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FESTIVAL NEWS

This That Festival names Birds of Tokyo, Asta, Tkay Maidza and more on inaugural line up!

A new festival is coming to Newcastle and it's got a little bit of this, a little bit of that... Titled 'THIS THAT', the festival will be taking over the Newcastle Foreshore with 16 artists set to bring some memorable live performances the area in October. Leading the charge is the likes of Birds of Tokyo, Asta and Tkay Maidza, while some of Sydney's best food trucks and the team from The Follower and Hunt & Gather will be curating a one of a kind artisan market unseen at any other festival.

Sable, UV Boi and more added to Outsidein Festival line up!

Outsidein has confirmed its latest additions today, making the Sydney festival definitely one to be on your radar if it's not already. Joining the already announced artists including Devin the Dude, Big K.R.I.T, Total Giovanni and more are some great Australian and international performers who are representative of Outsidein's diverse range of musical tastes!

Flight Facilities announced to headline the Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival!

The Sunshine Coast's Horton Park Golf Course will host the Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival this year and already, it was looking like a good time to be heading east, with a line up boasting the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, Gang of Youths, Alpine and more. Not a bad way to spend a day out, right? Well today, the organisers have announced that their as-of-now secret headliner is going to be in the form of Sydney-based duo Flight Facilities! Book yo tickets, book yo flights.

Lollapalooza Announces 2015 Livestream Lineup featuring Metallica, Florence + the Machine, Paul McCartney, and more!

Chicago’s massive Lollapalooza festival has announced its livestream lineup which includes Paul McCartney, Metallica, and Florence + the Machine. Other notable acts include Alt-J, Of Monsters & Men, and Chet Faker. Lollapalooza has redefined the current day festival experience through its large mix of genres and attractions, and people at home are now able to experience this online. Click through to find out how to have access to the immersive Lollapalooza experience.

Catfish & The Bottlemen pull out of Splendour in the Grass & sideshows due to illness.

As has become almost a tradition with festivals, Splendour in the Grass has suffered a loss today, two days out from the 2015, with Catfish & The Bottlemen today announcing they will not be performing at the Byron Bay festival or any of their Australian headline shows due to illness. The cancellation extends to the Welsh band's scheduled appearance in Japan for Fuji Rocks,but it would seem all engagements following their Australian dates are still in effect.

'Splendour in the Grass TV' to broadcast sets by Blur, Royal Blood, Peking Duk & more this weekend!

Not heading to Splendour this weekend? Miss tickets? Maybe work commitments are keeping you from getting muddy out in Byron this year? Or maybe you prefer to head to the slew of sideshows hitting the east coast over the next two weeks? Either way, if you still crave the musical moments from the festival no doubt someone you know will be talking about for the next few weeks, Splendour and Telstra have you covered with 'Splendour in the Grass TV'!

Big K.R.I.T announces OutsideIn sideshows for Perth, Brisbane, and Melbourne

One of the best and most diverse emcees in the business right now, Big K.R.I.T, is heading down for a debut Australian tour as part of Sydney's boutique OutsideIn festival. Now the love is spreading across the country as Krit has announced sideshows for Perth, Brisbane, and Melbourne, giving more Australians the chance to see this dominant Southern emcee live.

The National & City and Colour lead the 2016 Bluesfest announcement!

How's this for a Friday festival announcement? The crew behind Bluesfest have come out with their first artist reveal this morning, naming The National and City and Colour at the top of the list for the 2016 event taking place just outside of Byron Bay over the Easter long weekend.

Mansionair confirmed to support Florence + The Machine as last minute tickets for Splendour sideshows are released!

Aussie Florence + The Machine fans who missed out on tickets to the original Splendour in the Grass sideshows have a last shot to get their mitts on them, with a final release going on sale tomorrow morning. The gigs in Melbourne and Sydney were originally balloted shows, with fans entering a system to get tickets, but with an unprecedented number of people registering in the ballot, heaps missed out. The organisers are stoked to have this last batch go on sale Friday morning, though the number is extremely limited.

Mary J Blige, Lauryn Hill, and Black Star will headline Soulfest sideshows in Brisbane

While Soulfest as a festival may only be taking place in Sydney and Melbourne this year, the promoters aren't going to be neglecting Brisbane anytime soon. Big names from the impressive line up will be spread across three unmissable nights at three different venues around the city, delivering the chance to see such megastars as Mary J Blige, Lauryn Hill, and Mos Def & Talib Kweli as the duo Black Star.