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It’s no secret that large outdoor music festivals have taken a battering over the past four to five years, not only from the ravages of Covid but through the vagaries of our weather and the effects of climate change. We’ve seen events in Victoria cancelled because of extreme heat and bushfires, as was the case […]

Sober Dance Music Festival Xstatic Wonderland

What do your typical plans on a weekend? For many, in a country admittedly robust in alcohol consumption, the idea of the Largest Sober Dance Festival – Xstatic Wonderland might lack in appeal. But instead of liquor, think creativity, inclusion and... yoga trance drum group magic and maybe even some bubbles, of the soapy kind. The […]

Sydney Rock ‘N’ Roll & Alternative Festival Returns To Marrickville

By Amber Griffin If you love music and being in the centre of all the action then Marrickville is where you’ll want to be on Sunday, March 20. On its ten-year anniversary, the Sydney Rock ‘N’ Roll & Alternative Festival continues to capture the heart of Sydney’s alternative culture and live music scene. Situated at […]

Full Tilt Festival Cancelled

Full Tilt Sydney, which was due to be held on Saturday February 27 at Bella Vista Farm has been cancelled due to the New South Wales' Government's decision to extend their current Public Health Order COVID restrictions by a further month. With these restrictions being extended, Full Tilt Festival cannot proceed in Sydney despite exhausting all possible options to ensure […]

Alice Ivy’s 5 Favourite Spots To Eat In Sydney

Musicians and performers have been hit hard over the past couple of years. Many have been in able to tour or perform, and just as they thought things were slowly returning to normal along came Omicron. Thankfully this coming Australia Day a bunch of Aussie musicians will finally have an opportunity to perform at the Summer […]

King Street Carnival postponed, again

Newtown's three-day music and arts festival, the King Street Carnival, is the latest victim of the Omicron outbreak sweeping New South Wales. This marked the second time the festival has faced a delay, with organisers saying on Instagram "we don't feel that now is the right time to be bringing large crowds into the local community." […]

Sonic Truth – Addi Road opens the vault and releases a music festival

By MARK MORDUE “I don’t want to be the rock ‘n’ roll guy anymore. I want to be the healer.” Bartley Melocco speaks like a man with a purpose. There’s a lot of pride and amusement around his past as a roadie and production rigger. But Bartley changed direction in life long ago and became […]

Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival – Mahalia Barnes

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease and live music slowly comes back to life in Sydney and wonderful new event championing the fantastic female artists in our city is set to return in the coming weeks. The Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival (SIWJF) is a yearly highlight on the live music calendar, but will be […]

Electric Gardens 2020

To celebrate its 5th Anniversary this Saturday the Electric Gardens festival is brining its biggest and most diverse lineup yet. Half a decade of cutting-edge producers and world-class DJs will be celebrated in Sydney's shining Centennial Park. This year's iteration of the festival will be headlined by acclaimed UK artists Craig David. Also on the […]

Illawarra Folk Festival 2020

Perennial favourite Eric Bogle heads a great lineup of around 150 international, national and local acts as the Illawarra Folk Festival celebrates its 35th anniversary later this month. The annual four-day event, which is the State’s largest folk festival, will be held at Bulli Showground and begins next week. The Illawarra Folk Festival is just […]