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Festival Alert: Scene & Heard

SCENE & HEARD festival organisers have announced a stellar summer lineup of nineties and noughties alt/rock legends for Newcastle in February.

Headlined by former Lismore locals Grinspoon, the festival will also feature Regurgitator, Ratcat, Frenzal Rhomb, COG, Killing Heidi, Custard & Caligula.

Following up its successful 2018/19 events, with Covid putting a stop to live music throughout most of 2020, Scene & Heard had set its sights on 2021 to bring you more of your favourite classic acts jam-packed into a full day of live music & entertainment.

There will be a stack of food and drink options on site, from fast food, organics, vegan and whole foods to bars packed with thirst-quenching summer festival necessities.

The Covid-safe 18+ event will see pre-sale tickets for members on sale Tuesday December 1, with general tickets on sale Thursday December 3. Early bird tickets start at $99.90 + bf. Don’t forget to sign up here.

To get you in the mood, watch headliners Grinspoon perform their last large-scale live event – the Fire Fight Australia gig earlier this year:

Feature Pic: Supplied

Your Legen-dairy 2020 Groovin The Moo Lineup Is Here

Australia’s biggest and best(est) touring regional festival, Groovin The Moo, has once again hand picked the cream of Australia’s crop together for one hell of a moo-sick lineup to herd around the country.

We knew Dope Lemon, AKA Angus Stone, was performing from what he let slip on social media a few weeks ago. But today was the full official announcement on triple j’s breakfast show.

This year’s lineup in alphabetical order:

AJ Tracey (UK)
Bhad Bhabie (US)
Blanco Brown (US)
The Cat Empire
Channel Tres (USA)
Clairo (USA)
Darude (FIN)
Dope Lemon
E^ST
Gang of Youths
Hayden James
Kelis (USA)
Kira Puru
Mallrat
Manu Crook$
Maxo Cream (USA)
Ruby Fields
San Cisco
Slowly Slowly
Sugarhill Gang (USA)
Supergrass (UK)
Tones And I
The Veronicas
WAAX
YBN Cordae (USA)
with hosts Jawbreakers and Mai

Dates and Venues
– Wayville, SA: Friday 24 April, Adelaide Showgrounds
– Canberra, ACT: Saturday 25 April, Exhibition Park in Canberra, aka EPiC
– Bunbury, WA: Sunday 26 April, Hay Park
– Bendigo, Vic: Saturday 2 May, Prince of Wales Showgrounds
– Townsville, Qld: Sunday 3 May, Murray Sports Complex
– Maitland, NSW: Saturday 9 May, Maitland Showgrounds 

Bendigo, Bunbury & Canberra tickets go on sale Tuesday 11th February at 8am local time. Maitland, Townsville & Wayville tickets go on sale Wednesday 12th February 8am local time. As always, please use only the official ticket links via gtm.net.au and never use Viagogo!

The Veronicas feature photograph taken by Brittany Long at Good Things Festival Melbourne

Shawn Mendes The Tour Hits Down Under

With five Australian ARIA Platinum singles, over 10 million albums sold, 100 million singles sold and more than 11 billion song streams under his belt, 21-year old Shawn Mendes is the third youngest solo artist to have three number one debut albums on the Billboard 200.

Nominated for ARIA’s Best International Artist for 2019, the Canadian singer-songwriter is about to hit Aussie shores for his third solo headline tour in support of his hugely-anticipated self-titled third studio album.
The worldwide tour kicked off in Amsterdam in March this year and will end in Mexico City in December, with an estimated audience over one million across 106 shows. Extra shows were added in Sydney and Melbourne due to high demand.

Both Shawn’s most recent 2017 tour Illuminate and 2016 world tour were sell outs, and this current tour is expected to see a record sell out crowd.
Mendes will be joined by supporting Grammy Award-winning duo Dan + Shay with a special appearance from acclaimed teen-sensation Ruel in Brisbane and Auckland

This will be the first time that the TIME Most Influential Artist will perform in Adelaide, in addition to return performances in Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in October and November 2019.

Watch: Shawn Mendes + Camila Cabello – Senorita:


Shawn Mendes The Tour Australian & New Zealand Dates:

October 23: RAC Arena, Perth
October 26: Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
October 29: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
October 30: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 
October 31: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 
November 2: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
November 3: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney 
November 6: Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
November 9: Spark Arena, Auckland
Purchase tickets here

 
 

Good Things Revs Up with Killer Lineup

Good Things Festival has announced 2019’s starting lineup and, well… start your engines, Australia!

