The Essential Elton John Playlist

Wacky and weirdly wonderful, Elton John remains one of the most well known names in pop music to this day. He emerged as the king of radio in the 1970s, from sensitive ballads to grungy, glam rocker style hits, to everything in between. Elton has spent the past 50 years building one of the most unique repertoires in pop music industry. In this article, we’ve put together a list of some of his most iconic tunes, from Tiny Dancer to Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

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The Essential Guide to Bendigo Groovin The Moo 2017

Groovin The Moo has been a much loved event on the Victorian festival circuit for almost 10 years. Since 2009, huge international acts such as Vampire Weekend, De La Soul and Disclosure have graced the stage at Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showground, delighting crowds from all over Victoria. This year’s festival, on May 6th, is expected to be just as big, with an impressive selection of international, national and Melbourne-based bands on the bill, as well as festival extras like gourmet food trucks and market stalls. To help you get ready for the big day, we’ve prepared a handy festival guide including must see acts, what you’ll need to bring, and how to keep your energy levels up throughout the day.

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Indulge at the Yarra Valley Wine and Food Festival

Although we’re heading further into Autumn, there are still a huge array festivals and events taking place throughout Melbourne and Greater Victoria. If you consider yourself a bit of a food and wine connoisseur, you’ll want to check out the inaugural Yarra Valley Wine and Food Festival, set to take place on the first weekend of April at the beautiful Rochford Wines. We’ve prepared a list of key highlights from the festival, so you can plan which delectable delights to sample first.

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All About Rock Legend Don Henley

Legendary singer, guitarist, and drummer for quintessential American rock band The Eagles is once again gracing our shores for a string of headline slots as part of A Day On The Green Festival. In the lead up to the Victorian leg of the festival, to be held at the beautiful Mt Duneed Estate on Saturday the 18th of March, we’re dedicating this week’s blog to some of the most interesting facts from Don Henley’s life and career.

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3 Reasons to Add A Day on the Green to your Festival Bucket List

The start of autumn and the beginning of the university semester might mark the end of the type of festival frequented by tens of thousands of twenty-somethings decked out in body glitter and denim mini shorts, but there’s another type of festival still going strong. Known as ‘the Big Day Out for grown ups’, A Day On The Green is a refined festival experience for those who like to enjoy their music with a glass of wine and a selection of cheeses. For 16 years, A Day On The Green has showcased the talents of musical legends at gorgeous winery venues around Australia. This week, we explore why this long running festival stands head and shoulders above the rest, and why every festival lover should put it on the top of their bucket list.

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5 Interesting Facts About John Farnham

When it comes to the canon of Australian pop and rock music, few artists have had the longevity and influence that John ‘The Voice’ Farnham has. From his youthful days as the king of pop in the 1960s and 70s, to his many comebacks in recent years, his career has been a fascinating rollercoaster and this week, we thought we’d take a look at some of the highlights.

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5 Iconic Female Musicians Still Rocking Today

The women of rock and roll have played a huge part in shaping the genre’s history, with many still gracing stages around the world today. In this blog we’ll be exploring the careers of five incredible female musicians, starting with legends including Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, and Stevie Nicks.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Hot Springs

Humans have long utilised mineral springs as a source of recreation, spiritual fulfilment and healing, but they are also a fascinating natural phenomenon and a powerful energy source. This week, we take a look at five interesting things you probably didn’t know about the natural characteristics of hot springs.

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A Brief Biography of Shirley Manson – One of Alt Rock’s Great Icons

Shirley Manson, front woman of alternative rock band Garbage, will go down as one of the greats. Her impressive career and unique persona have cemented her place in music history and with Garbage touring on the back of their 6th studio album Strange Little Birds (released in June 2016), now’s the perfect time to take a look back over Manson’s lifelong dedication and contribution to music.

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Discover the Boutique Festival Experience at Twice as Nice

In 2016, ringing in the new year at a music festival is a well established seasonal tradition in Australia. However, sleeping in a tent, drinking warm beer and taking communal showers for three days straight isn’t everybody’s cup of tea and for those looking to imbibe in the festival spirit without having to give up their creature comforts, a new breed of boutique music festival has emerged.

 

Twice as Nice at Mt Duneed is one of these boutique music festivals and with strictly limited numbers, gourmet catering, cocktails and a well curated line-up of iconic Australian bands, it’s luxury approach to the festival spirit feels much more modern and mature. This week, we run through some of the key characteristics of Twice as Nice that set it apart as a boutique festival.

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