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Festivals

Posted 16 Aug 2016 @ 10:42am

This one's for the people of the sun.

 

Festival Of The Sun, the annual shindig that takes over Port Macquarie each summer, is back for three days of frivolity this December.

 

Gang Of Youths and Seth Sentry lead the lineup, but as far as great Aussie musical talent goes, they're not alone. The Smith Street Band, Dune Rats and Urthboy are making the trip as well,...

Posted 15 Aug 2016 @ 10:54am

One of Sydney's most happening suburbs, Surry Hills, is once again welcoming an array of artists and musicians to Surry Hills Festival in September.

 

The 14th edition of Surry Hills Festival will take over a number of locations, including Ward Park, Shannon Reserve, Crown Street, Tudor Reserve and The Clock Hotel. The program includes a bunch of great Australian musical talent,...

Posted 12 Aug 2016 @ 4:05pm

Yours, mine and owls?

 

Yours and Owls have announced a mini-festival for under-18s, to take place on the first day of the Yours and Owls festival proper. Hermitude and Bec Sandridge feature from the main bill, and are joined by the local likes of Hockey Dad, Pinheads, Skegss, The VANNS, Nicole Millar and James Crooks for the day event.

 

The inaugural event is a...

Posted 12 Aug 2016 @ 1:43pm

The annual Halloween spookfest returns for a new instalment of family-friendly horror in October.

 

Coming off the success of last year's sold-out event, Luna Park plays host to its fourth consecutive all-ages, all-heights Halloscream event this October, turning dreams into nightmares as it transforms itself into an abandoned fun fair. Werewolves and vampires join a cast of...

Posted 12 Aug 2016 @ 11:18am

The tenth edition of the cult festival will feature over 100 feature films and documentaries over four days in September.

 

The Sydney Underground Film Festival (SUFF) is back, celebrating its tenth birthday with a new collection of the distorted, disturbed and experimental that is sure to court controversy.

 

Independent director-provocateur Todd Solondz, master of...

Posted 11 Aug 2016 @ 2:27pm

Lost Paradise, the New Year's music festival that takes over Glenworth Valley on the Central Coast, has just announced a bumper lineup for 2016.

 

Queuing up the holiday tunes over three days and nights will be a huge lineup of Australian and international stars. Leading the program are Sticky Fingers, Flight Facilities, Fat Freddy's Drop and Gang Of Youths, while UK indie/...

Posted 11 Aug 2016 @ 12:10pm

MoVement Sydney is returning to Sydney this October with a five-day fiesta of dance, live performance and exclusive events across the city.

 

The full lineup has landed for the 2016 edition of MoVement Sydney, which last year hosted over 25 live events ranging from secret warehouse parties to club nights, attended by thousands of dance fans across the city.

 

This...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 4:46pm

Chocolate. 'Nuff said.

 

The Rocks is set to transform in to a chocaholic's paradise this September with the return of the SmoothFM Festival of Chocolate.

 

Attendees can expect to experience and sample the following:

 

The...

Posted 9 Aug 2016 @ 11:11am

Homeground, the two-day Sydney Opera House festival of First Nations culture, has announced a bumper program for its 2016 return.

 

The live music lineup will be led by Aboriginal rock band East Journey, comprising younger generation members of the Yothu Yindi musical clan. Brisbane's Dubmarine will fill the dancefloor into the night, while the indigenous culture of New Zealand...

Posted 8 Aug 2016 @ 10:49am

Cronulla's own laneway festival, Sounds Of The Suburbs, is returning in 2016 with its biggest lineup yet.

 

The three-stage event, taking place in Wilbar Lane, has locked in local legends DZ Deathrays and US rockers Guantanamo Baywatch to headline its return this September.

 

They'll lead the rocking lineup for this year's instalment of Sounds Of The Suburbs, with...

Posted 5 Aug 2016 @ 12:15pm

The 23rd instalment of the festival opens with the highest grossing Greek film since 2009.

 

The second film by acclaimed director Christopher Papakaliatis, Worlds Apart, features Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons, along with Papakaliatis himself.

 

It pivots on three distinct generational love stories between a Greek and a foreigner, that eventually draw into a...

Posted 5 Aug 2016 @ 9:43am

The summer festival announcements are beginning to roll in, with the hallowed Falls Festival announcing the first taste of their 2016 lineup along with dates and venues. 

 

Bringing music, art and light to the rolling amphitheaters, streets and shores of Australia, Falls 2016 will go down in Lorne (Wednesday December 28 - Saturday December 31), Marion Bay (Thursday December 29 -...

Posted 4 Aug 2016 @ 4:18pm

One, two, Freddy's coming to Oz Comic-Con

Three, four, log into your computer 

Five, six, better buy some tix

Seven, eight, don't be late

Nine, ten, or you'll never sleep again.

 

It's a bird... it's a plane... No, it's actually Freddy Krueger arghhh!

 

Oz...

Posted 4 Aug 2016 @ 2:40pm

This September, coming to a theatre near yo- I mean, to the Bicentennial Parklands in Sydney - is the Global Rhythms Music Festival.

 

Global Rhythms is an afternoon event filled with beautiful world music, international food, workshops, activities and environmental sustainability. Therefore it only makes sense it's being held in the most culturally diverse city in Australia, am...

Posted 2 Aug 2016 @ 2:04pm

The most significant showcase of Indian arts and culture to ever take place in Australia is coming to Sydney.

