Stone Music Festival Day 2 continues with a huge lineup consisting of acts such as Gypsies And Gentlemen, Illumination Road, The Hiding, Mark Seymour, Mark Moroney, Shannon Noll, Chase The Sun, Diesel, Dallas Frasca, Guy Sebastian, Stone Parade, Icehouse, London Cries and the headliner Billy Joel (pictured above). Photos by Johnny Au
The lineup for Australia’s first Stone Music Festival just keeps getting bigger! The festival’s local offerings recently got another boost with 2012 musicOz Award winners Stone Parade joining the festival line up: With Van Halen, Buckcherry, Kings of Chaos and Billy Joel to name a few.
Tickets for the two day festival at Sydney’s ANZ stadium (April 20 and 21) are available now from $129 a day.
In this issue: Mark Seymour and The Undertow Tour Launch, Obituary bring Rotting Slowly in Australia tour to Melbourne, A Hits and Pits Sideshow, Alison Wonderland to play the Espy, Harmony single launch, Sons of Rico’s album launch, Weekender – Stone Roses warm up, The Messengers release new single and EP, The Delta Riggs launch party, Hiatus Kaiyote US Tour Fundraiser, Patrick James EP launch, David Olney debuts down under and Vance Joy EP launch tour.
Plenty of news from the industry circles this week, mainly in the opportunity area, with a chance to get grants galores care of The Hilltop Hoods or The Australia Council for the Arts. Push Songs also are giving a chance to get songwriting tips and advice for aspiring musicians. Also, CMJ applications have opened and Simon Crean appoints a new director of Sounds Australia. All this, and a historic event in the ARIA charts on The State Of Affairs this week.
After a week away, it’s time now to delve into what’s been happening in the world of industry once again. This week: conferences ahoy! The ARIA Week announces its events prior to its big awards show, and Gossling gets signed to Dew Process, plus more.
Looks like the weather isn't going to stop Brisbane's Laneway from going ahead, and rest assured music-goers will get their thrills from an array of amazing talents at this year's summer festivals! Here'e the latest festival news:
A new summer festival, the Riverboats Music Festival has been announced! Featuring a veritable who's who of the Australian music scene, the lineup includes Tex Perkins And The Band Of Gold, Colin Hay, The Bamboos, Mark Seymour, Mick Thomas' Roving Commission, Vika And Linda Bull, Lanie Lane, The Audreys, Clairy Brown and The Bangin' Rackettes, Benny Walker, Ryan Meeking and The Bride Stripped Back.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band & Abbey Road - they are, quite simply, the two most iconic albums of rock's golden age. This August, they will come to life for the first time in history in the hands of a 17-piece band and six of our most accomplished rock performers.
So let us introduce to you -
MARK SEYMOUR: Enigmatic singer-songwriter and mercurial former front man of pub rock legends, Hunters & Collectors, now with a clutch of acclaimed solo albums to his credit.
Sydney venue The Basement recently played host to Abby Dobson (formerly of Leonardo's Bride) and an Australian legend. Mark Seymour (formerly of Hunters and Collectors) took to the stage one night ahead of the release of his new album 'Undertow' to play a set of triumphant new songs, and timeless classics. Setlist included.