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Festivals

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 10:17am

Rites Of Passage, the tattoo festival that's had six popular iterations in Melbourne, is making its Sydney debut this weekend.

 

This Friday through Sunday marks Sydney's chance to enjoy the Rites Of Passage Festival Tour 2016, celebrating not only tattoo culture but also art, music and live freestyle motocross displays.

 

More than 250 tattoo talents from Australia...

Posted 11 Oct 2016 @ 12:35pm

One of the biggest names in contemporary EDM, Steve Aoki, has been locked in as the headline act for this year's edition of MTV Beats & Eats.

 

The Wollongong-based festival focuses on both music and food, and the new announcement delivers big on the former. Aoki, the founder of Dim Mak Records and a world-famous DJ and artist in his own right, will perform a 90-minute...

Posted 10 Oct 2016 @ 4:06pm

With limited first release tickets nearly sold out, you don't want to miss out.

 

Sydney trio Middle Kids, Victorian Ali Barter, Bec Sandrige and Sydney storyteller Adam Gibson have all been welcomed into Fairgrounds' lineup.

 

They will be joining the likes of Angel Olsen, Big Scary, The Drones, Jawar Ma and Japanroids.

 

The festival will not only...

Posted 10 Oct 2016 @ 10:36am

It’s full steam ahead for the annual Riverboats Music Festival, back with a slew of talent for their 2017 incarnation. 

 

Now in its sixth year, the Riverboats Music Festival is back for three glorious summer days of music among the gums.

 
Featuring Paul Kelly and Charlie Owen, Hoodoo Gurus, Husky and Mia Dyson in headline sets, Riverboats 2017 is also...

Posted 10 Oct 2016 @ 9:50am

In their fourth major announcement, the legendary Barry Gibb will take to the Bluesfest stage making a welcome return to Australian shores. 

 

As a key member of the Bee Gees, Gibb is responsible for penning hits including To Love Somebody, How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin' Alive, and Tragedy. 

 

Gibb will be joining the likes of Neil Young, Santana, Zac Brown Band,...

Posted 5 Oct 2016 @ 2:20pm

Riding in to Wollongong later this month, Hot Dub Time Machine are set to headline the first ever Harley Days event in Australia.  

 

The biggest celebration of the biggest brand in motorcycles is coming to Australia, with Wollongong providing a...

Posted 5 Oct 2016 @ 11:46am

Ooh la la! Those sexy persons at So Frenchy So Chic have announced their 2017 return with another supurb lineup of Frenchie delights.

 

France meets Sydney at So Frenchy So Chic In The Park 2017 with a party and picnic full of cultural...

Posted 29 Sep 2016 @ 9:45am

The legendary Neil Finn has been announced for Golden Plains.

 

One of the most acclaimed songwriters of recent history, Finn will be taking to the stage as the full moon rises for a career-spanning set. From his time in Splt Enz to the inimitable Crowded House, Finn has written countless songs that have resonated the world over including 'Don't Dream It's Over', 'Distant Sun', '...

Posted 22 Sep 2016 @ 5:05pm

Yeah boi!

 

How 'bout this: Sounds Of The Suburbs 2016 has this afternoon officially sold-out. The bumper celebration of local and international talent features the lineup of yer dreams this year, so that may well be why, hey?

 

Or it might just be the ever-escalating success of the festival, one that is set to feature music, sunshine, booze and free Krispy Kremes (...

Posted 22 Sep 2016 @ 2:12pm

Introducing: Lost Parardise. One of New Year's best events. What happens is, you get lost in, um, a paradise.

 

Lost Paradise is pleased to announce the lastest and greatest round of local artists to join the already-awesome lineup. Being added to the bill are Betty & Oswald, Planet, Majun Bu, Mo’funk, Flowertruck and the vivaciously savvy 10-piece, Sex On Toast. All of these...

Posted 21 Sep 2016 @ 10:25am

Secret Garden have announced today their return in 2017... Of course it being a secret and all, there's not a whole lot we can say about it as yet.

 

All that we can share with you, dear reader, is that the 48 hour disco in the forest at...

Posted 15 Sep 2016 @ 3:14pm

The place to go to party... Hard.

 

Hard Festival founder Gary Richards a.k.a. Destructo, is bringing an unbelievable party to Sydney.

 

The bill will feature Canadian headliner Zeds Dead, who will be playing a number of collaborative tracks off their debut album Northern Lights. Miami-based group GTA will also be making appearances, along with "I need no introducto...

Posted 15 Sep 2016 @ 1:35pm

MOFO Festival has unleashed the first instalment of their 2017 program. 

 

As well as playing a headline Sydney show, all-time legends Puscifer will be getting down at the Museum of Old and New Art. Adding to the hype comes tētēma - the latest project from Faith No More frontman Mike Patton in his only Australian show. 
 
“Mike Patton and Maynard James Keenan (of...

Posted 15 Sep 2016 @ 12:28pm

What do you call a festival within a festival? Festception.

 

Ever wondered what a festival within a festival would look like? Well wonder no more.

 

Head on into FringeWorld while you're attending the National Folk Festival and see for yourself. The event will be full of suprises, including a circus arena and new concert venue, The Borderland, which will showcase...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 1:51pm

The Spring Social comes full bloom at The Galleries this month.

 

With a fresh perspective the organisers behind Spring Social are going to welcome the season with food, art, music and fashion, transforming the retail precinct. Activities at this year's Spring Social include an edible garden...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 12:28pm

The new Bellingen Turtlefest is a unique eco concious festival aimed at raising awareness and funding to support the local Bellinger River snapping turtles.

