We are really happy that there are still lots of you festival fans out there that want to follow our blog, however as we posted back in October last year, we are no longer updating this blog as we have now incorporated it into our main website (http://www.e-tainmentnewsaustralia.com/latest-news)

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THE E-TAINMENT NEWS AUSTRALIA FESTIVAL BLOG HAS MOVED!

But don’t worry we aren’t moving very far!

We have been running this blog now for about 2 years and it’s a great success bringing Australian and New Zealand festival news to 1000′s of festival fans, but we are now updating our main website www.e-tainmentnewsaustralia.com and feel it makes sense to bring the blog into the site so that all our festival news is in one place and easier for you guys to find.

We have now re-launched e-tainmentnewsaustralia.com and will start our ‘Festival Fever 2013′ competition soon where you will be able to win festival tickets and other great prizes in return for performing some easy tasks or by simply pressing an enter button, there will be many opportunities to enter and get involved.

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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 >>>

Pyramide Rock Festival, Victoria3rd ROUND OF ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL!

Pyramid Rock organisers have announced that The Amity Affliction, Brown Horn Orchestra, Mat McHugh & The Seperatista Sound System (formerly The Beautiful Girls),The Only, Pez, Redcoats and Winter People have been added to the line up!

Tickets on sale tomorrow 9am!

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

Queenscliff Music Festival 2012Lisa MitchellLISA MITCHELL ADDED TO SATURDAY LINE UP!

Hot on the heels of her spectacular Spiritus EP release in May and with a new album due out very soon, organisers decided to make Saturday an even bigger day of Oz music by adding Lisa Mitchell to the bill.

She performs after Gurrumul on a day that also includes You Am I, Something for Kate, Diesel, Shannon Noll, Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes, Electric Empire, King Cannons, Ngaiire and 30 other acts. Along with the Telstra Road to Discovery Semi-Final (see next item) and a very special “home grown” Artist Tribute Show this year, Saturday is crammed with the best in contemporary Australian music.

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

Pyramide Rock Festival, VictoriaMORE ADDITIONS TO THE PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL LINE UP!

Hailed one of the worlds best, DJ YODA is no ordinary scratch DJ and he’ll have us dancing like there’s no tomorrow with one of his huge festival sets.

Prepare to be charmed, heart broken and delighted as GOSSLING enchants your ears and warms your heart.  The extraordinarily talented KATE MILLER-HEIDKE brings her stirring live show.

New Zealand’s finest HOME BREW will be bringing their Kiwi chart-topping brand of hip-hop from across the Tasman.

Organisers are very pleased to announce one of Australia’s most loved electronic acts PNAU who will be coming home and playing Pyramid Rock Festival.  Get on down to the nine piece soul and groove machine that is the one and only SASKWATCH.

One of the Australia’s finest drum and bass acts SHOCKONE will be back and he’s got some huge new tracks to drop on us.  Sometimes you don’t have to look far for amazing talent and we’re very excited to have Melbourne’s THE SMITH STREET BAND at Pyramid this year.

Rounding out the second announce we’ll be seeing Sydney’s electro pop powerhouse band VAN SHE at Pyramid Rock Festival 2012!

SET YOUR ALARMS! TICKETS ON SALE 9AM (AEST) NEXT TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH FROM WWW.THEPYRAMIDROCKFESTIVAL.COM

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

Harbourlife Festival, Sydney, New South WalesHarbourlife Festival Sydney 2012HARBOURLIFE TICKETS ON SALE DATE!

Harbourlife 2012 will once again bring together music lovers and world renowned DJs and producers at one of the most picturesque party spots imaginable.

Tickets are on sale at midday, Thurs Aug 23. Tickets are $99 + BF for 1st release* and there is a Max 5 tickets per person. Pre-sale tickets sold out in 30 minutes so BE QUICK!