First, is the incredible ire driven by Parkway Drive, fresh from headlining major European Festivals and now headlining their first ever Australian touring festival playing their only Australian shows for 2019. It’s been three long years for fans, but the wait is finally over… in joint pole position is the degenerates in A Day To Remember. Manoeuvring for position is the Mansfield maniacs, Violent Soho for their only Australian shows of 2019. Right behind is no pads, no helmets, just the pop punk anthems of Simple Plan.

Then there’s peddlers of punk the legendary Bad Religion. Next we have Simple Creatures with Mark Hoppus (blink-182) and Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) followed by metal heavyweights Trivium, Australian surf rock royalty Skegss, Australian rock titans Karnivool and Enter Shikari, global pop superstars The Veronicas, the dynamic duo, and right on their tail is prog rock kings Coheed & Cambria.

Right behind them there’s Falling In Reverse with Dance Gavin Dance. Cruising along is that mean machine with those double dealing do-badders Reel Big Fish, buzzing metal pop sensation Poppy, Thy Art Is Murder, Ice Nine Kills and Slowly Slowly. 

Rounding out this cavalcade of stars is some of the best young Australian bands on the circuit including The Bennies, Voyager, Yours Truly, Windwaker  and The Beautiful Monument and Gravemind.

And away they go…

GOOD THINGS FESTIVAL LINE UP:

Parkway Drive | A Day To Remember
Violent Soho | Simple Plan
Bad Religion | Trivium
Skegss | Simple Creatures | Karnivool
The Veronicas | Coheed And Cambria
Falling In Reverse | Enter Shikari
Dance Gavin Dance | Reel Big Fish | Poppy
Thy Art Is Murder | Ice Nine Kills | The Damned Things
Slowly Slowly | Man With A Mission | The Bennies | Voyager
Yours Truly | Windwaker | The Beautiful Monument | Gravemind

DATES AND VENUES:
Friday 6 December – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Saturday 7 December – Centennial Park, Sydney
Sunday 8 December – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane

Sign up now for early bird pre-sale tickets at the Good Things web site
Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 3 September at 10am

General Public tickets on sale Thursday 5 September at 10am

Tickets on sale at OzTix

Brisbane and Melbourne shows are licensed and all ages 15+ while Sydney licensing
is still to be confirmed
Venues and line-up subject to change

Save the date: GOOD THINGS FESTIVAL is back in 2019!

Off the back of a very successful 2018 debut the promoters of Australia’s Good Things Festival have sent fans crazy over the announcement of 2019 dates and venues. That’s right, they’re back – and alternative music fans everywhere are going wild over the announcement! 

The inaugural 2018 Good Things Festival treated festival goers to an absolutely packed lineup. Including some of the heaviest, and most iconic alternative bands the universe had on offer: All Time Low, Dropkick Murphys, Bullet For My Valentine, The Used, BABYMETAL, The Smith Street Band, Dashboard Confessional, Mayday Parade, La Dispute, Northlane, The Wonder Years, Waterparks, Tonight Alive, Scarlxrd, Emmure, Palaye Royale, Make Them Suffer, Waax, Boston Manor, Void Of Vision and Ecca Vandal, not to mention headlining acts The OffSpring and Stone Sour – and this year promises to be even better!

The festival hits three states on the East Coast of Australia in December. Kicking off in Melbourne on December 6th returning to Flemington Racecourse then heading to Sydney. This year the festival has a new home in Sydney’s Centennial Park on December 7th, before finishing up in Brisbane at the Brisbane Showgrounds on the 8th of December. 

The inaugural 2018 festival was very successful with several thousand alternative music fans in attendance spanning across the east coast of Australia, with this year’s attendance expected to be even bigger! 

If fans thought last year’s lineup was good then they’re in for an even bigger treat with Good Things promising ‘it will be the best yet’ – a hint which has left fans everywhere wondering who will be on the lineup. 

Stay tuned for the lineup drop on August 27th! You definitely don’t want to miss this! 

GOOD THINGS FESTIVAL DATES

Friday December 6 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne 
Saturday December 7- Centennial Park, Sydney
Sunday December 8 – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane 

 

Nautical Mile Sets Sail With New Tour

Hailing from Western Australia, Perth-born pop-punk band Nautical Mile have just announced they’re heading back to the east coast on tour, to celebrate the launch of their new single Marionette.

Fresh out of the studio where they’ve been  locked away and busy writing new music the band have said, “We’re very excited to be heading back on tour, It has been a hot minute since we were on the road with Regicide, so we are eager to get back over. Stopping off at Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, we will be launching the track with a bang.”

