Travel Guide Outdoor Music Festivals in Queensland
The annual Sound of Spring Festival brings new life to Brisbane's music scene featuring 40 rock, hip-hop, electro, roots, punk and indie artists over 4 stages. Held at the Brisbane Showgrounds in early October, tickets for this one day event go on sale at the start of June.
The Brisbane Festival is one of Australia's leading international Arts Festivals including exceptional theatrical and musical treasures. Held biennially in July, the Brisbane Festival places great emphasis on creating new work, accessibility and facilitating exchanges between local, national and international artists and companies. Generally offering more than 550 performances, the Brisbane Festival is a melting pot of both local and international artists. The Festival is spread over an entire month and endeavours to include the entire Brisbane community in its program of activities.
Starting in 2000, Parklife is a festival held in city parks around Australia in September/October. Parklife comes to Brisbane on the first weekend in October. The one day Parklife festival has become known for its diverse, eclectic and ground-breaking line-ups, bringing an unrivalled array of fresh and experienced international live acts and dj’s to each city. This single day event offers a variety of electro, hip hop, house, breaks, beats and more. 2008 acts include: Goldfrapp, 2ManyDJs, Van She, Soul Wax, Fake Blood and Blackalicious.
The Big Day Out music festival tours throughout Australia during January, but is always held in Brisbane. Starting in Sydney in 1992, the 1 day festival now attracts around 300,000 people and offers a wide variety of local and international acts across 7 stages. Tickets usually go on sale in November and are often sold out within a week.
Held on the Gold Coast in early January the Summa Dayze festival is a dance music extravaganza for those who love to keep right on partying after New Year's Eve. Summa Dayze attracts a huge rave crowd to hear international artists play over a 12 hour set at Doug Jennings Park. Tickets go on sale in November/December and usually sell out just before Christmas.
The Gold Coast/Tweed Rock ‘n’ roll Nostalgia Festival, Cooly Rocks On is Australia's ‘hottest new’ Rock ‘n’ roll Nostalgia Festival that will run from the 3-13 June 2011 in the Coolangatta-Tweed Heads Region. Come along and see Rock ‘n’ roll and Rockabilly bands and singers, dancers, Hot Rods and Classic Cars and Cruisers! Cooly Rocks On is expected to attract between 50,000 and 80,000 people into the Gold Coast-Tweed Heads region for a week-long celebration of the ‘Happy Days’ culture. The festival will feature everything that was cool about the 1950s and `60s and everything that's hot about 2011. Cooly Rocks On will attract over 1,000 Hot Rods, Classic and Cruiser cars throughout the week-long festival with street parades and cruises. Rock`n’ roll and Rockabilly bands and singers, Elvis impersonators and Rock `n’ roll dancers will transform the streets of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads into a nostalgic flashback to the days when Rock `n’ roll ruled.
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