' in Sydney this week!

Local Live at FBi, the new series backed by Jack Daniel's Future Legends, launches in the Sydney tomorrow evening, with three excellent headline performances scheduled for their upcoming events! The intimate shows to be held at the station's new in-house live to air performance space will feature Tkay Maidza, Cloud Control and George Maple in some state of the art facilities. More events are still to be announced but as far as first announcements go, these sessions are a pretty sweet way to kick things off, no?

SAFIA, George Maple and more added to the SXSW Music programme!

In case you missed the news over the weekend, SXSW just keeps on getting bigger, with more names being added to the 2015 Music line up! While the likes of LOLAWOLF, Hudson Mohawke, Buck 65 and more are set to join in on the Austin party in March, we're excited to see some more of our fave Australian talent in SAFIA, George Maple, Steve Smyth and others also US-bound!

the AU review's 15 Australian artists to watch in 2015

It's that time again where we look ahead to the year, rather than backwards, and move through the Australian artists we think will make it big in 2015. Now, our definition of "big" doesn't mean a Gotye size explosion - we just think that by the end of this year, all these artists will be well known around the country... some even internationally. Of course, many are well on their way there already. If you look back at our lists from 2013 and 2012, you'll see that usually we're fairly on the ball here. So pay attention! And now, in no particular order:

New Music Video: George Maple "Vacant Space" (2014)

The intriguing George Maple has been turning heads through 2014 and it's no real surprise as to why. The 24 year old songstress has already dominated on live stages, risen to more popularity in appearing on Flume's "Bring You Down" track and now is continuing the momentum in producing some standout material of her own. New single "Vacant Space" is the title track from her debut EP, available now on Future Classic. The video is a cool shindig of a clip, with Maple appearing alongside her band Touch Sensitive and Julian Sudek.

FBi SMAC Awards nominees announced!

FBi Radio today announced the nominees for the 2014 SMAC Awards, celebrating Sydney's music, arts and culture industry for its 7th year! Recognising musicians, artists, restaurants, events and performers who have stood out in their artistic and business endeavours in Sydney in 2014, the SMAC Awards once again represent a diverse and incredibly talented bunch of trailblazers.