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The Gipsy Kings, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and more feature on the third Bluesfest artist announcement!

The Bluesfest line up got even bigger today, with an impressive third round of artists being confirmed to be heading to Byron Bay over Easter weekend 2015! The festival already boasts the likes of The Black Keys and Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and today, Peter Noble and his crew are delighted to announce that among their next crop of Bluesfest-bound artists are The Gipsy Kings, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and Jurassic 5!

Sinead O'Connor leads second WOMADelaide artist announcement!

The second WOMADelaide announcement landed today, further certifying the event's status as one of the premiere world dance and music gatherings in the world. Leading the second artist update is the Grammy nominated Sinead O'Connor, who will be bringing her new album I'm Not Bossy; I'm the Boss Down Under, as well as her acclaimed catalogue of music.

Daniel Lee Kendall, The Griswolds, DZ Deathrays and more for the Mountain Sounds Festival in February!

The second annual Mountain Sounds Festival has announced its first artists confirmed for the February 2015 event! The boutique event has secured some amazing Australian talent for the event, taking place at the Mt Penang Parklands, with more to be announced in December. Catering to music lovers across the board, Mountain Sounds is a guaranteed party, with onsite camping facilities available, punters don't have to worry about travelling from the Central Coast back to Sydney or elsewhere in NSW.

Band of Skulls set for Bluesfest sideshows in 2015!

Band of Skulls will betake in Australia next year for Bluesfest in Byron Bay, but have also announced some headline dates for the trip! Australian festival and headline favourites, the British trio will be supporting The Black Keys at the Rolling Green concerts, but will now be playing two gigs in Melbourne and Sydney with limited capacity at each.

'A Festival Called Panama' returns for another year in 2015, with Sharon Van Etten, Ben Salter and more to feature!

Tasmania's A Festival Called Panama will be returning in March 2015 after a successful run earlier this year! Taking place in the gorgeous Panama Forest, the festival brought together a stunning landscape, a creative program and a wonderfully receptive audience. It's only logical that this same group of festival organisers would want to run it again! As it was in 2014, tickets for A Festival Called Panama will be quite limited, with only 1000 punters to pass through the gates.

Mariachi El Bronx set for Bluesfest sideshows in April!

Mariachi El Bronx have announced a run of sideshows to be taking place in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne to coincide with their Australian trip next year for Bluesfest! They'll be bringing their swag of crowds faves as well as new music from their latest album, III, through to their strong Aussie fan base next April, no doubt to some huge crowds.

Swans, Amanda Palmer and more on the MOFO 2015 line-up announcement!

The MOFO Festival 2015 lineup has been announced, with the four-day festival encompassing a long list of music genres and artists. Hobart's MONA FOMA (Museum of Old and New Art Festival of Music and Art) will be hosting the event for its seventh year from January 15-18.

Sydney Festival announces its program for 2015 season!


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The Sydney Festival has unveiled its program for 2015, comprising of 179 shows next year! Returning to destinations across Sydney, Parramatta and elsewhere, the Sydney Festival is set to present shows on with world-class reputations, including 18 world premieres, 11 Australian premieres and 22 Australian exclusives.

The Church, Angus & Julia Stone, Ball Park Music & Bloods among first Australian bands announced for SXSW!

The first round of bands and speakers have been announced for SXSW 2015! The Texan music festival and conference has also outlined some of their planned conference programme for next year, which looks set to be providing some great sessions for those holding Music passes.

Future Music Festival 2015 lineup drops, with Drake, Avicii and The Prodigy to headline!

Well, the Future Music Festival has gone and done it. The national festival which will has become synonymous with loose times and a great range of acts to spend a hot summer day and night with, has just dropped its line up for 2015 and if you're a fan of a certain Canadian rapper and/or Degrassi: The Next Generation, you're gonna love this one.

Aussie showcase "Southern Exposure" lineup and set times announced for CMJ, presented by the AU review.

Southern Exposure is a special showcase of Australian music taking over Piano's in New York City this Thursday night, from 8pm to 3am, as part of CMJ 2014 - proudly presented by Australian publication the AU review and showing off some of the finest up-and-coming talent from the Great Southern Land. Today we're excited to announce the bands playing the event and the set times. Let's take a look at the bands playing the event:

Secret Garden Festival announces 2015 dates and ticketing details

Secret Garden Festival are bringing the whole crew back together in 2015. Next year is set to be the most diverse and adventurous weekend yet. Organisers have promised that the lineup will feature a swarm of new bands, some Secret Garden favourites, and a handful of exciting international acts.

Woodford Folk Festival Announces 2014/2015 Programme

Woodford Folk Festival returns for its 29th year this December with a vibrant and ambitious programme. They have just released their program and this year, the festival will feature more than 400 acts in 35 performance venues over six days and nights.

D' Angelo announces exclusive Soulfest sideshow in Melbourne with limited capacity

We're only one day away from the hotly anticipated Soulfest kicking off in Sydney, and then this news drops out of nowhere. Co-headliner and neo-soul legend D'Angelo will be performing a special sideshow exclusively in Melbourne. What's more is that the show will be an intimate affair with limited capacity to give lucky ticket holders a chance to really get the feel for his music.

Danny Elfman, Mogwai, 65daysofstatic and more to feature in the 2015 Adelaide Festival!

The 2015 Adelaide Festival has once again pulled a huge punch and launched a program to be envied, with the full program launching in Adelaide this evening. From music to visual arts, from dance to theatre productions, David Sefton and his team have assembled some world class talent to converge on Adelaide's artistic hub from February 27th to March 15th.