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Splendour In The Grass 2012 Lineup

Splendour In The Grass is moving back to Byron Bay following a temporary stay at Woodfordia, and there can be no doubt that with the move to a smaller venue there has come a slightly ‘smaller’ lineup, meaning in this case a more pronounced focus on Australia acts and no mammoth names like Coldplay and Kanye (although personally I think the latter is a good thing). Thankfully however there is still a ton of quality to be found here, most notably in headline acts that don’t tour Australia every other year, as well as a pretty impeccable selection of the ‘it’ bands in Australia right now.

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Ghoul Call It Quits

Beloved Sydney indie group Ghoul have announced via their Facebook page this afternoon that they are retiring. Admittedly I wasn’t initially a huge fan of the band- until, that is, I saw them live at Splendour In The Grass last year and thought they were absolutely fantastic. I’m definitely disappointed that I won’t get a chance to catch them live again.

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Harvest Playing Times

Finally, finally, finally, after the most ridiculous and protracted lead up of all time, the timetable for the Harvest Festival in Melbourne is out, a mere three days before the festival. Nothing excuses the general incompetence of everyone involved, however the timetable is perfect.

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Laneway 2012 Lineup

This morning the Laneway lineup for next year was announced, and it’s the perfect antidote for the mediocre and risk-adverse Big Day Out lineup. Check it.

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Beirut And Fleet Foxes Sideshows

In long-anticipated news, Beirut and Fleet Foxes, both of whom are appearing at this year’s Falls Festival, have announced sideshows in Melbourne and other cities. I’m particularly excited for the former, but these are all going to be incredible shows. Here are the details.

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Georgia Fair Announce Debut Album And Tour With The Panics

The always excellent Georgia Fair have announced that their long-awaited debut album will be called ‘All Through Winter’ and will be released October 21st on Sony.

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