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Fatboy Slim in Australia

06 January 2016 In: Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Entertainment, General

DJ and dancefloor king Fatboy Slim is appearing at live events in Australia this month. Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Cook) will appear at venues in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane, bringing his unique blend of dance music recordings and re-mixes to fans in Australia. Fatboy Slim’s show in Perth has sold out. He will appear at a headline show at Sydney’s Electric Gardens Festival and also in Brisbane at the open air Riverstage venue located in…

Record New Year in Brisbane

31 December 2015 In: Brisbane, Entertainment, General

Brisbane in Australia will be lit up by more than 30,000 fireworks on New Year’s Eve during the biggest display ever seen in the city. Over 100,000 people are set to attend celebrations at South Bank in Brisbane while a further 50,000 will welcome 2016 at events in Surfers Paradise. For the first time two new precincts will join the midnight fireworks display. Synchronised fireworks displays will be set off at Hamilton’s Portside Wharf and…

Segways banned on Australia flights

30 December 2015 In: Travel, Entertainment, General

Russell Crowe was left fuming after an airline stopped him taking Segway hover boards on a flight. The Australian actor, travelling home with his family, vented his frustration via social media after the airline, Virgin Australia, told him he could not take the hover boards (similar to the one pictured) onto the plane. Hover boards have been a popular toy this Christmas but many major airlines such as Virgin Australia and Quantas, concerned about safety,…

Bananarama to tour Australia

14 December 2015 In: Entertainment, General

Bananarama will set out on a tour of Australia in 2016. The all-girl trio – famous for their drunken party antics in the 1980s – scored over 30 Top 40 hits in the UK and 40 million records sold worldwide during their career. Bananarama, who still hold the record as the world’s most successful girl band, now only perform as a duo with original members Sara Dalin and Keren and are heading out on tour…

Elton adds extra Sydney show

07 December 2015 In: Sydney, Entertainment, General

Sir Elton John has added an extra concert to his tour of Australia, at the venue where he first started out. Elton and his band are touring Australia this month as part of his worldwide ‘All The Hits Tour’. Due to massive demand for tickets, an additional Sydney concert has been added on Thursday 17 December, at the venue where it all began – the Hordern Pavilion. Elton says: “I thought that since we are…

Taylor Swift holiday in Australia

03 December 2015 In: Entertainment, General

Taylor Swift is treating her entire 125-person stage crew to a holiday in Australia. The singer will pay for all her tour personnel to have an end-of-tour holiday at Hamilton Island when her current concert dates are over. Taylor let slip the news via Instagram when she wrote: ““So stoked to be able to take my band and crew on a vacation at the end of a long and wonderful tour. “For all their hard…

Hunger Games top in Australia

23 November 2015 In: Entertainment, General

The new Hunger Games movie has toppled the new James Bond movie to take the No 1 spot in Australia. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 generated $9.8 million at the cinemas in Australia at the weekend, while James Bond’s new movie Spectre took $5.484 million in its’ second week of release. The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet, is third most popular film while Secret in Their Eyes, starring Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts, is in…

Degas art comes to Melbourne

19 November 2015 In: Melbourne, Victoria, Entertainment, General

More than 200 works by French impressionist master Edgar Degas will go on show at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne in 2016. The city of Melbourne will play host to the world premiere exhibition, Degas: A New Vision, from 24 June-18 Sept 2016 as part of the 2016 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series. Degas: A New Vision will be the 21st exhibition in the series since it was launched in 2004. More than five…

Australia in 2016 Euro Song Contest

17 November 2015 In: Entertainment, General

Australia has been invited to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016. At the 2015 contest, Guy Sebastian performed as the Australian entry and came fifth with his song, Tonight Again. Now Australia will take part again – but next year the country will have to compete in one of the two Semi-Finals. Eurovision chiefs have yet to decide whether Australia will become a permanent participant in the contest. Guy Sebastian’s performance at…

Top selling stars in Australia

10 November 2015 In: Entertainment, General

British singer Adele is the top selling singles artist in Australia this week and Elvis Presley is top of the album charts. Adele’s new single Hello is No 1 for the second week running, out-selling teen heartthrob Justin Bieber whose latest single Sorry is at No 2 for the second week in the ARIA Singles Chart. Adele’s Hello has achieved platinum status (70,000 sales) in Australia and is her second single to reach No. 1…

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