Aussie Fests Expand

Virgin Mobile has announced a two-city "The Best of V" festival that will take in Melbourne’s Myer Music Bowl and Adelaide’s Memorial Drive April 3-4.

The bill includes Pet Shop Boys, Groove Armada, Gnarls Barkley, and The Rapture April 3rd in Melbourne and April 4th in Adelaide, with Pixies, Jarvis Cocker, and Phoenix in Adelaide April 3rd and Melbourne April 4th.

V Festival Australia, the first time the event will be held in the Southern Hemisphere, will kick off March 31st at Sydney’s Centennial Park.

The second round of artists for Byron Bay’s 18th Annual International East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival (April 5-9) includes Paul Kelly, Larry Carlton Blues Project featuring Robben Ford, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Ziggy Marley, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Alice Russell, and Paolo Nutini.