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Summer Festival Spotlight: Week Three – NEW YEARS EVE (NATIONAL)

Having the privilege to enjoy the heat of Summer on New Years Eve is something deeply embedded in the Australian experience – and something we shouldn’t take for granted. So why have the same, boring old NYE, when you could be rocking out to the worlds finest bands, in some of the countries most beautiful…

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Summer Festival Spotlight: Week Two – LANEWAY FESTIVAL (NATIONAL)

In this week’s Festival Spotlight, we turn our attention to the increasingly popular Laneway Festival. What started out as a small showcase of bands at St Jerome’s Laneway in Melbourne, has become a mammoth touring festival, with some of the worlds most respected artists taking the stage, and publications such as Pitchfork giving the thumbs…

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Sydney Festival Launches with a Delightful Bag of Treats!

If there is one musical event which has come to encapsulate Summer in Australia, there’s no argument that it’s the Big Day Out – the 2010 edition of which has now sold out around the country, despite a lineup born out of a recycling bin. But in Sydney, there is a parallel force for our…

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A Look Back at the History of KIA SOUL'S LIVE AT THE CHAPEL

It’s a rare thing in this day and age to see a live music-oriented series survive on Australian Television. Even programs on MTV and Channel [V] don’t seem to stick around for too long. There is one popular exception to this rule, however. Kia Soul’s Live at the Chapel . Originating in Melbourne in 2003,…

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SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS – Belongil Fields, Byron Bay – TWITTER FEED

Why wait for the full review? In an AU review FIRST, from Friday night to Sunday night, Larry & Chris uploaded live tweets – both text and pics – from Australia’s signature winter festival. Check out the archived embedded feed here: #Splendour lives on! Full coverage from tomorrow! Then Bloc Party @ MCA. They played…

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A Sydneysider's Take on Melbourne's Big Day Out 2009

Having attended the Sydney Big Day Out for the past 5 years, it would be fair to say that being sick of the crowd that attends this event is an understatement. So, loving Melbourne, I decided to make the trip down south for this year’s epic BDO event – and boy, did it pay off….

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