Photographer: Stuart Blythe
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|The legendary Cold Chisel will headline the 2010 Deniliquin Ute Muster on Saturday 2nd October 2010.
This will be Cold Chisel’s only major performance this year, cementing the Deniliquin Ute Muster as one of Australia’s flagship Festival’s for 2010.
With a top class entertainment programme of extreme sports, live concerts and entertainment to suit all ages the Deniliquin Ute Muster is anticipating a sellout prior to the Festival.
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|The day is hot, the patrons at the ready. The tents are up and the beers are flowing. Every morsel of seafood in the region has been iced, packed and shipped over to Caxton Street, for Brisbane’s annual Caxton St Seafood Festival.
Founded as a small community event in 1994, the modern emancipation has become well known institution, and attracts supporters in their 10’s of thousands each year.
One street, 12 Venue’s, 3 stages, 27 bands, and prawns, octopus and scallops as far as the eye can see.
By late afternoon, the sun is still high in the sky and the day is surprisingly warm for Early April. Caxton Street has been quartered off, and it’s shoulder to shoulder once through the gates. The smells of sauté and marinade float through the air,
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Do you want a double pass to the 2010 Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival? See below for details.
|Every city in the world has distinct pockets of colour, culture and character. London has Covent Garden, Paris has Montmartre, New York has Time Square and out of Brisbane’s many precincts – one stands out from the crowd – Caxton Street – and on Sunday 2 May 2010, Caxton Street will be transformed into Queensland’s biggest street party!
Sixteen years ago, the Caxton Street Festival had humble beginnings with a few little jazz bands and a couple of food tents. Fast forward to 2010 an estimated 12,000 people will be sampling a taste of life in one of Australia’s most historical precincts and treating their palettes to delicious seafood, fine wines and sharing a day under the autumn sun while
enjoying the diverse array of musical talent that is sure to keep every festival goer happy – this is how to live it up!
Continue reading Ticket Giveaway: 2010 Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival – 2nd May 2010
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The Live program is bigger than ever this year, with over 60 acts, including Robert Schneider (The Apples in Stereo – USA), The Airborn Toxic Event (USA), Bob Evans (WA), Bertie Blackman (NSW), Old Man River (NSW), The Middle East (QLD) and more, taking the stage across two nights at 6 venues throughout the Fortitude Valley.
See www.bigsound.org.au for the full program of 60 live acts, and to book tickets.
(Artist List Below)
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|Saturday 11th July and Sunday 12th July mark the 20th Anniversary of the Abbey Medieval Festival.
The Abbey Medieval Festival offers an experience unlike any other. The colour, pageantry and atmosphere and the authenticity of performers will transport visitors back in time in this unique week of festival activities. Visitors will thrill to the excitement and skill of the Joust, the roar of knights in battle and be entertained by the beautiful Middle-eastern dancers, drama, music and the markets. They may also indulge their medieval taste buds and feast on tantalizing food at the Medieval Banquet or dance their way into the starry night at the Masque Ball.
This year the Jousting Spectacular will be more thrilling and competitive than ever before! The Joust is one of the festivals most popular spectacles. It is now ticketed to guarantee seating or standing space to allow as many people as possible to clearly see the event. There will be three tilts each day to maximise the opportunity for visitors to enjoy this dangerous and yet exciting event.
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Paniyiri… it’s all Greek to Brisbane!
Hellenic hospitality at its best – JULY 4 & 5, 2009
Paniyiri, Queensland’s signature celebration of all things Greek and Queensland’s largest cultural festival, prepares to deliver Hellenic hospitality at its best over the weekend of JULY 4 & 5, 2009 at Musgrave Park and The Greek Club & Convention Centre in South Brisbane.
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|Judith Wright Centre and Chris Maver Productions present
The comedy, colour, glitz and glamour of Queensland’s gay community and its stories will be celebrated in the world premiere of Homoneurotic Cabaret at Judith Wright Centre on Friday 5 June 2009.
Green Room Award winner Jacob Diefenbach joins an all-star Brisbane cast in Homoneurotic, which will “thoroughly entertain” audiences, says producer Chris Maver (The Fruit Tingle Cabaret, In The Pink).
