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Splendour Sideshows Guide

Back by popular demand, here’s my trademark easy-to-read guide to Splendour In The Grass sideshows (there are two lies in that sentence). If you’re sick of lists that are arranged alphabetically or that only include ‘official sideshows’, then this is for you: every sideshow announced so far arranged by date so that clashes are obvious and with ticket prices, venues, and support acts all listed.

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Elbow @ Festival Hall, 21st Of March

There were a couple of strange things about Wednesday night’s Elbow show. Firstly, the band were returning to Australia despite touring as recently as mid-last year while playing Splendour In The Grass. Secondly, the choice of Festival Hall as a venue was very peculiar: it’s not exactly a mystery that it’s my least favourite music venue in Melbourne, and I would have far preferred to have seen Elbow at a venue such as The Palace or Forum. But, once the night’s music started none of this seemed to matter very much, because one thing that was very, very predictable about the gig was that Elbow were just fantastic.

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Elbow And Bombay Bicycle Club Australian Tour

In the most exciting tour announcement in quite some time, UK band Elbow have revealed that they will be returning to Australia less than a year after absolutely killing it at Splendour In The Grass. And, as if that wasn’t enough, they are also bringing fellow UK band, the excellent Bombay Bicycle Club, with them for the series of shows. This is not a tour to be missed, and it looks like I may just have to break my ‘no festival hall gigs’ policy. Tickets are on sale December 6th.

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Splendour Sideshows Guide

So tickets to Splendour have come and gone, and if you missed out (or even if you didn’t), you’re probably going to be interested in hitting up a few sideshows. The problem of course is that the Splendour lineup was so full of amazing international artists that it’s going to be hard picking just a […]

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News: Kasabian To Return To Australia

Kasabian are heading back to Australia, only a few months after wowing punters at the Big Day Out and a series of sideshows. For those who missed them, or want another chance to sing along to Fire (undeniably my primary reason for going), this is your chance: July 23, Melbourne, Festival Hall July 24, Sydney, […]

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Videos: Franz Ferdinand And Phoenix

I’m going to make this a regular topic hopefully: whenever I go to a gig I like to check out video footage filmed by other concert-goers as a way of reliving the experience and perhaps seeing it from a different perspective in the crowd. So I’m going to start posting some of my favourite fan-made […]

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