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Ripe Noosa 2009 Festival, 3 May 2009

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[Photo: Stuart Blythe]

RIPE NOOSA 09 – will be showcasing the cream of Australian musical talent; Eskimo Joe – Faker – The Potbelleez – Bliss n Eso – Blue King Brown – The Drones – Pez – Dead Letter Circus plus some of this countries biggest DJ acts who are all set to bring the Sunshine Coast alive on Sunday May 3rd, Labour Day Long Weekend.
RIPE NOOSA is best described as a joyful collision of rock, hip hop, melodic pop, roots reggae, and electronic dance, set across 2 stages. The day will include a myriad of festival experiences and activity including an international food bazaar, health and wellbeing centre, arts and market stalls and a children’s activity area. The event encapsulates contemporary music, festival colour and excitement that will captivate fun lovers of all ages.

Situated just 10 minutes from Noosa’s main beaches and set on 156 acres of prize hinterland landscape, it is the perfect backdrop for a rocking all ages annual one day event.

Events Details:

WHEN:
Date Time Information
03 May 09 12:00pm to 10:00pm Open Sunday noon until 2200.

WHERE:
Venue: House with No Steps
Fellowship Drive
House with no Steps
Doonan,Noosa Valley
Queensland, Australia
4562

CONTACT DETAILS
Email: info@ripenoosa.com
Web: www.ripenoosa.com

Greenfest 5-7 June 2009 Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Get into Greenfest 5-7 June, Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

Greenfest presented by Brisbane City Council is Australia’s largest free green festival and place to come together for a cooler planet! Greenfest aims to stimulate awareness and action for a low carbon economy by supporting creativity in industry and the arts. Our theme for 2009 is “Community Warmth Can Cool the Planet!”

Greenfest is part of the UNEP Climate Neutral Network, a recognized Art for the Environment event and in 2009 is part of the Brisbane 150 and Queensland 150 celebrations.

It uniquely promotes the best of emerging music talent with some established masters amidst a sea of fresh energy and ideas. With over 50 acts on three stages, speakers, organic food, fashion, green-tech cars and 200 exhibitors, become the change you want on World Environment Day and the long weekend at Greenfest.

Greenfest is free for all areas and times. If you want to support emerging local talent and fresh energy for your planet, spread the word that participation counts and show your passion for the future at Greenfest.

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The festival opens on Friday 5th June with a free World Environment Day concert and continues over the weekend with the following initial line up:

Ash Grunwald, Jeff Lang, Tame Impala, The Boat People, Little Scout, Kevin Borich, Hungry Kids Of Hungary, Botanics, The Rocketsmiths, Mason Rack Band, Marshall & the Fro, Ange Takats, Tim Loydell & the Deckchairs, Mr Laneous & the Family Yah, Pear & the Awkward Orchestra, Banawuran, Golden Sound, 8 Ball Aitken, Trouble Karma Flow, Rachael Brady, The Reversals, Jason Lowe, Georgia Potter, Bunna Lawrie, Mark Easton, Jimmy Watts, Kim Churchill, Autumn Sun, Tom Richardson, Glass Towers and more!
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Film.Arts.Comedy.Theatre (F.A.C.T) Brisbane – [Edition 090225]

FILM:
The Brisbane 48 Hour Film Project 2009 – The 48 Hour Film Project will return to Brisbane in 2009, probably around October. Filmmakers from all over the Brisbane area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world for the title “Best 48 Hour Film of 2009”.


ARTS:
The Brisbane Arts Theatre is proud to open its 2009 main house season with John Patrick Shanley’s powerful play ‘Doubt’ – about innocence, guilt, and the grey space between the two. – Now Playing!


COMEDY:
Brace yourselves for the first, the biggest, the best, LOL comedy festival Brisbane has ever seen. The inaugural Brisbane Comedy Festival takes over Brisbane Powerhouse Friday 6 – Sunday 29 March 2009 …that is just under a month of laugh-a-minute moments courtesy of some of the craziest talent from near and far!


