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Festival Review: Big Day Out - Arena Joondalup, Perth (02.02.14)

Big Day Out and Perth have had a pretty strained relationship in recent years, with venue changes, reduced line-ups and poor ticket sales. This year was no different, with Blur dropping out, and continued tensions between organisers and local councils prompting a last minute change in venues and the announcement by AJ Maddah that it would be the last time the event would come to Perth.

Live Review: The Lumineers + Stelth Ulvang - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (28.01.14)

They’re currently skyrocketing in popularity, and those who weren’t over at the QANTAS Credit Union Arena (formerly Sydney Entertainment Centre) checking out Arcade Fire were those who snapped up tickets to a sold out show at the Enmore Theatre to see The Lumineers.

Photo Gallery: Big Day Out Part 2 - Sydney Showground (26.01.14)

Part 2 of our Sydney Big Day Out festival photo gallery includes Beady Eye, CSS, Deftones, Ghost, Major Lazer, Snoop Lion, The Hives (pictured above), The Lumineers and Vista Chino. Photos by Johnny Au.

the AU interview at Big Day Out: Neyla Pekarek of The Lumineers (Denver, Colorado)

the AU review, in collaboration with Curve Lurve - the McGrath Foundation's initiative to get more young people to be breast aware - sits down with Neyla Pekarek from Colorado's The Lumineers to talk about the successes of their debut record, their plans for the year ahead and their next record, experiences in Australia and at the Big Day Out and more!

Festival Review: Big Day Out Gold Coast - Metricon Stadium (19.01.14)

Big Day Out is a day of fun in the sun. In fact, it’s mostly a lot of hot, humid sun for Gold Coast. But the bands at Metricon Stadium try their best to balance it out with fun too. This year the lineup definitely achieved that and more.

Live Review: The Lumineers + The Good Ship - The Tivoli, Brisbane (18.01.14)

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Saturday night saw crowds descend on The Tivoli to see The Lumineers’ Big Day Out sideshow, ahead of their performance today at the Gold Coast.

Photo Gallery: The Lumineers + The Good Ship - The Tivoli, Brisbane (18.01.14)

The Lumineers warmed up for their Gold Coast Big Day Out set with a side show at Brisbane's Tivoli, joined by locals The Good Ship. Heath Carney brings us these photos.

Big Day Out Sideshows: The Lumineers to take on Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Having already quite the impression on Australian audiences, The Lumineers are going to be continuing this positive impact, with THREE special Big Day Out sideshows scheduled for their Australian trip in January. The band will be bringing their live shows through to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, where audiences will have the chance to get their sing along on to all the hits.

Feature: Big Day Out 2014 Lineup Speculation - Part Two

With Splendour in the Grass safely in the bag for another year, our festival-wearied eyes now turn back to the Big Day Out, whose lineup for 2014 is set to be officially released this week. Touted as a 'lineup to top all Big Day Out lineups', rumours have been flying around quicker than Nui Te Koha at Triple M can break 'exclusive' lineup news. As July 31st nears, we've got some more predictions ready to fuel the gossip fire, having taken another look at le internets and following on from many-an indepth discussion on wishlists and logical tour schedules...

Photo Gallery: Byron Bay Bluesfest 2013 Day 5 Part 2 - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (01.04.13)

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2013 closes out Day 5 with another stellar lineup that includes Ben Howard, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Bonnie Raitt (pictured above), The Music Maker Blues Revue, Xavier Rudd, Paul Simon, The Lumineers, Melbourne Ska Orchestra and The Bamboos.

Live Review: Byron Bay Bluesfest Day Four - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (31.03.13)

Day Four of Bluesfest, on Easter Sunday, kicked off with a bang with an explosive performance by Mason Rock Band as they delivered raucous Aussie blues rock. Featuring an intense mix of percussion, double bass, guitars and boisterous vocals, the band played to a packed out tent filled with enthusiastic listeners. Bringing out a whole lot of cheek, these guys put on a stomping, all Aussie show.

Photo Gallery: Byron Bay Bluesfest Day 4 Part 2 - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (31.03.13)

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2013 Day 4 photo gallery continues with acts such as Bettye Lavette, Rufus Wainwright, The Lumineers, Fat Freddy's Drop and The Cat Empire (pictured above). Photos by Johnny Au

Live Review: The Lumineers - The Corner Hotel (29.03.13)

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The beginning of the Easter long weekend kicks off with a rollicking show from Denver band The Lumineers. Performing as a sideshow to their Bluesfest appearance, this is yet another sold out show for the effervescent trio.

Tour Updates: National - February 12

In this issue: Birds of Tokyo add final shows to their tour; Josh Groban adds second Sydney show; Wild Nothings name support groups; The Lumineers change a date and venue; Pennywise set date for Adelaide show; Tim Rogers and The Bamboos’ tickets selling fast; Tex Napalm and Dimi Dero have added a new show and band member for Australia tour; Big scary joins Mutemath on the road and The Neville Staple Band cancels shows.

The State of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: 29th January 2013

Festivals in Australia are going through many a-drama, as Rainbow Serpent Festival survives, while Peats Ridge dyes. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis continue to grip tighter on the upper echelons of the ARIA Charts, and all the news from the Tamworth Country Music Awards, all in this weeks State Of Affairs.