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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.

The Top 5 Performances from the 2014 Meredith Music Festival!

Tell you what, it was a bloody good feeling returning to the ‘Sup for my second Meredith Music Festival. In her 24th year, the demand to visit Aunty Meredith continues to outweigh ticket supply and with a no dickheads policy, a nude sprint race, BYO tinnies and couches, it’s not that hard to see why. This year was no exception, particularly with such a stellar line up boasting the likes of The War On Drugs, De La Soul and Factory Floor but for me, there were 5 standout acts that made my Meredith experience THAT much better.

Conor Oberst, Bernard Fanning, Sarah Blasko and more head up the Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series next year.

The Melbourne Zoo has announced their biggest Twilight Series yet today, with a stomper line up of artists set to perform in amongst the unique environment which is the Melbourne Zoo itself. Under the stars, with the animals around, the following Australian and international musicians will perform some of the most memorable shows you're likely to see come summer 2015.

The Church set to headline the 2014 Mullum Music Festival!

The Mullum Music Festival will be celebrating its seventh year in style, with another great line up for the November event! Headlining a festival featuring over 80 international and Australian bands will be The Church, who will be performing with the new line up and tunes fans have been hanging out for!

Queenscliff Music Festival announces lineup for 2014!

The Queenscliff Music Festival has produced yet another great lineup for 2014! From acts like The Jezabels to Xavier Rudd, the festival is set to impress crowds for another year. The QMF's reputation for providing festival audiences with an unique and intimate festival experience continues to grow strong in 2014, and the below selection of artists only plays into this special atmosphere!

Gig Announcements: Melbourne and VIC - August 16th 2013

The Bombay Royale

In this issue: The Bombay Royale staging a hometown gig, Delsinki Records launching their new single, Les Thomas launching Survivor's Tales in September, The Dames launching their debut album; De La Soul returning to Melbourne, Indian Red will launch their EP at the Workers Club, Swervedriver add second Melbourne show to tour, Joe Creighton taking on Van Morrison in September, Snarksi v Snarski at the Flying Saucer Club, Cosmo Jarvis will bring Australian tour through to Melbourne, Bitch Prefect launching "Adelaide" in September, Vika and Linda performing at the Yarraville Club, Zomby playing debut Melbourne gig in September, Dustin Tebbutt launching new single at the Workers Club and Tanya Batt is set to perform at the Toff In Town.

Photo Gallery: Womadelaide - Botanic Park (9-12.03.12)

Celebrating 20 year of music, arts and dance, Womadelaide brings together people of all ages for a four day festival of sounds and colour. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to capture the spirit of the event.