Australia has a lot to offer to both travellers and its citizens. From sightseeing venues to amazing landscapes, this country will undoubtedly sweep you off your feet. So it comes as no surprise that Australia has many music events guaranteed to show you a good time and wonderful tunes. Some last for days while others travel across the country playing in different cities.
As travellers, you’ll probably have an opportunity to visit one and experience firsthand the melodies and positive vibes of these events. So here are some of the Australian best which will be great to stop by when in the country.
Woodford Folk Festival
Woodford Folk Festival is the 6 day and night event happens during the Christmas/New Year’s break. It’s organized on the 500-acre Woodfordia parkland north of Brisbane. This festival offers street theatre, children’s entertainment, social dialogues and, of course, music and dancing. If you’re travelling with your family, this is the perfect festival to visit and have some holiday experience.
Sugar Mountain is a summer festival which takes place in Melbourne every January. It lasts only one day but it’s enough to have famous names such as The Avalanches and Courtney Barnett. The idea is to connect people visually through interactive performances and celebrate creativity. As stated by the official Sugar Mountain Festival website the event is “showcasing the best in contemporary music, visual art and new media, focusing on the natural meeting points between different mediums.”
Melbourne Jazz Festival
Since we presented one of the Melbourne’s festivals, it’s only fitting to mention another one dedicated to the jazz, blues and funk music. It happens every year in springtime and lasts for 11 days with performances by the biggest world headliners. The event is spread across several venues like concert halls, art galleries and clubs. If you’re more for something laid back and not being pushed into the crowd, then Melbourne Jazz Festival is a perfect place for you to enjoy great music and relax.
Groovin the Moo
Groovin the Moo is a music festival taking place in the six Australian smaller cities like Maitland and Canberra. It happens annually in April and May, but even though it doesn’t happen in a big city, it's far from the small profile. That’s proven by the sold-out performances since 2005. Groovin the Moo is dedicated to the rock, hip-hop and electronic music, all acts Australian giving visitors a chance to enjoy the best the country has to offer.
If you’re into dance, electro and trance events then Listen Out will certainly be interesting for you. This is a travelling music festival which has a good reputation among the similar events. Organized since 2015 in place of the Parklife music festival, it will happen in four big cities: Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane. One of the perks of this kind of festivals is that they DJ hire Sydney, Melbourne and other cities’ based amateur artists along with the famous performers.
The Falls Music and Arts Festival
Annual Falls Music and Arts Festival is held during New Year’s time in three locations simultaneously; Lorne in Victoria, Marion Bay in Tasmania, Yelgun in New South Wales and Fremantle in Western Australia. It lasts around 10 days and you can enjoy hip-hop, indie music, electronic, blues, rock and roots performances. All locations are near beaches and you can use the campsites as well for accommodations. It has various programs and performances, from theatre over circus to cabaret among the standard concerts.
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Laneway Festival is one of the most famous music and arts events in Australia. It started off as small, but today it has even gone international. Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Fremantle together with Singapore, Auckland and Detroit hoist Laneway Festivals each year. This is an important music event which features local musical talents along with new arrivals and A-listers from all over the world.
Travelling can be more fun if you try local events and enjoy the atmosphere all around you. Lastly, after the whole day exploring the wonders of this gorgeous continent, it would be only fitting to enjoy some of the entertainment it offers.