Sun 30 November ~ Queenscliff Music Festival
Queenscliff, VIC AU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thu 1 January ~ The Basin Concert Series
The Basin Gorge, Launceston TAS AU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Xavier Rudd MASSIVE announcement!
Xavier Rudd is stoked to be announced on the first announcement for Bluesfest 2015, but even moreso, the announcement of *Xavier Rudd & the United Nations*. Emerging from the studio after recording his dream project - the long awaited 'Dub Sessions'- *Xavier Rudd *returns with a full band: *The United Nations. * Featuring bass, drums, keys, horns, flute, guitar, backing vocalists, percussion and representing musicians from many cultures including Australia / indigenous Australia, South Africa, Samoa, Germany, Ireland & Papua New Guinea, *Xavier Rudd & the United Nations* will hit the stage at Bluesfest 2015 for their Byron Bay debut. *Xavier Rudd & The United Nations* are a celebration of a "One People Musical Force" with a strong message of all people coming together around the globe to return to spirit, respect the ancient ways and protect the earth and the very essence of creation. Joining Xavier on this first announcement are The Black Keys, The Zac Brown Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Paul Kelly and a heap more. Head on over to www. bluesfest. com. au[sitetree_link id=] for ALL the details. More >
The Basin Concert Series Returns
BASIN CONCERT SERIES ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST ACTS After many years of planning it’s finally time to announce the first Artists who will bring concerts in The Basin back to life. This new breed of events is set to focus not only on the amazing Artists that have come to join us, but at the same time celebrate one of the most amazing natural assets Tasmania has to offer. “We focused on finding an array of Artists who best reflect our vision of what a relaxed event within this amazing space should be. I believe within this first group of acts we have managed to accomplish that. We couldn’t feel more privileged to have them here to help us bring the event to life” Said Event Director Clint Pease. *Xavier Rudd* is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, a surfer, environmental and cultural activist, and one of Australia’s most iconic voices. Fresh from sell-out shows and festivals across Europe, UK, Australia, US and Canada, Xavier makes his long awaited return to Tasmania in what is arguably the most fitting venue. *Xavier Rudd* will headline an amazing afternoon and evening in the iconic First Basin, Cataract Gorge, Launceston. More >
Xavier Confirmed on QMF
Victoria’s annual *Queenscliff Music Festival* has announced that its 2014 event will boast such A-list names as *The Jezabels*, *Xavier Rudd*, *The Waifs*, *Kasey Chambers *and *The Church*. Being held from November 28-30 this year, the festival will also host celebrated comic musos Tripod along with Eddie Perfect performing as *Perfect Tripod*, Grammy-nominated experimental soul outfit *Hiatus Kaiyote*, the acclaimed blues pop strains of *D. D Dumbo*, as well as earlier teaser announcements *Stonefield*and *The Bombay Royale*, who performed at this past weekend’s QMF Emerging Artist Grant Fundraiser. The buzz is running high for this year’s QMF, with early bird tickets already having sold out, breaking the event’s previous records for purchase rates. With four announcements left to come before the festival kicks off in November, you’d be wise to get cracking sooner rather than later, lest you miss out entirely. A three-day pass will set you back a perfectly reasonable $200, with VIP Silver ($300) and Gold ($400) packages also available. Discounts are available for youths (from $25 for a Friday pass to $80 for the full three days). See the QMF website for a complete list of prices. General release tickets are on sale now. Single-day passes will be available from July 1. More >