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Laneway Festival AustraliaLaneway Festival 2013LANEWAY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINE UP!

The Laneway Festival is thrilled to present its most forward-thinking and eclectic line-up to date.  It’s all classic Laneway:  the newest and most exciting acts from here and around the globe, programmed by music-lovers for music fans, delivered to you in an intimate, metropolitan setting.

Here we go, in alphabetical order:

ALPINE, ALT-J#, BAT FOR LASHES, CHET FAKER, CLOUD NOTHINGS, DIVINE FITS, EL-P, FLUME, HENRY WAGONS & THE UNWELCOME COMPANY, HIGH HIGHS*, HOLY OTHER, JAPANDROIDS#, JESSIE WARE, JULIA HOLTER, KINGS OF CONVENIENCE, THE MEN, MS MR, THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, NICOLAS JAAR##, NITE JEWEL*, OF MONSTERS AND MEN*, PERFUME GENIUS, POLICA, POND, REAL ESTATE#, THE RUBENS, SHLOHMO, SNAKADAKTAL, TWERPS, YEASAYER

*East Coast Only
# Exclusive to Laneway / no sideshow
## No sideshow in Melbourne

For more LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2013 information and line up – click here >>>

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Harvest Festival 2012Harvest Festival 2012 2nd announcement poster2ND MELBOURNE DATE AND NEW ACTS ADDED!

The folk at Harvest Festival are overjoyed to announce that Melbourne Harvest has officially sold-out and deeply thank the wonderful music and arts-loving folk of Victoria. As a result of this epic outcome, the decision has been made to provide a unique, one-off opportunity for those who missed out on tickets to miss out no more. Harvest is elated to announce a SECOND MELBOURNE EVENT. This special additional show will take place at Werribee Park on Saturday 10th November with tickets on sale tomorrow, Wednesday 22nd August, at 9 am.

Along with this incredibly exciting leap in the Harvest evolution, we are proud also to unveil another round of sterling acts to further deepen your Harvest experience, so check them out – Silversun Pickups, Dexys Midnight Runners, River City Extension, Crazy P, Los Campesinos!, Winter People, Dark Horses

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

Soundwave Festival 2013Soundwave festival 2nd announcement poster 2013SOUNDWAVE 2013 SECOND ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT!

A couple of weeks ago we found out that this year’s Soundwave festival would feature top bands like Metallica, Linkin Park, Blink 182 and as there has been a huge demand for ticket pre sales festival organisers have now announced their 2nd round of bands!

Slayer, Cypress Hill, Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me the Horizon, Billy Talent, Mindless Self Indulgence, The Amity Affliction, Sick Of It All, The Blackout, Fucked Up, Gallows, This Is Hell, Cerebral Ballzy, Polar Bear Club, The Early November, The Dear Hunter, Blood On the Dancefloor, Verses the World, Sylosis, Confession

For more SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2013 information and line up – click here >>>

Soundwave Festival 2013Soundwave Poster 2013SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL LINE UP ANNOUNCED!

After a few months of rumors and self confirmations, Soundwave organiser AJ Maddah has finally released the first bands confirmed for this year’s festival and there are some big names – check them out!

Metallica, Linkin Park, Blink-182, A Perfect Circle, The Offspring, Paramore, Garbage, Tomahawk, Stone Sour, Kyuss Lives, Anthrax, Sum 41, Dragonforce, All Time Low, Flogging Molly, Ghost, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Motion City Soundtrack, Lawrence Arms, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Fozzy, Sleeping With Sirens, Cancer Bats, Madball, Vision of Disorder, Pierce the Veil, Periphery, Shai Halud, Of Mice & Men, Miss May I, Danko Jones, Woe Is Me, The Wonder Years, While She Sleeps, Such Gold, Lucero, Six Feet Under, Deaf Havana, Red Fang, Chunk! No Captain Chunk!, Memphis May Fire!

Tickets for Soundwave 2013 are $187. There is no transaction fee or postage this year, but there’s a transport levy of $2 if you’re heading to the festival in Perth or Sydney which covers your public transport to and from the event.

Tickets go on general sale Thursday 23rd August at 9am!

For more SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2013 information and line up – click here >>>

Big Day Out Festival 2013SUMMER HAS COME EARLY! We are very excited to announce that the FULL LINEUP to the BIG DAY OUT2013 will be revealed at 12:01am on Monday 16th July 2012 via http://www.bigdayout.com

Tickets to the Big Day Out 2013 will go on sale Thursday July 16th 2012 through http://www.bigdayout.com at the following LOCAL times:
7.00pm SYDNEY Local Time
8.00pm GOLD COAST Local Time
8.00pm PERTH Local Time
9.00pm MELBOURNE Local Time
9.30pm ADELAIDE Local Time

Organisers have also announced that the full Big Day Out show is returning to Perth and Adelaide with the two main stages in full effect!

