Festival Briefs: Australia Cracks Down On Festivals, Neversea 2019 Headliners, Ultra Europe, Lovebox, and More!

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Australia Declares War on Festivals
It’s been pretty dire for music festivals in New South Wales for awhile now, but now the government wants to clamp down even harder with new legislation. According to a new bill, the licensing agency for music festivals will determine the “risk” of each fest on a case by case basis, with “high-risk” events incurring costly additional fees. Mountain Sounds and PSYFARI have already cancelled 2019 editions, citing “a war on festivals” by the government.

Neversea 2019

Let's go to the Black Sea! Afrojack, Steve Aoki, and G-Eazy to headline Neversea 2019.


Lovebox 2019

Here's your early Valentine's Day gift -- the Lovebox 2019 lineup.


Ultra Europe 2019

Swedish House Mafia announced as first headliner for Ultra Europe.


Sunfest 2019

Diplo, G-Eazy, Papa Roach, and OneRepublic top the SunFest 2109 announcement.


Sziget Festival 2019

Sziget doesn't think its lineup is big enough -- adds Post Malone, Richie Hawtin, Tove Lo, and more.


Basilica Block Party 2019

CHVRCHES will play at a church this summer with Jason Mraz and Kacey Musgraves at Basilica Block Party.


MerleFest 2019

Steep Canyon Rangers, The Del McCoury Band, Amos Lee and more added to the already stacked Merlefest lineup.


Beachlife Festival 2019

Life gets even sweeter at Beachlife with new acts that include Jason Mraz, Slightly Stoopid, Dawes, and Big Head Todd.


Open’er Festival 2019

Coming to Poland this summer at Open'er: Swedish House Mafia, IDLES, Flatbush Zombies.


Pot of Gold Festival 2019

Cardi B drops out of Pot of Gold Festival while Gunna, Snoop Dogg, and Ice Cube are added.


Larmer Tree 2019

Kate Tempest and The Cat Empire announced for Larmer Tree Festival .


Rock in Roma 2019

Ben Harper, Kraftwerk, and Thirty Seconds to Mars to Rock in Roma this summer.


Deer Shed Festival 2019

Deer Shed turns 10 this summer, releases lineup to celebrate.


Forecastle Festival 2019

The Killers, Anderson Paak, and The Avett Brothers headline Kentucky's Forecastle Festival.


Rock En Seine 2019

Rock En Seine fills out lineup with Aphex Twin, Ryal Blood, and Eels.


Desert Daze 2019

Desert Daze announces Stereolab as first artist for 2019.


Heavy Montreal 2019

Headbangers rejoice! The Heavy Montreal 2019 lineup has been released.


Sled Island 2019

Julien Baker is the guest curator for this year's Sled Island lineup.


Watershed Country Music Festival 2019

Watershed Festival 2019 rustles up Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, and Zac Brown Band.