Australian Music Festivals
If you’re looking for the best Australian music festivals, look no further. Check out the biggest and best events for music fans below.
Australian National Busking Championships
The Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC) is leading the charge for new busking competitive opportunities across Australia.
Almost the Greatest Gig on Earth
Almost the Greatest Gig on Earth is the Big Daddy of all Tribute Shows - the best songs of the 80's performed by the best musicians of today!
Australian Festival of Chamber Music
Our vision is to create a transformative experience of chamber music in the tropics that leaves a lasting legacy for the Townsville region.
Australian Music Week
Australian Music Week is a music industry conference designed for artists, music lovers and industry professionals to network and hear the latest emerging talent.
An innovative Australian music and lifestyle festival that will be set deep in the heart of the wilderness.Featuring an inspired curation of local and international live and electronic music artists, alongside a unique world of art, wellness and community exploration.
Ballina Country Music Festival
Ballina Country Music Fest is a not-for-profit, community-driven festival organised by volunteers who love country music and want to share their beautiful town of Ballina with Australia.
Bangalow Music Festival
Each year in August, the Southern Cross Soloists present the Bangalow Music Festival. Now in its 17th year, the Festival is a world-class classical music festival in regional NSW. Delighting audiences with a sublime program of chamber music, the festival features the highest calibre chamber and orchestral musicians from around the world.
Bassinthegrass is an Australian music festival, and the biggest music festival in the Northern Territory.
Bellingen Fine Music Festival
Experience the best in classical music in an intimate setting on the beautiful NSW mid-north coast in Bellingen’s lush valley, set between rainforested mountains and unspoiled beaches.
Big Pineapple Music Festival
Big Pineapple Music Festival is named after the tourist attraction situated across from the festival site. The event is a one-day camping festival on the Sunshine Coast, QLD.
Brisbane's annual music festival and conference has uncovered big Australian names including Flume, Courtney Barnett and The Temper Trap
Bitter & Twisted
The Bitter & Twisted Boutique Beer Festival is held on the first weekend in November, within the walls of the former Maitland Gaol.
Blue Mountains Music Festival
The Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk Roots and Blues, takes place in Katoomba in March each year.
Burning Seed is Australia's largest Burning Man event held in regional NSW over multiple days.
By The Banks
By The Banks Music Festival is Albury/Wodonga's inaugural Indie-Folk inspired independent Music Festival, promoting the live performances of local, interstate and international artists, the collaboration of creative arts, and the services of local people and businesses.
By The Bay
By The Bay is an Australian beachside music festival in Victoria featuring an all-star lineup each year. The 2020 lineup features Boo Seeka, Benson, Graace, Young Franco and more!
Cheese and Chocolate Festival
More Cheese! More Chocolate! A fantastic annual food festival in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley for families, friends, wine and beer lovers alike.
This is one of kind Colour festival that will fuze all the elements of EDM, Commercial with touch of R&B Music, Pop, House. Live performances from the City’s Best DJ’s, great way to spend time with the family as you go crazy in the paint and let your true colors show. You don’t want to miss this family friendly festival that partners Colour, music and great food.
Dashville Skyline - Cosmic Country Weekender is a super laid back, family friendly, music festival held at Belford in the Hunter Valley over three day each year.
Deni Ute Muster
The Deni World Record Ute Muster is a recurring two-day Australian music festival taking place in the NSW suburb of Deniliquin each year.
Earthcore is a music, arts and lifestyle festival held across the regional areas of Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland.
Electric Gardens is an electronic music festival that has showcased some of the biggest international DJs in Sydney's Centennial Park.
Over the years we have attended doofs, festivals and gatherings at home and around the globe. Each special in their own way. We have embodied a range of elements we have considered virtuous, created some unique ones of our own, and discarded the rest. Leading us to our purpose, our Ikigai.
Face the Music
Face the Music is an annual music conference held in Melbourne, VIC. The event features live music and industry professionals.
Every year, over 100 world class acts from around the globe and closer to home gather at the historic Fairbridge Village. With 13 stages, integral children’s and youth festivals, music, comedy, dancing, street theatre, markets, camping and workshops this is a family event not to be missed.
Falls is a music & arts festival held annually over the New Year's Eve and New Year's period.
Australia are you ready?! FESTIVAL X launches this November, welcoming Summer and will feature some of the world’s biggest superstars!
Set on the first day of the year at its beautiful iconic Sydney venue, The Domain. Field Day is the smart way to celebrate New Years and is also our city's most popular boutique music festival.
FKA Festival is renowned for bringing fresh vibes to the Hunter Valley each year for its annual music and arts festival.
