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SXSW Sydney(R) announces more local and international artists, including Jorja Smith, music speakers and parties

SXSW SYDNEY® ANNOUNCES NEW SPEAKERS, PARTIES AND A STACK MORE INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL ARTISTS AS PART OF THE EVENT’S MUSIC TRACK & MUSIC FESTIVAL

MORE THAN 40 ARTISTS ADDED TO THE MAMMOTH MUSIC LINEUP, INCLUDING JORJA SMITH (UK), BRAZEN BARBIE (VIC), PYRA (THAILAND), KITSCHEN BOY (VIC)

SPEAKERS INCLUDING LUCY DICKINS (GLOBAL HEAD OF TOURING, WME) IN CONVERSATION WITH SUSAN HEYMANN (COO, FRONTIER TOURING), WILL PAGE (AUTHOR/MUSIC INDUSTRY ECONOMIST) AND MORE GLOBAL INDUSTRY LEADERS.

MORE INFO ON MUSIC BADGES HERE

Today, South by Southwest Sydney® (SXSW Sydney®) unveils exciting new additions to its Music Track and Music Festival, solidifying its place as the must-attend event of the year for music fans and industry professionals alike. Badge holders can look forward to engaging speakers, dynamic networking events, captivating showcases and the addition of over 30 new acts to an already impressive music lineup taking centre stage in our Harbour city.

Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling UK sensation Jorja Smith will bring her falling or flying Australian tour to Sydney this October for an unmissable performance as part of SXSW Sydney 2024. SXSW Sydney badgeholders can secure their spot at Jorja’s show at ICC Sydney Theatre on Tuesday 15 October by registering here. Writing music since age 11, she’s celebrated for features on Drake’s More Life and Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther soundtrack. Honoured with the Brit Critics’ Choice Award in 2018 and a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 2019, her hits like “Be Honest” featuring Burna Boy and the viral sensation “Little Things” underscore her undeniable impact in music.

Joining a huge line-up of already announced talent including Ayesha Madon, Nick Ward and SAXHL, new additions to the Music Festival include Aysanabee (Canada), Acclaim Allstars winner Brazen Barbie (WA), Jamahl Yami (QLD), Kitschen Boy (VIC), PYRA (Thailand), Special Feelings (WA), Submerse (UK) and many more. See these exciting up-and-coming artists take over iconic Sydney venues and music institutions across 25 stages in Chippendale and surrounds during the week of 14-20 October.

SXSW Sydney badgeholders can also bolster their industry knowledge by accessing an array of conference talks, panels and meetups. Global Head of Touring at WME (UK), Lucy Dickins will take to the SXSW Sydney stage for an In Conversation with Frontier Touring’s Susan Heymann. Lucy Dickins is one of the most influential talent agents working in music today, with a client roster boasting the likes of Adele, Olivia Rodrigo, Mumford & Sons and James Blake and her conversation with one of Australia’s most successful promoters will be one not to miss. Additionally, Will Page, one of the most respected and globally recognised experts in music economics, will unveil new research into the Australian music and streaming landscape in a report co-sponsored by Spotify Music and UNIFIED Music Group.

The impressive lineup of top talent buyers and bookers from across North America, the UK, India and Asia also includes Amy Davidman (TBA Agency, USA), Anuj Gupta (BookMyShow/Lollapalooza India), Don Nguyen (Hot Panda (Vietnam), Skully Sullivan (ATC, UK), Sarah Deshita (Ismaya Group, Indonesia), Shabz & TyTy (Desi Trill, UK), Peony Hirwani (Rolling Stone India), Tej Brar (Nodwin Gaming) and many others. With topics including opportunities in India, how to market to the next generation of music fans, breaking Asia, new trends in global marketing and live A&R Workshops, there is conference content for everyone from self-managed artists to the most seasoned industry professionals.

Love fun? Love to network? Newly announced industry meetups and mixers include Beatdapp presents: Indies Please, One of One presents: Women in Music meetup, Sounds Australia presents: APAC Connect and RAC Arena presents: Agents vs Promoters. 2024 presenters include Rolling Stone (taking over the UTS Underground, a multi-room experience in the heart of Ultimo), ADA, APRA-AMCOS, Blak Label, Canada House, Concord Music Group, Future Classic, GigLifePro, Inertia & [PIAS], Meta, The Orchard, UNIFIED Music Group, Virgin Music and Warner Music plus loads more to be announced.

SXSW Sydney 2024 offers unparalleled access to the future superstars and leaders of the global music industry. With a SXSW Sydney Music badge, you’ll get primary access to music-focused conference programming with emphasis on music and tech careers, music mentor sessions and workshops, keynotes and featured speakers, music festival showcases, parties and meetups. All music industry badge holders will also get secondary access to all other screen, gaming, tech and innovation conference sessions. A badge is your chance to discover what happens when different people come together to inspire the unexpected. Stay tuned for more additions to the already impressive lineup of conference programs, networking events, speakers and parties!

SXSW Sydney Badges and Music Festival wristbands are now on sale at sxswsydney.com.

