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Festival News: Chapterfest, Sound Summit, Stonefest

News posted Monday, August 15 2011 at 04:00 PM.
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Festival News: Chapterfest, Sound Summit, Stonefest

– After a year off (which reportedly had nothing to do with the “planets not aligning”), Chapterfest returns to Melbourne’s The Tote for a full evening of bands on September 17. Headlined by Iowa City kraut-pop trio Wet Hair, whose new album In Vogue Spirit is out now through De Stijl Records, the event will feature Bum Creek, Twerps (pictured), Fabulous Diamonds, Laura Jean, Geoffrey O'Connor, Pikelet, The Cannanes, New Estate, Jonny Telafone and Guy & Marcus Blackman Experimentations. It caps off a busy year for Chapter Records, who still have releases by Twerps, Geoffrey O'Connor, Laura Jean, Dick Diver, Essendon Airport and the Apartments to come. More on some of those here. Tickets $16 (plus booking fees) on sale now via Oztix.

– Unaffected by TINA’s funding woes, Newcastle’s Sound Summit has announced its three headliners for 2011. San Francisco’s Moon Duo, featuring Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips and Sanae Yamada; Iowa’s Wet Hair; and Japan’s MONO, who are touring Australia as part of the Melbourne Festival, will perform across three consecutive nights at the Cambridge Hotel. Organisers have also announced “The Clubhouse”, Sound Summit’s first festival-within-a-festival, which will feature showcases from R.I.P Society, Spring Break, Bedroom Suck and Ladyz In Noyz over a full day at The Croation Club (the site of June’s Winter Chills). Sound Summit runs from September 29 to October 3. More announcements, including bands, panels, speakers and workshops, to come. More information here.

– One of Australia’s oldest festivals, Canberra’s Stonefest, will take place at the University of Canberra on October 29. Acts performing include Jebediah, The Grates, The Vines, Jonathan Boulet, Josh Pyke, Stonefield, Ball Park Music, Big Scary, The Bedroom Philosopher and Lanie Lane. Tickets on sale this Friday (August 19), 9am, via Ticketek. Stonefest has been running for the past 43 years.


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nyx  said about 4 years ago:

Excited about Moon Duo. Cool band, cool dudes.

Little Ted  said about 4 years ago:

The Cannanes.. YAY!

cooper.  said about 4 years ago:

So stoked for the Sound Summit shit, should be cool.

jesus ate my baby!  said about 4 years ago:

Sound Summit looks awesome, those label showcases look great. Plus, love Wet Hear and Moon Duo... excited.

TINA got funding, by the by.

Pelt and/or Holler  said about 4 years ago:

looking forward to Sound Summit + TINA this year. Should be fun.

carwashhair  said about 4 years ago:

Excellent. Was really hoping Sound Summit would still turn up at Newcastle this year, maybe even in some sort of cross-pollination with Totally Autumn/Winter Chills.

ChapterMusic  said about 3 years ago:

Chapterfest is this Saturday! Tickets available from here

ChapterMusic  said about 3 years ago:

Chapterfest is tomorrow! Doors at 7:30pm! Free vegie BBQ! Musical amazingness!
Cheap merch!

nyx  said about 3 years ago:


ChapterMusic  said about 3 years ago:

Playing times for Chapterfest:


7.45 - 8.00 guy & marcus
8.30 - 9.00 geoffrey o'connor
9.20 - 9.50 pikelet
10.20 - 10.50 laura jean
11.20 - 11.50 twerps
12.20 - 1.00 wet hair


8.00 - 8.30 jonny telafone
9.00 - 9.20 the cannanes
9.50 - 10.20 new estate
10.50 - 11.20 fabulous diamonds
11.50 - 12.20 bum creek

ChapterMusic  said about 3 years ago:

Yo check it - don't be stressed, you can still get tickets for Chapterfest! Head to Tote (it's the best), and get there at your earliest!

Doors 7.30, $20, plenty of tickets available, lucky dip with free CD or record for first 50 payers, vegie bbq on early, and very limited presale copies of Geoffrey O'Connor's Vanity Is Forever album on vinyl!!! Plus some shit hot bands...

cooper.  said about 3 years ago:

Excellent. Was really hoping Sound Summit would still turn up at Newcastle this year, maybe even in some sort of cross-pollination with Totally Autumn/Winter Chills.

It's basically the same thing anyway, just with a little more cash behind it.

If Bear Grills are playing it, it's a Hearn-fest!

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