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Big Pineapple Music Festival

Written by on 29 May 2018

26 May, Big Pineapple Music Festival Welcome to the sunshine state, a place of wanderlust and the lushest scenery. The Big Pineapple Music Festival was back, and yet again, held far more than a number of stages and various stellar artists. The crowds we’re rolling in and EVERYBODY was ready to party. Through the entrance [...]

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Groovin The Moo – Maitland

Written by on 30 April 2018

28 April, Maitland Showground Ahhh Maitland, the regional sibling of Newcastle, boasting so much scenic beauty, heritage buildings and a ripper lunch buffet at the East Maitland Bowlo. For 364 days of the year, this quiet country community goes about their days in peace… until late April rolls around. This year, on 28 April, the [...]

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Bad Friday Part 2 – The Return Of Sticky Fingers

Written by on 3 April 2018

30 March, Bad Friday Easter is based around the concept of resurrection in Christian belief. This Easter long weekend however, I experienced a different kind; though not without its own kind of religious or mythological undertones. One involving a Newtown band who, following suffering (the media's favourite catchphrase) "internal issues" and widely publicised controversy, ended their [...]

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Bad Friday – Part 1

Written by on 3 April 2018

30 March, Bad Friday As I walked into the Marrickville Block Party known as Bad Friday, I felt an undeniable feeling of eagerness and excitement for the day ahead of me - a feeling that seemed to radiate throughout every punter who turned up on the day. There were a lot of factors contributing to [...]

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Aidan McLaren On: The Hills Are Alive Festival

Written by on 21 March 2018

Who would run a music festival? While the opportunity to curate your own artists, share the love with friends and have one huge weekend party a year all seems very enticing, the logistics of running a festival in this country are huge and risky. As they enter their tenth year, The Hills Are Alive festival [...]

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Written by on 16 March 2018

9 – 12 March, Botanic Park, Adelaide If you are a musician or any person interested in music then you have to go to WOMADelaide. Now, I am known for not being much of a player when it comes to the cool game. I don’t really care that much if someone thinks it’s too commercial, [...]

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Secret Garden

Written by on 27 February 2018

24 - 25 Feb, Downes Family Farm There are three main criteria to organising a good music festival. 1) Choose a picturesque, but accessible setting that allows for an immersive experience. 2) Hand-pick an artist line-up that gives the audience a little bit of everything. 3) Provide the audience easy access to food, drink and [...]

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