A seven-day (!) music and arts festival from the organisers of Rainbow Serpent, Symbiosis (USA), and Glade Festival (UK) is going to be held in Cairns to celebrate the solar eclipse.
Eclipse 2012 will take place Saturday 10 November to Friday 16 in Cairns at "a very authentic location", and will boast a line-up heavy on trance, techno, broken beats, chill, roots, reggae, and gypsy. Those already announced (mainly trance at this stage) are:
Perfect Stranger (Digital Structures, Iboga, Israel)
Atmos (Digital Structures, Sweden)
Tipper (Tipper Music, UK)
Dnox (Sprout Music/Plastic Park, Germany)
Secret Cinema (GEM Records, Netherlands)
Heyoka (Multi Music, USA)
Emok (Iboga, Denmark)
Phony Orphants (Iboga, Denmark)
Behind Blue Eyes (Iboga, Denmark)
Earthling (Neurobiotic Records, Spun Records, Ibiza)
Dickster (Nano, Space Tribe, London)
Wrecked Machines (Spun Records, Brazil)
Protoculture (Nano, South Africa)
Antix (Iboga, Flow, New Zealand)
Pena (Flo Records, Portugal)
Kasey Taylor (Vapour, Portugal)
Edoardo (Neurobiotic Records, Ibiza)
Beauty & The Beat (Tribal Vision, Plastik Park, Denmark)
Shawna (El Cerrito CA)
Danny Corn (Portland, OR)
Tickets are on sale now through the Eclipse website.
Veterans lead this week's releases with new albums from Tim Rogers & The Bamboos (Album Of The Week) and Daniel Johns plus albums from Ella Thompson, The Vaccines and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.