SXSW Sydney is delivered in partnership with the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. Plan your SXSW Sydney 2024 trip now, visit sydney.com

Over 40 new additions to the lineup include (in alphabetical order):

A. Swayze & the Ghosts (TAS) – Anna Hamilton (USA) – Aysanabee (Canada) – Beckah Amani (QLD) – Beth and Blue (NSW) – BIRDEE 王煒 (NSW) – Brandn Shiraz (NZ) – Brazen Barbie (VIC) – Casual Healing (NZ) – CLEWS (NSW) – Dear Sunday (WA) – DIVEBAR YOUTH (SA) – Dugong Jr (VIC) – Friends Of Friends (QLD) – Gangsar (Indonesia) – Garage Sale (NSW) – Ila Barker (Canada) – Jamahl Yami (QLD) – Jerome Blazé (NSW) – Jess Moskaluke (CAN) – Kitschen Boy (VIC) – Late November (QLD) – Liminal (NSW) – Littlefingers (IDN) – Loose Content (NSW) – Mannequin Death Squad (VIC) – Noah Dillon (WA) – NPCEDE (VIC) – OFK (USA) – Overpass (UK) – PYRA (Thailand) – Rei (NZ) – Sarah Wolfe (NSW) – Special Feelings (WA) – Submerse (UK) – Sweet Boy (QLD) – TAB Family (WA) – The Tullamarines (SA) – Vetta Borne (NSW) – WIM (Thailand) – XUZZ (NZ)

These acts will be joining (in alphabetical order):

00_ (VIC) – 404 (South Korea) – 87dance (South Korea) – Alexander Flood (SA) – Andr (Taiwan) – Ayesha Madon (NSW) – BALTHVS (Colombia) – Brekky Boy (NSW) – Cap Carter (NSW) – Chase Woods (New Zealand) – Clara Benin (Philippines) – COLDWAVE (SA) – Darcie Haven (WA) – Daste. (QLD) – Death Of Heather (Thailand) – Dem Mob (SA) – DoloRRes (VIC) – Dualist Inquiry (India) – Ena Mori (Philippines) – Esha Tewari (NSW) – FACESOUL (United Kingdom) – FELONY. (QLD) – Full Flower Moon Band (VIC) – G.U.N. (NSW) – GODTET (NSW) – Gregor McMurray (NSW) – HighSchool (VIC) – I’mdifficult (Taiwan) – Ixaras (QLD) – Jeshi (United Kingdom) – J-MILLA & Yung Milla (NT) – Joan & The Giants (WA) – Joel Sunny (NSW) – Juice Webster (VIC) – Kara Chenoa (Indonesia) – Kayps (WA) – Maggie Tra (NSW) – MAMMOTH. (VIC) – Maina Doe (NSW) – Manfredo Lament (NSW) – Mali (India) – Mia June (WA) – Mincy (NSW) – Monica Karina (Indonesia) – Mulga Bore Hard Rock (NT) – Mzuki (VIC) – Nauti (New Zealand) – Nick Ward (NSW) – Off The Menu (South Korea) – Outlet Drift (Taiwan) – Phoebe Rings (New Zealand) – RINSE (VIC) – Rowena Wise (VIC) – Ruby Jackson (NSW) – SAHXL (NSW) – Scattered Purgatory (Taiwan) – smol fish (WA) – SSIVIVIV x LIVIGESH (South Korea) – The Buoys (NSW) – The Good Kids (NSW) – The Grogans (VIC) – The Moving Stills (NSW) – Tjaka (QLD) – Total Tommy (NSW) – TUSHAR (SA) – Twine (SA) – Voice Of Baceprot (Indonesia) – YenTing Lo (Taiwan)

Confirmed speakers (in alphabetical order):

Amy Davidman (TBA USA), Anuj Gupta (BookMyShow/Lollapalooza India), Dong Nguyen (Hot Panda Media, Vietnam), Lucy Dickins (Global Head of Contemporary Music, WME (UK), NIkki Cox (Chief Marketing Officer, Red Bull Records), Peony Hirwani (Rolling Stone India), Rebecca Berman (SVP International, Concord Label Group), Priya Dewan (GLP Singapore), Sarah Deshita (Ismaya Group, Indonesia), Susan Heymann (COO, Frontier Touring,) Shabz & TyTy (Desi Trill, UK), Skully Sullivan (ATC UK), Tej Brar (Nodwin Gaming, India) plus more to be announced.

Parties, mixers and showcases brought to you by (in alphabetical order):

ADA, APRA-AMCOS, Blak Label, Canada House, Concord Music Group, Future Classic, Inertia & [PIAS], Meta, Rolling Stone, The Orchard, UNIFIED Music Group, Virgin Music and Warner Music plus loads more to be announced.

Panels and meet ups (in alphabetical order):

Beatdapp presents Indies Please, One of One presents Women in Music meet-up, RAC Arena presents Agents vs Promoters, Sounds Australia presents APAC Connect.

SXSW SYDNEY
14 – 20 OCTOBER 2024
NSW, AUSTRALIA

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JORJA SMITH Announces 2024 Australia Tour

Handsome Tours, Laneway Presents, Whatslively & SXSW Sydney present the long awaited return of Jorja Smith! The Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling UK sensation is set to captivate audiences across Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney this October.

