Australian music

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Bluesfest cancelled after falling victim to Byron Bay Covid cluster
One of the largest music festivals in Australia cancelled by NSW government after local man tests positive to coronavirus

Kelly Burke

31, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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'A lot of noise, a lot of joy': Sydney sea shanty club singers raise the roof in raucous reunion
Redfern bar shakes like the hull of a ship as devoted community comes back together after year apart

Naaman Zhou

29, Mar, 2021 @10:24 PM

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Art escapes: 16 Australian regional holidays that mix culture and nature
After a year of cancellations, regional festivals and museums have firmer plans for 2021 – ideal for timing a weekend away or longer trip

Natasha Mayand Alyx Gorman

19, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Isolaid festival turns one: what’s next for Australia’s favourite pandemic pivot?
Since the first live stream in March 2020, the weekly event has hosted 881 artists, resulted in record deals and evolved to a paid gig. As organiser Emily Ulman says: ‘It’s been immense’

Katie Cunningham

17, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Womadelaide 2021: Archie Roach bids farewell in a 'festival' forced to redefine itself
The annual celebration of world music adapts to Covid with an exclusively domestic program featuring Sarah Blasko, Lior and Midnight Oil

Walter Marsh

06, Mar, 2021 @12:57 AM

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Girls to the front: how Australia’s rock’n’roll high school evolved – with help from Courtney Love
A real-life inspiration for Jack Black’s School of Rock, the Melbourne institution became the Kings Cross Conservatorium – but its ethos of equality remains

Andrew Stafford

05, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Jaguar Jonze, Crowded House, Tkay Maidza: Australia's best new music for March
Each month we add 20 new songs to our Spotify playlist. Read about 10 of our favourites here – and subscribe on Spotify, which updates with the full list at the start of each month

Nathan Jolly and Guardian Australia

04, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Michael Gudinski: record industry mogul who lived and breathed Australian music until the end
Obituary: the polarising but passionate co-founder of Mushroom Records championed the careers of Kylie Minogue, Jimmy Barnes, Archie Roach and Paul Kelly, and put Australian music on the world stage

Andrew Stafford

03, Mar, 2021 @1:48 AM

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Michael Gudinski, Australian music mogul and Mushroom records co-founder, dies aged 68
Veteran promoter, who spent five decades championing Australian music, has died in Melbourne

Kelly Burke

02, Mar, 2021 @12:42 AM

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Odette on borderline personality disorder: ‘It corrupts you from the inside out’
The Australian musician had finished her deeply personal album before she was diagnosed. Suddenly, the narratives she had based it on required a second look

Shaad D'Souza

19, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Tash Sultana: ‘The kicks in the gut don’t hurt so much any more’
After surviving drug-related psychosis, the teenage busker-turned-overnight global sensation has found space in the pandemic to slow down

Janine Israel

17, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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The Kid Laroi becomes youngest solo artist to top Aria charts
The 17-year-old Indigenous rapper is now Los Angeles-based and the darling of the hip-hop world

Kelly Burke

06, Feb, 2021 @6:36 AM

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