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Falls Festival Sideshows Announced


Secret Sounds Presents
Liam Gallagher * Foster the People * DRAM * The Kooks * Jungle * Everything Everything * Flint Eastwood

Summer festivals are ramping up, New Years Eve planning is underway, and today Secret Sounds are excited to announce a string of Falls Festival Sideshows in Melbourne & Sydney to soothe your NYE hangover and ease you into 2018!

With the Lorne and Byron legs of the Falls Festival selling out in a record 30 mins, and Marion Bay and Fremantle rocketing home at unprecedented speeds, we are happy to give fans another chance to see their favourite artists this summer… presenting international Britpop icon and notoriously entertaining Liam Gallagher, LA’s dance floor-filling indie rock trio Foster The People, and Queen B approved hip-hop artist DRAM.

LIAM GALLAGHER
Presented by Secret Sounds
Making his debut solo appearance down-under with one of the most iconic voices in popular music history, Liam Gallagher has returned in true form with a slot at Glastonbury Festival, a sold-out underplay tour across the UK and Ireland, and an emotional performance at One Love Manchester. His forthcoming debut solo album As You Were confirms that he is as much of a legend now as he ever was, with lead single Wall of Glass already clocking up over 11 million streams on Spotify in just under two months. Lending his voice to a myriad of sing-along tracks as front man of Oasis, including classics like Live Forever, ‘Morning Glory, Wonderwall, and now with new solo material under his belt, get your vocal chords prepped and ready for a show you wont want to miss!
Thu 04 Jan 2018 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Fri 05 Jan 2018 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne

FOSTER THE PEOPLE
Presented by Secret Sounds and Handsome Tours
LA trio Foster The People burst onto the indie scene with their massively popular and infectiously catchy single Pumped Up Kicks, which led them to take home a Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Song as well as Grammy, BRIT, NME and Teen Choice Award nominations. Since then they have been filling dance-floors worldwide with headline tours and slots at some of the biggest international festivals including Lollapalooza, Glastonbury and Coachella. Now the sun-drenched Californian outfit return to Australia, this time bringing their third record Sacred Hearts Club along for the ride, featuring hit single Doing it for the Money.
Thu 4 Jan 2018 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Fri 5 Jan 2018 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

DRAM
Presented by Secret Sounds
With a name short for Does Real Ass Music, 29-year old singer, songwriter and producer DRAM will be making his Australian headline debut early next year. Coming in hot off the back of the release of his debut record Big Baby D.R.A.M. and his chart-topping massive single Broccoli (featuring Lil Yachty), which has amassed over a whopping 396 million streams on Spotify, the world initially took notice with his breakout hit Cha Cha, including Beyoncé herself. Lending his trappy-go-lucky vocals on collaborations with Chance the Rapper, Gorillaz, Erykah Badu, SZA and Calvin Harris, the US hit maker will be hitting the stage after an extensive US headline tour as well as performances at SXSW, Coachella and Austin City Limits.
Fri 5 Jan 2018 – 170 Russell, Melbourne

Please see below for details on our other sideshows below:

THE KOOKS (presented by Secret Sounds and XIII Touring)
Wed 3 Jan 2018 – Festival Hall, Melbourne
Fri 5 Jan 2018 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

JUNGLE (presented by Secret Sounds)
Wed 3 Jan 2018 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Sat 6 Jan 2018 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne

EVERYTHING EVERYTHING (presented by Secret Sounds)
Wed 3 Jan 2018 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Fri 5 Jan 2018 – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne

FLINT EASTWOOD (presented by Secret Sounds)
Thu 4 Jan 2018 – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney
Fri 5 Jan 2018 – Curtin Hotel, Melbourne

http://www.secretsounds.com/sideshows/fallsfestival for details

Catfish and The Bottlemen – Australian Headline Shows – January 2015

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Welsh indie rockers Catfish and The Bottlemen have announced headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne around their national tour supporting The Kooks.

This will be their first visit to Australia. With their current single Cocoon currently on high rotation on triple j, they’ve also had several of their singles premiered on Zane Lowe’s iconic “Hottest Record In The World” segment, and garnered play listing on Radio 1. In recent times they’ve performed at over thirty international festivals including Reading & Leeds, Latitude and Governors Ball in NYC gaining a high reputation for their explosive live shows.
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The Kooks – Australia Tour Announced – January 2015

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Chugg Entertainment and XIII Touring can confirm that Brit-pop revivalists, The Kooks, will be returning to Australia for their most monstrous tour of the antipodes to date. Starting in Perth on Saturday 17th January at the Belvoir Amphitheatre, the tour then takes in Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Tuesday 20th January, Brisbane’s Riverstage on Friday 23rd January and wrapping things up at Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne on Saturday 24th January.
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Announcing Sunset Sounds Festival – Brisbane 7th and 8th January 2009

