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Festival Alert: Summer Nights Live

SYDNEYSIDERS are in for a treat this Australia Day weekend with some of Australia’s hottest acts heading to Parramatta Park for the inaugural Summer Nights Live festival.

On January 25th and 26th, music fans will be able to celebrate summer with the country’s creme de la creme including The Veronicas, Kingswood, Jon Stevens, Bonnie Anderson and Jackie Brown Jr.

Melbourne rockers Kingswood and Queensland pop sisters The Veronicas will kick the festivities off on Monday 25th with Jackie Brown Jr, followed on Tuesday 26th by Aus rock royalty Jon Stevens (Noiseworks, The Dead Daisies, INXS), the all-star ARC (comprising Darren Middleton from Powderfinger, Mark Wilson from Jet, Kram from Spiderbait and Davey Lane from You Am I) with this year’s The Masked Singer winner Bonnie Anderson.

The COVID-safe event will be one of the first for some of the artists and fans alike post-lockdown.
“It has been too long, far too long,” Kingswood’s Fergus Lincare said.
“If we had to wait any longer to play big stage rock ‘n’ roll show I think our collective heads would in perfect synchrony explode.
“And what a festival, in such a beautiful part of the world, to come and save us, and bring the music back to the people. We can’t wait.”

Summer Nights Live is part of the City of Parramatta’s full Summer Nights program, which includes the Crescent Summer Series in Parramatta Park.

Tickets go on sale at 12pm local time today, Tuesday 15th December via the links below.

If you need help deciding whether to buy tickets, check out this hectic fan-shot video of The Veronicas performing ‘Untouched‘ live at Good Things Festival complete with a wall of death:

Feature Pic: The Veronicas at Good Things Festival by Brittany Long

Summer Nights Live 2021

monday 25th january | Australia Day Eve
The Veronicas + Kingswood + Jackie Brown Jr

Tuesday 26th January | Australia Day
Jon Stevens + ARC + Bonnie Anderson

Yours & Owls Moved to April 2021

IN WHAT is perhaps an inevitable move given the current COVID climate, next year’s Yours & Owls Festival has been pushed back from January ’til April.

The Wollongong event, featuring the likes of Tones and I, BENEE, Hockey Dad, Lime Cordiale, PNAU, Winston Surfshirt, Slowly Slowly, Children Collide, Stand Atlantic, The Vanns and Haiku Hands, will now go ahead Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of April instead of the end of Jan. The full lineup will be performing as originally scheduled.

“To spare you from the arduous details, the short story is, we want to deliver the festival to you all in the closest form possible that you are used to from us,” festival promoters said in a statement.

“With January now on our doorstep and so many regulations still up in the air, we have decided to move to April to give us a more concrete opportunity to achieve that and ensure you all have time to sort your travel and accom logistics.”

Punters with tickets to the already sold-out event have 14 days from today (Tuesday 8th December) to get themselves sorted or obtain a full refund.

Featured Image: Slowly Slowly by Brittany Long

Yours & Owls 2021 Full Lineup

Tones And I

Cosmo’s Midnight
Hayden James
Hockey Dad
Lime Cordiale
Running Touch
What So Not
Winston Surfshirt
The Smith Street Band
Slowly Slowly
Children Collide
Stand Atlantic
The Vanns
Haiku Hands
B Wise
George Alice
No Money Enterprise
Adrian Eagle
Yours Truly
Shining Bird
Wax Mustang
Greta Stanley
Jerome Farah
Cry Club
Verge Collection
Private Function
Teen Jesus and The Jean Teasers
Party Dozen
First Beige
Good Lekker
The Grogans
Paradise Club
Adam Newling
A Place in Prague
Alice and The Bird
Angelo The Poet
Big Twisty and The Funk Nasty
Blackout Fun Club
Champion The Boy
Kitten Heel
The Nice Folk
The M1
OK Hotel
Quite Like Pete
Slinky Red
Solid Effort
Sunset Headrest
Tired Girl
Yen Strange
DJ Plead
Jennifer Loveless
Body Promise
Randy Knuckles
Cove Sound System

Red Hot Summer Tour Hitting FNQ

DUE TO popular demand, promoters have added one more date to the Red Hot Summer Tour next year, taking the show to Far North Queensland in May.