Painted by her signature blend of R&B, Afrobeat and pop, this will be Australian audiences first chance to experience her critically acclaimed second album falling or flying live. Do not miss a rare chance to catch Jorja Smith this October.

Your pre-sale code is LITTLETHINGS

Pre-sale starts Tue 23 July at 1pm (local) ⏰
General Public tickets on sale Wed 24 July at 1pm (local)

JORJA SMITH – FALLING OR FLYING AUSTRALIA TOUR 2024

Tue 8 Oct – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne

Thu 10 Oct – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide

Tue 15 Oct – ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney – Presented by SXSW Sydney

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MIDDLE KIDS ANNOUNCE 2024 REGIONAL TOUR

Handsome Tours, WME & Look Out Kid are stoked to present Middle Kids on the regional leg of their Faith Crisis Pt 1 Tour!

Following their acclaimed headline shows in May & June and a recently wrapped run of American shows, the band bring their Faith Crisis Pt 1 to regional towns across the country from September.

Your pre-sale code is PETITION

Pre-sale starts Wed 17 July at 10am (local) ⏰
General Public tickets on sale Thu 18 July at 10am (local) ⏰

MIDDLE KIDS – FAITH CRISIS PT 1 REGIONAL TOUR

Fri, 27 Sep – NSW – Rooty Hill, Sydney Theatre Coliseum*
Sat, 28 Sep 2024 – NSW – Newcastle, Civic Theatre (New Annual)*
Fri, 4 Oct 2024 – NSW – Thirroul, Anita’s Theatre
Sat, 5 Oct 2024 – ACT – Canberra, UC Refectory
Sun, 6 Oct 2024 – NSW – Albury, Beer Deluxe
Thu, 10 Oct 2024 – QLD – Sunshine Coast, The Shed
Fri, 11 Oct 2024 – NSW – Brunswick Heads, Hotel Brunswick
Sat, 12 Oct 2024 – QLD – Gold Coast, Miami Marketta
Thu, 17 Oct 2024 – VIC – Torquay, Torquay Hotel
Fri, 18 Oct 2024 – VIC – Meeniyan, Meeniyan Town Hall
Sat, 19 Oct 2024 – VIC – Ballarat, Civic Hall
Fri, 1 Nov 2024 – QLD – Airlie Beach, Magnums
Sat, 2 Nov 2024 – QLD – Townsville, JCU Uni Bar
Sun, 3 Nov 2024 – QLD – Cairns, Tanks Arts Centre

* Rooty Hill + Newcastle tickets on sale now

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CROWDED HOUSE GRAVITY STAIRS TOUR: FOURTH SYDNEY AND THIRD PERTH SHOWS ADDED TO MEET DEMAND AS EXISTING DATES SELL OUT!

CROWDED HOUSE

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND GRAVITY STAIRS TOUR

FOURTH SYDNEY AND THIRD PERTH SHOWS ADDED TO MEET DEMAND AS EXISTING DATES SELL OUT!

NEW ALBUM GRAVITY STAIRS OUT NOW – LISTEN HERE

Multi-platinum selling rock band Crowded House have announced 2 further dates for their 2024 Australia and New Zealand Gravity Stairs Tour, amassing a total of 17 live shows.

The additional dates are confirmed for Perth’s Kings Park & Botanic Garden on December 1 and Sydney’s Opera House Forecourt on December 8 – the final offering for these locations, with existing shows now sold out.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, July 17 at 1pm.

Mastercard cardholders have special access to presale tickets starting from Monday, July 15, at 12pm until Wednesday, July 17, at 12pm.

A Live Nation presale commences Tuesday, July 16 at 1pm running until Wednesday, July 17, at 12pm.

All times are local.

Gravity Stairs Tour – Australia and New Zealand Dates:

Sat 09 Nov – WELLINGTON – TSB ARENA

Tue 12 Nov – DUNEDIN – TOWN HALL

Wed 13 Nov – CHRISTCHURCH – WOLFBROOK ARENA

Tue 19 Nov – PALMERSTON NORTH – REGENT ON BROADWAY

Wed 20 Nov – TAURANGA – MERCURY BAYPARK ARENA

Fri 22 Nov – HAMILTON – GLOBOX ARENA, CLAUDELANDS

Sat 23 Nov – AUCKLAND – SPARK ARENA

Fri 29 Nov – PERTH – KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDEN – SOLD OUT

Sat 30 Nov – PERTH – KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDEN – SOLD OUT

Sun 1 Dec – PERTH – KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDEN – NEW SHOW**

Wed 04 Dec – SYDNEY – OPERA HOUSE FORECOURT – SOLD OUT

Thu 05 Dec – SYDNEY – OPERA HOUSE FORECOURT – SOLD OUT

Sat 07 Dec – SYDNEY – OPERA HOUSE FORECOURT – SOLD OUT

Sun 08 Dec – SYDNEY – OPERA HOUSE FORECOURT – NEW SHOW**

Tue 10 Dec – MELBOURNE – ROD LAVER ARENA

Fri 13 Dec – NEWCASTLE – ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

Sat 14 Dec – BRISBANE – ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

Tickets for all remaining shows on sale now except **on sale July 17 at 1pm (local).

