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On November 24th some of the biggest acts in electronic and live music will be preforming in Canberra at Commonwealth Park for the 6th annual Foreshore Festival on a brand new site.

Foreshore Festival 2012 will be held at Commonwealth Park, encompassing Stage 88, Regatta Point and the beautiful surrounds, including the Lake Burley Griffin foreshore.

The first round of artists on the Foreshore 2012 line-up:

Tiësto, Calvin Harris, 360, Example, Naughty By Nature, Major Lazer, Dash Berlin, Porter Robinson, Bassnectar, Tommy Trash, The Knocks, Bombs Away, Stafford Brothers + Timmy Trumpet, Flume, Peking Duk, Jared de Veer, Offtapia, Rawson

For more FORESHORE FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Foreshore first announcement poster 2012

Foreshore Festival 2012Foreshore Festival Poster 2012FORESHORE 2012 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Kicks Entertainment is proud to announce Foreshore 2012. On Saturday 24th of November, Foreshore will take over Canberra for the 6th consecutive year.

Foreshore 2011 was a sold out 20,000 person love affair, which saw unforgettable performances from Gotye, LMFAO, Boy & Bear, Armin Van Buuren & more.

Limited reduced price pre-sale tickets will be available to Foreshore newsletter subscribers on Thursday 12 July
Limited release VIP tickets will be available only to Foreshore newsletter subscribers on Thursday 12 July.

5 July – Foreshore 2012 line up announced

12 July – limited reduced price member tickets go on sale

19 July at 9am – general admission tickets on sale to the general public

24 November – Foreshore Festival 2012

Groovin The Moo Festival 2012, AustraliaGROOVIN THE MOO LINE UP CHANGE!

Chiddy Bang have cancelled their Groovin’ the Moo show, apparently they’d prefer to “focus on new TV and radio promotional opportunities for their upcoming album in the USA” rather than playing at the festival.

Their place on the lineup has been quickly taken by J Award Unearthed Artist of the Year winners Ball Park Music who will bring their set of sunny indie-pop including Hottest 100 tunes It’s Nice to Be Alive and All I Want is You to the tour.

Announcing the lineup changes, festival promoter Stephen Halpin explained that “To replace an act on the festival at this late stage is very difficult, so we are extremely grateful to have an act of the calibre of Ball Park Music join the tour at such short notice. Yes it’s annoying that Chiddy Bang have chosen to cancel but Ball Park Music are a fantastic live act and deserve all their current success.”

For more GROOVIN THE MOO FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>


Rich feathers… precious stones. The Groovin’ the Moo (GTM) cosmogram returns in 2012. With the milestone of a record ten international Artists alongside local essentials coming together for Australia’s only touring regional event, the scene has been set for a ritual of musical and communal expression. From City and Colour, Kaiser Chiefs to Public Enemy and more, this will be one fun techni-colour spectrum of artist-all-sorts handpicked for GTM fans to enjoy this May.

Now in its eighth percussive year, the GTM tribe of 75,000 strong across the land will hold up the sky for another gathering culminating in a happiness explosion of epic proportions. Sporting head dress and holding talisman, White Eagle Desert Dweller aka Stephen Halpin (GTM Promoter, Cattleyard Promotions) relayed in anticipation, “I’m really excited about this lineup. So many fresh locals, festival favourites and breaking internationals to keep the outdoor stages rocking and the Moolin Rouge banging. Looking forward to checking out Chiddy Bang, plus Mutemath and The Maccabees who are making their first tours of Australia. I’m sure everyone will give them a friendly GTM welcome.”

In alphabetical order, behold these Artists of Groovin’ the Moo 2012 who will lavish us with storytelling and song:

360, Adrian Lux (SWE), Andrew W.K One-Man-Party Tour (USA), Beni, Big Scary, Bluejuice, Chiddy Bang (UK), City and Colour (CAN), Digitalism (GER), The Getaway Plan, Gold Fields, Hermitude, Hilltop Hoods, Kaiser Chiefs (UK), Kimbra, The Maccabees (UK), Matt Corby, Muscles, Mutemath (USA), Naysayer & Gilsun, Parkway Drive, Public Enemy (USA), Purple Sneakers DJs, San Cisco, Wavves (USA) with more local and triple j unearthed artists to be announced!

For more GROOVIN THE MOO FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Groovin The Moo Festival AustraliaGROOVIN THE MOO RELEASES 2012 DATES!

