Entering its 31st year, Stonefest returns in 2009 with a line-up chocked full of homegrown goodness. Arguably the longest running festival in Australia’s history, Stonefest continues to be one of the most highly anticipated events to take place in our nation’s capital each year.
Stonefest 2009 will see all the action happening across one day, with promoters promising “twelve hours of music that will rock you to the very depths of your soul”. Heading up this day of Canberra soul-rocking (which will quite suitably be taking place on Halloween this year) are three of the largest names in Aussie music: The Living End, Birds Of Tokyo, Josh Pyke, Children Collide and more.
BIRDS OF TOKYO were the big winners at the 17th Annual WAMI (West Australian Music Industry) Awards last Thursday 7th May.
The quartet were nominated for five awards, winning them all including;
*Most Popular Act
*Most Popular Album – Universes
*Most Popular Live Act
…as well as the industry voted;
*Best Rock Act and
*Best Male Vocalist – Ian Kenny
The wins concrete the already impressive past 10 months since the release of their sophomore album UNIVERSES in July 2008.
*Accredited Gold status in Australia
*High Rotation airplay with 3-singles ATB on all formats
*2 x sold out Australian National tours totaling 35 shows
*A main stage appearance on the national BIG DAY OUT tour
The band are now gearing up for the “Splendour in the Grass” festival alongside Janes Addiction, the Flaming Lips, Bloc Party and MGMT at the end of July in Byron Bay.
The Birds camp is ‘abuzz’ with the press release this morning announcing the SPLENDOUR line up. We’ve been dying to tell you all that the lads are apearing at Splendour (their first time) and now we’re officially allowed to.
Here’s the line up;
BIRDS OF TOKYO
Bloc Party (in their ONLY Australian show)
The Flaming Lips
MGMT (also in their ONLY Australian show)
The Gutter Twins
Yves Klein Blue
The Middle East
VENUE: BELONGIL FIELDS, BYRON BAY NSW
DATE: SATURDAY 25TH &SUNDAY 26TH JULY
Tickets on sale 9.00am on Thursday 14th May 2009
Head to www.splendourinthegrass.com for all details.