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El Grande Festival 2014 lineup announced!

EL GRANDE FESTIVAL RETURNS TO GLADSTONE
SATURDAY MARCH 29 2014 AT BOJANGLES NIGHTCLUB

el grande 2014The wildly successful El Grande Festival returns for a 3rd go-round in Central Queensland, this time at Bojangles Nightclub, Gladstone. Dead Letter Circus heads up a MASSIVE day of rock, roots and hip hop presented by HotFM CQ, Southern Cross Ten and The Observer.

The change in venue for the festival was required after the previous two events sold out and required a larger space to accommodate Dead Letter Circus and the 25 acts playing on the day. Limited Physical Tickets will be available only for pre-sale through Last Wave Watersports and Anthony Breed music store for $40 or online at elgrande.oztix.com.au for $40 + Booking Fee.
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Groovin The Moo 2014 Line-Up Announced!

AUSTRALIA’S REGIONAL MUSICAL ODYSSEY GROOVIN THE MOO WELCOMES THE 2014 LINE-UP
OAKBANK | MAITLAND | CANBERRA | BENDIGO | TOWNSVILLE | BUNBURY

Produced nationally by Cattleyard Promotions and with Sunset Events in Oakbank and Bunbury
Presented nationally by triple j, Channel [V] and The Music

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Team Groovin the Moo is in the highest of spirits to be welcoming a new bunch of Artists to take part in the regional Australian festival fun! With The Presets, Dizzee Rascal (UK), Vance Joy and Wave Racer to The Jezabels, Disclosure (UK), The Kite String Tangle, Violent Soho and Cults (USA) plus many more. The eclectic line up for 2014 is sure to provide another year of pure solid gold for the GTM community and all the new friends who will help to create GTM Oakbank South Australia for the very first time.
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Soundwave 2014 Third Line-Up Announced!

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS REGRETFULLY CANCEL ALL UPCOMING SHOWS –

THE LIVING END STEP IN STONE TEMPLE PILOTS regretfully cancel all upcoming shows

Due to a scheduling conflict, STP w/ Chester Bennington regretfully has been forced to cancel all tour dates.

In line with our commitment to bring you great replacements, we are pleased to announce that Australia’s finest live rock band, THE LIVING END , have come to Soundwave’s rescue and have joined the fray.
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Legendary Bon Jovi guitarist, RICHIE SAMBORA, known for his raw vocals, indelible song writing and world-class guitar playing will be be no doubt joined by an all-star band featuring Alice Cooper/Michael Jackson guitarist Orianthi Panagaris. Get your lighters up in the air and prepare for the mother of all sing-alongs!

After a protracted saga they are finally confirmed! Industrial rock heavy weights and renowned for their stereophonic assault, FILTER have joined up.
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The Wonder Stuff – “Never Loved Elvis” Australian Tour – February/March 2014

Tours_imageIn the 90’s the English town of Stourbridge became known for spawning three of the countries finest bands– Poppies aka Pop will Eat Itself, Neddies aka Ned’s Atomic Dustbin and of course the Stuffies aka The Wonder Stuff.

The Stuffies last played in Australia with Jesus Jones in 2011. They are returning for a headline tour in Feb/March 2014 performing their classic album “Never Loved Elvis” in it’s entirety!
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An Evening With Glen Hansard – second performance announced for St Patrick’s Day – Monday 17 March, 2014

AN EVENING WITH GLEN HANSARD SECOND PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCED FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY
GlenDue to overwhelming demand — and a stroke of Irish luck — a second Glen Hansard performance has been announced to take place at the Opera House on Monday 17 March, St Patrick’s Day.

Supported by compatriot Lisa O’Neill, the teaming of Hansard, Ireland’s favourite minstrel, and a favourite of Australian audiences, with O’Neill, one of the Emerald Isle’s rising new stars, will make for two unforgettable evenings of singing, storytelling and genuine musical passion on the Concert Hall stage.
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Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi 2014 – February 2014

Bowlarama4_01_SPONSORSvFSports fans and action sports fans all over the world are gearing up to witness the world’s best athletes coming together on the shores of Bondi Beach, Sydney to celebrate the 10th birthday for Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi 2014, the largest professional concrete skateboarding event in the Southern Hemisphere.

The weeklong skateboarding festival will run from February 18, 2014 with the competition taking place on Saturday February 22, featuring the world’s most successful and influential skaters. This will include fellow ‘Bones Brigade’ members, Vans legendary skater Steve Caballero, World Champion Pedro Barros and the iconic Tony Hawk; who will be dropping in to help light the candles and compete in Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi for the first time.
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The Never Ever announce “In Or Out” – The Cinema Tour

The Never EverThe Never Ever will host a unique live experience to celebrate the release of their new single “In Or Out” (available digitally with a bonus acoustic version of the track on January __ 2014) which is featured on the band’s third EP “Ghosts and Ghouls” (out now).

“These shows are going to be really special,” says singer Dylan Nash.

The five-piece who hail from Sydney’s Sutherland Shire will launch the single in centrally located movie cinemas in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne on February 21, 22 and 23 respectively. The launch will combine an intimate acoustic performance with the exclusive big screen premiere of the band’s music video. The shows will also feature an exclusive behind the scenes documentary that will never be seen again as well as a special Q&A session with the band.
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Rob Zombie / Korn announce Sidewaves!!

kornIn a night guaranteed to make fans salivate, ROB ZOMBIE and KORN will take to the stage in Sydney and Melbourne with a feral, fiery and live ferocity that will be unmatchable!