Folk By The Sea
FOLK by the SEA is an intimate folk festival featuring the sounds of folk, world, roots, Celtic, bluegrass and gypsy music over 3 days in the picturesque seaside town of Kiama, famous for its blowhole. Now in its 7th year at Kiama, this event replaced Folk in the Foothills which was held at the Jamberoo Valley Lodge.
FOMO is a one day, one stage, all inclusive Australian music festival experience, produced by music lovers for music lovers.
Frontier Days Festival
The Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival is the authentic Outback Australian experience, and brings together National and International musicians, Indigenous and First Nation's performers and Australia's best cowboys in the heart of Queensland's Lower Gulf Country.
Gidgestock Music Festival
Gidgestock is a family-friendly music festival held every October at the edge of the forest in the green, rolling hills of Gidgegannup, only 45 minutes from Perth.
Join us for Global Rhythms Music Festival: a unique and environmentally sustainable celebration of diversity and great music at this family-friendly event in the beautiful waterfront of Bicentennial Park, Glebe.
Golden Plains Festival
The Golden Plains Festival is a 3-day music festival held in rural Victoria over the Victorian Labour Day long-weekend.
Good Things festival established itself on the Australian festival calendar in 2018 bringing forth a new era for Australian alternative music fans, ushered in by an unstoppable army of some of the heaviest, and most alternative bands the universe had on offer.
It’s time to stop and smell the Rosè as Grapevine brings the party to Victoria, New South Wales & Western Australia this summer!
Groundwater Country Music Festival
Groundwater Country Music Festival is a FREE event held on the Gold Coast.
Gympie Music Muster
The Gympie Music Muster is an Australian music festival held in the Amamoor Creek State Forest near Gympie in Queensland.
Harbourlife is a house music festival held adjacent to the harbour that situates the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Since 2003 Harbourlife has become Sydney’s premiere dance music event. This spectacular Sydney party will return to its spectacular waterside venue at Mrs Macquarie’s Point in Sydney.
An unrivaled weekend of travel and adventure awaits. Hard Island Australia is where you truly disconnect from everyday life.
Held annually on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) over the last week-end of October, Island Vibe Festival is a multi-faceted celebration of Island culture that includes art exhibitions, interactive workshops, stalls, circus, eco-food and craft markets.
Land of Plenty
Australia's newest major music festival Land of Plenty started in November, 2019. With a stellar lineup of hot acts including Ocean Alley, Illy, and Tones And I, the all-ages event took to Shepparton Showgrounds for a massive day.
Laneway is an annual indie music festival held across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Let Go Fest
Let Go Fest is a music festival that held its inaugural event in Mornington Peninsula, VIC.
Listen Out is an Australian music festival that has hosted numerous big name international and Australian acts.
Lost Paradise is a music & arts camping festival situated in Glenworth Valley, NSW. The multi-day event is held over the New Year's Ever period.
The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is an annual LGBT pride parade and festival in Sydney attended by hundreds of thousands of people from around Australia and overseas.
Marysville Jazz & Blues Weekend
Marysville is one of those beautiful parts of the world where community spirit, a love of the arts, and an idyllic location all make it a perfect destination for a weekend music festival.The much-loved Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend is perfect for anyone looking for a picturesque weekend filled with new friends, amazing performances, and a break from the daily grind.
Melbourne International Film Festival
MIFF is a not-for-profit organisation that has been continuously running since 1952, making it the leading film festival in Australia and one of the world’s oldest film festivals, alongside Cannes and Berlin.
Meredith Music Festival
Meredith Music Festival is a three-day outdoor Australian music festival held every December at the Supernatural Amphitheatre, in Meredith, Victoria.
Mornington Country Music Festival
Mornington Country Music Festival is a one day music festival filled with Australia's best country-styled musicians suitable for all ages. We have gathered some of Australia's best and emerging country rocks artists.
After entertaining country music fans across the United Kingdom and Europe since 2013, the inaugural Country to Country (C2C) Australia will be coming to Sydney and Brisbane in 2019 showcasing some of the most exciting names in country coming out of the US and Canada, plus a couple of much-loved Australian country artists.
MTV Beats & Eats
MTV Beats & Eats is a festival that focuses on music and food to kick off the Summer season.
Mullum Music Festival
Taking place over four nights and 3 days in November each year, Mullum Music Festival is a whole-town event spreading throughout the halls, pubs, clubs and streets of the beautiful coastal town of Mullumbimby, 15 mins north of Byron Bay.
Nannup Music Festival
The much loved Nannup Music Festival presents an eclectic mix of acts over the first weekend of March each year, set to the stunning bush backdrop of Australia’s South West and the small town atmosphere of Nannup; a historic timber town on the banks of the Blackwood River.
Newcastle Music Festival
The Newcastle Music Festival is an annual fine music festival held in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, each August. It celebrates the musical life of the city's musicians and singers in collaboration with stunning guest artists. It involves professionals, amateurs and students in an exciting mix of concerts and events performed in an array of interesting venues.
