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Interpol Melbourne & Sydney Sideshows Announced!

  Interpol – Australian Tour December 2010 / January 2011
Having been announced as headliner of Falls Festival, Sunset Sounds and Southbound this Summer, Handsome Tours are very pleased to announce that Interpol will be performing two exclusive sideshows in support of their highly-acclaimed, self-titled fourth record.

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Philadelphia Grand Jury ‘Save Our Town’ Australian Tour – Nov/Dec 2010

  By the time Philadelphia Grand Jury come back to Australia in November for the ‘Save Our Town’ tour they will have spent the 6 months prior to that doing the following: living and recording in London; setting up a studio; they will have crossed the USA no less than 3 times; played over 50 dates in the UK; toured South Africa; and even ducked back to Australia to play the main stage at Splendour in the Grass.

Now the Philly Jays are set to release their newly recorded single ‘Save our Town’. The track will be side A on a limited edition seven inch vinyl release, which will also feature as a B side the newly recorded version of a live crowd favourite – the punk cover version of Jay-Z’s ’99 Problems’.
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Open Arms Festival 2010 – Double Pass Giveaway!

Open Arms Festival 2010 – Double Pass Giveaway: See below for details.

The Open Arms Festival is back for 2010; hitting The Coffs Harbour Showgrounds, Coffs Harbour NSW on Saturday November 20th 2010 with an awesome band lineup and we have Double Passes to giveaway!

Returning to the sunny mid-north NSW coast town of Coffs Harbour and proudly presented by triple j, The Open Arms Festival showcases Australia’s biggest artists together with a blend of our best young bands. From Rock, Indie and Hip Hop to Electronica through to Roots artists, DJ’s and local performers – it’s all inclusive.
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Island Vibe 2010 – Island Vibe 2010 Festival Pack Giveaway!

Festival Pack Giveaway: We’ve got a fantastic “Island Vibe 2010 Pack” giveaway to Island Vibe 2010 – North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah)! … See below for details.

  Island Vibe 2010 returns to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) for 3 magical days *Friday 29th, Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st October* of celebrating music, dance, arts and Island Culture and we have a fantastic “Island Vibe 2010 Pack” to giveaway!

The Island Vibe 2010 Pack contains:
1 x Island Vibe Ticket valid for all 3 days *camping NOT included*
1 x 2009 Compilation CD
1 x 2010 Compilation CD
1 x Island Vibe t-Shirt


Artist Lineup:
Ladi6. Groundation, King Kapisi , Paula Fuga, Opiuo, MIsta Savona, Bunna Lawrie

Add to that a massive rollcall of Australia’s finest bands, musicians and DJ’s: The Versionaries, Spankinhyde, Ali Baba feat. Greg Sheehan, Mr Percival, The Nomad, Kooii, Darky Roots, Spacifix, Saritah, Cheap Fakes, Raz Bin Sam and The Lion I Band, Rhythm Hunters, Impossible Odds, Paua, Djambouki, Sandridge Band, Yindi Band, Ida, Bobby Alu, De La Haye, Erther, Resteteser, Rhythm Collision Sound, Andy Dub, 20,000 Leagues, Flowkab Deuce, One Time, Bird Fire All Stars, Juddah, The Flumes, Anarchist Duck, Nuff Ska, ‘n’ Rocksteady, Billy Dread, Sistas Moocha, Afreeka Earth Dance, One Rude Ape feat. Sunny Dread DJ Mustaphaa, Landsoaken, DJ Catkid, Clara Durbidge, Midjimberry Road feat. John Malcolm, Pippi Lips, Straddie Island Songwriters Coillective, Straddie Island Singers and Quandamooka
Island Vibe 2010, borrowing a little from its sister festival West End Carnivale, will be injecting a spicy collection of circus, burlesque and more, with the addition of – Tiger Lil, La Viola Vixen, Miss BB le Buff, Ruby Grapefruit, Hoopla Clique, YoYoBanG, Tweet, Little Miss Rampage, Toulouse Mime, Hu La La!, Talitha, Mali de Goey and Percy Valentine

Visit Island Vibe for artists, transport, accommodation, camping and full event details.


Thank you for your entries… this giveaway is now closed and the winners have been notified.

Click HERE to go in the draw* for:

The Island Vibe 2010 Pack contains:
1 x Island Vibe Ticket valid for all 3 days *camping/accommodation NOT included*
1 x 2009 Compilation CD
1 x 2010 Compilation CD
1 x Island Vibe t-Shirt

Note: This giveaway closes at 5pm(EST) on 19th October 2010. Ensure you use a valid email address as the winners will be notified by email after 5pm(EST) on 19th October 2010.
YOU MUST BE 18+ TO ATTEND THIS EVENT!

