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Music Festivals in Australia

by Travelbag on 28 May 2015, 10:05AM

Whether you come from a land down under or not, in Australia you’ll find a music festival that’s right for you, and don’t worry if you miss one date. Many of the biggest events tour multiple locations and venues to cater for as many festival-goers as possible.

Aus Festival

Starting from the top, Big Day Out is the country’s best-known, large-scale festival. Every year it brings many of the biggest and best international artists to the doorsteps of fans in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and the Gold Coast between mid-January and February. A Day On The Green follows a similar model but for an older, more adult audience, and tours a number of cities from late-January to late-March.

Rock, metal and punk fans will find what they’re looking for at Soundwave, which features eight stages crammed with bands and an annual attendance of over 300,000 revellers. Catch it at one of its many stop off points around Australia in February and March. Dance, electronica and EDM aficionados will be drawn to March’s Future Music Festival which takes its world-class bill of DJs across the country to all the major cities, including Brisbane.

Womadelaide is the largest world music festival in the southern hemisphere and takes place across seven stages over four days every year at Adelaide’s Botanic Park, and is rather unique on the landscape of Australia’s music festival scene. Its doors open every March.

December’s Homebake is more of an all-Australian affair. Though it doesn’t even try to compete with the globally-recognised line-ups of the other big festivals, it has a buzz and atmosphere all its own that is hard to beat, and hard to experience. Tickets sell out within minutes of going on sale for this annual December knees up based in Sydney.

Australia also has the standard, well-established former Blues and Jazz festivals to round out its calendar too, with Byron Bay Bluesfest a world-renowned destination for the very best and brightest international singer-songwriters and artists around every April. The turn of the year sees festival goers flock to Woodford Folk Festival in Woodford, Woodfordia, where over 2,000 artists perform across 36 different stages and venues in what could be considered Australia’s answer to the UK’s Glastonbury.

St. Jerome Laneway Festival is yet another touring event that spends January and February bringing the most exciting and hottest emerging acts to the trend-hungry audiences of the big cities. Falls Festival also travels but carries itself off with a more relaxed vibe, with a reputation for being a festival as much about chilling out as plugging into live music performances.

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