Harbourlife

Harbourlife is a waterside dance music event held in Mrs Macquarie's Point, Sydney. Situated next to Circular Quay, Harbourlife is the festival to kick off the summer season.

Harbourlife 2013 Lineup Announced

The Harbourlife 2013 lineup has been announced with the first round of electronic acts and DJs announced for the Sydney waterside festival. This year Harbourlife celebrates its 10th birthday and...

Harbourlife 2012 Lineup Announced Featuring 2manyDJs

Harbourlife is back! After a year hiatus following the downward trend in Australia’s festival market, Harbourlife has officially been announced for 2012 and will be held in Sydney on what...

What Happened To Harbourlife 2011?

This year will be remembered as one of huge turmoil in the Australian festival market. A large number of start up festivals fell over before they even got started, but...

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Music festivals need to get smarter about drugs – and soon

For many music festivalgoers, drugs are a significant part of the festival experience. But we all have a responsibility to make the experience safer, writes Joseph Earp. How to deal...

Punters Have More Sex At One Aussie Festival Than Any Other: Study

We at Tone Deaf are constantly inundated with press releases. A good fraction of them are from corporations and smaller businesses who want us to run their latest piece of...

Police Say Festivals & Dance Parties Aren’t To Blame For Punter’s Death

It’s always tragic when a punter dies at a music festival, regardless of the circumstances. But what always seems to make it worse is when the authorities and the media...

Punter Found With Drugs In His Shoes At Aussie Music Festival

We’ve previously covered how easy it is to smuggle drugs into a music festival (that’s not a suggestion, by the way) and the worst ways you can go about it....

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How Not To Smuggle Drugs Into An Aussie Music Festival

You don’t have to venture very far to find a story about drugs at a music festival. Regardless of how many countermeasures the cops wish to employ, people just keep...

Meet The New Aussie Music Festival That Sounds More Like Summer Camp

Friday of last week saw a potential leak of Splendour in the Grass 2015’s lineup (which looks damn good) sending live music fans of Australia crazy for the winter festival –...

The Deadly Game That Killed A Teenager At An Aussie Music Festival

Police are reportedly investigating whether a teenager who died at the recent Sydney leg of the A State of Trance music festival overdosed after a competition with his friends to...

Police Raid Aussie Music Festival Launch, End Up With Egg On Face

Following record drug arrests at the recent Field Day festival in Sydney, as well as several well-publicised police operations that yielded high numbers of arrests at other festivals around Australia,...

Drug Arrests At Field Day Festival Hit Shocking Record Number

Over 200 revellers attending yesterday’s Field Day festival were arrested for drug offences in what police described as an “extremely concerning” jump on the previous year’s numbers. The 214 arrests...

Man Overdoses At Stereosonic, As 13 Hospitalised, 221 Charged

NSW Police have issued a press statement expressing their disappointment after 221 Stereosonic revellers were charged with drug offences during the festival’s Sydney leg over the weekend. Police are also...

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This Guy Who Sold 40,000 Pills At Aussie Music Festivals Just Got Sent To Jail

Two Perth men, Marc Quaid, 39, and his courier, 51-year-old Roberto Zanon, have been jailed for their involvement in a multi-million dollar drug operation that they ran out of the...

This Is How Easy It Is To Smuggle Drugs Into Aussie Music Festivals

A partygoer who smuggled drugs into the recent Harbourlife dance festival in Sydney has detailed his involvement in the Australian festival scene’s drug culture in an op-ed for The Daily...