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The Lulu Raes, Waax, Skegss and more pack out the second line-up announcement for Festival of the Sun

The second artist announcement for Festival of the Sun has been announced. The Lulu Raes, Polish Club, Skegss, The Owls, Dusty Boots, Ziggy Alberts, Waax, Jeremy Neale, A.D.K.O.B, Low Lux, Woodlock, Twin Haus, Wish, Royal Chant and The Mountains are all set to make an appearance at this year's event. Click through for all the details.

The AU's 15 Best Performances of BIGSOUND 2015


Pictured: WAAX

The Brisbane based music festival and BIGSOUND has come and gone for another year, but the amazing performances we saw have stuck with us for the days since. We've spend the weekend reflecting on all the incredible showcases we saw, and now we're bringing you our list of the 15 best... in no particular order they are:

BIGSOUND Live: Highlights of Night One - Part Three (09.09.15)

Every year as September rolls around, Brisbane opens up it’s arms and takes Australia’s youngest up and coming musical talents into a warm, boozy embrace. An all you can eat musical buffet of 150 bands across 15 stages was presented for punters to feast on as the sun went down over the Fortitude Valley skyline.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: July 31st - August 2nd.


Photo Credit: XRAY DOLL

And just like that, we're knocking on August's door. While we try to wrap out minds around that fact, some kickass bands are getting ready to tear up venues around the joint this weekend. Get out there and support your locals!

Flight Facilities announced to headline the Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival!

The Sunshine Coast's Horton Park Golf Course will host the Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival this year and already, it was looking like a good time to be heading east, with a line up boasting the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, Gang of Youths, Alpine and more. Not a bad way to spend a day out, right? Well today, the organisers have announced that their as-of-now secret headliner is going to be in the form of Sydney-based duo Flight Facilities! Book yo tickets, book yo flights.

Music Video of the Day: WAAX “I For An Eye” (2015)

WAAX are Brisbane’s loudest and most energetic band around at the moment, and they’ve just put out a video for their new single "I For an Eye”. The DIY video is visually stunning, capturing a twisted storyline as well as a taste of the bands intense performance style. Check it out here:

Frenzal Rhomb, Andy Bull and more lead 2015 Red Deer Festival line up!

The Red Deer Festival is bringing a great camping festival environment once more this year, with the likes of Frenzal Rhomb, Andy Bull (pictured) and Salmonella Dub Soundsystem headlining the artist line up! Transforming the Red Deer ampitheatre into a melting pot of musical sounds from both established and emerging bands, punters will have the opportunity to see their favourites play while also discovering some of the best new artists Queensland currently has to offer.

Single of the Day: WAAX “I For An Eye” (2015)

Rarely does a recording capture the energy of a band like WAAX. The Brisbane 4-piece have just put out their new single “I For An Eye” and it’s an intense, driving fuzz rock piece. This new one comes with the announcement of some shows along the East Coast to launch the single, which you can listen to here:

Gang of Youths, Holy Holy, Timberwolf & more featured on first official BIGSOUND artist announcement!

BIGSOUND has named the first 50 artists for the 2015 live program and for another year, Brisbane looks to become a buzzing hive of excellent live music in September! BIGSOUND Live sees 14 music venues through the Valley taken over by some impressive line ups of bands from around Australia and abroad over two nights for what has become Australia's biggest gathering of industry and music fans. Last year's BIGSOUND program was hectic, showcasing some diverse and brilliant talent - both emerging and established - and this year is going to be no different.

New Music Video: WAAX "Wisdom Teeth" (2014)

Brisbane's WAAX have really broken out as a band we've been digging through this last half of the year. Highly energetic and dynamic live performers, WAAX were a highlight of BIGSOUND for many and have continued to impress on the live stage since. Their debut single "Wisdom Teeth" now has a great film clip to accompany and it's a perfect example of the fun and ferocity the band brings to their music.

WAAX announce debut tour and partnerships with Mucho Bravado & Select Music!

Brisbane's WAAX have been turning heads for a little while now, but with their debut single and tour set to fully land the band on the radars of many, WAAX are coming out strong in revealing their team behind all the official stuff. Working with the dream partnership that is Mucho Bravado and Select Music, the five piece are definitely in good hands. Having already shared the stages with the likes of Stonefield and White Lung, WAAX are going to be getting all up in your grill this month and in December.

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: WAAX (Brisbane)

Larry Heath sat down with WAAX at BIGSOUND last month to talk about their live gigs, Triple J Unearthed discovery, their new single "Wisdom Teeth" and the hopes of future touring. Watch the full chat here.

Photo Gallery: The A-Z of BIGSOUND 2014 (Part two)

Photographer Johnny Au takes us to BIGSOUND in Brisbane with an A-Z of the best performances he captured from the week. In Part Two, we take you from Canada's Mise en Scene to Brisbane's own WAAX. OK, so we realise this is more a "A to W" than a literal "A to Z" but you get what we're trying to do here...

Festival Review: BIGSOUND Live - Night Two, Part Two ft. WAAX + Art of Sleeping + The Bennies + Airling + More... (11.09.14)

Day Two was another massive night, running around town catching new talent, and finding some real gems to savour. It was a night that included an array of different music genres ranging from loud hard rockers WAAX and punk act The Bennies, to the soothing soft vocals of Airling, to some country/folk tunes by the Pierce Brothers while Art Of Sleeping and Tin Sparrow brought us some sweet indie pop tunes.

BIGSOUND 2014 Photo Gallery: Pre-BIGSOUND Parties ft. Shihad + WAAX + Little Odessa + Ayla and more... (09.09.14)

Things got rolling early at BIGSOUND on Tuesday Night with the official opening party at the Brisbane Festival Spiegeltent, featuring performances from the Telstra Road to Discovery participants - plus we head over to check out Shihad as they perform their new record FVEY in full at The Zoo and enjoy the sweet sounds of the Mucho Bravado and Mushroom "Night Before Bigsound" parties, featuring Waax, Tin Sparrow, The Creases and more.