The weather is hot and the days are long. For Australian music lovers such as ourselves, this can only mean one thing: the Big Day Out is not far away. But with so many great acts to see in the one day, we’ve done you a favour and narrowed down the long list of bands to see to a few definites. Of course, there are the headliners (Pearl Jam and Arcade Fire), and the other big guns (The Hives, Beady Eye, Deftones, Snoop Lion and Flume), but you need to know about these up-and-comers. So grab out a crayon and get ready to scribble these names down.
Taking out the top spot as my favourite festival experience of 2012, I was more then excited to be returning to the Factory Theatre for OutsideIn 2013. There’s something about the underground electronic music scene that gets my heart racing – the bass, the amazing visuals, that feeling of being part of something truly special.
Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated as a festival of colours. At this festival people celebrate the victory of the good over the bad and the beginning of the spring. Sooraj Seshan, a Bangalore-based graphic design and illustration student, was there to witness all the action. Pretty amazing.
If you’re one of those types who love the peace and serenity of the great outdoors, or if you like to climb mountains to get away from the crowds, you may want to skip Jiangxi, China on your itinerary. At the annual International Camping Festival held every September, over 15,000 outdoor enthusiasts set up camp at a hillside near Mt. Wugongshan.
Europe’s largest ballooning event, The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, just recently finished it’s 35th display. Over the course of four days, more than 150 hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes floated across the sky over the city of Bristol. This stunning event is definitely something you need to see at least once during […]
To address the problem of over 2 million merrymaking festival-goers peeing all about the place at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, AfroReggae and JWT Brazil banded up to start an, er, Electric Pee project with urinals that double up as mini hydroelectric plants. Pee is converted into power as it trickles down turning gears that […]
We know that you all love to party, so it’s with great pleasure that we announce the return of OutsideIn Festival: an amazing day of mind-bending music at Sydney’s Factory Theatre. Curated by Astral People and Yes Please, last year’s inaugural festival saw a sold out crowd get down to the likes of Flume, HTRK, […]
In Japan, there’s actually an entire festival dedicated to the male appendage. Enough said. According to The Independent, one of the highlights of this annual Shinto fertility festival held in Kawasaki during spring is a giant 2.5m wooden penis carried by locals. Everything you’ll see at the special occasion is likely to be somewhat phallic […]
The world’s leading festival of contemporary character culture, Pictoplasma kicks off today for three days of inspiring talks, screenings and more. It all happens in Berlin and runs until April 13.
Groovin The Moo, Australia’s only regional touring festival, has dropped another stellar lineup for 2013. Visiting Maitland, Canberra, Bendigo, Townsville and Bunburry, the tour will see the likes of The Temper Trap, Tame Impala, Tegan and Sara, and Lost At E Minor favourite, Flume, grace the stage. Prepare yourselves for the April/May cusp, a big […]
Byron Bay Bluesfest is set to be one amazing festival this year – running for five days between March 28 and April 1 and delivering a lineup including Ben Harper, Santana, Iggy & The Stooges, Grace Potter, Wilco and Rodriguez. With a great vision on sustainability, the stellar lineup and an amazing venue, Bluesfest seems […]
Celebrated by Hindus, the legendary Holi Festival takes place in India and Nepal during springtime. It’s a riot of colours with everyone throwing fistfuls of pigmented stuff at everyone else (the blue, apparently, stains like crazy and is notoriously hard to get out of skin and clothes). German artist Katrin Korfmann has been there and documented the colourful affair in her Kolorit series from an aerial perspective. There’s so much beauty in there.
Alt-J (∆) only released their debut album months ago, but the English lads are already considered favorites to take out the 2012 Mercury Prize. We sat down with drummer Thom Green to talk shrooms, finding video directors on the internet, and studying fine art.