 

From the classical to the contemporary, Confluence is a showcase of the stunning and vibrant variety of India’s artistic cultures and traditions. 

 
The six-city festival is the most significant exhibition of Indian arts and culture ever to be staged in...

Posted 2 Aug 2016 @ 12:40pm

This That, the music festival returning to the Newcastle Foreshore this spring, has announced its 2016 lineup.

 

Joining already announced Schoolboy Q, who's coming to Oz as part of his massive world tour, are a bunch of great acts who'll light up Nobbys Beach this November....

Posted 2 Aug 2016 @ 11:15am

There's a new festival in town, and it's ready to make its mark.

 

Mystery Mark is the name of the latest dance music festival for ages 15 and up, coming to Sydney on the eve of this summer, and the lineup features some of the hottest young things on the Aussie scene.

 

While the festival may appear to have emerged out of nowhere, it's got some proven pedigree...

Posted 1 Aug 2016 @ 8:00am

More than 300 shows and events have been announced on the full program for Sydney Fringe Festival 2016.

 

Our city's month-long celebration of all things in independent theatre, circus, music, comedy, visual art, film, cabaret, dance and spoken word is back this September, and needless to say, the program is massive.

 

Fringe takes place at venues around Sydney for...

Posted 28 Jul 2016 @ 12:47pm

Dendy Opera Quays is set to host the 11th annual Sydney Latin American Film Festival (SLAFF) this September. 

 

The festival lineup includes eight award-winning feature films plus three documentaries, all screening over five days. 

 

The films tell stories from a stolen World Cup football trophy to political unrest and touching relationships. The program will open...

Posted 28 Jul 2016 @ 12:42pm

A second pile of acts have been rounded up and added to Sydney's Volumes Festival. 

 

Joining the all-Aussie lineup for the four-venue festival will be Buzz Kull, Corin, Felix Lush, Gussy, Jaala Kato, Kimchi Princi, Low Ton, Makeda, Middle Kids, Morning TV, Privacy, Thhomas, Rebel Yell and Wax Witches. 

 

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Posted 28 Jul 2016 @ 9:35am

The lols just keep coming ahead of Just For Laughs Sydney 2016.

 

The annual festival of comedy, which brings the world-famous Just For Laughs brand to Sydney's biggest stages, has added three more names to its 2016 program.

 

New Zealand actor and comedian Rhys Darby (Flight Of The Conchords, What We Do In The Shadows), US stand-up and broadcaster Jim Norton and...

Posted 27 Jul 2016 @ 1:23pm

Save the date, for The Plot is back. 

 

Returning to present some of the most exciting emerging musical acts from around the country, The Plot will return to Parramatta Park this November.

 

As well as music, The Plot will welcome local food...

Posted 27 Jul 2016 @ 1:22pm

Port Macquarie's Wildwood Festival is back for its third year with an even more impressive lineup than ever before.

 

Celebrating the first day of daylight savings, the escapism of Wildwood Festival delivers a carefully handcrafted collective of the best homegrown talent.

 

The all-ages event will...

Posted 27 Jul 2016 @ 1:19pm

As part of the 2016 Manly Arts Festival, writers are being invited to submit original poetry on the subject 'Spirit of the Collection'.

 

Pertaining to the extensive collection at Manly Art Gallery & Museum, this exciting poetry event is a highlight of the gallery's exhibition of paintings, photographs and more...

Posted 27 Jul 2016 @ 9:29am

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival, one of the highlights on the Australian summer festival program, will be back in 2017 – and it looks like the first artist on the lineup has just revealed herself.

 

In her cover interview with the BRAG this week, East London soul/electronic singer Nao said she's been approached to...

Posted 26 Jul 2016 @ 2:23pm

Reviewed Friday July 22 - Sunday July 24 (photos by Katrina Clarke)

 

Whether it was the unseasonably warm (and sunny) weather, campground security greeting revellers with high fives, quantities of glitter to rival the dirt, or perhaps just the most modern and diverse lineup Splendour In The Grass has seen in some time, this year’s festival was one of the biggest Australia has...

Posted 21 Jul 2016 @ 12:34pm

Sydney will be getting another full version of the Dress Up Attack! festival after a successful mini-version at this year's Vivid LIVE. 

 

The arts and music festival for kids and their big kids will be held in September, offering performances, theatre and workshops. 

 

The lineup includes Kimya Dawson, known for her solo career (The Moldy Peaches, The Bundles), Oz...

Posted 20 Jul 2016 @ 2:25pm

The organisers of Dashville Skyline have revealed more big names to be added to this year's alt-country/rock lineup.

 

Leading the latest inclusion of the 27 artists appearing this year is suave country rocker Henry Wagons, returning with his new livewire...

Posted 20 Jul 2016 @ 12:51pm

MoVement Sydney has locked in its return to town, bringing the best local electronic dance crews together and giving you the chance to dance like no-one's watching. 

 

Back this October, MoVement Sydney will create another epic series you won't want to miss, with full news and announcements to come - keep an eye on thebrag...

Posted 20 Jul 2016 @ 10:22am

Harbourlife is ready to light up the Sydney shoreline once again on the eve of summer this year.

 

Fuzzy has announced the 2016 lineup for its famous harbourside festival, surely the finest location for an outdoor party that Australia sees each year. And with a lineup like this, the celebration of all things house and electronic in the sunshine is sure to be a hot ticket.

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