In the aftermath of the long weekend (after which everything is ticking over a little slower than usual), what better way to kick off the work week than with a ever-so-slight procrastinatory monthly wrap.

This most recent weekend saw the inaugural event for Pitch Music Festival take place, bringing the likes of Voices From The Lake, Recondite, Donato Dozzy and many more to over 6,000 attendees.

Babylon Festival brought the best in techno, psy trance, deep house and experimental beats, whilst Istoria showcased trance, trance and more trance.

Gourmet Cinema celebrated their final weekend of the season with cult-classics Pulp Fiction and Blade Runner, matched with food from some of Melbourne’s finest restaurants.

Spiderbait rocked sold out shows at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne, while WOMADelaide welcomed 90,000 people through their gates (despite the drizzly weather) in Adelaide.

Over in Sydney, Days Like This Festival saw Dixon, John Talbot and Toro Y Moi play their debut lineup and Adventure Time Live brought out the inner child in everyone in Melbourne.

Fallout 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 hit Byron Bay and Sydney with a live set from Infected Mushroom.

Earlier this month, our very own Fractures released his long awaited debut album, playing an amazing show at Howler.

Party in the Paddock welcomed their biggest crowd to date, with over 7,000 eager attendees walking through their gates.

Mountain Sounds Festival sold out, Alicia Keys and The Grammys started using Linktree and we launched The Austin Buzz, a tool that enables you to follow the buzziest bands playing at SXSW this year, powered by social media.

Margaret Glaspy toured Australia for the very first time, performing captivating shows across the country, The Specials hit a number of stages, including Golden Plains’ and Nicolas Jaar returned to Australia once more.

Dorsal Fins hit the road and so did Bec Sandridge, The Operatives put on Soulection and Elton John announced a very special set of regional shows to take place later this year.

That’s just the first half of the month.

Openair Cinema in both Adelaide and Perth are underway, CMC Rocks QLD’s 10 year anniversary will play a massive sold out show and Dixie Chicks will perform on stages across the country.

 

BLSTR Group.