Headlined by Jimmy Barnes and Hoodoo Gurus, the tour will also take Jon Stevens, Diesel, Vika & Linda and The Living End‘s Chris Cheney around the country.
Killing Heidi will appear in Cairns in lieu of Vika & Linda.

Tickets are selling fast for all shows – some have already sold out.
Cairns will go on sale pre-sale Tuesday 8th December from 9am and general sale Thursday 10th December from 9am local time.

A full list of all shows can be found below.
For tickets and info visit the official website or the links below.

To get you pumped for a (red hot) summer show, check out Barnesy and Stevens performing ‘Good Times‘ live together at Hotter Than Hell a few years ago in this fan footage:

Feature Pic: Killing Heidi by Brittany Long

Red Hot Summer Tour 2021


Sunday 14th March | Royal Botanical Gardens, Hobart Tas

SATURDAY 27th march | Mary Ann Reserve, Mannum SA *Sold Out*

Sunday 28th March | Seppeltsfield Wines, Barossa Valley SA

Saturday 10th April | Sandalford Wines, Swan Valley WA

Saturday 1st May | Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island QLD* Sold Out*

Sunday 2nd May | Queens Park, Toowoomba QLD

Saturday 8th May | Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island Qld

Sunday 9th May | Harrigans, Jacobs Well QLD * Sold Out*

Saturday 15th May | Cairns Showgrounds, Cairns Qld

Festival Alert: This That

NOT EVEN COVID can stop THIS THAT Festival from putting on a hyuge summer lineup for February 2021.

It looks like Australia is finally turning the corner with live music announcements, and quite honestly they’re all bloody bonkers. THIS THAT Festival 2021 is no exception.

Not only is the event celebrating it’s sixth year in Newcastle on Saturday 20th February, it’s also expanding to Queensland (the best state) with an event at Bribie Island’s Sandstone Point Hotel on Saturday 13th February.

With it, the festival will bring the likes of Dune Rats, Hayden James, Mallrat, Client Liaison, Wafia, Jack River, San Cisco, and some surprises at each leg of the tour.

Organisers say they ALSO want to hold the festival again in October/November next year, just to make up for the complete lack of entertainment in 2020.

General tickets to both Covid-safe events are available via the THIS THAT Festival web site.

You can check out the full February lineup, including state-select acts, below.
In the meantime, check out this new track from Wafia that dropped last week:

Feature pic: jack river by brittany long

THIS THAT Festival February Lineup (in alphabetical order): 

Badrapper Vs Luude
Chillinit (NSW only)
Client Liaison
Confidence Man (NSW only)
Crooked Colours
The Chats (NSW only)
Dune Rats
Haiku Hands (QLD only)
Hayden James
Jack River
Kota Banks
The Presets
The Rubens (QLD only)
San Cisco
Sycco (NSW only)
What So Not (NSW only)

Festival Alert: Summersalt

SUMMER has never sounded better across Australia’s beaches and botanical gardens as SummerSalt sweeps the nation.

If you’ve ever imagined the likes of John Butler, The Teskey Brothers, The Cat Empire, Boy & Bear, Missy Higgins, Montaigne and Emily Wurramara on the same lineup, your dreams have come true because that’s exactly who you’ll find on the SummerSalt Festival bill.

Not all acts will be appearing at all events, but there’s a good chance you’ll catch most of them at your local. And your local show may be closer than you think, with the tour rolling through some out of the way places like Ballarat, Mornington, Tasmania, Geraldton, Canberra and Darwin.

The shows have been announced one or two at a time, so we’re still crossing our fingers and toes for a couple of Queensland shows, but Girl HQ will have to live vicariously through the rest of the country if we miss out up here.

The shows are all family-friendly, with tickets starting at $69.90 +bf for kids for most events. All of the event and ticketing information can be found via the links below. Please always purchase your event tickets only via official outlets and never via ticket resellers like Viagogo.

