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LILY ALLEN to headline Splendour In The Grass sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney

Lily_AdmatIn the country to headline Splendour In The Grass, Frontier Touring has confirmed that the sharp-witted and ever-talented Lily Allen will be treating Melbourne’s Festival Hall and Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion to headline shows this July!

No stranger to Australia, Allen’s It’s Not Me, It’s You World Tour reached Australian shores in 2009 and she performed to packed crowds on the main stage of the Big Day Out Festival the following year. Four years down the road and with a brand new album in tow, Allen will be performing her biggest Australian headline shows to date and lucky ticketholders are in for a treat.
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CARO EMERALD debut single ‘BACK IT UP’ [Video]

Check out the ‘BACK IT UP’ video clip below!

  “New Orleans… 1951… a bar full of genius players – double dealing, sweet talking players with more on their mind than numbers – converge where the hustlers lay on the sugar thicker than the cheap wine that flows in the back rooms of the gambling halls. Eyes shift to the white girl who is obviously lost, or from out of town. And as soon as the timpani plays and she grabs the microphone, her voice moves from pariah to Princess of the Pleasure Dome. A coincidence? No, not really…”

‘Back It Up’ is the sound of swapped glances across a crowded dancefloor. It’s the sound of a party that begins late and carries on until the sun rises. It’s a song about dancing, flirting and a declaration of independence. With her debut single, Caro Emerald announces herself with the sort of sassy, whipsmart pop that will have the likes of Lily Allen and Mark Ronson pricking up their ears. Her smouldering vocals update the classic Americano sound with a contemporary sheen and suggestive lyrics over a melting pot of sounds and influences – yet the sound is entirely, inimitably that of an exciting new artist.
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BIG DAY OUT WRAPS UP FOR 2010

It was our biggest year to date, cities selling out faster than ever before. Eighteen years since our inception (and, unbelievably, over 100 shows later) 40,000 music fans headed to Perth’s Claremont Showgrounds today, in order to catch the hottest names in music – and bringing the 2010 leg of the BIG DAY OUT to a triumphant close.
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Review: BIG DAY OUT Gold Coast 2010 – BDO

Review: Hannah Collins

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[Archive Photo: Stuart Blythe]
  An introduction to BIG DAY OUT out need not be overdone. We can outline the usual journey to the venue, the mass of colourful crowds milling around the stages and the blistering heat of the scorching Australian summer, complimenting those in their BDO attire. With all of the following making continual appearances, Mexican hats, BDO coolers and an array of prominent band shirts, BDO 2010 marked the beginning of a new decade of international music in superbly fine form.

Kicking off the Australian BDO roller coaster, that will set up tents in near every capital city in the country and twice in Sydney this year, the leg begins with a line up of mammoth proportions at one of the only places that surf lifestyle, trip hop beats, ghetto tricks and divine diva’s meet our very own rock and roll sub culture.
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Sydney BIG DAY OUT 2010 (Day 1 wrap)

The summer heat was in full swing, but that didn’t stop punters from soaking up killer sets today, enjoying the first of two sold out Sydney BIG DAY OUTs. Capping off the show with an absolutely spectacular fireworks and fire cannon finale, the entire arena of Sydney Showground was lit up, as the BDO celebrated the eve of our 100th show.

With seven BDO’s taking place across the nation (today’s show following on from successful events in Auckland on Friday 15th January, and the Gold Coast on Sunday 17th January), a sold-out crowd of 53,000 music fans kept their cool despite the soaring temperature. Making the most of the free water fountains and water stations across the BDO site, festival-goers took in 70+ acts hailing from both Australia and beyond, proving yet again why the BDO is Australia’s premier live music festival.

UK trio MUSE headlined with an amazing set that had to be seen to believed – even inviting JET’s Nic Cester up onstage for a rendition of AC/DC’s “Back In Black”. LILY ALLEN seduced the crowd on the Orange Stage, while punters headed indoors to keep cool with SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO, GIRL TALK and CALVIN HARRIS in the Boiler Room. The Silent Disco also provided a reprieve from the heat.

Aussie artists showcased yet again why they rival the biggest overseas names when it comes to live music. The TEMPER TRAP lit up the Green Stage with a huge singalong to “Sweet Disposition”, while hip-hop kings the HILLTOP HOODS nailed it over on the Orange Stage.

In addition to the music, the BIG DAY OUT showcased a collection of visual art, including: sculpture that comes to life, progressive street art, film, and photography.

The fireworks and fire canon spectacular took place shortly after Muse left the stage. The BDO reaches a mammoth milestone tomorrow, with the second sold-out Sydney event – taking place Saturday 23rd January – marking our 100th BIG DAY OUT show.

St Johns Ambulance Commander, John Merlino reported that the majority of treatments across the day were heat related, including dehydration, exhaustion and sunburn. Despite this, figures were down on last year’s event.

Tomorrow’s show (Saturday 23rd January) is expected to be another scorcher with an early evening storm predicted. Organisers urge everyone attending to take the necessary precautions to ensure they have a happy and safe day.

Please keep hydrated by drinking lots of water, apply sunscreen before you arrive, and keep applying throughout the day. (Free sunscreen is available from the St Johns.) We strongly recommend you wear a hat.

>From Sydney, the BIG DAY OUT travels to Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. The line-up features some of the biggest names in the music world including MUSE, LILY ALLEN, DIZZEE RASCAL, PEACHES, KASABIAN, GROOVE ARMADA and many, many more.

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Gold Coast Big Day Out wrap up

Kicking off the 2010 Australian leg, the BIG DAY OUT landed in the Gold Coast today – the BDO making its first stop in what will be a seven-leg series across the nation. A sold out crowd of 55,000 music fans headed to the Gold Coast Parklands to enjoy balmy summer conditions and top-notch performances, with over 65 acts from Australia and across the globe showcasing their talents.

