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1. Posted by acidstu (Budding Member 5 posts) 13y

planning to spend about 3 months in australia thi syear. cant wait! whats australia like for music festivals, as me and my girlfriend wouldnt mine attanding a few. cheers s.

2. Posted by Dutch (Budding Member 3 posts) 13y

I'm flying into Sydney on Thursday and plan to go the "Big Day Out" concert festival. These are great if you like live bands. They have tons of these here in the US. i think the website is

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5922 posts) 13y

A few more to mention:

The Falls Festival



Tamworth Country Music Festival
see I think

East Coast Blues and Roots Festival

Melbourne International Music and Blues Festival

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

There are a lot of smaller ones as well - and probably some big ones I left out.


4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5922 posts) 13y

Hmm, make that for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival

5. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 13y

This site has info about festivals of all types around the world. It doesn't list all of them, though.

6. Posted by matts (Budding Member 3 posts) 13y

also try Rock-It in Perth in March. for more details.

7. Posted by urilla (Budding Member 16 posts) 13y

had a quick look and dont think anybody mentioned electronic music festivals.

check out for events - mostly in Melbourne and Sydney

some of the raves are really good - but i admit ive never been to any outside of australia

8. Posted by Dutch (Budding Member 3 posts) 13y

Oz has great bands all over. The festivals are rare (Big Day Out is the only one that I know of) but good local & national bands are easy to find. posters are everywhere for international bands so keep an eye out in the local free press at news stands.