Tag: Australian

NME Festival blog: King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard release third live album to fundraise for Australian wildlife

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard have released a third live album to raise funds for Australian wildlife charities. This third recording of two Brussels concerts, captured October 8-9, 2019 at Ancienne Belgique, joins the two live albums the prolific psych rock group released on January 10 in their first fundraising effort. Those were recordings […]

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NME Festival blog: Gerry Cinnamon to join Liam Gallagher on upcoming Australian tour

As you were. Gerry Cinnamon is to join Liam Gallagher as a special guest at several shows on the latter’s forthcoming tour of Australia. The ‘Belter’ singer will join the Oasis icon at Brisbane’s Fortitude Musical Hall on Friday December 6, before continuing at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Monday December 9. A final performance with […]

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NME Festival blog: Rolling Loud Festival offers free tickets for life to Australian teen who egged right-wing politician

They’re trying to find #eggboy on social media Rolling Loud, one of Hip-Hop’s largest festivals, has offered free tickets for life to an Australian teen who egged a right-wing politician. The video of the incident, which you can watch below, went viral with the teen soon becoming known #Eggboy on social media. The incident occurred […]

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NME Festival blog: Here’s why Australian Spider-Man’s death was cut from ‘Into The Spider-Verse’

Co-director Rodney Rothman said he “nearly got fired” for adding the character in the first place The co-director and co-writer of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has explained why the death of Australian Spider-Man was cut from the final movie. Into The Spider-Verse, which was released in cinemas last month, is an animated adventure that sees […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Why are men at Australian music festivals wearing the same shirt? | Nadine von Cohen | Fashion

Fashion has been integral to music festivals since Woodstock, and festival dressing around the world tends to exemplify the trends of the times. When I started going to festivals, it was all petticoat dresses, Pennywise T-shirts and seasonally inappropriate velvet. These days it’s short shorts, floral playsuits and culturally appropriated tribal headwear. This cultural codependence […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: The Evolution of the Australian Dance Music Scene

EMC Executive Producer Jane Singo has been involved in the live events industry for almost 25 years, having worked as a dancer, event promoter, manager, and agent before starting work with EMC back in 2012. Initially curating and hosting a delegation from Asia to attend EMC, Jane was given the reins of Conference Programmer before […]

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NME Festival blog: Australian festival organisers apologise for Nazi slur directed at Holocaust survivors’ granddaughter

The woman had complained about the lack of female artists on Bluesfest’s line-up Organisers of Australian music festival Bluesfest have apologised to the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors after using a Nazi slur in a response to her. The first line-up announcement for the 2019 edition of the Byron Bay festival was made last week (July […]

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The Guardian festival blog: First ever pill-testing trial at Australian music festival | Society

Pill testing will be trialled for the first time at an Australian music festival, in a move that advocates say will reduce drug-related harm. Revellers at Canberra’s Groovin the Moo festival will be able to have their illegal drugs tested for harmful chemicals by STA-SAFE, an independent consortium of health groups, without the threat of […]

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NME Festival blog: Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and Australian Chamber Orchestra announce new vinyl release

Their 2014 collaboration, ‘Water’ is getting released for the first time. The Australia Chamber Orchestra has announced that it will be releasing a new vinyl with Radiohead‘s Jonny Greenwood. They collaborated together on ‘Water’ in the orchestra’s Sydney studio after Radiohead’s Australian tour, back in 2013. Greenwood then travelled to India for further inspiration. ‘Water’ was […]

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