Pile News

The Pilerats News Room machine, sometimes serious, sometimes silly, always stuff.

WA Premier Mark McGowan: "I think [pill testing] could actually risk lives."

While WA has largely dodged festival deaths, the heat on our politicians to introduce pill testing is still on.

5 days ago

Toto's Africa will play 'for eternity' in Africa because memes and solar power

Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf is using solar energy and speaker stacks to create a 24/7 loop of Africa forever.

5 days ago

Brace yourself for clashes: Here are the Falls 18/19 set times

Plus, a couple of great Australian names join the bill in Marion Bay and Lorne.

1 month ago

Cardi B doing an ASMR interview will definitely make you feel something

Something to get you...ready (?) for her upcoming Origin Fields headline.

3 months ago

Skegss, Wafia, WAAX and more: Meet the Aussies flying our flag at SXSW '19

The Austin-based mega-festival has announced is mammoth first billing, with a bunch of Aussie artists leading the charge.

3 months ago

Linda Marigliano and Dylan Alcott are hosting a new live music TV show on ABC

Titled The Set, the party will kick off October 31 with guests such as Angus and Julia Stone, Vera Blue, Ball Park Music and The Presets lined up already.

4 months ago

FOMO Festival announce FOMO By Night Perth 2019, led by Rae Sremmurd

The east-coast festival will be bringing a slice of the line-up to WA for the first time, with a bunch of west-coast favourites added too.

4 months ago

WA wants to make it harder for people to whinge about noise when they move near pubs/clubs

The State Government is proposing new rules to protect venues in entertainment precincts.

4 months ago

AMEX are pumping $1million into Australian music, and you could score some for yourself

The first six winners of the grant have just been announced.

4 months ago

Demon Days, T$oko, Feels, more added to free WAMFest line-up

The plethora of WA-based talent joins Spacey Jane, Sly Withers and more at the multi-venue festival, which will take place in early November.

4 months ago

Queens Of The Stone Age are rocking a free DJ set in Perth this Wednesday night

After their Perth Arena show, at a bar that's not even open yet.

4 months ago

Spacey Jane, Sly Withers, FOAM lead WAMFest 2018 line-up

Highlighting the best of WA music, this year's festival will take place over two days in November.

5 months ago

Good Things Festival burst out the gates with a stellar debut line-up

Aiming to fill the gap left by Soundwave, the newest addition to our festival circuit is led by The Offspring, Stone Sour and more.

5 months ago

Chance The Rapper is in a pizza werewolf movie called Slice and it looks batshit crazy

We're getting big 80s throwback vibes and digging it immensely.

5 months ago

Here's all the deets for the newly-rebranded Origin Fields 2018

Including your dates, line-up, ticket sales and a whole heap more.

5 months ago

Exclusive: Stream Perth duo Miraud's weird, wonky and wonderful debut self-titled album

The meeting of a couple of very talented young minds makes for a special new release.

5 months ago

BIGSOUND finish off their 2018 line-up with G Flip, Austen and more

Plus, new guest speakers, more party details and a whole lot more.

6 months ago

Origin Festival upgrades to 2 days and a new central location

Perth's biggest NYE soiree just got even bigger.

6 months ago

Didirri, No Mono, RAAVE TAPES lead BIGSOUND second line-up announce

Also hitting up Brisbane in September are HANDSOME, Arno Faraji, Demon Days and a heap of others.

6 months ago

WAM is bringing the Girls Rock! Camp to WA

Taking place mid-January of next year.

6 months ago

Skepta announces east-coast Listen Out sideshows

The UK grime superstar will be doing some 'uge headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne this September.

7 months ago

BIGSOUND 2018 adds Paul Kelly, Dave Ruby Howe, more in second announcement

BIGSOUND 2018 runs in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley on September 4 to September 7.

7 months ago

Violent Soho, Tkay Maidza, Ball Park Music + more announced for Brisbane Festival '18

Also announced on the line-up are names such as Methyl Ethel, Touch Sensitive, Meg Mac, Polish Club and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

7 months ago

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