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Tamworth Bump For ARIA; Locals Invade Hottest 100

The Wolfe Brothers scaring up Tamworth sales
Jan 28th 2013 | 1:06pm | Staff Writer
While a US hip hop album, adorned in a stars and stripes flag, is the week's highest debuting album on the Australia Day weekend, 21-year-old Sydney lad Flume dominated the annual Hottest 100.

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As US hipster R&B artist A$AP Rocky made the week's highest debut in this week's ARIA Albums Chart - coming in at seven with Long Live A$AP - two local country acts made the week's only other debuts.

Tasmania's The Wolfe Brothers entered at 18 with It's On while Queensland's O'Shea (now based in Nashville) came in at 24 with One + One. Both artists released their albums to coincide with the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival and have been heavily promoted throughout this year's event.

Saturday saw the unveiling of triple j's Hottest 100 which this year, as expected, was topped by novelty US hip hop track Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. However, 41 songs in the 100 were Australian, four of those inlvolving local club star Flume: Holdin On at four; Sleepless at 12; his remix of Hermitude's HyperParadise at 18; On Top at 67.

Quite a few Australian artists featured twice in this year's Hottest 100 including: Ball Park Music, Chance Waters, The Rubens, The Presets, San Cisco, Seth Sentry and Tame Impala. Read the full Hottest 100 here.

Waving the flag for Aussies in the US this weekend was Guy Sebastian. Also the only local act in the ARIA top ten albums this week, Sebastian's Battle Scars is slowly re-climbing the US top 100 as it moves from 96 to 88 (it previously peaked at 76).

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Friday 13th March

Campfire Festival 2015 feat.
John Butler Trio + Lee Kernaghan + Kasey Chambers + Shannon Noll + Ash Grunwald + Beccy Cole + Mental As Anything + The McClymonts + Wendy Matthews + We Two Thieves + The Wolfe Brothers + The Wolverines + Amber Lawrence + Kevin Bennett and The Flood + Bob Corbett + Chelsea Basham + Greg Champion + Christie Lamb + Tara Naysmith + Tommy Contor + Bryce Sainty + Lauren Wheatley + Ben Ransom + The Rough Diamonds + Aly Cook Band + Jade Holland + Neilly Rich + Rod Dowsett + more + Campfire Festival

Hope Estate Winery, Pokolbin

Friday 13th March

CMC Rocks Queensland 2015 feat.
Lady Antebellum + Big & Rich + Chris Young + Lee Brice + Kristian Bush + Kacey Musgraves + Troy Cassar-Daley + John Williamson + Adam Brand + Adam Harvey + Laura Bell Bundy + Maddie & Tae + Charlie Worsham + Jeffrey Steele + Chase Bryant + Ryan Kinder + Wylie & The Wild West + McKay + Catherine Britt + The Wolfe Brothers + Amber Lawrence + Adam Eckersley Band + The Viper Creek Band + Doug Bruce + Harmony James + Cam Scott + Cameron Luxton + Jody Direen + Jared Porter + Col Finley + Seleen McAlister + Dozzi + Victoria Avenue + Livi Robins + Karrie Hayward + Shanon Watkins + Mick Lindsay Band + CMC Rocks Queensland

Willowbank Raceway, Willowbank

Sunday 12th April

The Great Australian Tailgate Party feat.
Adam Brand + The Wolfe Brothers + Jasmine Rae + Matt Cornell

Hahndorf Old Mill, Hahndorf

Friday 2nd October

Birds of Tokyo + The Wolfe Brothers + The Sunny Cowgirls + more + Deni Ute Muster

Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin

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