May 8 marked the official program launch of Sydney Film Festival for it's 60th year. With the festival just around the corner running from June 5 - 16 2013, now is the time to plan your schedule to get the most out of your festival time. A behemoth 190 films will screen across five venues this year, as well as talks, exhibitions and parties, most of them for free! Check out this quick guide for all the main deets you'll need to know for SFF2013.
They're favourites in Australia, and now, Passion Pit have confirmed that they will be performing a string of headline dates in both Australia and New Zealand, as well as being confirmed to appear at both Splendour in the Grass and the Spin Off Festival. Last in the country on the Parklife tour, Passion Pit's latest album Gossamer was showcased to a great reception from audiences around the country and quite frankly, we're happy to see they're back so soon.
The line up for the first US edition of the St. Jerome's Laneway Festival has been revealed and my goodness, if this is a hint of what we can expect for next year's Australian line up, we'd be extremely happy.
If you're going to be up the north coast of NSW this coming weekend and want to simply chill out and experience some great live music, Sounds of Sunset may just be the event for you. On Saturday the 18th, punters will be able to check out some stunning live performances, engage in a range of free activities and get amongst a whole heap of good things over the weekend.
There is still time to get your tickets at the following prices:
Fact BCN have announced a series of pool parties during OFF Week Barcelona with sets from Anja Schneider, Pan-Pot, Guy Gerber, Joris Voorn, Flying Circus Barcelona and loads more.
Port Macquarie's boutique summer music festival, Festival of the Sun, will return this December 13th and 14th, but will trade some care-free vibes for some more sinister themes. With the festival falling on the notorious Friday the 13th, festival organisers have planned a Black Friday theme and dress-code.
New York's largest music event, CMJ Music Marathon, officially opened registration for this year’s event. Last year included sets from headliners Local Natives, Ben Gibbard, Killer Mike, GZA, and Australia's own Kimbra (pipe down New Zealand!), plus performances from up-and-coming acts Icona Pop, Foxygen, and Savages.
OutsideIn will return again this year on 21st September at the Factory Theatre. Last year's event grabbed some media attention with Thom Yorke being amongst the punters there to see Flume, Smoke DZA, Shigeto and Oliver Tank. We're pretty excited to see what Astral People and Yes Please, who are again curating, can pull out of their bag-of-tricks this time.
September 21, Factory Theatre
DZ Deathrays are headlining the all ages festival Valley Vibes this year on June 16th. The event will showcase other local Brisbane talent such as Call The Shots, The Boys and House of Giants with a second announcement to come.
The inaugural Vegabond Music Festival kicks off this year with Headliner DJ Sien and other acclaimed Aussie acts Guineafowl, The Bedroom Philosopher, Fishing, Luke Million and loads more.
The Garden Festival has adopted the 'everything's better on a boat' logic, announcing a second lot of boat parties for their idylic coastal festival.
The Illawarra Music Festival is back on the 24th - 26th May, announcing a lineup of both international and local acts such as ARIA winning vocal group The Idea of North, Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra and Country music legend James Blundell among the highlights.
EXIT Festival, which is held anually in Serbia, has added techno visionaries - Jeff Mills, Mathew Jonson and Gregor Tresher to its lineup which already boasts Atoms For Peace, Bloc Party, Fatboy Slim and Snoop Dogg.
In this issue: Snowy Mountains of Music full line up announced, New Big Day Out venue for the Gold Coast, Spin Off Pre-Sale tickets sell out in record time and Splendour Country Club Tickets sold out.
The lineup for Fuji Rock Festival has just been updated, with the 15 additions only adding to the 3-day festival's bursting line-up. Set in Naeba Ski Resort in Japan's central island's western side, the festival has just entered its 17th year and shows no sign of slowing down. With an incredibly eclectic mix of performers (everything from the enthralling vocals of Bjork to DJ Bauer, the inventor of the Harlem Shake, and Japanese folk musician Morio Agata), there's a huge array of choices sure to leave the perfect timetable makers rewriting their plans until their arrival at the festival.