And a bang it will be. The tour kicks off on August 23, in their hometown of Perth at the Amplifier Bar. With support provided  from local bands Carrington, Dead Sea and Ferncroft. Nautical Mile then head to Brisbane where they play The Brightside on August 29. Supporting the band for their Brisbane leg is a jam packed line-up with Sleepwell, Kid Fly, Grizzlyshark and All Hours. A lineup definitely not to be missed! 

Sydney fans will again be delighted with Nautical Mile when they play the Burdekin Hotel on August 30th. Supported by bands Speakeasy and Capitol Affair

The tour then wraps up in Melbourne where the band plays The Workers Club on September 1st. With the show featuring Melbourne bands Spectral Fires, Loose End and Red Morning Light

if you haven’t heard of Nautical Mile, now is the time to get acquainted. They combine heavy rhythms with catchy, powerful vocals with songs that tell stories of revenge, heartbreak, love, life and loss.

This band promises a killer live show and our very own Brittany Long can vouch for them personally, having seen them perform several times in Melbourne. You’ll catch Girl at Nautical Mile’s Melbourne show. 

Previous single ‘Better Half Of Me’ and recent single Regicide have all had their time in the spotlight and been a hit leaving fans wanting more! Well more is just around the corner. Nautical Mile’s upcoming track Marionette tells the story of someone whose relationship is killing them, until they come to the realisation that they’re sick of being used. They gather the strength to liberate themselves from the harmful situation and grow from adversity. Marionette promises more catchy vocals and everything Nautical Mile fans know and love!

Nautical Mile are on the up and you’d be silly not to take the opportunity to witness their show live. 

Watch: Nautical Mile – Regicide:

 
 

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via Oztix.

You’ll Cry If You Miss Spilt Milk Tix

Back in April, US megastar Khalid announced a tour of Australia with some mysterious Canberra and Ballarat dates without venues… Mystery solved today with Spilt Milk‘s epic line up announcement.

Ol’ mate Khalid has been officially confirmed, along with CHVRCHES, Kota Banks, Illy, Middle Kids, G Flip, Ocean Alley, Dune Rats, Golden Features, Confidence Man, Tones And I, Allday and plenty more you’re sure to froth over.

The festival is also expanding to Victoria for the first time, so mark Saturday 23 November down if you’re near Canberra, and Saturday 30 November down if you’re near Ballarat.

Spilt Milk 2019 Lineup

Allday
Arno Faraji
Bene
Choomba
Chvrches (Uk)
Confidence Man
Dom Dolla
Dune Rats
G Flip
Godlands
Golden Features
Groove City
Illy
Juice Wrld (Us)
Khalid (Us)
Kota Banks
Lastlings
Lime Cordiale
Mansionair
Middle Kids
Ocean Alley
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Running Touch
Sippy
Tones And I
Winston Surfshirt
Plus:
Rat!Hammock (Ballarat Only)
Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers (Canberra Only)

Saturday, 23rd November
Commonwealth Park, Canberra
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 30th November
Victoria Park, Ballarat
Tickets: Official Website

Tickets are already sold out but you can check out resales and go on the official waiting list here.

Spilt Milk Spotify Playlist:

 

 

 

Yours & Owls Lineup Features Best of Oz

From a backyard gathering to a local institution, Yours & Owls Festival has escalated into a must-attend event on the national festival calendar. An event that showcases Wollongong at its finest, the beautiful beach side location, the wildly-diverse line-up, close to 70 acts, across four stages, the celebration of local talent and that unshakeable feeling that you are part of something bigger.

Set to take place Saturday and Sunday of the October long weekend, everything you’ve come to love and expect from Yours & Owls is on offer across the green, green grass of Stuart Park for the sixth consecutive year. Feast your eyes on what’s on offer for this year’s edition of what’s become affectionately known as “the Fezzie”:

Yours & Owls Festival 2019 Line Up Announcement:
AMY SHARK | COURTNEY BARNETT | GOLDEN FEATURES | HOTDUB TIME MACHINE

