Monthly Archives: November 2018

C2C: COUNTRY TO COUNTRY TIM McGRAW TO HEADLINE INAUGURAL AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL

After entertaining country music fans across the United Kingdom and Europe since 2013, TEG Live and AEG Presents are proud to present the inaugural Country to Country (C2C) Australia at Sydney Qudos Bank Arena on Saturday 28 September 2019 and Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Sunday 29 September 2019, headlined by superstar Tim McGraw.

Also appearing at the very first C2C Australia will be the hugely popular Kelsea Ballerini, along with Midland, and many more international and local artists to be announced.

Presale tickets will be available via Telstra Thanks® from 10am (local), Wednesday 14 November and the general public on sale commences from 12 noon (local), Friday 16 November through Ticketek.

C2C Australia will be 10 hours of country music, spanning multiple stages including the Main Stage, the C2C Spotlight Stage and the Town Square, and showcasing the best in country music as well as emerging talent from the United States and Australia. The festival will also feature an array of attractions and great food options for passionate country music fans.

C2C made its debut at the O2 Arena in London in 2013 and has now become an annual staple on the UK festival calendar with tens of thousands of fans attending each year to enjoy some of the very best of country music. In 2015, C2C went into mainland Europe for the first time with shows in Sweden and Norway. In 2019, C2C will debut in both the Netherlands and Germany, and now this annual country music festival is coming to Australia for the very first time in September 2019.

Tim McGraw has sold more than 50 million records and dominated the charts with 43 worldwide #1 singles. He’s won 3 Grammy Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 11 American Music Awards, 3 People’s Choice Awards and numerous other honours. His iconic career achievements include being named the BDS Radio’s Most Played Artist of the Decade for all music genres and having the Most Played Song of the Decade for all music genres.

He is the most played country artist since his debut in 1992, with two singles spending over 10 weeks at #1. His career-long tour successes include the record-setting Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 with his wife, Faith Hill. McGraw starred in and narrated the hit movie, The Shack, as well as played leading roles in Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side. McGraw recently released two news songs ‘NEON CHURCH’ and ‘Thought About You’, his first new solo music in two years. Tim McGraw was last in Australian in 2012 when he headlined CMC Rocks together with his wife Faith Hill and sold out multiple arenas in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Kelsea Ballerini has emerged in the last three years as one of the biggest names in country music. Ballerini released her debut album ‘The First Time’ in 2015, since then she has received a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, banked three consecutive No. 1 songs (a record, as she’s the only female Country artist to have done so from a debut), toured across the US and around the world, and nurtured a growing reputation as one of Nashville’s sharpest writers. She has played and toured with artists such as Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, and headlining her own tour, in addition to winning scores of accolades including an ACM Award, a Billboard “Rising Star” Award and an ACCA for Breakthrough Female of the Year. Kelsea Ballerini headlined CMC Rocks in 2018.

Midland. Hailing from Dripping Springs, TX lead vocalist Mark Wystrach fronts Midland’s rich sound that is rounded out with lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy. Rooted in tradition in both sound and style the trio initially garnered attention playing clubs in the region. Their critically acclaimed freshman album, “On the Rocks” (Big Machine Records), features 13 tracks with song writing credits from each member alongside hitmakers Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Launching to rave reviews from notable outlets such as the Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone Country, “On the Rocks” was declared “the year’s best Country album” by Washington Post. The Dann Huff produced album earned the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Country Album Sales chart upon release. Their debut No. 1 single “Drinkin’ Problem,” which offers an intentional nod to Country music reminiscent of the 1970s and 80s, earned the band their first Grammy Awards nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Midland was also named New Vocal Group of the Year at the 2018 ACM Awards and are nominated for three CMA Awards including Vocal Group of the Year, Single of the Year for “Drinkin’ Problem” and New Artist of the Year. This year Country Radio Broadcasters voted the trio as one of the esteemed 2018 CRS New Faces. This will be the very first time Midland tour Australia.

Further exciting line-up announcements will be made soon. Check the website for updates: https://www.c2c-countrytocountry.com.au/

C2C : Country to Country, Australia

Saturday 28 September 2019 Sydney Qudos Bank Arena
Sunday 29 September 2019 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre

GARETH LEACH ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES AND TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL SHOWS

Alt Country/Americana and outlaw country artist, Gareth Leach is set to hit the road for a stack of shows leading to the Tamworth Country Music Festival, following the recent release of his debut album, Death & Taxes.

With tour dates commencing tomorrow in Echuca, Leach will perform a handful of shows just prior to Christmas before returning in the New Year for his From the Mountains to the River Tour in January for five shows. He then takes in Tamworth CMF between the 18th and 23rd January.

