The Pleasure Garden should be at the top of your festival list this December. Coined as an immersive, creative arts and music feast set in a picturesque parkland, this one will be a delight for the senses and a treat for the soul – so to speak. It’s been said that The Pleasure Garden will change you, so here is the low-down of what to expect.
The Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival boasts itself on creating a massive, yet intimate community event. Held on the third weekend in February, festival chairperson Eva Grunden says the intimacy of this volunteer run festival is what sets it apart, and is the reason is it still continuing 22 years later.
Amber Isles is the name to know this December. They are the Melbourne five-piece outfit recently releasing their first album Running, and they are celebrating this release with an eight-date tour in December and January.
When South Africa’s own eco-warrior and modern folk maestro Jeremy Hewitt, AKA Jeremy Loops, touches down on Australian soil next month for the first time, it will be the realisation of a life-long dream.
She’s fierce, she’s confident and she sure as hell deserves the praise she receives. Thrilling Sydney musician and performer Montaigne (also known as Jessica Cerro) just tells it how it is – there’s no bullshit.
When you speak to someone on a Monday and ask what they are up to, it’s not uncommon to hear the standard mundane tasks that may have been delayed doing over the weekend. This was not the case for Abbe May, who at the time of her chat with Forte was “currently laying on the beach with Bertie Blackman.
Throughout his career, Lindsay (Link) McLennan has done it all; from being the leader of iconic Melbourne punk band The Meanies, playing shows on the same stage as the likes of Pearl Jam and Bad Brains, and constantly solidifying his unique stance on many different bands over the years, most commonly in the rock heavy outfit Sun God Replica.
Blunt Shovel are a death metal band from Melbourne. Just four mates having a good time, and keeping ourselves entertained by playing the music they want to hear, not worrying about what’s considered to be ‘cool’.
Bluestone Blues Festival is celebrating its 21st birthday this year with one of the best line-ups yet, showcasing a whole lot of outstanding local and national blues talent to bring in the New Year.