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What a past month it has been for Australian music fans.
Splendour In The Mud was an experience to say the least, and certainly provided some character-building moments for those that danced, camped, and braved the conditions.
Despite all the rain and gumboots, it was wonderful to finally be once again lapping up some of the best artists in the world after three long years.
But if you were hoping to slow down and chill out, now is not the time to do it.
If you watched the videos of Glass Animals or Tyler, The Creator online with major FOMO, or caught that live music itch while in Byron itself, then we’ve got a few huge events you’ll want to get yourself to over the next month.
The southern hemisphere’s biggest music industry gathering and conference returns after a hiatus for its 21st birthday edition. They’ll be cramming in 182 artists across three days in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley for their most ambitious lineup.
The festival has long been touted as the best place to find the next big thing in the Australian music scene and has helped launch the likes of Flume, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Ocean Alley, and Spacey Jane into the limelight.
If you’re already in Brisbane or want to head to Queensland for the event, you won’t be disappointed and will likely come back with a new favourite artist or two. Plenty of triple j and Unearthed starlets will be on the billing, with the likes of Hope D, Teenage Joans, Death By Denim, South Summit, and Adam Newling all laying down the Aussie rock vibes.
Some of our personal favourites on the lineup that you must check out include Ghost Care, dameeeela, Dulcie, KANADA THE LOOP, Memphis LK, flowerkid, and Teenage Dads.
In addition to the live music, many of the industry’s top names behind the scenes will be in Fortitude Valley discussing the future of the Australian scene. The conference will be featuring 23 speakers, such as #MeToo movement founders and supporters Tarana Burke and Jaguar Jonez, climate activist Jake Taylor, and even ‘Friday’ star Rebecca Black.
Catch all the information here.
The inaugural SPRINGTIME festival will be held up on the Gold Coast and won’t be one you’ll want to miss. And guess what? If you can make your way to the big GC, there’s no reason to miss it either, because it’s absolutely free.
Held on the beaches and streets of Surfers Paradise, the festival will showcase homegrown artists in alternative, electronic and hip hop.
Held over three days, the Friday will feature electric sets from Hermitude and Sneaky Sound System, with hard-hitting hip-hop from JK-47, and smooth surf rock from Peach Fur. The ever-talented Thelma Plum will be headlining the Saturday, with performances elsewhere from the always energetic Ninajirachi and Haiku Hands.
The festival will be wrapped up by the Aussie rock legend Skeggs, and Alex The Astronaut belting out her new album. Expect Sunday to have some of the best Aussie indie-rock offerings with the likes of Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, The Lazy Eyes, Teenage Dads, and South Summit all taking the stage.
This one is for the bass music lovers.
If you’re craving a hard-hitting rave then UK artist collective CruCast are bringing a stacked lineup across the nation for various dates in early September.
CruCast are at the forefront of the UK underground sound, and they’ll be bringing that high-octane energy to Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth, covering all angles of bass music.
Some well-deserved head-banging, stank-facing, and finger-pointing will be happening across the country.
UK bassline masterminds, Skepsis and Darkzy will be headlining the show alongside one of the best in the drum & bass scene in Hedex who will be making his Australia debut. If that wasn’t enough to tickle your fancy, local Aussie acts such as Wa-Fu, NOY, and Ren Zukii will be opening up the block on the various dates to set the hard-hitting bass vibes.
Beats upon beats upon beats, you won’t want to miss it.
The festival founded and curated by Aussie alt-rock royalty Gang Of Youths returns for a second time, across dates in Tasmania and Queensland.
A More Perfect Union kicked off back in 2018, and now, four years later, it's promising to be twice as good with two wonderfully curated lineups by the Sydney rockers themselves.
Both shows will be headlined by Gang Of Youths, which is a treat within itself, however, Tasmania will be bestowed with the wonderfully dulcet tones of London singer Arlo Parks. Her bedroom-pop stylings have been heavily supported by triple j and will make for an incredibly intimate showing. Joining her in Tasmania are some of Australia’s brightest with Cub Sport, Gretta Ray, The Lazy Eyes, and Adam Newling all on the lineup.
Over at Sandstone Point hotel, one of the greatest voices and producers Australia has to offer in Matt Corby will join Gang Of Youths, along with the likes of Middle Kids, Budjerah, Blessed, Becca Hatch, and Romero. If you love some smooth-sounding vocals, that’ll be the place to be.
Catch all the information for these shows here.