For many bands around the world, earning a spot on The Great Escape Festival in the UK means a great deal - you've got a huge load of exposure, the potential to discover new bands and of course, the opportunity to be discovered. In its 10th year in 2015, the Brighton-based festival releases a stellar line up of bands from around the globe, all set to descend on the site in May for what is touted as Europe's leading festival for new music.
Australia's huge regional touring festival, Groovin the Moo, has dropped its line up this morning, sure to rev festival punters up into a tizz. Last year saw GTM introduce a South Australian leg to the tour and in 2015, the Oakbank Racecourse in the Adelaide Hills is where GTM will start. Kicking off on ANZAC Day, the likes of A$AP Ferg, Hilltop Hoods, Broods and more will perform around the country at venues in Bunbury, Bendigo, Canberra, Maitland and finally Townsville. Like most years, tickets for Groovin the Moo tend to fly out the window, so keep an eye on sale dates and jump up on em!
More Sidewaves have just been announced, this time with the likes of Apocalyptica and Deathstars, supporting the epic Marilyn Manson.
"This country is becoming one of the cultural epicentres of the world!" - Festival co-founder Danny Rogers said yesterday, as he thanked punters at the end of St Jerome's Laneway Festival 2015. The country he was talking about was Singapore, which served as the opening date of the festival run for the fifth consecutive year, before it hits Auckland tomorrow and then makes its way to Australia where the full lineup will join the tour.
The biggest music international music conference of the year, South by Southwest (SXSW) has been busy sifting through the world wide music scene and picked up over 170 new acts who will be showcasing at the event in March. The SXSW crew will be confirming more acts and sessions every day between now and the event, but as it stands the line up of music acts is - as always - epic. In addition to these new acts, SXSW has also confirmed 12 new, engaging sessions for their traditional Music Conference.
More Soundwave goodness! Lamb of God and Killer Be Killed have been confirmed to be teaming up for two exclusive sidewaves in Melbourne and Sydney this February! With special guests still to be announced, the metal bands are sure to draw out the masses at both 170 Russell and The Metro - you won't want to be missing these ones if some brutally loud, thrashing music is your bag.
Primavera Sound has, for another year, got us wanting to pack our bags for a Spanish getaway this May! For its 15th year, the epic music festival will be bringing together the likes of The Strokes, Patti Smith, The Black Keys, Sleater-Kinney and more to celebrate in Barcelona. While a lot of the bands featured on this year's Primavera line up you'll note as having visited Australia over the past 12 months or are perhaps set to come out this way, the calibre of bands on this bad boy is just ridiculous good.
Time to start planning your festival and checking out who clashes with who, Laneway Festival attendees! The national touring festival has just dropped their maps and playing times, all of which is available from the official app as well as the website. We've listed the playing times below, which does show some noticeable clashes of some surefire highlight international names, but all round, it's looking to be a brilliant day and night of music.
We're only in January but that doesn't mean you can't be looking ahead to where the next festival is coming from, right? Splendour in the Grass, Australian music festival institution, has revealed its dates for this year plus ways you can already get yourself in the running to win a double pass to head to the Byron festival this winter.
Arriving with the new year is a new line up announcement from Port Fairy Folk Music Festival! Six new acts have been added to the festival down by the sea this 6-9th March.
Some new news out of the Soundwave campp this afternoon, with the reveal that recent addition The Smashing Pumpkins have announced some exclusive sidewaves for February! The gigs, lined up for Sydney and Melbourne, will see the iconic band bring their extensive back catalogue, including their latest album Monuments to an Elegy to Australia for a highly anticipated visit.
Future Music Festival HQ have unveiled two stage rundowns, new singles and line-up additions in the past week, and now they unleash all the details of their most spectacular production set-up to date... introducing Supernova Stage!
This baby is a mind-blowing, custom built EDM experience headlined by the one and only biggest DJ on the planet, Avicii!
The Annual Canadian Music Week has chosen to feature Australia and New Zealand for their 33rd installment, hosting 21 elite industry members and over 25 artists to participate in conferences, performances and awards shows... with more to come!
The Laneway Festival is only weeks away from kicking off now and yet, the announcements are still coming! The festival this morning announced the new Mistletone Stage, which will be featuring the likes of St Vincent, Connan Mockasin and Future Islands, while a select run of Laneway After Parties have been announced...and the line ups are to die for.
For the first time ever the Urban Country Music Festival will fuse Urban, Country and Indie music with a lineup of more than 100 local and international acts playing six stages across three massive days of entertainment.