Gareth’s latest single is title track from his album, Death & Taxes, with that and the previous single, Turn Back Jimmy Creek, both receiving plenty of airplay across country radio stations and the Country Music Channel. The record was produced, engineered and mixed by Tyson Fish of The Alamo in Melbourne, with additional engineering and production by Leach and mastering by David Walker (Stepford Audio). All associated artwork has been created by Jasper Shelton Hollis. The culmination of talents wrapping up what is a masterful debut Americana album.

Gareth Leach draws inspiration from a spectrum as wide as Willie Nelson to Keith Urban, Jimmy Eat World to Chris Stapleton, and beyond, blending Americana sensibilities with the introspective and reflective lyrical concepts of his Outlaw heroes.

Anyone who enjoys alt-country/Americana will enjoy Gareth Leach and his raw, powerful and engaging take on one of the fastest rising genres in Australia.

GARETH LEACH TOUR DATES
Nov 10 – Gypsy Bar, Echuca VIC
Nov 11 – Cape Horn Vinyard, Echuca VIC
Nov 17 – Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill VIC
Nov 24 – The Bearded Lady w/ Hayley Marsten, Brisbane QLD
Dec 19 – Spotted Mallard, Brunswick VIC

FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO RIVER
Jan 4 – Snowline Hotel, Harrietville VIC
Jan 5 – Happy Valley Hotel, Ovens VIC
Jan 6 – Wandi Pub, Wandiligong VIC
Jan 12 – Men’s Club, Deniliquin NSW
Jan 13 – Shamrock Hotel, Echuca VIC

TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Jan 18 – Pig Stage, 2pm
Jan 18 – The Press 2340, 9pm
Jan 20 – The Welder’s Dog, 12pm
Jan 20 – Pig Stage, 4pm
Jan 21 – FanZone, 4:50pm
Jan 23 – Pig Stage, 6pm

ANDREW SWIFT AND GRETTA ZILLER ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN CARAVAN PARK COUNTRY MUSIC SHOWCASE TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST, BRAD COX

Alt-country/Americana artists Gretta Ziller and Andrew Swift have announced the dates and parks included in the next Great Australian Caravan Park Country Music Showcase Tour, proudly sponsored by Jayco – 21 shows in 21 days through Victoria and New South Wales, before once again hitting the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

This year, the Social Family Records label mates will take 2018 Toyota Star Maker winner, Brad Cox, along on the journey with them, which commences in Anglesea, Victoria, on Thursday, 27 December and winds its way from park to park with the final show of the tour set for Reflections Holiday Park in Tuncurry, NSW on Wednesday, 16 January.

Watch The Great Australian Caravan Park Country Music Showcase Tour short documentary here and get a feel for it:

2018 has been a massive year for both Ziller and Swift, with non-stop touring and performing throughout the year. March saw the release of Swift’s much anticipated album, Call Out For the Cavalry, which landed at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Albums chart and #3 on the ARIA Country Albums chart, spawning one of this year’s most successful country radio singles, Runaway Train. A 2018 Golden Guitar finalist for Alt Country Album of the Year, Ziller has continued to receive accolades for her September 2017 album, Queen of Boomtown, including a nomination for country album of the year in this year’s The Age Music Victoria Awards.

If caravan and camping is your thing, check out the schedule below and book your spot now at one (or many) of the following parks this summer and be entertained for free by three of the best performers Australia has to offer, while you sit back and relax. Note: The shows are for park guests only. Some parks are already fully booked, so do not delay in booking your place at your fave park, if you’re keen to be part of it.

The Great Australian Caravan Park Country Music Showcase
Tour Dates

December 2018
Thu 27th Anglesea Family Caravan Park, Anglesea VIC
Fri 28th Ocean Grove Holiday Park, Ocean Grove VIC
Sat 29th Kangerong Holiday Park, Dromana VIC
Sun 30th Inverloch Foreshore Camping Reserve, Inverloch VIC
Mon 31st Marlo Ocean Views, Marlo VIC

January 2019
Tue 1st Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park, Mallacoota VIC
Wed 2nd Eden Beachfront Holiday Park, Eden NSW
Thu 3rd NRMA Jindabyne Holiday Park, Jindabyne NSW
Fri 4th Jingellic Showgrounds, Jingellic NSW
Sat 5th Tumut River Brewing Company, Tumut NSW **
Sun 6th Porepunkah Bridge Holiday Park, Porepunkah VIC
Mon 7th Omeo Caravan Park, Omeo VIC
Tue 8th Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park, Mallacoota VIC
Wed 9th Tathra Beachside, Tathra NSW
Thu 10th Reflections Holiday Park, Bermagui NSW
Fri 11th Murramarang Nature Tourist Resort, Murramarang NSW
Sat 12th Holiday Haven Lake Conjola, Lake Conjola NSW
Sun 13th Toowoon Bay Holiday Park, Toowoon Bay NSW
Mon 14th Reflections Holiday Park, Hawks Nest NSW
Tue 15th Reflections Holiday Park, Seal Rocks NSW
Wed 16th Reflections Holiday Park, Tuncurry NSW