“Homoneurotic is a great night out at the theatre; it’s entertaining, thought-provoking, subversive and full of comedy, controversy, colour, glitter and glamour,” Chris said.
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THE GIN CLUB TOUR EAST COAST – MARCH/APRIL 2009
|Inimitable Alt-country rock troupe The Gin Club are embarking on an East Coast tour of Australia in March and April, before heading off to Europe to tour and continue recording the follow up to their epic 2-disc 2008 release Junk.|
Junk was received with critical and public acclaim, reaching the top 10 on the AIR charts and granting the eclectic Brisbane-based band accolades including ‘Best Rock Song, ‘Best Folk Ballad’ and ‘Song of the Year’ at “Q Song” – Queensland Music Industry Awards in 2008.
Now, on the back of a successful string of 2008 gigs both here and in the US (including appearances at Musicexpo (LA), Gympie Music Muster, Woodford Folk Festival and The Big Day Out), The Gin Club are ready to hit the road, complete with brand new songs to unleash on anticipative audiences.
Continue reading The Gin Club Tour : The Zoo, Brisbane 21 March 2009 + more
|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!
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.
Continue reading MERCURY REV TO SUPPORT COLDPLAY ON THEIR AUSTRALIAN TOUR, ALONG WITH DECODER RING – Brisbane Entertainment Centre March 8th & 9th 2009
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The Living End raise the alarm for arena tour (see what I did there?)
Everyone’s favourite Australian alternative rockabilly punk rock band The Living End have announced a tour of the East Coast and Perth taking place over the four Fridays in May. “So what!” I hear you shout. Well, before I continue I’ll ask you to calm down. Calm now? Good. The unusual thing about this tour is that dates in Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth will be taking place in arenas. The tour will be the first time the Melbourne band has headlined an arena tour in Australia and will be the band’s only major city performances in 2009.
Coming along for the ride are Perth grunge act Gyroscope and blog buzz band (BBB?) Tame Impala. All four shows will be all-ages and for something quite unusual for arena shows, tickets will be under $60! The Living End will also be re-releasing White Noise with a bonus CD full of rare never released before tracks, and tickets buyers will be able to add the release onto the ticket price for a nominal fee. How’s that for service.
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Continue reading The Living End, Raise The Alarm Tour May 2009
Set times for the Brisbane Soundwave 2009.
Brisbane – RNA Showgrounds
21 February 2009
• STAGE ONE •
8.20-10.00 NINE INCH NAILS
6.05-7.05 BILLY TALENT
4.40-5.20 DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
2.15-2.50 Forever The Sickest Kids
12.00-12.30 Madina Lake • STAGE TWO •
7.10-8.10 ALICE IN CHAINS
5.20-6.05 the Bloodhound Gang
4.00-4.40 The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
1.40-2.15 The Subways
12.30-1.05 Less Than Jake
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• STAGE THREE •
9.20-10.00 face to face
8.20-9.00 alkaline trio
7.20-8.00 New Found Glory
5.20-6.00 Funeral For A Friend
3.20-4.00 Rival Schools
12.20-1.00 Saves The Day • STAGE four •
9.10-10.00 Lamb Of God
8.10-8.50 In Flames
6.15-6.50 Lacuna Coil
5.20-5.55 36 Crazy Fists
4.25-5.00 Every Time I Die
3.30-4.05 Poison The Well
2.40-3.10 Evergreen Terrace
1.00-1.30 All That Remains
• STAGE five •
9.20-10.00 Bedouin Soundclash
8.20-9.00 I Am The Avalanche
7.20-8.00 Say Anything
6.20-7.00 Houston Calls
2.20-3.00 Attack In Black
1.20-2.00 Jack’s Mannequin
12.30-1.10 Ace Enders
11.50-12.20 The Riverboat Gamblers • STAGE six •
7.20-8.00 From First To Last
6.20-7.00 The Band‘>Horse The Band
5.20-6.00 The Audition
4.20-5.00 Minus The Bear
3.20-4.00 Straylight Run
2.20-3.00 Jaguar Love
1.20-2.00 Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster
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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
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