Article Archive

September 29, 2016

A nocturnal extravaganza

20/09/2016 by Alex Dickens

Last weekend Floriade opened its doors to the public for yet another year of impressive floral displays. However, there is another element of the spring celebration still to come that will illuminate the displays and heighten the magnificence of the event - NightFest. Running from Wednesday 28 September through to Sunday 2 October, NightFest is set to transport visitors into an illuminated wonderland bursting with outdoor lighting design and production that has been expertly curated and constructed by the team at Mandylights.


SAFIA is coming home!

13/09/2016 by Alexandra Abbott

Local Canberra electronic-indie band SAFIA is returning to Canberra next Friday 23 September, as part of their new national tour, and we couldn’t be more excited! These three talented Canberrans have been rocking the music scene with their fresh sound and mesmerising lyrics in tracks such as Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues and Counting Sheep. Having previously worked with electronic music duo Peking Duk, who also hail from the nation’s capital, on big hit tracks like Take Me Over, they are certainly accustomed to big crowds and no doubt will not disappoint!.


September gig guide

05/09/2016 by OutInCanberra

Spring is finally here and it’s time to party! This month there are a number of gigs on the horizon, but to help you put the very best live music on your agenda for September we have narrowed it down for you. Here they are… __________________________________________ Academy Presents Trace Capital IV Ft. Darude at Academy Nightclub 9:00pm Friday 9 September


Foreign Kings take the throne at Transit Bar

31/08/2016 by Mairi Hogg

Foreign Kings, a rock band based in Canberra, is set to rule the stage at Transit Bar this Friday 2 September. Be prepared to rock and roll to a vigorous mix of guitar riffs and wailing vocals. The humble and casual beginnings of the band started when Justin (lead singer) and Simon (drums) met at a party one Canberra summer and bonded over beers about their love of rock and roll. After they brought in Matt (bass), Shane (guitar) and Tom (guitar), the band started jamming in Simon's shed and the music flowed out naturally.  


Australian Dance Party debuts String Attached: an exploration of dance and music

24/08/2016 by OutInCanberra

Unique to the political capital, Australian Dance Party is Canberra's newest contemporary dance and multi- arts performance company, led by the vision of choreographer and performer, Alison Plevey. Like a political party, the company challenges audiences to actively think, question ideals and debate current issues – all with a necessary playfulness in the hope that it will re-ignite the vibrant professional dance scene that once existed in the capital.


FASHFEST tickets on sale now!

15/08/2016 by OutInCanberra

It's that time of the year again! Tickets for Canberra’s much anticipated red-carpet fashion event, FASHFEST 2016, are on sale today, 10am. The Canberra calendar highlight will be held from 29 September to 1 October for three nights, offering six distinct shows and one total fashion experience. To ensure that everyone gets a chance to walk the red-carpet this year, FASHFEST has released $49 silver tickets to attract students and a younger audience to event. Group bookings are also available for silver seating with the promotion ‘buy five and get one free'.


A festival for the people, by the people

09/08/2016 by Alex Dickens

Many festivals have come through Canberra, bringing with them national and international talent, food, staff and equipment. But this time Canberrans will be celebrated as the Cream Festival unsurfaces only local talent. Brought to you by Rockman & Rush, the festival will be held on Saturday 27 August at Westside Acton Park and aims to provide the very best local food, drink and, most of all, music.


Movie review: Jason Bourne

03/08/2016 by Sam Tremayne

Matt Damon is Bourne again, reprising the role that helped establish him as a house-hold name playing the CIA spy with a severe case of amnesia, hunting those who did him wrong. Not since 2007 have we seen the proper Bourne on screen, but now renowned original director (Paul Greengrass) returns to help wipe clean the other movie that starred Jeremy Renner from 2012.


Where’s the O-Week party at?

01/08/2016 by Alannah Andreini

It’s every student's favourite time of year again... O-Week! Kicking off the week before semester two starts, Canberra has plenty on offer to keep you entertained all-week long.


Troye Sivan comes to town!

26/07/2016 by Alexandra Abbott

21-year-old Perth based artist Troye Sivan launched his career on YouTube, evolving from a humble teenager uploading his music as a creative outlet, to a global YouTube sensation where his channel has gathered four million subscribers and over 241 million views.