For more information head to livenation.com.au & livenation.co.nz

Crowded House’s Gravity Stairs debuted on the ARIA Albums Chart in June, landing at #3. The band’s eighth studio album became their 10th top five album: all eight albums plus two greatest hits collections have reached the top five. Their chart history includes five #1 peaks: Crowded House in 1986, Temple Of Low Men in 1988, Recurring Dream: The Very Best Of Crowded House in 1996, Time On Earth in 2007 and Intriguer in 2010. The winners of 13 ARIA Awards, they were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2016. (Source: ARIA)

www.crowdedhouse.com

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TYLER CHILDERS 2025 AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND MULE PULL TOUR: NEW SYDNEY DATE ADDED TO MEET DEMAND

With news earlier this week that Tyler Childers will bring his eagerly awaited Mule Pull Tour to Australia and New Zealand early in 2025, comes a second date for Sydney to meet extraordinary demand during the pre-sale period, with all shows selling fast.

This new show will take place on Tuesday, February 11 at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion.

The tour will commence at Auckland’s Spark Arena on February 6, followed by Brisbane’s Sandstone Point Hotel on February 8, The Green Room, Byron Bay on February 9 and Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on February 11 and 12. Childers will then headline the inaugural Howlin’ Country on February 15 in Newcastle, before heading to Royal Theatre Canberra on February 16, Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on February 20, and concluding with an outdoor show at Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra on February 22.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 12 at 10am local.

Mastercard cardholders have special access to presale tickets in Australia & New Zealand, open now and running through until Friday 12 July, 9am local. Preferred ticket access is available to Mastercard cardholders in Australia on Friday 12 July, 10am local. Visit www.priceless.com/music to find out more.

My Live Nation members can secure tickets during the My Live Nation presale beginning 2pm local, Thursday 11 July until 9am local, Friday 12 July.

Love Police fans and subscribers can access the Love Police presale on Thursday 11 July at 2pm.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au or livenation.co.nz or lovepolice.com.au

Brian Taranto of Love Police said, “It’s an exciting time for fans of important and good time music with Tyler and his band finally getting to town. Since his last visit, Tyler has become a superstar around the world. A trailblazer, an inspiration to many and a deliverer of excellent live shows. Can’t wait for everyone to feel it in February.”

GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter and musician Tyler Childers is “one of country music’s most compelling and unpredictable artists” (Associated Press). Adding to an already triumphant career, Childers released his acclaimed new album, Rustin’ In The Rain, late last year via Hickman Holler Records/RCA Records, which includes the GRAMMY and ACM-nominated single, “In Your Love.”

“In Your Love” has garnered over 10 million video views to date, 180 million on-demand streams and received praise from outlets such as NPR Music, Billboard, Pitchfork, Stereogum, The Advocate and Rolling Stone, who declared it “the music video of compassion and caring we need right now,” while USA Today called the video “a much-needed portrait of inclusivity.” View here.

Since his 2017 breakthrough long player “Purgatory”, Childers has released three additional albums and performed countless sold-out shows across the world. Known for his electric live concerts, the Kentucky native kicked off his extensive US “Mule Pull ’24 Tour” with sold-out shows at Inglewood’s Kia Forum, Austin’s Moody Center, two nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden and two nights at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, of which The Tennessean praised, “a powerfully emotional performance…[Childers] emerged in Nashville as a confident arena superstar.”

TYLER CHILDERS

MULE PULL TOUR

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND 2025

SPARK ARENA, AUCKLAND THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

SANDSTONE POINT HOTEL, BRISBANE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

THE GREEN ROOM, BYRON BAY SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

HORDERN PAVILION, SYDNEY TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 – NEW SHOW

HORDERN PAVILION, SYDNEY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

FORESHORE PARK, NEWCASTLE* SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15

ROYAL THEATRE, CANBERRA SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16

SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL, MELBOURNE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

COAL CREEK COMMUNITY PARK & MUSEUM, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

KORUMBURRA

Mastercard pre-sale – open now, running until Friday, July 12 at 9am.

Live Nation pre-sale commences Thursday, July 11 at 2pm, running until Friday, July 12 at 9am.

Love Police presale commences Thursday, July 11 at 2pm.

General public tickets go on sale on Friday, July 12 at 10am.

All times local.

*Not promoted by Live Nation & Love Police

$1 from every ticket sold will be going to BlazeAid. Established in 2009 by Kevin and Rhonda Butler, BlazeAid is supported by volunteers providing practical support to secure livestock and rebuild fencing immediately following natural disasters in regional and rural Australian communities. More information can be found at https://blazeaid.com.au/

For more information head to livenation.com.au // livenation.co.nz// lovepolice.com.au

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DIESEL ANNOUNCES ‘BOOTLEG MELANCHOLY ALBUM TOUR 2024’ + SHARES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘REMEMBER MY LOVE’

Following the acclaimed release of his seventeenth studio album Bootleg Melancholy late last year, Australian icon Diesel is proud to today announce a national headline run to close out 2024, hitting the road with a full band for the Bootleg Melancholy Album Tour, presented by New World Artists. And accompanying Diesel’s tour excitement is the addition of a brand new music video for Remember My Love, aka the modern swoon closing out 2023’s Bootleg Melancholy.

