Festivals in Australia

  1. Australia's Good Vibrations Festival Yanks 2012 Edition

    March 23, 2012 11:21 AM EDT Australia's Good Vibrations is the latest festival swept-away by the country's saturated market. In a statement, Good Vibrations' promoters Jam Music says the show will be "rested" for 2012, citing competitive demand for a ...

  2. Kanye West Playing Fewer Dates as Australia's Big Day Out Downscales

    November 14, 2011 1:40 PM EST It's almost three months until the Big Day Out rolls on for another season, but the famous Australasian festival brand has already had an action-packed week. Ken West, newly confirmed as BDO's sole-promoter, has announced that Kanye West ...

  3. Odd Future Dumped From Festival Over 'Homophobic' Lyrics

    November 04, 2011 8:10 PM EDT Hip-hop collective Odd Future has been dropped from the lineup of the Big Day Out's Auckland, New Zealand date after promoters faced pressure from local activists over the group's homophobic lyrics. The Auckland City Council, which owns ...

  4. Can Australia's Overheated Festival Market Continue?

    August 02, 2011 11:23 AM EDT Maybe, just maybe, there is some growth left in the Australian festivals market. It's a theory being tested by the team behind the resoundingly successful Soundwave event, a hard rock and metal event which has grown into a five-date national ...

  5. Australia's Homebake Fest Off In 2010

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One of Australia's best-recognized festival brands Homebake will skip a year, the apparent victim of a headliner shortage. Australia's super-competitive festivals market is experiencing a dearth of top-shelf international and domestic ta ...

  6. Heatwave Hits Sydney's Big Day Out

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Paramedics treated approximately 1,900 festival-goers during the Sydney leg of Big Day Out festival this weekend as a heatwave blasted Australia's biggest city. Temperatures tipped 40-degrees Celsius on both days of the festival, which took p ...

  7. Huge Demand For Sound Relief Tickets

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australia's Sound Relief concerts sold more than 100,000 tickets after going on sale today (March 4), raising upwards of $7.5 million Australian ($4.8 million) for the country's main bushfire and flood appeals. The March 14 concerts will ...

  8. Australian Music Prize Nominees Unveiled

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Drones, the inaugural winners of the Australian Music Prize in 2006, are back in contention for this year's event. A long list of 25 finalists has been unveiled from the 200 entries received for the Amp 2006, which honors outstanding crea ...

  9. Big Day Out, eBay In Aussie Legal Stoush

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Australian music festival Big Day Out and online auction house eBay are heading for the Federal Court in Sydney on Dec. 23. eBay is taking legal action against BDO over its new anti-scalping ticket policy, in which it now states tickets sold-on &q ...

  10. Aus Fest Adopts Anti-Scalping System

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Having booked its strongest international line-up to date and enlarged its capacity, Australia's Splendour In the Grass outdoor festival has this year initiated a new ticketing system which is intende Having booked its strongest international ...

  11. Aus Fest Adopts Anti-Scalping System

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Having booked its strongest international line-up to date and enlarged its capacity, Australia's Splendour In the Grass outdoor festival has this year initiated a new ticketing system which is intende Having booked its strongest international ...

  12. Aussie Fest Battles Cyber-Scalpers

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Promoters of the Australian festival Splendour in the Grass are threatening legal action to deter scalpers on the Internet. MELBOURNE, Australia -- Promoters of the Australian festival Splendour in the Grass are threatening legal action to deter s ...

  13. Aussie Fest Battles Cyber-Scalpers

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Promoters of the Australian festival Splendour in the Grass are threatening legal action to deter scalpers on the Internet. Promoters of the Australian festival Splendour in the Grass are threatening legal action to deter scalpers on the Internet. ...

  14. Aussie Fest Battles Cyber-Scalpers

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Promoters of the Australian festival Splendour in the Grass are threatening legal action to deter scalpers on the Internet. Promoters of the Australian festival Splendour in the Grass are threatening legal action to deter scalpers on the Internet. ...