7 Festivals in Australia that will make your head spin

Posted on 10/11/2019 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. Byron Bay Bluesfest 2020

  • 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

2. Download Festival 2020

  • Dates: 20 March 2020 in Melbourne | 21 Mar 2020 in Sydney
  • Where: Sydney and Melbourne
  • What is it? The world-famous rock & metal festival Download came to Australia for the first time in 2018 aka Download Down Under
  • Line-up 2020: My Chemical Romance (only shows in Australia), Deftones, Jimmy Eat World, Clutch, Alestorm, Testament, Lacuna Coil, Hands Like Houses, In Flames and many more awesome bands.
  • On-site camping: no
  • Tickets: on sale now
  • More inforead more about it on the official website of the festival

2. Splendour in the Grass

  • Dates: no 2020 dates yet. In 2019 the festival took place on 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 2020: ...no info yet....
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: no info yet about 2020
  • 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 2020 info yet 
  • Where: Mrs. Macquarie’s Point in Sydney
  • What is it? waterside dance festival (EDM aka electronic dance music)
  • Line-up 2020: no news yet
  • On-site camping: no
  • Tickets: no info about 2020 tickets yet
  • More inforead more about it on the official website of the festival

 

5. Strawberry Fields

  • Dates: No 2020 dates yet. In 2019 it took place on 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.
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: no info about 2020 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
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 a few 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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