Commencing a 13-date national run on Saturday 31 August in Adelaide, Diesel’s Bootleg Melancholy Album Tour will also journey through Melbourne, Warragul, Hobart, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Batemans Bay, Canberra, Perth and Darwin, with proceedings drawing to a close on Friday 13 December in Caloundra. Pre-sale tickets for the Bootleg Melancholy Album Tour 2024 will be available from 12pm AEST on Thursday 11 July, with general tickets on sale from 12pm AEST on Monday 15 July. To keep up to date with all things Diesel, including upcoming tour pre-sale opportunities, head to dieselmusic.com.au/mailinglist.

An exuberant and multi-faceted collection of 14 tracks, Bootleg Melancholy coalesces the myriad of talents wielded by Diesel, aka the prolific American-born and Aussie-based roots/rock guitarist and vocalist Mark Lizotte. Loaded with hooks, honeyed vocals, and a range of stylistic hues, Bootleg Melancholy’s songs greet with the warmth and familiarity of a good friend, with songs about family, mortality, childhood, and dreams. Travelling across time, place, and memory, this is rousing yet reflective pop music that celebrates the joys of everyday life while braving the difficult stuff – the challenges we all eventually face – with insights and tenderness; a fact witnessed vividly on the album’s closing track Remember My Love. “The song is about not forgetting that there are others around us who are experiencing the same human condition and not to get stuck in a moment,” shares Diesel of Remember My Love. “In part, I’m speaking to myself; a reminder that one must be at peace to some degree to be able to give solace to others. It’s also a mantra that in times of despair I’ve tapped into, just the idea of being loved can snap me out of spiralling down.”

As with the broader album’s output, Remember My Love was tracked by Diesel on his own, later bringing in Lee Moloney on drums (“to add some more weight”, as Diesel puts it). Starting with an 808 drum pattern heard in its verses, Remember My Love grew continuously over the space of a few days, resulting in the eerie yet bright track ultimately heard on the album that is also brought to stunning life today via its accompanying music video. “The music video for Remember My Love was shot by my daughter Lily Lizotte and edited by Blake Fraser, who worked on the multi-award-winning Patricia Moore series,” shares Diesel. “For the video, I thought it would be a good fit to return to where I remember writing most of the song, which is down by the nearby ports where I spend a lot of time decompressing. With a wide open horizon leading west, the sunsets are always vivid.”

Recently showcasing his enigmatic live show as part of his solo Forever Tour, including a sold out performance at the Sydney Opera House, Diesel’s upcoming performances in the latter half of 2024 will feature a three-piece band along with a celebration of the talented artist’s abundant back catalogue – including, of course, the tour’s titular release Bootleg Melancholy. “17 albums in, I’m probably not second guessing as much about the process,” shares Diesel. “My experiences working with other artists collaborating has really rubbed off on what I make too. I’ve had a lot of really positive feedback from people on this record, especially after making and releasing 2 albums during the pandemic, it’s affirming to get peoples reaction first-hand in real life!”

“Having so much material to draw from is a nice problem,” Diesel adds. “My band have been good at reminding me of songs and albums that I may have neglected for no particular reason. Having a new piece of the puzzle in Bootleg Melancholy will help shape the set. I can already see songs from other albums “putting up their hands” to be in the set, as I’ve found new songs will evoke feelings and parallel lines to older songs. We make quite a bit of sound it’s been said for a three-piece band and these shows coming up won’t be an exception, I really enjoy the juxtapose of playing band shows, and the same could be said for solo shows, I’m pretty blessed to have both!”

One of Australia’s greatest success stories, the American-born Diesel, aka Mark Lizotte, has spent three decades weaving his one-of-a-kind musical magic into his rock and blues-fuelled sounds, both as part of the band Johnny Diesel & The Injectors and, more recently, as a solo artist. With multiple #1 ARIA charting albums under his belt, six ARIA award wins and millions of streams alongside a legion of fans, Diesel’s creative skillset also expands beyond his own projects, with the talented artist also renowned for his work as a producer and multi-instrumentalist. And good news for Diesel fans and music lovers in general out there – the man himself is primed for some exciting upcoming creative endeavours alongside his impending tour, as he concludes, “It’s pretty normal for me to start writing another body of songs and start the recording process for another album, and I’ve been doing just that, in between shooting eps for an upcoming TV series where I get to interview music artists and shine a light on concerts and the stories behind them. Even though I’m a working musician, I’m still a fan and love talking music with anyone whose interest is piqued!”

Diesel’s Bootleg Melancholy Album Tour commences this August. Exclusive fan pre-sale from 12pm AEST Thursday July 11 ends 10am AEST Monday July 15 (online pre-sale, password required, join dieselmusic.com.au list for unique code & link), public on sale 12pm AEST Monday July 15 from outlets and dieselmusic.com.au.

Bootleg Melancholy is out now via Bloodlines.

