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Women motorcyclists rev up for Sheilas Shakedown

Women motorcyclists rev up for Sheilas Shakedown

Hundreds gather in Brunswick East before heading off in convoy to Ballan for the third annual women's-only ride and campout.

  • by Annabel Ross

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Forcing music out 'crippling for the people of NSW'
Gladys Berejiklian

Forcing music out 'crippling for the people of NSW'

Bernard Fanning, Vance Joy and Michael Chugg of Chugg Entertainment have put their names to a rallying cry against "overbearing regulation".

  • by Angus Thompson
'No culture, no fun': Music giants rally against state government

'No culture, no fun': Music giants rally against state government

"If this continues, there won't be any festivals left in NSW." 

  • by Broede Carmody, Jenny Noyes and Felicity Caldwell
'Nothing to worry about': Premier says new festival rules don't apply to Bluesfest
Gladys Berejiklian

'Nothing to worry about': Premier says new festival rules don't apply to Bluesfest

Gladys Berejiklian has responded to a threat from Byron Bay Bluesfest to move interstate by insisting costly new guidelines do not apply to the "fantastic festival". 

  • by Jenny Noyes
Punters flock to St Kilda Festival for free music - and a medieval knight battle
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Punters flock to St Kilda Festival for free music - and a medieval knight battle

It was a glorious summer afternoon and the punters headed to the St Kilda foreshore on Sunday for a bevy of free music and performances.

  • by Joe Hinchliffe
'Should be called Fyre Fest': Mountain Sounds Festival cancelled a week before event
Drug reform

'Should be called Fyre Fest': Mountain Sounds Festival cancelled a week before event

The festival said they had no choice but to cancel after "excessive costs, additional licensing conditions and the enforcement of a stricter timeline".

  • by Laura Chung
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Up close and personal with Download's Code Orange

Up close and personal with Download's Code Orange

Grammy nominee Code Orange bring their own type of heavy to Download Festival.

  • by Jane Rocca
'War on festivals': Psyfari cancels 10th year, blames NSW government

'War on festivals': Psyfari cancels 10th year, blames NSW government

"Festivals are the new scapegoat of a failed government and their failed war on drugs," organisers wrote.

  • by Broede Carmody
Laneway Festival's treasure trove of Australian talent

Laneway Festival's treasure trove of Australian talent

For the past 15 years, St Jerome's Laneway Festival has been championing and celebrating Australia's live music talent.

  • by Martin Boulton
Father of dealer blasts drug culture at music festivals

Father of dealer blasts drug culture at music festivals

The father of a 23-year-old guilty of drug trafficking at Rainbow Serpent says he has absolute disdain for music festivals that foster drug culture.

  • by Ashleigh McMillan
Groovin The Moo 2019 line-up announced
Canberra

Groovin The Moo 2019 line-up announced

Prepare your neon jodhpurs, stick-on rhinestones and other young person attire for the festival's 10th year in Canberra.

  • by Serena Coady