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Last chance tickets for Froth and Fury Festival at Port Adelaide’s Pirate Life Brewery

With The Butterfly Effect and Suicidal Tendencies heading up an extravaganza of 36 heavy, alternative and underground acts over three stages at Pirate Life Brewery, you’ll be kicking yourself if you miss the last of the ticket allocation. Froth and Fury is a specially handcrafted brew of Rock, Punk, Metal, Hardcore, Stoner, Sludge and Doom…

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Carla Lippis

DEM MOB dominates South Australian Music Awards in 2023

In a show of exuberance, the South Australian music community came together at Woodville Town Hall to celebrate. Indigenous act DEM MOB shone, winning five awards, including the prestigious Emily Burrows Award, which includes a $5,000 grant for professional development. They also took home Best Regional Artist, Best Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Artist, and…

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Sampha announces 2024 Australian and New Zealand tour

Multi-disciplinary vocalist Sampha is set to return to Australia and New Zealand in February/March 2024 in the wake of his successful sophomore album LAHAI. Following the announcement of a coveted Perth Festival slot, the singer/songwriter/ producer will take the stage in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland. With LAHAI, Sampha invites listeners on a transformative journey,…

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DEVO

DEVO announce Good Things Festival sideshows

American new wave legends DEVO return to Australia celebrating 50 years of De-Evolution. In 1978 DEVO released their debut album Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! produced by Brian Eno after David Bowie and Iggy Pop convinced Warner Bros to offering them a recording contract. DEVO made their mainstream breakthrough with their…

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First Artists Announced for WOMADelaide 2024

WOMADelaide has today announced the first 28 artists for the 2024 festival, from 8 to 11 March – featuring Ziggy Marley (Jamaica), The Budos Band (USA), Arooj Aftab (USA/Pakistan), Gilberto Gil (Brazil) and DakhaBrakha (Ukraine). Ziggy Marley, son of iconic reggae singer Bob Marley, is set to perform in Adelaide for the first time since 2012. With a career spanning 40 years and 8 Grammys…

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Holy Holy announce headline national tour to celebrate their fifth studio album Cellophane

Hold onto your hats, Australia, because your favourite indie pop duo Holy Holy have announced a huge national headline tour, and they’re bringing their buddy Tasman Keith along for the ride. Kicking off in Adelaide, the tour will see them hit all major cities and a few regional towns, before finishing up in Victoria with…

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National Live Music Awards to bring free live performances around Australia this Wednesday

The National Live Music Awards (also known as the NLMAs) – an annual celebration of the Live Music industry in Australia – will be returning for the first time since October 2020 this Wednesday, 11th October. Eight events will be happening simultaneously around the country – with one event in every State and Territory. More…

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Lost Paradise announce their culture and arts program, Shambhala Fields, at Glenworth Valley this NYE

Lost Paradise have announced a fantastic event, Shambhala Fields at Glenworth Valley (Darkinjung Country) this New Year’s Eve. With movements, workshops, talks, first nations culture, soul sanctuary and after dark ambience, it promises a holistic experience for the mind and soul. This year’s instalment will see an array of talks and workshops spearheaded by Pottery Boy, Mimi…

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Mundi Mundi Festival

Iconic outback music festivals announce star-studded line-ups for 2024

The heart of the outback is set to come alive again in 2024, with the two Outback Bash Festivals announcing their all-star Australian lineups. The Birdsville Big Red Bash is set for July 2-4, 2024, and the Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash runs from August 15-17, 2024. Tickets for Birdsville go on sale at 10…

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TikTok Australia announces House of Music Discovery at SXSW Sydney

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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Zach Bryan announces exclusive Australian show at Always Live

Zach Bryan sets foot in Australia for the first time this December, joining the Always Live line-up. The American country music superstar will perform at Catani Gardens Flemington Racecourse in Viectoria on Saturday, 9th December, 2023. UPDATED 5/10 – venue changed to Flemington Racecourse Zach Bryan will be joining a fine lineup of musicians, including…

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Paul Weller annnounces Australian exclusive performances at Sydney Opera House in 2024

Paul Weller returns to Australia for an exclusive three night performance at the renewed Sydney Opera House Concert Hall in February 2024. The iconic leader of British Mod band The Jam, blue eyed soul outfit Style Council and then turning solo will perform all his classics from nearly 50 years of exploring different rock and…

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Holy Holy celebrate the release of Cellophane with an intimate listening party tour

Beloved Aussie duo Holy Holy release their highly anticipated fifth studio album Cellophane today, and to celebrate they’re playing six very special events across the country! These intimate listening parties will see Tim and Oscar chat about the making of Cellophane, as well as a Q&A and album signing with their fans. They’re also going to treat…

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Yours & Owls

Set times released for 2023 Yours & Owls, and there is a new stage!

