When it owes to rocking out at some of the World’s best music festivals, there are few countries better than Australia. Not only does this sun-soaked nation offer some of the widest range of music festivals but there are plenty of them. Every year thousands of ex-pats, Aussies and tourists alike flock to see some of the greatest performing artists in the World in many of Australia’s largest, coolest and most chic music festivals and if you haven’t indulged yet in an Aussie music fest, then it’s about time that you did. There are plenty of festivals to choose from and here are our top 4.
St.Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Arguably the coolest festival in the whole of Australia, this festival takes place in the tiny, claustrophobic lanes of Melbourne’s CBD, the festival started in 2004 and has grown incredibly since its debut year. Whilst this festival may not attract the huge names like many in Australia, the style of festival and the way in which it crams visitors into its tiny streets to hear cool beats and urban vibes is second to none. The festival takes place each February and tickets currently cost $110, if you want a super cool festival then look no further.
Big Day Out
Australia’s Big Day Out is the biggest music festivals in the country, a festival that over the years has attracted huge artists such as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Marilyn Manson, Nirvana and Neil Young. The festival isn’t exclusive to rock music, it bends itself more to mainstream with performances from musicians in the pop, reggae, EDM and metal genres, on a trip to the Big Day Out you can expect to see something of everything. The festival takes place every January and costs $140 per ticket on average.
This is the go-to festival for dance music lovers in Australia, it takes place in 5 cities across Australia, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne which gives EDM lovers plenty of opportunity to snap up tickets for this no matter whereabouts in the country they are. This festival has become pretty iconic not solely for the festival itself but also the epic afterparties that take place. The festival takes place every October with tickets going for around $130 a piece.
After proving to be a colossal success in the United Kingdom for many years, V Festival was brought to Australian shores just a few years ago and its success has continued. Bringing some of the World’s hottest acts together on one stage with the likes of The Killers, Snow Patrol and Queens of the Stone Age being recent headliners, V Festival has very quickly put itself at the top of the music festival calendar. There are four locations for the fest, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney which take place every March, tickets can be scooped up for around $140. The V Festival has been in something of a hiatus in recent years but looks set to return in early 2017 with what has been promised to be the line-up of all line-ups, quite a bold statement but one that looks set to be a complete sell out, get your tickets early.