Australian festivals aren’t just about Big Days Out or Splendours In The Grass. If you look a bit more closely, you’ll see there’s a growing swarm of niche festivals offering unique and incredible music experiences all throughout the year.

To that end, the Tone Deaf decided to go on the hunt for the best boutique festivals on offer Down Under, looking past the likes of Falls and Soundwave to uncover the best-kept secrets definitely worth adding to your music calendar.

We’re talking everything from three-day camping festivals in secluded forests and on scenic mountaintops, raves in the middle of the bush, and inner-city gems that have flown under most people’s radars – all complete with brilliant lineups and without the huge crowd.

So, without further ado, we present the boutique Aussie music festival that you need to attend.