THEATRE:
Chicago – The Musical is one of the world’s most popular and thrilling smash-hit musicals. After a decade of decadence, CHICAGO is returning for its Australian Premiere at Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 19 March 2009 for a strictly limited season.



Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro says it’s “All or Nothing” ahead of their Australian Tour in March 2009

Interview by: Stuart Blythe

biffy-i-image1Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro informs Stuart Blythe that it’s “All or Nothing” ahead of their Australian Tour in March 2009

Stuart: Hey guys, great to see you back touring Australia. This is your second visit here, do you have any “stand out” memories from last years Australian tour?

Simon: All the shows last time were a ton of fun. we couldn’t believe how much people knew our records and everyone knows how to have a killer evening. one of the venues flooded on the day of the gig which was bizarre but apart from soggy, crinkled feet it all ran pretty smoothly.
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SOUND RELIEF – The Music Community Unite For Two Very Special Benefit Concerts – March 14, 2009 – MCG & SCG

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Sound Relief
THE MUSIC COMMUNITY UNITE FOR TWO VERY SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERTS SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2009 – MCG & SCG

The devastation of the current Victorian bushfires has left few unaffected. In response to our nation’s greatest ever natural disaster Australia’s music community have banded together for two stadium benefit concerts scheduled to run simultaneously in both Melbourne and Sydney on Saturday March 14, 2009 under the unified banner of SOUND RELIEF.

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ARIA Chart News, w/c 23 February 2009

Bushfire Aid: Artists For The Bushfire Appeal has debuted at number one on the ARIA Compilation Chart, in an incredible show of support from the Australian public. With all artists and songwriters featured on the album donating their songs, and music retailers throwing their support behind it, Sony Music proceeds from the sale of the CD will go to the Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal through the charitable arm of the Australian Sony Group of Companies, The Sony Foundation.

Flo Rida storms the ARIA Singles Chart on debut this week, landing top spot with his single “Right Round”, which features singer Ke$ha. It’s also number one on the ARIA Digital Track Chart. “Right Round” is Flo Rida’s second number one single in Australia following “Low”, which spent 3 weeks at number one and was 2008’s highest selling single. It is the first number one debut since Kylie Minogue’s “2 Hearts” in November 2007, and is also the third digital only release to top the ARIA Singles Chart.

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Brisbane Events Quick List for February, March 2009



Related:
February Festival List 2009 Australia
Festival List March, April & May 2009 Australia

MERCURY REV TO SUPPORT COLDPLAY ON THEIR AUSTRALIAN TOUR, ALONG WITH DECODER RING – Brisbane Entertainment Centre March 8th & 9th 2009

MERCURY REV CONFIRMED TO SUPPORT COLDPLAY ON THEIR AUSTRALIAN TOUR, ALONG WITH DECODER RING.

 
 

THE VIVA LA VIDA TOUR KICKS OFF IN JUST SEVEN DAYS!

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The “Countdown To Coldplay” is almost over, and with just seven days until the first Australian concert date, performing to 17,000 fans at Perth’s Burswood Dome, Coldplay have today announced that at their request, American rock band Mercury Rev will be joining the ‘Viva La Vida’ tour of Australia.
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Photos | The Waifs @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 18 February 2009

The Waifs @ The Tivoli, Brisbane – 18 February 2009 Photos
  Support: Jez Mead
  Photographer: Stuart Blythe
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TZU ‘COVER UP MOTEL’ FAREWELL 2009 TOUR

TZU ‘COVER UP MOTEL’ FAREWELL 2009 TOUR

TZU - Open Arms Festival @ Coffs Harbour - November 2008 It’s been a magical past year for Melbourne’s hip-hop maestros TZU. Their Computer Love album stormed the ARIA Top 25, was nominated for the prestigious J Award (JJJ’s Album of the Year) and widely lauded by reviewers and fans alike. Throw in two sold out national tours and slots at a bevy of the country’s finest festivals, including crowning performances at the Falls and Big Day Out, and it was clearly a year to behold. TZU - Open Arms Festival @ Coffs Harbour - November 2008