It’s not long to go now before Wollongong hosts one of our favourite festivals, the mighty Yours & Owls. The festival will be held on the weekend of the 14th and 15th October, having relocated to the grounds of the  University of Wollongong. The already impressive lineup was bolstered last week by the addition of…

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Heaps Good 2023/2024 lineup announcement includes Flume, Foals and The Avalanches

Heaps Good Festival have just dropped the first lineup announcement for the New Year period and it’s a cracker. Acts include Flume, Foals, The Avalanches, SBTRKT, Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Declan McKenna, Griff, Holly Humberstone and more. After Adelaide’s incredible debut last year, Heaps Good Festival now includes Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on New Year’s Eve…

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The National

The National to return to Australia in 2024

The National are heading back to Australia, for their first tour since 2018. In exciting news for fans of the iconic Cincinnati band, they will be accompanied by very special guests, Fleet Foxes and Annie Hamilton. The National will be playing at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Brisbane’s Riverstage, Sydney’s Aware Super Theatre, and Perth’s…

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Captivating artist MANE reveals Caught In The Undertow EP, led by empowering single “We Run”

It’s been a busy week for Adelaide based queer performer MANE, with the release of single, EP and a tour announcement. The single, “We Run” is a tribute to her fiancé, capturing the essence of love, while embracing inclusivity. It celebrates their unwavering bond amid personal struggles, and pays tribute to the wider queer community….

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A decade in the making: Wilco set to return to Australia

In a much-anticipated tour announcement, Grammy Award-winning, genre-bending powerhouse Wilco are finally making their way back to Australian stages after an extended absence of over a decade. The band are ready to arrive, with Jeff Tweedy, the charismatic frontman now turned songwriter/author/record producer during the band’s lifespan stating, “We love Australia and can’t wait to…

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Chance the Rapper

Honouring 50 Years of Hip Hop with Chance The Rapper at SXSW Sydney 2023

Multi-Grammy award-winning Chance the Rapper will be speaking at this year’s inaugural Sydney SXSW this October. He joins a stacked program of over 1,000 ground-breaking events and sessions on Tech and Innovation, Games, Music, Screen and Culture. Chance has won the respect of both his industry peers and former President Barack Obama, who described him…

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Stormzy, Steve Lacey, Dominic Fike & more headed our way for the 19th Laneway Festival

Laneway is back and has just unleashed its highly anticipated line-up for the 19th edition of this Trans-Tasman touring mega-festival. The multi-stage is set, and it’s nothing short of impressive, coupling both established icons and rising stars. The power of this year’s line-up is in the inclusion of a substantial number of artists (almost a…

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

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

*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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Austral People announce first instalment of Summer Dance

The Summer Dance series is back in Sydney with the announcement of Four Tet and Jyoty for the first instalment. The Summer Dance series has become a mainstay of the Sydney club scene, this year at the Entertainment Quarter. On Saturday, 30 September, Summer Dance returns with a brand new format taking you from day to…

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Trophy Eyes announce massive regional tour with Dear Seattle

Aussie heavyweight post-punk rock legends Trophy Eyes have just announced a massive regional tour following the successful release of their incredible latest album, Suicide and Sunshine. With indie rockers Dear Seattle along for the ride, this is shaping up to be a tour not to be missed! Trophy Eyes are renowned for their candid, introspective…

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Caroline Polacheck announces Australian dates for The Spiraling Tour

Dark-Pop visionary Caroline Polachek is finally gracing our shores with a handful of shows this December. In what seems to be the year of striking sideshows, in addition to headlining Meredith Festival, the chart trailblazer will be hitting up Sydney, Melbourne (with a special co-presentation by ALWAYS LIVE) and Brisbane. In the last few years,…

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

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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Slowly Slowly and Stand Atlantic embark on their massive regional co-headliner!

Prepare for an unforgettable journey as Aussie alternative rock favourites Slowly Slowly and Stand Atlantic kick off their highly-anticipated regional co-headlining tour next week. Featuring a lineup of 17 electrifying shows supported by OK Hotel, TOWNS, and Underlay, this tour promises an absolute blast. Slowly Slowly’s fourth masterpiece, “Daisy Chain,” stormed the ARIA album chart…

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Christina Aguilera, Peter Garrett and Caroline Polachek among huge names in the ALWAYS LIVE line-up

The ALWAYS LIVE program has dropped and this year is looking to be even bigger and better than ever. Taking place across Victoria from November 24th to December 10th, this epic 17-day state-wide celebration of live music is the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. A diverse roster of top-tier international artists…

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Cult favourites SPARKS make their Sydney Opera House debut

In a world tour that has included venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Royal Albert Hall, and Glastonbury Festival, the masters of pop Sparks are set to add another monumental venue to their tour- the Sydney Opera House. Californian brothers Ron and Russel Mael since the 70s have been pioneering the sound of pop music. In their…

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JPEGMAFIA

JPEGMAFIA announces headline shows for Melbourne and Sydney

Fans of JPEGMAFIA, or ‘Peggy’ as he’s otherwise known, would tell you that this year he’s announced he’ll be releasing two new albums and a remastered one from his early music days. And if the first album, SCARING THE HOES, a collab album with fellow trailblazer Danny Brown, is anything to go by then 2023…

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