ANGIE MCMAHON |LOVE FAME TRAGEDY | MEG MAC
RUEL | SKEGGS | SLUMBERJACK
SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM | THUNDAMENTALS | VERA BLUE
BAD//DREEMS | BAKER BOY | BASS DRUMS OF DEATH
EVES KARYDAS (pictured: photo by Brittany Long) |FRENZAL RHOMB| FUCKED UP
KWAME | NO MONO | ODETTE | WAAX | YUMI ZOUMA
THE BETHS | BLANK REALM |CERES | THE DELTA RIGGS
DIE! DIE! DIE! | GENESIS OWUSU | THE GOOCH PALMS
GOOD DOOGS | HATCHIE | KIRA PURU | OCEAN GROVE
THE PINHEADS | TOTALLY UNICORN | WEST THEBARTON
A.SWAZYE & THE GHOSTS | BUGS | CROCODYLUS
ELIZA & THE DELUSIONALS | GEORGIA JUNE | THE LAZY SUZANS
LOW LIFE | MURMURMUR | THE NIGHTS |PACIFIC AVENUE | SAN MEI

Plus special local guests
BURN IN HELL | CHUPAROSA | DRIBS| DUCY MUNCS | FAIT ACCOMPLI
FIKA | FRIDAY PARK |HOPETOWN | HUSBAND WANTS A WIFE | IVORI
LEGAL ALIENS | LEMON ROW | RUKUS | SAM ALLEN | TAPESTRY
TEX | THE BUNGALOWS | THE FANGIN’ FELINES | THE HINTS
TUFF MUSTARD | UNDERPLAY | 99SCAPEGOAST

Apple Pay presale tickets on Sale Wednesday 29th May 9am till 9m (12 hours or until allocation is exhausted)
Yours & Owls subscriber Yours and Owls Tickets On Sale Thursday 30th May 9am till Monday 3rd 8am (available to Y&O mailing list subscribers)
GA Tickets On Sale Monday 3rd June 9am
More Info: yoursandowlsfestival.com.au

 

First Lineup Announcement for New All Ages Festival

When Shepparton’s brand new all-ages Land of Plenty festival was announced two weeks ago, we were promised some of ‘Australia’s hottest bands’ – and they’ve certainly delivered with part one of their stellar line-up. All of this plus art displays, carnival rides, food trucks, market stalls, and, rumour has it there is still a second headliner, more acts and DJs yet to be announced.

Headlining the event will be one of the Australia’s smoothest MC’s and exciting live acts, Illy. Illy’s most recent album came in at number one on the ARIA charts and was also nominated for six ARIA awards (including winning Best Live Act). Illy’s lauded career spans five albums, multiple platinum and gold selling single and countless sold-out live tours.

PM-in-waiting Briggs will also be heading to Shepparton, the place he was born and raised, to bring the fire and the celebration. Undoubtedly one of the country’s most diverse talents in media, music and comedy, Briggs is soon to release his fourth solo album having spent the past few years touring alongside the likes Ice Cube, Ice T, 50 Cent, Hilltop Hoods and Paul Kelly – as well as releasing 2017’s multi award-winning A.B Original record ‘Reclaim Australia’. As well as dominating music, Briggs is also continuing his on-screen work (Black Comedy, The Other Guy, Cleverman, The Weekly) – and of course his off-screen work as a show writer for American TV icon Matt Groening’s new Netflix series Enchanted.

Joining Illy and Briggs on stage will be Alex The Astronaut, Slowly Slowly, Tones And I, Ocean Grove, Eliott (featured pic), Jack Botts and Heard Instinct Collective.

Land of Plenty Festival 2019
 
Illy
Briggs
Alex The Astronaut
Slowly Slowly
Ocean Grove
Tones And I
Eliott
Jack Botts
Heard Instinct Collective
+ second headliner, more acts and DJs still to be announced!

Tickets $99 (GA) or $149 (The Big Apple VIP package)
On sale 9am Thursday 16th May. 
Visit the web site for more info.

River Sessions Drops Biggest Line-up Yet

River Sessions Music Festival has dropped their biggest line-up yet, with an impressive array of Aussie talent gearing up to take the stage in Mackay on Saturday 29 June.

Amy Shark (pictured) leads the wave of talent, followed closely by The Rubens, Illy, Middle Kids, Skeggs, LDRU, Stand Atlantic and Alice Sky.

With an impressive selection of the best Aussie talent, this year is shaping up to be a huge one for the regionally owned and operated festival. Aiming to return to it’s roots as a boutique event, the festival will present one stage featuring high-quality Australian artists, along with a selection of local food vendors and the best winter weather North Queensland has to offer.

River Sessions 2019
Saturday 29 June
JM Mulherin Park, Mackay Harbour
Featuring:

Amy Shark
The Rubens
Illy
Middle Kids
Skeggs
LDRU
Stand Atlantic
Alice Sky

Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday 10 April here.