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Music: 2018 Splendour in the Grass Lineup Announced

The line-up for Splendour in the Grass 2018 has been released.

Headlined by Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and Vampire Weekend, the line-up also features other big names such as Khalid, Franz Ferdinand, CHVRCHES, Miguel, MGMT, SAFIA, Angus and Julia Stone and many more. They will perform in July over three days at North Byron Parklands for the festival, which is in its 18th year running.

Out of 101 acts announced in the lineup, 43 contain female members. Find the full lineup at the bottom of this post.

Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, April 19 at 9am. Camping option is also available at the Splendour site. For more information, visit Splendour In The Grass’ website.

Splendour in the Grass 2018 Full Lineup:

Kendrick Lamar
Lorde (only AUS show)
Vampire Weekend (only AUS show)
Khalid (only AUS show)
The Wombats
Hilltop Hoods
CHVRCHES
Miguel
Girl Talk (only AUS show)
Angus & Julia Stone
Gang of Youths
Franz Ferdinand
MGMT
Ben Howard
Dune Rats & Friends
James Bay
PNAU
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
The Avalanches DJ set
Chromeo
DMA’S
Ball Park Music
Henry Rollins (only AUS show)
SAFIA
The Jungle Giants
Lil Xan
Methyl Ethel
Amy Shark
The Bronx
Ocean Alley
Carmada (L D R U & Yahtzel)
DZ Deathrays
Lord Huron
Middle Kids
Hockey Dad
Towkio
Cub Sport
Touch Sensitive
Sampa The Great
Dean Lewis
Skegss
Albert Hammond Jr
Mallrat
Marmozets
Alex Lahey
Riton & Kah-Lo
Jack River
Superorganism
Anna Lunoe
Lewis Capaldi
All Our Exes Live In Texas
Alex The Astronaut
Yungblud
Crooked Colours
Nina Las Vegas
Soccer Mommy (only AUS show)
Elderbrook
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Tim Sweeney
Stella Donnelly
Bully
Baker Boy
Wafia
No Mono
Waax
Angie McMahon
West Thebarton
Eves Karydas
G Flip
The Babe Rainbow
Haiku Hands
Didirri
Alice Ivy
Amyl & The Sniffers
Ziggy Ramo
Fantastic Man
Lo’99
Human Movement
Manu Crook$
Kasbo
Madam X
Andras
Alta
Ara Koufax
Two People
B Wise
Made In Paris
Jensen Interceptor
Woodes
Teischa
Antony & Cleopatra
Muto
Elk Road
triple j Unearthed winners (TBA)

Plus…

Mike Gurrieri
Love Deluxe
Lauren Hansom
Poolclvb
Godlands
Nyxen
Emma Stevenson
Ebony Boadu

Event: Doug Stanhope in Sydney

American stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope is coming to Sydney as part of his 2018 Australian Tour.

With gigs in Cremorne and Cammeray, Stanhope will be serving his brand of acerbic social commentary. He will also be performing in Hobart, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.

Tickets start from $69. For more information, visit Doug Stanhope’s website.

Friday, April 13, 8.30-11.30pm | Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, 380 Military Road, Cremorne

Saturday, April 14, 7-10pm | North’s Auditorium, 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray

Music: Jet Comes Back with ‘Get Re-Born’ National Tour

Aussie rock band Jet is coming back with a national tour to celebrate the 15th anniversary of its debut album, Get Born.

Titled Get Re-Born, the tour will go from May to June and cover seven cities: Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.

“We’re really excited to play Get Born in full for the first time ever,” the band said. “The idea of playing this album and celebrating 15 years since began our journey is something that’s very special to us, and we can’t wait to get out there and see old friends again, and meet plenty of new ones as well.”

To kick off the tour, the band played a free gig in Melbourne’s AC/DC Lane on Tuesday.

Get Born sold over 6 million copies, earning the band 8x Platinum in ARIA Charts. The band disbanded in 2012 and reformed back four years later.

To complement the tour, Jet will also release the album Get Born: Live at the Forum in May.

The tour tickets, starting from $69.90, will be released for sale on Monday, March 19, 10am. For more information, visit the LiveNation website.

NEX, Newcastle | Tuesday, May 29

Enmore Theatre, Sydney | Thursday, May 31

UC Refectory, Canberra | Saturday, June 2

The Tivoli, Brisbane | Monday, June 4

Metro City, Perth | Thursday, June 7

Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide | Saturday, June 9

Forum Theatre, Melbourne | Monday, June 11

Event/Exhibition: Australian Tattoo Expo, Sydney

Interested in the art of tattooing? This weekend, don’t miss out on this event.

Celebrate and learn more about the body art from the best people in the business – meet the industry’s most talented artists, research different tattoo genres, trends and techniques, or get inked on the spot! Featured experts include Dylan Weber (Atlantis Tattoo Studio), James Strickland (Seven Tattoo Studio, Los Angeles) and Tater Tatts (Impact Tattoos).

Adult tickets start at $35. For more information, visit the Expo’s website.

