7 Festivals in Australia that will make your head spin

Posted on 17/07/2019 by Spaceships Crew

You won't have to go without the festival vibe when roadtripping in Australia. There are heaps of awesome festivals in Australia that will give you that same summer feeling as in Europe or the USA. We have great local festivals and some famous international festivals taking place here. Check it out.

We have selected 5 of the best festivals in Australia for you. These festivals that will really make your head spin. No matter the kind of music you are into, there's a festival for everyone.

1. Splendour in the Grass

  • Dates: 19, 20, 21 July 2019
  • Where: North Byron Parklands in Wooyung, New South Wales (NSW)
  • What is it? Annual music festival with a mixed line-up (various music styles and international artists)
  • Line-up 2019: ...no info yet....
  • Line-up 2018: Kendrick Lamar, Lorde (only Aussie show), Franz Ferdinand, Ben Howard, Albert Hammond Jr, Soccer Mommy (only show in Australia), Henry Rollins (only Australian show), MGMT, Ben Harper, The Babe Rainbow and many more awesome bands will perform at the Splendour festival.
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: no info yet about 2019
  • More inforead more about it on the official website of the festival

2. Byron Bay Bluesfest

  • Dates: 9 till 13 April 2020
  • Where: Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay, NSW.
  • What is it? "Byron Bay Bluesfest is Australia’s Premier Contemporary Blues & Roots Music Festival. It showcases music from around the world annually on the Easter long weekend."
  • Line-up 2020: to be announced soon
  • Line-up 2019: Tash Sultana, Gary Clark Jr, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Iggy Pop, Hozier, Norah Jones, Snarky Puppy, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, The Saboteurs and many more amazing artists are scheduled to perform at this festival.
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: on sale now (festival tickets and camping tickets, don't miss out)
  • More inforead more about it on the official website of the festival

3. Defqon1

  • Dates: no 2019 date as the festival has been postponed indefinitely
  • Where: Sydney International Regatta Centre
  • What is it? The world’s largest harder styles festival... And this year is the 10th anniversary of this festival down-under.
  • Line-up 2019: none (unfortunately this festival isn't happening this year)
  • Line-up 2018: Coone, Miss K8, Da Tweekaz, Luna, MC Villain, Sub Zero, Audiotricz, Deetox B-Front, Head Hunterz, Phuture Noize, The Prophet, D-Sturb, Andy The Core, Outbreak to name a few of the 40 acts that will play at Defqon1.
  • On-site camping: no, it's a one-day festival
  • Tickets: N/A
  • More inforead more about it on the official website of the festival

4. Harbourlife 

  • Dates: no 2019 info yet (in 2018 it took place on 17 November)
  • Where: Mrs. Macquarie’s Point in Sydney
  • What is it? waterside dance festival (EDM aka electronic dance music)
  • Line-up 2018: Green Velvet, Franky Rizardo, Dena Amy, Roland Tings, Shiba San, MK and more.
  • On-site camping: no
  • Tickets: no info about 2019 tickets yet
  • More inforead more about it on the official website of the festival


5. Strawberry Fields

  • Dates: 29 November till 1 December 2019
  • Where: The Wildlands, Tocumwal (2.5 hours from Melbourne, and 7 hours from Sydney)
  • What is it? An annual celebration of art, sound and creative expression
  • Line-up 2019: Avantdale Bowling Club, Alfa Mist, Ausecuma Beats, Bob Moses, Derrick May, DRMNGNOW, Interstellar Fugitives, KMLN, Oliver Huntemann, Stavroz, Young Marco and many more awesome artists will perform at this festival.
  • Line-up 2018: Carl Craig, Pearson Sound, Jayda G, Peter Van Hoesen, Move D, CC:DISCO, Bella Sarris, Wax'o Paradiso, DJ JNETT, 30/70, Andy Garvey, Pjenné, Sasha, DJ Nobu, Willow, Orpheu The Wizard, Blond:ish, DJ Seinfeld, Minilogue, Heidi, Henry Wu and many more.
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: no info about 2019 tickets yet
  • More inforead more about it on the official website of the festival


6. Earthcore 

  • Dates: no dates as the Earthcore festival doesn't exist anymore. 2017 was the last edition of Earthcore.
  • Where: In the beautiful Victorian wilderness outside Melbourne
  • What is it? Australia’s pioneering music – arts – culture – lifestyle festival
  • Line-up 2018: N/A
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: N/A


7. Download Festival

  • Dates: no dates for 2020 yet (in 2019 the festival took place on 9 March 2019 in Sydney | 11 March 2019 in Melbourne)
  • Where: Sydney and Melbourne
  • What is it? The world-famous rock & metal festival Download came to Australia for the first time aka Download Down Under
  • Line-up 2020: no info yet
  • Line-up 2019: Slayer, Anthrax, Alien Weaponry, Rise Against, Ghost, Judas Priest, Sum41, Pennywise, Halestorm, Behemoth and many more awesome bands.
  • On-site camping: no
  • Tickets: no info yet
  • More inforead more about it on the official website of the festival
5 Amazing festivals in Australia:  are you ready to party?

5 Amazing festivals in Australia: are you ready to party?


At which festival in Australia will you party?

And that's just 5 awesome festivals in Australia. There are more festivals and events taking place each year. Take for instance 2017, the year the world-famous EDM festival Sensation came to Australia. As soon as more awesome festivals are announced we'll update this blog post... Or we'll create a new post specifically focussed on a specific even or festival in Australia that is taking place that year.

There's more to come, Space Travellers... Have a great #spaceshipsroadtrip 

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