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Bluesfest Byron Bay 2016 – Day Two - March 25, 2016
Photographer:  Stuart Blythe

Live Review + Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2016 – Day Two

Review By Wanda Hill
Photos by Stuart Blythe
Bluesfest Byron Bay 2016 – Day Two - March 25, 2016 Photographer:  Stuart Blythe
Wondering around the Bluesfest site during the early afternoon on day 2, I could hear a beautiful familiar voice rising over the cacophony of sounds emanating from multiple tents. Following the voice lead me to the Crossroads stage to find Djakapurra from Bangarra singing with East Journey, an amazing band from North East Arnhem Land carrying on the tradition of Yothu Yindi. They performed new original songs that are bound to end up in the charts as well as performing Yothu Yindi favourites such as Treaty. Lead singer Rrawun Maymuru’s versatility was showcased with vocal styles ranging form traditional ceremonial song poetry, to ballads and full on rock. His song writing is appreciated world wide through songs he has written for Gurrumul. The band and dancers were truly exceptional and will be appearing at the Boomerang Dance Grounds over the next 3 evenings.
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Bluesfest‬ Byron Bay 2016 1st Artist Announcement!!

BLUES2016
It’s arrived and it’s hot off the press.

The very first artist announcement has landed and we are stoked to be bringing you the first instalment of up to 8 announcements. It’s also the earliest announcement in the history of the event!

Bluesfest’s Round 1 brings to you a perfectly crafted blend of the Contemporary and the Classic, tailored to satisfy an eclectic mix of musical palates.
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Sunset Sounds 2011 – Day 1, Live Review

Review: Lauren Sherritt
Photos: Matt Palmer
InterpolBilled by organisers as the perfect way to cap off New Year’s celebrations, Brisbane’s Sunset Sounds has become renowned for its impeccable line-ups and alluring Botanical Gardens setting. With headline act Interpol leading the charge of an impressively diverse set of artists, the 2011 festival kicked off on the muggy afternoon of Wednesday January 5th.

After a short delay at the gate (a mix-up with letting the media in probably not the kind of press that organisers had hoped for) I head straight for the River Stage to catch the first winners of the festival’s ‘Sponsor the Band’ competition Ball Park Music. Halfway through their set and the local six-piece has drawn a small but decent crowd for early in the afternoon, mixing originals and covers and making big sound for a group of not so big kids. Ending with ‘iFly’, their most well known track, the swelling audience joins in with a rousing chorus and the day is kicked off to a glorious start.
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Sunset Sounds 2011 Successful Foster Bands Charlie Mayfair and Ball Park Music

Congratulations to our foster band Charlie Mayfair for winning the Sounds Festival Foster Band competition!

  Charlie Mayfair and Ball Park Music
Added to the Sunset Sounds 2011 Line Up

Thanks to the efforts of
Rave Magazine, The Courier Mail, Scene Magazine, The Sunday Mail, Fourthousand,
Groove Magazine, Bats Magazine, Biscuit Magazine, Brisbane Times and Life Music Media

At the beginning of November Sunset Sounds came together with a bunch of Brisbane music’s most supportive media outlets, to shine the light on local artists through the Sunset Sounds Foster Band Initiative.
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SOUTHBOUND 2011 – Three Full Days, Three Nights Camping, Over 60 acts, One Festival!

Three Full Days, Three Nights Camping, Over 60 acts, One Festival!

  The summer festival season is so close we can taste it. And it tastes delicious! The prime course on this summer festival menu is Southbound , WAs only superb and sustainable music, camping and arts festival. Returning to Busselton from the 1st – 3rd January, and proudly presented by triple j, Southbound is the perfect way to bring in the new year.

We are salivating over the line up and are very very excited to bring you this audible feast. So excited, we’re serving up all the juicy acts on one huge announcement platter.

From lands far away are those pioneers of the electro-rock movement, Klaxons, bringing us new material, and New Yorkers Interpol, presenting their hotly anticipated 4th album. Joining them, are slow-burning kings, The National, and set to take it up a notch, all with new material to share are The Rapture, Hot Hot Heat and Cold War Kids.
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Sunset Sounds 2011 Line Up

Sunset Sounds’ smooth grooves and fine rockin’ tunes are warming up for this hot summer festival – back for the third year in 2011 after sell out shows the past two years running. Set under the lush green canopies of Brisbane’s magnificent City and Botanic Gardens, this gathering of superfine artists from near and far will be sure to put the rock in your roll and the funk in your soul.
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Falls Music & Arts Festival 2010 – Line Up Announcement

Falls Music & Arts Festival 2010
General Public Tickets On Sale 9am September 9th

  The Falls Music and Arts Festival jukebox is bursting with goodness, spinning inside, raring to be unleashed. Lean over and flick through because this sound machine is filled to the brim with talent from near and far that will make your skin tingle and your mind blow. Celebrating a magnificent 18 years in Lorne and 8 years in Marion Bay, here’s who’ll be lighting up The Falls stage in 2010:

The darkly atmospheric indie rock of INTERPOL (USA); undeniably iconic, unrelentingly cool, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS (USA) bringing us raw rock ‘n’ roll passion; raw and reflective, with deep musical and lyrical wonders, THE NATIONAL (USA); quite simply, one of Australia’s greatest living

rock bands, THE LIVING END; legends of rhyme, PUBLIC ENEMY (USA) performing in full their masterpiece ‘Fear of a Black Planet’ on the 20 year anniversary of its release. Continue reading

Soundgarden, Green Day, Arcade Fire head Lollapalooza 2010

Lollapalooza 2010 is set to take place from August 6-8 2010 at Chicago’s Grant Park.
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As it stands now, the complete Lollapalooza 2010 bill looks like this:

Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Phoenix, Social Distortion, MGMT, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, the Black Keys, the National, Spoon, Devo, Cypress Hill, Cut Copy, The New Pornographers, Erykah Badu, Slightly Stoopid, Grizzly Bear, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, Wolfmother, Yeasayer, X Japan, MUTEMATH, Metric, Dirty Projectors, AFI, Mavis Staples, Matt & Kim, the xx, Drive-By Truckers, Blues Traveler
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