Author: Brooke Tunbridge

The emergence of the DIY & boutique events – are they becoming a viable replacement for the touring festival?

December 23, 2015

As we welcome Summer and the New Year, we welcome the horrid sight of fake tans gone wrong, gym junkies parading the streets shirtless, long lines to use (much to our dismay) port-a-loos or to buy an overpriced beverage, sniffer dogs guarding entry gates and in the distance; a giant stage which will be home […]

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Katie Noonan releases a new song to celebrate Woodford Folk Festival’s 30 Years

December 11, 2015

Singer-songwriter Katie Noonan has created a song named “United In Sound” to celebrate Woodford Folk Festival’s 30th Anniversary. Noonan will be performing the song at Woodford’s Welcome Ceremony on December 27th, accompanied by a 40 person orchestra chosen from the Sunshine Coast Region by local musician and composer Andrew Vievers. Evocative lyrics fill the track as […]

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Watch Helen Mirren command the drones in the first trailer for Eye In The Sky

December 10, 2015

Directed by Gavin Hood, Eye In The Sky tackles the controversies surrounding modern day warfare and is a thriller about a group of intelligence staff tasked to decide whether to target a village in order to potentially thwart a terrorist attack. The first trailer for the film – due out in March – was released […]

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Mad Max: Fury Road and Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door Win Big at AACTA

December 10, 2015

The fifth annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA) were presented last night at Sydney’s Star Event Centre, the awards recognising the last 12 months in Australian film. George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road took out the top award for Best Film, George Miller receiving the award for Best Director. The Dressmaker dominated […]

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Courtney Barnett responds to Grammy nomination as tickets for her Australian tour fly!

December 10, 2015

Courtney Barnett has had a momentous year with the success of her debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit. The Melbourne based singer-songwriter returned home this week from a run of shows in the UK and Europe to be greeted by the news that she had just been nominated for a […]

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Meg Mac, SAFIA, Eves the Behavior and more feature on Spotify’s Spotlight on 2016 Artists

December 7, 2015

Spotify have released the Spotlight on 2016 artists list- a look ahead at who they predict to be the brightest stars of 2016. The list is curated by the team at Spotify and involves an analysis of music fan’s listening data, considering the following: The artists whose music is appearing in Spotify’s viral charts, which are […]

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St George OpenAir Cinema program announced for 2016; on sale from tomorrow.

December 6, 2015

The program for the St George OpenAir Cinema has been announced for 2016, with tickets going on sale from tomorrow -Monday, 7th December at 9am AEDT. The program reveals a 38 night season, with screenings of films such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Spectre, Steve Jobs and more, playing at Mrs Macquaries Point against […]

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Hilltop Hoods reveal special recording project, new song and announce “The Restrung Tour”

December 3, 2015

Hilltop Hoods have today announced a special recording project, Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung, to be released Friday, February 19th 2016. The announcement accompanies the news of their new track “Higher” a Hilltop Hoods and Symphony Orchestra Tour. The track “Higher” was premiered on Triple J this morning and will be officially […]

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Melbourne rockers Acolyte announce East Coast tour for new single “The Message”

December 3, 2015

Progressive rock band Acolyte have announced an East Coast tour in support of their new single “The Message”. The Melbourne band will be hitting their hometown first, also visiting Bendigo before touring North. Check out the dates below and watch their new music video at the end of the article! Tour Dates: FRIDAY 8TH JANUARY […]

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The 27th Bluesfest Byron Bay lines up The “Original” Blues Brothers Band, Don McLean and more in latest announcement

December 3, 2015

The 27th Bluesfest Byron Bay has gotten bigger… again! Held over Easter (Thursday 24th March – Monday 28th March 2016), the festival has released another lineup chock full of artists that give precedence to its name: they are here to help represent the Blues! Added to the line-up is The “Original” Blues Brothers Band, Don […]

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Splashh and Green Buzzard Added to LO-FI // SCI-FI by The Velvet Cave Line Up