Here are the BIG DAY 2013 event dates and venues:
BIG DAY OUT 2013 DATES AND VENUES
Friday 18 January – SYDNEY – Showground
Sunday 20 January – GOLD COAST – Parklands
Friday 25 January – ADELAIDE – Showground
Saturday 26 January – MELBOURNE – Flemington Racecourse
Monday 28 January  – PERTH – Claremont Showgrounds

For more BIG DAY OUT 2013 information and line up – click here >>>

Stereosonic festvial touring AustraliaSTEREOSONIC 2012 DATES AND LINE UP ANNOUNCED!

So after a long wait and a lot of rumours the Stereosonic festival 2012 dates and line up are here!!

Heading to Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane this coming November and December Stereosonic will feature some of the world’s best dance music artists including Tiësto, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Example, Carl Cox, Major Lazer, Laidback Luke, Martin Solveig, Dash Berlin, Markus Schulz, Diplo and many more!

The first release tickets go on sale 9am, Thursday 2 August, through Ticketmaster – the festival’s new ticket-seller.

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

Parklife Festival 2012Parklife Festival Poster 2012THE INITIAL PARKLIFE FESTIVAL LINE UP IS HERE!!

The wait is over! The end of hibernation is in sight as Australia’s premier touring festival, Parklife, has revealed its 2012 line-up, which is guaranteed to make music heads buzz and make dancing feet jump in excitement!

Set in the most beautiful green parklands that Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide have on offer, Parklife welcomes us all into Spring / Summer 2012 with open arms, brand new music, treasured tunes and a collective record bag full of surprises. If you prize great music as much as your party surroundings, Parklife 2012 will blow your mind.

THE PARKLIFE 2012 LINE-UP:   The Presets, Nero Live, Passion Pit, Plan B, Justice Dj Set, Rusko, Tame Impala, Chiddy Bang, Robyn, Dj Fresh Live, Chairlift, Labrinth, Jacques Lu Cont, Benga Live, Citizens!, Wiley, Parachute Youth, Jack Beats Live, St Lucia, Hermitude, Art Department, Modestep, Charli Xcx, Rizzle Kicks, Lee Foss, Flume, Alison Wonderland, Softwar (East Coast Only) + many many more

From electro to indie-pop to dubstep to hip-hop to house, there’s something for all kinds of music heads & dancing feet at this year’s Parklife.

Parklife creative director John Wall says:   “We’ve picked a whole bunch of artists that we really love, some being long time favourites and some being the fresh crop of 2012 up and comers we think deserve superstardom. Almost all of them have new albums and singles this year, so I can’t wait to see all the new stuff live… Oh and shhhh: no so-called “EDM” auto-tune vocals…”

In 2000, Parklife became the first dance music event to be held in Centennial Park in Sydney. Today, the festival tours nationally and has over 100,000 attendees.

So, gather the crew, pack some sunscreen, put on your dancing shoes and your best smile; you don’t want to miss a beat (pun intended) at Parklife 2012.

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

Harvest Festival 2012HARVEST INITIAL LINE UP AND DATES ANNOUNCED!

Back after a stunning debut first year this year’s Harvest Festival will take place in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in November! The first raft of acts have been announced and include top performers like Beck, Sigur Ros, Ben Folds Five, Santigold, Beirut, Cake, The Dandy Warhols and more!

Harvest Festival 2012 dates:
Sunday 11th November – Melbourne – Werribee Park
Saturday 17th November – Sydney – Parramatta Park
Sunday 18th November – Brisbane – Riverstage

Tickets go on general sale on Thursday 28th June and we will have a secure link for you to buy tickets – check back then!

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

Steel Panther Australia Tour PosterSTEEL PANTHER’S FIRST EVER HEADLINE TOUR OF AUSTRALIA!

STEEL PANTHER are “Crude, rude, filthy, and more infectious than a bad case of herpes”. – Revolver Mag.

For STEEL PANTHER, bringing the halcyon days of metal back to the world is not a job… it’s a mission statement, a modus operandi, and a way of life.

In their first ever headline tour of Australia, STEEL PANTHER are primed for an all-out assault on the senses with Michael Starr commenting “I can’t wait to get my balls out in some fresh Australian air!” and Stixx adding “I can’t wait to come to Australia and rock all the genitals off your women then they’ll know what America tastes like!”

They have remained rock’s best kept secret for decades — prowling the Sunset Strip with weekly residencies while keeping the sleazy flame of rock ‘n’ rock alive… “But no longer. The ferocious STEEL PANTHER has been let out of its iron cage and has only one mission: to roar with the tiger-like growl and strut with the sensual prance of glam rock n’ roll from the halcyon days of the 1980s.” – Metal As F***

With their brand new album ‘Balls Out’ in tow and having just been nominated for Metal Hammer’s “Best International Band” Award, STEEL PANTHER will be bringing their full live show extravaganza to Australia this October!

