Gig Guides

Live Review: The Corrs leave Sydney ‘Breathless’ – Qudos Bank Arena (29.10.23)

October 30, 2023

There has to be something said for the power of nostalgia. Despite not having any major success in Australia as of late – at least comparatively to when they first burst on the scene in the mid-90s – The Corrs packed out Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena to practical maximum capacity as they delighted fans with […]

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TikTok Australia announces House of Music Discovery at SXSW Sydney

October 5, 2023

Announcing its House of Music Discovery at the inaugural this year’s event, SXSW Sydney invites locals and international guests to enter into a world of music rediscovery as TikTok Australia takes over the eccentric cultural hub, Pleasures Playhouse, on Wednesday, 18 October. TikTok’s House of Music Discovery will bring the magic of music exploration to life by transcending the digital realm […]

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Live Nation’s ONES TO WATCH announces lineup for BIGSOUND showcase

September 4, 2023

Live Nation has been committed to changing live music discovery with their series ONES TO WATCH. Unearthing fantastic Australian talent, the series is set to keep up the momentum with the announcement of the new instalment of the series at this year’s BIGSOUND. Taking place in Meanjin/Brisbane on September the 6th, this instalment is set […]

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The Weeknd announces 2023 tour dates for Australia and New Zealand for “After Hours Til Dawn” global stadium tour

August 30, 2023

*Due to overwhelming demand for tour dates in Australia, further shows have been added* Diamond-certified selling artist The Weeknd has announced today that his sold-out global concert tour, “After Hours Til Dawn”, will extend to both Australia and New Zealand. Celebrating both his critically acclaimed albums “After Hours” (the 2020 release featuring the newly announced […]

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Celtic pop icons The Corrs to tour this October and November with Natalie Imbruglia, Toni Childs and Germein

August 24, 2023

After stunning the 13,000 strong crowd at the Hunter Valley’s Hope Estate Winery with their incredible and enchanting live show in November 2022, The Corrs are thrilled to return in 2023 and bring their music to fans all over the country. The “One Night Only, Hope Estate” show was a night to remember and fans […]

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40 Years of Morrissey Australian Tour dates announced

August 11, 2023

Morrissey the lead singer and lyrist of lengendary 1980s English band The Smiths have just announced an Australian tour called “40 Years of Morrissey” and it’s happening this year! To the delight of his fans, Morrissey will play all the favourites from The Smiths through to his solo career. Expect to hear the classics from […]

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Paul McCartney announces Australian stadium tour for late 2023

August 1, 2023

The Mac is back, with Paul McCartney announcing his first Australian tour since 2017. Making a six city visit featuring a variety of stadium shows across the country on his Got Back tour, the former Beatle and prolific frontman is set to arrive on our shores this October and November. Having continually wowed crowds over […]

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Jonas Brothers announce 50 new dates across 20 countries to their “Five Albums. One Night” tour, including Australia

July 29, 2023

Performing for the first time EVER in Australia, The Jonas Brothers have announced they’ll be bringing their “FIVE ALBUMS. ONE NIGHT”  tour down under as part of a colossal extension that will add 27 shows across Europe, Australia and New Zealand. This newly announced leg will see Joe, Nick and Kevin perform all the hits […]

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Kraftwerk Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour November/December 2023

July 12, 2023

Kraftwerk the pioneers of electro, have announced headline dates for Australia and New Zealand this November/December 2023. Kraftwerk founder Ralf Huetter and his team continue to show outstanding innovation, illustrating their belief in the respective contributions of both man and machine. They emerged in 1970 as part of West Germany’s krautrock and continued to experiment […]

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Foo Fighters return to Australia & NZ this Summer – dates and supports announced

June 5, 2023

Fresh from the release of their new album But Here We Are last week Foo Fighters have announced their return to Australia and New Zealand this summer, with a run of stadium shows across the two countries from November through to January. The band were last in the country for a one off show in […]

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Bluesfest 2023 Sideshows not to be missed

March 24, 2023

Easter is just around the corner and of course, this means Bluesfest will be happening over 5 days in Byron Bay. If you cant make it to beautiful Byron Bay, here is a list of Artists that shouldn’t be missed in mostly Sydney and Melbourne. Beck  Beck @ Harvest Festival. Image by Pete Dovgan Beck […]

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Five highlights from The New Colossus Festival (2023)

March 20, 2023

From 8-12 March, New York City hosted the fifth annual (fourth edition, thanks pandemic), The New Colossus Festival. With so many great artists and venues to explore and only five days to do so, I thought I’d condense my experience into a list of my top five highlights, showcasing why this is a must-attend festival […]

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Festival Review: Mona Foma in Launceston finds its quirky, inclusive footing for its 2023 edition

March 10, 2023

After debuting its Launceston component in 2019, it’s a shame that Mona Foma – so often associated with its decade+ engagement in Hobart – had to momentarily stall its grind (as did the rest of the art scene) when a certain pandemic gloomed over the globe. In 2023, it’s more than making up for lost […]

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P!NK announces new dates for “Summer Carnival” 2024 tour due to phenomenal demand

February 15, 2023

Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, international pop icon, and honorary Australian P!NK has added 3 new stadium shows on her massive Australian tour in February and March, 2024. P!NK’s “Summer Carnival” will commence in Sydney at Allianz Stadium on February 9 and 10, followed by Newcastle’s McDonald Jones Stadium on February 13, Suncorp Stadium Brisbane on February 16 and […]

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Five bands not to miss at Austin City Limits Weekend Two

October 13, 2022

We are just a day away from weekend two of the Austin City Limits Music Festival and Zilker Park is ready to rock just as hard – if not harder – this time around. Weekend one was a huge success and saw top headlining sets from P!nk, The Chicks, Flume, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. […]