March 9-11, 10am | International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour

Music: Kesha Postpones Australian Tour, Cancels Bluesfest Appearance Following Knee Injury

Kesha has cancelled her upcoming Byron Bay Bluesfest appearance and postponed her Australia / New Zealand tour due to a knee injury.

After falling during a concert in Dubai on February 9, the singer tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her knee and had to undergo surgery and rehabilitation.

“I have to follow my doctor’s orders and undergo surgery today to repair my torn ACL so I can get ready to give it my all on my Summer tour and beyond,” Kesha said in a statement two days ago.

 

Bluesfest confirmed that Kesha will no longer be performing at the festival in the Easter long weekend.

Organisers of Kesha’s Australian tour, which was previously set to begin in March, said the new dates for the shows “will be announced in the near future”.

Music: Paramore Announces 2018 Australian Tour

Get excited – Paramore is coming to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane for its 2018 ‘Tour Four’ Australian Tour.

With their new album After Laughter, the pop rock band will kickstart their 2018 tour across Europe before making their way to Australia in February, followed by New Zealand and the Philippines. Other than vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York, the tour will also feature drummer Zac Farro who rejoined the band earlier this year.

Tickets will go on sale starting Wednesday, November 15, 12pm local time.

Melbourne: Rod Laver Arena, Thursday, February 8

Sydney: Qudos Bank Area, Friday, February 9

Brisbane: Riverstage, Sunday, February 11

Sydney Architecture Festival 2017

The Sydney Architecture Festival is running for its 11th year this year with talks, workshops, tours and more all focused around our heritage, homes, futures and what we’re at risk of losing in this century. This year it’s going to be even more focused with the festival’s hub being set at 1SPQ for Western Sydney University (Parramatta), which stage 1 in one of Australia’s biggest urban renewal projects.

Here is a general overview of what you can expect from the festivities:

29th Sept – Party, Party, Party!

The launch party will last from 5-9pm, departing from Wharf 7, King St Wharf.
and arriving at the Peter Shergold Building.

30th Sept – Talks, Tours and Exhibitions

Finding Sydney’s “Missing Middle” Exhibition will be running from morning til afternoon at the Peter Shergold Building from 30th Sept to 1st Oct. Those wanting to learn more about mosques should check out the 9:30-1:30PM talk and tour of the Punchbowl Mosque (lunch included) and there’s also Walk, Talk and Draw Parramatta departing from the Peter Shergold Building at 12:30PM.

1st Oct – Digital Placemaking and
Platform Urbanism

This is a live podcasting event where we’ll meet the future of digital placemaking, and the impact of blockchain’s smart contracting on architecture worldwide. Can cities be platforms for distributed innovation? Register for your place to find out!

2nd Oct – World Architecture Day Oration

Kristien Ring is an architect, curator and author, her interdisciplinary studio, AA PROJECTS, deals with future oriented urban planning and architecture. During this talk she’ll present a citizen-led housing model that could make housing 20-30% more affordable than the present prices.

Event/Exhibition: 2017 Meredith Music Festival

Meredith Music Festival is back in its 27th year, and it promises a three-night event to remember.

The Supernatural Amphiteatre will host a vast range of musicians, including Todd Terje and The Olsens, Total Control, Silence Wedge, Warpaint, !!!, Japanese Breakfast, Noname, Kikagaku Moyo, The Senegambian Jazz Band, Rings Around Saturn and more to be announced soon.

While subscriber ticket ballot has closed, store and online tickets will be available starting next week for $375.20. For more information, visit Meredith Music Festival’s website.

December 8-10 | Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith

Music: Ben Folds is Coming Back to Australia with ‘Paper Aeroplane Request Tour’

Ben Folds is coming back to Australia next year for his solo shows.

The Paper Aeroplane Request Tour will visit Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart as well as Auckland in February 2018, with a Melbourne date to be announced soon.

Each concert will take form of a two-part piano show. In the first half Folds will play his best hits from Rockin The Suburbs to Way to Normal and beyond, while in the second half the audiences will write their requested songs on a paper plane and fly them to the stage for the troubadour to select randomly and play. That’s right – you get to decide what Folds will play at the night.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday. For more information, visit Ben Folds’s website.

Brisbane: February 4 | The Tivoli

Sydney: February 6 | Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

Canberra: February 8 | Canberra Theatre Centre

Adelaide: February 9 | Festival Theatre

Perth: February 11 | Chevron Festival Gardens

Hobart: February 13 | Theatre Royal

Event/Exhibition: Celebrate Studio Ghibli Showcase, Australia

Love yourself some Studio Ghibli flicks? Well, good news – the animation house’s complete catalogue is coming to Australian cinemas.

The showcase features all 22 films from Ghibli, including the popular My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, the seldom seen Ghiblies Episode 2, and the first ever to be screened in Australia, Ocean Waves.

The opening night of Celebrate Studio Ghibli Showcase also promises an event to remember, as ticket holders can get an opportunity to win special A1 print by award-winning artist Shaun Tan.

The showcase will run from August 24 to September 20 at select cinemas across the country. For tickets and more information, visit Studio Ghibli’s website.