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Festivals

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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Posted 18 Jul 2016 @ 3:30pm

Julien Baker is finally coming to Australia. I repeat: Julien Baker is finally coming to Australia.

 

Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby's annual four day long shindig, has released the first lineup announcement for its 2016 iteration, and it's a doozy. Acts so far announced include Eilen Jewel, Henry Wagons and Sahara Beck, alongside The Drones' Gareth Liddiard and William...

Posted 15 Jul 2016 @ 2:07pm

The Jezabels, Shining Bird, Pagan and Horror My Friend are joining the Yours & Owls Festival lineup for 2016.

 

The Aussie acts join the already announced lineup of acts including Ball Park Music, Client Liaison, Ladyhawke, Kilter and Thelma Plum. 

 

The...

Posted 15 Jul 2016 @ 10:35am

Sydney Fringe Festival is back in 2016 for its biggest edition yet, and the producers of the Sydney Comedy Festival are joining the fun once again.

 

The sixth annual Sydney Fringe Comedy program spans the duration of Sydney Fringe, and features more than 100 shows from local and international funnypeople. Marrickville's Factory Theatre will be the home of comedy in September,...

Posted 14 Jul 2016 @ 11:52am

The Shir Madness Sydney Jewish Music Festival is set for its second edition, adding more artists to its boom lineup. 

 

Added to the already 30-act-strong lineup are the likes of Brazilbeats, Dahlia Dior, David Scheel, Glenn Cardier and The Sideshow, Joana Weinberg, The Sam Joole Band and Before The King. 

 

This year also welcomes back Song of Songs, where 15...

Posted 13 Jul 2016 @ 1:40pm

Get lost in the Australian writing maze at this year's National Young Writers' Festival as the organisation announces its biggest event to date.

 

The National Young Writers’ Festival is the country’s largest gathering of young and...

Posted 11 Jul 2016 @ 12:29pm

No sleep till Newcastle...

 

This Is Not Art, an annual celebration of, uh, art, is this year inviting punters to 'Get Lost'. That's the theme of the Newcastle Writers' Fest arm of the festival, anyway, with a flock of young authors ranging from Giselle Nguyen to Jennifer Down set to descend on the city for a long weekend full of talks, panels, and impromptu poetry readings....

Posted 6 Jul 2016 @ 12:21pm

The St Albans Writers' Festival returns to the picturesque village for its second year with a program of over 50 writers and almost 40 events.

 

Announced for the bill are more than 50 of Australia's favourite storytellers including Les Murray, Jane Caro, Stan Grant, Sarah Ferguson and Hugh Mackay.

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Posted 6 Jul 2016 @ 9:56am

The Night Mayor of Amsterdam, Mirik Milan, has been announced as the first keynote speaker for Sydney's Electronic Music Conference 2016.

 

EMC is back for its fifth annual program of speakers, showcases, masterclasses, performances and parties, taking over the Ivy complex in late November. And the timing of Milan's visit couldn't be more ideal.

 

Since 2012, Milan'...

Posted 5 Jul 2016 @ 10:31am

The 2016 Festival Of Dangerous Ideas will bring a conversation-starting series of talks to the Sydney Opera House over one weekend in September.

 

The eighth edition of the Opera House's annual talks program includes several big-name guests from Australia and overseas. Last year's event saw 30,000 people filter through Sydney's famous sailed venue.

 

The 2016...

Posted 30 Jun 2016 @ 2:03pm

Snowtunes Music Festival is set to return to Lake Jindabyne this September. 

 

The festival takes place at the base of the alpine resorts Thredbo and Perisher in the Snowy Mountains. 

 

This year's lineup includes What So Not, Hot Dub Time Machine, Ball Park Music, Kilter, Asta, DJ Hydraulix and triple j Unearthed artists Savilian, One Day Apart, Soul Benefits, Ivy...

Posted 30 Jun 2016 @ 12:42pm

Natasha Leggero, Beardyman, Charlie Pickering and Peter Helliar will join the previously announced Trevor Noah, Alan Carr and Margaret Cho for this year's edition of Just For Laughs Sydney. 

 

The festival takes place from Tuesday September 6 to Sunday September 11, and is this year expanding its festival footprint to include shows at the Enmore Theatre in addition to...

Posted 30 Jun 2016 @ 9:26am

Two pioneering acts in the dance and hip hop genres lead the mammoth lineup for this year's edition of Return To Rio.

 

The three-day festival, which takes over Wisemans Ferry (an hour and a half north of Sydney) each November, has locked in its biggest lineup yet, headlined by a ten-hour set from Cox and Eric Powell's Mobile Disco.

 

Joining them are Grammy Award-...

Posted 29 Jun 2016 @ 2:12pm

Smash! Sydney Manga And Anime Show, Australia's premier Japanese pop culture convention, returns for 2016 with another spectacular event celebrating its tenth anniversary.

 

The ultimate experience for fans of geek and Japanese pop culture, Smash! is back with a bumper celebration revelling in anime, cosplay, fashion, gaming and entertainment.

 

Convention...

Posted 29 Jun 2016 @ 11:45am

Boasting a stellar lineup of science superstars, the Sydney Science Festival 2016 program is set to host a massive array of dazzling events.

