The summer festival season is almost upon us which means we’re about to be inundated with big festival lineups and tempestuous holiday plans. In other words you the punter had better start thinking about where you’ll be dropping your hard earned cash.

Amongst the plethora of festivals that Aussies are lucky enough to be able to choose from already, we’ve got four more boutique-shaped festivals to whet your appetite along with the previously profiled events in recent weeks, such as NYE On The Hill, Sugar Mountain, Follow The Sun, Queenscliff Music Festival, Beyond The Valley, and more.

It’s time to delve in, do your research and start planning your summer fun, starting with the return of Port Macquarie’s must-attend music festival.

Festival Of The Sun Announces 2014 Dates & Theme


It’s fitting that Festival Of The Sun will celebrate their 10th birthday with a super hero theme. What better way is there to let the world know of your accomplishments than using Earth’s greatest protectors as a theme?

So collect your capes, don some spandex and practice your deep vocal tones as this Port Macquarie event is certain to be a blast! Held over the weekend of the 12th and 13th of December, the event’s lineup is set to be revealed on Tuesday 19th August.

With limited tickets available (about 3000) Festival Of The Sun is the Meredith of Port Macquarie in terms of its level of exclusivity and while both events are very different they both share similar attributes in quality lineups and brilliant atmospheres.

Watch this space for all the lineup details and in the meantime take a peek at their website for more information.

Rainbow Serpent Announces First Acts

One of Australia’s premier electronic boutique festivals returns in 2015 with another eclectic lineup of interesting music-makers. Taking place over over four days with almost 180 hours of music to be heard, this increasingly popular bush bash looks certain to continue its rise following is initial lineup announcement. It features quality names like Marcel Dettmann, Lee Burridge, Petar Dundov, Beats Antique, Desert Dwellers, Christopher Lawrence and Audiomatic amongst others (find out more below).

Of the many boutique electronic events in Australia Rainbow Serpent doesn’t just lead the way in terms of lineups, it has garnered a solid reputation for providing the best form of escapism. Situated in country Victoria there is no better way to shred the suit, throw away the iPhone and lose your inhibitions then by experiencing Rainbow Serpent.

Many more acts are expected to be added to that list so keep an eye out in the coming months for news. For more information head to the festival’s website.

Jungle Love Fest Drops First Acts


Held just an hour’s drive out of Brisbane at the picturesque Lake Moogerah, from the 21st to the 22nd of November, the Jungle Love Music And Arts Festival has just announced an exciting batch of names for this year’s edition.

Headlined by Dubmarine, the festival will also feature the likes of Bec Laughton, LeSuits, The Mouldy Lovers, Michelle Xen, The Neon Wild and Rhythm Hunters. Also set to appear are Twin Haus, Moses Gunn Collective and Magenta Voyeur – to name just a few.

Queenslanders, this is probably going to be your best chance to ditch the city and inhale some fresh lakeside air with quality company, food and music in the one go. It’s an opportunity you just can’t miss.

This DIY BYO festival is set to sell out quickly. Tickets are on sale today so jump in quick before they’re gone. For more information head on over to their website.

Island Vibe Lineup Announce

Headlined by Reggae favourite Finlay Quaye, the 9th edition of this Stradbroke Island festival is one you just can’t miss.

That’s not just because their lineup features the likes of King Tide, Black Jesus Experience, Toothfaeries, Bullhorn and PAUA either. Running from the 31st October to the 2nd November this outdoor extravaganza will also see circus cabaret, art galleries, kids activities and workshops alongside DJs and roots and blues acts.

Tickets are on sale now and you can purchase them via this link.

Festival Of The Sun 2014

12th – 13 December Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park, Port Macquarie

Lineup Announced Tuesday 19th August

Tickets and information: www.fotsun.com

Rainbow Serpent Festival 2015

23rd – 26th January Lexton, Victoria

Marcel Dettmann, Lee Burridge, Petar Dundov, Beats Antique, Desert Dwellers, Christopher Lawrence, Audiomatic, Electric Universe, Vaishiyas, Laughing Buddha, Broken Toy, Pena, Ben Coda, Odjbox, The Floozies, Kukan Dub Lagan, James Copeland, Solid Snake, Symbolic, Treavor Moontribe and Amani.

VIP tickets on sale Wednesday 6th of August

General tickets on sale Wednesday 13th of August.

Tickets and information: http://www.rainbowserpent.net/

Jungle Love Music & Arts Festival 2014

21-22 November Lake Moogerah

Dubmarine – Bec Laughton – LeSuits – The Mouldy Lovers – Michelle Xen + The Neon Wild – Rhythm Hunters –  Twin Haus – Moses Gunn Collective – Magenta Voyeur – Waax – The Jensens – The Unofficials – Mega Ogre – Baskervillain – The Bacchanales – Desmond Cheese – The Worriers – HRBRT – Astro Travellers – House of Giants – Charlize Kristin – In Void + more

Tickets and information: http://www.junglelovefestival.com.au/

Island Vibe Festival 2014

31st October – November 2nd Point Lookout, Minjerribah

Finlay Quaye, King Tide, Black Jesus Experience, Toothfaeries, Bullhorn, PAUA and more. 

Tickets and information: http://www.islandvibe.com.au/