Recently, when there were reports of a 'mega festival' featuring some of rock and roll's most beloved names (think: The Stones, Paul McCartney, The Who...) swirling, it seemed to good to be true. Well, doubters, think again: the Desert Trip Festival has been officially announced and it's coming out of the gates blazing with some MASSIVE names.
The last time Australia saw Kendrick Lamar, the irrepressible Compton emcee was playing stadiums across the country in support of Eminem at Rapture Festival. This time, the To Pimp a Butterfly genius will be headlining arenas on a two-show (so far) tour in addition to a headline slot at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016.
Before the weekend, Le1f was the first name leaked/revealed for Melbourne's Sugar Mountain festival, quickly indicating that the organisers had another vibrant and eclectic line up in store. This morning, they've gone and announced the full line up of artists, musicians and individuals set to take part in the event next January at the VCA and Melbourne Arts Precinct!
American psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips are the first artist to be revealed for the Mofo Festival 2016! They'll be taking to the outdoor stage at the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania in January next year. Click through for more info!
Making their first ever trip to Australia for Soundwave 2016 will be the "super group" who prefer to be labelled an "experience", Metal Allegiance. The group are the 11th to be announced as part of Soundwave's drip feed reveal, and features Troy Sanders of Mastodon, Mark Osegueda of Death Angel, Alex Sklonick of Testament, Mike Portnoy of The Winery Dogs, Phil Demmell of Machine Head and Mark Menghi.
The inaugural Fairgrounds Festival have just announced additional talent to their existing lineup. With the likes of Meg Mac, Methyl Ethyl, Le Pie, Ben Abraham and Shining Bird set to join an array of other artists, Fairgrounds Festival is certainly setting the bar high. Click through for all the details.
South Americans are in for a treat at next year's Lollapalooza, with Eminem, Florence + The Machine, Jack Ü, Mumford & Sons, and a slew of other high profile artists announced to perform at the run of two day events happening in three cities across the region.
Ten more names have been added to the Australasian World Music Expo (AWME) 2015 lineup, including Australians Anna O and Ella Thompson. Joining them for the event include the tropical Cumbia Cosmonauts, Bluesman Kutcha Edwards and Melbourne soul group The Deans.
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The lineup for the highly anticipated 2016 Field Day festival has dropped! None other than Disclosure will be headlining, leading a line up with the likes of The Wombats, Django Django, San Cisco, SAFIA, Allday, Young Fathers and loads more set to perform, it's definitely got festival-lovers excited. Click through for the full lineup so far, and info on the event and tickets...
We're two months out from the Falls and Southbound festivals kicking off for another year and like previous years, tickets have been flying for the events held around the country over the New Year's period. With the likes of Foals, Bloc Party and The Wombats headlining, the festival tour this year has represented a strong line up of international favourites, not to mention a crop of artists from Australia and abroad who've broke out strongly through 2015. Today, a bunch of official sideshows have been announced for a select few of these heavy hitters - click through to see where you can catch 'em and when.
The 2016 Adelaide Festival program has been launched today, with David Sefton and his team unveiling yet another eclectic line up of Australian and international musicians, visual artists, theatre and dance legends set to come to South Australia next February and March. In Sefton's fourth and final year as Festival Artistic Director, he's pulling out the big guns across the realms of music, art, dance and theatre that has continued to push boundaries.
Melbourne’s Eddy Current Suppression Ring are set to headline this year’s Golden Plains festival, playing a one-off show in the Supernatural Amphitheatre on the 13th of March. It will be the band’s first performance in six years, and ten years to the day since their first appearance at Golden Plains.
Following standout performances at Reading and Leeds in the UK, Moose Blood have found themselves enjoying plenty of buzz with their mix of emo rock and pop-punk across their steady stream of EPs. And now they've got a new full length record in the form of I’ll Keep You In Mind From Time To Time which will be bringing them to Australia for the first time, as part of the Soundwave 2016 lineup!
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Hitting its 14th year, the Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) offers another impressive lineup that's set to span across a range of music genres. The the second year running, music lovers from all over the globe who can't make it to Texas in person, are able to experience the event through Red Bull TV’s exclusive live coverage of Weekend One. Viewers will be able to see performances from The Strokes, Deadmau5, Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, The Decemberists, A$AP Rocky and more. Click through for the full lineup.
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WOMADelaide has announced over 20 artists and speakers for its 20th festival, including Benin’s Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo, and Canadian academic and environmentalist David Suzuki. Set to kick off in Adelaide’s Botanic Park from 11–14 March 2016, click through for the first lineup.