December 3, 2015

Indie rockers Splashh and Sydney’s Green Buzzard have been added to The Velvet Cave’s LO-FI // SCI-FI line up. The event has been around since 2011 and features late night kaleidoscopic happenings, showcasing International, interstate and local live acts and rare vinyl DJ’s. Splashh will bring their dreamy psychedelic sounds to the event, confident to […]

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Troy Cassar-Daley reveals he’s a fan of Tame Impala and praises Australian music on the ARIA red carpet

December 3, 2015

Country musician Troy Cassar-Daley is no stranger to the ARIAs, having previously won four awards at the music industry’s night of nights. After meeting Kevin Parker from Tame Impala on the red carpet, Troy had a chat to the AU about his kids introducing him to most of the artists at the event through their […]

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds announce Australia and New Zealand Tour

December 3, 2015

Following on from their addition to Bluesfest Byron Bay, Oasis’ Noel Gallagher has announced a run of shows in Australia and New Zealand with his band High Flying Birds. The band will be visiting Sydney the night before their performance at Bluesfest, also taking in massive shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Tour Dates: ASB THEATRE, […]

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Mavis! and more light up the Summer Film Program for ACMI in Melbourne

November 30, 2015

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne has announced their Summer Film Program, and are set to host screenings of a selection of biographies, documentaries, punk classics and foreign language movies. The program begins December 2015 and runs until February 2016. Here’s a look at what has been revealed: WATTSTAX R18+ Seven years […]

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Actor Michael Dorn Talks About Ted 2, working with Seth MacFarlane and more ahead of DVD Release

November 26, 2015

Actor Michael Dorn from Ted 2 spoke to us about the movie, what it’s like working with Seth Macfarlane, and his own childhood dreams, ahead of the DVD release of the American comedy today. What am I finding you up to? How’s the day treating you? It’s fantastic. I live away from LA now, so […]

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Watch The New Trailer For Now You See Me 2

November 19, 2015

The illusionists known as The Four Horsemen are back for their second act in Now You See Me 2. Original cast members such as Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco are all returning, with the addition of Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Radcliffe. After the first installment Now You See Me in 2013, featuring magic […]

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Check out the new The Huntsman: Winter’s War Trailer

November 19, 2015

The producer of Maleficient and Alice in Wonderland Joe Roth has brought The Huntsman: Winter’s War to life as it reveals how the fates of Huntsman Eric, played by Chris Hemsworth, and Queen Ravenna, played by Charlize Theron, are intertwined. Actress Emily Blunt is also part of the cast, playing the Queen’s sister, Freya, having […]

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Watch the trailer for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2!

November 12, 2015

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the follow-up to the first installment of the romantic comedy will be on screens early 2016. Written by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the cast of favourites, including John Corbett and John Stamos. The film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters […]

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Courtney Barnett, The Smith Street Band and More Win at The Age Music Victoria Awards

November 12, 2015

The 10th Edition of The Age Music Victoria Awards were held at 170 Russell last night with live performances from Marlon Williams, Harts and multiple award winner, Courtney Barnett. Genre and publicly voted winners were presented together for the first time this year, Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan saying,”bringing the genre awards and public awards […]

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Groovin The Moo Announces 2016 Tour Dates

November 12, 2015

Regional touring music festival Groovin The Moo is back for another year, as they reveal the tour dates for the 2016 festival. Last year featured the likes of Charli XCX, Broods, The Delta Riggs, The Preatures and more. Groovin The Moo will be visiting Maitland, Canberra, Oakbank, Bendigo, Townsville and Bunbury. The festival has not […]

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Melbourne’s Lido on the Roof Announces Film Program

November 12, 2015

Lido Cinemas tonight unveils their rooftop space, with James Bond’s Spectre as the first film to be shown.  The space in Hawthorn features a rooftop screen, beanbags, deck chairs, and a separate bar. Spectre will play from opening night, Thursday 12th November until Wednesday 18th November. Check out the full film program here… Film Program: […]

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Check out the new Finding Dory trailer!

November 12, 2015

The hilarious yet forgetful Dory from 2003’s Finding Nemo is being reunited with loved ones in the new film Finding Dory  set to release next year. In the sequel, the blue tang fish, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, learns a thing or two about the true meaning of family. The Disney film, directed by Andrew Stanton […]

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