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Hanson are bopping their way downunder!

The funky teenage trio responsible for the song ‘MMMbop’ are back on the scene this year with their latest single ‘Get The Girl Back’.

First shooting into fame in the 90’s, where they had teenage girls screaming and swooning, they are now back all grown up and ready to conquer the pop-music industry again. August will be a big month, with the tour kicking off in Brisbane and ending in Auckland, the first time the three will visit New Zealand!

Hanson are set out to perform a mixture of the classics such as ‘MMMbop’ and the new hits from the album ‘ANTHEM’. The album presents the feel of old school R&B meeting AC/DC- a truly exciting mix.

The tour dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday 5th August 5 @ The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+)
  • Wednesday 6th August 6 @ Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast (18+)
  • Friday 8th August @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
  • Saturday, August 9 @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne (All Ages)
  • Tuesday, August 12 @ HQ, Adelaide (18+)
  • Friday, August 15 @ Metropolis, Fremantle (18+) Sunday, August 17 @ Powerstation, Auckland (All Ages)

Tickets go on sale from April 9 2014 on so get in fast! To watch their new video for ‘Get The Girl Back visit their YouTube

Source via MTV

Big Day Out set home up in New Zealand

The Big Day Out has found a new home in New Zealand. This is very exciting news for many exciting music fans, who supposedly fare-welled the festival for good.

Reports have revealed that the Big Day Out plan to set up home in the central city suburb of Grey Lynn for the next 5 years. There will be 3 stages and space for up to 50,000 spectators. The festival is granted for one day a year, on Friday, with the event open to the public at 11 am until 11pm.

The next event is expected to be held in January 1014 January 2014.

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Source: tvnz.co.nz/entertainment-news/big-day-granted

The Top 15 Epic Festival Locations

There is nothing better than going to a festival that presents a line up of great standout performers. We as Australians love all types of music, in saying that, we produce festivals that will cater to all types of music such as the Big Day Out, Splendour in the Grass and the Future Music Festival. There are so many festivals around the world, we as Australians are not aware off. Here are the 15 epic festival locations you need to plan your next holiday around.

15. Echo Festival, Croatia
14. Golden Plains Festival, Australia
13. Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival, France
12. Meadows In The Mountains Festival, Bulgaria
11. Rhythm and Vines, New Zealand
10. Mysteryland, Chile
9. Taico Club, Japan
8. Ultra Music Festival, Croatia
7. Coachella, USA
6. Fuji Rock Festival, Japan
5. Tomorrowland, Belgium
4. Exit Festival, Serbia
3. Hideout festival, Croatia
2. Sasquatch! Festival, USA
1. Burning Man, USA

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More Female DJ’s Needed?


Wellington’s music industry is wide open for females to come in and clean up, the director of New Zealand’s first DJ course says.

Shan Chng-Rawiri, who started the Certificate in DJ Music at Whitireia nine years ago, says this is the first year he has not had a female in the class.

“Having girls, even just in the class, learning and stuff . . . they come to the table with a completely different mindset” he says.

When there are females in the course, he says they tend to come out on top.

Debbie Hunt, a 2009 graduate of the course, has been working in clubs all over Wellington since she finished at the top of her class.

Going by alias “DJ Debbie D“, the 30-year-old says she is one of only a few female DJs in the city.

“I don’t think many females have given it any thought. There are a lot of guys in the industry.”

She does not find her gender to be a disadvantage; in fact, she says, it is a drawcard to be one of few women DJing in Wellington.

“My main skill is I know what people want, when they want it. I can’t explain it, it’s female intuition.”

Chng-Rawiri says the clubbing industry, which caters mostly to women, would benefit from having more female DJs.

From what I can see, they bring a lot more soul and they know what the girls likeChng-Rawiri says.

He started the Certificate in DJ Music at Whitireia because he wanted to “capture the growing industry and put some standards in place”.

“There are so many people out there wanting to DJ now.”

It is the first DJ course in the world with tertiary credits.

Chng-Rawiri wants to see more women in the industry.

“The industry definitely needs more females. Especially a country like New Zealand [and] a city like Wellington, the industry is wide open for the right female DJs to come in, take over and show some of these guys what’s up.”

Hunt would also like to see more women getting involved.

“It really is the best feeling in the world when you are doing it, when you are in control of the crowd. You are the reason people are in that club. You can’t really beat that.”