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased securely online from our friends at Oztix using the links below:

04.Oct.12 – Eatons Hill Hotel, BRISBANE, QLD           BUY TICKETS>>>
05.Oct.12 – Big Top Luna Park, SYDNEY, NSW         BUY TICKETS>>>
07.Oct.12 – The Palace, MELBOURNE, VIC             BUY TICKETS>>>
08.Oct.12 – HQ, ADELAIDE, SA                 BUY TICKETS>>>
10.Oct.12 – Metro City, PERTH, WA            BUY TICKETS>>>

Splendour in the Grass Festvial, QueenslandSPLENDOUR FESTIVAL TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW

IMPORTANT INFO FOR FRIDAY APRIL 27

Tickets to SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2012 will be going on sale tomorrow, FRIDAY 27 APRIL through moshtix either online at moshtix.com.au or by phone on 1300 GET TIX (438 849). Here’s some info about the process to help you prepare.

When tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9am AEST, please remember it is likely that there will be a large number of people attempting to access the moshtix website or call centre. That may mean that not everyone who logs on or calls to buy tickets will get through straight away. Please be patient and follow the instructions and hopefully you’ll get to join us at Splendour 2012.

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

Splendour in the Grass Festvial, QueenslandSPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2012 LINE UP ANNOUNCED!

In 2012 SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS embarks on a new chapter in the life of Australia’s favourite winter festival. Back home at Byron Bay, from July 27th to 29th Splendour will once again transform Belongil Fields into the ultimate playground for music and arts enthusiasts.

Splendour returns to Byron Bay with 3 full days of knockout talent from around the globe!  And while the site will feel familiar to many, it will also include all the bells and whistles from 2011.

As Splendour is a bigger show than it was when last staged at Belongil Fields, this year there will be no CAMPING on site but hey, it’s okay. A beautiful, beachside campground will be set up off-site at NORTH BEACH CAMPGROUND on Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay. It’s within easy walking distance of the festival or you can catch one of the free shuttle buses. You’ll find more information about camping at splendourinthegrass.com.

Now, time to cut to the chase, SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS is proud as punch to present you with the artists who will grace the Supertop, Mix Up Stage and GW McLennan Tent this year….

Jack White, Bloc Party (Only Australian Show), Smashing Pumpkins, At The Drive-In (Only Australia Show), The Shins, Hilltop Hoods, The Kooks (Only Australian Show), Gossip, Miike Snow, Dirty Three (Only Australian Show), Lana Del Rey, 360, Azealia Banks, Tame Impala, Explosions In The Sky (Only Australian Show), Band Of Skulls, Ladyhawke, The Afghan Whigs, Missy Higgins, Wolfmother, Metric, Kimbra, Mudhoney, 50 Years Of Dylan, Spiderbait, Django Django, Gypsy & The Cat, San Cisco, Last Dinosaurs, Electric Guest, Muscles, Angus Stone, Dz Deathrays, Howler, Lanie Lane, Fun., Big Scary, Michael Kiwanuka, Seekae, Friends, Yacht Club Dj’s, Bertie Blackman, Jinja Safari, Blue King Brown, Youth Lagoon, Pond, The Beautiful Girls, Yuksek, Tijuana Cartel, Ball Park Music, The Rubens, Ben Howard, Bleeding Knees Club, Zulu Winter, The Medics, Shihad, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Husky, Kate Miller-Heidke, Father John Misty, Emma Louise, Chet Faker, Here We Go Magic , Parachute Youth, Mosman Alder, The Cast Of Cheers, Wolf & Cub, Gossling,

Plus Dj’s:  Beni, Sampology (Av/Dj Show), Canyons (Dj Set), Nina Las Vegas, Danny T, Alison Wonderland, Nice And Ego (Av/Dj Set), Flume, Gloves, Luke Million, Harris Robotis, Alley Oop

3 Day Tickets – $350* + booking fees (Gains entry to the event site on Thursday night as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Single Day Tickets – $135* + booking fees (For day by day band listing check the website)
North Beach Campground Tickets – Camping Ticket – $99 + booking fees

TICKETS GO ON SALE – 9am sharp AEST on Friday 27th April through moshtix.com.au or phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849)

For more SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS FESTIVAL 2012 information and full line up – click here >>>

Supafest 2012P DIDDY AND MISSY ELLIOT CANCELLED FOR SUPAFEST 2012!

With rumors and speculation floating around about why these two artists have been cancelled, organizers have issued the following statement:

“It is with great regret that Paperchase Touring and Entertainment announce that both P. Diddy and Missy Elliot’s performances at this year’s Supafest event will be cancelled. All other acts remain on the bill and are excited about coming to Australia to perform”.

