Dragonforce @ Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia – October 2008
Photographer: Kylie Keene for LifeMusicMedia
The final day of the Nikon Indy 300 on the streets of Surfers Paradise has concluded with the locals ‘FIRING UP’ to take the ultimate spoils today.
In the IndyCar Series, Australian Ryan Briscoe became the first driver from ‘Down Under’ to win on the Gold Coast in the Event’s 18 year history.
Originally from Sydney, Briscoe is also the first driver to win on the Gold Coast under the IndyCar Series category sanction, after the US open-wheel racing unification earlier this year.
Briscoe had the Brisbane-born Kiwi Scott Dixon in hot pursuit for the entire 60 lap race as he led the way from lap 17, before taking the chequered flag to be the 17th different winner of the Event.
While Briscoe was triumphant, his fellow Australian and fan favourite Will Power saw an early lead come to a cruel end after he led the opening 16 laps.
Power brushed the inside wall on the apex of Turn Five, breaking his steering and heading into the Turn 6 wall in what is the second part of the Bartercard Esses.
Power attempted to limp his mount back to the pits but was forced to park at Turn Eight, one day after making history by winning his third-consecutive pole position on the Gold Coast and becoming the first three-time polesitter for the Nikon Indy 300.
While Power met an unfortunate end, the polesitter in the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series was untouchable – with the Gold Coast’s Jamie Whincup following up his pole and race one victory with two race wins today.
The results saw Whincup undeniably clinch his tenth career round win and further establish his championship lead over fellow Ford driver Mark Winterbottom and Holden driver Garth Tander.
While Whincup relinquished the lead for a short period early in the first of today’s two races, the majority of the weekend saw him well and truly in the leading position where, despite a continuously challenging Tander.
When it came to round wins in the Carrera Cup, the only support category to race today, it was James Moffat who stood on the top step, with David Wall second and the season champion Craig Baird – the Gold Coaster secured the championship before this weekend’s final round – in third.
Continue reading BRISCOE CREATES HISTORY AT THE NIKON INDY 300 – Gold Coast – October 2008
Brisbane Powerhouse will give all music lovers an excuse to get out of bed before first light, when they host the triple j AusMusic Month Event on Friday 7 November, 2008.
Stagger out of bed at 5am and join the triple j breakfast team Robbie, Marieke and The Doctor as they broadcast live for the first time from the Turbine Platform on the final leg of their national tour as part of AusMusic Month.
triple j is all about homegrown talent and will celebrate all things local by putting on a huge show at Brisbane Powerhouse and rolling out the red carpet.
triple j will broadcast live with special guest performances and interviews with Josh Pyke, The Grates and the John Steel Singers, plus more surprise guests revealed closer to the date.
As the celebrations approach, keep listening to triple j for more information regarding this special event, J Award nominations and much, much more.
Remember, due to daylight savings, the event will begin at Brisbane Powerhouse at 5am, but will be broadcasted on Brisbane radio from 6am – 9am.
For more updates on the line up, go to triplej.net.au or tune in to 107.7 FM
Date: Friday 7 November 2008
Time: 5am – 9am
Venue: Turbine Platform
More Info: 07 3358 8600 or brisbanepowerhouse.org
Photographer: Kristen Ashton – Stillpixels.com
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The first day of the Nikon Indy 300 has got off to a flying start on the Streets of Surfers Paradise today.
The IndyCar Series team of Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing have prepared for their first appearance on track on Friday in a unique way, taking part in a two-part activity with the Australian Defence Force yesterday and today.
Wednesday afternoon saw NHLR drivers Justin Wilson and Graham Rahal, along with 20 of their crew, head to the launch pad with the Army Aviation Brigade for a flight aboard two Black Hawk Helicopters over the Gold Coast.
Captain Nick Kelly flew the Black Hawk with co-pilot Captain Greg Smalley to give Wilson and Rahal an entirely different perspective of the Surfers Paradise coastline, including a birds-eye view of the Nikon Indy 300 circuit.
“It was a great experience to be able to view the track from a totally different angle, to fly around the buildings and look down at the track was awesome and its another great memory I will always have from Surfers Paradise,” said Rahal.
To return the favour extended to them by the Army Aviation troopers, the team opened its garage to them in SEEK Pit Lane today to allow them to get up close and personal with Wilson’s Honda/Dallara/Firestone in the garage with some even having the chance to sit in the car while others checked out Rahal’s machine in pit lane.
Continue reading NIKON INDY 300 OFF TO A FLYING START
Caloundra Music Festival is certainly about music – but it’s also about celebrating our lifestyle and our environment. There is a range of other free activities planned during the three day festival, including…
2008 Linup (partial)
PETE MURRAY,THE WHITLAMS,LIOR,VANESSA AMOROSI,ROY AYERS,IAN MOSS,KATE MILLER-HEIDKE,JACKSON JACKSON,THE BAMBOOS,TRIPOD,DALLAS FRASCA,,LABJACD,PAUL GREENE,SYMBIOSIS,DARYL BRAITHWAITE,JOHNNY GREEN’S BLUES COWBOYS,And More…
The winners of the 2008 ARIA Awards, proudly presented by Motorola, have been announced and pop and electronic dance music have ruled the day in the form of multiple winners GABRIELLA CILMI and THE PRESETS. They join an eclectic group of ARIA Award recipients who include THE LIVING END, KASEY CHAMBERS and SHANE NICHOLSON, NICK CAVE and GEOFFREY GURRUMUL YUNUPINGU, THE PANICS and BLISS N’ ESO, among others.
