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Where And When Australia’s Best Festivals Are Going Down

By Renée Ardon-Coppinger
20th Dec 2022

Where And When Australia's Best Festivals Are Going Down

Festivals are back, and to help you make the most of the season, we've rounded up the best of the best you don't want to miss. 

Any avid festival goer will tell you it's all in the details when planning ahead. From the perfect 'fit for the occasion to a well-packed purse with all the essentials—you'll thank yourself for thinking ahead. A must in the bag? instax's nifty new SQUARE Link printer is the perfect accessory for sharing the festival vibes IRL and on socials thanks to the AR functionality which means you can print out those selfies and band shots in a flash. 

With your instant smartphone printer in tow, here are the most exciting festivals happening around Australia this season you need to hit up.

Festival X

November 25 to December 4

Bringing together some of the biggest names in dance music around the country, Festival X is serving up a star-studded lineup of good vibes and good times this November. Expect heavyweight headliners like Calvin Harris, Megan the Stallion and Don Toliver, plus a string of some of the world’s best DJs—we guarantee you’ll be grooving your way into summer.

Grab your tickets here.

Harbourlife Festival

Fleet Steps South, Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney
November 19

Dubbed the perfect way to kick off the summer season, Harbourlife is Sydney’s most spectacular waterside party. Nestled at Sydney's iconic Mrs Macquarie’s Point overlooking the city and the sea, you can boogie the weekend away on one of the most stunning dance floors in the country. Expect a fresh mix of international and local house music magicians like Claptone, Hot Since 82, Billy Xane and Jaded, and plenty more.

Grab your tickets here.

Electric Gardens Festival


Another Sydney showstopper, Electric Gardens Festival, is an independent boutique fest highlighting some of the newest and hottest talent in the electronic scene. Set in the glorious Centennial Parklands and surrounded by the Botanical Gardens, the festival boasts four massive stages celebrating our beloved Australian summer. The official lineup is yet to be released but if the previous lineups are anything to go by (Fatboy Slim, Armand Van Helden), you know it's set to be a solid one. 

Keep up to date here.

Falls Festival

Melbourne, Byron Bay, Fremantle Downtown
December 29 to January 8

Spanning across Melbourne, Byron Bay and Perth through late December and early January comes another banging edition of Falls Festival 2022/2023 ready to thrill and delight guests for yet another installment. With a lineup almost too huge to fathom, your biggest problem will be organising who to see when. From Arctic Monkeys, to Chvrches, Jamie XX, Aminé and Mall Grab, you’re in for a ridiculous few days of sun, fun, bevvies and bangers.  

Grab your tickets here.

Lost Paradise

Glenworth Valley, NSW 
December 27 to January 1

If you’re looking to unleash your inner space forest pixie, dust yourself in eco-friendly glitter and hula hoop like no one’s watching, then Lost Paradise in Greater Sydney’s tranquil Glenworth Valley is for you. Dedicated to creating feel-good times shared with like-minded, free-spirited music lovers, Lost Paradise is the kind of life-affirming four-day festival you venture to with your besties and leave with deeper friendships and new beginnings. As the moniker suggests, lose yourself in an energetic paradise of euphoric moshpits, illuminated forests and kaleidoscopic stages while listening to the likes of Arcitc Monkeys, Little Nas, Jamie XX, Genesis Owusu and many more. Back after a forced three-year hiatus, this year’s festival is set to be even bigger and one you’ll never forget.

Grab your tickets here.

Field Day

The Domain, Sydney
January 1

Sure, New Year’s Eve is a blast but ringing in the New Year with the sun on your back and beats in your ears as you cut shapes in Sydney’s lush Domain parklands is a surefire way to kick your year off on the right foot. Start the first day of 2023 grooving to a solid serving of pop, house, indie and electronica, bopping to the likes of international headliner heavyweights Aitch, Diplo, SG Lewis and Denzel Curry, plus local superstars Tkay Maidza, Dom Dolla and many more. Be sure to nab a ticket early as prices start to escalate from the first release to the fourth, and if you consider yourself a VIP, there’s a broad range of luxe tickets that include cabana chill-out zones, complimentary drinks and unobstructed viewing platforms.

Grab your tickets here. 

Get yourself festival ready and stocked up to make plenty of new summer memories, head here to shop the instax SQUARE Link printer and get snapping pronto to see more of your world in square.

Editor's note: This article is sponsored by instax and proudly endorsed by The Urban List. To find out more about who we work with and why read our editorial policy here.

Image credit: Festival X via Instagram

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