A rock icon and auteur filmmaker with insight and unlimited vision, ROB ZOMBIE has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of music, film, and publishing. As a musician, ROB ZOMBIE has sold over fifteen million albums worldwide to date. Hellbilly Deluxe and Hellbilly Deluxe 2 were the albums that established Zombie as a solo artist after the breakup of multi-platinum group White Zombie. ROB ZOMBIE released his fifth solo album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor in April 2013 to world – wide critical acclaim!
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Alter Bridge / Living Colour announce Sidewaves!!

alterRock juggernaut’s ALTER BRIDGE will be strutting the stages in Sydney and Melbourne and joined by none other than funk-metal royalty LIVING COLOUR for a series of incredibly special Sidewave shows!!

ALTER BRIDGE have firmly placed themselves as one of the most routinely acclaimed and adored hard rock bands on the planet. With 3 brilliant albums already under their belt ALTER BRIDGE has crafted one of the best rock records of recent time with ‘Fortress’. In fact, it’s a sprawling masterpiece that illuminates just how brilliant this band truly is, and it’s going to make believers of the world.
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The Gin Club add Brisbane show to February/March tour!

GC_2013_BY_STEPHEN_ BOOTHAfter flexing their weary music muscles during a triumphant December Ashes series, The Gin Club’s tenth anniversary year run fest shows no sign of letting up. They are back on the road in February and March for another run of shows about the place, and they’ll be giving fans a sneak preview of their upcoming fifth album, tentatively entitled “All Of Your Bases Are Now Under Our Control”. Thrillingly, they will be joined once more by prodigal Scandinavian all-rounder Ola Karlsson, who’s back in the country for another shot at the title.
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The Lawrence Arms stream new album “Metropole” (Full Album Stream)

Photo - Credit Ben PierMetropole is the first album in 8 years from the Chicago bred trio. It’s a blistery, hook-heavy sound with a lyrical narrative that captures what vocalist/bassist Brendan Kellys calls “that alone-in-a-crowd, stranger-in-a-strange-land kind of shit—a feeling of such weird solitude that you don’t even know what’s up and what’s down”. Brendan Kelly, Chris McCaughan (vocals/guitar), and Neil Hennessey (drums) took their wide range of influences and inspirations from both classic punk/hardcore bands including Jawbreaker, NOFX, Propaghandi, Bad Religion and late-’90s hip hop like Outkast’s Aquemini to create their most dynamic record to date. The samples heard throughout the album are sound recordings of street musicians, recorded by the band on their cell phones. Take the horn at the start of “Acheron River” that Kelly describes as “a dude on his back in the middle of the road, so drunk he couldn’t even see.” Or the piano at the end of “Seventeener (17th and 37th) that was a grand piano someone was playing in the middle of the street. Everything from accordion to bagpipes helps capture the urban isolation that saturates so much of Metropole.
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Bluesfest Byron Bay – Sixth Artist Announcement

bluesfest 6Bluesfest Byron Bay, Australia’s multi award winning 5 Day Festival, held at its permanent home, the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, north of Byron Bay, reveals the 6th round of artists to perform at its 25th Anniversary, over the Easter long weekend 17 – 21 April, 2014 and news from the Bluesfest office is, that this is NOT the final one!

True to Bluesfest form, there will be more announcements before the Easter extravaganza begins in just 3 months’ time!

This latest announcement focuses on our home-grown Australian Stars with a perfect mix of excellent International artists, whilst the 2014 line-up just keeps on growing, bringing out all the magnificent wonders of Bluesfest.
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Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2014 Shows Selling Out

twilightThe announcement of The Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2014 program towards the end of last year received a red hot response from music lovers with three shows selling out well ahead of the start of the season. Tickets to shows featuring Jessica Mauboy, Xavier Rudd and James Reyne and Daryl Braithwaite sold out in record time, with other shows selling fast.

Melbourne Zoo Twilights offer a unique experience combining wildlife, stunning musical performances and gourmet delights, all within the spectacular grounds of Melbourne Zoo, under the blanket of balmy summer nights.
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India.Arie + Joss Stone announce Australian shows – April 2014

jessBluesfest Touring is continuing the momentum only days after announcing Beth Hart’s Bluesfest sideshows with a rare musical double bill with two of the leading ladies of soul… the revitalized and inspirational India.Arie will be uniting with the rebellious and captivating Joss Stone in a series of special shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
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Under The Southern Cross VI: Australia Day weekend. 17 bands, 14 hours, 1 mammoth day!

UTSC6Under The Southern Cross is an all day metal festival held in Sydney on the Australia Day weekend. For the last five years, UTSC has been a showcase for the countries awesome metal bands and in 2014, the sixth installment will play host it’s biggest line up to date!

Headlined by Melbourne’s melodic, dark and progressive Be’lakor and Dreadnaught who have been one of the corner stones of Australian heavy music for nearly two decades, the line up promises a variety of styles ranging from doom, thrash, black metal, hard rock and death metal and is 100% Australian made.
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