Craving a getaway? Escape to one (or five!) of Australia’s biggest and brightest music festivals and let the music move you. Here are six of the best:
Nestled in 50 acres of Tasmanian forest and featuring a cider brewery, Panama is an intimate and whimsical arts and music festival featuring indie musical performances, spoken word, pop up markets and cabaret.
Dates: 8th– 10th March 2019
As the name suggests, Electric Gardens is heavy on the house and techno vibes. It’s a dance fest featuring some of the world’s biggest DJs, and runs across the country in January.
Date: 29th Jan 2019
The Serpent is a four-day electronic, art and music festival in Victoria. It’s famous for its attempt to combine Aboriginal culture with the West, as well as its focus on sustainability.
Date: 25-28th Jan 2019
Beyond the Valley
Featuring acts like the great Tash Sultana, this is a great festival for those looking for a fun way to spend New Year’s. It also features a range of art installations, sculptures, boutique bars and food trucks, as well as yoga.
Date: 28th Dec 2018-1st Jan 2019
A little bit blues and roots, a little bit everything else, Bluesfest is a Byron Bay spectacle that attracts over 100,000 attendees each year. If you’ve ever wanted to visit Byron, April would be the time to go.
Date: 18-22nd April 2019
Falls is a multi-day arts and music haven that takes place across several locations, namely Marion Bay, Lorne, Fremantle and Yelgun. It plays all your favourite Triple J indie hits and features other acts, such as cabaret shows, comedy, circus and dance.
Dates: 28th Dec 2018-9th Jan 2019
Enjoy some of Australia’s finest music and arts in 2019 by making your way to one of these music festivals.
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