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Live Review : The Gum Ball 2016 – Dashville – Hunter Valley, NSW Australia

Review by Natasha Wyborn
The Gum Ball 2016 - Dashville - Hunter Valley, NSW Australia Photographer: David Jackson
Walking into The Gum Ball for the very first time I admit I was unsure what to expect. Rain poured and lightning threatened to end the Friday evening before it even began. Looking around I saw all walks of life from hippies to couples as straight as an arrow and even a mermaid yes you hear right. The common link between all parties was calm, peace and tranquility. I must say from the outset this is the perfect family festival, kids were everywhere and very welcome. There were plenty of activities to occupy them as well. From skateboard ramps to open puppet theatre this was a very clever addition.
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El Grande Festival 2014 lineup announced!


el grande 2014The wildly successful El Grande Festival returns for a 3rd go-round in Central Queensland, this time at Bojangles Nightclub, Gladstone. Dead Letter Circus heads up a MASSIVE day of rock, roots and hip hop presented by HotFM CQ, Southern Cross Ten and The Observer.

The change in venue for the festival was required after the previous two events sold out and required a larger space to accommodate Dead Letter Circus and the 25 acts playing on the day. Limited Physical Tickets will be available only for pre-sale through Last Wave Watersports and Anthony Breed music store for $40 or online at elgrande.oztix.com.au for $40 + Booking Fee.
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BRISBANE GETS A NEW MUSIC EVENT – Track & Field – June 4th, 2011

  Track & Field is a brand new boutique music event taking over Brisbane’s Old Museum on Saturday, June 4. Featuring the cream of local talent, the line up includes indie-popsters Last Dinosaurs and Ball Park Music, party starters The Belligerents and Mitzi as well as DJ sets from Hungry Kids of Hungary, The John Steel Singers and The Honey Month.

Track & Field is the brainchild of artist managers Ben Preece and Stu McCullough that sits between a club night and a festival. “Ben and I had been kicking the idea around for a while now, and both liked the idea of a boutique event that happened a few times a year, instead of the one big event at the same time and location every year. The idea is

to make it feel like a regular warehouse party. Kind of like you and your friends taking over an interesting space every 3-4 months” outlines McCullough.
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Double Pass Giveaways: RADIO STAR @ The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne – 21 April 2011

RADIO STAR @ The Evelyn, Melbourne – Double Pass Giveaway!
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  RADIO STAR are playing a super fun gig at The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne on Thursday, 21 April 2011 – the night before good friday! AWESOME!!

Helping us out are some totally sweet amazing bands that’ll make your collective heads explode…
They include:

The super catchy and super blissful tunes of THE BELLIGERENTS hailing all the way from BRISBANE! YEAH!
The ‘psychedelic post-jungle surf hymns’ from the TOMAKI JETS YEAHx2!
And of course the super sexy and super intelligent FUN HAPPY SOUNDS from the INDIGO KIDS YEAHx3!
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The Belligerents Debut EP Release and National Tour – March/April 2011 [Tour News]

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  Explosive Brisbane five-piece The Belligerents are set to take their dance frenzied, disco-pop live show on the road for a national tour in March and April to celebrate the release of their much anticipated debut EP Less Arty More Party.

In 2010, the band infused the hearts and dancing shoes of audiences; supporting acts such as Metronomy (UK), Neon Indian (USA), Breakbot (France), Yacht Club DJs, The Paper Scissors and DZ. They blew the minds of festival revellers holding their own alongside the likes of Little Red, Shout Out Louds (Sweden), Regurgitator, Miami Horror, The Jezabels, Dappled Cities, Urthboy, Parades and the John Steel Singers.

The boys have played countless mind-blowing sets on renowned stages and at house parties – occasionally invoking partial nudity. Also in the midst of this wild year, the band got creatively intimate with Brisbane producer Timeshare at Temple Street studio and recorded a deeply charismatic four track EP. Channelling inspiration from Foals, The Rapture and Talking Heads, The Belligerents have crafted an entrancing musical work of art suitable for any party.
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