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outdoor Music festivals in Oz? r there any?

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1. Posted by steelman01 (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

any info would be helpful? I prefer dance music but am open 2 anything.

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4933 posts) 9y

The big one is the Big Day Out (wikipedia page), touring yearly from mid January till early February in various cities. (Note that it's already sold out for Sydney and the Gold Coast, and I'm seeing that the tickets for other cities only went on sale just today, so I wouldn't be too surprised if those won't last for very long either.)
I'm sure there's other more local events, but not really my scene, so I'm afraid I don't know about them.

3. Posted by mumba (Full Member 42 posts) 9y

Good Vibrations is another good one in sydney - normally around February - I got to see James Brown there last year :) It's mostly dance music but they have a good mix and the crown are really up for it :)

In Sydney - there are loads of things that go on The Domain and Hyde Park - you should google them

Mumba :)

4. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

The Falls festival is another one. I've never been to it, but as far as I know it isn't dance music but attracts a lot of people every year. Tickets always sell out a maxium of a couple of days after they are released for sale and then the only way to get tickets is by paying up to $400 from some person trying to make a quick buck in the paper.

They have one over new years that lasts a couple of days a fair distance out of Hobart/Tasmania. Last time I heard they also had a Falls festival on the Victorian coastline somewhere. Do a google search for "Falls Festival" and you should find information on it.

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 13, 2007, at 12:41 AM by aharrold45 ]

5. Posted by gnangarra (Full Member 59 posts) 9y

In WA theres

Leeuwin Estate concert in Jan/Feb
Sandalford wines has "on the green"
Big Day Out
King Park has a number of events during the year as does Whiteman Park
There Also the Festival of Perth in Feb
York Jazz Festival

Just off the cuff, there are other events,

6. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member 167 posts) 9y

If your into dance music, checkout Earthcore, lots of smaller events too, u just gotta look for them.