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The Offspring announce greatest hits Australian/NZ tour

January 28, 2020

Enduring punk legends The Offspring will be returning to our shores later this year. In their first Aussie headline tour in sixteen years, the California band will put together a set list of their greatest hits. Expect the likes of “Self Esteem”, “The Kids Aren’t Alright”, and “Original Prankster” to blow up venues across the […]

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Made In Paris and First Beige to headline Arcadia 2020

January 28, 2020

Later this year, Arcadia will return to the idyllic Goomburra Valley, for a long weekend of music and merry-making. Headlined by Made In Paris and First Beige, the BYO festival promises an exciting roster of live music and DJs. Taking place over the QLD Labor Day weekend, Arcadia will run from Saturday 2nd May until […]

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Here’s where you can catch Flying Lotus in-store this week

January 22, 2020

Flying Lotus makes his long-awaited return to Australian shores this week, bringing his cosmic 3D live show to a series of East Coast dates this weekend. Whilst in the country the LA artist will be hosting a handful of exclusive and intimate in store appearances, taking place at Melbourne’s Northside Records and Sydney’s Network Connections. […]

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Here’s where you can see the 14 Australian artists playing Folk Alliance International in New Orleans this week

January 21, 2020

On Wednesday, the Folk music scene is heading to New Orleans for the 32rd installment of the Folk Alliance International Conference, presented by Folk Alliance International, the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community. Usually the February conference is held in Kansas City, but this year – following a year in Montreal […]

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Aussies Abroad: Jack River, Didirri and Alex The Astronaut are touring North America together

January 20, 2020

We at the AU are a huge fan of amazing bills of Australians going to tour overseas together, and your latest favourite threesome have just announced they’ll be playing some shows in the US and Canada together for the first time. Aussie acts Didirri, Alex The Astronaut and Jack River are all headed to SXSW […]

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Melbourne Zoo Twilights kick off their 2020 Season this weekend with Confidence Man and Icehouse

January 20, 2020

Melbourne Zoo Twilights will be kicking off their amazing new season very soon. Whilst many shows have sold out, there are still tickets available for an eclectic range of performances to suit any musical tastebud. Get a group together because you’re all invited to spend summer nights watching favourite artists in the lush surrounds of […]

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10 more Aussie acts have been added to the SXSW 2020 lineup in Austin

January 16, 2020

It’s that time of year when everything starts ramping up for the annual SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas – where from the 16th to the 22nd of March, hundreds of acts from around the world descend on the Texan capital, including dozens of Australian acts. Ten more were added this week! The ten new […]

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Iggy Pop, Brockhampton, King Gizzard, Sampa The Great and more line up for the 20th Anniversary of Primavera Sound in Barcelona

January 16, 2020

The Primavera Sound lineup has dropped for 2020, and as usual the Barcelona festival is an absolute blockbuster. The event, which is celebrating its 20th year this year, is bringing together 211 artists of 35 nationalities, in a lineup that celebrates the best artists of this year, and the past twenty years or more, that […]

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Rising stars Hayden Calnin and Riley Pearce to play free all ages show in Sydney this Friday

January 14, 2020

The Aussie Folk Collective is hitting Sydney this Friday night, with two rising stars of the Australian scene taking part in the first Courtyard Sessions event of 2020. The free event has been running for the better part of the last decade now, seeing the Seymour Centre’s courtyard transformed into a live music venue on […]

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Queen will headline Celeste Barber-hosted “Fire Fight Australia” benefit concert

January 13, 2020

Taking place at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on Sunday 16th February, “Fire Fight Australia” is yet another massive concert aimed at raising necessary funds to help the country recover from the ongoing bushfires. Announced today, the first batch of artists helping make this a monumental event include Queen, K.d Lang, Alice Cooper and Olivia Newton-John. The […]

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Mac DeMarco will host a Bushfire Relief BBQ picnic in Melbourne this weekend

January 10, 2020

Mac DeMarco, down under for a national tour kicking off today, will be hosting a Bushfire Relief BBQ this weekend in Abbotsford. Titled “Grill for Good”, the Canadian artist will be inviting a boatload of talented friends for an all-day, all-ages made up of an old school sausage sizzle with live music, chefs, DJs and […]

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Live Review: Sir Elton John pledges $1m to Australian bushfire relief fund at joyous Sydney concert

January 8, 2020

An emotional Sir Elton John addressed a packed out Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney last night, expressing his admiration for the firefighters battling Australia’s current bushfire crisis and pledging $1 million dollars to the relief fund. It was but one of many moments of sincere and heartfelt speeches from the legendary artist during his first […]

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Lizzo makes history at Bonnaroo 2020 while a few Aussies get set to head to Tennessee

January 8, 2020

Bonnaroo’s 2020 lineup brought big surprises and a really big moment in the history of the festival. Lizzo will be the first female headliner in its 18-year history. This marks a major moment for the Tennessee festival, and Lizzo isn’t the only lady leading quite the feminine movement at the top of the lineup; Miley […]

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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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Sampa the Great, Skegss, The Chats and more Aussies join epic Coachella 2020 line up

January 3, 2020

Sampa the Great, Skegss and more will be part of the growing Australian presence that has been nudging its way onto the Coachella platform these past few years, joining the iconic music festival for its 2020 edition. Set for two weekends across April 10-12 and 17-19, the world renowned music and arts festivals will once […]

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An entire year of Scottish music and arts is coming to Australia for 2020

