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FESTIVAL NEWS

81 Acts Announced for WAM Festival including Tired Lion, Ruby Boots, Methyl Ethyl and more!


Image: Ruby Boots

81 acts have just been announced for WAM Festival, and this announcement only covers a little more than half the lineup! Tired Lion, Methyl Ethyl, KUČKA, Ruby Boots, Sydnee Carter, Silent Knight, Coin Banks and loads more are set to make appearances throughout the event. Click through for more info...

Ray Ban & Boiler Room announce first Australian show as part of collaborative Globetrotting series

Milan, LA, Austin and Chicago are a just a few world cities that Ray-Ban x Boiler Room have rocked. Now the collaborative event series between will finally hit Australian shores on November 10 with Melbourne confirmed as the next stop.

Australian Music Week Releases Massive Third Artist Announcement

Australian Music Week has announced 70+ more bands to perform at the brand new music summit this November, featuring a wide range of talents such as Tuka, Ben Ottewell (Gomez), Ray Beadle, Juice, Declan Kelly & the Rising Sun (Diesel n Dub)! AMW has also announced new artists for this year's Canadian Blast, as well as a huge range of industry speakers for the event.

Peking Duk, Miami Horror, Tijuana Cartel, The Wombats and More Added to Falls & Southbound Festival Line-Up

The Wombats
The Wombats - Image Credit: Kerrie Geier

Falls Festival has just announced some killer new additions to its line-up. Joining an already impressive list including Foals, Bloc Party, Disclosure and more will be Peking Duk, Miami Horror, Tijuana Cartel and Bootleg Rascal. Click through for the full second announcement...

Grab your timetable and map for today's Sounds of the Suburbs Festival in Cronulla!

Taking over Wilbar Lane in Cronulla (NSW) today is the return of the Sounds of the Subrbs festival, with Australia's own Holy Holy playing headliner duties alongside US bands The Garden, The Memories and White Fang - all presented by iconic Californian label Burger Records. The likes of The Lazys, Citizen Kay, Food Court, Drunk Mums, Skegss and more will be joining them. For those attending, here is the festival timetable and map:

Full line up and timetable release for Surry Hills Festival this weekend

One of the biggest celebrations of local music and inner-city culture is happening at Ward Park in Surry Hills tomorrow. The Surry Hills Festival will once again be offering a comprehensive pool of what fuels the inner-city and inner-west, across live music, good food, good drink, and just generally good times.

Brand new house festival "Electric Gardens" will be coming to Sydney for Australia Day Weekend

Australia Day weekend got a little less exciting once Big Day Out was booted from our festival calendars, but it's about to get a little bit sweeter with the announcement of a boutique house festival coming to Sydney. Electric Gardens will showcase international names in dance music from around the world on Australia's favourite weekend.

The Lulu Raes, Waax, Skegss and more pack out the second line-up announcement for Festival of the Sun

The second artist announcement for Festival of the Sun has been announced. The Lulu Raes, Polish Club, Skegss, The Owls, Dusty Boots, Ziggy Alberts, Waax, Jeremy Neale, A.D.K.O.B, Low Lux, Woodlock, Twin Haus, Wish, Royal Chant and The Mountains are all set to make an appearance at this year's event. Click through for all the details.

Sunbeam Sound Machine announces CMJ fundraiser show and Pozible campaign


Photo Credit: Lochlan Funston

Founded by Melbourne musician, Nick Sowerby, Sunbeam Sound Machine, now a full-fledged five piece band, and in the light of their musical successes, have been invited to play in front of a world-wide audience at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. To raise some funds to fly over to the States, the band will be holding a CMJ Fundraiser Show at The Shadow Electric in Melbourne on Friday October 2nd with a few other local bands like Good Morning, Ciggie Witch, Romeo Moon and Sporting.

Massive 37 band lineup revealed for The Aussie BBQ at CMJ 2015


Pictured: Michelle Xen

The Aussie BBQ has become a fixture of the international touring schedule of any emerging Australian band, hitting up events like The Great Escape, Canadian Music Week, SXSW and Music Matters in Singapore every year. Well, next month the event will once again take over the Delancey (168 Delancey St, New York) for an entire day and night of Australian music as part of the annual CMJ conference and music festival.

Australian rock royalty set to play the largest and longest Red Hot Summer Tour ever

The Angels, Noiseworks, Jimmy Barnes, Mark Seymour & The Undertow and The Badloves are among the names in Australian rock royalty set to play this year’s Red Hot Summer Tour.

The Decemberists, Tom Jones and Jackson Browne Join 2nd Artist Announcement for Bluesfest 2016

Bluesfest has just announced the second installment of artists to perform at the 5 Day Festival, held each year over Easter, just north of Byron Bay. Set to join the 2016 line-up is Tom Jones, The Decemberists, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Jackson Browne and more. Click through for the full announcement and more info...

Jordan Leser, Ella Thompson and more to perform at The Galeries Spring Social in Sydney this week

The Galeries inaugural Spring Social commences in just two days time with decadent food and lifestyle activities planned for Sydney siders. Now the best and brightest emerging musical acts including Jordan Leser will be performing live sets across four days from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th of September.

Laneway Festival 2016 Lineup Released, features Flume, Hermitude, DMA's and more

The line-up for Laneway Festival 2016 has just been announced. With the likes of Flume, CHVRCHES, the DMA's, Hermitude and loads more set to take the stage, the Aussie leg of the festival is ready to impress. Click through for the full line-up as well as info on dates and tickets...

Jamaica's Stranger Cole, Nicky Bomba and more line up for the first ever Newport Ska And Reggae Festival


Pictured: Nicky Bomba, frontman of Melbourne Ska Orchestra

The first ever Newport Ska And Reggae festival is all set to take place on November 22nd in Newport, Victoria, and their lineup has just been announced. The lineup is chock-full of killer ska and reggae acts, including the legendary reggae mainstay Wilbur Theodore Cole aka Stranger Cole, one of the foundational artists of reggae.