On the banks of the Hawkesbury River, Playground Weekender was now in its fifth year. In both 2008 and 2009 the festival won the award for ‘Best Crowd and Atmosphere’. This year it can probably make it to the finals again. Once you stepped off that ferry, you travelled back in time to when there
Playground Weekender 2011
Set to play Playground Weekender next weekend, Dark Bells are marching relentlessly into the new year. Music Feeds favourites, the trio made up of Teniel Throsso (Diamondback Rattler) on guitar and vocals, Ash Moss (Mercy Arms) on bass and Simon Parker (Lost Valentinos) on drums, the group are hardly new to this whole musician thing.
Kate Nash has announced the supports for her Australian Tour next week. Jonathan Boulet Wednesday 16th February The Metro Theatre, Sydney Tessa and the Typecast Friday 18th February Billboard, Melbourne Young Men Dead The Thin Kids Saturday 19th February Hi-Fi, Brisbane Kate Nash will also be playing at The Playground Weekender Festival. Playground Weekender Festival
Playground Weekender has released set times and the 2011 site map as well as a whole stack of local DJ’s for the Big Top, River Stage, Club Tropicana Pool and the brand new area – The Village Green. The Village Green, located on the lush grass facing the ferry wharf, is the new wine bar
Following the release of the critically acclaimed album Zonoscope, Cut Copy have just been announced as the latest addition on the Playground Weekender line-up, bringing the blissful mix of styles to the mainstage alongside acts such as Lamb, Tricky and De La Soul. The band are expected to play a lot of material off Zonoscope.
Melbourne five piece Architecture In Helsinki are set to be the next horse brought into the Modular stable joining such acts as Tame Impala and Cut Copy on the local Steve Pavlovic led label. Having already burned through several labels over their tree album career, even releasing on their own label Tailem Bend, let’s hope
Lanie Lane‘s music has that timeless sense of style that you would usually associated with acts like Bille Holiday or Ella Fitzgerald. Big comparisons I know, but when listening to her swinging jazz and soul tinged songs, I can’t help but recall the songstresses of old. With her single What Do I Do doing the
Having released their debut EP You Will Tear Down Everything That Stands In Your Way, as well as singles Blind and In The Name Of Fame since we last spoke, The Magnetic Heads are walking tall into the new year, with a series of shows including an appearance at Playground Weekender. We caught up with
Appearing as part of the Playground Weekender festival, legendary disco soul artist Roy Ayers will be visiting a range of cities as part of his upcoming February tour, marking his return following a spirited tour in 2008. Playing alongside Kool & The Gang in Sydney and Melbourne, Ayers has also released details of his own
Bringing their 12 piece live show to our fair shores for the first time in their 35 year career to play Playground Weekender, soul funk legends Kool & The Gang will also be playing some very special sideshows in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth this month. Joining Kool & The Gang for their Sydney and Melbourne
I AM KLOOT have announced support acts – The Chemist (East Brunswick Club, Melbourne) and Jackson McLaren (Gaelic Theatre, Sydney) for their much anticipated Playground Weekender 2011 sideshows this February. Since releasing their Mercury Award nominated album, Sky At Night, the band have been selling out UK shows and gearing up for their first ever
Having endured in the music industry for over 30 years, releasing 12 albums and selling in excess of 100 million copies as well as performing to over 30 million people over their touring career, Depeche Mode are inarguable one of the most successful bands of the past 50 years. Their influence can be seen in
Careening into popularity back in 2005 off the back of the stoner/psychedelic self-titled debut, Vancouver’s Black Mountain have grown both in terms of popularity and music over the past five years. Their latest album 2010’s Wilderness Heart showcases a less freaked out and more stripped back side to their sound, compared with their debut and
The 5th edition of the Playground Weekender has announced its next set of artists to join their already strong indi line up. Stretching over 4 days from Thursday 17th to Sunday the 20th of February in the Del Rio Riverside Resort in Wisemans Ferry New south Wales. Along with head-line acts of the Doves, Lamb,
Following on from his appearances as part of next year’s Playground Weekender festival, Bristol trip-hop legend Tricky has just announced a run of headline shows. The shows which will feature Tricky on stage with his full live band, including co-vocalist Francesca Belmont, will also feature heavily from his latest album, Mixed Race, one of his
Following fro last week’s announcement that they would be releasing the latest album 5 in May next year, UK duo Lamb have just announced they will be embarking on a world tour next year in support of the release, with Australia having been chosen as the spring board from which it will launch. Following shows
Canadian psych-rock outfit Black Mountain have just announced a run of shows down the east coast on the back of their appearance at next year’s Playground Weekender Festival. Touring with their most recent album Wilderness Heart in tow, this shows will mark the bands first return since there shows here two years ago in support
The lovely people over at Playground Weekender have just let loose their second line-up, the festival now bulging with quality local and international artists, this last batch of bands joining the likes of Doves, De La Soul, Kool & The Gang, Caribou and Four Tet on the sunny shores of the Hawkesbury River. Be sure
On the back of their being announced as part of 2011’s Playground Weekender Festival. Caribou and Four Tet have announced a series of headline shows this February. With the artists sharing a long history together, having collaborated in the past Four Tet being a part of the Caribou Vibration Ensemble, I’m hopeful the tour may
Playground Weekender is back this summer to offer music lovers a truly unique festival alternative.