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The Best Australian Summer Festivals

The Best Australian Summer Festivals

Just because the Christmas and New Year celebrations are done with, if you thought summer was over, think again! With numerous festivals still on the calendar, we’d say we’re just getting warmed up for what we’re anticipating to be the hottest summer yet!

So, get your glittery attire at the ready, because these are the 2018 summer festivals not to be missed!

Laneway Festival 2nd February – 11th February, Australia wide

Get in quick as these tickets are bound to sell out! Laneway is back for another year at Callan park in Rozelle this Sunday the 4th of February. With an epic line-up on the agenda including Billie Eilish, Bonobo, Odesza and Mac Demarco, this is a day worth donning the lace up boots for, yet again!

Mountain Sounds Festival – 16 & 17th of February, NSW

Nestled in the Mount Penang Parklands, Mountain Sounds is back for its fifth year running and this might be its best one yet! The Preatures, Motez, Paces, Gang of Youths and Amy Shark share the line-up with plenty more amazing acts to grace one of two stages. There’s also a secret headliner yet to be revealed. Can you guess who?

Byron Bluesfest 29th March – 2nd April, NSW

Everyone loves getting back to their roots every once in a while and what better way to celebrate blues music than at Byron Bay Bluesfest!? Taking place over the Easter long weekend, with a bunch of your favourites including the one and only Lionel Richie alongside John Butler Trio, Tash Sultana and Jose Gonzalez to name a few. And, there’s plenty to keep you occupied while the tunes play in the distance. With market stalls, food venues, even activities to keep the kids entertained!

Party in the Paddock 8th – 11th February, Tasmania

If it’s a weekend south you’re after, Party in the Paddock is worth travelling the distance for! Headliners include Gang of Youths, Group Love, The Avalanches and Meg Mac. You can choose between taking your own camping gear, or for those a little light on with luggage can book a safari shelter which includes a tent, bedding and transfers to and from Launceston.

City Limits Festival 24 February, Sydney

Hosted at Centennial Park in Sydney, the City Limits festival is as much about the arts, food and culture as it is about the music. With an open air gallery on site as well as some of Sydney’s best chefs and restaurants serving up some epic eats, there’s something here for everyone – even the kids! An all ages event, with 27 acts across 4 stages, including Tash Sultana, Vance Joy, LDRU and Pheonix. For the city slickers, this one’s for you!

Golden Plains Festival 10th, 11th & 12th of March, Victoria

A BYO festival. Need we say more? The iconic Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre hosts Golden Plains festival over a long weekend in Autumn where pretty much anything goes. Visitors can camp wherever they like, and bring almost anything they like – glass excluded! Because of this, this festival has been successful for 12 years running and is already sold out! But never fear, there’s a waitlist, so you can keep your eyes peeled online for resale tickets.

Groovin the Moo, Australia wide 27th April – 12th May

Tickets go on sale for Groovin the Moo early Feb, with the line-up announced on the 30th of Jan. You might not think this is enough time to decide whether or not you’re going to attend, but we’re almost certain it’ll be a no brainer. A licensed, all ages event, GTM is an awesome festival that has previously been packed full of artists such as The Wombats, Violent Soho and Dillon Francis. While we wait for release dates, it’d be safe to expect that 2018’s event will be nothing short of spectacular.

Splendour in the Grass, NSW – Dates TBC

What will be the 18th annual music and arts festival – Australia’s biggest – Splendour in The Grass is worth setting your alarm for when tickets go on sale! Located in the North Byron Parklands it’s an all ages event that spans a long, long weekend of awesome music, arts and cultural events across multiple stages. Transcend on a sonic journey with music producers in the Tipi Forest, and explore your creativity as you immerse yourself in a sensory wonderland of installations presented by top national and international artists. With an abundance of street eats, market stalls, and a tonne of incredible acts, you best start planning your outfits now!

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