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Live Review : Live at the Foreshore, Newcastle – Sunday 6th November 2016

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Live at the Foreshore, Newcastle – 6 November 2016
Photographer: David Jackson

Review by Natasha Wyborn

Hits & memories Live at the Foreshore! Picturesque Nobbys Beach, could you ask for a better backdrop for a concert? One of Australia’s most scenic beaches complete with a working lighthouse, a bustling harbour and all in the heart of Newcastle. “Live at the foreshore” returned to this venue, this time selling out with a week to spare. Record sales prove yet again this country’s fixation with past music icons is not going away, in fact it will only get bigger.
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Saltimbanco – Cirque du Soleil – Australia 2011 [Official Trailer, Info & Tickets]

Performance Dates and Tickets available here

Cirque du Soleil® returns with Saltimbanco™, the show which started Australia’s love affair with the celebrated company when it first toured here in 1999.

Saltimbanco — from the Italian “saltare in banco” (to jump on a bench) — features an international cast of over 50 performers and musicians from more than 20 different countries. Presented in premium ‘intimate-mode’ arena venues, this is classic Cirque at its best – a thrilling, kaleidoscopic celebration of awe-inspiring artistry and agility.
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Byron Bay Bluesfest 2011 – Day Three, Featuring: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Indigo Girls, Tim Robbins & The Rogues Gallery Band and Grace Barbe Afro Kreol – Live Review

By: Pepa Wolfe

Blues Fest 2011 – Day Three, Featuring: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Indigo Girls, Tim Robbins & The Rogues Gallery Band and Grace Barbe Afro Kreol.

On day three, the Original Sinners were once again at the Jambalaya tent, running through the same set to an equally rapt audience. The afternoon also saw Melbourne’s The Red Eyes dubbin’ it at the Juke Joint, Bluesfest veteran Jeff Lang gracing the main stage and Trombone Shorty jammin’ at the Crossroads with Gospel legend Mavis Staples.

Celebrated actor and director turned musician Tim Robbins, touring Australia on the back of his debut CD with the Rogues Gallery Band, brought a mixture of blues, country and a dash of sing-a-long to the Jambalaya tent on Saturday. Robbins, on guitar and vocals, seemed to be thoroughly enjoying himself, rumbling through Folsom Prison Blues before festival superstar and all-round maestro Trombone Shorty joined the Rogues for “Oh Mary Don’t You Weep”. A change of tempo and “Crush On You”, inspired by the young victim of a hate crime, demonstrated a simple approach, buoyed by beautiful instrumentation, as was a gorgeous, measured cover of Tom Waits’ “All The World Is Green”. Featuring the sweet wail and wallow of a musical saw over vocal harmonies, it was easily the high point of their set.
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Byron Bay Bluesfest 2011 – George Clinton & Parliament, Elvis Costello, Grace Jones, Captain Matchbox Woopie Band – Photo Gallery

Photographer: Silvana Macarone

Photographer: Silvana Macarone

Artists: George Clinton & Parliament, Elvis Costello, Grace Jones, Captain Matchbox Woopie Band
Event: Byron Bay Bluesfest 2011
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Byron Bay Bluesfest 2011 – Jethro Tull, Leon Russell, Old Spice Boys, Rockwiz, Secret Sisters, Tim Robbins & The Rogues Gallery Band, Michelle Shocked – Photo Gallery

Photographer: Silvana Macarone

Photographer: Silvana Macarone

Artists: Jethro Tull, Leon Russell, Old Spice Boys, Rockwiz, Secret Sisters, Tim Robbins & The Rogues Gallery Band, Michelle Shocked
Event: Byron Bay Bluesfest 2011
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Katy Perry @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre – 5 May 2011 – Photo Gallery

Photographer: Stuart Blythe

Photographer: Stuart Blythe

Artists: Katy Perry
Venue: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Date: 05 May 2011
Presented by: Logitech and Michael Coppel

