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Groovy music festivals coming to a venue near you Down Under

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Every season there are stacks of groovy music festivals being held across Australia. Whether they’re being held in the capital cities, or a few hours inland, there’s bound to be something for everyone.

Here are some music festivals coming to a venue near you this Spring/Summer. 

Strawberry Fields

November 20-22

Indulge yourself in this annual celebration of art, sound and creative expression in the wild Australian bush. Held over three days in The Wildlands, which is only a few hours from Melbourne, this boutique music festival provides a platform for 150 upcoming young and local talent. They’ll treat you to non-stop electronic music from Australia and overseas, then there are plenty of market stalls and workshops.

Beyond the Valley

December 29 – January 1

From this year, the Beyond the Valley festival is settling into its new home – the spacious green fields of Lardner, which is surrounded by a lake and rolling green hills. This wonderful natural setting is only 90 minutes from Melbourne, and will host two stages and thousands of festival goers. You’ll get to bring in the New Year with artists such as The Jungle Giants, Miami Horror, The Rubens and Last Dinosaurs.

Cool Summer Festival

January 15-17

Get ready for three days of music in the gorgeous, laid-back setting of the Hotham Alpine Resort. The Cool Summer music festival runs over three days and offers music lovers a variety of artists from all genres. It’s the perfect way to enjoy yourself in the summertime and be part of one of Australia’s most exciting summer festivals.


January 13-18

Every year Hobart hosts the highly-anticipated MONA FOMA (The Museum of Old and New Art’s Festival Of Music and Art). It’s a jam-packed six days of art and theatre performances, with music filling venues around Hobart during the event. Last year’s festival featured musicians such as Amanda Palmer and Paul Kelly, but we’ll have to wait a few more weeks until the 2016 line-up is announced.

Red Deer Music and Arts Festival

October 3

This festival takes place just north west of Brisbane, beneath the beautiful D’Aguilar range, which acts as a natural amphitheatre. From here, you can enjoy one of Queensland’s best BYO music and camping festivals. Enjoy the atmosphere of this independent, community event as you watch local bands showcasing their talents.


Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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