To celebrate the achievements on the tourism awards front, Falls Music & Arts Festival have added a bonus two acts to the already extensive line-up. Adding to the panoply of an already impressive showcase of artists, Aussie music heavyweights The Rubens and C.W. Stoneking will be performing alongside the fellow acts by the laid back coastal locations.
To celebrate Rubber Records 25th anniversary, there will be a series of one-off shows taking place featuring a long list of artists from the label. Throughout the month of December there will be a series of artists playing 18+ shows across in some of the most renowned small live music venues in Victoria.
The National Folk Festival is Australia’s premier folk festival event which celebrates the world of folk music and art. For FIVE days, Exhibition Park in Canberra becomes another world for each and every festivalgoer – a magical place filled with colour and sound, where talents can be nurtured and artistic dreams realised. The first major round of artists’ announcements for the 2015 National Folk Festival has been announced and it’s a fabulous range of international and national acts to grace the 18 venues at Exhibition Park in April to celebrate Easter in the National Capital!
The 26-year-old songstress FKA twigs, who's been in the news for more than just her amazing musicality recently, will be looking to spend some more time performing in Australia when she's here for the Laneway Festival! The British artist has now announced two new headline shows for Sydney and Melbourne due to overwhelming demand and we're not holding our breath on tix to these shows hanging around! Her mesmerising show, which she is bringing to Australia for the very first time is set to be a visceral treat!
Country rockers The Wolfe Brothers have experienced an incredible year in 2014. With the release of their second long-player Nothin’ But Trouble, their music has been searing up the charts and winning them a new legion of fans. The album burst onto the ARIA Country Chart at #2 and new release, "That Kinda Night"smashed into the #1 spot on both country radio and the CMC video charts.
Knife Party have been added to the 2015 Future Music Festival tour in a move that has seen the Perth natives now having to scrap their originally scheduled December headline tour. The duo will play alongside the likes of Drake and Avicii on the Future Music main stage, showcasing their acclaimed debut record, Abandon Ship.
Sydney and Melbourne Julian Casablancas fans can start their weeks off on a good note, with news that The Strokes' frontman is bringing his new band The Voidz through to both cities for some special headline shows alongside their Falls Festival and Southbound Festival appearances! Whenever Casablancas has performed in Australia, whether it be with The Strokes or with his solo material, he's enjoyed a hugely positive response, so we're expecting this tour to follow suit, especially as it'll be the first time Australians will be seeing The Voidz live.
The organisers of the Tamworth Toyota Country Music Festival have announced the lineup for the 2015 festival which kicks off on January 16th and wraps up on 25th January. Australia's own Kasey Chambers and Paul Kelly, among many other noteworthy artists, will be performing along side America's multi-Grammy award winner Kenny Rogers.
It has been announced today that Falls Festival has expanded their line-up by including Aussie champs Empire of the Sun and electro-pop princess La Roux, who will both be stepping into the festival now that Robyn and Royksopp will no longer be a part of the line up.
Thredbo will be hosting the 2015 Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival on March 21st with a line up including Adam Brand, The McClymonts, Morgan Evans, and The Sunny Cowgirls, among many more. This venue is host of a year-round resort which includes accommodation, restaurants, bars and retail stores for festival-goers to use a short distance from the festival itself.
The full festival line up for the Clockenflap festival in Hong Kong has been released, with three Aussies included on the impressive bill of artists! Joining the likes of The Flaming Lips, Travis and Mogwai will be Jagwar Ma, Jess Ribeiro and Monsieur Graz.
Final tickets are now on sale for the Beyond the Valley Festival! The NYE camping festival at Philip Island has also named its local stage, Central Park, and the list of artists set to perform as part of the great display of talent! Nestled away from the main stages and within the camping area, the local stage will be featuring the following artists from dawn to dusk ensuring the party doesn't stop at any point!
Your boy Mac DeMarco has announced a second show for Melbourne next year, as tickets for the national Laneway Festival selling fast. Already set to play some headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne at the end of January and into February, DeMarco has yielded to the demand from Melbourne fans and has decided to stick around for another show at the HiFi.
Count yourself incredibly lucky if you were able to score a ticket to the NYE on the Hill festival this year, as the event has recently sold out for its second year running! Presented by the team behind The Hills Are Alive, the three day camping festival will be providing some great festival vibes for 2000 music lovers in one of the best and picturesque sites in the country.
Last week the line-up for the 63rd Perth International Arts Festival was released to the world. It will be the final year in charge for Artistic Director Jonathan Holloway and he certainly seems to determined to leave on a high; with a staggeringly diverse and exciting cultural feast of theatre, music, visual arts, literature and movies.