 
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Live Review | Bluesfest 2011 – Day Two, Featuring: Rodrigo y Gabriela, B.B. King, Fistful of Mercy, Jack Thompson & the Original Sinners and RocKwiz Live

Review By: Pepa Wolfe
Photos by: Silvana Macarone
Early birds and trivia buffs rocked up to the Jambalaya Tent on Friday to test their skill and perhaps earn a place on the panel of RocKwiz Live. Cracking the proverbial whip and vetting the various hopefuls was producer and co-host of the SBS series Brian Nankervis who after seven years with the show has it down to a fine art. Appearing across four days of the festival, Friday’s first taste had host and improv queen Julia Zemiro in top form, and featured musical guests Tim Rodgers (You Am I), Marcia Hines and Glenn Richards (Augie March), as well as a couple of impressive punters whose extensive music trivia knowledge was bested only by their brazen karaoke efforts, one contestant whipping out a harmonica and riffing with the impeccable RocKwiz Orkestra. A highly entertaining start to the afternoon, Richards, Hines and Rogers blasting Kiss’ I Wanna Rock and Roll All Nite, the icing on the cake.
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Photos! Byron Bay Bluesfest 2011 – by Silvana Macarone

Photographer: Silvana Macarone

Photographer: Silvana Macarone

Artists: The Snowdroppers, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Irma Thomas, Mavis Staples, Robert Randolph, Jeff Lang, Washington
Event: Byron Bay Bluesfest 2011
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Splendour in the Grass 2011 – ‘Woodfordia’, QLD [Festival News]

PLENDOUR IN THE GRASS – the annual, ephemeral city of sounds that exists solely for sweet music and good times will transform Woodfordia, near Woodford, south east Queensland from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 July. The Woodfordia campgrounds will open from 7am Wednesday 27 July until 5pm Monday 1 August. Please note the entire festival site including the three main stages – Amphitheatre, Mix Up Stage and GW McLennan Tent – will operate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. For those camping onsite, the event area will open from 9am Thursday 28 July with a bunch of spaces and entertainment in full swing to keep you busy right across the weekend.

Due to the very heavy traffic congestion when arriving and departing SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2010 we have spent the past year working on initiatives that will simultaneously ease traffic on local roads and within Woodfordia, whilst also creating a greener event. Borrowing from other international music festivals that have experienced similar issues, and in an effort to radically reduce traffic congestion, we will be implementing a car pass system which will encourage carpooling. More info on this plan and all of SPLENDOURs environmental initiatives will be supplied in the coming weeks.
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Bluesfest 2011 – Day One, Featuring: ZZ Top, Los Lobos, Funky Meters, CW Stoneking and The Hands. – Live Review

Bluesfest 2011 – Day One, Featuring: ZZ Top, Los Lobos, Funky Meters, CW Stoneking and The Hands.

Despite dismal forecasts, the weather held out for music lovers as they descended onto the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm in Byron Bay, the new site for Australia’s premiere Blues and Roots Music Festival. Now extended to cover six days, campers and eager punters slowly edged their way into the grounds, with staff and volunteers doing their best to ensure that parking, setup and entry was relatively painless. The wet grounds were eclipsed by the buzz of excitement, a busy energy punctuating the usually laidback Byron feel.

Day one really hit its stride with festival favourite Xavier Rudd playing the main stage, the sounds of Let Me Be floating over the fence to greet those still passing through ticketing and security check points; a generous taste of what awaited them inside.
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Byron Bay Bluesfest 2011 – Day 6 – Photo Gallery

Photographer: Stuart Blythe

Photographer: Stuart Blythe

Artists: Kim Churchill, Tim Finn, Paul Kelly, Leon Russell, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Frank Yamma

Event: Byron Bay Bluesfest 2011
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Byron Bay Bluesfest 2011 – Photo Gallery by Silvana Macarone

Photographer: Silvana Macarone

Photographer: Silvana Macarone

Artists: ZZ Top, Jack Thompson & The Original Sinners, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Fistful Of Mercy, Funky Meters, Grace Jones, The Hands
Event: Byron Bay Bluesfest 2011
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