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Secret Garden Festival announces full line up for 2015!

The Secret Garden Festival recently dropped the news that it had completely sold out all tickets for the 2015 festival, which was only testament to the event's continued popularity and faith from the loyal public who've backed it for so long. Today, the Sydney organisers dropped the full line up of artists set to perform and man, is it impressive. Over 60 bands and DJs will play over four stages at Secret Garden, promising to be the biggest outing of the festival yet. Both international and Australian talent will be represented well at the event, so if you've managed to nab yourself a ticket, you're definitely in a lucky crop!

the AU interview: Chelsea May Wheatley of Chela (Melbourne) talks Sugar Mountain Festival!

Electro pangs and slithers of disco, Chela is a force to be reckoned with. The Fremantle born songstress is keeping busy. Collaborations and tours are just a fraction of her creative outlet. Fresh back from the US, we caught up with Chela to talk Australian talent, the punk to pop progression and her fan girl expectations for 2015’s Sugar Mountain.

Single Stream: No Zu "Raw Vis Vision" (2014)

You need some more funky disco in your life, especially when it has made it's way onto a carefully curated compilation by Aussie treasures Cut Copy. The Melbourne wizards are set to release Oceans Apart in November, a compilation album full of tracks hand picked and mixed by the unstoppable band. Our first taste comes in the form of "No Vis Vision" by fellow Melbourne locals No Zu, and it's one big psych-disco trip, the kind you'll be making up dance moves to all summer festival season.

the AU interview: Pete Keen, Artist and Creative Director of SUGARYAMA (Melbourne)

SUGARYAMA is going to be launching with a bang, with a party down at Boney in Melbourne on Friday night! The international arts and music partnership program, also the 'little sister' of the Sugar Mountain Festival, is using the event as a fundraiser to get a selection of handpicked Melbourne musicians over the Festival NRML in Mexico early next year. Pete Keen, Artist and Creative Director of SUGARYAMA, tells us more about the program's inception and more.

Hand Games throwing 1st birthday events in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this April.

Hand Games have had a pretty epic year; the last 12 months have been full of parties, management, bookings and mixtapes and what better way to say 'happy birthday', than to through a celebratory mini-tour? The Hand Games mixtapes have clocked up a huge 14,500 hits in seven months and have seen the company work with over 75 Australian producers, an impressive feat by any standards. Join in on the party times if you're in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this April!

Live Review: Lost City feat. Thee Oh Sees + NOBUNNY + NO ZU + Oisima & more - Adelaide (01-03.02.13)

I’m writing this review after sleeping all day Monday thanks to being absolutely exhausted from the visual, aural and kinesthetic experience that was Lost City. A completely immersive experience that delighted the explorer in me, challenged my notions of “real” music, had me crawling in and out of a cardboard cubby house, face painted by a nine year old with a flashing fairy light hat and dancing until I couldn’t stand up.

Golden Plains Lucky Seven Line Up Revealed!

Joining a slew of epic festival announcements this year is Golden Plains. To be held in the majestic surrounds of the Meredith Supernatural Ampitheatre in March 2013, Golden Plains Lucky Seven will feature the music of the following artists:

CAT POWER
DINOSAUR JR
TALLEST MAN ON EARTH
GEORGE CLINTON AND PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC
THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION
PURITY RING
FLUME
MOODYMANN

Goodgod Long Birthday Nights Line Up Announced!

Sydney's premiere party house, the Goodgod Small Club, will be turning two this September and to celebrate, they've organised two epic parties to take place over the long weekend! Last year's Birthday Nights festival saw over 2000 people attend and won the Best Music Event award in FBi's SMAC Awards.

The line ups for this year's parties are amazing, check them out and mark the dates on your calendar!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Sugar Mountain Festival first line-up announcement.

Sugar Mountain Festival - Saturday 30th April 2011 - The Forum Theatre, Melbourne

FIRST LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT

The Sugar Mountain Festival will provide a welcome boost to Melbourne’s thriving arts scene on Sunday 30 April 2011.