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Bindi Irwin celebrates 18th birthday

24 July 2016 In: Entertainment

Bindi Irwin was celebrating not only her 18th birthday but also her recent victory on US TV show Dancing With The Stars. And there could only be one place to celebrate such happy events – Australia Zoo – the conservation centre founded by her late father, worldwide TV star Steve Irwin. Bindi, much-loved Australian actress, TV star and conservationist, enjoyed a day-long birthday party with her mother Terri, her brother Robert and boyfriend Chandler Powell….

Iron Maiden grenade shock

15 May 2016 In: Entertainment

Once Iron Maiden discovered that there was insufficient electricity in the venue to power their stage gear the band was dubious about being able to play. Singer Bruce Dickinson reveals, “The concert was total chaos – there was no way we could perform, and we told them so. “The promoter hit the roof. He pulled out a live grenade, shoved it in my face and threatened to pull the pin if we didn’t go on…

The Cure tour Australia

01 May 2016 In: Entertainment

The Cure will headline Australia’s major Splendour and the Grass 2016 festival as well as performing their own stand-alone headline concerts. Robert Smith and The Cure last performed in Australia five years ago. The group delighted Aussie fans during their ‘Reflections’ tour when they performed three entire albums back to back: Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds and Faith during two concerts at the Sydney Opera House. There is no news regarding a new Cure album….

Culture Club plan Australia tour

09 April 2016 In: Entertainment

Culture Club, fronted by singer Boy George, will appear onstage in their original line-up with all four founder members. Culture Club say they will perform concerts in the cities of Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Culture Club fans in other Australian cities have expressed anger because the group will not play shows in Adelaide, Brisbane or Hobart. Support act on the tour is ’80s band Kids In The Kitchen. And Aussie singer Dannii Minogue will be…

Australia chart hits

23 February 2016 In: Entertainment

Australia music fans purchased over 13.7 million recordings of their favourite artists, according to latest available figures. Top selling artists down under include Sia (singles chart-topper) and Lee Kernaghan (albums chart-topper). Australia also loves music on the internet and in 2014 spent $193 million downloading a total of 187.7 million digital albums and single tracks. This week’s top selling singles down under are: 01 – 7 Years – Lukas Graham 02 – Never Be Like…

Rock star Prince to tour Australia

06 February 2016 In: New Zealand, Entertainment, General

Rock legend Prince is to perform at a series of concerts in Australia this month – with only a piano. The enigmatic American star who shot to fame in the 1980s with worldwide hits such as Purple Rain and Little Red Corvette, will perform a stripped down ‘unplugged’-style show featuring only himself and a piano. Prince’s ‘Piano And Microphone’ concerts will take place in major cities in Australia and New Zealand. But in true Prince…

World Records from Australia

27 January 2016 In: Family, Entertainment, General

There is more to Australia than jobs, good weather and sunny beaches – it’s also a country of record-breakers. To celebrate this weeks’ Australia Day here’s a few world records won Down Under in 2015, according to Guinness World Records. Largest surfing lesson (single venue) – In December, retailer RedBalloon staged the world’s largest surfing lesson, with participants dressed up as Santa Claus. 320 surfers took part in the 30 minute lesson on Bondi Beach…

James Packer to wed popstar

23 January 2016 In: Entertainment, General

James Packer, the 4th richest man in Australia, is set to marry US pop singer Mariah Carey. The couple have been secretly dating for nine months and they went public with their relationship last summer after they were spotted enjoying a holiday together in Italy. Now the pair has become engaged and they are set to marry, according to media reports. Billionaire Packer, 47, is Australia’s fourth-richest person according to Forbes with a fortune of…

Eighties stars to appear in Perth

19 January 2016 In: Perth, Entertainment, General

A string of 1980’s chart stars are set to perform in Perth, Australia, later this year. Pop stars including Berlin, Martika, Katrina Leskanich and Limahl will appear at the Astor Theatre in Perth on July 22 as part of a variety show of stars who scored hits during the 1980’s. The Totally 80’s tour will feature American synth-pop group Berlin, Kajagoogoo singer Limahl and Katrina Leskanich from Katrina and the Waves. Martika was 19 years…

Spice Girl Mel-B in Darwin

07 January 2016 In: Darwin, Entertainment, General

Darwin will play host to former Spice Girl Melanie Brown when she appears in the city next month. The former ‘Scary Spice’ is to visit Darwin for a special meet and greet with the city’s clubbers. Melanie will appear at Monsoons on Friday, February 12, to pose for photos with fans and answer questions from the crowd in a Q&A session. Melanie was part of one of the biggest girl groups in history before launching…

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