Festival Review: WOMADelaide 2016 (Part 2) – Sarah Blasko + Ladysmith Black Mambazo + Marlon Williams – Botanic Park (13.03.2016 – 14.03.2016)

The physical and emotional hits kept coming for the last two days of WOMADelaide 2016. The heat would not relent, and while watching Quarter Street send the crowd into a salsa frenzy on Monday, sweat accrued in places that it is not natural for sweat to accrue. Thankfully, the crowd didn’t mind. In fact, they…

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Festival Review: WOMADelaide (Part 1) – Violent Femmes + Wasted Wanderers + The Strides – Botanic Park (11.03.16 – 12.03.16)

A festival like WOMADelaide is not for the faint hearted. I suppose no festival is, really. But WOMADelaide is different. Other music festivals take a lot out of you physically, I was prepared for that. What I wasn’t ready for, was the rollercoaster of feels you get moving from soulful dirges into rocking blues into…

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Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: The Midnight Specials (A Creedence Revival) – The Capri Theatre, Adelaide (26.02.16)

It’s difficult to know what to expect from a tribute band. You’re enticed by the idea of hearing all of your favourite songs. You attempt to remain objective, understanding that it’s a tribute, not the real thing. Yet somehow, you’re always a little bit disappointed that it doesn’t sound like the originals. Or should I…

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The party continues at Mt Duneed Estate as RÜFÜS, Bloc Party, Disclosure and more wrap up day three of Falls Festival in Victoria

As a way of preparing the crowds for the 38 degree New Year’s Eve still to come, the Falls Festival at Mt Duneed reached scorching levels during its Wednesday programming. Acts who should’ve had larger turnouts (GCJ, Ngaiire) bore the brunt of it, with punters opting to stay at camp until sunset or aim for…

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