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The Princess Theatre, Woolloongabba

The Tivoli team sets their sights on new Brisbane venue, The Princess

April 11, 2021

Queensland’s oldest standing theatre, The Princess, is set for a new lease of life as the team behind Fortitude Valley’s The Tivoli announce the purchase of the Woolloongabba venue. The Tivoli’s owners, brothers Steve and Dave Sleswick, alongside prominent Brisbane businessman Steve Wilson, recently revealed their plans for revitalising the 133 year old Princess, aiming […]

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Hinterland

With live music set to return in America, why festivals like Hinterland are going to be more important than ever

April 8, 2021

The experience of a music festival is unlike anything else in the world today. The collective experience of being able to gather with thousands who all share something in common: The love of music. During a music festival throngs of people camp, stand, and sing together for several days on end. Sadly, Covid-19 took all […]

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US festival Bonnaroo sets new dates and lineup for 2021 with Tame Impala and King Gizzard set to join Lizzo, Foo Fighters and more

April 6, 2021

The past year has been hard on the world and especially tough to live music fans. But as vaccines start to roll out and Covid-19 numbers go down the hope for a return to normal gets stronger. As Bonnaroo unveiled its 2021 lineup, it started to feel like the world might be slowly looking familiar […]

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Presets & Illy to fire up Perth’s Factory Summer Festival this Long Weekend

April 1, 2021

The hard work of organisers is set to pay off with Perth’s Factory Summer Festival set to fire up this Easter long weekend and for the remainder of April with The Presets, Illy and Northeast Party House among the acts to come. The Factory Summer Festival, originally slated for December and January, had to be […]

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Updated: Byron Bay Bluesfest 2021 cancelled

March 31, 2021

In what is devastating news for the organisers, artists and vendors, Bluesfest 2021 has been cancelled due to the latest COVID-19 outbreak. This is the second year in a row where the festival has been cancelled due to the virus. Needless to say, it is a great disappointment, given the effort put in by the […]

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DMA'S

Yours & Owls Festival unveil Australian-first revolving stage details, as they change venues and replace the Kiwis

March 24, 2021

Yours and Owls is happily going ahead this April 17 and 18, 2021, with a number of measures in place to keep the festival stress-free and COVID-safe, without compromising on fun, sustainability, and the ability for festivalgoers to have a good party. One of these changes involved moving the party to Dalton Park, Wollongong, two […]

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WAMAwards 2020

Spacey Jane win big at star-studded 2020 WAMAwards

March 24, 2021

Last night saw the best and brightest of WA’s music scene come together to celebrate the very best of 2020 at the WAMAwards.  Taking place as part of WA Music Week, the evening was testament to Western Australia’s vibrant, talented, and resilient music scene, with live performances from winners, Adrian Dzvuke, Noah Dillon and more. […]

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AMP Winners The Avalanches announce Brisbane and Sydney concerts

March 23, 2021

The Avalanches have announced shows in Brisbane and Sydney in April and May. The duo will be bringing their latest album, We Will Always Love You to Brisbane’s Riverstage on Friday, April 30, and Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Thursday 27th May. It was one of our most anticipated albums of 2020, with our reviewer Dylan […]

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Pinkish Blu’s Top 5 Adelaide Haunts

March 18, 2021

Indie outfit Pinkish Blu are officially coming in not pink, not blue, but red hot, with a new single and a list of live shows. Previously supporting the likes of The Rubens and Trophy Eyes, the Adelaide band is quickly becoming one of South Australia’s most promising acts, with their new track “Backward” being all your […]

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Dan Sultan to play an exclusive show this month at the Enmore Theatre

March 10, 2021

Six-time ARIA winner Dan Sultan will grace the stage with an exclusive, one-off performance at Sydney’s iconic Enmore Theatre. In a one-off show on Saturday March 27th, Sultan will entertain audiences with an evening of stories, reflection and music. Sultan is a brilliant raconteur so fans can expect laughter as well as all the heartfelt […]

