Splendour in the Grass line up revealed; Kendrick Lamar, Lorde and more to perform

One of Australia’s premiere festivals – the one and only Splendour in the Grass – announced its line up for 2018 and man, is it stomper. There is a slew of international and local talent locked into perform at the North Byron Parklands this July including Kung Fu Kenny himself, Kendrick Lamar. Lamar joins the likes of Lorde, Miguel, CHVRCHES and Girl…

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Live Review: Sigur Rós leaves Melbourne crowd in a haze of emotional euphoria after Margaret Court Arena show

Margaret Court Arena on Thursday night looked very different to the Margaret Court Arena on Wednesday night. Gone was the disco ball that hung over LCD Soundsystem’s stage; in its place was a full lighting production and screens on to which brilliant computer-simulated visuals would eventually project. We are here for Sigur Rós and we…

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Live Review: Hypnotising as ever, Banks’ return to Melbourne kept The Forum under her spell

For Melbourne music fans, Splendour sideshow week is like Christmas, the abundance of exciting international artists hitting the city is like no other, Banks at The Forum being a particular standout on the schedule. Opening the evening was Zimbabwe-born, NZ-raised rapper TAPZ who revelled in the eager early-comers converged on the floor. Recent single “Run…

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Interview: Royal Blood talk a disdain for encores & becoming seasoned touring musos

Continuing our interview coverage from our time with Royal Blood in Sydney recently, Mike and Ben talk more on the development of their live shows and preparing for some of their biggest festival appearances yet, notably CalJam alongside Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. “I think with another 10 songs that we get to play, obviously the set is going…

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Festival Photos: Splendour in the Grass (Day Three) – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay (23.07.17)

The third and final run of programming for Splendour weekend 2017 saw the likes of Sigur Rós return to the North Byron Parklands – this time taking to the Amphitheatre Stage – while some Aussie favourites in Client Liaison and Kirin J. Callinan provided standout moments of the day and evening. With LCD Soundsystem on hand for everyone to dance themselves…

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