Australia is home to a lively music scene. The country has the sixth largest music market in the world. Live performances and music festivals are vital to the music sector. Live Performance Australia has calculated that more than nine million tickets are sold on an annual basis. If you are planning to go to a music festival in Australia, and are traveling with a big group of friends, it is recommended that you charter a party bus. This way, you don’t have to worry about not getting them punctually or comfortably!
Dragon Dreaming Festival
Dragon Dreaming is slated to happen in mid-October 2018. The festival will be held at Wee Jasper, NSW. The beautiful music festival lasts for four days. The event’s line-up features an eclectic mix of DJs, live bands, and local artists. The festival is approaching its seventh year and will work tirelessly to ensure all attendees will be inspired, fresh, and satisfied. Did you know that the festival is suitable for families and children of all ages? Whether your favourite musical genre is reggae, progressive, or dubstep, you can be sure to find your groove at one of the festival’s amplified stages.
Burning Seed (Australia’s Version Of Burning Man)
Burning Seed will be held at the end of September 2018. The event is located at the beautiful Matong State Forest location. This year’s Burning Seed theme is “Ancient Future.” So, be prepared for it! Whether you are a local or a tourist, the regional burn in Australia is something you would not want to miss if you are in Australia. Burning Seed is without a doubt the next best alternative for burners who can’t make the trek to Black Rock City (in Nevada).
From October 5 to 7 2018, Mushroom Valley will be held near the Whitsundays. It is one of the most beautiful destinations in Australia. Mushroom Valley is a famous three-day music, art, and lifestyle festival. It can certainly fit into anyone’s travel plans. It may be a great weekend getaway for your travel companions and you!
The Woodford Folk Festival
The Woodford Folk Festival is annual music festival that lasts for six days and six nights. The festival will begin from 27 December 2018. This year through 1 January 2019, the event’s line-up features over 2,000 local, national and international presenters, musicians, and artists. More than 430 acts are expected to be played to an audience that exceeds the 100,000 mark. If you are a first-timer, one of the coolest things about Woodford Folk Festival is that it always begins with the Opening Ceremony and closes with a spectacular showcase. Be sure not to miss them!
Some of the key features of the festival build include:
- The installation of 600 lanterns
- The construction of 25 stages
- The placement of more than 60 temporary offices
- The installation of more than 20,000 square metres of canvas for merchandise, craft, and food stalls.
Just like the previous year, you can expect The Woodford Folk Festival 2018 programme to feature acoustic jams, comedy sessions, writers’ panels, street theatre, dances, concerts, and many more.
Meredith Music Festival 2018
Meredith Music Festival is happening for the twenty-eighth time, and they are not going to disappoint. For three days, Meredith will be held outdoors in the Supernatural Amphitheatre. The current dates are 7-9 December 2018. Meredith was incepted in the 1990s and it was self-funded. However, the non-commercial event never stopped happening. Today, the Meredith Music Festival is the result of marrying wild ambition with 28 years of collective know-how. If you are in Australia, it would be a huge waste to miss this purpose-built underground wonderland.
Each year, event-goers can expect Meredith to continuously surpass itself. This year, you will be able to experience a 4D cascading audio-visual rollercoaster. That’s not all. The advanced atmospherics of the Supernatural Amphitheatre are sure to add to the experience. Some of the artists that will be performing at the Meredith Music Festival 2018 include: Sampa The Great, The Breeders, The Aints!, The Pharcyde, Mambali, Roza Terenzi, The Native Cats, Mim Suleiman, Billy Bragg, The Presets, Yaeji, Pond, Dj Jnett, Montero, Tourist Kid, Panda Bear, Mental As Anything, Laura Jean, The Founding Father Of House Lil Louis, Nadia Rose, Mildlife, and many more. It is going to be a blast!
Festival of the Sun 2018
Also abbreviated as FOTSUN, Festival of the Sun is an annual outdoor music festival. It is usually held in December and at the Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park. Simon Luke was the person who originally launched FOTSUN. In the past, he was running numerous small, free festivals in the regions. He managed to acquire more funds from small local businesses that supported the idea of building a live arts industry in the region. In 2003, Festival of the Sun finally gain major traction. Hence, it was moved into the local tourist park. When it became a ticketed event in 2005, it managed to attract about 1,200 people. That’s a pretty good start! In 2018, Festival of the Sun is coming into its 15th official year!
Strawberry Fields is an annual festival that celebrates creative expression, sound, and art. It is usually held for three days each November (16-18 November 2018). The event is located a few hours from Melbourne, Australia. Each year, Strawberry Fields aims to bring their audience a diverse selection of both breakthrough and renowned electronic music from the local scene and overseas. It is your chance to explore a sensory wonderland that features stellar live performances, workshops, art installations, eclectic market stalls, and more. The event’s line-up includes 30/70, Bella Sarris, Andy Garvey, Dirtwire, DJ Nobu, etc.
Melbourne International Arts Festival
The Melbourne International Arts Festival is both inspiring and thought-provoking. It will be held from 3-21 October 2018. The leading international arts festival in Australia seeks to connect ideas, people, and various art forms. That is why it has earned an outstanding reputation for presenting unique Australian and international events in the fields of music, multimedia, outdoor events, and more.