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Festivals Coming Soon

Festivals Coming Soon

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IT'S summer festival time time again - yay! So get out your Christmas wish list and jot a few of these down for Santa. The original and the best festival of them all, BIG DAY OUT 2000, has announced its premier line-up with more to be announced later. POWDERFINGER, THE GO-BETWEENS, KILLING HEIDI, 28 DAYS, FRIENDLY, NITOCRIS and FRENZAL RHOMB form the Australian contingent of the BDO which hits Sydney as usual on Australia Day, January 26, at the Sydney Showgrounds. International megastars confirmed to appear include no less than LIMP BIZKIT from the US, the HAPPY MONDAYS from the UK, PJ HARVEY from the US, RAMMSTEIN from Germany, and the ZOO BOMBS from Japan. All tickets sold out well in advance last year, but more announcements will be made in November. The BDO will travel to Auckland, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Tickets are on sale at Soundworld in Newcastle.

HOME BAKE: MORE acts have been announced for the annual Oz-rock-only event that has punters salivating in anticipation. HOMEBAKE, hot on the heels of confirming THE LIVING END, SPIDERBAIT, REGURGITATOR and ALEX LLOYD, has announced FRIENDLY, JEBEDIAH, BODYJAR, TESTEAGLES, ART OF FIGHTING and ROCKET SCIENCE will join the bill at The Domain in Sydney on Saturday, December 9. And that ain't all. There's also SKULKER, TUMBLEWEED, H BLOCK 101, ENDORPHIN, NOT FROM THERE and MAGIC DIRT. What's that - you want more? Okay, how about we throw in SUNK LOTO, MACHINE GUN FELLATIO, ENDORPHIN, LO-TEL, 78 SAAB, NOKTURNL and the electronic mastery of BEXTA, FULL FATHOM FIVE and POUND SYSTEM. That's it - so far - and you get all that for $50. Tickets are on sale in Newcastle through Soundworld.

HOME LANDS: IF DJs and rock with an electronic spin is more your thing, among the array of options on offer for this summer's festivals is HOMELANDS, which is happening this year at Glenworth Valley on December 2 and 3. Described as 'a festival celebrating club culture and dance music' Homelands is a two-day sleepover (although very little sleep is likely) offering 10 live acts and 60 DJs over five arenas in the picturesque and lush surrounds of a horse stud 30 minutes west of Gosford. The name comes from the HOME dance music venues, which started in London as three venues in 1990 and spread across the world. There are now 23. The live acts are PUBLIC ENEMY, THE AVALANCHES and ORBITAL. For all the information on DJs check out the website at http://www.homelands.com.au Tickets are $99.

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