Missed out on Splendour in the Grass tickets? It's not too late! A bunch of official Splendour in the Grass sideshows from this year's star-studded line up have been announced.
Icelandic dreamers Sigur Rós, everyone’s favourite sisters Haim, Ireland’s Two Door Cinema Club, the perfect English gentleman George Ezra, Swedish export Tove Lo, winner of the 2017 Critic Award at the Brit Awards Rag‘N’Bone Man,Pharrell Williams’ number one Maggie Rogers, English born but LA based singer-songwriter and poet Bishop Briggs and reppin’ the East and West Coasts consecutively, dreamboats LANY and baroque rockers The Lemon Twigs.
Thu 20 Jul – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Two Door Cinema Club with special guests Last Dinosaurs & The Creases
Wed 19 Jul – Metro City, Perth Fri 21 Jul – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney Tue 25 Jul – Festival Hall, Melbourne
Tue 18 Jul – Enmore Theatre, Sydney Wed 19 Jul – Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Wed 26 Jul – Metro Theatre, Sydney Fri 28 Jul – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne
Fri 21 Jul - Metro Theatre, Sydney Mon 24 Jul - 170 Russell, Melbourne
Sun 23 Jul – The Forum, Melbourne Tue 25 Jul – Metro Theatre (all ages)
Thu 20 July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney Fri 21 July – Howler, Melbourne
The Lemon Twigs
Sat 22 Jul – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney Tue 25 Jul – The Curtin, Melbourne
Thur 20 July - Max Watts, Melbourne Sat 22 July - Metro Theatre, Sydney (all ages)
Father John Mist
Sun 23 July – Metro Theatre, Sydney Mon 24 July – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne
Mon 24 July – Metro Theatre, Sydney Wed 26 July – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Fri 21 July – Festival Hall, Melbourne Sun 23 July – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Fri 21 July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney Mon 24 July – Forum Theatre, Melbourne Tue 25 July – Astor Theatre, Perth
Fri 14 July – Metro Theatre, Sydney Sat 15 July – Fat Controller, Adelaide Sun 16 July – 170 Russell, Melbourne Thu 20 July – Villa, Perth
Thu 20 July – Big Top, Sydney Sat 22 July – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne Sun 23 July – Metro City, Perth Tue 25 July – Powerstation, Auckland
As a Merry Christmas to their fans, WOMAD are releasing the Day Schedule for the 2018 festival, so give the gift of WOMAD this Christmas! The full stage schedule will be released the last week of January 2018.
The Rhythm and Vines Festival have pulled more treats out of the bag today, releasing Big Shaq, Client Liaison, Tiga and more, rounding out the bill that covers 26 international and 90 local acts from all corners of the musical world.
Summer’s most exciting music festival just got bigger - and better! The final line-up announcement for Bay Dreams 2018, with Big Shaq, SWIDT, Stickybuds, PhaseOne, Montell2099, Ruse and Lee Mvtthews all added to the bill.
Bringing together some of the city’s most impressive minds, the Puāwai Festival returns to Auckland from Monday 27 November to Saturday 2 December to champion honest and authentic representation of HIV in Aotearoa. The week full of events is timed to honour World AIDS Day on December 1.
In the mid to late 90's, when grunge began to wither away and MTV strived to find the next easy to access label to attach to new batch of up and coming rock bands, global attention started to shine on the Alt Rock scene.
The I Love The 90s Tour returns to Auckland next year March 23rd at Auckland’s Spark Arena, with a completely off the chain lineup featuring classic Hip Hop crew Naughty by Nature. Vin Rock from the Grammy Award winning rap group speaks fondly of this country and love of our people.
The Soundsplash Festival is returning to Raglan in January 2018. Local reggae favourites Katchafire are returning to feature on the bill. We sent a few questions over to lead vocalist Logan Bell ahead of the festival.
Following 2015’s Kitty, Daisy & Lewis'The Third', the sibling trio are back stronger than ever, harnessing their ability to create pop-infused soul, blues, rock n roll and a large mix of genres to perfection, in the shape of their fourth studio album, Superscope.
Kylie Price has just released her new album Bones. Last week she appeared on theNZ Entertainment Podcast, where she sang a new song I Dont Want To Go off the album while talking shop about her dream gig to play with Ed Sheeran and her Philipino roots.
Last week I caught up withPeter Hook ahead of returning down under for Australasian leg of the Joy Division and New Order Substance tour. We had a great chat about the spirit of punk, what it takes to write a book and why shows like the X-factor are so unhealthy…
Long established as one of New Zealand’s finest acts, South Pacific reggae-soul legends, The Black Seeds are set to tour the country in September, following the release of their long awaited 6th studio album Fabric, (out today - Friday September 8th).
Jacqueline Nalpant is a Booking Agent for the Paradigm Talent Agency, and is heading to New Zealand early next month where she'll be one of the speakers for the Going Global Music Summit (Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd September at Roundhead Studios, Auckland).
Since making her musical debut with her song Drift early last year, fast attracting a solid fan base and over 1 million plays across Spotify and Soundcloud in just a few months, Madeline North, better known by her musical moniker So Below, has once again blessed us with a moodier, masterful electro-pop banger, titled Ruin.
Since forming in 1998, the Antwerp, Belgium based trio Triggerfinger have long become a mainstay on the rock scene, building a solid reputation across Europe, the US, Canada and beyond, as one of the hardest-driving and sharpest dressing bands around.
Popular metalcore group Northlane are on their way to New Zealand. The Sydney band are touring North America taking in countries like Chile and Mexico as they head our way down-under next month to play Wellington’s San Fran then Auckland at the iconic Kings Arms.
Returning to New Zealand for the first time in three years, Australian metalcore band In Hearts Wake are on their way to our shores next month for a quick run of shows supporting their label cohorts Northlane.
Courtney Marie Andrews has landed in New Zealand, and set to play two concerts this week with Joe Pug - tonight at San Fran in Wellington (Wed July 19) and tomorrow night at The Tuning Fork in Auckland (Thu July 20).
Auckland two-piece Skinny Hobos, Alex Elvis and Texas Holdom, are heading on a 5 date New Zealand tour with headliners Decades, Bakers Eddy and Dead Favours. Kicking off tonight in Hamilton (July 14), the tour will also take them to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and finishes up in Dunedin.
Have you ever considered sharing your most personal experiences with the entire world? Well come this Friday 14th July, that’s what Emma Cameron, the rocking front-woman of kiwi band Decades is about to do, when they release their long-awaited full length debut album, The Truth And Other People, so we sat down with the cheerful front woman to discover just what truth this album reveals..
Whilst Sonny Landreth is a well known slide-guitar master, zydeco enthusiast and phenomenal blues legend, what you may not know about him, is that he is one of the nicest gentlemen in the entire universe.
He was always the boy next door type energy, that type of person you just always wanted to be around. From day one, Shay Taylor has always been one to break the mold and live life in such a vibrant and contagious manner, that no matter who he spoke to, they walked away feeling great!