Now in it’s 41st year, Newtown Festival is produced by the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre as one of NNC’s key annual fundraisers.
Nimbin Roots Festival
The Nimbin Roots Festival is held in various venues throughout Nimbin so a festival ticket means you get the chance to be amongst the locals and the quaint township and wander in and out of the venues to be part of the music experience that has now gained the reputation for being amongst the most diverse and authentic in Australia.
To coincide with its landmark 9th Birthday, Brisbane’s record store Jet Black Cat Music is teaming up with Handsome Tours to present the inaugural Nine Lives Festival. A one-day, three-stage event to take place indoors and outdoors at the Tivoli.
NYE On The Hill
NYE on the Hill is a three-day, two-night boutique music and camping festival for good-vibing, music-loving friends and friends-of-friends.
Presented by Red Hill Entertainment, the team behind Unify Gathering and Land of Plenty, Ocean Sounds is the beachside festival for all-ages, taking place in January each year.
Oktoberfest In The Gardens
Inspired by traditional Bavarian festival and great beer, Oktoberfest in the Gardens features beer halls, authentic German food stalls, roving performers, sideshow alleys, silent discos and an eclectic mix of entertainment and competitions across multiple stages throughout the afternoon and evening at each of its Australian events each year.
Opera At Jimbour
Opera at Jimbour is a country experience with a classical twist - presented by Queensland Music Festival, Western Downs Regional Council, Opera Queensland and Russell Pastoral Company.
Origin Fields is one of the biggest Australian music festivals - bringing massive international and local acts to Perth over New Years each year.
Take a journey through the hidden spaces and laneways of the Parramatta CBD and discover live music, performances and cutting edge art and of course street food for Parramatta Lanes!
Party In The Paddock
Get out of the city and into the countryside, follow the winding road through rolling pastures and over misty hills, look out for the end of the rainbow and there you’ll land at, Party in the Paddock - one of Australia's best music festivals.
Pitch is a music & arts festival that held its first event in regional Victoria in March 2017.
Port Fairy Folk Festival
The Port Fairy Folk Festival is a popular annual four-day music festival based in the historic fishing village of Port Fairy in Victoria - and is one of Australia's biggest folk music festivals.
Queensland Music Festival
By its geography, length, participation and attendance, Queensland Music Festival is the largest live music festival in the world.
Rabbits Eat Lettuce
Rabbits Eat Lettuce is a music, art and lifestyle festival held over 4 days during the Easter long weekend in Byron Bay, NSW.
Rainbow Serpent Festival
Rainbow Serpent is an annual music, arts and lifestyle festival held in regional Victoria.
Return to Rio
Return to Rio is a camping music festival situated in Wisemans Ferry, NSW. The 3-day event hosts a large line up of underground house DJs.
Return to Rio
Return to Rio can be found at the magical Del Rio Riverside Resort, Webb’s Creek, Wiseman’s Ferry, NSW – a hidden country haunt 1.5 hours north of Sydney, on the Hawkesbury River. Click here to read more about Del Rio Riverside Resort.
Rhythm and Alps
Rhythm and Alps is a 3 day international music and camping festival, held in Wanaka New Zealand over 29-31st December each year - now in its eighth year.
Rhythm and Vines
Rhythm and Vines is a 3-day international music festival held in Gisborne, New Zealand on Dec 29-31 each year.
RNB Fridays Live
RNB Fridays Live bring the best international R&B acts to the capital cities of Australia.
Rock The House
Australian Music Legends John Paul Young, Ross Wilson, Glenn Shorrock, Russell Morris, Kate Ceberano and Brian Cadd will literally Rock The House when they come together at the Sydney Opera House for a special show on 4th January, 2020.
Rolling Loud Festival
Australia's answer to one of America's largest hip-hop festivals - Rolling Loud Australia launched in Sydney in 2019.
Sensation festival originated in the Netherlands in 2000. The electronic dance music event has now expanded into wider Europe, North America and Australia.
Sound On Festival
Some of Australia's hottest electronic, hip hop and DJ talents are combining forces with The Indigo Project to create a must-attend festival.
Sounds of AfroBeats Festival
Afrobeats combines the life and sounds of Africa with jazz, highlife, vocals and rhythmic percussion. From Azonto, Soukous to Alingo your body is guaranteed to feel the infectious beat.
Sounds of the Suburbs
Sounds of the Suburbs is an annual music festival that showcases the best of local talent. Since its inaugural event, Sounds of the Suburbs has been held in Sydney's Sutherland Shire.
South Coast Food and Wine Festival
Southern NSW is home to some of the best foods on offer anywhere in the World. From the Sea to Paddocks, Vineyards to Breweries, Kitchens to Farms; come and experience the best collection of all your favourites food and drinks in one venue.
