Ice Cube Australia Tour 2023

Hip hop heavyweight Ice Cube leads a contingent of West Coast legends on an Australian tour next March. Ice Cube unites with Cypress Hill and The Game in an unmissable triple-headliner hitting Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane. Promising large-scale production, the shows will see three of the biggest names in hip hop grace the stage…

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Bluesfest Expands To Melbourne And Perth In 2023

Bluesfest will be coming to Melbourne and Perth in 2023 for the first-time ever. It’s a monumental expansion for the iconic festival, which has traditionally taken place in Byron Bay since 1990. Lucinda Williams, Buddy Guy, Ash Grunwald, The Doobie Brothers, Robert Glasper and Kaleo are among the bustling two-day line-up for Bluesfest Melbourne at…

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Bluesfest Adds Beck Acoustic Show To 2023 Lineup

Eight-time Grammy Award-winner Beck makes his Bluesfest debut in 2023, performing his critically acclaimed, intimate acoustic show. Beck is the 50th artist to be announced for the 34th annual Bluesfest next year, joining the likes of Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams and many more in Byron Bay over the…

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The Black Crowes Australia Tour 2022

American rock legends The Black Crowes will tour Australia in November, playing their debut album ‘Shake Your Money Maker’ in full, along with a selection of classic hits. The Black Crowes released ‘Shake Your Money Maker’ in 1990, gifting the world songs like ‘Hard To Handle’, ‘She Talks To Angels’ and ‘Jealous Again’. Their upcoming…

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Roadies Retreat Fundraiser Concert Review October 2022

It was an evening of mateship and music at the Roadies Retreat fundraiser concert held in Brisbane over the weekend (22 October). A vibrant crowd braved torrential rain to show their love and support for Roadies Retreat, a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing care and support services for Australian production personnel experiencing financial and personal…

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Lights On The Hill Memorial Convoy

The annual Lights On The Hill Trucking Memorial and convoy took place over the weekend of 1-2 October, honouring the lives given to keep Australia moving. Without trucks, Australia stops. Thousands of hardworking truckies take to the road every day, travelling countless kilometres to deliver essential goods across the country. Unfortunately, not all of them…

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Bluesfest Is Welcoming Back The World In 2023

Words: Matt Innes Bluesfest has released their opening round line-up announcement for 2023, welcoming back international acts for the first time in four years. It’s Bluesfest’s biggest-ever opening line-up, featuring more than 40 bands and artists from Australia and around the world, with more to come as the festival approaches. This massive opening salvo brings…

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In Tribute: Judith Durham and Olivia Newton-John

Words: Matt Innes The Australian music industry is mourning two beloved icons this week with the passing of Judith Durham AO and Olivia Newton-John, both leaving behind their own remarkable legacies as powerhouse trailblazers. As the frontwoman for folk-pop quartet the Seekers, Judith Durham helped pioneer the international expansion of the Australian music industry during…

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SWNDFEST 2022 REVIEW

With Michael Kennedy & Kaysha Louvain As festivals all over the world finally emerge from enforced hibernation, MADCAP Global SWND Music’s SWNDFEST took place recently in Wales, bringing a colourful line-up of artists to the music-loving locals of Swansea. MGS Music was approached by a UK/US record label called Sound X 3 who manage LA…

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