The annual gathering of lovers, musicians, families and friends hits Werribee Park again in January. Set against the backdrop of Werribee Park mansion, it’s the ultimate picnic with a playlist to match.
Get in now for early bird tickets – they’re on sale for $69 from Wednesday September 23 until Monday September 28, after which time they go up to the regular price of $89 online and $99 at the gate.
As always, the line-up is outstanding. Moroccan-born Hindi Zahra leads the fray with her brand of sweet, folky blues. Her voice has got a little of the Billie Holidays about it (the vinyl, record crackle on a lot of her tracks adds to the yesteryear air, plus she’s done a hell good cover of ‘The Man I Love’).
The 2016 Laneway line-up has dropped and once again brings the goods with a mix of local superstars and international indie heavy hitters. Highlights from the line-up include Las Vegas young gun Shamir, the kooky and cute QT and Sophie, Glaswegian electronic king pin Hudson Mohawke, Baltimore dream poppers Beach House and local golden boy Flume will be coming home with a brand new live set-up, set to showcase tracks off his hotly anticipated second album.
Presale tickets are available via Visa Entertainment from 9am Fri Sep 25 until 5pm Sun Sep 27 (or until such time as tickets run out). General public sales open up 9am Wed Sep 30.
Many a tear was shed when the East Brunswick Club closed down in 2012. The original venue was a well-loved live music venue with a grungy reputation for hosting Melbourne’s newest talent as well as serving damn great vegan parmas. Now, it’s back as The East Brunswick Hotel.
There was an uproar when it was announced that property developers were going to erect an apartment block at the site. The old bandroom and bottle-o will still be sacrificed for the new development, but new pub owner Ron O’Bryan, who previously owned Collingwood’s The Vine, has given the pub a completely new look. Gone are the sticky carpets and dark lighting, replaced with white tiles, neon light fixtures and plenty of blonde timber.
Fans of the original venue may be thrown off at the sight of chandeliers and Scandi-chic bar stools artfully arranged in the downstairs bar and dining area, but there are throwbacks to the original East Brunswick Club with a feature wall of music posters, and exposed bones and brickwork that has witnessed the old bandroom’s best shows.… Read more
That’s it, we don’t need any more cafés. A rabbit café is coming to Melbourne’s north
Cat cafés are so last year. There’s a bunny café coming to Melbourne’s northern suburbs courtesy of rabbit-lovers David Johnson and Helen Hu and the only thing coming between you and a coffee date with a bunny is $20,000.
Johnson and Hu already have a crowdfunding campaign underway via IndieGoGo. While they’ve raised almost $11,000 in donations so far, there’s still a way to go before they can make your soft, furry dreams come true. The buns will come courtesy of the Runaway Rabbit Orphanage in Olinda – the only shelter in Victoria that doesn’t put neglected rabbits to sleep.
The plan is to set up a space that will be half-café, half-home for abandoned bunnies. And yes, you’ll have the opportunity to adopt the bunnies you meet (and will no doubt fall in love with), so you can give a rabbit a home.… Read more
Stand-up comedian Kevin Hart is going to tour Australia for the very first time in early 2016 as he brings his ‘What Now?’ tour around the country.
Best known for his dynamic and observational delivery style (and er… petite size), Hart has recently made an appearance as ‘Roast Master’ on Comedy Central’s hilarious roast of Justin Bieber which left audiences reeling as a panel including Hart, Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg and Shaquille O’Neal took turns giving the Canadian pop heartthrob a comedic dressing down.
Influenced by stand-up masters the likes of Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy and Dave Chapelle, Hart built a reputation of being an impressive arena performer, no mean feat for a former shoe salesman who found his calling after an amateur stand-up night in a Philadelphia comedy club. In 2014, Hart was cast in Top Five, a comedy feature film directed and starred by
Hart’s former mentor Chris Rock, while this year he cemented his reputation as comic actor in Get Hard starring Will Ferrell.… Read more