Now that Summer has officially hit the USA, it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors, and part of that is music and festivals under the sun and stars.
For those in New York and Los Angeles, outdoor music has a distinctly Aussie flavour this summer – with two music festivals enjoying strictly Australian lineups.
Australia Rocks the Pier – LA – August 2
In Los Angeles on August 2 2012, Australia Rocks the Pier will take over Santa Monica Pier with a Twilight Series lineup featuring Kasey Chambers, Matt Ellis, competition winner D Henry Fenton and MC Jamie Durie. The event begins at 7pm and we recommend that you get there early – past years have enjoyed a huge turnout of Aussies and Angelinos alike.
Additionally, the evening will host a competition to win a 5-night vacation to Sydney including two roundtrip tickets from Los Angeles to Sydney courtesy of Qantas Airways, along with five nights hotel accommodation, a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a tour of the famed Sydney Opera House courtesy of Destination NSW.
Australia Day at Central Park Summerstage – NYC – August 18
Later in August, Aussie music fever will hit New York City with”Australia Day” over an afternoon at Central Park’s Summerstage in Rumsey Playfield. The lineup includes Husky, Sheppard, High Highs, George Byrne, Maya Jupiter, DJ Ashley Feraude and graffiti artist Kid Zoom painting live.
Summerstage shows at Central Park are a great way to spend an afternoon outdoors, with food available from some top-notch New York food vendors, craft beers and wines from City Winery. Don’t forget to bring a blanket!
With so much great Aussie talent on display this summer, we look forward to not only seeing you support our countrymates, but also bringing some local friends who you can introduce to some great Aussie music and experiences. For more information on everything Aussie in the USA this summer, be sure to keep tuning in here at Ustralian and check back on out events listings as we add things regularly.