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Danny Brown, Hermitude and more feature on Beyond the Valley's second artist announcement!

Australia's newest New Year's festival, Beyond the Valley, welcomes an impressive second round of artists to its inaugural event this year! Tickets have been flying out the window for the festival, with an additional 50 further powered sites now being made available for punters. The glamping packages are also halfway sold, so if you want to roll high class at this festival, best get on it quickly! For now though, you can expect the following artists to be heading to Philip Island, spending their New Years with you!

Dates and venues announced for the 2015 St Jerome's Laneway Festival.

As we look ahead to the next run of festivals set to take place throughout Summer 2015, the crew behind the popular St. Jerome's Laneway Festival today announced their venues and dates for the national and international tours next year. With the announcement comes some slight changes to how the events are going to be run, namely the lowering of the age limit in Brisbane and Adelaide from 18+ to 16+.

Soulfest confirms several sideshows including Maxwell, Common, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), and more

Neo-Soul festival Soulfest has long been shaping up to fill a void in Sydney which has never been filled before. From incomparable singer-songwriters like Maxwell, D' Angelo, and Anthony Hamilton, to hip hop stalwarts Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Common, the line-up for Soulfest is promising to deliver on the dreams of many (this writer's included). Bringing that many big names together is bound to up the demand for more intimate sideshows, and so Soulfest has decided to deliver several very exciting performances to multiple cities around Australia.

The Dø, Emilie Simon and more line up for "So Frenchy So Chic In The Park" this January.

So Frenchy So Chic in the Park is returning to Australia in 2015, bringing the magic of France and the manner of Paris to an impeccable summer’s day in Melbourne and Sydney, presented in association with Sydney Festival.

Snakehips jump on board the Listen Out Festival bill!

Listen Out just got a little edgier with the addition of the UK duo Snakehips to the bill for 2014! The twosome who've been racking up the love out this way for a while now join the likes of Flume, Chet Faker, Zhu, Schoolboy Q and more for the September and October festivals.

Red Bull Crate Diggers Stage announced for Listen Out 2014.

As if Listen Out wasn't big enough already, the discernible folk from Red Bull Music Academy are set to supplement the diverse line up with their popular 'Crate Diggers' stage. It's a concept that will see some Australia's best party purveyors sticking to rotating themes; whether it's 90's hip hop or a history of techno, the DJ's playing these stages across Australia are surely going to be digging out the very best of their chosen style.

The Black Keys announce Australian tour following headline Bluesfest reveal!

When The Black Keys were announced as Bluesfest headliners this morning, we know we weren't the only ones crossing our fingers, waiting for some headline dates to eventuate. Luckily, we weren't waiting too long, with this afternoon's announcement that the American duo would be touring their latest album Turn Blue around the country lighting up out Tuesday!

Surry Hills Festival announces The Laurels, Spookyland and more on its 2014 music line up!

September 27th will see Sydney's fiery hub of creatives, artists, designers and more come together for the Surry Hills Festival! The music line up for the festival has been announced today and it most definitely is reflective of the diversity within the city's music scene. Spread across two main stages in Ward Park and Shannon Reserve, as well as the Velvet Cave Stage on Hill St, the following artists will be giving festival attendees something to get around as the afternoon continues on!

Bluesfest names The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes and more on first artist announcement for 2015!

Bluesfest returns to Byron Bay over the Easter Weekend next year for its 26th year! 26! Worthy of a party, we're sure. As usual, the country's premier blues and roots festival has turned up with their A-Game strong, with their first artist announcement set to excite both the long-time Bluesfest attendees and those still tossing up what they're planning on doing during the April long weekend. Without further ado...

Dan Sultan, Ásgeir and more join the Falls Festival in second artist announcement!

The Falls Festival line up for Lorne, Marion and Byron Bays just got a whole lot bigger, with the crew behind one of the country's favourite New Year festivals dropping their second artist announcement this morning! With a bill already boasting the likes of Alt-J, Cold War Kids, Bluejuice and more, we now see whole new range of local and international talent set to perform and win more hearts.

Out On The Weekend expands to Brisbane and announce headline shows for Justin Townes Earle and Ryan Bingham!

Following the successful announcement of the inaugural Melbourne Out On The Weekend event at Seaworks Williamstown, the event is now also heading to Brisbane in October. Out On The Weekend is a celebration of Americana music, great food and fine booze and will feature Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis, The Declines, Jonny Fritz, Emma Swift, Halfway, Paddy McHugh and Warren Earl Band.

Courtney Barnett, D.D Dumbo, Dune Rats, King Gizzard, DMA's, Luluc & more Australians head to NYC for CMJ 2014!


DMA's are coming for you New York. Are you ready?

Yes, it's that time already. The annual CMJ Music Marathon is coming to New York City in less than two months - and that means it's time for us to get a first taste of the bands who'll be gracing the event come October 21st. And that includes no less than 11 (and a half) Australian bands... with tonnes more to come!

Iceland Airwaves announces more artists for 2014 festival!

Iceland's annual music festival Iceland Airwaves, held in Reykjavík between November 5-9, has extended it's lineup to include New Zealand's Yumi Zouma, Anna Calvi, Horse Thief and How To Dress Well, to name a few. The total number of artists added to the bill is 45 and they join existing announced artists including The Flaming Lips, The War on Drugs, Future Islands and The Knife, who have announced this will be their final show ever.

Dusky, Classixx, Miguel Campbell and more announced for Harbourlife 2014!

Sydney's favourite waterside party, Harbourlife, returns in 2014 for another day of antics with the amazing view of the Sydney Harbour as a backdrop. Who wouldn't want to be involved? This year's line up continues Harbourlife's legacy of bringing good vibes, good beats and a great array of artists to the harbourside and as we look ahead to what is shaping up to be a killer summer season, what a perfect way to kick everything off.

BIGSOUND announces line up for JBL Live Stage

Those heading up to Australia's biggest and best music conference, BIGSOUND in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, are in for one of the year's best all-Australian line ups in the celebratory atmosphere of the BIGSOUND Village. One of the several stages that is set to curate two days of discerning home-grown music is the JBL Live Stage which will pop-up in the village for September 10 and 11.