Author: Charmain Cribb

Qantas and Rockpool to help you earn Frequent Flyer points while you dine

December 4, 2017

It seems Neil Perry has merged two of his closest relationships into one epic, industry-first partnership. The renowned chef has long had a close working relationship with Qantas, which he has now fused into the ever-growing Rockpool Dining Group – of which he is Culinary Director – with a special treat for point-lovers all across […]

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Melbourne’s Yhonnie Scarce wins $20,000 Guirguis New Art Prize

April 5, 2017

The Art Gallery of Ballarat hosted the Guirguis New Art Prize award ceremony recently, with Melbourne’s Yhonnie Scarce taking home the $20,000 prize for her work, The More Bones the Better. The installation, made up of six medical beakers, hand blown glass and tubing, the work has been described as haunting and delicate, a culmination […]

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The Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival unveils first program for 2017

April 5, 2017

Running over 10 days this May, the YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival aims to celebrate diversity within Aboriginal culture through 60 events encompassing dance, music, theatre, film, talks and visual arts in Melbourne. Highlights of the festival program include a citywide treasure hunt – Barring Yanabul – on May 13th, a traditional welcome ceremony for […]

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Emily Floyd shares 10th solo exhibition, Icelandic Puffins, at the Anna Schwartz Gallery

April 5, 2017

Melbourne’s Anna Scwartz Gallery is hosting the impressive 10th solo exhibition by local artist and sculptor, Emily Floyd. The exhibition, entitled Icelandic Puffins, opens on April 8th and runs until May 13th, showcases Floyd’s technique for hand carving – the individual puffins come next to Icelandic text identifying members of the financial elite. Of course, […]

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Flume joins Muse, Kendrick Lamar and Metallica for the 50th Festival d’été de Québec

April 5, 2017

The 50th anniversary of Festival d’été de Québec features one of the more eclectic stomper line ups we’ve seen for 2017 so far, with a run of headliners including Kendrick Lamar, Death From Above 1979, Muse, P!nk and Gorillaz. The Who will also perform at the festival this July, the iconic band’s only Canadian festival […]

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Áine Tyrrell steps in to replace NGAIIRE at the Rock and Roll Writers Festival this weekend

March 30, 2017

Irish performer and writer Áine Tyrrell has been announced as a late addition to the 2017 Rock and Roll Writers Festival, in place of NGAIIRE, who is unable to travel to Brisbane for the event this weekend. Despite the wickedly dodgy weather much of Queensland has withstood overnight, the festival is still very much going ahead this Saturday and […]

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Over 1000 events nationwide announced for the 2017 Australian Heritage Festival

March 22, 2017

Thanks to the National Trust, over 1000 events have been announced to showcase throughout the Australian Heritage Festival this year. The event, which is the larger and longest running festival celebrating Australia’s natural, historic Indigenous and multicultural heritage, is presenting yet another dynamic program of productions across its five week run from April 18th. Proudly supported […]

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Shepard Fairey leads huge VIVID Ideas program for 2017

March 22, 2017

VIVID Ideas has dropped its program for 2017, hosting over 200 events over 23 days and nights. Leading the charge is and exclusive festival appearance by American artist Shepard Fairey – best known for his Barack Obama HOPE campaign and his OBEY GIANT art project – at the Sydney Town Hall. Along with Fairey’s appearance as part of VIVID […]

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COPIA announce Australian tour dates in support of new album Epoch for March & April

February 17, 2017

Heavy metal Melbourne natives COPIA are bringing their high energy show on an east coast tour this March. Their new album, EPOCH, saw the boys experiment with heavier music and darker lyrics, following on from the success of the band’s album Eleven:Eleven in Europe. They’re back home after hitting the European circuit for the fifth time, having shared the stage […]

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Northeast Party House announce “Calypso Beach” national tour

February 16, 2017

Melbourne lads Northeast Party House are set to tour around Australia in May and June. The band are bringing their high energy live show to Groovin the Moo, of course, but alongside the festival dates, they’ll be sliding in a few special headline shows for fans too. Following the success from the band’s latest album Dare, the boys […]

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Butterfingers announce national tour for new single “Big Night Out”

