The NSW regional music festival VANFEST is back in 2015 with a huge line up of Australian music all-stars and up and comers. A cohort of impressive Australian bands and artists will be hitting up Forbes, NSW on December 5th for a day of some of the best that this country has to offer.
This year's West Australian Music Festival (WAM) is jumping in leaps and bounds to deliver an amazing event for everyone from musicians to producers, industry professionals, bookers and of course, music fans! On the 6th and 7th of November 2015, WAM is preparing for an event full of fun, music and rare opportunities to rub shoulders with industry professionals.
Announced back in August, Australia Music Week (AMW) is a brand new music Summit coming to Sydney this November! Today another 30 amazing acts have been added to the incredible line-up for AMW's live showcase. Featuring the likes of indie pop of Hein Cooper and and eccentric rock act The Lockhearts , AMW is set to be an amazing week full with live musical performances, celebrity interviews, music workshops, and the premiere of Captured: Australia.
It seems like everyone is keen to discuss, analyse, and celebrate all corners of Australian music because BIGSOUND industry and conference tickets have now completely sold out out. The annual event, which is held in Brisbane and brings in a stupendous amount of Aussie acts alongside 1200 international music industry delegates, is often seen as this country's biggest music party and the increasing demand for it has seen it grow rapidly in the past few years.
Small World Festival is back this September 19th, and 2015 is amping up the techno vibes as the special guest DJs have just been revealed. With a line up consisting of rock acts The Church and DZ Deathrays, Small World plans to cater to all music fans with this very cool line-up of our favourite DJs.
Carriageworks has announced a return for popular boutique music festival At First Sight in November following its overwhelming success in 2013. Curated by FBi Radio's Dusty Fingers host, Marty Doyle, the one-day celebration, taking place on Saturday 14 November, features a range of bands, DJs and independent record stores and labels. This line-up includes Acid Baby Jesus (EL), Andras, Blank Realm, and more.
Pictured: Lloyd Spiegel
After a crowded musical showcase last year, the Docklands Blues Music Festival in returns to Melbourne this year with a massive event, themed as "Goin’ Down To New Orleans". The impressive (and totally free) blues festival brings 12 hours of non-stop music featuring 23 bands, including local Melbourne performers, across four stages.
Pictured: Showcasing artist Kiasmos
This week, over 120 new acts were announced for the iconic Iceland Airwaves festival, including Kiasmos, LoneLady, Flo Morrissey, Meat Wave, Sin Fang, Chastity Belt, Bianca Casady and The C.I.A. + Nao. They join the likes of John Grant, Ariel Pink, Beach House, Hot Chip, Perfume Genius, Father John Misty, Battles, East India Youth, Vök and more for the Reykjavik festival, which takes place in November.
V Energy Australia are stepping up their involvement in the local festival scene by staging a four-day dance party titled MoVement Sydney this October, promising a comprehensive range of international and local talent in several venues across the city, spanning boats on the harbour and to record stores and warehouses. The planned annual event will speak loud and proud to Sydney's dance community, pulling on every corner of the scene to bring audiences some of the sharpest minds in local electronica, tech, house, and more.
Soundwave Festival continues to drip feed us with the announcements for the 2016 event. Today the third band to feature at the festival has been announced - LA's Failure, the much loved group who recently from a 17-year hiatus to play a one off show that led them to record the recently released and critically acclaimed LP The Heart is A Monster.