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SOUTHBOUND FESTIVAL | the AU review
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SOUTHBOUND FESTIVAL

Peking Duk, Miami Horror, Tijuana Cartel, The Wombats and More Added to Falls & Southbound Festival Line-Up

The Wombats
The Wombats - Image Credit: Kerrie Geier

Falls Festival has just announced some killer new additions to its line-up. Joining an already impressive list including Foals, Bloc Party, Disclosure and more will be Peking Duk, Miami Horror, Tijuana Cartel and Bootleg Rascal. Click through for the full second announcement...

Foals and Bloc Party lead the first artist announcement for the Falls & Southbound festivals!

Now that Splendour in the Grass is over for another year, Australian festival goers can now look ahead to the next major run of festivals coming up over the New Year period and for 2015, the crew behind the Falls and Southbound festivals have delivered a pretty slick line up of artists set to bring in your New Year right. Leading the first artist announcement of the festival tour are Foals and Bloc Party, both British bands who have long enjoyed a successful relationship with fans in Australia.

Southbound announces dates for 2016 event, including extra night of programming in 'Friday Night Fever'!

It can be a pain in the ass trying to make the pilgrimage to your fave festival spot battling the dreaded crawl of traffic on the first day. The good crew behind WA's Southbound Festival have taken this into consideration for the 2016 event and have set up a whole extra night of programming to both alleviate the numbers coming in on the traditional Saturday, but to also get the party started early. Now, approximately 50% of Southbound festival goers will be able to get their hands on tickets that will allow them to get on to the site first, set up camp and kick their Southbound Festival off proper.

the AU interview: Nathan Willett on 10 years with Cold War Kids (California), 'Hold My Home' and returning to Australia for New Year's!

It's not long now before Cold War Kids return to Australia for another dose of summer festivals and headline shows. The Californians, who will be touring their new album Hold My Home as well as their four studio album swag of material, have been keeping things busy since their last major Australian visit (Splendour, 2013), but to chat with Nathan Willett about everything in their camp at the moment, he's very chilled out, agreeing, "We're doing well, but we've been very busy."

the AU interview: James Vincent McMorrow (Ireland) talks Post Tropical and his return to Australia.

Tomorrow will see the release of Dublin based singer/songwriter James Vincent McMorrow's much anticipated record Post Tropical - the follow up to the highly acclaimed Early In The Morning. He's currently in Australia to kick off his tour for the record, playing Falls Festival, Southbound and sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne next week. Just before the end of the year, we spoke to James about the album, his return to Australia and more...

the AU interview: Dan Haggis of The Wombats (Liverpool)

One of the country's favourite visitors in The Wombats, will be making their return to spend New Year's with us! Set to appear on the Falls and Southbound Festival tours as well as a New Year's Day slot at Field Day in Sydney also on the cards, the Liverpool trio continue to tick the boxes on the Australian Festivals Achieved list. I chat with drummer Dan Haggis about the upcoming run of shows, their new album and the prospect of having them move over here.

Live Review: Southbound Festival: Day 2 - Sir Stewart Bovell Park, Busselton (05.01.13)

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.

Live Review: Southbound Festival: Day 1 - Sir Stewart Bovell Park, Busselton (04.01.13)

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.

Festival News: Stereosonic, Southbound Festival, Big Day Out, Melbourne Music Week and more!

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.

New Music Video: Beach House "Wild" (2012)

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!

Cosmo Jarvis Touring Australia Next Year

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.

Two Door Cinema Club, Django Django and more added to the Falls Festival line up!

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)