Diesel – Bootleg Melancholy (official album artwork)

DIESEL – BOOTLEG MELANCHOLY ALBUM TOUR DATES
Proudly Presented by New World Artists

SAT 31 AUG | NORWOOD CONCERT HALL | ADELAIDE | SA | 7:30-10:30 PM*
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au | All Ticketmaster Outlets

SUN 1 SEP | SHEDLEY THEATRE | ELIZABETH | SA | 6:30-9:30 PM*
Tickets available from https://www.theshedley.com.au 08 8256 0500, Box Office

SAT 7 SEP | RMIT – THE CAPITOL | MELBOURNE | VIC | 7:30-10:30 PM
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au |All Ticketmaster Outlets

SUN 8 SEP | WEST GIPPSLAND ARTS CENTRE | WARRAGUL | VIC | 6:30-9:30 PM
Tickets available from https://wgac.com.au 03 5624 2456, Box Office

FRI 4 OCT | THEATRE ROYAL | HOBART | TAS | 7:30-10:30 PM
Tickets available from https://www.theatreroyal.com.au 03 6146 3300, Box Office

FRI 11 OCT | REDLAND PAC | BRISBANE | QLD | 7:30-10:30 PM*
Tickets available from https://www.rpac.com.au 07 3829 81 31, Box Office

FRI 18 OCT | CITY HALL | NEWCASTLE | NSW | 7:30-10:30 PM
Tickets available https://tickets.civictheatrenewcastle.com.au | 02 4929 1977

SAT 19 OCT | YORK THEATRE-SEYMOUR CENTRE | SYDNEY | NSW | 7:30-10:30 PM
Tickets available from https://www.seymourcentre.com 02 7255 1561, Box Office

FRI 25 OCT | BAY PAVILIONS | BATEMANS BAY | NSW | 7:30-10:30 PM
Tickets available from https://baypavilions.com.au 02 4415 1800, Box Office

SAT 26 OCT | THE STREET THEATRE-ANU | CANBERRA | ACT| 7:30-10:30 PM
Tickets available from https://www.thestreet.org.au 02 6247 1223, Box Office

FRI 8 NOV | STATE THEATRE CENTRE OF WA, HEATH LEDGER TH | PERTH | WA | 7:30-10:30 PM
Tickets available from https://www.artsculturetrust.wa.gov.au 08 6212 9292, Box Office

SAT 16 NOV | ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE | DARWIN | NT | 7:30-10:30 PM*
Tickets available from https://www.yourcentre.com.au 08 8980 3333, Box Office

FRI 13 DEC | PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, THE EVENTS CENTRE | CALOUNDRA | QLD | 7:30-10:30 PM*
Tickets available from https://theeventscentre.com.au 07 5491 4240, Box Office

EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE: 12PM AEST THURSDAY 11 JULY – 10AM AEST MONDAY 15 JULY or until allocation is exhausted.
Online pre-sale, password required, join dieselmusic.com.au list for unique code & link.
PUBLIC ON SALE: 12PM AEST MONDAY 15 JULY – From outlets and dieselmusic.com.au .

DIESEL performs entire concert – Greatest Hits + songs from the Bootleg Melancholy Album in 2 parts + intermission, with band – except solo shows*
FULLY RESERVED SEATING. DIESEL Presale available for mailing list members to access the best seats. Times shown above are for doors open & close.
Limited VIP Meet & Greet front row seat Packages & Premium Seating options available. Concert is suitable for AA (11+ recommended).

Listen: REMEMBER MY LOVE
Watch: REMEMBER MY LOVE

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Trailblazing global pop icon Troye Sivan rushes back to Australia for highly anticipated Something To Give Each Other Tour presented by Live Nation and Smirnoff

LIVE NATION PRESALE: 11AM (LOCAL) MONDAY 15TH JULY – 11AM (LOCAL) TUESDAY 16TH JULY

GENERAL ON-SALE: 12PM (LOCAL) TUESDAY 16TH JULY

BUY TICKETS HERE

In an announcement that is sure to thrill fans across Australia, TROYE SIVAN has unveiled dates for his highly anticipated Something To Give Each Other tour this November. After selling out arenas across Europe, the exploding pop sensation will light up stages in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney, promising unforgettable performances in support of his critically acclaimed and globally celebrated album.

The tour kicks off on Tuesday 19th November at The Drive in Adelaide, followed by a night at Melbourne’s iconic Sydney Myer Music Bowl on Thursday 21st November. Brisbane fans will get their chance to see Sivan live on Tuesday 26th November at Riverstage, before he wraps up the tour with a performance at the Sydney Opera House Forecourt on Thursday 28th November.

TROYE SIVAN: SOMETHING TO GIVE EACH OTHER 2024 BY LIVE NATION & SMIRNOFF

Tour Support: Nick Ward

Tues 19th Nov 2024 – The Drive, Adelaide

Thurs 21st Nov 2024 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne

Tues 26th Nov 2024 – Riverstage, Brisbane

Thurs 28th Nov 2024 – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney

Joining Sivan on this tour is Sydney artist Nick Ward, a rising star in the bedroom pop scene. Known for his debut EP ‘Everything I Wish I Told You’ and the critically acclaimed ‘Brand New You,’ Ward was named Ticketmaster’s 2023 Breakthrough Artist. As part of the Sydney musical collective Full Circle, Ward continues to push the boundaries of pop music with his 2024 singles ‘Gimme’ and ‘Shooting Star’. Ward also collaborated with Sivan’s latest album as a co-writer on the track ‘Can’t Go Back, Baby.’

