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Swans, Amanda Palmer and more on the MOFO 2015 line-up announcement!

The MOFO Festival 2015 lineup has been announced, with the four-day festival encompassing a long list of music genres and artists. Hobart's MONA FOMA (Museum of Old and New Art Festival of Music and Art) will be hosting the event for its seventh year from January 15-18.

Sydney Festival announces its program for 2015 season!


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The Sydney Festival has unveiled its program for 2015, comprising of 179 shows next year! Returning to destinations across Sydney, Parramatta and elsewhere, the Sydney Festival is set to present shows on with world-class reputations, including 18 world premieres, 11 Australian premieres and 22 Australian exclusives.

The Church, Angus & Julia Stone, Ball Park Music & Bloods among first Australian bands announced for SXSW!

The first round of bands and speakers have been announced for SXSW 2015! The Texan music festival and conference has also outlined some of their planned conference programme for next year, which looks set to be providing some great sessions for those holding Music passes.

Future Music Festival 2015 lineup drops, with Drake, Avicii and The Prodigy to headline!

Well, the Future Music Festival has gone and done it. The national festival which will has become synonymous with loose times and a great range of acts to spend a hot summer day and night with, has just dropped its line up for 2015 and if you're a fan of a certain Canadian rapper and/or Degrassi: The Next Generation, you're gonna love this one.

Aussie showcase "Southern Exposure" lineup and set times announced for CMJ, presented by the AU review.

Southern Exposure is a special showcase of Australian music taking over Piano's in New York City this Thursday night, from 8pm to 3am, as part of CMJ 2014 - proudly presented by Australian publication the AU review and showing off some of the finest up-and-coming talent from the Great Southern Land. Today we're excited to announce the bands playing the event and the set times. Let's take a look at the bands playing the event:

Secret Garden Festival announces 2015 dates and ticketing details

Secret Garden Festival are bringing the whole crew back together in 2015. Next year is set to be the most diverse and adventurous weekend yet. Organisers have promised that the lineup will feature a swarm of new bands, some Secret Garden favourites, and a handful of exciting international acts.

Woodford Folk Festival Announces 2014/2015 Programme

Woodford Folk Festival returns for its 29th year this December with a vibrant and ambitious programme. They have just released their program and this year, the festival will feature more than 400 acts in 35 performance venues over six days and nights.

D' Angelo announces exclusive Soulfest sideshow in Melbourne with limited capacity

We're only one day away from the hotly anticipated Soulfest kicking off in Sydney, and then this news drops out of nowhere. Co-headliner and neo-soul legend D'Angelo will be performing a special sideshow exclusively in Melbourne. What's more is that the show will be an intimate affair with limited capacity to give lucky ticket holders a chance to really get the feel for his music.

Danny Elfman, Mogwai, 65daysofstatic and more to feature in the 2015 Adelaide Festival!

The 2015 Adelaide Festival has once again pulled a huge punch and launched a program to be envied, with the full program launching in Adelaide this evening. From music to visual arts, from dance to theatre productions, David Sefton and his team have assembled some world class talent to converge on Adelaide's artistic hub from February 27th to March 15th.

Golden Plains line up to feature Sharon Van Etten, Something For Kate, Courtney Barnett and more!

Once again, Aunty Meredith delivers! The 2014 Golden Plains Nine line up just had its reveal online, with another cracker line up of Australian and international talent set to head to the Meredith Supernatural Ampitheatre in March 2015! The ballot of tickets is open now until 9:09pm on October 21st - be sure to get involved at www.goldenplains.com.au!

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & Cedric Bixler-Zavala's new band 'Antemasque' announce album details ahead of Soundwave tour!

Antemasque should be getting a lot of people excited. The new band formed by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala is certain to be another addition to what has become quite the musical legacy the two have made between both At the Drive In and The Mars Volta. They will be making their live debut at Soundwave next year, but today have announced more details about their anticipated album, Antemasque.

Stranded Festival names Golden Features, Tkay Maidza and on second artist announcement!

The next Stranded line up is here, with some great acts set to join the already announced artists including The Kite String Tangle and KLP on Sout Stradbroke Island this November! Getting on a ferry out to the November 14th event, the G20 'public holiday' are:

Lost Paradise Festival announces local DJs and planned stage takeovers!

A kickass local DJ line up has been announced for the Lost Paradise Festival at Peats Ridge this New Year's! The three day boutique camping festival is already boasting the likes of Boy & Bear, Alunageorge and Ball Park Music, but today the organisers have revealed the local producers and DJs set to also appear, along with stage takeovers which will take place at the festival too.

Bluesfest announces the reunion of Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, plus more on their second artist announcement!

Well, this is pretty large, as far as additional line up announcements go. Bluesfest has always been known for bringing the artist announcements strongly, but their second round of acts revealed for the 2015 festival has gone and confirmed that once again, Bluesfest is set to be one of the festivals you're going to want to be at. Leading the charge is the first global performance of the reunited Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, with their Bluesfest show being their only Australian gig for 2015.

Sugar Mountain Festival bringing everyone from Nas to Ariel Pink to Melbourne

After taking a year off, Melbourne's Sugar Mountain festival is back, bringing with it a massive expansion which will see a great range of artists perform on the day. Now bigger than the shoes built or it, the event will be moving from it's traditional venue of The Forum Theatre to the Victorian College of Arts (VCA) in Southbank, and it will certainly be needing the space with an ambitious line-up of music and visual artists planned.