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FESTIVAL NEWS

Just For Laughs Sydney Announce Final Shows For 5th Anniversary Festival!

The popular annual comedy festival at the Sydney Opera House, Just For Laughs Sydney is pleased to announce its final stellar shows for their 5th anniversary. The festival is presenting a “Just For Laughs All-Star Gala”, featuring Tommy Tiernan, Danny Bhoy, Stephen K Amos, Al Murray and of course our favourite Aussies Dave Hughes, Wil Anderson, and Celia Pacquola.

Dead Letter Circus are the second act confirmed for Soundwave Festival 2016

In what seems something of a break from tradition, Brisbane four-piece Dead Letter Circus have been revealed today as the second band to play the iconic Soundwave Festival in 2016. Dead Letter Circus will join Bullet For My Valentine at the three date event, who were announced last week and the reveal comes hot off the heels of the release of their third LP Aesthesis (out now).

New Australian Festival Fairgrounds Announces Their First 2015 Line-Up

Fairgrounds Festival, a carnival of music and discovery is coming to Hazelberry Park in Berry, and it's sure to be a weekend of tunes, fueling imaginations and tastebuds. With the likes of Jessica Pratt and Unknown Mortal Orchestra featured in their first line-up, things are definitely looking good!

Peking Duk, All Day and more added to Australia's cruise ship festival Sea 'n Beats in March 2016


Pictured: Peking Duk. Photo by Daniel Boczarski

As it was announced back in April, Australia is getting our very first electronic cruise ship festival, SEA 'N BEATS, and today 16 more incredible names have been added to the event! The announcement includes the likes of EDM stars Peking Duk, hip hop's rising oice All Day, Wave Racer, Tkay Maidza and more!!

More Australian dates confirmed for Father John Misty, including Sydney Opera House debut & Fairgrounds Festival!

Prepare your emotions, be ready to be swept off your feet, and get ready to be taken to church, because Father John Misty will be spreading the good word to fans in Australia through some exclusive headline shows this December. Already confirmed to be performing at Meredith this year, Josh Tillman will be headlining venues in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney as well as taking part in the new Fairgrounds Festival in NSW, I Love You, Honeybear well in tow.

2015 Apple Music Festival Headliners Announced Including Pharrell Williams, One Direction and Florence + The Machine

The annual Apple Music Festival is ready to bring incredible live performances to fans worldwide this September. Apple has announced headliners Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine, Disclosure and much more... Click through for all the info!

Illy, Thundamentals, Jebediah and more to feature at 2015's Festival of the Sun festival this December!

Festival of the Sun celebrates its 11th year this year, taking over the Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park in Port Macquarie on December 11th & 12th. Leading the artist announcement today are some of the country's favourites, Illy, Thundamentals and Jebediah, while the crew behind FOTSUN have also announced the inaugural Wabi Sabi night to proceedings this year.

Bullet for My Valentine confirmed for Soundwave 2016!

Bullet for My Valentine have today been the first international act confirmed for Soundwave 2016! Coinciding with the release of their new album Venom today, Soundwave are stoked to break the news of the band's return to Australia. Of course, in 2016, Soundwave will only be touring to sites in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane - the first year fans in South and Western Australia will be being left off the bill. Further announcements regarding next year's line up are still to come, but in the meantime, Bullet fans can anticipate some great times with the metal legends in January!

Big Daddy Kane, Ratatat, Julia Holter, Briggs & more confirmed for the 25th Meredith Music Festival!

You know how you have that family member who generally stands out as being the coolest? The Aunty who sneaks you alcohol at parties when you're underage or the one who lets you stay up late? Either way, she's the one whose house you always looked forward to going to because no matter what, you knew good times were ahead. Well, when it comes to the Meredith Music Festival, Aunty has delivered again, with a line up that has people around the country getting keen to head to the 'Sup once more this December. Party on.

Angus & Julia Stone, Jon Hopkins, Four Tet and more named on this year's Lost Paradise line up!

This year's Lost Paradise festival is set to be fantastic, with the official first artist announcement being revealed. The three day camping festival is going to be held in the Glenworth Valley over New Year's, offering festival goers a special experience of live music, arts, some brilliant food and drink options and more to bring in 2016 in unique style. Confirmed to perform and DJ at Lost Paradise this year are acts including Angus & Julia Stone, Jamie xx, Four Tet, Tkay Maidza, Jon Hopkins and more - the full line up can be viewed below!

Title Track announces BIGSOUND free party Feat. Tired Lion, Skegss, and more

Title Track has announced a pre-BIGSOUND party featuring local acts such as Perth’s Tired Lion, Byron’s Skegss and Rolls Bayce to kick off attendance at the annual BIGSOUND festival, one of the largest music conferences in the south hemisphere, that is taking place in Brisbane from 9th – 11th September this year.

Sydney Opera House's GRAPHIC festival returns with a huge line up led by George Miller and Kevin Smith

One of Sydney's most diverse, and celebrated festivals is back and it's returned pulling absolutely no punches, with a very big, very impressive lineup spanning the worlds of graphic storytelling, animation, and music. In it's fifth year, GRAPHIC festival will be bringing big names like George Miller, Kevin Smith, Sarah Blasko, and Ólafur Arnalds to the iconic Sydney Opera House for a unique program unlike any other on the city's rich event calender.

Flight Facilities, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, RL Grime and more confirmed for Beyond the Valley!

The 2015 Beyond the Valley Festival has confirmed its line up of Australian and international artists today, along with details of its new location and event information - pack your bags for this one, it's going to be killer! The New Year's Eve party is going to be held amongst the lush surrounds of Lardner Park, only 90 minutes driving distance from Melbourne City, and will feature the likes of Northeast Party House, Jamie xx, Pusha T, RL Grime and more performing!

Sugar Mountain returning to the Victorian College of the Arts next January!

The Sugar Mountain Festival brings out some of the best and eclectic artists from Australia and beyond - a guaranteed crowd please and cause of crowd intrigue every year. In 2016, the festival returns to the Victorian College of the Arts and we're putting money on it that the line up is sure to represent some incredible and diverse talent once again.

2015 Bush Bands Bash announced for Alice Springs next month!


Photo Credit: Steven Price.

The 2015 Bush Bands Bash returns to Alice Springs for another great year of live music - the country's biggest Aboriginal desert music festival! A huge celebration of Indigenous languages as it is about the music, the event showcases a number of talented musicians and artists from across the Central Desert region and this year will be showcasing an awesome 10 languages: English, Mudburra, Luritja, Eastern Arrernte, Ngaanyatjarra, Alyawarra, Jingili, Pitjantjatjara, Warlpiri and Yankunytjatjara.