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UNIBAR WOLLONGONG

Photo Gallery: Farmer and The Owl Festival - University of Wollongong (14.03.15)

The Farmer and the Owl festival returned to sunny Wollongong over the weekend and hosted 25+ acts plus a whole range of other sensory delights in a statement that fuels the question, how long until the next one! Ian Laidlaw brings us these photos...

Festival Review: The Farmer and the Owl - University of Wollongong, Wollongong (14.03.2015)

Going down to Wollongong University to attend Farmer and The Owl is an absolute joy. The trip which is only a touch over an hour’s drive from Sydney is an ease and the festival is filled with laid-back easy-going coastal vibes. That is despite the healthy helping of raucous rock that filled out the line-up.

Farmer and The Owl Festival Announce Lineup, Food and Arts Additions!

There’s only just under a month to go before Farmer & The Owl kicks off and it just keeps getting bigger with new music, food and arts additions. The Wollongong festival is already hosting the likes of DZ Deathrays, Bad//Dreems and Jebediah amongst many more, and have now announced that Velociraptor, Rolls Bayce, Jeremy Neale, Parkside + Friends, SPACE 44 DJs, Blackbear, Honeybear, Berko (FBi), Vintage Stylus DJs and Music Farmers DJs will also be joining.

Festival Review: The Farmer & The Owl Festival - UniBar, Wollongong (23.11.13)

Having attended the University of Wollongong for four years and lived in the city throughout that period, I cannot stress what a joy it was to see an event like The Farmer & The Owl take place. Even more of a joy, was the fact it was run so effectively and efficiently.

Photo Gallery: The Farmer and The Owl Festival ft. Glass Towers + Shining Bird - University of Wollongong (23.11.13)

Dan Turner takes us to the inaugural boutique Farmer and the Owl festival in Wollongong, headlined by Dappled Cities and The Drones. Though the headliners are unfortunately not pictured here, enjoy the rest of day's fine offerings including Harmony, Shining Bird, Glass Towers and many more...

Photo Gallery: San Cisco at UOW Uni Bar (30.05.13)

San Cisco played up a storm at the University of Wollongong's Unibar and the AU review's Johto was there to capture all the action.

Live Review: The Rubens + Walk The Moon + Bloods - Unibar, Wollongong (23.05.13)

In 2011 The Rubens were playing in a small Wollongong café/pub. Fast forward a mere two years, and the 4-piece sold out the original venue of Unibar to upgrade to the University of Wollongong’s hall to play to adoring fans. No easy feat! After a whirlwind 2012, which saw hit single "My Gun" be blasted on everything from radio stations, to football matches and make it into the top ten for the Triple J’s hottest 100, The Rubens brought their ‘Never Be The Same’ tour back to Wollongong, supported by spunky rockers Bloods and the ever energetic and impressive Walk The Moon.

Live Review: British India - Wollongong UNIBAR, Wollongong (10.05.13)

I'd call myself a fairly seasoned British India goer now. Catching them live for the first time over four years ago, they have always been a great live act to watch. Considering it's been quite some time since I've seen them I was interested to see how their live show had progressed since the release of the highly acclaimed fourth album, Controller.

Live Review: Ball Park Music + Loon Lake - Unibar, Wollongong (24.10.12)

Hot on the heels of their second album ‘Museum’ Ball Park Music continued their relentless touring pace, bringing along new Australian favourites Loon Lake for a night that proved to be filled with excited and questionable dancing, sing a longs, and high energy.

Live Review: The Rubens + Bertie Blackman - Unibar, Wollongong (20.09.12)

2012 has been a huge year for The Rubens, with much hype generated surrounding their self-titled debut release. On tour in support of the new album, The Rubens graced UOW Unibar with their charismatic presence, to play yet another sold-out show.

Live Review: Bluejuice + Deep Sea Arcade + The Preatures - Unibar, Wollongong (11.08.12)

BLUEJUICE

It could be the common misconception that winter is a time to slow down, become a homebody, and stay in bed with your electric blanket, a cup of soup and a good book. But in the words from Australian favourites, Bluejuice, ‘Are you gonna get up or are you gonna stay in bed?’ And with a tour such as ‘The Winter of the Discotheque’ coming to a university near you, you would be a fool to pick the latter.

Photo Gallery and Live Review: Dead Letter Circus + Closure In Moscow - Wollongong Unibar (20.08.11)

After selling out their Sydney show the night before, Dead Letter Circus were ready to do the same in the gong, as the unibar was packed from doors open.

First band Wolves gave us our dose of indie rock for the night. They played a solid set, the highlight being their JJJ closer "Children".

Frenzal Rhomb + The Optionals + Totally Unicorn - Wollongong Uni Bar (30.04.11)

Totally Unicorn don't care for the people who are too cool for the opening acts, hanging up the back of the venue or headed straight towards the bar. They're here to party, and bollocks to anyone who isn't. Literally within seconds of the first chord ringing out, frontman Drew Gardner bowled himself over near the mixing desk. Then, he belly-flops onto a bystander and drapes himself over the security barrier, dangling precariously atop of it while screaming through the steel mesh.