If that was not enough, the boys embarked on a massive remix project which saw their peers remixing the entire Computer Love album.
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 16 February 2009

Lily Allen debuts at Number One on ARIA Album Chart

Lily Allen’s new album, “It’s Not Me, It’s You” has raced straight to number one on the ARIA Album Chart this week, eclipsing her debut album “Alright Still” which peaked at #7 back in 2006. At the same time, “The Fear” has earned Lily her first top 10 on the ARIA Singles Chart, moving up from 13 to 8 this week.

In addition to Lily Allen, there are two further top 40 album debuts this week. Coming in at #3 is The Fray with their sophomore release “The Fray”, the follow up to “How To Save A Life” which hit #1 on the ARIA Album Chart in March 2007, some 9 months after release. Impacting at #21 is Ben Lee’s “The Rebirth Of Venus”, his sixth album since “Breathing Tornadoes” was released in 1998. Ben Lee - The Rebirth of Venus

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Quick Bits 15 Feb 2009

Photos | Ani DiFranco @ The Tivoli, Brisbane – 4 February 2009

Ani DiFranco @ The Tivoli, Brisbane – 4 February 2009 Photos
Photographer: Charlyn Cameron
  for LifeMusicMedia

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Festival List March, April & May 2009 Australia

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Festival List for March, April & May 2009 Australia.
If we’ve missed anything on the list, let us know by emailing festivals@lifemusicmedia.com

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Future Music Festival Perth WA Sun, 1 Mar 2009
Sound Wave Perth WA Mon, 2 Mar 2009
The Big O Canberra ACT Tue, 3 Mar 2009
Fuse Festival Adelaide SA Wed, 4 Mar 2009 Fri, 6 Mar 2009
The Big O Wollongong NSW Thu, 5 Mar 2009
The Big O Newcastle NSW Fri, 6 Mar 2009
WOMADelaide Adelaide SA Fri, 6 Mar 2009 Sun, 8 Mar 2009
Future Music Festival Brisbane QLD Sat, 7 Mar 2009
Golden Plains Festival Meredith VIC Sat, 7 Mar 2009 Mon, 9 Mar 2009
Quicksilver Pro Show Gold Coast QLD Sat, 7 Mar 2009
Future Music Festival Melbourne VIC Sun, 8 Mar 2009
Push Over Festival Abbotsford VIC Sun, 8 Mar 2009
Future Music Festival Adelaide SA Mon, 9 Mar 2009
Brisbane Comedy Festival Brisbane QLD Tue, 10 Mar 2009 Sun, 15 Mar 2009
Dusty Days Wagga Wagga NSW Sat, 14 Mar 2009
V Festival Sydney NSW Sat, 28 Mar 2009
V Festival Gold Coast QLD Sun, 29 Mar 2009
APRIL
V Festival Melbourne VIC Sat, 4 Apr 2009
V Festival Perth WA Sun, 5 Apr 2009
Coconet Classic Boyne Island/
Tannum Sands
QLD Wed, 8 Apr 2009 Sun, 12 Apr 2009
Byron Bay Bluesfest Byron Bay NSW Thu, 9 Apr 2009 Mon, 13 Apr 2009
Sydney Comedy Festival Sydney NSW Mon, 27 Apr 2009 Sun, 17 May 2009
MAY
Groovin The Moo Townsville QLD Sat, 2 May 2009
Caxton Street Seafood & Wine Festival Brisbane QLD Sun, 3 May 2009
Ripe Festival Noosa QLD Sun, 3 May 2009
Groovin The Moo Maitland NSW Sat, 9 May 2009
Groovin The Moo Bendigo VIC Sat, 16 May 2009