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1. Posted by MikeAllen (Full Member 129 posts) 7y

Hey im off to Aus in 4 days and have a WHV. Does australia have alot of festivals? ive found a few but most of them seem to be 1 day events... Im looking for festivals that are atleast 3 days + do the aussies have a equivelent of glastonbury, shambala, bestival? all these are weekend or week long events...

Im also very interested at working at some festivals and getting a free ticket any info on this would be wicked!

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Maybe some help? ;)

3. Posted by MikeAllen (Full Member 129 posts) 7y

yeah not really, looking for long weekend or full week long festivals..

4. Posted by Lane Cove (Budding Member 53 posts) 7y

Hey ya Mike.
This website might help. The URL is set for Sydney but you can change the city at the top of the page.
http://sydney.citysearch.com.au/music

And this page relates to a festival on 5th Dec 2009 in Sydney (don't know where you will be then).
http://sydney.citysearch.com.au/music/1137684522851/Homebake+2009
Sorry! :( Just noticed this event is sold out. And the tickets were $92.00 each!

5. Posted by scottbrown (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y

do they have any fests on around AUG time?

6. Posted by SalFrog (Budding Member 22 posts) 7y

Theres always the Annual Exhibition, or Ekka as the locals call it, in Brisbane, QLD. It runs for about 2 weeks sometime in August. Its not a festival in the tradition aspect, more like a temporary amusement park. Theres rides, showbags, woodchopping comps, pig flying comps etc.

Like I said not really a festival, but definately some good fun!

7. Posted by nikki_aus (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Australia has a heaps of festivals (global gathering, V-Fest, Summerfielddays, Stereosonic, Future, good vibes etc etc), mainly in the warmer months (sept - march). Most of them are just one day festivals. Big Day Out in January is a must. As is Parklife, which is usually the end of september.

Splendour in the Grass in Byron Bay is a two day festival and falls on the last weekend in july or first in august. It is a fantastic festival. Although, it is quite hard to get tickets. Splendour is probably the closest festival to Glastonbury.

Blues and Roots goes for 5 days and is around easter time, also at Byron Bay. This is a more relaxed festival, being blues and roots, but is lots of fun nonetheless.

Falls Festival which is held over new years eve near Melbourne goes for 3 days and has a reputation for being a really good festival. I haven't been to that one myself though. Also a fight to get tickets.

8. Posted by Rogo (Budding Member 36 posts) 6y

In Sydney we have Big day out in jan and also in Feb there is one in centennial park that the killers are playin

Thx

9. Posted by lozzaa (Budding Member 14 posts) 6y

yo, the only festivals i know that go for long weekends are:
petes ridge festival, over new years round sydney
rainbow serpent festival around late january near sydney i think
sydney festival, not so much of what you're looking for, but its a lot of music, over plenty of days!
falls festival .. happening in both melbourne and hobart

thats all i can think of off my head

but you should definitly go to newtown festival on 8th of november in sydney! itll be awesome!!!...even though it is only a day..

10. Posted by ozulrike (Budding Member 17 posts) 6y

There is the Woodford Folk Festival north of Brisbane, which goes over a week. Have a look at http://www.woodfordfolkfestival.com/