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A grey-haired man wearing a blue shirt and a dark blue suit, as well as a lanyard around his neck, smiles at the camera. He is standing on the pitch of a sports stadium and a large soundstage has been erected behind him.

Vale Garry Van Egmond

The Australian music industry titan, who toured the likes of AC/DC, Riverdance and Bette Midler, died following complications due to…

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Soundcheck report tabled … and serious work is required for survival

Creative Australia has released its Soundcheck report into Australia’s music festival sector. ArtsHub takes a look at the findings.

An aerial view taken at dusk of a large crowd gathered outdoors preparing to sing together as part of The Big Sing at Festival of Voices.

Singing in the winter dark: Festival of Voices returns for 2024

Hobart’s original winter festival returns with a program featuring everything from US R&B star Macy Gray and choral workshops to…

DJ at music festival.

Little splendour in music festival cancellations

New inquiry launched to ascertain the future of an eroding music festival landscape.

Open Season. The image shows three young men in streetwear leaning forward towards the camera, holding their chins thoughtfully, against a bright red background.

Brisbane's Open Season returns in 2024

Open Season has just launched its 2024 season, with a diverse range of acts coming to Brisbane from May to…

Casey O’Shaughnessy and Katie Rynne join BIGSOUND 2024 as Music Programmers. Photo: Jess Gleeson. Two Caucasian women standing inside a sound studio with vinyl covering a shelf to the right. Standing on the left is Casey with blonde plaits, a striped long-sleeve top and black paints. On the right is Katie with a coloured, heat-map like dress paired with black long sleeve underneath, she has amber hair.

What’s new at BIGSOUND 2024

Brisbane’s annual music industry event provides vital opportunities for musicians with new Music Programmers announced.


WOMADelaide 2024 – more than music

WOMADelaide offers exceptional musical performances from around the world... but that's not all.

The Toorak Synagogue is Melbourne's latest new music venue.

New music venue to host classical concerts with a twist

The Toorak Synagogue will host non-traditional classical concerts in 2024.

With One Voice choir members at the National Folk Festival 2023. Photo: With One Voice Australia. A group of choir members with diverse skin tones sitting and standing outside in front of a festival scenery with trees. A person is playing a guitar and another is conducting.

Community choir battling loneliness and isolation

People from all walks of life are encouraged to participate in local choirs to find their creative voice and improve…

Upcoming free programming. Xenos, Mofo Sessions at Royal Park, Mona Foma 2021. Photo: Mona/Jesse Hunniford. Image: Courtesy of the artist and Mona. Two musicians backlit on the stage, the one on the left is playing a sousaphone and the one on the right a saxophone.

Free music programming all summer long

A snapshot of upcoming free music and arts events, including symphonies under the stars and bold local acts.

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