Tickets & Info at fuzzy.com.au

*When 1st Release allocation has been exhausted, 2nd release tickets will go on sale for $115 + BF

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

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 >>>

ATP I'll Be Your Mirror 2013, MelbourneAll Tomorrow's Parties Australia 2013ATP RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA WITH I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR 2013!

Described as the “ultimate mix tape”, All Tomorrow’s Parties is a boutique festival that goes against the grain of the larger, more commercial music festivals – with quality and customer experience coming first – presenting award winning sound and acclaimed organisation.

Each new All Tomorrow’s Parties event invites an artist or band to handpick their favourite performers to play at the festival. In 2009 ATP presented its inaugural Australian series of events headlined & curated by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at Mt Buller Victoria, Cockatoo Island Sydney and Riverstage Brisbane to widespread critical acclaim.

“For all the many and varied highlights, ATP was infinitely greater than the sum of its parts. The music, the vistas, the people, the atmosphere: for all those lucky enough to attend the inaugural Australian ATP, this was an event to cherish forever.” – The Australian

After years of fan emails and letters, ATP will return in February 2013 for a very special I’ll Be Your Mirror event in Melbourne. Acting as sister events to the ATP Festivals which usually take place in holiday resorts, I’ll Be Your Mirror is a series of artist curated music, film and art events taking place in cities worldwide, launched by ATP in 2011. IBYM is ATP without the accommodation aspect and is named after the b-side to The Velvet Underground’s original All Tomorrow’s Parties 7″ single.

Joining ATP as guest co-curators for IBYM are Australian natives THE DRONES. The band have released a number of albums on the ATP Recordings label, and it gives us great pride and pleasure to ask them to co-curate this very special event – we consider them to be one of the country’s greatest ever bands and very worthy ATP curators.

Here’s the line up so far:
Saturday February 16th curated by ATP
my bloody valentine, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Swans, The Dead C, HTRK, Thee Oh Sees, Sleepy Sun, Standish/Carlyon
+ more to be confirmed

Sunday February 17th curated by The Drones
The Drones, Beasts Of Bourbon (original line-up), Einstürzende Neubauten, Lost Animal, Harmony, Cam Butler & The Shadows Of Love

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 >>>

Pyramide Rock Festival, VictoriaFIRST ACTS FOR PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL 2012 ANNOUNCED!

Calling all Pyramid people! It’s gonna be a loud and proud party this New Year’s Eve at Pyramid Rock. Turning nine years old, Pyramid will see in the dawn of a new age in spectacular style! Taking place on the majestic cliff tops of Victoria’s Phillip Island with the ocean providing the dream backdrop. Summer camping under the stars with mates, and a lineup of acts that are set to rock you hard well into 2013!

A galaxy of suggestions later and the Pyramid punters have spoken! We are stoked to be on the same page and presenting a killer lineup, and proudly, one with majority Australian artist representation! A lineup that really excites and is set to have the festival’s state-of-the-art concert system humming like it should be. This is a line up harvested from the roots that Pyramid has grown from and signals The New Age!

In alphabetical order:
360, ALL THE COLOURS, ANTI-FLAG, BLOOD RED SHOES, CHILDREN COLLIDE, CLOSURE IN MOSCOW, DANGEROUS!, DCUP, DEAD LETTER CIRCUS, DOCTOR WEREWOLF, DREAM ON DREAMER, FRIENDLY FIRES DJ SET, HANDS LIKE HOUSES, HOUSE VS HURRICANE, ILLY, KARNIVOOL, KINGSWOOD, LUKE MILLION, PHETSTA, STONEFIELD,SLOW MAGIC, UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, URTHBOY, XAVIER RUDD… plus more bands and DJSs to be announced.

