The second day of the Southbound festival saw temperatures rise well past the coolness of the first day and had the majority of festival goers opting for the shade of the Share Stage.
Pictured: Two Door Cinema Club
Another year, another Southbound Festival and despite predictions of the opposite, attendance was up on last year, with the vast majority of the attendees opting to camp on site for the weekends festivities. Though this years line-up may not have been at its most buzz-worthy, it was still a fine collection of acts over the two days, with just enough variety to keep everybody happy.
In this issue: Stereosonic kicks off soon and some sideshows are announced, Rainy Day Women join Southbound, Kaskade is replaced at the Big Day Out and more!
Stereosonic releases sideshow details!
The Stereosonic music festival rolls out in all state capital cities except Tasmania this month and tickets are still available for all but the Sydney and Melbourne dates.
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 wait is finally over. Cosmo Jarvis is set to tour down under during the New Year rush. The singer is set to tour for only two weeks so be sure to book a date and experience the sheer talent firsthand of this young singer.
Adding to what is already an impressive line up, the crew behind the next edition of the Falls Festival have revealed the next round of artists to perform at both Marion Bay and Lorne over New Years! Plenty more acts are still to be announced, with tickets going on sale from 9am Wednesday.
Check out the recently revealed bands below:
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB (IRE)
THE HIVES (SWE)
DJANGO DJANGO (UK)
SHARON VAN ETTEN (USA)
Whilst the first day of the festival had its undeniable highlights and a number of memorable music moments, it became clear fairly early in the day that the second day wasn’t going to disappoint either. Whether it be discovering new bands, insane dance circles, or enjoying an ice cold cider whilst listening to some great folk music, there was something for everyone on the final day of the festival.
A chilled out atmosphere greeted the second day of the 2012 Southbound Festival. The day's lineup featured the John Butler Trio, Drapht, The Kooks, The Jezabels, Missy Higgins, CSS, Tim Finn and more. Stuart Sevastos brings us the highlights of the second day.
The 2012 edition of the popular Southbound Festival kicked off with a huge lineup of acts featuring The Arctic Monkeys, Regurgitator, The Jim Jones Revue, Aloe Blacc, The Naked and Famous, Tijuana Cartel, comedian Arj Barker and more. Stuart Sevastos brings us the highlights of the day.
While on the road in Portland, Larry Heath catches up with Hugh Harris of The Kooks ahead of their Falls Festival and Southbound Festival performances, to chat about the upcoming tour (their first ever New Years Eve shows), the latest album, America and much more...
Hi Hugh! How are you going?
Hi mate! Really good thank you!
Where abouts are we speaking to you from?
Rupert Orton is the guitarist for The Jim Jones Revue. They're coming back to town for Falls Festival and Southbound Festival and some sideshows. We talked to him about the upcoming tour (and their last tour in Australia) from his home base in the UK.
AU: How are you this morning? Is it morning there? Where are you?
Rupert: No, it's evening man. I'm not bad, I'm not bad.