The past week or so has seen various parts of the country endure extreme weather conditions and suffer the effects of the brutal heat. Tasmania has been devastated by fires which have torn through their state; while the Falls Festival site at Marion Bay has remain undamaged, the staff were evacuated from the site last week. The site is now a declared safe zone, where locals, staff members and those who have been affected directly by the fires to see refuge.
The final day of the Falls Festival arrives and despite everyone being weary and dirty, the energy is still there. The Falls Fiesta parade at sunset is a highlight. The New Year is heralded in by Two Door Cinema Club on the Valley Stage and the fantastic Parachute Youth in the Grand Theatre. The party carried on till dawn, showing that the 20th anniversary of the Falls Festival was one to remember. Our photographer John Goodridge brings you these photos.
The third day of the Falls Festival sees bands such as Ash Grunwald, Cosmo Jarvis and Oh Mercy in the Grand Theatre and Boy and Bear, The Flaming Lips and Hot Chip on the Valley Stage. The Theatre reaches capacity for Flume later in the evening. Our photographer on the ground, John Goodridge was there to bring us some photos.
Day two of the Falls Festival and all the action is on the Valley Stage. The weather is warm and the crowd is primed for fun. Our photographer John Goodridge was in amongst it all and brings these photos...
Day one of the Lorne Falls Festival started with fun and games. Imagine sack races, sock wrestling, faces painted with peanut butter and Vegemite... not to mention music from Muscles, The Bamboos and more. John Goodridge was our man on the scene and brings us these photos...
In this issue: A slew of artists set for Soundwave sideshows, Holy Other & High Highs announce Laneway Festival sideshows and much more!
While travelling around India, Larry sat down with the five bands who were participating in OzFest's Aussie BBQ series around the country. In the third part of this series, Larry chat's with Joe, the bassist of Sydney's Jinja Safari, who talk us through their experiences in Incredible India, their forthcoming record, playing Falls Festival later this year and more...
With their Australian tour around the corner - including a newly announced date in Byron Bay (see below) - Baltimore, Maryland's Beach House have just released a music video for their track "Wild", off of their acclaimed album Bloom. Enjoy the video below!
The multi-talented musicians that make up Melbourne soul-funk group The Bamboos will be on their way to Lorne to perform at this year's Falls Festival at the end of the year. I chat with the band's main man and guitarist, Lance Ferguson, about the hectic year The Bamboos have had with the release of their latest album Medicine Man and what they're looking to towards next year.
Thanks for the chat Lance, how has your morning been?
Heading into the weekend, I caught up with Regular John's guitarist and vocalist Ryan Adamson for a bit of an interview about the band's latest record Strange Flowers and their recent addition to the Falls Festival. Read on to see what he thinks of Regular John's recent recording process and which he'd rather, being stuck in a studio, or being onstage.
In this issue:Locals added to Falls Music & Arts Festival, Harbourlife selling out, Stereosonic adds another stage to Brisbane, Compressorhead added to Big Day Out 2013 and more!
Locals added to Falls Music & Arts Festival
This year, Falls Music & Arts Festival is celebrating its 20th and 10th anniversary at Lorne and Marion Bay.