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Festival Review: The Falls Music and Arts Festival, Day Three - Marion Bay, Tasmania (31.12.13)

New Years Eve is a time for celebration and, unless you’re headed to some exotic overseas location, there are few better ways to celebrate than with your closest friends, 12 000 neighbours and some of the biggest artists the world over. True, The Wombats may have missed the official countdown in Marion Bay, but then there’s nothing like a bit of confusion and chaos to kick off the new year with a bang.

First artist announcement for the 2013 Falls Music and Arts Festival revealed; The Roots, Solange amongst those to play for the first time!

As we head ever nearer to the end of the year, the good folk who run the annual Falls Festival in Lorne, Marion Bay and now Byron Bay, have announced who will be flying to Australia to spend the New Year period with us. The festival, headlined last year by Irish trio Two Door Cinema Club and featured the likes of DZ Deathrays, The Hives and The Flaming Lips, has brought some impressive talent with its first artist announcement.

New Music Video: Hanni El Khatib - "Pay No Mind" (2013)

Hanni El Khatib has released the official video for his single, "Pay No Mind", from the album Head In The Dirt, out now.

Album Review: Hanni El Khatib - Head in the Dirt (2013 LP)

Hanni El Khatib's second album Head in the Dirt delivers some sexy riffs and a pounding garage rock sound. But what else should you expect from an album produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys?

Live Review: Peats Ridge Festival - Glenworth Valley (29, 30 & 31.12.11)

Now in its 8th year, the Peats Ridge Festival seems to be getting bigger and bigger. World renowned as one of the leading sustainability events, "Peats" is one of the must do NYE events on most of Australian bucket lists. A gathering for all things eclectic, the event creates a environment like no other.

the AU interview in Los Angeles: Hanni El Khatib (USA)

Filmed at the Snake Pit in Los Angeles while we were in town for Culture Collide, Larry chats to LA local Hanni El Khatib about his upcoming Australian tour (Peats Ridge / Pyramid Rock + FBi Social in Sydney 29th December and The Tote in Melbourne NYD), performing with Wanda Jackson in Switzerland, his new record Will The Guns Come Out and more.

Hanni El Khatib announced New Years tour dates

Very Handsome newcomer Hanni El Khatib is headed to Australia, celebrating the release of his debut album Will The Guns Come Out.

the AU interview: Hanni El Khatib (Los Angeles, USA)

I took a bit of time out to speak to Hanni El Khatib earlier this week. A real nice guy, making some really amazing music, while being so very humble about it all. Here is what he had to say about his up-coming trip down under.

Whereabouts are you now?

I'm in LA, home on break for this past week.

Have you been busy with shows in the past couple of days?

We were just in Europe and in Canada.

How was that?

Photo Gallery: SXSW Day 1 - Laneway Festival Presents Austin Or Bust - Mohawk Indoor Stage (16.03.11)

Laneway Festival made its way to SXSW with its first ever showcase performance at Mohawk in Austin. Acts included Jamie Woon, Washington, The Holidays, Hanni El Khatib and The Jezabels.

Laneway Festival announce all the details of their mammoth SXSW Party in Austin, Texas

One week out from SXSW, the St. Jerome's Laneway Festival is pleased to announce details of its day party, held in conjunction with with North American agency The Windish Agency, independent UK promoter Eat Your Own Ears and the Austinist, Austin’s best online publication.