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From Roe v Wade protests to John Lennon: The top five moments from Glastonbury

From Roe v Wade protests to John Lennon: The top five moments from Glastonbury

After two years of COVID cancellations, Glastonbury returned this weekend in a swirl of joy and rage. Here’s what you might have missed.

  • by Meg Watson

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‘Nineteen years of silence is our finest work’: Beloved satirists TISM reform after two decades

‘Nineteen years of silence is our finest work’: Beloved satirists TISM reform after two decades

TISM bounces back on stage for the Good Things festival in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

  • by Martin Boulton
Third of festivalgoers say fear of police deters them seeking help with drug emergencies

Third of festivalgoers say fear of police deters them seeking help with drug emergencies

Advocacy groups are calling for harm-reduction policies, such as pill testing, to be revisited with the return of large events.

  • by Mary Ward
Lil Nas X is heading to Australia to tour for the first time

Lil Nas X is heading to Australia to tour for the first time

The Grammy Award winner is headed our way in December as part of the Falls Festival lineup.

  • by Thomas Mitchell
Massive new festival site promises music in the mangroves

Massive new festival site promises music in the mangroves

The 150-hectare site at Coochin Creek, south of Maroochydore, will also have camping facilities similar to those at Splendour in the Grass.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Coachella dominated by international influencers promoting luxury gear

Coachella dominated by international influencers promoting luxury gear

Off-site Coachella parties are a platform for brands to capitalise on the annual music and arts event. Now social media stars are taking full advantage.

  • by Lucy Manly
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Why did one of the world’s most prolific festival bands call it quits?

Why did one of the world’s most prolific festival bands call it quits?

If you’ve been to a festival, you’ve seen the Cat Empire. But after nearly two decades of touring, the Australian group have split.

  • by Michael Dwyer
Kiss and tell: How Timothee Chalamet’s kiss got us talking about climate change

Kiss and tell: How Timothee Chalamet’s kiss got us talking about climate change

A rumoured kiss between Dune star Timothee Chalamet and model Sarah Talabi has flipped the script on tabloid gossip.

  • by Millie Muroi
Why people are calling Revolve Festival ‘Fyre Fest 2.0’

Why people are calling Revolve Festival ‘Fyre Fest 2.0’

Some attendees waited in the desert heat for hours without water, while others didn’t even make it to the event.

  • by Millie Muroi
The Big Day Out was adored by fans but no one loved it more than Ken West

The Big Day Out was adored by fans but no one loved it more than Ken West

Ken West was passionate about art, creativity and putting on the biggest show in town.

  • by Martin Boulton
Thank you, Ken West, crazy-brave visionary who gave us our Biggest Days Out
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Thank you, Ken West, crazy-brave visionary who gave us our Biggest Days Out

A music writer who covered every Big Day Out between 1994 and 2014 pays tribute to the festival’s founder, who died this week.

  • by Bernard Zuel