Splendour In The Grass
Splendour In The Grass is an annual 3-day music & arts festival held in North Byron Parklands.
St Kilda Festival
Join Australia’s largest FREE celebration of summer, showcasing Australian artists and talents against the spectacular natural beauty of the St Kilda foreshore in one of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne!
Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival
The Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival is about to enter it's thirteenth year, and prides itself on providing access to high quality live chamber music for all.
Strawberry Fields is a regional 3-day music & arts festival held annually. The event focuses on bringing a diverse line up of electronic artists from Australia and overseas.
The smiles, the sunburn, the electric sky and the wild river swimming. The strangers, the friends - both new found and old. That long drive down a long and dusty road into the unknown followed by dancing, inevitable laughter, and potential forgetting of socks.Welcome to the wild world of Strawberry Fields - a regional Australian music festival.
Subsonic Music Festival
Greetings travellers, and welcome to Subsonic - an Australian music festival. A magical place… a transformative place… where the unsuspecting by day morphs into the inconceivable at night.
Every January, Sydney Festival starts the new year with a bang, transforming the city with a bold cultural celebration based on critical ideas and cutting-edge art and performance.More than any other cultural event, Sydney Festival defines Sydney's personality. For over four decades we have presented international artists who guarantee headlines, and whose presence in Sydney adds to the Festival's buzz and prestige, including names like Björk, Brian Wilson, Grace Jones, Manu Chao, Elvis Costello, AR Rahman, Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, Robert Lepage, The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Peter Sellars, Sir Ian McKellen and David Byrne & St. Vincent. Some of the world's great companies – Wayne McGregor's Random Dance, Cheek by Jowl, Gate Theatre and The Wooster Group to name only a few – also share the Festival with the most exciting artists and companies in Australia.Sydney Festival's audacious contemporary programming positions it at the forefront of arts practice in Australia and up there as one of the most wonderful festivals in the world.
Sydney Folk Festival
The Sydney Folk Festival is a long-overdue celebration of all those musical genres that sit under the big, joyous ‘folk music’ umbrella.
Tamworth Country Music Festival
You've got to get to Tamworth in January for the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival! It’s Australia's largest music festival and one of the top 10 music festivals in the world.
The Beer Run
The Beer Run has been designed for participants to have fun, have a little fast walk, and drink some beers.
The Food and Wine Festival
The Food and Wine Festival is an initiative of local regions to produce an event that showcases the talent of the local area to the local people. We welcome all people to attend the event who value in buying & tasting local produce, enjoy an abundance of wine tasting and relax while listening to the smooth sounds of musicians.
The Grass Is Greener
TGIG is curated for music fanatics of the hottest Australian acts with a blend of Handpicked International Music Talent - fanatics who are keen for a top-notch Australian music festival experience.
Newcastle festival staple This That has now been running for five years, and consistently provides second-to-none vibes and top-notch lineups to crowds each year.
Townsville Cultural Fest
Beneath the clear and sunny winter skies of Townsville, North Queensland, we celebrate the depth and diversity of Australian culture with ever increasing jubilation - at the Townsville Cultural Fest, a big Australian music festival.
Twilight At Taronga - Sydney
Twilights at Taronga are a yearly seasonal series of live music events held at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, NSW.
Tyalgum Music Festival
Now held on the second weekend of September and recognised as one of Australia's premier classical events, the Tyalgum Festival is unrivalled in its approach to providing audiences with world class performances by virtuoso musicians.
UNIFY Gathering is a music festival that showcases the best of the heavy music world. The event is held in South Gippsland, VIC.
Vanfest is a music & arts camping festival held in country Forbes, NSW. The annual event hosts both international and local acts.
White Night Melbourne
White Night (Nuit Blanche) was originally staged in Paris in 2002 as an all-night festival celebrating the French capital’s contemporary art scene. In 2013, Melbourne became the first Australian city to hold a White Night festival, embracing this unique opportunity – created by the State Government – to showcase local, national and international artistic innovation. It was an instant success, with 300 000 people enjoying the all-night event.
Wide Open Space
Wide Open Space is a regional festival that incorporates live music, arts and desert culture into a 3-day experience of Central Australia.
Woodford Folk Festival
The Woodford Folk Festival is a multi-day music festival held over the New Year's Eve period in Woodford, QLD.
Woodford Folk Festival
Woodford Folk Festival is an iconic cultural, music, arts environment and performance event.
Yours & Owls
From a backyard gathering to a local institution, Yours & Owls Festival has escalated into a must-attend event on the national festival calendar.
The ZoneOut International Music Festival is an exciting collection of leading international and local artists, engaging panel discussions, yoga flows and thought-provoking film screenings.