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Handpicked Festival's Line-Up Released

Caitlin Ellen

Throwing themselves the best fifth birthday ever, you can expect to boogie to some of our faves such as Ball Park Music, Alex Lahey and BROODS.

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The Laneway 2019 Line-Up Has Landed

Caitlin Ellen

St Jerome’s Laneway 2019 Line-up has finally been released with a ticket date to pencil into our summer diaries and g-cals.

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Film Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Georgina Smerd

Sensitively adapted from Emily Danforth’s acclaimed coming-of-age novel, The Miseducation of Cameron Post delves into the strange and often confronting world of gay-conversion therapy for teens in religious America.

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Live La Dolce Vita at the 2018 Lavazza Italian Film Festival

Georgina Smerd

This year’s Lavazza Italian Film Festival looks set to be a big one with larger-than-life family comedies, sensual romantic dramas and darker tales of crime, corruption and murder in the country’s brutal underbelly.

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Review: Windmill Theatre's Amphibian

Georgia Brass

Windmill Theatre’s new production Amphibian is no future canonical classic, but definitely has the potential to remain an enduring piece of theatre if the important issues addressed on stage aren’t addressed in the real world.

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Interview with Skegss

Cohen Pettitt

We chatted to band members Toby and Benny from Skegss about their upcoming Australian and UK tour to get a glimpse of life on and off the road. 

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City of Adelaide Lights Up For The 12th Annual OzAsia Festival

Tess Todd

OzAsia Festival returns for its 12th year; although it already holds the title of Australia’s leading international arts festival engaging with Asia, this one's set to launch its most impressive line-up yet! Running from 25 October to 11 November, the expansive and innovative program attracts critical acclaim, and is expected to gather 190,000 people over the duration. This year, 20 countries will be represented with feature work from 817 artists.

Planning to be the most notable of the festivals to date for contemporary arts from Asia, this year sees a record of 60 unique events being featured; including 8 major visual arts exhibitions, 55 talk events, 34 film screenings, 66 workshops and 22 events exclusive to Adelaide, scheduled across the eighteen-day period. With six world premieres, 20 Australian premieres, along with free and ticketed options, there’s no excuse not to get involved in this culturally brilliant arena.

So, what can you expect from the “most expansive and diverse program to date”? OzAsia Festival Artistic Director Joseph Mitchell explains that “OzAsia Festival is the place to be to experience the best contemporary arts and culture across Asia.”

Major headliners include the legendary Chinese playwright and director Stan Lai’s beloved modern classic Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land and the Australian premiere of Korea's international hit Dancing Grandmothers. Returning with international acclaim, Nassim Soleimanpour is set to delight with his newest work, Nassim, which features a new actor each night, not knowing the script until stepping onto the stage.

Artists of South Australia feature prominently in the program this year with a series of international collaboration debuts. Intimate dance performance, Close Company, is the work of Alison Curry and Singapore’s RAW Moves. World premiere of Adelaide Composer David Kotlowy’s Patina features local artists Ade Suharto, Gamelan In Situ along with Japanese dancer Shin Sakuma.

For the younger audience there is an immersive theatre experience, Cerita Anak (Child’s Story), combining song, shadow imagery, puppetry and sound with all the life of the ocean.

In a massive takeover this year, OzAsia comes to a final weekend crescendo with the completely free Jaipur Literature Festival. A combination over 50 authors, journalists, activists and thinkers make up this amazing event. Including the likes of Indian author Shobhaa De, writer and comedian Sami Shah and the festivals own Artistic Directors and writers, William Darymple and Namita Gokhale. The JLF brings you the best of the artistic, literary and culinary heritage of South Asia and the world through ideas, food, music, talks, and books this section of the festival runs from Friday, November 9 to Sunday, November 11.    

Of course, everyone’s favourite part of OzAsia is back with the Moon Lantern Parade, bigger and better this year, hitting Elder Park with its explosion of lights and colour on Saturday, November 27 from 3-9pm. Featuring more than 40 different handmade lanterns and an impressive firework display there is ample vantage points for everyone to view this festival moment. There will be plenty of amenities and food carts throughout with roving performances and free entertainment from local artists.

With only 18 days and so much packed in prepare to be swept off your feat this OzAsia Festival season!

The full OzAsia line up is available online from 7pm 14th August on the official website with the full line up for Jaipur Literature Festival to be announced in September.

All images via the OzAsia Media team.

Indiago w/ Sleepy Lizard & Contract Love @ Fat Controller

Natasha Martin

The last day of August at the ever so tasty, Fat Controller, was a night filled with great tunes by bands Indiago, Sleepy Lizards and Contract Love that excelled our expectations.

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HOOLY DOOLY: Falls 2018/2019 Lineup Has Us Drooling

Natasha Martin

2018/2019's lineup is looking like a god damn treat.

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Bloody Good Theatre: That Eye, The Sky

Lucy Brewer

An honest, rather cathartic meditation on life, loss, and redemption.

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Good Doogs & Towns @ Rocket Bar

Imogen Hindson

Good Doogs take Rocket Bar and Rooftop by storm in their sold out show. With supporting acts TOWNS and Unknown Locals, there was no short supply of beers, catchy riffs and sing-alongs.

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Give Dad Something 'Blue' This Father's Day

Tess Todd

Got nothing for your Father yet? Not to worry! There’s a smooth group of lads that have got your back on this day of celebrating Dad.

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Luca Brasi @ The Gov

Bianca Iovino

The mild weather wasn’t the only thing bringing people out on a quiet Thursday night, as Tassie band Luca Brasi performed to a huge crowd at The Gov.

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Film Review: Alexander McQueen

jenny qian

The beauty, boldness and bleakness of Alexander McQueen.

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Courtney Barnett @ Thebarton Theatre

Caitlin Ellen

We relive Courtney Barnett’s compelling and approachable gig at the Thebarton Theatre.

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CheeseFest Is Back With Ferment For 2018

Adriana Sinicropi

Let’s get cheesy! CheeseFest + Ferment is back this year with South Australia and Australia’s best cheese and fermented products.

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Bob and Vance: Like a Rolling Stone and a Riptide

Lucy Brewer

Sure, The Times They Are A-Changin’ but as long as Bob and Vance are around, We’re (Not) Going Home.

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STAY in Adelaide! – Luca Brasi Q&A

Bianca Iovino

We had a chat to Luca Brasi’s drummer Danny Flood, to get the ins and outs of what’s in store over the not to far off future!

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Burnside Mums Release Their Latest Single 'Grassfires'

Emilie La Pietra

If you're into relentlessly loud and sweaty live music then don't miss the live release of their latest single ‘Grassfires’

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The Unapologetic Art of Felicity Jane

Ellie Stamelos

The artwork of Felicity Jane is undeniably eye-catching and thought-provoking.

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