Supafest is widely regarded as one of the world’s premier Urban Music Festivals – the event and it’s producers pride itself on having the leading artist’s of the genre perform each year at Supafest. In its third year, the event last year received world wide media acclaim which eventually put enormous pressure on the producers to make this years event bigger and better. A considerable amount of investment was used to lure the best available talent, and also to invest in larger production and upgrading venue amenities. The sales for Supafest 2012 have been steady and look like they will surpass last years attendances of 90,000, but in effect these numbers fall well short of the producers expectations to ensure commercial viability. Consequently, this has forced them to slightly modifythis year’s event to ensure that Supafest carries on in years to come. Both P. Diddy and Missy are legends of this genre but with the inability to ensure the events future, drastic decisions had to be made to ensure the Festivals commercial viability. Paperchase are extremely disappointed P. Diddy and Missy Elliot won’t be joining the festival this year, but are hoping they can work with these legendary artists in the future.

Paperchase are very excited to be bringing you the worlds greatest performer in Chris Brown, along with T Pain, Ludacris, Ice Cube, Trey Songz, Kelly Rowland, Lupe Fiasco, Rick Ross, Big Sean and Naughty by Nature who will deliver an event that will excite and entertain the festivals fan base.

Supafest Producers Dwayne Cross and John Denison stated, “We are very regretful of our decision to modify this years festival artist bill and it came with great pains to both of us. People may not beware but an artist such as P. Diddy only performs a handful of shows a year and to have secured him to appear at our event was monumental. We made the early decision to extend our budget for our event this year to try and make it bigger and better and were hoping for a greater response. Not withstanding this outcome we are thankful that the event will draw a larger audience than last year, but not sufficient enough to justify our additional investment. So a very hard decision had to be made for the survival of the event in future years to come. We understand that the majority of festivals have been down in numbers this year – some even cancelled!! We happen to be one of the few that have increased our turnover, but unfortunately our improvement wasn’t sufficient to ensure commercial viability. We are extremely proud of the event that we will stage this year and know that people will have a fantastic time. To those fans that we have disappointed, we apologize. We are promoting the RnB / Hip Hop genre with such a commitment in this territory and we ask you to please keep supporting Supafest and enjoy what promises to be a memorable event”.

For more SUPAFEST 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Good Vibrations Fesitval AustraliaGOOD VIBRATIONS FESTIVAL NOT TAKING PLACE IN 2012!

“We will not be going ahead with the Festival this year,” says the festival’s boss Justin Hemmes in a statement. “We will be in touch in due course regarding plans for 2013.” The reasons given for the year off? “Competitive demand for artists resulting in higher artist fees, unpredictable weather and a shifting live music market.”

For more GOOD VIBRATIONS FESTIVAL information and news – click here >>>

Supafest 2012SUPAFEST COMPLETES LINE UP FOR 2012!

Organisers have just realeased the last acts for this year’s festival – Rep Royalty LUDACRIS and back by popular demand a festival favorite T-PAIN!

For more SUPAFEST 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Supafest 2012FINAL ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SUPAFEST!

So at last we have the final artist line up announcement for this year’s Supafest!

So let’s see who’s joining the festival – The phenomenal entertainer CHRIS BROWN, the female hip hop legend MISSY ELLIOT, superstar’s NAUGHTY BY NATURE and one of the hottest young artists in the US today BIG SEAN, join P. Diddy, Kelly Rowland, Lupe Fiasco, Rick Ross, Ice Cube and Trey Songz, making this the hottest urban line-up to ever hit Australia.

Plus one more special guest to be announced in the coming days!!

For more SUPAFEST 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

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 >>>

Groovin The Moo Festival 2012, AustraliaGROOVING THE MOO FIRST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT!

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 >>>

Soundwave Festival 2012THE MISSION IN MOTION ADDED TO SOUNDWAVE 2012

As we close in on Australia Day what better way to celebrate than adding another Australian artist for Soundwave 2012…welcome to THE MISSION IN MOTION who will be playing all shows (ex Melbourne).

There is also a new release of tickets so make sure you’re free at 6pm tomorrow afternoon – Tuesday 24th January – to grab your ticket in the strictly limited ticket release!

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

Big Day Out Touring Festival Australia 2012BIG DAY OUT LINE UP ADDITIONS

The Big Day Out festivals are so close now and festival organizers have added a handful of special guests to the line-up in each city – Check them out!

Grinspoon -Thursday 26th January – Sydney Showgrounds

Grind Time Now – Sunday 29th January- Flemington Racecourse
Das Racist – Friday, 3 February, 2012 – Adelaide Showground

The Living End – Friday 3 February, 2012 – Adelaide Showground

For more BIG DAY OUT 2012 information and line up – click here >>>