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Island Vibe Festival 2013 – 2nd Announcement

Returning for its 8th year in 2013, Island Vibe Festival retains its reputation as the finest reggae, soul and dub event in not just Australia, but the entire South Pacific, and this year, it does so with some very exciting programming considerations.

Partnering with iconic outdoor arts and electronic festival Earth Frequency to curate a new and exciting program, as Island Vibe director, Morgyn Quinn explains; “Rather than rehashing the same acts that we all expect to see on the Australian festival circuit, this year we gone to great lengths to focus in on bringing out a exquisite selection of international acts that have never toured Australia before. We want the Island Vibe audience to be the first to experience them.”
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BIGSOUND 2013 Live Artists Announced!

Australia’s biggest festival of tomorrow’s hottest artists BIGSOUND has today unveiled another 80 artists joining its lineup for 2013. Presented by Oztix, BIGSOUND’s Live program takes over Fortitude Valley over 2 nights and 12 stages this year from September 11-12 2013, with performances from some of the world’s most exciting new acts.

Leading the charge in this new announcement are a host of artists industry insiders are chasing including Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Jonti, KINGSWOOD, Darren Middleton, Gossling, Blue King Brown’s Natalie Pa’apa’a, Canada’s Yukon Blonde, Calling All Cars, The Trouble with Templeton, Chance Waters, Regular John and many more!
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Album News: ALICE IN CHAINS album “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here”

New ALICE IN CHAINS album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here has entered Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart at #2 and the ARIA Album chart at #10 – their second highest chart position in Australia since Jar Of Flies/ Sap which hit #2 in 1995. It is also currently the iTunes Rock Album Chart at No. 1 in the USA.
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BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour

Telstra customers will be among the first in Australia able to purchase tickets to the Australian leg of U.S rock legends Bon Jovi, Because We Can – Australian Tour.

From 9am on Monday, 13 May 2013 all Telstra customers will have access to a 48-hour pre-sale to purchase tickets. Telstra will also be offering its customers money can’t buy experiences including back stage tours, meet and greets with the band and the chance to be a Bon Jovi ‘roadie for a day’.
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Tooheys New And Stone Music Festival Join Together To Celebrate Mateship – Save $50 A Day On Tickets!

With just over four weeks to go until the gates swing open at ANZ Stadium for the first ever STONE Music Festival and Billy Joel and Van Halen’s ONLY Australian performances, which will be full, greatest hits sets, the anticipation here at STONE HQ is growing by the day and we’re excited to announce some new developments that are helping to build this baby into the biggest and best Festival experience for everyone to enjoy!

TOOHEYS NEW have joined the party and in the spirit of good ol’ fashioned mateship, are offering special “Mateship Rates” for TOOHEYS NEW supporters with a discount of $50 off one day Festival passes and $100 off two day passes when you purchase tickets for you and a … well, mate! Log onto Facebook and Like TOOHEYS NEW / STONE Music Festival to find out how to claim the offer. *
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Event News: 2013 L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival

The L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival is an annual celebration of fashion, beauty, business and creative endeavor for everyone to enjoy.

A true feast for the senses, you will be witness to the most stylish entertainment on offer including world-class runway shows featuring Australia’s established and emerging designers, state-of-the art production, beauty workshops, industry seminars and forums, live entertainment and much more.
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Bio : Marc Geiger

Marc Geiger
Position: Head of WME’s Music Division
Organisation: WME
Country: USA
Marc Geiger_

Marc Geiger is the Head of WME’s music division, representing leading artists in electronic, rock, pop, Christian, hip-hop, R&B, and film scoring. Under his leadership, the department booked more than 33,000 dates worldwide in 2014. WME clients received more than 75 Grammy nominations.
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Festival News: Island Vibe Festival 2012 – First Lineup Announcement


Festival News: Island Vibe Festival 2012 – First Lineup Announcement
FRIDAY 26th – SUNDAY 28th OCTOBER 2012

FIRST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Original Wailers (Jamaica)
Prince Alla (Jamaica) with Mr Savona
JPod (Canada)
Gaudi (Italy/UK)
Chant Down Sound
Kooii
The Upsteppers
Ganga Giri
Antiheros
Rhythm Collision Sound
plus many many more to announced!!

Island Vibe Festival returns for its 7th year, retaining its reputation as the absolute finest reggae, soul and dub event in not just Australia, but the entire the South Pacific. The first line-up announcement sees The Original Wailers gracing the beachside succulence that is Island Vibe with pioneering members Junior Marvin, Al Anderson & Desi Hyson backed up by a wealth of Jamaican and genre heavyweights.

The Original Wailers will be joined by fellow Jamaican Prince Alla with Mr Savona (Australia), Canadian beatsmith JPod with Italian dubmaster Gaudi. These internationals join Australian favorites Chant Down Sound, Kooii, The Upsteppers, Ganga Giri, Antiheroes and Rhythm Collision Sound. This announcement is just the very tip of the iceberg though, with many more artists and performers to be announced in the next few months.

With a strong eco and cultural focus, Island Vibe is held at the magnificent beachside location of Point Lookout, Stradbroke Island – or Minjerribah as it is known to the Quandamooka people indigenous to the region.
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Slipknot Sidewaves – February/March 2012

At the turn of the millennium, SLIPKNOT erupted onto world stages proceeding to reset the course of metal.

On the 10 year Anniversary of their breakthrough album ‘Iowa’, SLIPKNOT are set to unleash their malevolent fury upon Australia. Touring as one of the headliners of Soundwave 2012, SLIPKNOT will lead their unholy army of maggots through the nine circles of hell as they play 2 headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

Tickets go on sale Friday 9 December, 10am.

MONDAY 27 FEBRUARY – SYDNEY, ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – Lic A/A
www.ticketmaster.com.au 136 100

THURSDAY 1 MARCH – MELBOURNE, ROD LAVER ARENA – Lic A/A
www.ticketek.com.au 132
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JEFF MARTIN (THE TEA PARTY) – Australian Tour 2011

JEFF MARTIN (THE TEA PARTY)
Acoustic and Solo
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2011

JEFF MARTIN (The Tea Party) returns to the intimate solo format this October, after a year of high praise with the formation of a new band 777 that stormed across Australia in May and The Ground Cries Out Album, to a sell out run of shows with the resurgence of The Tea Party in Canada, and to the magic of the collaboration with Terepai Richmond last month; one would think Jeff Martin should need a nice cup of chai tea and a good lie down…but rock & roll never rests ladies & gents, and nor does Jeff Martin.
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BIGSOUND Live 2011 | 80 Artists – 8 Venues – 2 Nights

  Australia’s biggest celebration of breaking artists has hit new heights with the announcement today of OVER FIFTY new artists joining the BIGSOUND LIVE lineup.

Today’s announcement is headed by latest EMI signing Papa Vs Pretty and prog rock supergroup FloatingMe, featuring members of Karnivool and Cog.

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July 3, 1971 – Jim Morrison (The Doors) died in Paris at age 27.

On This Day: July 3, 1971
James Douglas “Jim” Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American lead singer and lyricist of the rock band The Doors, as well as a poet.
Jim Morrison would often improvise poem passages while the band played live, which was his trademark. He was ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and is widely regarded, with his wild personality and performances, as one of the most iconic, charismatic and pioneering frontmen in rock music history.

Source and detailed information at Wikipedia

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