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FESTIVAL NEWS

Dozens of new acts announced for Sydney Blues & Roots Festival 2015


Pictured: Transvaal Diamond Syndicate

The Sydney Blues & Roots Festival has announced a whole heap of rad artists to go along with their amazing headliners this year. The festival, which runs from 22-25 October, has a massive line up of incredible artists, headlined by Canned Heat and Russell Morris, along with 39 other acts. Included in the second announcement are, among many others, A Band Named Trevor, Bellhops, Catfish Soup, and Hussy Hicks.

Sydney boutique festival Small World releases timetable!


Photo Credit: Pete Dovgan

Tomorrow marks the second annual Small World Festival in Sydney, presented by Young Henry's. The incredible lineup will see the likes of The Church, DZ Deathrays, Jack Ladder and many more hit up Sydney Park with the promise of amazing food to accompany the fantastic music. To ensure you can prepare for the day accordingly, the event has revealed the timetable, which you can save below:

Soundwave 2016 adds Devil You Know as the eight act confirmed for the festival

As that drip-feed approach continues to test our patience, Soundwave have announced that the eight official band to be joining the 2016 line-up is Metal supergroup Devil You Know. Howard Jones, the former frontman for Killswitch Engage leads the impressive roster of talent that constitutes the band, with Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish), John Sankey (Fear Factory, Divine Heresy), and Ryan Wombacher (Bleeding Through).

RL Grime, Flight Facilities, Tkay Maidza and more featured in Line-Up for FOMO Festival 2016

FOMO Festival (a new boutique festival) is headed to Brisbane in 2016, and they've just announced their first line-up. Featuring RL Grime, Flight Facilities, Tkay Maidza and more, the event boasts a strong local and international line-up. Click through for all the details.

VANFEST Announces Rudimental and Peking Duk to Perform at Special Pre-Festival Event

Earlier this month, VANFEST announced its return with a great line up of Australian and international artists, including headliners, Birds of Tokyo and John Butler Trio. Now the event organisers have announced that Rudimental and Canberra boys, Peking Duk will be performing in a pre-festival concert...

From Ngaiire to SAFIA, dozens of Australian artists on the first line-up for CMJ Music Marathon 2015 in New York City

CMJ Music Marathon, New York’s annual music showcase, has announced its initial line-up for 2015, with a range of performances featuring some 300 artists from Australia and the around the world. Australian acts featured include British India, singer-songwriter HOWQUA, Sydney’s NGAIIRE, SAFIA, METHYL ETHEL, The Bennies and more. Taking place in October, the 2015 installment of the CMJ Music Marathon marks the event's 35th year and will also see the likes of Catfish & The Bottlemen, Mercury Rev, Tobias Jesso Jr., Kamasi Washington, Glass Animals, Panda Bear, BØRNS and Perfect Pussy performing.

Soulfest 2015 announces stage times

Soulfest has just announced the stage schedule for its 2015 festival dates in Sydney and Melbourne. This year welcomes the best in soul featuring the one and only Mary J. Blige, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Miguel, De La Soul and many more, for performances on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of October in Sydney and Melbourne, respectively. The event will also be held in Auckland on the 26th of October.

Let Them Eat Cake Festival Announces First Line-Up

Australia’s leading boutique music festival, Let Them Eat Cake has announced its first line-up for 2016 which includes international and local acts. Taking place at Werribee Mansion in Victoria, the festival has become known for its uncompromising attention to detail and smorgasbord of food and art. Celebrating its fourth annual show, Let Them Eat Cake 2016 will be a celebration of electronica and architectural abstract-ism. Click through for first line up and all the details...

Sydney festival One Day Only announces line up

In case you haven't heard already, Sydney crew One Day are taking their One Day Sundays party up to a new level by turning it into a boutique festival at Manning House, titled One Day Only. The event was announced last week and almost instantly sold out of first release tickets, now with second release on sale, the team have announced the festival line-up and it's as big and diverse as we expected.

Muse, Tame Impala & Martin Garrix bring Lollapalooza Berlin 2015 to a close on Sunday night!


Photo: Danny Clinch

Only some hours ago in Berlin, music fans saw out the first official Lollapalooza event in their city. Across three stages at the Tempelhof Airport, Muse, Tame Impala and Martin Garrix brought 50,000 plus people together to celebrate the end of a weekend of great music, perfect weather and a successful festival line up.

FFS & Deichkind impress, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis draw 50,000+ to close out Night One of Lolla Berlin!

The first day and night of the inaugural European extension of Lollapalooza came to a close at the Tempelhof Airport on Saturday, with hip-hop, rock and roll and dance music setting up a killer final few hours for punters to power on through to. With perfect weather conditions, an excellent venue and a solid line up of internationally renowned acts performing promptly throughout the Lollapalooza Berlin's first day, festival goers were spoiled for choice when it came not only to the variety of food options on offer, but musical fare too.

Bring Me The Horizon is the seventh act confirmed for Soundwave 2016

As the dripping continues, Soundwave have secured Bring Me the Horizon to rock the festival next year, an announcement which coincides with their new album That's The Spirit being released today.

Airlie Beach Festival of Music celebrates its 3rd year with a range of musical genres and 20 band line-up

Airlie Beach Festival of Music is in its 3rd year in 2015, and have revamped their stages and are boasting a very impressive line-up this time around. Located in the Whitsunday region of Queensland, festival goers are sure to experience stunning views all day long with music from Friday 6 November to Sunday 8 November.

Festival "Reclaim The Streets" is set to protest lockout laws in Sydney this Sunday, September 13th

Since the drastic lockout laws have been put in place by the State Government, thousands of Sydney sider's have felt the sting of the highly regulated and restricting night life. This Sunday September 13th, Reclaim The Streets will give the chance for thousands of protesters to gather in Hyde Park to take a activist stand against the laws.

And the sixth artist confirmed for Soundwave 2016 is... Lordi!

The Soundwave Festival lineup is fast coming together, and now after Northlane were revealed earlier this week, today the festival continues their drip feed of the festival lineup with the addition of Finland's Metal warriors LORDI, in what is their first ever visit to Australian soil.