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US rockers Halestorm to head Down Under following new album Back from the Dead

May 28, 2022

Grammy-winning US hard rock band Halestorm have announced a tour of Australia and New Zealand in February 2023 following the release of their fifth studio album Back from the Dead, released 6 May via Atlantic Records. Returning Down Under for the first time since 2019, Halestorm will be stopping by Auckland before making their way […]

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THIS THAT Festival have announced their 2021 all-Aussie lineup featuring Hayden James

November 12, 2020

We’re sitting here with our glitter paint and vintage ski jackets we’d prepped for Splendour, wistfully hoping that summer festival season will be fruitful enough to absolutely SEND IT. And I’m here to tell you it’s very well possible!! THIS THAT Festival have just announced their juicy lineup for their February 2021 dates, and it’s […]

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WATCH: Lime Cordiale play Tait’s 8 as they announce a live music comeback of intimate shows.

July 1, 2020

The iso-wait is over! Gigs are beginning to make a comeback as Lime Cordiale takes the lead with their string of already sold-out gigs being announced at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory. Only there’s one restriction catch: all audience members will be seated in what is set to be a very intimate and possibly bizarre concert […]

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Eurovision 2020 Australia Decides – Meet The Contenders

January 31, 2020

Last year, Kate Miller-Heidke took out the competition with her gravity defying song titled, well… “Zero Gravity”. Now, it’s that time of the year again – to choose who will represent Australia in this year’s Eurovision 2020. The 65th campiest, wardrobe malfunction prone music competition will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands this year. That’s right, […]

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Here are all the Bushfire Appeal concerts happening in Australia

January 8, 2020

While Australia continues to deal with the alarming bushfire crisis across the country, and the world begins to take notice (and, for some, action), the local music industry is coming together to raise necessary funds to help. We’ve rounded up all the bushfire appeal concerts we could so you can try attend as much as […]

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Gig Guide: 7 shows not to miss in Sydney this February

February 2, 2019

Well, we’ve made it into 2019 and have put 2018 behind us, and in this new year, music is still going strong. We’ve recently been through Triple J‘s Hottest 100, where the top spot was rightfully stolen by Ocean Alley‘s song “Confidence”, beating the insanely popular “Sicko Mode” (Travis Scott, featuring Drake, Swae Lee and Big Hawk) by two […]

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As he embarks on his debut Australian tour, Chicago rapper Saba is ready to hit the spotlight

December 3, 2018

Teetering between the early-2018 release of an album, and his upcoming Australian tour, Saba is poised for a deserved spike in notoriety. A Chicago based rapper, cut from the same cloth as Chance the Rapper, Saba fell into the local indie rap scene in southern Chicago, acting as an antonym to the swirling popularity of […]

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Gig Guide: 7 gigs not to miss in Melbourne this November

October 31, 2018

November is almost here which means summer time is just around the corner! With warmer days and longer nights, there’s no better time to see some great live music. Step into summer the right way and get along to some unmissable gigs this November. Here are seven Melbourne gigs to check out! King Princess November […]

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Gig Guide: 9 shows not to miss in Sydney this October

September 27, 2018

It’s the end of September and we are reaching to grasp the Summer Holidays and Christmas celebration, but just can’t quite get there. Stop reaching for holidays and start grabbing tickets because life doesn’t have to be mundane with great live music around everywhere. Here are nine great gigs in Sydney this October that will […]

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Gig Guide: 7 shows not to miss in Brisbane this October

September 26, 2018

October is almost upon us which means it’s time to start planning how you’re going to spend those warmer, spring evenings. With a bunch of awesome gigs coming up in Brisbane, you’ll have no excuse not to get out and enjoy some live music. Here are our picks for the best gigs happening in Brisbane […]

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Five acts not to miss at BIGSOUND 2018

September 3, 2018

BIGSOUND officially kicks off in Brisbane tomorrow, and our man on the ground this year will be Tim Byrnes. Tim has narrowed down his five must-see acts for the festival. Take a look: Wax Chattels Auckland, New Zealand trio Wax Chattels play bass guitar, keyboard, and a two-piece drum kit. But with those barest of […]

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Gig Guide: 9 shows not to miss in Melbourne this September

August 29, 2018

Spring is right around the corner! The night’s will be getting longer, and a helluva lot warmer. So there’s no better time to get out and enjoy some live music, and Melbourne, you’ve got some killer gigs coming up next month! Here are our picks for the best live music events not to miss in […]

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Gig Guide: 9 shows not to miss in NSW this September

August 27, 2018

Somehow August is just about done and we’re nearly in September. That’s two-thirds of the year done. Goneskies. As spring begins to do its thing and the sun starts to stay out a little longer into the evenings, it’s time for us all to dance and mosh our way into the rest of 2018. Here […]

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9 shows not to miss at the 2018 Brisbane Festival

August 21, 2018

The Brisbane Festival kicks off on in a couple of weeks on the 8th of September. With the festival boasting 600 performances of almost 70 shows across 17 venues, it’s close to impossible to see everything, or indeed to decide what you should go and see. So, like the good citizens we are, we’ve compiled […]

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It’s Summer Up There! A Festival Guide on Lollapalooza 2014

June 3, 2014

Lollapalooza, one of America’s biggest summer festivals, will be running again this August, and as per usual, it’s got a hell of a lineup. Rap god Eminem, will be joined by massive acts such as the reunited Outkast, Kings of Leon, Artic Monkeys and Lorde. The quality isn’t simply top heavy, with an array of […]

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