In what is an extraordinary success story, vocal powerhouse GABRIELLA CILMI, a pop singer who had yet to emerge on the Australian music landscape this time last year, has taken out an incredible 6 ARIA Awards on the back of her debut album, Lessons To Be Learned, and her breakthrough smash hit single, Sweet About Me. The Melbourne-born, London-based Cilmi has received ARIA Awards in the categories of BEST FEMALE ARTIST, BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST – SINGLE (Sweet About Me), BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST – ALBUM (Lessons to be Learned), BEST POP RELEASE (Lessons to be Learned), HIGHEST SELLING SINGLE (Sweet About Me) and the coveted ARIA Award for SINGLE OF THE YEAR for Sweet About Me. With the world at her feet, GABRIELLA CILMI’s ARIA Awards triumph is nothing short of a phenomenal achievement for the Dandenong girl who has just celebrated her 17th birthday.
Electronic duo THE PRESETS has also had a cracking year with the release of their widely acclaimed second album Apocalypso. They fought off stiff competition in the prestigious categories of ALBUM OF THE YEAR and BEST GROUP to take out both for the hugely popular Apocalypso. The album has also seen THE PRESETS receive the pointy trophy in the category of BEST DANCE RELEASE taking their tally to 3 ARIA Awards (plus 2 ARIA Artisan Awards, including Producer of the Year for Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes). The self-produced Apocalypso, which spawned the gritty hit single My People, has sealed THE PRESETS as Australia’s premiere electronic act.
Continue reading Gabriella Cilmi and The Presets sweep the 2008 ARIA Awards
Brisbane is preparing to dazzle the tennis world next January.
Today’s official launch of the latest addition to the world tennis tour, the Brisbane International, unveiled an exciting array of plans to showcase the event and city for the expected influx of tennis-related visitors, as well as a large national and international broadcast audience.
“The Brisbane International will be broadcast on the Seven Network nationally for seven days, culminating in Sunday afternoon’s men’s singles final,” Tournament director Steve Ayles said. “Those pictures will also be beamed around the world, including the United States and major markets in Asia and Europe.”
The event will be played at a stunningly picturesque riverside site at Tennyson in the state-of-the-art Queensland Tennis Centre.
Continue reading Tennis – Brisbane International, January 2009
You can expect a massive line up of bands, DJs, belly dancing and burlesque, all pitching in to support Open Minds organisation.
HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY
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The bill for Odyssey NYE ’09 continues to grow from strength to strength following the announcement of the second round lineup which includes Grinspoon, Bliss n Eso, Phrase, Malente and Ministry of Sound’s latest spinning sensation, Sam La More, with many more to still to be announced.
This collection of rock, dance and hip hop artists compliment an already turbo-charged lineup including headline act Jet, Eskimo Joe and The Butterfly Effect, making Odyssey NYE ’09, at its new home of Carrara Sports Complex on the Gold Coast, its biggest party to date.
Grinspoon’s 2007 album release Alibis & Other Lies has the band nominated in various categories at this weekend’s ARIA awards including Album of the Year, Best Group and Best Rock release.
Continue reading Odyssey NYE ’09 to become Queensland’s biggest New Year’s Eve party
Augie March kicked off their live run with a special show for Triple J listeners at Melbourne’s Forum II last week, if you missed out on tickets on the night, the set will be aired on JJJ Monday November 3rd at 8pm, with an encore performance Sunday November 9th at 5pm. And has been packaged up for a “TripleJ TV Presents” Monday November 24th, 10pm on ABC 2. – News: Album Release
Continue reading Augie March Watch Me Disappear Australian Tour – Oct/Nov 2008
It’s been a long time between news, but we’re very happy to report that Bernard will be putting his solo hat on for a one off show in support of Youngcare. The Bernard Fanning Youngcare Benefit Concert will take place on Saturday November 8th at The Tivoli, Brisbane. Tickets to this exclusive event go on sale this coming MONDAY OCTOBER 6th AT 9AM from Ticketek.
Also taking part will be Kasey Chambers, Whitley and a surprise guest performer. Bernard is also acting as Musical Director and co-host of this year’s event.
Continue reading Bernard Fanning to perform at the Youngcare Benefit Concert – Tivoli, Brisbane – 8 Nov 2008
They’ve been sending postcards from Europe for the past two months, but now Sydneysiders Sparkadia are back on their home turf and ready to kick off an extensive album tour across the country. The four-piece will celebrate a massive year that included a slot at Glastonbury Festival and praise from local and international critics with their biggest national headline run to date.
Continue reading Sparkadia – Take ‘Postcards’ On The Road Oct-Nov 2008
Sydney bands, theredsunband & Youth Group are about to set off on a mammoth 18-date co-headlining tour, presented by Street Press Australia and FasterLouder.com.au.
The month long tour kicks off on October 16th and winds its way through five states & territories over four weeks.
The history of the two bands has long been intertwined: theredsunband played their first gig with Lizzie Kelly on keyboards supporting Youth Group at the Hopetoun Hotel in 2002. Lizzie was 16 years old and travelling on a fake ID.
Continue reading Youth Group & theredsunband – Mammoth 18 Date Co-Headline Tour Oct-Nov 2008