Monday, August 25, 2014

Stereosonic 2014 Music Event -- Hot Lineup!

Electronic dance music festival Stereosonic - which leaves you in no doubt about its musical leanings with stages named "FULL ON" and "HARD" - has announced a big-name line-up for its travelling two-day doof-extravaganza in November and December.

The festival will boast some of the genre's biggest names including Calvin Harris (who has had a number of worldwide top 10 singles since 2009, including Feel So Close in 2011), dubstep leader Skrillex and Tiesto (the world's richest DJ, according to Forbes). Not far behind are superstar Dj Steve Aoki, Major Lazer founder and producer to the stars Diplo (who has worked with Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Usher, Snoop and Britney Spears), British techno veteran Carl Cox and the duo Disclosure whose album Settle reached number 5 on the Australian charts in 2013. Disclosure will play a DJ set.

Eight of the DJs in the world's top 20 for 2014 (as named by the respected site will play at the event, which begins in Sydney and Perth on November 29 and 30, before moving to Adelaide (December 5 and 6) then Melbourne and brisbane (December 6 and 7). The eight (in order) are: Tiesto (4th), Steve Aoki (8th), Dash Berlin Dash (10th), Skrillex (11th), Alesso (13th), W&W (14th), Harris (15th) and Nervo (16th). 

Several high profile Australians join the line-up including Melbourne sound leader Will Sparks; Sydneysiders Timmy Trumpet and Tigerlily; Peking Duk and The Aston Shuffle (both from Canberra) and Triple J presenter/DJ Nina Las Vegas.

The festival is able to run in two cities at once by swapping each day's line-up between them, so the first night line-up in Sydney will play day two in Perth, and vice versa. The same will happen between Melbourne and Brisbane.
Organisers have decided not to keep anyone waiting around for tickets either, with the first batch of pre-sale tickets released tonight from 8pm. General sales commence on Tuesday ,August 5.


Group 1

Calvin Harris, Tiësto
Diplo, Disclosure (DJ Set), W&W, DJ Snake
Duke Dumont, Will Sparks, RL Grime, Peking Duk
NERVO, Cedric Gervais, Cosmic Gate, Andrew Rayel
Tale Of Us, Destructo, Ørjan Nilsen, Nina Kraviz
Oliver Heldens, Wilkinson, Scuba, Cash Cash,
Kölsch, MaRLo, Mano Le Tough, Shogun, Uberjak’d
Mark Sixma, Nina Las Vegas, Timmy Trumpet
M4SONIC, Tigerlily, Generik and L D R U & Yahtzel

Group 2

Skrillex, Alesso, Steve Aoki
Showtek, Dash Berlin, Carl Cox
Porter Robinson (Live) Laidback Luke, New World Punx
TJR, Ferry Corsten, Noisia, Deorro, Headhunterz, MK
DVBBS, Booka Shade (Live), Markus Schulz, What So Not
Joel Fletcher, John O’Callaghan, Foreign Beggars
Hot Since 82, Alison Wonderland, Crookers, Jack Beats
The Aston Shuffle, Route 94, Simon Patterson, Alex Metric
Deetron, Kaz James, Ilan Bluestone, Acid Jacks and Nick Thayer

Stereosonic Dates:

Sydney - Saturday November 29th and Sunday November 30th, Sydney Showgrounds
Perth - Saturday November 29th and Sunday November 30th, Claremont Showground *
Adelaide - Friday December 5th and Saturday December 6th, Adelaide Showground
Melbourne - Saturday December 6th & Sunday December 7th, Melbourne Showgrounds
Brisbane - Saturday December 6th & Sunday December 7th, Brisbane Showgrounds

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robbie Williams | The Swing Tour Live

Rumours of a return tour have been running hot since the release of his latest studio offering late last year, and now Chugg Entertainment can proudly confirm that the rumours are true. Few artists can boast that they’ve sold 55 million albums globally, but Robbie can.

One of Britain’s premier pop superstars, known for his cheeky wit as much as his hit-studded albums, the one and only Robbie Williams will be making his long overdue return to Australia for a national run of dates this September, bringing his incredible swing album, Swings Both Ways.

It’s been nearly eight years since the British superstar treated Australian audiences to his myriad talents on the live stage. In December 2006 Williams undertook a stadium tour of monumental proportion across Australia.

Williams' love for Australia has been well documented over the years, with a slew of tours and special performances (including the 2009 ARIA awards), he can also boast his most well known collaborations being with Australians; Kids, a duet with pop star Kylie Minogue and a cover of Frank & Nancy Sinatra's Somethin' Stupid with Nicole Kidman. Add to this that 2.6 million Robbie Williams albums have been sold in Australia to date – making that 1 in 10 Australians who own a Robbie album – it’s a certainty that the love affair continues.

