Activities & Itineraries

Festivals Are Back, Get Yourself To The Best In Victoria For 2022

By Simon Cassar
4th Mar 2022

It’s been a couple of spins around the sun since we’ve been able to crack into the timeless tradition of the summer music festival. With restrictions at ease, there’s enough day boogies, warehouse soirees and out-of-town celebrations to swing a cat at. 

Bust out the calendar and start clearing the schedule, these are the best music festivals to get across your radar for 2022:

Brunswick Music Festival

Friday 4 March until Monday 14 March

Brunswick Music Festival is back with another stacked program of gigs, parties and performances across Melbourne's inner-north. The crown jewel of the two-week-long celebration is of course the outdoor festival hub and stage and Brunswick's Gilpin Park, which over the two weeks features the likes of Ziggie Ramo, Kaiit and Melbourne obsession Didirri.

Further highlights include—but certainly aren't limited to—locals Moody Beaches getting rowdy with a gig in the Brunswick Library, an all-inclusive skate jam and workshop with some of Melbourne's favourite vibe-bringers on the decks, and a performance from Melbourne mainstay Adalita. 

The best part? There are plenty of free gigs over the two weeks, too. Head here for the full program. 

Duke St Block Party

Saturday 19 March

A favourite among many a Melburnian is bringing back a favourite headliner of their own. For 2022, Duke St Block Party will see Floating Points come in damn hot for the headline set. On support duties is the likes of Sister Nancy, C. Frim, DJ Holographic and Cassettes for Kids (live). As you can imagine, there's an insatiable thirst for a day party after the two years that's been, so we don't need to tell you to sign up for presale—tickets won't last long.

Pitch Music & Arts

FRIDAY 11 MARCH TO TUESDAY 15 MARCH

Who's going in for the full five days? Victoria's favourite long-haul festival makes its return for 2022 with a bumper international and local line-up. To name a few, Pitch will be welcoming the likes of Jayda G, Maceo Plex, and DJ Seinfeld back onto our shores, while local favourites DJ Jnett, Sleep D, Tornado Wallace and a stack more can also be found across the mammoth program. Final release tickets here.

For The Love 

SATURDAY 5 MARCH 

Taking over the Catani Gardens in St Kilda, For The Love is a celebration of music and culture from the same team behind, Beyond The Valley (City) Ability Fest, and more. The lineup as you’d expect from this team’s ilk does not disappoint with a range of homegrown talent from up and comers like Telenova to worldwide sensations such as Dom Dolla, Mallrat, Allday and much more. The evening festival will take place amongst the palm trees of the bayside suburb and will be a balmy open-air boogie to remember. Need more info, get it here

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Golden Plains 

TBC

We’re still waiting to hear from Aunty Meredith, we’ve got our ear to the ground and as soon as the news comes in we’ll be sharing the good word.

Falls Festival 

2022/2023

It’s official, one of Vicco’s largest and longest festivals is returning, unfortunately just not this summer. The Falls team confirmed that they’ll be resurrecting the infectiously good time but with some changes; after 27 years the site of Falls will shift from its Lorne location to Murroon, a short drive from the previous spot in the Colac/Otway region. Falls Festival’s Tasmania edition at Marion Bay will no longer go ahead, “It has been a privilege to operate Falls Festival in such beautiful locations and we’re so thankful to the Surf Coast Shire, Sorell Council and supporting stakeholders of Lorne and Marion Bay who have shown Falls Festival such incredible support over the years”, said Falls promoters Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco. Keep up on all the Falls news as it drops here

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Image credit: Beyond The City (supplied) 


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