The 2000s were a golden era for live music in Australia, and Jack Utsick was helping to fund it through a massive Ponzi scheme.
The director of one of Adelaide's biggest vegan festivals claims she and a group of friends were kicked out of the Garden of Unearthly Delights for holding a "silent vigil" in defence of animals.
"High-risk" music festivals will be subject to tough new licensing rules in NSW from Friday, but organisers say there is still little detail about the regulations and consultation with Government has been "vague as you could possibly imagine".
Festival-goers will again be able to get their illicit drugs checked for dangerous substances at this year's Groovin the Moo music festival in Canberra.
This year's Grow Your Own music festival in the NSW sister towns of Forster-Tuncurry shows off the best of regional Australia, fusing music, food, art, and film into one 'beast' of an event for young festival-goers.
A day after a simultaneous burnout at Canberra's Summernats broke a world record, car fanatics gear up for a chance to gain a more personal honour — and the Burnout Masters competition involves a surprisingly long list of technicalities.
New Year's is meant to be a happy time of year but for some, the celebrations never really live up to the hype. The ABC Messenger audience shares some tips on what you can do instead.
It is the annual fireworks spectacular which promises one of the best shows in the world every year, but how long would you wait to see Sydney's iconic New Year's Eve show at the Harbour? For some, it's more than 24 hours.
Thousands of revellers have descended on Sydney's harbour to watch the fireworks — but with hours to go until the clock strikes midnight, rain has started falling in the city's metropolitan area and more is on the way.
Revellers across the country are in for a show as Australia's capital cities pull out all the stops to ring in the new year. Here's what each state has on offer.