The incredible talents of James 'Mr Superharp' Cotton will be stopping by Sydney as well as Melbourne, as he tours Australia for the first time in 2014 as part of the Bluefest Festival. The Grammy Award winner and Hall of Fame inductee will have his full blues band with him, making for a night of pure, soulful music that punters will most definitely hold as a highlight of the 2014 music year.
The Gum Ball Festival has released its first artist announcement for its 10th anniversary edition, taking place in the awesome venue Dashville, next April. Held over two nights (April 11th & 12th), the organisers have aimed for more of a family feel to Gum Ball next year, scheduling it for the first weekend of the Easter school holidays. Check out the impressive first announcement below, which is set to encompass many different strands if musical influence!
Bluesfest touring have announced that The Wailers will perform a run of headline dates to accompany their appearance at the festival next April! Bringing some awesome music through Brisbane, Cairns and Sydney, the reggae legends will be joined by Sly & Robbie and The TAXI Gang on the Sydney date too!.
With Christmas edging closer and closer, the crew behind Bluesfest have given you another reason to be feeling festive, with a huge FIFTH artist announcement! Featuring a wide array of artists in this batch, fans can be getting their dance on in Byron Bay to some sweet sounds encompassing the likes of Latino, Disco, Hip-Hop and more.
The Stray Sisters are joining the already announced headlining artists Lior, Xavier Rudd and Ash Grunwald for the nineteenth Blue Mountains Music Festival (BMMF) in March 2014.
South Korean entertainment company DSP Media has announced a special family concert titled DSP Festival to celebrate their 22nd anniversary.
After many rumours, some frustration via social media and a prolonged wait, Blur's THREE replacements at the 2014 Big Day Out have been announced by AJ Maddah on triple j today.
The announcements just keep coming out of the Bluesfest camp, with some truly epic sideshow news being released today. If you're in Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane, you're in for such a special treat, with some of the world's best set to come your way for a visit.
On a rooftop for two nights in Adelaide's CBD the Adelaide Fringe Festival presents the Underground Music Films of Korea. Experience indie music flicks from an unexpected place like Korea where the underground music scene is thriving.
For the first time ever Hong Kong will play host to one of the largest upscale one-day events in Asia. Taking the concept of the block party (which originated from the streets of New York City) and tailoring it to suit the tastes of Hong Kong – the inaugural BLOHK PARTY 2013 will take place at the West Kowloon Cultural District (Waterfront Promenade) on 7th December 2013.
Taking to the stage of the Sydney Opera House's Concert Hall as part of the 2014 Sydney Festival will be some stellar live performances alongside the world premiere of Australian film, The Spirit of Akasha. Capturing the spirit of surf culture in present day, the film brings together contexts of film, music and of course, surfing.
Timetables for the WARPED Tour have been posted online! Ahead of the first leg kicking off in Brisbane this weekend, check out who is playing on what stage and what clashes you need to be watching out for. As with its US brother, the WARPED tour is offering up some fast-paced, high energy performances from bands from all corners, Australian and international. Check out the image below or head to www.vanswarpedtouraustralia.com!
More Bluesfest artists have been announced to be performing their own run of headline shows while they're in the country next year! From Booker T. Jones to The North Mississippi Allstars, metro city crowds can expect some blistering live performances from a whole new stack of festival artists.
Jake Bugg, the UK guitar rock prodigy, was recently announced to be returning to Australia for the Byron Bay Bluesfest next year. Fans who were holding out for an announcement of some club dates don't need to wait any longer, with Bugg's camp revealing that Jake will be performing a few shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on his next trip over.
In another announcement from a Bluesfest-bound artist, the stunning performer that is Devendra Banhart will be performing two special headline dates when he is in the country next April. The shows, held in Melbourne and Sydney, will be the only chance fans will have to see Banhart showcase his new material from Mala, as well as the songs he's become known for on a live stage.