Aussie Abroad: Meet the acts to play Coachella, Bonnaroo, Primavera, Fuji Rock, Firefly and BottleRock in 2019

March 5, 2019

For all you jet-setting music fans out there, you’ll see plenty of Aussies hitting the stages of international festivals this year. From Coachella in California to Lollapalooza in Paris, you’ll be spotting Australian acts around the world. Here’s just a few of those destination festivals that you can expect to see some homegrown bands dominating […]

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Primavera Sound 2019 achieves Gender Equality as Aussies Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett and more join the line up

December 10, 2018

Held in Barcelona, Primavera Sound has taken place since 2001, consolidating itself as a model reference for urban festivals that is internationally considered as an unmissable musical event. Next year the event will run from May 30th to June 1st, 2019. Primavera Sound 2019 line up emphasises on a line up where there is equality between […]

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MCA Australia announces eight young artists for Primavera 2017

May 25, 2017

Since 1992, Primavera has helped kick-start the careers of young Australian artists aged 35 and under. Now in its 26th edition, the class of Primavera 2017 have been selected and will showcase their work at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia from the 23rd of August. Curator Sophia Koyoumdjjan will work with eight artists handpicked […]

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Psychedelic Swedish rockers Dungen compare delivering a perfect festival set to making a full length record

September 28, 2016

Last month, we brought you the first half of our in depth interview with Swedish group Dungen, who are finally returning to Australia for a headline tour with Meredith later this year. Today we bring you the rest of our chat backstage at the iconic Primavera Festival in Spain earlier this year. During our chat […]

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Swedish band Dungen turned down Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker when asked to mix his record in 2007

June 24, 2016

Earlier this month, we sat down with Swedish group Dungen backstage at Primavera Festival in Barcelona. During the interview, we spoke at length about their connections to Australia and Perth band Tame Impala – who the group recently shared the stage with in Brooklyn and here in Spain. Comparisons between the two bands have often […]

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A look back at the best performances and moments of Primavera Sound 2016 in Barcelona

June 15, 2016

Over five days, at the start of the Northern Hemisphere Summer, Primavera Sound took over Barcelona in Spain with one of the world’s finest and most eclectic music festivals. Earlier this month, we outlined why every Australian should make the pilgrimage to the event – which was without question one of the best events I’ve […]

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The Avalanches have their first “live” performance in 15 years at Primavera Sound in Spain. Here’s what happened.

June 4, 2016

A little more than a day after releasing their first new song in 16 years, “Frankie Sinatra”, and confirming the release of their sophomore record Wildflower on 8 July – just before they play Splendour in the Grass – Australian duo The Avalanches have made their return to the stage in Barcelona, Spain as part […]

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Full Aussie contingency revealed for Primavera Pro & Sound in Barcelona, Spain

May 11, 2016

Barcelona, Spain’s annual music festival and conference Primavera has revealed the 41 bands who will make up their Primavera Pro line-up – showcasing the bands from around the world who will feature as part of the conference part of the festival. Among them are six Australian artists: Gang Of Youths, Jack Carty, The Meanies, Methyl Ethel, Money For Rope and […]

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Aussies Abroad: Gang of Youths reveal European and American tour details

April 1, 2016

Sydney’s Gang of Youths have announced the dates for their May/June tour of Europe and America, which will see them playing a string of headline shows, alongside festival appearances at the iconic Great Escape in Brighton and Primavera Sound in Barcelona, alongside the likes of LCD Soundsystem and Radiohead. Their debut album The Positions received five […]

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