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FAT AS BUTTER

the AU interview at Fat as Butter: Elliott from The Rubens (NSW)

We catch up with Elliott from The Rubens at Fat as Butter Festival in Newcastle. We discuss their recent tour of America with Grouplove, the progress of a new album and what it's like to be nominated for a couple of ARIA awards.

the AU interview at Fat as Butter: Peking Duk (Canberra)

the AU review chats with the boys from Canberra's Peking Duk about their growing popularity, touring, being on the cover of The Music mag as well as the debut of the Duk Cannon.

the AU interview at Fat as Butter: Cosmo Jarvis (UK)

the AU review chats with the one and only Cosmo Jarvis, all the way from Devon in the UK. We talk to him about returning to Australia to play the Fat as Butter Festival, find out what he's been up to lately and much more!

Photo Gallery: Fat As Butter Part 2 - Camp Shortland, The Foreshore Newcastle (26.10.13)

Fat As Butter festival returns to Newcastle with a stellar local and international line up. Part 2 of our photo gallery includes Bliss N Eso, Boy & Bear (Pictured above), Dialectrix, Glass Towers, Goldfields, Gym Class Heroes, Matt Corby, Owl Eyes, Peking Duk, Spit Syndicate and The Ashton Shuffle. Photos by Johnny Au

Photo Gallery: Fat As Butter Part 1 - Camp Shortland, The Foreshore Newcastle (26.10.13)

Fat As Butter festival returns to Newcastle with a stellar local and international line up. Part 1 of our photo gallery includes Battleships, Bluejuice, British India, Cosmo Jarvis, James Osborn, Mickey Avalon, Super Best Friends, The Holidays, The M Machine, The Rubens and Willow Beats. Photos by Johnny Au

Fat As Butter announce the 'Night Express Pass'!

Before the festival kicks off this weekend, Fat As Butter have continued to roll out the goods in announcing a new initiative in the 'Night Express Pass'. This exclusive deal offers punters the chance to attend the night session of the festival (post 6pm) for a cheeky $75 plus booking fee.

the AU interview: Digitalism (Hamburg)

the AU sits down with Isi and Jence, otherwise known as Digitalism, ahead of their Fat As Butter appearance! Favourites to Australia and veterans of our festival circuit, their latest release and developing their famous live stage presence.

the AU interview: Booka Shade (Berlin)

Ahead of their return to Australia for Fat As Butter in Newcastle, as well as their own run of anticipated headline club shows, Booka Shade take some time out to tell us about their new album EVE, changes in the way they made the album and how their new live shows are coming together.

Fat As Butter drop first artist announcement; Gym Class Heroes, Matt Corby and more to appear in Newcastle.

The first artist announcement for the 2013 Fat As Butter festival has been revealed this morning, with some tasty, tasty international and Australian artists set to perform down on the Newcastle foreshore in October. With tickets for the festival becoming available from July 25th, punters can expect to see the following artists, plus more to be announced, at Fat As Butter this year...

Fat As Butter announces date for 2013 festival!

Fat As Butter is back for its sixth year in 2013 down at The Foreshore in Newcastle! In an exciting addition to proceedings, camping facilities have now been added to the FAB experience for the very first time ever. A edgy event that encompasses so much more than just music, Fat As Butter is a festival that guarantees great and memorable times, while bringing definite talent to this part of NSW in an unique live music experience.

the AU review Podcast: Pilot Episode ft. The Trouble With Templeton

Welcome to the pilot episode of the AU review Podcast! In this first issue we take you back to September's BIGSOUND conference and the Fat As Butter event in Newcastle. Enjoy chats with The Trouble With Templeton and more...

the AU interview at Fat as Butter: Brendan B Brown of Wheatus (USA)

Larry Heath chats to Wheatus' Brendan B. Brown at the 2012 Fat as Butter Music Festival in Newcastle, NSW, Australia, about "Teenage Dirtbag" 12 years on, their experiences in Australia and much more...

Camera: Johnny Au
Edit/Interview: Larry Heath

Live Review: Fat As Butter - The Foreshore Newcastle (22.09.12)

Three days after Fat As Butter, and I am still dazed about the whole thing. All the bands I saw were amazing and I seriously can't fault a single one of them. But the sound left a whole heap to be desired for a festival of its size, there was very little food, even less in the way of stores and the crowd was young, drunk, racist and mostly naked to put it nicely.

the AU interview at Fat as Butter: Hey Geronimo! (Brisbane)

We sit down with Peter and Greg from Brisbane up-and-comers Hey Geronimo! to talk about their debut EP and more...