Hailing from Devon in the UK, English trio MUSE proved just why they’re one of the best-loved visitors to our shores, headlining with a killer set that included hits such as “Supermassive Black Hole”, “United States Of Eurasia” and “Resistance”. Fellow Brit LILY ALLEN wowed fans with her spicy set, taking to the Orange Stage in the afternoon donning sunglasses and a sequined leotard. Earlier in the day Passion Pit and Kasabian revved up the crowd, while grime star Dizzee Rascal sent everyone bonkers. Over in the Boiler Room, CALVIN HARRIS, SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO and GIRL TALK got punters moving, with GROOVE ARMADA closing the night with a dance-floor frenzy.
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News: BIG DAY OUT 2010 – THIRD ROUND OF ACTS ANNOUNCED

Summer has begun, the New Year is just around the corner, and so is the BIG DAY OUT! We’re thrilled to let you in on the final artists who will be touring with the BIG DAY OUT in 2010 plus the local acts taking to the stage in each city.

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LILY ALLEN announces Big Day Out Sideshows

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  She’s brash, she’s bold, she’s magnificently mouthy, she’s the one and only LILY ALLEN and she’s bound to be the talk of the Australian summer in 2010. She’s our favourite pop queen and with all BIG DAY OUT concerts now sold out, here’s your last chance to experience royalty.

A rebellious national treasure in her British homeland, ALLEN has been adopted Down Under too, her second album It’s Not Me, It’s You owning the charts in 2009 and going three-times platinum along the way.

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SYDNEY BIG DAY OUT 2010 SOLD OUT!!

SYDNEY BIG DAY OUT 2010 SOLD OUT!!

Last week we announced the initial line up for Australia’s biggest touring festival, the BIG DAY OUT 2010. The stellar line up features some of the world’s hottest artists such as Muse, Lily Allen and Dizzee Rascal along with Australia’s perennial favourites Powderfinger, Eskimo Joe and Grinspoon to name but a few.

This morning the SYDNEY BIG DAY OUT went on sale and has officially SOLD OUT in
minutes!!
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 14 September 2009

Australian artists continue their reign on the ARIA Singles & Album Charts

In another huge week for Australian artists, Guy Sebastian spends a further week on top of the ARIA Singles Chart with “Like It Like That”. It becomes his second-longest running No.1 single after his initial career hit “Angels Brought Me Here”, which spent three weeks straight at the top in December 2003. Jimmy Barnes continues his domination of the ARIA Album Chart, achieving a second week at No.1 with “The Rhythm And The Blues” and notching up a solo tally of thirty-one weeks at the top of the chart. This is equal to Delta Goodrem‘s total, with John Farnham the only Australian artist ahead, accumulating a massive forty-seven weeks on top of the chart over eight albums.
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Bob Evans To Support Keith Urban On His Australian ‘Escape Together World Tour’ – December 2009

BOB EVANS TO SUPPORT KEITH URBAN ON HIS ‘ESCAPE TOGETHER WORLD TOUR’

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[Photo by: Stuart Blythe]
  Chugg Entertainment and EMI Music are excited to announce that Bob Evans and his full band will open for Keith Urban on his “Escape Together World Tour” which begins in Melbourne on Saturday December 12 and will be the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.

The two-hour, high-energy concert event starts in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 12 December, before travelling north to Wollongong’s WIN Entertainment Centre on Monday 14 December. Next on the itinerary is Sydney’s Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 16 December before finishing up in Keith’s home state, performing at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Friday 18 December. Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

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ARIA Chart News, w/c 7 Spetember 2009

Rock legend Jimmy Barnes creates ARIA Chart history

For the first time since May last year, Australian artists take out the top spot on both the ARIA Singles and Album Charts. Guy Sebastian lands the No.1 position on the ARIA Singles Chart with “Like It Like That”, his fourth chart-topping single, making him the only Australian Idol participant to have achieved such a feat. This is the 19th ARIA #1 single to feature an Australian Idol contestant in the six years since the start of the series. In the history of the ARIA charts, Kylie and Delta are the only Aussies with more chart topping singles than Guy, with a tally of ten and eight respectively.
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 31 August 2009

David Guetta holds at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart as The Black Eyed Peas return to #1 on the album chart

David Guetta holds on to top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart for the third week running with his first ARIA No.1 single “Sexy Bitch” (feat. Akon), just managing to hold off Guy Sebastian, who’s single “Like It Like That” moves up two places to No. 2 this week. Blasting back into number one position on the ARIA Album Chart this week is The Black Eyed Peas with “The E.N.D.”, the album returning to the top of the chart for the first time since debuting there twelve weeks ago.
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 24 August 2009

Aussie lads Short Stack take out top spot this week’s ARIA Album Chart with their debut album “Stack Is The New Black”, knocking Michael Jackson from the number one position and becoming the fourth Australian act to top the album chart this year. Their single “Sway, Sway Baby” came close a month ago when it debuted at number two.
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 17 August 2009

David Guetta achieves his first Australian No.1 single this week with “Sexy Bitch” (featuring Akon), knocking The Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” off the top of the ARIA Singles Chart after a record-breaking seven week stretch. Guetta appears twice in this week’s top 10, with his former #6 single “When Love Takes Over” (feat. Kelly Rowland) jumping four spots to #7. It’s Akon’s second number one single following “Lonely”, which spent three non-consecutive weeks at the top in 2005. “Sexy Bitch” also takes out the No.1 spot on the ARIA Digital Track Chart this week.
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