Though the 2012 event may be forever remembered as a return to the muddy Byron Bay site and a freak hail storm perhaps heralded by the loud rock of DZ Deathrays (who say their amps miraculously survived the on stage waterfall), ultimately it will be the music that we'll be talking about until the next Splendour rolls along - which we expect to be at their new, permanent, hopefully less muddy home.
Pictured: Josh Pyke at the Bob Dylan Tribute Night
Lizzie had a party at the palace for her 50th while Elton John celebrated by frocking up as Louis XI. Fast forward to 2012 and in Sydney a fine group of local musicians became tangled up in Bob Dylan to celebrate the golden anniversary of the genius’s debut. With a picturesque setting in the Opera House plus some more than capable hands and a perfect soundtrack, there was nothing left wanting from this honest and affectionate tribute show.
Attending a Finn brothers tribute concert guarantees a number of things. Firstly you are going to know all the songs; all killer, no filler. Secondly, your mum is either going to be jealous, or sitting next to you. And finally, you’re going to leave feeling quite patriotic in a Crowded-House-were-pretty-much-Australian kind of way.
Sydney Festival has announced the 2012 program for its next annual three-week celebration, January 7-29.
The enduring legacy and massive appeal of Tim and Neil Finn was celebrated with two smash hit albums; 2005’s She Will Have Her Way, and 2010’s He Will Have His Way. Now it’s time for the boys and girls to play together on They Will Have Their Way: The Songs of Tim & Neil Finn National Tour this November.
Holly Throsby is thriving. After steadily watching her musical career develop over the past few years, it is heartening to see the beautiful music being released on her new album, Team (release date 18th February).