To get you in the mood, check out The Teskey Brothers Live at The Forum, which they won an ARIA for this week:

Feature pic: John Butler at A Day On The Green by Brittany Long

SummerSalt Festival 2021 Tour Dates

Sunday 14 February | Glenelg Beach, Adelaide SA
Missy Higgins, The Cat Empire, Boy & Bear, L.A.B, Montaigne, Emily Wurramara

Friday 19 February | Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart Tas
The Teskey Brothers, The Cat Empire, John Butler, Boy & Bear, Emily Wurramara

Saturday 20 February | The Briars, Mornington Vic
The Teskey Brothers, The Cat Empire, John Butler, Boy & Bear, Montaigne, Emily Wurramara
* Sold Out *

Sunday 21 February | The Briars, Mornington Vic
The Cat Empire, The Teskey Brothers, John Butler, Boy & Bear, Montaigne, Emily Wurramara
* 2nd and Final Show *

Saturday 27 February | Stage 88, Canberra ACT
The Teskey Brothers, The Cat Empire, John Butler, Boy & Bear, Montaigne, Emily Wurramara

Sunday 28 February | North Gardens, Ballarat Vic
The Cat Empire, The Teskey Brothers, John Butler, Boy & Bear, Montaigne, Emily Wurramara

Saturday 20 March | Geraldton Multipurpose Centre, Geraldton WA
John Butler, The Teskey Brothers, The Cat Empire, Emily Wurramara

Sunday 21 March | Whitfords Nodes Park, Perth WA
John Butler, The Cat Empire, The Teskey Brothers, Boy & Bear, Montaigne, Emily Wurramara

Saturday 27 March | Stuart Park, Wollongong NSW
The Teskey Brothers, The Cat Empire, John Butler, Boy & Bear, Montaigne, Emily Wurramara

Sunday 28 March | Bella Vista Farm, Sydney NSW
The Cat Empire, The Teskey Brothers, John Butler, Boy & Bear, Montaigne, Emily Wurramara

Friday 2 April | Darwin Botanic Gardens Ampitheatre

The Teskey Brothers, The Cat Empire, John Butler, Boy & Bear, Emily Wurramara
Gates Open 2pm

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

Good Things Happening For The Butterfly Effect

Aussie rockers The Butterfly Effect will join the likes of Parkway Drive, A Day To Remember, Simple Plan, Karnivool, Violent Soho and heaps more at Good Things Festival in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney next month.

The announcement comes straight off the back of a triumphant return to the stage with a sold-out Australian tour and new single Unbroken, their first new track in over a decade.

Formed in 1999, The Butterfly Effect have enjoyed an illustrious career racking up some impressive stats, including three massive albums – all certified Gold – multiple appearances at renowned festivals including Livid, Falls Festival, Big Day Out and more, countless national and overseas tours, six consecutive years in triple j’s Hottest 100, three features on triple j’s Live at the Wireless, and a number one-selling DVD documentary and concert film.

Despite sustained successes throughout the naughties, the rigours of band life took their toll on the band, and in 2014 The Butterfly Effect went on indefinite hiatus.
After reconnecting at a rock show one night, the guys decided that a beer and a chat was in order.  That catch up eventually led to a sold out national tour last year, and an ongoing desire to continue making music, which saw The Butterfly Effect jump into the studio, and as a result, the bold new single Unbroken was born.  The melancholic track is a refreshingly honest and impassioned offering from the experienced hard rockers, and one that proves their creative connection is stronger than ever.
Reflecting on the inspiration of the track, lead vocalist Clint Boge said, “I realised my whole world was falling apart, relationships were breaking down and everything I’d known was crumbling around me. With seemingly very little to hold onto I found an inner strength and the will to keep going, to keep getting out of bed although every part of me wanted to hide away from the world. This song and these lyrics represent that struggle, to remain unbroken.”

The Butterfly Effect are pumped to be joining the Good Things lineup with new music, old faves and a stompingly exhilarating live show to offer audiences a smack-in-the-face reminder of the sheer force and power that is The Butterfly Effect.
“We’re back playing our first festival in over a decade, we are super stoked and can’t wait to see you all. Bring on Good Things,” Boge said.

“There is always something so very special about playing a festival – the noise, the crowds, the vibe and the amazing camaraderie that brings people together, ‘Good Things’ for everyone.
“And there is no other place we’d rather be, than sharing the stage with such an amazing line up – Australia has some of the most dedicated festival fans and we can’t wait to get amongst it.”

