Festival News In Brief: BIGSOUND, Splendour, Falls
– An additional 50-plus acts have been announced for this year’s BIGSOUND Live, the live component of September’s BIGSOUND industry conference/talkfest in Brisbane. Joining the likes of Eagle & The Worm, Adalita and Jonathan Boulet are The Vasco Era, Gossling, Mike Noga, Thundamentals, Andy Bull, Velociraptor, Lanie Lane, Belles Will Ring (pictured), Numbers Radio, San Cisco, The Paper Scissors, Ben Salter and Papa Vs Pretty. This year's event – to be held from September 7-9 in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley live music precinct – will feature 80 acts across two nights in eight venues. Tickets are $55 on sale now through OzTix. For more information and the full line-up click here.
– Splendour in the Grass kicks off this weekend in Woodford, Queensland – and if you’re not cashed-up enough to be there, Virgin Mobile are streaming performances from a selection of acts including Kaiser Chiefs, Elbow, The Vines, Cloud Control and The Vaccines. The streams will be available on July 31 from Virgin’s YouTube channel, or via the free Splendour in the Grass app if you’re using a mobile phone. There will also be live stream parties in Melbourne (Bimbo Deluxe), Sydney (Beach Road Hotel) and Perth (The Rosemount Hotel). More details here.
– The Falls Music & Arts Festival drip-feed continues, with the addition of 12 more acts. Aloe Blacc, Dan Deacon, emma louise (no capitalisation required – kids these days…), Josh Thomas, The Kooks, Lanie Lane, Metronomy, Missy Higgins, Nouvelle Vague, Pnau, The Jim Jones Revue and Young MC will join Fleet Foxes, J Mascis and Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the New Year’s festival in Lorne, Victoria (December 28-January 1); and Marion Bay, Tasmania (December 29-January 1). Tickets will be allocated via ballot. Subscribe here before August 5. Remaining tickets on sale August 17.