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The Festivals You Should Be Going To This Summer

By Susan Pennings
24th Oct 2016


If there’s one thing we love about summer its music festivals. That’s why we’ve found the best mosh pits, the sickest beats and all the vibin’ music festivals you must know to plan your festival bender. It’s time to get that bush doof gear out!

Strawberry Fields

17th—20th November

Kick off your festival bender in the wild lands for the greatest weekend of your life. Strawberry Fields is filled with positive spirits, dancing, and laughter. This celebration of art, sound, and creative is set in the beautiful Australia bushland and has a pretty sweet electronic line up. There’ll be loads of sculptures by local artists, up and coming musicians, spiritual dance acts and wholesome food trucks. Start begging your mates for a spare ticket now!

Queenscliff Music Festival

25th—27th November

Queenscliff is your classic small-town festival with loads to see and do! Start your day with spiritual yoga classes on the beach, refresh with a huge line-up of tasty cuisines, laugh at some great comedians and rock out some sweet tunes. This year the festival will feature three guest artists from Singapore; Jawn, Linying and Stopgap. There are also plenty of snazzy local acts including Hollie Joyce, The Tiny Giants, The Mojo Corner, Sweethearts and more!

Meredith Music Festival

9th—11th December

This year Meredith has got a new sound system and we reckon you’ll love it. This three-day festival retreat is a haven for sun, adventure, music and nature. If you can’t get any signal to update your tinder matches we recommend trying the Meredith arch of love—it’s foolproof.

Falls Music & Arts Festival

28th—1st of January

What better way to bring in the New Year than moshin’ it up at Falls Fest? This magical event in the ancient mountains of the Otway Rainforest will be the highlight of your summer. Spend it with your best mates and thousands of other good people. There’ll be Childish Gambino, London Grammar, Matt Corby, The Rubens and so many more!

Beyond The Valley

28th—1st of January

You’ll be one happy camper bringing in the New Year at Beyond The Valley. This music and arts festival will have plenty of local and international artists across three harmonic stages. The main stage has a quirky design featuring artworks from hundreds of local artists. There are also plenty of vegan delights and food truck temptations. If your feet are sore from all the dancing, the BTV hammock park is the perfect spot to recover.

Let Them Eat Cake

1st January

Treat yourself with Australia’s leading boutique electronic music festival. This slick, stylish and undeniably sexy festival is the place to be on New Year’s Day. There’s a wicked line-up of talent and plenty of sweet treats to indulge in.

Rainbow Serpent

27th—30th January

Escape to a dreamtime of dance, color, expression, and celebration. This internationally renowned festival has the very best electronic beats, artistic performances, and spiritual workshops. Discover yourself and get wild. If you’ve never been to the Rainbow Serpent Festival before, now is the time to buy a tent and call your mates.

St. Jeromes Laneway Fest

28th January

This fresh festival presents a live music experience like no other. The whole community get’s involved here and there’s plenty of art, market stalls and food to enjoy. This one-day fest is a great way to celebrate the long weekend!

St. Kilda Festival

12th February

If there’s one festival you must check out this summer it’s St Kilda Fest! Not only is this lively festival close to home, but it’s free to attend. The streets get taken over by hot local musicians, entertainment, carnival rides and delicious food. This traffic-stopping festival is still being put together, but we can already tell it’s going to be massive!

Golden Plains

March 11-13th

There’s nothing plain about this lively festival and we have a feeling this year’s will be extra rowdy! Not only is Golden Plains on a long weekend, but it’s hosting its very own full moon party. There’ll also be plenty of musicians at the SUP including Neil Finn. Need we say more?

Piknic Electronik

17th January—3rd April

It’s back for its second year of dancy Sundays, booming beats and weekend entertainment. This will be the perfect local place for enjoying the summer weather, catching up with friends and busting out your dance moves. Picnic knows exactly how to please electronic enthusiasts, as well as newcomers and there’ll be new artists showcased weekly. We recommend buying a season pass and making it a tradition all summer long!

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