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