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Six Aussie artists join a new international program for female-identifying producers

March 8, 2021

Today is International Women’s Day and it’s exciting to see that a new initiative by Canada’s National Arts Centre is cutting through gender imbalance in the music industry. And thanks to export office Sounds Australia, six Aussie artists are on-board. The Global Network for Female-Identifying Music Producers is the new virtual and global project, offering […]

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The 45th Port Fairy Folk Festival announces first round of artists for March 2022

March 4, 2021

After taking this year off, The 45th Port Fairy Folk Festival is set for 2022, and the first round of artists has just been announced. Celebrating in the music-loving coastal village in Victoria from 11th-14th March, a mix of home-grown talent and folk stars from around the world will be on show. Audiences can expect […]

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Byron Bay Bluesfest is a go: Pete Murray and more added to the All-Aussie 2021 lineup

March 4, 2021

Bluesfest is on for 2021, the first multi-day, multi-stage camping festival to be held in the world since the beginning of Covid-19. Running from April 1st-5th at the idyllic Byron Events Farm (formerly the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm), the festival will be a smaller affair than we’re used to – only 3 stages – but […]

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Splendour in the Grass

Splendour moves to Spring 2021 with Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator

March 2, 2021

Organisers have announced that Splendour in the Grass in 2021 has been rescheduled to 19th-21st November 2021. The great news of this rescheduling is that Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator are all available for the new November dates. With international travel not expected to re-open until later this year, it was wise to […]

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Sydney’s Enmore Theatre to reopen with Gala night featuring Ian Moss, Alex The Astronaut, Red Riders and more

February 5, 2021

Sydney’s iconic inner-west live music venue, the Enmore Theatre, is officially reopening and celebrating their well timed refurbishment with a grandiose Gala night on Monday February 22nd. The Sounds of Sydney (Re)Opening Night Gala is more than a party for the historic renovated building, but also a celebration of Sydney’s music scene, with an array […]

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The first Aussie acts to play SXSW Online 2021 have been announced

January 28, 2021

If 2020 was the year that conference festivals were dealt the unexpected and either had to cancel or quickly adapt, 2021 is the year they have to settle into a new normal. For now, this means events that are entirely run online- and hopefully, as the year progresses, hybrid events that will see us start […]

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NSW: A breakdown of the new live music reforms and Covid-19 restriction lifts

December 4, 2020

NSW has recently become the accommodator for the biggest law reforms affecting the live music industry in the state’s history. On November 12, the NSW Legislative Council passed amendments that saw long overdue, but nonetheless historic changes made to liquor, planning, local government and building laws. The reforms have excited all and everyone, particularly for […]

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Tash Sultana guitar

Tash Sultana just got their own Fender Guitar: Introducing the Tash Sultana Stratocaster

December 4, 2020

Fender have teamed up with singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana for their all-new Signature Stratocaster.  The guitar, which features a wide range of tonal options and a custom “Skull” neckplate, is Sultana’s first artist signature model with the iconic guitar brand. The collaboration comes after an incredibly successful five years for the singer-songwriter; going […]

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Lime Cordiale team up with Smirnoff to present Smirnoff Seltzer Party Yard

December 3, 2020

Lime Cordiale are kicking off our summer with their very own festival, teaming up with Smirnoff to bring you Smirnoff Seltzer Party Yard. It’s the drink of the minute, seltzers, crossing over with the band of the minute; and it’s set to be a line-up you won’t forget. The Northern beaches brothers are known for […]

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Summer Sounds Festival

Summer Sounds Festival kickstarts the New Year in Adelaide

December 2, 2020

  It’s officially Summer, and while this year’s given us a new appreciation for small and quaint local gigs, Adelaide will be delivering something a little larger than life this Summer season… Secret Sounds and Adelaide-based Five Four Entertainment and Groove have announced the Summer Sounds Festival, a new summer concert series set to bring […]

