We’re at the tail end of what has been an enormous year for Australian music.
While many Aussie artists are already planning for a MASSIVE 2023, there’s still plenty of ridiculous and exciting news that has reached our sunny shores.
Get comfy, grab a V, and let’s get into it.
Fred Again.. Aussie tour sells out in minutes
This one is not surprising at all.
Perhaps the most in-demand electronic artist in the world right now, UK producer Fred Again.. has sold out his Australian tour in a matter of minutes.
Having steadily risen to the top of the game over the past few years by releasing heartfelt bangers, club-ready dancefloor fillers, and putting on some of the most energetic DJ sets known to man, Fred Again.. is ready to headline Australia.
The producer announced his first headline shows Down Under at Forum Melbourne and Sydney’s Enmore Theatre for shows in February to coincide with his Laneway tour.
And for anyone that tried to get tickets, you know just how difficult that was. Everyone needed a quick V to down and refresh after that stress.
They sold out in minutes, wild.
But hey, for us that were lucky enough to get tickets we are in for a mammoth night.
And if you didn’t get tickets yet, Fred is set to tour the country as part of the Laneway festival, which already has a stellar lineup and still has tickets available in every city.
Laneway has been stellar for years, and to have Fred Again.. on the lineup only makes it that more tantalising.
Flume drops the most ridiculous Like A Version yet
We need a V Refresh after this one.
This video has been on repeat for many Australians after the icon Flume put out perhaps the most ridiculous triple j Like A Version yet.
When you get as big as the producer is you can really do whatever you like.
This one dropped last month but we’re still reeling from it, and to be honest, it’s still making us quite sweaty.
Flume stepped into the triple j studio to perform a Like A Version of Bag Raider’s ‘Shooting Stars’ alongside Toro y Moi.
And straight ridiculousness ensued.
Between Flume’s deadpan delivery of simply pressing play on a CD, then getting on the sax, before the Chestbrah and some huge-looking lads step into frame to workout and get their muzz on - it’s straight up a meme.
The best part though is that it’s bloody brilliant regardless.
Aussie culture at its finest.
Fatboy Slim announces Australian tour
ANNOUNCING 🌈 Revered DJ and prolific producer @FatboySlim is bringing 'Y'all are the music, we're just the DJ's' tour to Australia!— Frontier Touring (@frontiertouring) November 17, 2022
Frontier Member presale: Wed 23 Nov at 2pm local time
Tickets on sale: Fri 25 Nov at 2pm local time
🎫 https://t.co/WR7AyV2ltR pic.twitter.com/NMxwEvghfj
One of the most iconic party starters and vibe-bringers of all time, Fatboy Slim is coming to our shores for some huge headline shores in April and May 2023.
You’d find it hard to find any Aussie that doesn’t get down to ‘Praise You’, ‘The Rockafeller Skank’, ‘Right Here, Right Now’, or ‘Eat. Sleep, Rave. Repeat’.
He was last here before the pandemic, so expect plenty of us to have some pent-up party energy that needs to be released.
His anthems and dancefloor presence have moved ravers and partygoers through four different decades so expect a spectacle driven by the pure energy he injects into his performance.
He’ll be playing in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, and Perth for his first trip back in over three years.
And while Australia may be heading into the cooler months around that time, there'd be no better way to get the heat pumping than getting yourself into a field full of energetic vibes and dance-loving punters.
Might just get the party kick-started early with a few cans of V to make sure we have all the energy we need going in.
It’s Hottest 100 voting season
While the triple j Hottest 100 may be over a month away, now is the time to get your thinking caps on and look back at what has been a stellar year for Aussie music.
Hottest 100 voting usually opens around mid-December and runs until mid-January, so this right here is your reminder to not be that person that leaves it to the last second.
Scroll through your most listened-to of the year and get your list of 10 together to submit.
Who will take it out this year? Will it be a local legend like Flume, Spacey Jane, or even Gang Of Youths?
Or are we looking at some of the biggest international tunes of the year to top the chart? We’re talking about Steve Lacy’s ‘Bad Habit’, Eliza Rose’s ‘BOTA’ or Gorillaz’ ‘New Gold’.
We all know how much we Aussies love an underdog, so really anything could happen.
We’re expecting a result as tasty as a pineapple and watermelon refresh.
The build-up is half the fun, so with voting season upon us, it’s time to get excited.