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Sun 10 Mar 2024

Experience PBS making radio live on stage at this year's Port Fairy Folk Festival.

Fri 8 Mar 2024 to Mon 11 Mar 2024

Port Fairy Folk Festival has revealed its first artist line up for 2024.

Fri 8 Mar 2024

March 8 is International Women’s Day!   

To mark the occasion PBS programmed a full 24 hours of radio celebrating the incredible women and gender diverse musicians and DJs in our community.   

Listen back to hear some of your favourite shows presented by the amazing women of PBS, including: iconic announcers, live performances, special guest presenters, a Studio 5 Live session from Sugar Fed Leopards, and heaps more! 

Check out the links below to each radio program.

Mon 4 Mar 2024 to Sun 10 Mar 2024

This week’s PBS Feature Album is The Great Bailout, the ninth studio album by Moor Mother aka Camae Ayewa. 

Called “the poet laureate of the apocalypse,” by Pitchfork, Ayewa’s music contains multitudes of instruments, voices and cacophony that take on themes of Afrofuturism and collective memory with the forebearers of jazz, hip hop and beat poetry in mind. 

Mon 19 Feb 2024 to Fri 23 Feb 2024

Join us as we revisit our massive Drive Live from back in February! Thanks to the legends at Trade Creative, we're able to relive the amazing week with videos of the full live performances. 

From Monday February 19 - Friday February 23, Drive Live 2024 featured two acts performing daily – LIVE, and direct to our PBS community via the airwaves from Collingwood Yards' Music Market.

Mon 19 Feb 2024 to Sun 25 Feb 2024

This week’s PBS Feature Album is Polymorphic, the groundbreaking project from Melbourne based visionary percussionist and composer Maddison Carter.

Sun 18 Feb 2024

PBS, Northcote Theatre, Good Intent & Close Counters present High Times. 

Join the celebrations for Northcote Rise Festival’s return after 13 years across three spaces on Sunday February 18: Northcote Theatre, Bastings St and High Note. 

Mon 12 Feb 2024 to Sun 18 Feb 2024

This week’s PBS Feature Album is Opelousafried by Melbourne’s swamp-blues powerhouse Opelousas.

Opelousafried showcases an evolution in the interplay between Kerri Simpson’s visceral vocals and  powerfully raw guitar, Anthony “Shorty” Shortte’s hypnotic grooves and swamp-soaked percussion, and
Alison Ferrier’s menacing electric guitar, keening amplified fiddle and sultry vocal tones.

Mon 12 Feb 2024 to Sun 18 Feb 2024

This week’s PBS Feature Album is the self-titled debut album by Meanjin/Brisbane duo Yirinda. The band combine ancient Aboriginal language with sublime modern production. Fred Leone and Samuel Pankhurst’s music invokes thousands of generations of story and culture, while emerging as something entirely new. 

Mon 5 Feb 2024 to Sun 11 Feb 2024

This week’s PBS Feature Album is Birdsnake Begins, the debut EP by groove merchants Birdsnake. 

Crafting a name for themselves as one of the most entrancing acts in the local scene, Birdsnake provide a free-flowing sensory experience that seamlessly combines acid jazz, psychedelic funk and down tempo grooves. The band's immersive live show is a blend of dubbed out rhythms and percussive textures that pull audiences into transcendental, droney realms.