Friends in the Southern Hemisphere are well into their festival season, and with an overwhelming array to choose from, it’s hard to pick just a few highlights. From blues, to EDM, techno, camping, and bush doofs; if you think of a genre of music of vibe you want to be apart of, Australia will have the answer for it this summer.
We mentioned Falls Festival recently, and it is certainly one of the pioneering summer festivals in Australia, however here are a few others worthy of some attention.
Let Them Eat Cake – New Years Day, Werribee Mansion, Victoria
New Years Day celebrations have taken hold of the holiday, with many favouring a (slightly) quieter NYE in order to let loose on NYD. Let Them Eat Cake features unique and stunning stage design, its held in the beautiful grounds of the heritage listed Werribee Mansion, and of course, features the unique wave of festival fashion Australian’s have become known for.
Fomo Festival – Early January, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney
Fomo Festival has been running for a couple of years now, however 2018 will be the first year it has travelled to Melbourne. Arguably the best bit, and the whole premise for the name, is the fact that there is only one stage so there are no clashes, meaning revellers experience no Fomo by having to pick one act over another.
Road To Ultra‘– February 24th, Melbourne
Ultra Music is coming to Australia in February in the form of Road to Ultra’s Melbourne edition. Ultra needs little introduction, and it’s arrival on Australia’s shores has certainly come as a massive announcement for the music scene.
Secret Garden – February 23rd-24th, Regional New South Wales
Secret Garden Festival is known for its uniqueness, and this is everything from the vibe to the artistic culture, and the types of people it attracts. As with many bush doofs, a strict ‘No Dickheads’ rule is present, ensuring everyone has an amazing time. Secret Garden is described as a ’24 hour forest disco’, with an emphasis on fancy dress.
A Festival Called Panama – March 9th-11th 2018, Tasmania
Tasmania boasts an ever-growing artistic culture, along with the cleanest air in Australia, so it is safe to say it is a perfect destination for a music and cultural festival.
The location is a private valley farm, which houses a small batch cider brewery. Panama opens the stage up for anything from spoken word to cabaret and will play host to acts such as Brooklyn’s Grizzly Bear, Thundercat, and Sampa the Great.