 

Bellingen Turtlefest's inaugral three day event will play host to an ecclectic lineup of...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 10:08am

Ho boy is this a good 'un.

 

After speculation, rumours and excitement - the 2017 Laneway Lineup has finally landed. In a huge lineup, A.B. Original will take to the stage alongside AURORA, Baro, Bob Moses, Camp Cope, Car Seat Headrest, Clams Casino, Ecca Vandal, and Fascinator.

 

Elsewhere, Floating Points will get down for a live set as well as Flyying Colours,...

Posted 9 Sep 2016 @ 6:18pm

Wine: How classy people get wasted.

 

Wine: How classy people get wasted. Let's all give a big cheer to welcome back to Pinot Palooza, returning to Sydney this fall. 

 

The event is Australia's biggest annual pinot noir and music festival, and will be brought to you by the one and only Bottle Shop Concepts. There'll be lots of wine on offer from over 100 of...

Posted 8 Sep 2016 @ 2:38pm

As the famous Princesss Cinderella once said: "A dream is a wish your heart makes".Your heart is wishing to go the Festival of Dreams. So bloody listen to it.

 

The best part about sleeping is dreaming right? Well, now you can attend a whole festival about dreaming. The Festival of Dreams is a three day event that will not only empower you and help you to achieve your personal...

Posted 8 Sep 2016 @ 2:24pm

Get ready for the Gong.

 

Destination Wollongong are combining with Yours and Owls Festival to host a nine day supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus event in the 'Gong, one that will undoubtedly be an extravagant extravaganza replete with your everday doses of extravagance (har har).

 

The first ever Fringe Fest will feature a '90s night hosted by Cheez TV hosts Ryan...

Posted 1 Sep 2016 @ 1:35pm

*Insert fear of missing out based pun here*

 

Sheesh, those guys over at Fomo fest sure know how to throw a party, don't they? Their lineup this year is the one of your dreams, a star studded billing that will have lovers of electro, pop, house and dance all frothing at the bit. Seriously, this one might well make you drool a little bit.

 

The full lineup includes...

Posted 30 Aug 2016 @ 2:00pm

Under ordinary circumstances it would feel rather perverse to begin talking about the snow just as we’re all collectively beginning to dust off our Spring threads and prepare for the warmth.

 

But these are not ordinary circumstances: Snowtunes, one of Australia’s most unique – and snowiest – music festivals, is going down this Saturday September 3, making it acceptable to talk...

Posted 26 Aug 2016 @ 2:44pm

Embrace the unknown with this one-night-only exhibition.

 

The Sydney Design Festival will play host to Rose Tinted Glasses, a one-night-only exhibition curating female, Sydney-based artists who seek to liberate convention in the art world. Allowing themselves to be consumed by the unknown and the instinctive, the exhibition is founded on subverting the norm and redefining how we...
Posted 23 Aug 2016 @ 4:30pm

Phew boy.

 

Falls Festival, the yearly four-venue festival, has just announced its full lineup list, and ho boy is it gonna make you happy. There's a strong, satisfying focus on Aussie acts this year: Matt Corby, Violent Soho, The Avalanches and Bernard Fanning are all playing, along with a host of international acts.

 

Here's the full list of artists:

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Posted 19 Aug 2016 @ 1:50pm

The highly-anticipated cultural program will officially launch at Manly Art Gallery & Museum on Friday September 16.

 

For 14 days, Manly will host its 23rd annual celebration of art and culture, to be opened by esteemed violinist, composer and conductor Richard Tognetti on Friday September 16 from 6 - 8pm. Set against the picturesque surf beach, the festival offers a huge...

Posted 19 Aug 2016 @ 12:16pm

Mister Ott brings the funk back with a gig at Bar 505 as part of this year's Fringe Festival.

 

Is it Ott in 'ere? Sure is now that Mister Ott have announced a show at favoured locale Bar 505, as they take a break from writing and recording their upcoming new album.

 

Inspired especially by the mesmeric Eastern grooves of Ethiopian jazz, such as that of pioneers...

Posted 18 Aug 2016 @ 2:26pm

Forget about The X Factor. Forget about The Voice. (Already forgotten about Australian Idol). There is a new player in town, and they got game.

 

Sydneyvision: Sydney's version of the internationally loved Eurovision. Now in its seventh year, the Sydneyvision Song Contest will be stepping back into the heart of Sydney to host its annual grand final extravaganza. Be prepared, be...

Posted 18 Aug 2016 @ 9:26am

And oh boy it's a doozy.

 

Stop the presses: one of Australia's newest festivals has just dropped the lineup of yer dreams. Fairgrounds Festival, only in its second year, is a very desirable proposition indeed, with the likes of Angel Olsen, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, The Drones and the sugar man himself, Rodriguez, rounding out the 2016 installment of the Berry-located...

Posted 17 Aug 2016 @ 1:51pm

The legendary Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti will be the theme of this year's Sounds Of Afrobeats Festival in Sydney.

 

The festival's third edition will celebrate the life and music of the pioneering Nigerian multi-instrumentalist.

 

A bunch of DJs will take over the Greenwood Hotel for the occasion, including DJ Faswa, Ronnie OMuga, Dante Rivera, K2THAC and the Soul...

Posted 16 Aug 2016 @ 1:57pm

MTV is back with its eve-of-summer festival, Beats & Eats, and now the 2016 lineup has landed.

 

Stuart Park in North Wollongong will host the beachfront event in November, with up to 10,000 festivalgoers expected to take in the music, food stalls and bars.

 

Gold Coast producer Paces is joined on the first lineup announcement by a couple of our mates from...

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