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New Zealand's Bay Dreams Festival lineup is a tease of this year's all-Australian festivals

The New Zealand festival often shares artists with Australia's summer festivals, and this year's just-announced lineup comes with some hints.

6 days ago

WAM announce Song Of The Year 2020 nominees, virtual awards night

The award ceremony - which aims to highlight West Australian talent - is stacked with local brilliance.

12 days ago

Never forget The Spice Girls harassing a homeless man in the ‘Wannabe’ video

‘I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want? That homeless guy’s hat!’ - Baby Spice, probably.

17 days ago

It's official: Splendour In The Grass has canned its 2020 event, rescheduling to 2021

After first postponing to October, the festival will now celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2021, with as much of the original lineup as possible.

1 month ago

Don't have a heart attack, but could Faker be getting back together again?

It's been a long drought since Faker last released something new, but could that be changing?

1 month ago

SOTA Festival are going all-digital in 2020, and here are the deets

Featuring a lineup including some of WA's best musicians, the festival will stream online this WA Day, a.k.a. Monday June 1st.

1 month ago

Every song on triple j next week will be by request. It's not going to end well.

Obviously doubting the shittiness of the internet, triple j are about to play a whole lot they've been actively avoiding playing.

2 months ago

Our happiness is slowly creeping back as Powderfinger announce one-time charity gig

The group will stream a performance from their respective home studios next weekend, with all proceeds going to charity.

2 months ago

Alert your Dads, because it looks like Powderfinger is making a comeback

The band will celebrate ten years since their split this November, and this September marks 20 years since their break-out record... What could it all mean?

2 months ago

Huge: Falls Festival 2020/2021 is going to feature an all-Australian lineup

As a response to COVID-19's tightening restrictions in Australia, Falls Festival 2020/2021 is gonna be all local - and it's great to see.

2 months ago

Gordi curates mid-week Isol-Aid international edition, feat. Asgeir, Shura + more

Over the last week, some of Australia's most brilliant names have come together on Instagram Live in support of live music. Now, it's going global.

3 months ago

Isol-Aid 2.0, Bridget Hustwaite's Stay In and more ways to support music this week

In the face of the live music sector's most trying times in generations, people are stepping up to fill the blank and keep things moving.

4 months ago

Introducing the Pilerats Patreon, a new home for Pilerats exclusives

It's a weird time at the moment, so Pilerats is launching a Patreon to help keep things chugging and keep the content coming.

4 months ago

A touring bingo rave with Nikki Webster and Rebecca Black in 2020's most cooked event

What more can you want that a high-energy bingo rave, hosted by Alex Dyson, and featuring two of the 2000s' most decisive pop queens?

4 months ago

WAM's Fair Play Report paints a picture for women in West Australian music

The report, which analyses the place of women, trans and non-binary music industry workers, is released alongside International Women's Day.

4 months ago

Southern River Band, Demon Days + more: Meet your In The Pines 2020 lineup

The West Australian live music favourite returns to Somerville Auditorium on Easter Sunday, April 12th.

4 months ago

FYI: POND are doing a one-off Perth show in April before they start their new album

They'll be joined with long-time favourites of the Australian rock world, Children Collide.

5 months ago

Truth, Hypnotech + more: Meet your Wide Open Space Festival second lineup

Joining headliners in Sampa The Great, Briggs and OPIUO, Wide Open Spaces' second lineup explores the underground of dance and hip-hop.

5 months ago

Short Stack announce a big reunion tour because what year is it? 2009?

The Stack is back this July, playing theatre shows with fellow cult heroes Between You & Me.

5 months ago

Sorry folks, but that Tame Impala x Gorillaz collab is probably not happening

That photo that popped up overnight depicting Gorillaz riding their buggy through the cover art of Tame Impala's Currents? Fan-made.

5 months ago

San Francisco, here's your bloody disco: Dom Dolla announces a huge AU tour

The Australian producer is revelling in his newfound success, giving his home country a victory lap of a tour this May.

5 months ago

Sets On The Beach expands nationally for FISHER's AU Beach Party Tour

Get ready to be losin' it around the country this Autumn, with a lineup stacked top to bottom with house and techno favourites.

5 months ago

Shia LaBeouf's next film may be based on the life of Kevin Abstract

The script, which appeared online overnight, "follows a Texas teen as he struggles with identity, finding meaningful relationships, sexual fluidity, and his direction in life."

6 months ago

Tame Impala have just announced a huge AU/NZ arena tour for this April

Led by Kevin Parker, the band will be doing a homecoming trip around the country in support of their latest record, the forthcoming The Slow Rush.

6 months ago

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