Australia is a place of all things music. They have the best music events turning up every weekend somewhere in the country in all seasons of the year. There are plenty of genres to choose from for music lovers and there will be people jamming to the music. After all, concerts and events are fun and better off with the crowd moving to the beat.
As the COVID-19 restrictions ease off, more and more places are allowing for the gathering of large crowds to entertain and be entertained, music festivals are not an exception in Australia. Below are the famous and ultimate music festivals, with dates and locations, that music fanatics cannot miss.
Easter Weekend Events
With the Easter weekend quickly approaching, a great way to spend it is at a musical event in Australia. Below are events taking place on the long Easter weekend.
Rabbits Eat Lettuce (REL) Event
Rabbits Eat Lettuce is an event that takes place yearly during Easter, hence Rabbit Eat Lettuce. It began in 2008 when it was hosted as a tribal Easter party in New South Wales and has since grown its roots and thrived yearly after that. REL is now a place where the ‘gone astray’ brothers and sisters meet yearly to enjoy a great line-up of musical shows and camp under the stars. This is a place that is dedicated to Dance Music, Freedom, and Love. Here, the music lovers will camp in a natural environment and create a community of like-minded people. It is a place to unwind from the busy stresses of life while listening to great music. REL only accommodates adults 18 years and older.
Rabbits Eat Lettuce has a line-up that accommodates almost every genre of music. Among their line-up list for the upcoming Easter weekend is:
- House and Techno
- Bass Music
- Prog or PSY
- Live Music or Chill
When: 14 – 18 April 2022 (Easter Weekend)
Where: South East QLD, Landcruiser Mountain Park
Tickets: Start from $330, book on > rabbitseatlettuce
Byron Bay Bluesfest
Having been around since 1990, Byron Bay Bluesfest is experienced in providing the best music festival to its musical fans – which have grown from 6,000 in its first year to now more than 100,000 people enjoying their show yearly. It is permanently situated in Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, a 300-acre land located just 11 km north of Byron Bay, and features 200 different performances on multiple stages for a duration of five 12-hour days. The site allows 6,000 camping guests and has five licensed bars in the site along with more than 100 food stalls and markets. Blue Fest accommodates children as young as 6 years old.
Some of the featured common artists on their lineup yearly include:
- John Mayer
- John Legend
- David Gray
- Bob Dylan
- Paul Simon and many more
When: 14 – 18 April 2022 (Easter Weekend)
Where: Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm
Tickets: Vary on age. Book on their website.
What better way to welcome Spring after the long, cold months than with great music and good vibes? That is exactly what the below festivals will bring to the music lover.
Blooming of all the bright colors and the sun adding its glorious shine too, Mushroom Valley prides itself in creating a wonderland. In this wonderland, different kinds of people with different stories all meet up to celebrate life and experience new, fun things. Music lovers can expect to see all music genres ranging from the best drum performances, dubstep, bass music, and tech house, among others. Mushroom Valley is set up next to O’Connell River allowing guests to escape their busy lives and enter into this wonderland where they will be rebooted before heading on with their usual lives once again. Besides music, the festival also hosts multiple activities such as dance, theatres, conscious sound healing, and healing spaces to cater to the well-being of their guests. They do not have the same artists lined up each year, so it's important for inquiring minds to regularly check their website for the artists that are lined up. Nonetheless, artists are just a cherry on top, as Mushroom Valley has a variety of fun activities to do besides constantly jamming to different music from artists.
- Where: situated between Arlie Beach and Mackay adjoining the Whitsundays.
- When: 16 – 18 September 2022
Tickets: Starting from $180 for Early Birds. Book on their website.
Splendour In The Grass
This is one of the staple music festivals in Australia. Music lovers wait for this event to take place each year. Splendor in the Grass hosts a maximum of 50,000 people yearly. Therefore, tickets sell out fast. Splendor in the Grass is the only festival in the Winter season in Australia, and still attracts thousands of viewers from all over the country, despite the cold. The festival never gets boring, no doubt no one wants to miss it, owing to its spectacular lineup:
- Oliver Tree
- Cub Sport
- The Strokes and many more
When: 29 – 31 July 2022
Where: New South Wales, North Byron Parklands
Tickets: Book on their website
For music lovers, every season of the year is music season. Whether the sun is daunting hot or the winds are cold, the music does not stop, and Australian music festivals prove it so. These festivals cater to every individual with all tastes in music.