West Australia’s Fairbridge Folk Festival launched its 2014 program earlier this week, promising an eclectic and exciting line-up for Steve Barnes’ 18th and final festival as Artistic Director.
The annual M for Montreal SXSW party is returning to Austin on March 13 at Maggie Mae’s. The massive showcase will feature 8 hours of music from specially selected artists, showcasing Montreal’s talent!
SWSX kicks off today and the announcements keep rolling in! Joining the Rdio Sessions will be English electro-popster Little Boots, Canada’s Tokyo Police Club and LA brother/sister duoBlondfire.
Rdio recently released it’s annual "Artists to Watch" list, which showcases 20 handpicked artists Rdio anticipate to break through this year. Rdio Sessions at SXSW will features many of these artists, including Haerts, Strange Talk and Tensnake.
Australia's festival scene is set to be well-represented at SXSW this year, now with the St Jerome's Laneway Festival being the third Aussie festival to announce a showcase in Austin this month. Laneway, who have had arguably one of the most successful festival tours of 2014 thus far, will be holding their shindig at Holy Mountain on March 15th, showing off the talents of not only some of our best, but some great international bands as well.
Two of the country's best and well-loved festivals are headed to Austin to show the Americans how we do! Secret-Sounds are presenting the Falls Festival/Splendour in the Grass SXSW party at Holy Mountain in Austin and features some great talent from not only Australia, but the US, UK and Canada too!
Another band on the Groovin' The Moo bandwagon for 2014 is the almighty Kingswood! The band have announced that they'll be fitting in some great headline shows alongside their festival appearances, meaning fans in both the capitals and the regional areas will have an opportunity to see the "Suckerpunch" rockers do their thing.
Because Texas doesn't have enough music goodness happening next month, the Maverick Music Festival has gone and dropped a killer line up for March 21 and 22. The second annual music gathering in San Antonio at the La Villita Historic Arts Village offers punters a truly unique line up and festival experience they're probably not expecting to get in the wake of the huge SXSW mayhem that will be overtaking Texas in March.
Madman Entertainment has announced the details for the Madman National cosplay Championship 2014 to be held at Supanova and AVCON.
A massive Bonnaroo lineup dropped, with headliners in Elton John, Kanye West and Jack White leading what is going to be one hell of a festival in June. In amongst the fray, some Australians are also headed over to perform, with the John Butler Trio, Cut Copy, Vance Joy and The Preatures set to fly the flag.
Direct from Japan, this is the first in what will be an annual event featuring the very best of Tokyo's alternative nightlife and culture right here in Australia! Japan Music Festival 2014 will run as a showcase/festival playing in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Four bands from Tokyo will be showcasing their live sets.
Ill Nino and Skindred have announced Soundwave sideshows just before the festival tour kicks off this weekend! The metal rockers will play headline dates in Melbourne and Perth at the end of the month into the beginning of March, with tickets on sale now! Best jump on these ones - they're shows you won't want to be missing out on!
The sold-out Secret Garden Festival has dropped a second artist announcement that is sure to make people either ecstatic that they snagged tickets or devastated they missed out, one of the two. There's just under a fortnight to go until these bands come together for one hell of a party and considering the initial lineup was already ridiculously good, it's no surprise that the event organisers have gone and upped the ante with this second lot as well.
Now listen up, all y'all heading to the Moomba Festival next month (if you're not, why not?). There is going to be an excellent lineup of Australian talent performing for FREE on the Push Pop Up Stage - featuring three of the country's best live talents in the Smith Street Band, Chance Waters and Remi, the stage will also be showcasing some great new talent by way of the FReeZA Push Start Band Comp Grand Final. This collaboration is going to provide some awesome opportunities not just for music lovers to see some great artists, but for these new guys to gain some equally as great exposure on the live stage.
Australia's longest running all-ages festival, Push Over, has announced that it has cancelled its 2014 event, scheduled for Monday March 10th at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. The event was scheduled to include Pez, Chance Waters, Deez Nuts, The Smith Street Band, All Day, Remi and many more...
What was originally named The Snowy Mountains of Music Festival has now changed its name to Peak Festival and has announced a stellar line up of artists. The first big headlining act to appear at Peak Festival is Aussie hip-hop group, The Herd!