After a very successful 2011, Groovin the Moo festival organisers are back for another year and have announced dates and venues today – check them out below!

Saturday 5th May – Prince of Wales Showground, Bendigo  (Victoria)
Sunday 6th May– Murray Sports Complex, Townsville (Queensland)
Saturday 12th May – Showgrounds, Maitland (New South Wales)
Sunday 13th May – University of Canberra  (Australia Capital Territory)
Saturday 19th May – Hay Park, Bunbury  (Western Australia)

The Line Up will be released in early February 2012 with tickets going on sale soon after!

e-tainmentnews Australia festivals blogWith Christmas fast approaching and the festival season just beginning, before we get too busy, we want to thank all of our subscribers and users for reading our blog.

We love festivals and are glad that so many of you are likeminded – we want to make 2012 a huge year and increase the number of ‘festival fans’ so that we can carry on bringing you up to date information about all your favourite festivals.

We are also working on some cool competitions and giveaways for next year so the more people we have the better the prizes we can get for you!

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Foreshore Festival, Australian Capital TerritoryFORESHORE 2011 HAS SOLD OUT

For the 5th straight year Kicks Entertainment is proud to announce that Foreshore Festival has sold out for 2011!

2011 has seen the Foreshore site expand, and welcome new additions such as The Vinnies Beauty Bar, Side Show Alley, The Tiki Terrace and more – Rain, hail or shine, Foreshore 2011 kicks off at 12pm tomorrow.

The first ever Foreshore in 2007 saw some of the highest rainfall ever recorded on that date. In a true showing of spirit the crowd and artists embraced the downfall in a way that only Canberra could, making the day one of the most infamous shows in Canberra history.

In 2011 we are a bit more prepared with 3 of our 4 stages under cover. Please come prepared to ensure you have the best day possible!  Bring appropriate clothing to suit the weather such as ponchos, gumboots and warm clothes. Please do not bring umbrellas.

For more FORESHORE FESTIVAL information and line up – click here >>>

Mission To Launch Festival CanberraHOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM!

Organisers of Canberra’s Mission To Launch Festival regretfully announce that the festival has suspended ticket sales and is officially cancelled.

The decision has been a very difficult one for organisers who, as Canberra locals themselves, envisaged bringing a world-class party to the nation’s capital for New Year’s Eve.

Unfortunately, the current economic climate has seen music festivals across the country suffer with drops in numbers of attendees and poor ticket sales on a large scale.  Mission To Launch has unfortunately suffered the same fate.

The festival was a bold and unique business venture designed for Canberra – an idea initiated by local businessmen and activated 18 months ago when the event market was more resilient.

Ticket holders are entitled to a full refund from the point of purchase.  Contact your ticketing agency for more details.

e-tainmentnews Australia festivals blogHere at e-tainment news Australia we are always looking for talented festival fans to contribute articles and photos about their festival experience.  With over 150 festivals taking place in Australia and New Zealand every year from the big touring festivals like Big Day Out, Summadayze and Soundwave to smaller folk and blues festivals catering for 500 music fans there is a lot of choice and we are keen to document them all…

If this is something of interest then get in contact with us and tell us about your best / worst festival experience and what festivals you are planning to go to this year.

We are working on a full website and hope to launch this early next year so all of your pictures and reviews will be shown in all their glory!

e-tainment news logoWe are always looking for new festivals to add to our listings and today it’s the turn of MISSION TO LAUNCH FESTIVAL that takes place in Weston Park, Canberra on the 31st December

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Foreshore Festival, Australian Capital TerritoryFORESHORE FESTIVAL LINE UP ANNOUNCED

Organisers have today announced acts for this year’s Foreshore festival taking place on the 26th November!

Check out the acts announced – Armin van Buuren, LMFAO, Afrojack, Avicii, PNAU, Ladyhawke, Gotye, Salt n Pepa, Gypsy and the Cat, Architecture in Helsinki, Boy and Bear, Annie Mac, Datsik, Stafford Brothers and Timmy Trumpet, Kid Kenobi, Bombs Away, ShockOne, Glovecats, Peking duK, Raw City Rukus, Offtapia, Pred, Jared de Veer, Cheese, Bounce Crew, Skin & Bones

On the 25th July at 12:00pm – foreshore cheap pre-sale member tickets go on sale and on the 28th July at 9:00am – Tickets go on sale to the general public.

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