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Live Review : Bluesfest 2019 – Day 1

By Wanda Hill

Bluesfest Day 1 – 18 April 2019
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If you are wondering why people keep coming back to Bluesfest year after year for 30 years, it’s because there is always new and exciting music to discover here. Whether it be seeing an artist for the first time that you have never heard of that has actually been around for decades and is really famous somewhere else, or having the opportunity to see recently emerged artists from right here on your doorstep. Day 1 brought the Bluesfest crowd a taste of what is hot in Australia right now with Dallas Woods, Baker Boy and Ocean Alley all on the menu.
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Tour News : KARNIVOOL ANNOUNCE THE PRAXIS TOUR 2019

Photo credit: Kane Hibberd

Karnivool, Fidelity Corporation & Billions Australia are very happy to announce The Praxis Tour 2019.

Praxis definition: the process of using a theory or something that you have learned in a practical way.
Karnivool was a sleeping giant in 2018, but the beast stirred in January of this year with a short run of dates in WA and SA leading into a headlining slot at the Unify Gathering festival in regional VIC. This jaunt was so well received (all shows sold out) and more importantly so much damn fun for the band that it only seems fair that they should visit the rest of Australia and remind their fans how unique the atmosphere is in the temple of Vool – the band were a little overwhelmed by how many messages they got from other cities in Australia asking for a visit – it had been awhile!
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The Saboteurs | Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence & Patrick Keeler Announce First Ever Auckland, Melbourne & Sydney Headline Shows

Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce Grammy-winning Nashville band The Saboteurs – Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler (known outside of AU as The Raconteurs) – will perform three exclusive headline dates in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney in April 2019. These will be The Saboteurs’ very first performances in Australia and New Zealand, and anywhere worldwide since 2011! Tickets are on sale Wednesday 6 March via frontiertouring.com/thesaboteurs.
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COG – ‘Drawn Together’ Single & 2019 Tour

Following the releases of 2018, The Middle and Altered States, progressive trio Cog are set to release their third single as they redefine their practice within the modern music landscape. In succession of 2008’s album Sharing Space, the Australian underground icons are running into 2019 with a track that will bring them closer to their followers, Drawn Together.
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BIG COUNTRY Announce 2019 Australian and NZ Tour

Legendary Scottish indie rockers Big Country return down under to Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of their classic album Steeltown. As an added Bonus they will play an Encore of Greatest Hits (In A Big Country, Fields of Fire, Chance, Look Away, Wonderland and more)
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Tour News : ASKYA + Ryan Edmond – Australian Tour – January 2019

ASKYA and Ryan Edmond have just returned from Europe and are putting on a series of intimate acoustic shows for their first East Coast Tour.
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New Music : Harts ‘Queens, Kings & All Big Things’ Album + Tour

Harts is the nom de plume of Indian-born, Australian-based musician, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music producer Darren Hart, whose singular blend of funk, jazz, blues, psychedelic rock, and indie electronic has drawn comparisons to Prince, Jimi Hendrix, and Lenny Kravitz, among others. Queens Kings And All Big Things, the latest album from Harts is due to be released on the 9th of November.
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Falls Festival 2018/2019 New Acts Added to the Line-Up!

Like a cold ice-cream on a perfect summer day, Falls Festival are sprinkling a little sugar on their already sweet 2018 / 2019 line-up, scattering 100’s and 1000’s on every stop and popping a Flake into the party with new national and international drawcards galore.
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Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission Announce New EP & Christmas 2018 Dates

Treasured Australian alt-folk outlier Mick Thomas and his band The Roving Commission have just announced the forthcoming Boxing Day Drive EP and his traditional string of pre-Christmas dates across the country.
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Bluesfest 2019 – 2nd Artist Announcement – 19 Artists Added!

19 Artists Added for Bluesfest’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

With 189 days to go until we swing open the gates to the beautiful Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm just outside Byron Bay, we have our second artist announcement for our 30th Anniversary Celebration, taking place over the Easter long weekend (Thursday 18th April to Monday 22nd April 2019). Bluesfest has captured the hearts of music lovers at home and abroad and we can as always, expect some of the best musical acts in the world to touch down on Australian soil for what will definitely be, one to remember!

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Lost Worlds – Fire Fire Tour – Sept/Oct 2018

To celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Fire Fire’, Lost Worlds are touring the east coast Australia.

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Thirsty Merc announce Summer 2018 Tour!

With summer(time) just around the corner, Thirsty Merc are picking up the keys and getting ready to hit the road again, starting with headlining the 20th anniversary of the iconic Deni Ute Muster on Friday, 28 September through to New Year’s Eve in Far North Queensland.
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Bootleg Rascal – Mercy (Official Video)

Sydney-based ghetto-dubsters Bootleg Rascal have just revealed the accompanying video for their new single ‘Mercy’ – shot and directed by Dan Hodgson at Sydney Props Studio in Marrickville NSW.
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The 2018 & Twenty-sixth Annual Falls Festival Line-up Is Here!

THE 2018 & TWENTY-SIXTH ANNUAL FALLS FESTIVAL LINE-UP IS HERE!

Bless the rains and hold the line! Flying past the quarter-century mark and making a fearless leap into its 26th year, Falls Festival lets loose with another ecstatic excuse to join thousands of friends old and new at Australia’s best New Year’s party! With an all-star line-up landing amongst the glittering sunsets, cobalt coastlines and disco docklands of Australia’s heartland, artists from across Australia and around the world are primed to transform our rolling natural amphitheaters and inner-city stages this summer.
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