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

Southbound Festival 2013SOUTHBOUND ADDS 10 RED HOT ACTS TO THE LINE UP!

some seriously red hot just confirmed names to join the ever-growing Southbound bill! Awesome artists Beach House, Best Coast, Bombay Bicycle Club, Boy & Bear, Coolio, First Aid Kit, The Flaming Lips, Hilltop Hoods, Hot Chip, Maximo Park, Millions, SBTRKT, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and The Vaccines are already heading our way and now joining them are;

Angus Stone, Ball Park Music, Cosmo Jarvis, Django Django, The Hives, Jinja Safari, Lisa Mitchell, Matt Corby, Sharon Van Etten and Two Door Cinema Club.

For more MOOG FEST 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

The Falls festival AustraliaMORE ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR FALLS FESTIVAL!

Festival organizers have just confirmed more acts for December’s line up!

Check them out: Two Door Cinema Club, The Hives, Django Django, Sharon Van Etten, Angus Stone,  Ball Park Music, Cosmo Jarvis, Jinja Safari, Lisa Mitchell, Matt Corby,  Ash Grunwald  & Willis Earl Beal.

For more MOOG FEST 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Peats Ridge Festival, New South WalesPeats Ridge Festival 2012 PosterFIRST ROUND OF ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR PEATS RIDGE FESTIVAL!

Things are hotting up over here at Peats HQ.  Yesterday organizers announced the first installment of the lineup for 2012 and the reaction has been off the hook!

“We’ve had some fantastic reviews and comments, more of that later, but for now let’s have a look at some of those artists. The band you’ve all been waiting for, the John Butler Trio, will be headlining the coveted NYE Midnight Set.”

Festival Director, Matt Grant said. “We’re over the moon to have John join us at Peats, he’s by far the most requested artist from our audience and energetically and musically he is the perfect fit for the vibe of the Festival. To have him count in New Years for us is going to be wicked!”

It’s a date that has been a long time coming, so by the time John takes to the stage you can bet the atmosphere at the Festival will be utterly electric!

Other artists announced include:  Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, The Black Seeds, Friendly Fires (DJ set), Krafty Kuts vs A.Skillz, The Herd, Kaki King, Blood Red Shoes, King Tide, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Electric Wire Hustle, Mat.McHugh & The Seperatista Sound System, 65daysofstatic, Deep Sea Arcade, Gold Fields, Gossling, Will & The People, Chapelier Fou, The Medics, Northeast Party House, Hat Fitz and Cara, Tuka, The Cairos, The Preatures, Battleships, Lime Cordiale, Daily Meds, Jones Jnr, Tigertown, Microwave Jenny, Brow Horn Orchestra, DJ Morgs

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

Homebake Festival 2012, SydneyDATE, ARTISTS AND MORE FOR HOMEBAKE 2012!

With Sydney city’s historic Domain once again coming alive with the sound of music, film, laughs and more, Homebake returns in 2012 playing host to a virtual swag of national and internationally famous local superstars, once again presenting an eclectic & talented selection of the finest artists borne out of the Southern Hemisphere.

This year’s festival taking place on the 8th December will feature Four Stages (Main Stage, The Big Top, The Dome, The New Rowland S Howard Stage) & More!  The Homebake Cinema Pavilion, Curated By Kieran Darcy-Smith / Blue-Tongue), The Brand New Homebake Comedy Stage (Presented By Sydney Comedy Festival), Multimedia, International Food Fair, Roving Activities & Performers, International Food Fair, Market Stalls, Artist Signing Tent, Youth & Community Information & Awareness Stalls & More

So here are the artists announced so far:  Blondie, Hilltop Hoods, Tim Minchin, Kimbra, Angus Stone, Julia Stone, Birds Of Tokyo, Daniel Merriweather, Sam Sparro, The Saints, Something For Kate, Sonicanimation, Shapeshipter, Six60, Jinja Safari, The Bamboos, Tim Rogers, San Cisco, Emma Louise, Pond, Ball Park Music, Seekae, Dz Deathrays, Diafrix, Husky, Full Tote Odds plus many more to be announced

TICKETS ON SALE 9.00am THURSDAY 16TH AUGUST!