Also this year, Sivan will be touring North America with longtime friend and music collaborator Charli XCX for their highly anticipated 2024 co-headline arena tour, Charli XCX & Troye Sivan present: Sweat with special guest Shygirl. Produced by Live Nation, the 21-city tour kicks off on September 14 and concludes on October 23.

During the tour, Troye will also appear at two exclusive Smirnoff after parties in Sydney and Melbourne, offering Aussie fans a once in a lifetime chance to meet the musician. Keep an eye on the @SmirnoffAustralia IG page for more details being released soon.

With over twenty-six billion streams and 10 million adjusted albums sold worldwide, Troye Sivan has firmly established himself as a global music icon. Raised in Perth, Australia, Sivan first captured attention with his EPs ‘TRXYE’ (2014) and ‘Wild’ (2015), before achieving platinum status with his debut album ‘Blue Neighbourhood’ and gold status with his sophomore album ‘Bloom.’

His latest album ‘Something To Give Each Other’ has garnered significant acclaim, earning Sivan two Grammy nominations, four ARIA Awards, and nearly 250 million album streams. In 2024, he won Song of the Year at the APRA Awards for ‘Rush,’ with the album also shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize.

Beyond music, Sivan has made impressive strides in film and television, and partnered with fashion giants such as Prada, Valentino, Gucci, Cartier and Yves Saint Laurent. His contributions to LGBTQI+ representation have earned him accolades like the GQ Man of the Year award in Australia and multiple MTV Europe Music Awards. His collaboration with Jónsi for the film ‘Boy Erased’ even earned a Golden Globe nomination and an Oscar shortlist for Best Original Song – Motion Picture.

Fans can look forward to a series of exhilarating performances as Troye Sivan brings his heart-pumping and sweat-inducing stage presence and hit tracks to Australia this November.

Vodafone customers can secure tickets during a presale commencing Thursday 11 July, 10am local. Visit vodafone.com.au/ticket to find out more.

Mastercard cardholders have special access to pre-sale tickets starting from Thursday 11 July, 10am until Monday 15 July, 10am. Preferred ticket access is available to Mastercard cardholders on Tuesday 16 July, 12pm. Visit www.priceless.com/music to find out more.

Westfield members get access to exclusive reserved tickets to see Troye Sivan. Tickets on sale from Tuesday 16th July, 12pm. Become a Westfield member by downloading the app here: https://www.westfield.com.au/membership/.

Live Nation presale will go live at 11am (local) Monday 15th July. General sale will go live from 12pm (local) Tuesday 16th July. For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au.

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The Iconic Herbie Hancock to tour Australia & New Zealand this October, with his stellar band

“Herbie Hancock is jazz’s enduring rock star” Star Tribune

“… completely engrossing” The Guardian

Living legend Herbie Hancock is set to light up stages across Australia and New Zealand in October, in his first visit since 2019, promising an electrifying evening from one of music’s most revered names.

The tour will commence at Auckland’s Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre on October 8, followed by Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington on October 9. It heads to Sydney for 2 shows at the Opera House Concert Hall on October 11 and 12, followed by Canberra Theatre on October 14, QPAC Concert Hall in Brisbane on October 17, and a starring role at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival – Sidney Myer Music Bowl on October 19. Next stop is Adelaide’s Festival Theatre on October 20, concluding at Perth Concert Hall on October 22.

A Live Nation pre-sale commences Wednesday, July 10 at 9am, running until Thursday, July 11 at 8am.

General public tickets go on sale on Thursday, July 11 at 9am. All times local.

NB: Opera House pre-sales commence July 9 at 9am, and Sidney Myer Music Bowl general on sale commences July 9 from 1pm (local).

With a career spanning seven decades and a staggering 14 GRAMMY awards, few artists have had more influence on modern music than Herbie Hancock. The creative force behind timeless classics like Cantaloupe Island, Chameleon, and Rockit, Hancock’s genre-transcending appeal and unmistakable style have cemented his status as “today’s greatest living artist,” as extolled by The Washington Post. As the immortal Miles Davis said in his autobiography, “Herbie was the step after Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and I haven’t heard anybody yet who has come after him.” He has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice, amazing audiences across the globe.

This is an opportunity not to be missed – join this icon of modern music as he takes to the stage across Australia this October.

HERBIE HANCOCK
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND 2024

KIRI TE KANAWA THEATRE, AUCKLAND
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8

MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE, WELLINGTON
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9

OPERA HOUSE CONCERT HALL, SYDNEY*
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

OPERA HOUSE CONCERT HALL, SYDNEY*
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA
MONDAY, OCTOBER 14

QPAC CONCERT HALL, BRISBANE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL, MELBOURNE**
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

FESTIVAL THEATRE, ADELAIDE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

CONCERT HALL, PERTH
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22

FOLLOW HERBIE HANCOCK
Website // Facebook // Instagram

Live Nation pre-sale: Wednesday, July 10 at 9am – Thursday, July 11 at 8am.