 

Now in its second year, the festival is led by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), in collaboration with museums,...

Posted 29 Jun 2016 @ 9:53am

Australian Music Week, the Sydney-based music conference taking place over three days in November, has revealed the first round of speakers and delegates for its 2016 event.

 

AMW made a successful debut in 2015, and the conference of talks, industry pow-wows and showcases is returning to Cronulla this year with some heavyweights from Australia and overseas. Jed Hilly, the...

Posted 28 Jun 2016 @ 12:16pm

Sydney will be transformed into a hotbed of dance and live performances this September, as the Red Bull Music Academy Weekender makes its debut in our fine city.

 

The Red Bull Music Academy's dedicated festival event has taken over a number of cities around the world previously, from Tokyo to Vienna, Warsaw and Stockholm, and now it's Sydney's turn. With the festival spanning...

Posted 27 Jun 2016 @ 12:24pm

New South Wales' largest indie arts fest, Sydney Fringe Festival, is celebrating its seventh birthday with what it's labelled its largest and most dynamic program yet.

 

Sydney Fringe runs through the month of September, and will see over 300 productions crammed into 50 venues across the city – including the inaugural Off Broadway cultural precinct that will see pop-ups,...

Posted 24 Jun 2016 @ 4:02pm

Sydney Living Museums' annual Fifties Fair is back at the iconic Rose Seidler House for its 21st birthday celebration. 

 

The day is a celebration of all things 1950s; fashion, music, entertainment, jive, rock'n'roll, cars and more. Attendees are invited to dig out their best vintage threads, or if you haven't got anything to suit, the experts can style you on the day. Their will...

Posted 24 Jun 2016 @ 12:21pm

As of late, it’s become strangely hip to hate on political correctness.

 

Last generation comedians like John Cleese and...

Posted 23 Jun 2016 @ 11:00am

The Smith Street Band's mini-festival I Love Life is coming to Sydney in 2016 after its debut last year.

 

Co-curated with Poison City Records, the Sydney edition of the festival will be headlined by party boys The Bennies, joined by High Tension, Pity Sex, The Hard Aches and Camp Cope.

 

Also on the bill are Rozwell Kid (on their Australian debut), Cayetana and...

Posted 22 Jun 2016 @ 5:43pm

“I am very concerned that parents are subjecting their children at Dark Mofo to what I believe is [the] demonic and satanic culture that existed in the Dark Ages,” wrote one Lorne Geeves of Howrah last week, airing her concerns in a nigh-on hysterical letter sent to one of Hobart’s leading newspapers.

 

 “Yes, our state is apparently benefiting, but at what cost to this...

Posted 22 Jun 2016 @ 2:10pm

Bigsound has announced the first instalment of live acts for its 15th anniversary festival, and the list is huge.

 

With a whopping 89 acts ready to descend on Brisbane's Fortitude Valley this September, and a stack more still to come, Bigsound 2016 is going to be one heck of a celebration.
 
The annual music conference has already garnered a reputation as being the...

Posted 22 Jun 2016 @ 12:18pm

PigSty In July, the Hunter Valley festival from the good people behind Dashville Skyline and The Gum Ball festivals, is back for 2016.

 

After selling out in 2014 and 2015, and with a festival bill already including the likes of Shihad, King Tide, Masco Sound System, Justin Ngariki and The Dastardly Bastards, Claire Anne Taylor and Lepers & Crooks, PigSty has now added a...

Posted 22 Jun 2016 @ 10:17am

Earthcore, the outdoor dance festival that takes place each year in regional Victoria, is bringing its seed to Sydney for a one-off 'friendly day doof' this November.

 

Photo: Ari Adar

 

As part of the Earthcore In The Park initiative, which will also see the party extend to Perth, some of the festival's biggest names will make their way to a to-be-announced...

Posted 21 Jun 2016 @ 10:54am

Volumes Festival is back for 2016, and its second instalment will be even bigger than the first.

 

Taking over four venues and several stages around Darlinghurst's Oxford Square precinct - including Oxford Art Factory, The Cliff Dive, the Burdekin Hotel and Brighton Up Bar - the festival has welcomed more than 80 artists onto its 2016 lineup.

 

Volumes will this...

Posted 21 Jun 2016 @ 10:24am

Now in its fourth year, dance music festival Listen Out is back with a handpicked selection of artists for 2016.  

 

Taking to the stage for this year will be the likes of A$AP Ferg, Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals, Baaur, Claptone, Cosmo's Midnight, Gorgon City (DJ Set), Jauz, Joy., L D R U, Ngaiire, RUFUS in their last Australian shows for this year, Stormzy, Sui Zhen (...

Posted 16 Jun 2016 @ 12:23pm

Celebrate Bastille Day in style as BBR Festival announces its fourth annual weekend of bustling French appreciation. 

 

Paying homage to France's National Day (Bastille Day), the BBR Festival celebrates with panache with an array of live...

Posted 16 Jun 2016 @ 11:03am

Australia's premier alt-country festival is back for another year, boasting a national rock icon, international guests, and the next generation of the country's best songwriters.  

 

Leading the lineup comes Brian Cadd, whose songs have been performed by everyone from Ringo Starr to Joe Cocker. A prolific songwriter since the '60s, he'll be bringing a batch of hits with him. ...

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