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

Queenscliff Music Festival 2012MORE ADDITIONS TO QUEENSCLIFF LINE UP!

Festival organisers have today announced the addition of a huge raft of acts for this year’s line up, including – Mia Dyson, The Fauves, Jordie Lane, Deep Street Soul, Ngaiire, Jackson Firebird, Money For Rope, Lloyd Spiegel, Butterfly Boucher, The Dc3, Howlin’ Steam Train  , Kira Puru & The Bruise, Halfway To Forth, Keshie, The Joe Kings, Tom Richardson Project, The Bakers Digest, Juan Alban, Sweethearts, Shaun Kirk, Wishful, Luke Legs & The Midnight Specials, Lily & King, Al Parkinson, Alister Turrill, Catherine Sanzaro , Izzy Losi, Jamie Pye, Inertia Brass Band, Yirrmal And The Yolngu Boys, Tides Of Welcome, Tane

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

Southbound Festival 2013MORE ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR SOUTHBOUND FESTIVAL 2013

Last week saw the first announcement of confirmed artists for Southbound 2013 and keeping to their word of divulging information the moment they get it, organisers have revealed the next 7 artists to help warm your toes!

Joining  Beach House, Best Coast, Boy & Bear, Coolio, The Flaming Lips, SBTRKT and The Vaccines, are Bombay Bicycle Club, First Aid Kit, Hilltop Hoods, Hot Chip, Maximo Park, Millions and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs!

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

Queenscliff Music Festival 201216TH QUEENSCLIFF MUSIC FESTIVAL FIRST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT

Organisers are proud to announce a QMF coup, so come on down to witness the inimitable Missy Higgins, performing for the very first time at the festival. Then, step right up ‘cause it’s time for the infectious energy of The Cat Empire and move on out for enigmatic Yolngu songman, Gurrumul. And that’s just three of the outstanding acts headlining three sublime days of music festival entertainment. With the move last year to the gorgeous seaside surrounds of Princess Park, QMF has been revitalized anew with Early Bird tickets sold out already, but plenty of sites available for happy campers. Get in quick, as there’s only 1000 sites !

“I’ve been to Queenscliff Music Festival as a punter before … but never actually played, so I’m really excited about performing this November. It’s such a great festival, just the right amount of “laid-back” for my liking. “ – Missy Higgins

Australian favourites, The Cat Empire return to QMF for the first time since 2003.   One of Australia’s most successful touring bands, they are internationally renowned for turning any room into a festival, any festival into a party.  The band will release a new album internationally in March 2013.  They can’t wait to hit the stage at Queenscliff this year, so bring your dancing shoes…

Gurrumul, Rolling Stone’s 2011 ‘Most Important Voice’ will enthrall audiences at Queenscliff as an astonishing performer who truly transcends cultural boundaries. Surf coast punters can bask in the glow felt recently by HRH The Queen of England, US President Barack Obama, Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark – all of whom have enjoyed an audience with Gurrumul recently.  The good folk of Queenscliff Borough shall be rolling out the red carpet and trimming the cucumber sandwiches, but they draw the line at corgis! (It’s a Dog Free Zone).

Other standout acts for this years’ event include powerhouse indie rock gods, You Am I, along with Something For Kate, rock balladeers Baby Animals and British India. For those who like to rock, Ian Moss, Shannon Noll and Diesel will – no doubt -bring down the house.  Charismatic hip-hop team TZU join the awesome goodness (and oh-so-badness) of Owl Eyes, Emma Louise, Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes alongside the country twang of Ruby Boots. JJJ’s unearthed ‘Splendour In The Grass’ winners for 2012, Kingswood, line up with King Cannons and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard for a silver jubilee of sounds. Hirsute hardcases The Beards and soul sensations Electric Empire, Pinky Beecroft & The White Russians, Chase The Sun, and All The Colours round out the announcements to date.

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