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BEYOND THE VALLEY

Flight Facilities, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, RL Grime and more confirmed for Beyond the Valley!

The 2015 Beyond the Valley Festival has confirmed its line up of Australian and international artists today, along with details of its new location and event information - pack your bags for this one, it's going to be killer! The New Year's Eve party is going to be held amongst the lush surrounds of Lardner Park, only 90 minutes driving distance from Melbourne City, and will feature the likes of Northeast Party House, Jamie xx, Pusha T, RL Grime and more performing!

the AU interview: Andrew Szekeres of Midnight Juggernauts (Melbourne) talks Aerials EP and Beyond The Valley

the AU sat down and had a good long chat with Andrew Szekeres of Midnight Juggernauts ahead of their Beyond The Valley performance. Besides their new EP Aerials and collaboration for all proceeds of the EP to go to the Aboriginal benefits Foundation, we got talking about Google Maps’ slow loading time and even strange instruments of the sixties. Of all the things to discuss Andrew had some great comments on travel, music and what’s in store for Midnight Juggernauts.

Ivan Ooze (Melbourne) shares his top 5 tracks right now ahead of huge Australian tour dates!


Photo: Doug Bennett

Melbourne rapper Ivan Ooze is set to kick off a huge Australian run of dates next week, supporting the likes of Ice Cube and Cypress Hill before hitting up Beyond the Valley on Phillip Island at the end of the year! Following the release o his debut EP, Ringwood Rich, earlier in the year, things have been sweet for Ivan, who has today also released his new single, "Trippin'". He shares with us his five fave tracks at the minute before the chaos kicks off!

the AU interview: Simon Lam of Klo (Melbourne) talk about their new EP "Cusp" and Beyond The Valley NYE Festival

What have you and your cousin achieved to date? Taken your sweet little Gammy out to lunch? Maybe even put on a Christmas song and dance that you’re relatives politely cheered on? Whilst all admirable, you’ve got nothing on Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam of Klo.

the AU interview: Aluna Francis and George Reid of AlunaGeorge (London) talk Beyonce, Melbourne music and Beyond The Valley!

Skills for days and vibe that pays, Aluna Francis and George Reid melt together with an uncanny unison. The dynamic duo are brazenly putting a spin of their own on incandescent electro pop. Over the years, AlunaGeorge have steadily ascended with their standout R&B laced electronica, teaming catchy melodies with simple, but incredible production.