The festival season for 2016/17 is already underway, but a shrewd festival-head can probably still blag a ticket for these Summer belters. Read our top festival selection below.
SUBSONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
2ND – 4TH OF DECEMBER, 2016
MONKERAI , NEW SOUTH WALES
Nestled high the in the hills of Dungog on the Mid-North coast of NSW, Riverwood Downs in Monkerai is a truly picturesque spot for this boutique festival. Sporting plenty of cool, shady streams for swimming, and an epic main stage for partying – Subsonic is a Summer must-do.
FESTIVAL OF THE SUN
8TH – 10TH OF DECEMBER, 2016
PORT MACQUARIE, NEW SOUTH WALES
Hosted beachside, at the Breakwall Tourist Park; Festival of The Sun has got to have one of the best locations in Australia for a Summer festival. And with a stellar line-up for 2016, including Gang of Youths, Dune Rats and L-Fresh The Lion – start hunting for a ticket now.
31ST DECEMBER 2016 – 1ST JANUARY 2017
MARION BAY TAS, BYRON BAY NSW, LORNE VIC
One of Australia’s most well-known music and arts festivals, Falls Festival is a right of passage for every festival head in Australia. Tickets sell-out fast to the Lorne and Byron Bay festivals, but you might still be able to find a few for Marion Bay.
RAINBOW SERPENT FESTIVAL
27TH – 30TH OF JANUARY, 2017
Tickets are epically hard to come by, but not for without reason… because Rainbow Serpent is one of (if not THE) best Australian festivals. 2017 will be their 20th year, so it’s going to be one for the history books. So get on the ticket waiting list – and keep your fingers crossed!
HAPPY DAZE FESTIVAL
27TH – 30TH MAY, 2016
WHITSUNDAY COAST, QUEENSLAND
Now in its fourth year, Happy Daze is already infamous in the Australian doof scene. With a family-friendly, community-orientated atmosphere; AND a foot-stomping, main-stage set-up; Happy Daze is an intimate, three day experience you should definitely check out.
NANNUP MUSIC FESTIVAL
3RD – 6TH OF MARCH, 2017
NANNUP, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Hosted on the banks of the stunning Blackwood River in Southern W.A, Nannup is a unique, family-friendly festival; with a focus on local artists and indigenous programming. They’re now in their 28th year, and with that kind of heritage – things always run smooth.
WIDE OPEN SPACE FESTIVAL
29TH OF APRIL – 1ST MAY, 2016
HALE, NORTHERN TERRITORY
Located a few hours out of Alice Springs, and smack-bang in Central Australia; Wide Open Space isn’t just the name of this festival, it’s also precisely what you’ll find all around you. Enough wide open space to party precisely how you want to party.
GROOVIN’ THE MOO
VARIOUS DATES: APRIL & MAY 2017 ALL OVER AUSTRALIA.
Originally a Gloucester-based festival, Groovin’ The Moo is now a national festival, with six regional locations around Australia. The crowds at a ‘Moo’ are always up for a party, and this year’s line-up includes acts like Alison Wonderland, Client Liaison and British India.
Whether your going with your mates or a family planning for a cultural adventure, the festival season can be a huge amount of fun. We love it and we will be frequenting a few of the bigger summer festies over the coming months. So look out for us and come and say hi!