Even among dismal announcements for Australian festivals in recent weeks, there is still hope for the national live music scene with the announcement of Beyond the Valley, which will take place on Phillip Island over December 30th and 31st starting this year.
The line-up is expected to be announced sometime next month, but the video below should give some idea to the style of the event. The free-born Native American-style costumes and modern soundtrack by British electronic duo AlunaGeorge hints to the event targeting the young, typically Triple J-listener market overlooked in recent years by the failing Big Day Out.
Perhaps Beyond the Valley reflects an attempt to fill the huge hole left by BDO’s departure, for 2014 at least. We’ll have to wait until the lineup is announced before we decide where BtV stands in the Australian festival scene, but we’re very excited nonetheless.
The deep house dubbed Disclosure duo have announced side shows to their headline spots in Sydney and Melbourne on the Listen Out bill. Disclosure brings a fresh approach to an amalgam of voguish club styles and if you haven’t had a listen, check the vid below because they defiantly pack a punch worth you consideration!
DISCLOSURE SIDE SHOWS
SYDNEY | Tuesday 1st October @ The Hi Fi – All ages show
Tickets from oztix.com.au or thehifi.com.au
MELBOURNE | Wednesday 2nd October @ Prince Bandroom, Prince of Wales
Under 18s | 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Over 18s | 10:00pm – 1:00am
Tickets available through princebandroom.com.au, Prince Public Bar and all Oztixoutlets.
LISTEN OUT 2013 DATES AND VENUES:
SYDNEY | Saturday 28th September @ Centennial Park, 2pm-10pm
PERTH | Sunday 29th September @ Ozone Reserve, 2pm-10pm
MELBOURNE | Saturday 5th October @ Observatory Precinct, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, 2pm-10pm
BRISBANE | Sunday 6th October @ Cultural Forecourt, Southbank, 2pm-10pm
Melbourne born David Norris aka Dizz1 is one of the most dedicated artists in the Australian music industry. He has been active for 10 years both here and internationally, divulging his skills in drumming and creating complex rhythms and beats live. As a DJ he has showcased his amazing skills on the turntable and as a solo producer, released his tracks on radio stations such as the BBC Radio 1 and renowned labels like Rush Hour. His sound covers all aspects of electronic beat music, and complex hip hop bass.
Get ready fellow Aussie festies! Strawberry Fields Festival have just released their line-up for this year, and it’s a beauty!
Don’t let the festival title throw you off! It may sound like more of a country music festival but Strawberry Fields actually packs quite a punch with EDM artists, and this year is no disappointment! For it’s 5th Anniversary, the festival has quite an impressive first round line-up including some long awaiting artists including:
Nosaj Thing Carl Craig Moodymann Extrawelt Day.Din Finnebassen Microtrauma Kink DjRUM John Tejada Liquid Soul GMS Riktam and Bansi Sascha Braemer Collarbones Willowbeats Antix Zenon 10 Years
With this line-up, the festival are expecting a sell-out crowd of over 7000 people this year and who could blame them? With a jam-packed line-up in one of the most stunning natural environments that Melbourne has to offer, we would it expect it too!
A special release of early bird tickets are available via the website, so get in quick!
Melbourne boys ‘World’s End Press are getting ready for their upcoming tour. The tour will take them around Australia promoting their upcoming album and new single off their LP’s Single ‘To Send Our Love’. The tour kicks off in Brisbane July 20th and ends August 15th in Sydney.
Melbourne Underground, the dance music promotions team, has jumped on board of Matty Lincoln & Mandas’ collaboration titled ‘Melbourne Sound.’ A track that raves about the ‘best city in the world’ and drops the bass like no other is sure to have you ready for the weekend, even if it’s only Monday!
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