General public tickets on sale: Thursday, July 11 at 9am.

*Opera House pre-sale commences July 9 at 9am, on sale Thursday, July 11 at 9am.

**Sidney Myer Music Bowl (Melbourne International Jazz Festival) on sale commences July 9 from 1pm.

All times local. For more information head to livenation.com.au and livenation.co.nz

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The Big Pineapple Festival Lineup Has Dropped 🍍

The Big Pineapple Festival is back! After a three year self imposed hiatus, the Sunshine Coast multi-award winning festival returns on Saturday, 19 October 2024, ready to deliver an unforgettable day of live music, delicious food and vibrant experiences. Presented by triple j and set against the picturesque backdrop of the Pineapple Fields in Woombye, this year’s festival promises to be the juiciest yet, featuring a mouth watering Australian lineup and plenty of other surprises in store.

Heading up the 2024 event are some of Australia’s most celebrated artists. Heavy metal giants The Amity Affliction will deliver a rare performance, showcasing their intense live show and chart topping hits. Returning for the first time in five years is global sensation Tones and I, who first graced the BPF festival stage in 2019 with it being her first ever festival performance. Known worldwide for her breakout hit “Dance Monkey” which has clocked over 3 billion streams on Spotify, Tones and I will bring her incredible energy back to the festival in spectacular fashion.

Iconic Australian hip-hop trio Bliss n Eso will bring their high energy performance and unique take on the genre this October. Also on the bill is Golden Features, the enigmatic electronic producer known for his haunting beats and high energy shows. Dynamic electro pop duo Peking Duk will once again light up the stage with their infectious anthems and electrifying performance…no stranger to the top spot at Big Piney. Rounding out the headliners is Vera Blue, whose ethereal voice and emotionally charged performances have made her a standout in the indie-pop scene.

Also joining: Thornhill, Dune Rats (DJ set), The Dreggs, Drax Project, SLUMBERJACK, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, Ocean Grove, Kinder, South Summit, No Money Enterprise, Day We Ran, Betty Taylor, Toby Hobart, Hellcat Speedracer, Raw Ordio, Ishan, Larynx, Karlou, Rhino, Tess Fapani, Earth Sign and the triple j Unearthed Comp Winner.

Michael Healy, Minister for Tourism and Sport expressed his support: “It’s great to see the iconic and multi-award-winning Big Pineapple Festival return to Queensland’s events calendar in 2024. The Queensland Government is proud to support the festival as part of our commitment to a strong local events program, particularly at a time when the sector has been struggling. The festival also provides Queensland and Australian acts the opportunity to perform at the iconic Big Pineapple Fields on the Sunshine Coast, helping also to sustain artists and the local supply chains”.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Rosanna Natoli also shared her enthusiasm: “This is a spectacular event and drawcard for festival-goers to come to the Sunshine Coast”.

Festival goers can look forward to a host of exciting new experiences; the World Eats and Beats area offers a culinary and musical adventure with exotic foods and tunes from around the globe. As night falls, the Lantern Parade will enchant audiences with a magical display illuminating the festival grounds in a breathtaking spectacle.

For those who love to dress up, the annual Best Dressed at the Fest competition offers huge prizes for the craziest solo and team outfits. Skating enthusiasts will enjoy the BPF Skate Jam, where some of Australia’s best skaters will showcase their skills.

Burlesque L’amour will make their festival debut, offering a captivating and empowering dance performance with dazzling costumes and routines. The Great Australian Pineapple Toss competition is your chance to become an Australian Champion, with $500 cash for first prize, plus a trophy and other goodies. State MP Rob Skelton will officiate and a few familiar faces might compete for the crown.

Camping at the Pineapple Fields is a must on the Friday and Saturday nights for the full festival experience and will return in 2024. Bring your own, rent or glamp with lush bell tents, campfire hangs, a licensed bar and the Pineapple Party.

Big Pineapple Festival has consistently sold out in previous years, establishing itself as a unique and beloved event in the festival calendar. Known for its vibrant atmosphere and top tier lineup, this year’s festival is set to surpass all expectations. Find out more about your 2024 lineup here and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

TICKETING INFO

Presale Sign Up: 8AM AEST, Monday, 8 July
Presale Tickets On Sale: 8AM AEST, Wednesday, 10 July
GA Tickets On Sale: 8AM AEST, Thursday, 11 July
The Big Pineapple Festival is an 18+ event.

IMPORTANT TICKETING INFORMATION

Oztix is the only official online ticketing outlet. We urge you to double check you are purchasing from Oztix only, and not a third-party ticketing website (such as Viagogo, Gumtree, eBay etc). We cannot confirm the legitimacy of any tickets purchased via a third-party ticketing outlet and don’t want to see you be scammed out of your hard-earned money.

The festival is supported by Sunshine Coast Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Tourism and Events Queensland.

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