The latest addition to Australia's ever-growing crop of boutique festivals, PANAMA, has just gotten bigger! The Tasmanian festival, set to go down on March 8 and 9 this year, is going to be quite the intimate and secluded affair, as far as festivals go. With only 1000 tickets being made available, PANAMA is set to offer punters quite the unique experience; spending two days with some amazing acts, pop up cabarets, storytelling sessions and more!
In this issue: Action Bronson joins The Rapture 2014 line up, Patrick James announces tour supports, The Bamboos announce support for their national tour, Birds of Tokyo announce Guineafowl as tour supports, Half Moon Run announce Tigertown support for Australian tour, Rudi Thompson joins The Members tour line up, Passenger’s Australian tour has sold out; Indent announce supports for Spit Syndicate, Forever Came Calling postpone Australian tour, Mac Demarco announces more shows, Eros Ramazzotti cancels Brisbane show, Australian Girls Choir join Celtic Woman on tour and Leonard Cohen has important changes for Melbourne and Sydney tour dates.
The mood at BIGSOUND early this morning was notably more sombre in comparison with the exciting flurry of activity of the previous day. More than a few people were nursing the aftermath of a big night with the help of coffees, energy drinks and sneaky naps in the foyer. Thankfully for those who managed to get there in time, the morning began with a Q&A with Amanda Palmer, an event that has certainly been one of the highlights of the conference. In an interview with Mikey Cahill, Palmer talked extensively about Kickstarter, her poem about the Boston bomber, feminism, her new band, record and touring.
Carriageworks will be hosting one hell of a night when they present 'At First Sight' on July 20 and have released the names of the talented folk set to take part! The line-up is cutting edge and features the following:
SUPER WILD HORSES
DJs set to do their thing at the gig and record fair include:
NOISE IN MY HEAD
SMOKIE LA BEEF
Pictured: Bat For Lashes
Saturday started out much like the night before ended for many punters; hectic. By that I mean at 9:45 when I woke up one of the poles of my (brand new) tent had broken due to stress from the wind, one of our campsites gazebos had also broken under stress and the other one had just uplifted and flown away. Needless to say I spent the first part of my morning trying to fix my tent and putting extra pegs anywhere I could to help support it. With the wind also came dust, and lots of it. Everything uncovered was quickly coated with a thin layer of the orange substance making for some haggard looking morning after campers.
The madness that is SXSW is gearing up once again and the huge music and industry conference has revealed the first round of artists, whose appplications to showcase at the festival next year, have been successful.
The Australian artists heading to Texas for SXSW next year include:
Something For Kate
The program for this year's Melbourne Music Week has been released, featuring some excellent talent! With tickets on sale now, here are just some of the fantastic artists who are set to take part in Melbourne Music Week!
Floating Points (UK)
Housse de Racket (FRA)
Kirin J Callinan
Matias Aguayo (CHL)
Richard Devine (USA)
The line up for the Laneway Festival has been released for another year, with 30 acts from Australia and around the globe set to tour the country in 2013. With last year's festival featuring the likes of M83, Active Child and The Horrors, music lovers can catch the stylings of the following bands in a laneway setting near them in February next year.
2013 ST. JEROME'S LANEWAY FESTIVAL LINE UP
BAT FOR LASHES
After a leak made its way to the internet and was quickly taken down last night, the people behind the Meredith Music Festival have officially released the line up for the 2012 edition!
Promising a line up not to be forgotten, this year's Meredith Festival will be headlined by Primal Scream. Last seen in the country touring Screamadelica, Primal Scream are acid-rock pioneers and will no doubt go down extremely well at Meredith's 'supernatural' ampitheatre.
In this issue: Seekae sells out Melbourne show, Twerps sell out ALL shows, Children Collide announce new shows, Ben Harper to have an acoustic evening with Canberra and many more!
SEEKAE SELLS OUT FIRST SHOW AT CORNER HOTEL, ADDS A SECOND SHOW!
In this issue: Demian, Clever Austin & Kirkis debut gig at The Workers Club, Dune set to launch single in Melbourne and Sydney, Mr. Maps out on short tour and more...
DEMIAN, CLEVER AUSTIN & KIRKIS DEBUT SHOW AT THE WORKERS CLUB