The Gold Coast’s longest-running independent festival, Wallapalooza, is postponed to Saturday 26 February, 2022. The date has been moved in order to ensure that artists and attendees living around Australia are able to attend the event. All artists, including Wallapalooza’s six headline acts; Grinspoon, The Butterfly Effect, Dead Letter Circus, Bodyjar, 28 Days and Def […] …Continue Reading

The following is an announcement from the organisers of Scene & Heard Festival. September 22, 2021:  In light of the ever-changing Covid restrictions, border closures and uncertainty around the Government’s guidelines for when mass gatherings can occur, it should come as no surprise (looking at you Delta!) that the highly anticipated Scene & Heard Festival (November […] …Continue Reading

You can’t keep a good festival down, and this year one of the Gold Coast’s best alternative and longest-runningindependent festivals, the indomitable Wallapalooza returns November 20 with an eye-watering line-up for the ages!
Headlined by heavyweight rockers Grinspoon, Wallapalooza is back and bigger than ever!
Wallapalooza features a stacked line up and epic sets from alt-metal outfit The Butterfly Effect and alt-rockers DeadLetter Circus, with both acts not having played a show for over two years.
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Off the back of the blockbuster success that was the sold-out Bribie Island Spring Loaded event on the weekend and Sydney’s absolute crowd pleaser last month, Empire Touring is elated to announce two new mammoth Spring Loaded shows set to storm Eatons Hill Outdoors (Brisbane) on Saturday, November 13 and the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl (Melbourne) on Saturday, December 4.
There will be an exclusive pre-sale available from 10 am AEST Monday 28 June and tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 am AEST Wednesday, June 30.
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Unlike anything else in this world, music has that rare and innate ability to transfer your whole being to an era or moment in life where nothing else mattered.
A moment of pure bliss that, although often forgotten, lays dormant in our subconscious until one familiar note or lyric awakens it from its slumber and allows the memories to flow forth from within.
This is why concerts such as Spring Loaded are such a vital part of our existence.
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After the overwhelming success of the inaugural Spring Loaded in pre-COVID days, this year the festival has returned bigger and better and is taking in a large chunk of the country in the process.
Australian iconic 90’s bands have joined together to provide a nostalgic trip down memory lane with most of their faculties intact and ready to rock like it was last century!
Bands such as Grinspoon, You Am I, Regurgitator, Jebediah, Magic Dirt, Frenzal Rhomb, Custard, The Fauves, The Meanies, Tumbleweed, Screamfeeder, Caligula and MC Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall have all assembled and hit the road, with the first show of the massive tour recently being held at Randwick in Sydney.
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As Victoria goes into a seven-day lockdown we send the love of the Metal Gods their way… Things are just starting to feel like some semblance of normality in this country so it is with a HEAVY heart that we send our best wishes to our Southern brothers and sisters and urge them to do the right thing…
This week’s DigiMag has plenty to keep you occupied in the meantime, with Burning Witches our cover story, talking about the release of their latest album The Witch of the North.
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If the recent solo performance by Grinspoon’s Phil Jamieson taught me one thing it’s that I am a selfish prick when it comes to the music I like.
In a strange way, you get protective over music that formed part of your adolescent soundtrack and, even subconsciously, you tend to claim ownership of it in some respects.
Rightly or wrongly.
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Enigmatic Grinspoon frontman Phil Jamieson is bringing his solo show to Mo’s Desert Clubhouse in Burleigh Heads for an epic school night party to end them all!
Jamieson will appear on Thursday, May 20 with just his guitar for company in a show that has been receiving rave reviews around the country.
For tickets and more information click HERE
Mo’s currently has reduced capacity so book now to avoid disappointment.
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After the blockbuster success of the inaugural festival in Queensland pre-covid, Empire Touring is elated to announce Spring Loaded is back and larger than ever, declaring a triumphant return to live music with nine festival dates set to rock around Australia in a bid to pay homage to some of the…Continue Reading