** Brad Cox not appearing

HYTE just announced techno legend Chris Liebing as the latest addition to the line up of HYTE NYE Berlin 2018

Hyte will take place on Monday December 31st at Funkhaus Berlin. The techno grandmaster and Mute Records artist completes the line up around previously announced headliners Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Pan-Pot, Amelie Lens und Stephan Bodzin.

Chris Liebing, the German stalwart, who has been a firm fixture in the global techno scene for the better part of 25 years, will return to the famous Berlin HYTE event for the fifth year running. The techno mainstay just released his new LP “Burn Slow”. Chris has once again shown fans his multifaceted talent. The 10-track album, released via Mute in early September, sees the Frankfurt-based artist explore more experimental pursuits.

HYTE NYE Berlin 2018 will be held at Berlin’s legendary Funkhaus venue. Built in 1951, the colossal East German complex used to host the biggest radio broadcasting site in the world. Today serving as a playground of the city’s vibrant underground scene, the building is a beautifully preserved piece of Berlin’s past, mixing Bauhaus architecture with Soviet aesthetics and industrial vibes. The event will take place at the so-called Shedhalle, a one of a kind warehouse with very rough but beautiful aesthetics, which is part of the Funkhaus complex.

Staying true to their extended party roots, HYTE will once again put clubbers’ stamina to the test, offering them a 24-hour marathon on NYE and NYE to remember. To ring in the New Year in style, HYTE will kick off as early as 18:00 on Monday, December, 31st and won’t pull the plug until 18:00, Tuesday, January, 1st 2019.

That’s the full line up of HYTE NYE Berlin 2018 (in alphabetical order)
Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Chris Liebing, Pan-Pot, Richie Hawtin, Stephan Bodzin live
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Anthea, Archie Hamilton, Butch, Caleb Calloway, Djebali, Fabio Florido, Federico Gardenghi, Ferro, Gregor Tresher, Guti live, Mahony, Modig, Soulphiction, wAFF, Woody, Yaya

HYTE NYE BERLIN
Monday, December 31 2018, 18:00 – Tuesday, January 01 2019, 18:00
Funkhaus Berlin, Nalepastraße 18, 12459 Berlin, Germany

Line Up: Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Anthea, Archie Hamilton, Butch, Caleb Calloway, Chris Liebing, Djebali, Fabio Florido, Federico Gardenghi, Ferro, Gregor Tresher, Guti live, Mahony, Modig, Pan-Pot, Richie Hawtin, Soulphiction, Stephan Bodzin live, wAFF, Woody, Yaya

HYTE – SINCE 2013 / SOME OF THE ARTISTS THAT PLAYED FOR US SO FAR
Adam Beyer, Andrea Oliva, Agoria, Apollonia, Art Department, Ben Klock, Ben Sims, Benny Rodrigues, Bicep, Bjarki, Black Coffee, Bob Moses, Cajmere, Caribou, Carl Cox, Chris Liebing, Collabs, Craig Richards, Danny Tenaglia, Derrick Carter, Derrick May, DJ Harvey, DJ Koze, DJ Tennis, Dubfire, DVS1, Enzo Siragusa, Erick Morillo, Green Velvet, Gregor Tresher, Guti, Henrik Schwarz, Honey Dijon, Hot Since 82, Jackmaster, James Ruskin, Jeff Mills, Job Jobse, John Talabot, Joseph Capriati, Josh Wink, Kenny Dope, Kevin Saunderson, Laurent Garnier, Len Faki, Loco Dice, Luciano, Maceo Plex, Mano Le Tough, Marcel Dettmann, Marco Carola, Martin Buttrich, Mathew Jonson, Matthew Dear, Matthias Tanzmann, Maya Jane Coles, Mind Against, Monika Kruse, Nastia, Nic Fanciulli, Nick Curly, Nicole Moudaber, Nightmares on Wax, Nina Kraviz, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot, Peggy Gou, Rebekah, Recondite, Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Robert Hood / Floorplan, ROD, Rodhad, Schwarzmann, Seth Troxler, Sonja Moonear, Speedy J, Steve Rachmad, Tale of Us, The Martinez Brothers, Tiga, Tom Trago, wAFF and many #MORE…