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Australia’s hottest summer festival line-up heads north to infuse Brisbane in sonic goodness at Sunset Sounds this January. With tickets to The Falls Festival well and truly sold-out, fans need not despair as the cream of the crop have just been confirmed for a frolic in the park at Sunset Sounds. Brisbane’s Botanical and City Gardens will play host to this summer soiree over two blissful evenings as Sunset Sounds crafts its own stunning and spacious home by combining the Garden Stage in the Botanic Gardens and the Riverstage in the City Gardens. Whether you are enjoying a summer break or an après work beverage with a sound track to shake to, kick start your 2009 on January 7th & 8thin super fine style.
Bringin’ it on Wed 7th: monochromatic, dapper suited gents of THE HIVES (Sweden); hip-shakin’, smokin’ sets of THE CAT EMPIRE; burgeoning Brighton brood, THE KOOKS (UK); power-pop maestro’s, TEGAN AND SARA (Canada); the shimmy-tastic classy purveyors of modern Rhythm & Blues that have re-written the Dictionary of Funk & Soul, SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS (USA); unchartered brilliance of GOMEZ (UK); bewitching voice of SOKO (France); mixed palate of classic gypsy pop from YVES KLEIN BLUE
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Layin’ it down Thu 8th: Super sharp guitar stabs & exhilarating live show from great Glaswegian’s FRANZ FERDINAND (UK); dance-a-holic, shambolic interludes of THE GRATES; 24 carats topped with bling from Brooklyn’s own dance movement, SANTOGOLD (USA); blissed-out, good vibes of DONAVON FRANKENREITER (USA); bluesman ASH GRUNWALD; straight from the dust-bowls of the 1930’s comes countryfied-blues troubadour CW STONEKING; bright and catchy melodies of quirky indie-pop 3-piece, I HEART HIROSHIMA
When: Wed 7th & Thu 8th January
Where: Sunset Sounds combining the Garden Stage in the Botanic Gardens and the Riverstage in the City Gardens, Brisbane QLD
Tickets: First release Friday 3rd October with 1 night tickets $89+b/f, 2 night tickets $129+b/f available from Ticketmaster7 . 18+ event.
More Details: www.sunsetsounds.com.au

Byron Bay Arts & Music Festival, Belongil Fields, 7-8 Jan 2009

Now “Sunset Sounds” in Brisbane on the 7th and 8th of January 2009… Click HERE for details.

***** The Byron Bay Arts and Music Festival Resurrection Delayed *****

It is with great disappointment that the Byron Bay Arts Crew announces The Byron Bay Arts and Music Festival will not happen this summer. 

The festival, which originally ran from ’94 to ’96 and was organised by a collective of local arts & music enthusiasts, was due to be resurrected next January but hit regulatory hurdles. Despite securing a fantastic line-up; overwhelming support amongst the Byron Bay

community; and positive early indications from the local council, the organiser’s self-imposed deadline for obtaining final approvals for the venue expired last week. Whilst it is common for major events in Byron Bay to proceed without final approvals until only weeks before the event, organisers were uncomfortable with the level of risk given the significance of the line-up and organisation going in to the event.

With tickets due to go on sale later this month, organiser’s felt that cancelling the event was intensely regrettable yet the most responsible decision. The Byron Arts Crew are hopeful of resurrecting the festival in the future as it provides an important showcase opportunity for local music and arts as well as much needed entertainment to a vastly expanded Byron Bay population over summer. Organiser’s also wish to extend a sincere thank you and apology to the many people who have been part of the event as well as those who eagerly anticipated its return.

Music lovers need not despair as it has been confirmed that the majority of the bands will be coming together at a new Brisbane show presented by The Falls Festival – Sunset Sounds – More details announced shortly!

———- Original Announcement Below ————-
In sweet anticipation of longer days and soulfully warm nights comes a mid-Summer feast for the senses as we announce a bounty of wondrous acts from the local, domestic and international stages alike, to share in all the glory of the return of the great Byron Bay Arts & Music Festival, 2009.

The Byron Bay Arts & Music Festival will be served on the 7 & 8 of January 09, at Belongil Fields.

FRANZ FERDINAND (UK) / THE HIVES (Sweden) / THE CAT EMPIRE / THE KOOKS (UK) / THE GRATES / GOMEZ (UK)
FAKER / TEGAN AND SARA (Canada) / DONAVON FRANKENREITER (USA) / SOKO (France) / JIMMY WILLING AND THE REAL GONE HICK-UPS / DUBSHACK / GHOST MOUNTAIN / TIJUANA CARTEL / SARA TINDLEY