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A summer of rock: Girls Rock! Adelaide, 2021 Summer Camp opens applications

November 27, 2020

Local music mentoring organisation, Girls Rock! Adelaide, have announced applications are now open for their 2021 summer camp. A swiftly growing local youth organisation, Girls Rock! Adelaide is all about making space for girls, trans, and non-binary young people in the music scene. And while they’ve been rocked by Covid-19, their key program for the […]

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2020 Aria Awards

ARIA Awards 2020: Tame Impala, Sampa The Great and Archie Roach own the night

November 26, 2020

In what has been a tough year for the music industry, last night’s 2020 ARIA Awards marked a mighty, although socially distanced celebration at Sydney’s The Star Event Centre. Tame Impala surfaced as a big winner, taking home five ARIA awards, including Album of the Year for the third time, as well as Best Group, Best Rock Album, Engineer of the […]

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YUNGBLUD announces 2021 Australian all ages tour

November 24, 2020

Last in Australia for the Falls Festival tour back at the start of the year (hard to believe!), Yorkshire born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist YUNGBLUD is set to return to Australia in September 2021 with a four city all ages tour. It’ll be his fourth tour of Australia and will follow the release of his […]

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Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival 2021: An all-Australian and Covid-safe celebration

November 23, 2020

Sydney is to be the canvas for 24 days of culture, fun and artistry once again, with Sydney Festival set to start the new year from 6-26 January 2021. The 2021 program has been specially curated to showcase all things “Australian made”, with artistic director Wesley Enoch and his team lining up 130 events celebrating […]

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Guns N’ Roses are Australia’s first post COVID-19 Stadium Tour announcement

November 19, 2020

Though there’s plenty of local music happening around the country, including the Great Southern Nights concert series in NSW, which you can learn about HERE, thanks to the uncertainty around the pandemic, it’s been a while since we got a major international tour announcement in Australia. But this morning that’s changed as Guns N’ Roses […]

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Terra Grimard releases enchanting documentary for her new LP The Water Album

October 29, 2020

It’s been seven years since her last album, but singer-songwriter Terra Grimard has returned with her third LP The Water Album, out now. The Canadian born, now Queensland-based, artist channels her love for the ocean into her latest release. Water serves as a symbol of fluidity on the album, which Grimard says was written during […]

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Sampa The Great, Warren Ellis, G Flip, and more recognised at the 2020 NLMAs

October 21, 2020

The fifth annual National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) took place last night, via a livestream that was accompanied by a gala event at Brisbane’s The Triffid. The event recognises the achievements of the Australian music industry, with awards handed out across twenty categories. Sampa The Great, won the evening’s most prestigious award for Best Live […]

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Ladies Who Sing Leonard to feature 16 of the best female vocalists paying tribute to Leonard Cohen

October 21, 2020

The Festival of Jewish Arts and Music (FOJAM) have prepared a special event to wrap up their Homeward Bound series. Ladies Who Sing Leonard will feature 16 of the world’s best female vocalists paying tribute to the legendary Leonard Cohen. The event will take place on November 7, coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the […]

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Lineups revealed for National Live Music Awards for live stream & events in Brisbane, Canberra & Adelaide

October 15, 2020

The 5th Annual National Live Music Awards (#NLMAs) – which will be held digitally this year – has just announced the lineup for the live stream, which is happening at 8.30pm AEDT on Tuesday, 20th October 2020. The award stream will feature performances from The Beamish Brothers (pictured), ARIA award winner Tyrone Noonan in a special tribute […]

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Untitled Goose Game Soundtrack gets nominated for an ARIA Award!

October 13, 2020

With today’s announcement of the 2020 ARIA Awards nominees, there were several curveball nominations thrown into the mix. One such surprise was the nomination in the Original Soundtrack/Original Cast Album category for the soundtrack to Untitled Goose Game. Composed by Dan Golding, the soundtrack for the smash hit Melbourne-made video game is a work of […]

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