Friday 6 December – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Saturday 7 December – Centennial Park, Sydney
Sunday 8 December – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane
Tickets from http://www.oztix.com.au

Watch: The Butterfly Effect ‘Unbroken‘ Live at The Tivoli – 

Feature photo credit: Paul Tadday (pic supplied)

You Used to Call Me On My… Oh, Never Mind

He was one of the biggest names in music just a couple of years ago, but Drake just got booed off the stage at Camp Flog Gnaw in LA.

The Canadian musician was the ‘surprise headliner’ at Tyler, The Creator‘s eighth annual two-day music festival this weekend, which included performers such as Juice WRLD, Solange, 21 Savage, Brockhampton and FKA Twiggs.

Unfortunately for Drake, who closed out the Camp Stage after YG on Sunday night, fans were expecting Frank Ocean to be the special guest.

In the end, Drake walked off stage 20 minutes before his set was due to finish, to a chorus of boos and chants of, “We want Frank.”
“Damn, he’s pissed,” one punter can be heard saying in one clip of the incident, which is now doing the rounds on social media.

You can check out one of the super awkward videos here:


Get Your Band to Good Things

Good Things Festival, Australia’s favourite alternative east coast summer music festival is almost upon us and it continues to bring the goods and the killer opportunities!

As a strong supporter of Australian music and talent, Good Things Festival is giving THREE up and coming bands the once in a lifetime chance to perform at this year’s festival.
You’ll have the opportunity to share the stage with some of Australia’s biggest acts in the country, and who knows? One day you could be the next Parkway Drive (pictured) headlining Good Things Festival!

How To Enter:
1. Enter your band at https://goodthingsfestival.submittable.com/submit
2. Create an account via the link at bottom of that page.
3. Fill out all the information on the form about your band.
4. Submissions will be screened to ensure all submissions are filled out correctly – you will be notified once your band has been approved and will be sent all the relevant information and guidelines for the voting component of the competition.

How To Win:
1. The first stage of the competition is voting based. Promote yourself, get your fans involved and have them vote for you!
Fan voting will be open from Tuesday 5 November at 6pm.
Fan Voting Closes Sunday 17 November at 6pm.
2. The TOP FOUR bands in each city (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane) with the most votes will then be invited to play a live showcase for a panel of industry experts – they will choose one artist per city to open Good Things Festival 2019!

Note: Your band must be available to perform the relevant showcase date and also be available to perform at Good Things Festival to be considered.

Showcase Details: 
Friday 22 November – Stay Gold, Melbourne
Tuesday 26 November – The Brightside, Brisbane
Saturday 30 November – Crowbar, Sydney

Listen – Official 2019 Good Things Festival Spotify Playlist:

Parkway Drive | A Day To Remember
Violent Soho | Simple Plan
Bad Religion | Trivium
Skegss | Simple Creatures | Karnivool
The Veronicas | 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
Friday 6 December – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Saturday 7 December – Centennial Park, Sydney
Sunday 8 December – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane

Tickets on sale at www.oztix.com.au 

Simply Plan for Good Things: Aussie Sideshows Announced

Canadian pop punk legends Simple Plan don’t need an introduction.

With over 10 million worldwide sales and countless accolades including multiple MuchMusic Awards, an Allan Walters Humanitarian Award, a Teen Choice Award and many international MTV Award nominations, the multi-platinum rockers have five studio albums to their name and don’t look like slowing down any time soon.

2018 saw the band perform throughout the USA, headlining the final Warped Tour, and were featured at the two monumental Warped finale events in San Francisco and Atlantic City. The band are currently touring through the United States with rockers State Champs.

In addition to three performances at Good Things Festival 2019 in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, the band has just announced sideshows on the Gold Coast on December 10th and Adelaide on December 12th.

Tickets for the sideshows go on sale on Wednesday the 30th of October.
Supports are yet to be announced.

Simple Plan Tour Dates
Tuesday December 10 – CBD LIVE, Gold Coast
Thursday December 12 – HQ, Adelaide

Friday December 6 – Good Things Festival, Melbourne
Saturday December 7 – Good Things Festival, Sydney
Sunday December 8 – Good Things Festival, Brisbane