Special thanks to: Island Vibe, Rudekat Records, Heapsaflash



* Conditions of Entry
1. Winners will be notified by email.
2. Winners will be determined by LifeMusicMedia. All entries become the property of LifeMusicMedia.
3. No correspondence will be entered into and the prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash.
4. By entering any LifeMusicMedia giveaway, if you are not already a LifeMusicMedia subscriber you give permission to be included as a new LifeMusicMedia subscriber. Note: subscription is free and you may unsubscribe at anytime.
5. This giveaway is for:
One(1) x Island Vibe Ticket valid for all 3 days *camping/accommodation NOT included*
One(1) x 2009 Compilation CD
One(1) x 2010 Compilation CD
One(1) x Island Vibe t-Shirt
6. Entrants must be 18+ years of age.

Open Arms Festival is back for 2010 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – 20th November 2010


Returning to the sunny mid-north NSW coast town of Coffs Harbour and proudly presented by triple j, The Open Arms Festival is back for 2010; hitting The Coffs Harbour Showgrounds Sat November 20th. Spread across two stages, Open Arms showcases Australia’s biggest artists together with a blend of our best young bands. From Rock, Indie and Hip Hop to Electronica through to Roots artists, DJ’s and local performers – it’s all inclusive.

A holiday destination renowned for its surfing beaches, Coffs Harbour sits almost dead in the middle between Brisbane & Sydney. Weekend or overnight accommodation options are bountiful – just hit google up for deets.

The calendar highlight of November for East Coast NSW music fans, The Open Arms Festival is also an arts, lifestyle and youth culture celebration. An all ages licensed event with strong Environmental policies and recognized Indigenous ties, Open Arms brings together all cultural aspects of Coffs Harbour and its surrounding communities.
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The Holidays – Debut Album Release & National Headline Tour – October 2010

Sydney foursome The Holidays’ debut album, Post Paradise, may have been a long time coming, but it has absolutely been worth the wait.


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Post Paradise (Bonus Track Version) – The Holidays
  The band commenced writing the album early last year and a metamorphosis of sorts gradually began to take place. They’ve left behind the simplicity of their earlier indie guitar sound and took aboard new influences where both the groove and layers were equally as rewarding as the glistening pop hooks. A steady guiding hand also came from one of the country’s premier mixers, Tony Espie (Avalanches, Midnight Juggernauts, Cut Copy).

On first listen brand new single Broken Bones is as unassuming as a late summer stroll but then consistently uncovers more and more layers to reveal a luscious, tropical experience.
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HARD ROCK PRESENTS 600 SOUNDS TO THE GOLD COAST

The Armor All Gold Coast 600 promises to be a motorsport and music extravaganza! Gold Coast, QLD 22-24 Oct 2010

The Hard Rock brand has once again confirmed its support for international and Australian artists, announcing its support of ‘600 Sounds’ – part of the Armor All Gold Coast 600 – today.

The music festival will feature 16 international and Australian acts including Ian Carey, international legends the Beach Boys, Empire of the Sun and Sneaky Sound System at the Broadwater Parklands across three nights October 22-24 as part of the Rock N Race format of the Armor All Gold Coast 600.
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Guttermouth (USA) Australian Tour 2010 – October 2010

  Last time Guttermouth visited Australia, New Noise Agency took them to the major capital cities, alongside a visit to Toowoomba’s Eidican festival. These depraved genius legends of California’s Punk community sold out shows, shocked newcomers and far surpassed the expectations of faithful fans. All in a day’s work for one of the hardest working – and hardest living – bands in their genre.

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Thirsty Merc Spring Tour 2010

  Thirsty Merc takes new single Tommy & Krista to the road for a second round of Australian shows this October/November.
Tickets on-sale NOW.

One of Australias most loved bands, THIRSTY MERC, has announced dates for their national SPRING Tour, which will see them play twenty-four dates through seven states and territories this October/November. Kicking off in regional New South Wales, the

tour gives the homegrown four-piece an opportunity to deliver new hits and old favourites to fans around the country. Continue reading Thirsty Merc Spring Tour 2010

Tim Burton: The Exhibition – Closing Weekend Festivities 7-10 October 2010

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image’s (ACMI) blockbuster Melbourne Winter Masterpieces show Tim Burton: The Exhibition will present three special late-night events leading up to the closing of the exhibition on Sunday 10 October, 2010.