December 9, 2019

They might not be bringing the wild landscapes and unparalleled whiskies (although there will be some of that) with them, but the great country of Scotland will be sending some of their best musicians and creatives over to Australia for “The Year of Scotland”. Charmingly abbreviated to (#)YOSA2020, the year-long 2020 program will build a […]

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NLMAs 2019: Electric Fields named Australia’s Best Live Act; female musicians win all instrumentalist trophies for the first time

December 7, 2019

Last Wednesday night, at 8 simultaneous events around Australia, the winners of the 2019 National Live Music Awards were revealed, with the awards once again highlighting the strength and diversity of the Australian Live Music Scene. Electric Fields were the big winners of the night, with three trophies, including the night’s two biggest artist awards […]

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Deftones and Jimmy Eat World announce Download sideshows

December 5, 2019

The Download Fest lineup already has music fans across the country booking flights to Sydney and Melbourne. But there’s good news for those of us who planning on staying a little closer to home, as Deftones and Jimmy Eat World announce shows either side of the festival weekend. Alt-metallers Deftones will hit up Brisbane on […]

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There are free parties happening all over Australia tomorrow celebrating Live Music: Here’s how you can attend!

December 3, 2019

Tomorrow, in 8 cities around Australia, the National Live Music Awards are holding a series of events around the country – 6 of which are completely free and all of them are open to the public. They’ll all have live performances from nominees and special guests, and along the way more than 62 awards will […]

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Here are your ARIAs 2019 Winners and all the red carpet action

November 29, 2019

The best of the best in Australian music flocked to Sydney’s The Star to celebrate the industry’s greatest achievements for 2019. Sweeping the awards gala was Tones and I, who took home four of her eight nominations. An incredible feat for someone who was, under a year ago, busking on the streets and living out of her […]

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Photo Gallery: 2019 ARIA Awards Winners Wall – The Star, Sydney (27.11.19)

November 28, 2019

The 2019 ARIA Awards concluded with the winners and special guests making their way to the media suite for one last Q&A session before getting a photo with their very own ARIA.

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Photo Gallery: Mullum Music Festival Gala Night – Mullumbimby, NSW (2019)

November 15, 2019

Oh the power of music. What a special evening it was to open the 2019 Mullum Music Festival. In an area where many of the locals are dealing with the fires in the region, the evening was a welcome relief from those difficult situations. As usual, the MC for the night was local Mandy Nolan, […]

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Rising icon Lizzo announces more Australian dates for 2020

November 14, 2019

After finally making it to the big leagues in 2019, American artist Lizzo has revealed that her FOMO road trip will not signal her only Aussie appearances next year. Dates have just been announced at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Forum, taking place between FOMO sets around the country. Here’s all the info you’ll […]

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Dua Lipa to headline Sydney’s Mardi Gras Party 2020

November 8, 2019

You know it’s time to welcome in a new year when Sydney starts to look towards the always epic Mardi Gras Parade. The iconic event, falling on the elusive date of 29th February, will once again be followed by the huge Mardi Gras Party. And now we know who’s headlining. Such a large-scale event needs […]

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Australian icon Deborah Conway to be inducted as a “Live Legend” at the 2019 National Live Music Awards

November 7, 2019

Following on from last year’s inaugural induction of Magic Dirt, the National Live Music Awards has named Deborah Conway as the 2019 Live Legend. This is the award’s “Hall of Fame” equivalent. In 2019, Deborah Conway is celebrating 40 years in the music industry – having started her career in Melbourne as a vocalist for the […]

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Aussies Abroad: Divide and Dissolve embark on massive North American tour as they drop “Prove It”

November 6, 2019

Aussie duo Divide and Dissolve (Takiaya Reed & Sylvie Nehill) have been making impressive moves overseas, and tomorrow they’re set to embark on an absolutely massive tour of North America – as well as throw in a couple of support slots with Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The shows come as the “Ambient drone duo” release the first single […]

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Tia Gostelow & Noah Dillon among acts announced for The New Colossus Festival in NYC 2020

November 6, 2019

Earlier this year we had the pleasure of attending the first ever New Colossus Festival in New York City, a boutique showcase festival sitting in the city’s Lower East side in the days before SXSW. It gives travelling bands from Australia, Canada and around the world the opportunity for an extra showcase on their trip […]

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Download 2020 welcomes The Black Parade, with headliners My Chemical Romance

November 6, 2019

Emo legends My Chemical Romance damn near broke the internet with their recently announced reunion. And fans Down Under won’t have long to practice their eyeliner, with Download today announcing that the New Jersey band will headline its 2020 festivals, in their only Australian live shows. Alt-metal band Deftones and MCR’s fellow emo/alt icons Jimmy […]

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Aussies Abroad: DZ Deathrays, Hockey Dad & Horror My Friend to tour Canada (and Milwaukee) together in December

November 3, 2019

In what must be the most epic Australian rock triple header to ever hit Canada (and Milwaukee), DZ Deathrays, Hockey Dad and Horror My Friend are joining forces to tour the country this December. For DZ Deathrays, the tour comes off the back of their current Australian tour, which sees them touring with Polish Club, […]

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Aussies Abroad: Kim Churchill launches massive Forgetting Canadian tour through November

October 31, 2019

Aussie singer/songwriter Kim Churchill is no stranger to Canada – in fact the brand new EP Forgetting, which he released last week, was recorded there. And this week he’s landed back in the great north to celebrate the new album, with a run of shows that will take him across the entire country through November, […]

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