February 16, 2017

Australian hip-hop royalty Butterfingers are back. Officially back in the saddle after a 10 year long hiatus from the recording studio, the four piece from Brisbane are soon to be out on the road! Releasing their new single “Big Night Out” on March 10th, the boys embark on a whirlwind national tour stopping at all the major […]

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Jarreau Vandal, SOSUPERSAM & LAKIM feature on this year’s Soulection Australian tour

February 9, 2017

You don’t want to miss this electrifying line up coming to Australia in March. Presented by The Operatives and Astral People,  Beats1 primetime show Soulection will be coming to Australia. Teaming up with three big acts Jarreau Vandal, SOSUPERSAM and LAKIM, Soulection aims to present the next big things – an expertly curated bill of artists pushing boundaries. This isn’t […]

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The Hills Are Alive announces Cloud Control, Amy Shark and more for 2017 festival

February 8, 2017

The hills are definitely going to be alive in South Gippsland in March. The 9th annual ‘Festival of Friends’ and the line-up for The Hills Are Alive is all killer, no filler. For three days, the farm comes alive with music, comedians, food, field games, and for the really committed, free camping. Featuring the likes of Cloud Control, Dope Lemon, Amy […]

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Frightened Rabbit set for Australian Painting of a Panic Attack tour in March

December 16, 2016

Popping over to enjoy the Australian summer is Scottish band Frightened Rabbit. They begin their Australian tour in Brisbane in March. Coming to showcase their talents with their fifth album, Painting of a Panic Attack follows the band’s already successful tour across Europe/UK, America, and Canada. No strangers to success, the band have been on a […]

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The Byzantines announce summer tour and brand new EP details for 2017

December 16, 2016

Four piece all male, but don’t be mistaken, this isn’t a boy band, Adelaide band The Byzantines are touring in 2017, with their good mates The Montreals. Releasing their much anticipated EP via Marshmallow Pavement Records on February 17th, the boys will then hit the road for a summer tour. Touring is second nature to […]

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Sydney five-piece Borneo kick off ‘Summer Australiana Tour’ in Manly tonight!

November 25, 2016

Borneo are a five piece rock band hailing from Sydney, with their unique take on punk rock sure to appeal to all types of music lovers. Tonight, the band’s summer tour kicks off in Manly before taking the group down the coast and out to New Zealand before the end of the year! Relatively new to the music […]

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FBi announce the nominees for 2016 SMAC Awards!

November 24, 2016

FBi Radio have announced the nominees for the 2016 SMAC (Sydney Music, Arts and Cultural) Awards! Returning to Carriageworks in January, Sydney artists will be recognised across ten categories including Record of the Year, Next Big Thing, Best Live Act and more. Voting is open to the public now, through until 5pm December 10th. The […]

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The Jezabels and Alex Lahey team up for Urban Spread Summer Series

November 24, 2016

Following on from killer music series’ featuring the likes of The Rubens, Dead Letter Circus and DZ Deathrays, Urban Spread are kicking it this summer with The Jezabels and Alex Lahey. Over three shows, these two acts will be bringing the shows the rest of the country has been vibing with throughout 2016 to the stage next January. […]

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Big Thief announce Australian tour dates for February and March

November 17, 2016

Brooklyn-based band Big Thief are heading out this summer on their world tour, after the success of their studio album, Masterpiece, with Australia falling into the schedule early next year. The Australian tour kicks off on February 22nd at the Perth International Arts Festival, while they’re also set to appear alongside Warpaint as part of the […]

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Luluc set to return to Australia, supporting Dinosaur Jr in the New Year

November 17, 2016

New York based, Melbourne natives Luluc will be back in the country early 2017 to embark on a new run of Australian tour dates. The indie folk duo will kick off on their home turf, performing at the Music On The Hill event at Red Hill in Victoria, before travelling along the east coast before returning to Melbourne […]

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Luke Million announces long awaited summer ‘Live Journey’ tour dates

November 17, 2016

Luke Million has finally dropped his highly anticipated Australian tour dates off the back of what’s become a viral remix of the Stranger Things theme. If you haven’t heard it yet or have been under a rock since the Netflix show premiered, Million worked his flair on the already impressive piece of music, with ‘Australia’s King […]

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