Hitting up Werribee Mansion for its third year in 2015, Let Them Eat Cake today dropped its artist announcement for the New Year's Day festival! With five stages set to be established around the site, punters will be treated to arguably the strongest underground electronic lineup in Melbourne. Among those set to perform are Cashemere Cat, Hudson Mohawke and more - a great way to kick off your New Year, am I right?
The undisputed 'Queen Diva and New Orleans Ambassador of Bounce', Big Freedia, is set to be a highlight of the Falls Festival tour this year, this much is true. Along with the festival dates, Big Freedia and her Divas will be giving Australians a lesson in how to bounce before two special club dates in Melbourne and Sydney this December and January!
Joining the group of Falls Festival artists who are going to be continuing the party with their own headline shows before and shortly after the New Year is SBTRKT! Returning to Australia off the back of a successful run of shows through the USA and Europe, STRKT will also be hitting up Field Day in Sydney. Fans will be able to see the London producer do his thing in Melbourne and Sydney when he steams up the Forum and Enmore with his club vibes which are irresistible.
The huge New Year's Day festival set to take over Sydney, Field Day, has dropped a juicy line up for its next installment, featuring the likes of Alt-J, SBTRKT, Bastille and more! Announced on Triple J this afternoon, the Field Day line up boasts some huge Australian and international names from the dance/electro, indie and hip-hop realms, offering up one hell of a party for punters keen to kick on well after the New Year's Eve celebrations have wound down.
Urthboy is bringing his 'Make Me a Mixtape' to the Melbourne Festival this year and if its success at the Brisbane Festival earlier in the month was anything to go by, this event is going to bring the Melbourne Festival to a close in great fashion. Joining him for the October show will be the talented Ella Hooper, Mantra, Henry Wagons, Thelma Plum and Bobby Flynn.
Surry Hills Festival have released a second round to their already stellar music line up for 2014! Joining the excitement of music acts such as Spookyland, Donny Benét, and The Laurels, music lovers can look forward to energetic performances from Nic Cassey and his band, and The Protestors, among many more.
After celebrating their 10th anniversary in great fashion this year, the Gum Ball Festival organisers have announced that it will not be going ahead in 2015. Determined not to become another festival casualty, Gum Ball will instead be working towards an even bigger event in 2016, so fans needn't worry about it being away for long! Other events have already been planned for Dashville, the home of Gum Ball, including a special concert to herald the arrival of The Rolling Stones in November.
The official Listen Out after party in Sydney's just gotten a whole lot bigger, with the announcement that Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs is going to be on the decks being revealed today! The Chinese Laundry event will see TEED play an exclusive DJ set for Sydney punters, a show that has seen much acclaim around the globe.
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!
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+.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!