Following the successful announcement of the inaugural Melbourne Out On The Weekend event at Seaworks Williamstown, the event is now also heading to Brisbane in October. Out On The Weekend is a celebration of Americana music, great food and fine booze and will feature Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis, The Declines, Jonny Fritz, Emma Swift, Halfway, Paddy McHugh and Warren Earl Band.
DMA's are coming for you New York. Are you ready?
Yes, it's that time already. The annual CMJ Music Marathon is coming to New York City in less than two months - and that means it's time for us to get a first taste of the bands who'll be gracing the event come October 21st. And that includes no less than 11 (and a half) Australian bands... with tonnes more to come!
Iceland's annual music festival Iceland Airwaves, held in Reykjavík between November 5-9, has extended it's lineup to include New Zealand's Yumi Zouma, Anna Calvi, Horse Thief and How To Dress Well, to name a few. The total number of artists added to the bill is 45 and they join existing announced artists including The Flaming Lips, The War on Drugs, Future Islands and The Knife, who have announced this will be their final show ever.
Sydney's favourite waterside party, Harbourlife, returns in 2014 for another day of antics with the amazing view of the Sydney Harbour as a backdrop. Who wouldn't want to be involved? This year's line up continues Harbourlife's legacy of bringing good vibes, good beats and a great array of artists to the harbourside and as we look ahead to what is shaping up to be a killer summer season, what a perfect way to kick everything off.
Those heading up to Australia's biggest and best music conference, BIGSOUND in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, are in for one of the year's best all-Australian line ups in the celebratory atmosphere of the BIGSOUND Village. One of the several stages that is set to curate two days of discerning home-grown music is the JBL Live Stage which will pop-up in the village for September 10 and 11.
Breaking the hearts of many fans this morning, Swedish electronic duo The Knife announced that the end of their 'Shaking the Habitual Tour' would also mark the end of their career. The final show of the tour is set to take place in Iceland, ironically also being the first time siblings Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer have played there, at the Iceland Airwaves Festival.
The Falls Festival-bound Alt-J today announced on triple j that they've got some headline shows up their sleeves for Aussie fans! Melbourne and Sydney folk will have the chance to see the British outfit roll out some of their new material from their upcoming album, This is All Yours, ahead of their New Year's festival appearances. The band enjoyed much success in Australia when they played the Falls Festival, drawing huge numbers to their sets off the back of the success of tracks including "Breezeblocks", and more.
US legends The Lemonheads are going to be playing some exclusive Meredith Festival sideshows this December, great news for those many Australian fans who aren't able to get the festival! While they've not released any new material since 2006, the love for Australia the band has had in years past and now has always remained strong. The band's only constant member Evan Dando is basically an honorary Aussie with the amount of time he's spent here and has recently been back in the studio working on new material.
One of the stand out artists we saw when we were at Lollapalooza is set to take to the Meredith Supernatural Ampitheatre and now, select stages around Australia! Phosphorescent was in Australia last in 2011 and from there, the seeds of a great relationship between the country-tinged indie rock artist and Australian fans were properly planted. With six studio records under his belt, Phosphorescent is currently riding the way of what is being lauded as his best effort yet, Muchacho. Trust us, these live shows aren't to be missed.
In more exciting news from the Meredith Music Festival sideshow camp, Cloud Nothings are also set to play a run of headline Australian shows when they're in the country for the December festival. Bringing their new album, Here and Nowhere Else, to Australia for the first time, Cloud Nothings are set to ignite stages around the country with the same electric energy and fervour that made Australian audiences fall in love with them the first time they came out this year back in 2013.
Ty Segall's inclusion on the 2014 Meredith Music Festival line up is definitely set to be a highlight for many, but for those of you who can't get down there, you're in luck! Segall has announced a run of headline shows to accompany his appearance at the festival, his most extensive Australian tour to date.
Presented by Burger Records in 2014, the Sounds of the Suburbs Festival is back and ready to go in Cronulla! Burger Records, the independent label and record store based in California, embarks on its first festival partnership in Australia, making Sounds of the Suburbs 2014 one not to miss! Headlining this year is The Beautiful Girls, while US acts Antwon, Wax Witches, Tomorrows Tulips and Gap Dream are set to head out our way for the September 28th event.
Soundwave promised to be huge in 2015 and with this morning's delivery, it certainly delivered! Now set to be held over two days in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, a massive line up of international and Australian artists have been announced, with one set two play the first day and another to play the second. Leading the line up is the likes of Faith No More, Soundgarden, Slipknot and Slash for both days, while Marilyn Manson makes his return, along with the likes of Lamb of God, All Time Low and Of Mice & Men.
It's hard to believe that Port Macquarie has been enjoying the annual Festival of the Sun for 10 years now. The relaxed, celebratory atmosphere of the two-day festival is a consistent winner with punters each year, and for their 10th anniversary, the festival is looking to deliver their very best yet. Drawing upon some of the biggest names in Australian music to help usher in a decade of FOTSUN, the organisers have given us something truly spectacular.
The Mullum Music Festival will be celebrating its seventh year in style, with another great line up for the November event! Headlining a festival featuring over 80 international and Australian bands will be The Church, who will be performing with the new line up and tunes fans have been hanging out for!