Australia’s Music Festivals

Field Day, Sydney, NSW. © Fuzzy

Australia’s music festivals

Australia has a reputation for producing world-class musical performers. Discover avant-garde and fringe performers at cultural festivals in our major cities. Jazz and blues fans will love Australian Blues Music Festival and Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Indie, alternative and rock music lovers won’t want to miss the Big Day Out or the Future Music festival. Combine great music with camping in lush, rural settings at festivals such as Queensland’s Woodford Folk Festival or Splendour in the Grass in Byron Bay. Australia is also a big destination on the international touring calendar with everything from Broadway musicals to stadium rock concerts.

Lovers of jazz, blues and classical music can combine great music with spectacular settings in one of the many festivals on throughout the year. Delight in the natural acoustics of a farming property for Opera in the Paddock. Visit wine regions for Opera in the Vineyards or Jazz in the Vines. Enjoy a musical adventure in the surrounds of a working tea tree farm at Bluesfest. Hear jazz in the heart of Melbourne with late-night art parties and intimate club gigs. Indulge in world class chamber music while soaking up the winter sun in tropical Townsville. Visit Adelaide to listen to beautiful classical guitar as performers and international guest acts perform a range of styles at the Adelaide International Guitar Festival.

Australians are renowned for their love of great live music and throughout the year festivals showcase the hottest live acts from around the globe. Lovers of indie music from rock, punk, metal to electronica can party at unique outdoor festival events. These thrilling festivals gather musical acts from around the globe. Why not bring in the new year in the heart of the Sydney CBD with Parklife. Travel north to Byron Bay to revel in the stunning bushland setting of Splendour in the Grass, or get your groove on at Groovin’ the Moo touring regional cities. Enjoy stunning Marion Bay in Tasmania for the Falls Festival or its sister event in Lorne along Victoria’s picturesque Great Ocean Road.

Join the non-stop entertainment with folk, country and world music lovers at one of the many music festivals held all year round in Australia. Experience country music at its best at the premier Tamworth Music festival which launched Keith Urban’s career, or dance away with diverse world music at WOMAD in inner city Adelaide. Explore the pretty sea-side village of Port Fairy for the Port Fairy Folk Music Festival or camp on the Sunshine Coast hinterland in Queensland for the Woodford Folk Festival. From country music to folk, there is something on offer to suit every musical taste.

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