The late night events will see Thursday, Friday and Saturday editions of the popular weekly Burton Club from 6pm until midnight to coincide with the extended opening hours of the exhibition, also open until midnight for those three days. These events, from Thursday 7 October, are designed to allow visitors a final chance to see this extraordinary show or re-live the experience one last time.
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PARAMORE announce RELIENT K as support for their 2010 Australia Tour

  “Move over Green Day, Paramore have created their own epic” – Spin Magazine

“Few bands play punk-influenced modern rock as proficiently”; and with that glowing endorsement from Spin magazine we are thrilled to announce that RELIENT K have confirmed as support for the upcoming PARAMORE Australian tour.

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The Angels ‘Dark Room’ Tour – October 2010

  Triple M and The Angels are both celebrating a 30 year Anniversary! Triple Ms amazing 30 years of Rock n Roll history on-air and The Angels who 30 years ago released the album The Dark Room.

Both legends will join forces to create an exclusive double anniversary weekend event. Not only will Doc Neeson from The Angels be co-hosting a live on-air celebration with the Triple M listeners, MAX will also join in on the fun by hosting a weekend of The Angels hits and singles.

Triple M is back with a vengeance, and The Angels are back on tour, both have promised fans and listeners, Rock n Roll will never die!!

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iSelect Fashion+Aid 2010 @ Palladium Ballroom, Melbourne – 11 September 2010

  Australia’s favourite stars of entertainment, Jess Mauboy, George Calombaris and Jason Coleman, celebrate iSelect Fashion+Aid 2010

The third annual iSelect Fashion+Aid charity event will return to the Palladium Ballroom at Crown Entertainment Complex on Saturday 11 September 2010. In support of Mission Australia, iSelect Fashion+Aid will showcase an exciting fusion of food, fashion and entertainment featuring some of our hottest talents.

Hosted by Jason Coleman and Kelly Landry, guests will be treated to an adrenalin pumping show including a fashion parade, dance performances and an exclusive song performance by Australia’s hottest act, Jess Mauboy.
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NO SLEEP TIL FESTIVAL 2010 – December 2010


Dates & Tickets
 

NO SLEEP TIL FESTIVAL…
Amid a sea of rumour and innuendo, we’re here to set you straight and make all your heavy music prayers come true… NO SLEEP TIL, is a national touring festival that will deliver a mix of the best international and local acts from the legendary to the up and comers.

Make sure you’re sitting down before you read further…

Leading the charge for this historic event is seminal thrash-metal act MEGADETH, who will be performing their now-classic release RUST IN PEACE in its entirety! Those lucky enough to witness Mustaine and co in action when last here in 2009 will attest that Megadeth are in their career best form, making this a once in a lifetime experience you don’t want to miss!
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World’s Funniest Island @ Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour 16-17 October 2010

******* World’s Funniest Island has been cancelled due to a drop off in sponsorship. ******

World’s Funniest Island is a very special comedy event staged over one weekend on Cockatoo Island in the middle of Sydney Harbour and brings together over 180 acclaimed Australian and International comedy artists.

International talent includes Police Academy legend Michael Winslow, the return of the hit show Allah Made Me Funny, five-time Emmy Award nominee Will Durst and six hilarious stand-out new US comics. Also joining the lineup is the incredible comic mind-reading Philip Escoffey from London in ‘Six Impossible Things Before Dinner’.

Aussie headliners include The Umbilical Brothers, Wil Anderson, the world premiere of viral hit sensation Beached Az Bro Live, Lady Julia Morris, Fiona O’Loughlin, Heath “Chopper” Franklin, Axis of Awesome, Tom Ballard, Tom Gleeson, Mikey Robbins and Claire Hooper.

One ticket includes the short ferry rides to and from the Island and as many shows as you can pack into 12 hours each day. The 16 venues on the spectacular heritage listed island include a bomb shelter, tunnels, and a former prison.

The festival will pack in everything from top comics, sketch shows, comedy burlesque and cabaret to the best of campus comedy, plus music, art, booze, food, camping out and spectacular harbour views to calm you down in amidst all the mayhem.

Come along for one day of chuckles, spend two in stitches or if you’re feeling like a hilarious island getaway is just what you need, camp out for 3 nights on prime Sydney Harbour waterfront!

“Events like World’s Funniest Island are what set Sydney apart as an events destination, it a major event that makes the most of Cockaoo Island and attracts both Sydneysiders and visitors. World’s Funniest Island is bound to become the preeminent comedy event in Australia” John Montgomery, General Manager Events, Events NSW

Where: Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour
When: 16-17 October 2010