Robbie’s latest album Swings Both Ways is the follow up to his original 2001 swing release, Swing When You’re Winning, which spent six consecutive weeks at the top of the UK charts, and likewise garnered unprecedented success in Australia, going four times platinum and remaining his best selling album of all time. Swings Both Ways sees the reunion of Robbie’s collaboration with songwriter and producer Guy Chambers; the creative pairing responsible for some of Robbie’s biggest hits (Rock DJ, Feel, Millenium, Let Me Entertain You, Angels, Supreme).

The album debuted at #1 in the UK and #5 on the ARIA charts, and within the first 4 weeks of release, the album was certified Gold in Australia. This is his eleventh chart-topping album in the UK, which now means that he draws level with Elvis Presley as the male solo artist with the most number one albums.

Armed with an arsenal packed with ballads, pop songs and massive sing-along hits, Robbie returns to the swing genre for his tenth studio album and current world tour.

Tour Dates:

Ticketek is selling for the following venues only:

Thursday 11 September - Perth Arena
Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 September - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 September - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 September - Allphones Arena, Sydney

Monday, August 4, 2014

Les Misérables is Coming to Crown Theatre Perth

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production, Les Misérables is coming to Crown Theatre Perth for a strictly limited season.

With glorious new staging and dazzling reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this new production features classic songs including I Dreamed A Dream, Bring Him Home, One Day More, Do You Hear The People Sing? and On My Own.






Location: Crown Theatre

Date: From 13 January

Tickets: From $55.00

Plus a one-off service/delivery fee from $8.45 per transaction and a credit/debit card processing fee from 1.95% applying. 

Running Times: Duration: 2 hrs, 50 mins (including one interval)

For more details visit

Latest Reviews on about Metro Hotel Perth - May & June 2014

Metro Hotel Perth Review ~

3 of 5 starsReviewed 20 June 2014 by vickic16
Great position with some fabulous views of the city and Swan River. Great service from booking in to booking out. Good food and big rooms with lots of extras. Within walking distance of river front restaurants and south perth.

Great stay
3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 May 2014 by Pirate63
This was my 2nd stay at the Metro and have been impressed both times.
The Hotel is in a good location in South Perth being 15min from airport, 10min from Perth CBD and easy 20-25min from Fremantle, also easy access to Kwinana freeway to head north or south of Perth. Attractions within easy drive are Perth Zoo, Kings Park. The Metro has been here longer than I can remember but has undergone renovation to modernise the rooms and facilities. Check in at reception was smooth and easy with great, freindly staff.
I stayed in a Superior River View room which provides, as you would expect by the name, a good view of the river and Perth CBD which looks great at night. The room was very clean, spacious with a very comfortable king(?) bed. Tea and coffee making facilities and a small fridge are provided.
I did not eat at the restuarant but did have both evening meal and breakfast from room service. I could not fault the food. It was cooked well, good serving size and was delivered in a timely manner.
I found all staff from reception to service to houskeeping to be very freindly and professional.
I would not hesitate to stay here again and would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone.
Room Tip: The River View rooms are certainly the best as beside the view they are also on the north side

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Australia Day Skyworks | City of Perth Attractions

The City of Perth Skyworks is the largest Community Celebration of Australia Day

2014 marked the 30th anniversary of the City of Perth Skyworks. Annual Events include a free Entertainment Zone on Langley Park, Air and Water Show will entertain above and on the Swan River, Survival Perth in Supreme Court Gardens and of course the spectacular Skyworks fireworks finale which will include a special laser and water show visible from Langley Park and South Perth.

Join in with hundreds of thousands of people this Australia Day Monday 26 January 2015 as we come together to celebrate our country.


Fireworks start at 8PM

Event Duration:

The Skyworks show usually runs for half an hour and has involved fireworks launched from bridges, barges, and buildings in the CBD.

The fireworks are choreographed to a soundtrack which is played on the radio while the fireworks are underway. Many people travel into the inner-city to watch the event, with others watching from the tops of hills and bridges

Useful Information Links

Perth Skyworks Program

How to get there?

Where to go?

Event History:

The Skyworks started in 1985 in conjunction with 96fm, and is now one of the most popular events in Perth. Some people camp out from early morning to get the best view. Good viewing points are South PerthKings Park, and the Perth foreshore, while the flat nature of the Swan Coastal Plain allows viewing from elevated suburban locations further away.

In 2005 and 2006 onwards, Foti Fireworks were in charge of the fireworks. In 2007, Howard and Sons were responsible for the fireworks and Laser System Europe were responsible for the new laser show

Metro Hotel Perth is offering an Ideal Australia Day Skyworks Accommodation Hot Deal

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