Seven - The X Factor: Next Generation starts 3 October

Rap sensation IGGY AZALEA, Queen front- man ADAM LAMBERT and chart-topping singer/song writer GUY SEBASTIAN team up to nd Australia’s next singing superstar in Channel Seven’s THE X FACTOR: NEXT GENERATION.

Hosted by JASON DUNDAS the upcoming seventh season of THE X FACTOR will witness a complete reimagining of the world’s most successful talent competition.

The three judges will build their categories unaware of the impending arrival of a fourth Underdog Judge who will lead a new category of contestants originally let go during the 3 Seat Challenge.

The Underdog Judge, one of the world’s biggest superstars, will not be content with second place. Nor will their contestants now they have been handed another, albeit final, chance of realising their dream.

Open to both solo performers and groups 14 years and over, once THE X FACTOR hopefuls make it past the audition process, the judges will initially split performers into three categories; Under 22, Over 22 and Groups. The ultimate winner is awarded a recording contract with Sony Music Australia.

THE X FACTOR has proudly launched the careers of many successful Australian performers including Eurovision runner up Dami Im, Samantha Jade, Cyrus, Jai Waetford and popular duo Jess & Matt.

2016 Season Format

At the beginning of the competition, all judges work together. After an act auditions on stage in front of a live audience, THE
X FACTOR judges vote on whether they have what it takes to progress further in the competition. Performers need a majority vote in order to move to the next round.

3 Seat Challenge
This brutal aspect of the competition returns and is the final mountain for contestants
to climb before making it to the live shows. With each category down to a dozen acts but only three seats to ll, the pressure couldn’t be greater.

Boot Camp
At Boot Camp, the judges put the contestants through their paces testing them on vocal and performance ability. Judges will listen to each contestant sing acapella and give them an immediate verdict.

Live Shows
Taking place twice a week, the live performance shows are where contestants begin to evolve as true artists. Working with their judges in addition to the industry’s best stylists, choreographers and musical directors their artistry begins to evolve while the Australian public votes for their favourite to stay in the competition.


Amber Rose, the ‘How to Be a Bad Bitch’ author known for her empowering campaigns and sl** walks has teamed up with Missguided for an explosive kick off to the new season, as the brand continues to deliver an empowering female message to its global customers.

The badass b*tch encourages women everywhere to get their sh** together, work hard, hustle and be confident within their own bodies. Her bold, outspoken nature aligns with Missguided’s brand values and personality, making her the perfect fit for their latest #BabesofMissguided campaign.


Shot in the so-called ‘Playhouse’ known for its vivacious parties in Santa Monica, LA, Amber slays in Missguided’s key lines for the new AW season, featuring bodycon choker dresses and plenty of mesh, velvet and sexy sci-fi metallics.

In collaboration with Missguided, the campaign concept has been dreamt up by freelance creative director & super stylist Soki Mak and photographed by Louie Banks, who together have worked with Dazed, ID and Vice and styled celebrated females such as Paris Hilton, Ellie Goulding, Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora. Known for their hyper-real aesthetic, Mak and Banks work as a collaborative team who strongly support and empower women in their work – everything that Missguided and their #babesofmissguided campaigns stand for.

Together with Amber Rose, Mak and Banks will create a bold yet candid campaign – showing Amber as the self-made, unapologetic, strong female figure whose beliefs in gender equality and empowerment has made her a woman to watch.






Sydney Premier - The Fourth Phase coming soon

Red Bull Media House and Garage Entertainment are excited to announce “The Fourth Phase”, the highly anticipated sequel to “The Art of FLIGHT,” which tells the story of iconic snowboarder Travis Rice’s journey to dreamlike landscapes around the North Pacific, witnessing first-hand the many moods of the North Pacific storm engine.

This emotionally powerful & visually stunning film, presented by Red Bull Media House, has its Australian premiere at The Star Event Centre in Sydney on Tuesday, 13 September with a special guest appearance from Travis Rice. Guests will be given the opportunity to watch the film on the new technically advanced cinema screen and multi-zoned surround sound at The Star before its Australian theatrical release and also given access to an exclusive Q&A after the screening. This one-off premiere event is open to the public to purchase tickets from Ticketek.

Australian cinema audiences will be one of very few audiences around the world to enjoy the incredible 4K visuals and surround sound on the big screen when “The Fourth Phase” hits Event cinemas nationally 15 September, distributed by Garage Entertainment.

In a special, global event “The Fourth Phase” will premiere on Red Bull TV at 9 p.m. AEST on Sunday, October 2. This one-time screening is free and can be viewed on the Red Bull TV website or on the app across multiple devices (smartphones, smart TV). Tune-in parties are popping up worldwide from big venues and snowboard stores, to living rooms and backyards.

“The mechanics of how our winters work have always been intriguing to me,” said Rice. “The journey was created under the premise that to know something and to truly understand something – you have to become it.”

Rice is joined by an innovative, all-star riding crew including Americans Mark Landvik, Eric Jackson, Bryan Iguchi, Pat Moore, Jeremy Jones, Ben Ferguson and Frenchman Victor de Le Rue and Norwegian Mikkel Bang.

“The Fourth Phase” is made possible through the amazing support of film partners including DC, GoPro, Quiksilver, Skullcandy, and Toyota. “The Fourth Phase” is the first sports film to be mastered in Dolby VisionTM and Dolby Atmos® combining these advanced image and sound technologies to deliver a truly spectacular experience.

Check out and follow Red Bull Media House Films on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more glimpses into the “The Fourth Phase

CROWDED HOUSE Return to Sydney to be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame

30 years ago, Crowded House released their self-titled 

debut album and have since… 

🎶  Sold over 30x Platinum Albums (over 2 million sales)   

🎶  Achieved 5 #1 Albums and 17 Top Fifty Singles in


🎶  Won 13 ARIA Awards and have secured 36


🎶  Performed to well over 100,000 fans in 1996 at their 

  ‘Farewell To The World’ concert on the steps of the 

Sydney Opera House  

On November 23, 2016, ARIA will warmly welcome one of Australia’s greatest and most-loved bands into the ARIA Hall Of Fame. We will celebrate Crowded House’s extraordinary career spanning 30 years and 6 studio albums.

It was back in early 1987 when Crowded House won the first ever ARIA Award for Best Video for ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’. They went on to win a further two ARIAs for Best New Talent and Song Of The Year for ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ at the inaugural ARIA Awards.

13x ARIA Award winners, Crowded House founding members, Neil Finn and Nick Seymour said:

“Since our formation in Melbourne and our first album release in 1986 we have enjoyed a special relationship with Australia, one that has strengthened and endured over the years. We feel truly blessed that our songs have become a valued part of peoples lives across generations. As a result, our affinity with fans and the music community here is unique and one we hold very close. We are delighted and honoured to accept the invitation to be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.” 

‘Recurring Dream: The Very Best of Crowded House’ topped the Australian (8 weeks), New Zealand (8 weeks) and UK (2 weeks) albums charts and achieved 13x Platinum accreditation in Australia making it the highest selling Australian album of all time by a group.