There’s nothing better than music festivals in the summer when you finally have time to relax, spend time with your best mates, crack open that beer and watch all your favourite artists perform live. This summer, we’re lucky to have an endless list of festivals to attend in Australia. So it was only right that we make a list of the best music festivals you need to attend this summer in Australia.
We’ve been to Listen Out for the past 4 years and this is always the best way to start the festival season. This year’s lineup is insane and includes Flume, Diplo, 6lack and Schoolboy Q. It’s taking place 27th September to 6th October 2019. Travis Scott, Jai Wolf, Rae Sremmurd, Alison Wonderland, Snakehips and A$AP Rocky are amongst the many legendary names to grace the Listen Out stage in the past. It’s a nationwide festival that sells out every year so get your tickets now!
We are very keen for the newly announced Festival X to be coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne later on this year. It’s the first year it’s happening and they have delivered a killer lineup in the form of Calvin Harris, Blueface and Lil Pump. Mark the dates November 29th to December 1st 2019. Tickets on sale now at Ticketmaster.
Travis Scott is coming to Australia for one show only and that’s for SandTunes Festival in the Gold Coast! Artists joining Travis include; Logic (first ever show in Australia), Juice WRLD, Carly Rae Jepsen (first ever show in Australia) and CHVRCHES. Tickets on sale now, including single day passes so get yours at Ticketek. It’s going down November 30th to December 1st 2019.
This Brisbane festival just got announced and we are absolutely obsessed with the lineup! Wildlands Festival is bringing Rüfüs Du Sol, Tyler the Creator, Ella Mai, RL Grime, What So Not, Jauz and Skepta. We know this will be a popular one for celebrating NYE, it’s all happening on December 28th 2019. Register for pre-sale access ASAP.
This That has always been a Newcastle favourite and each year, they deliver an incredible local and international setlist. This year’s lineup includes Peking Duk, LDRU, Hermitude, Slumberjack, NGHTMRE and many more! It’s all happening Saturday 9th November 2019. Tickets are on sale now so get them quick!
We’ve never cried over spilt milk but we have cried over Flume (all the way back at Spilt Milk 2016). Having built itself up as a major player in the festival scene, Spilt Milk attracts all the big acts. This year’s lineup brings the heat to Canberra and for the first time to Ballarat. Khalid, Juice WRLD, Golden Features will all be there. It’s happening 23rd and 30th November 2019. It’s sold out for this year, but try and grab a ticket using the official resale facility.
Falls Festival is the best way to spend NYE if you’re a music lover like us. It’s taking place 28th December 2019 – 5th January 2020. The lineup is always killer and has something to suit everyone, no matter what type of music you listen to. Previous lineups have included Juice WRLD, Anderson. Paak, Childish Gambino, Disclosure and A LOT MORE (usually there’s 40+ acts every year). We can’t wait for this year’s lineup announcement so keep an eye out for that coming very soon!
Gotta love Field Day because it’s the only way to bring the new year in with good vibes. We LOVED this year’s lineup with Cardi B, Rufus Du Sol, What So Not, and we know that the 2020 lineup will not disappoint. Mark January 1st 2020 in your calendar. Line up is being announced very soon so keep your eyes peeled because we’ll be bringing the news to you first!
As the name suggests, you’re guaranteed to miss out if you don’t go to FOMO. We’ve been able to see Post Malone, RL Grime, SZA and ZHU in 2018 and had the best time ever. FOMO knows how to bring the party to you with one stage and no clashes! In 2019, we danced with Nicki Minaj, Rae Sremmurd, Mura Masa and 2020 will be no different with the likes of Brockhampton, Kaytranada and Lizzo. January 4th to January 12th 2020 are the dates. Tickets are on sale now.
This year we reviewed the first ever Rolling Loud in Australia, which is the only time this massive hip-hop festival has taken place outside of the US. With over 20,000 people in attendance, we all danced the night away with Future, Rae Sremmurd, Tyga, YG, Gunna, Playboi Carti and Smokepurpp. Even though there were last minute replacements with the lineup, It was definitely a roller coaster we would ride again in January 2020. Line up coming soon.
We love Laneway and the 2020 announcements are coming soon! You gotta love having iconic Aussie and International acts to let your hair down to. Names such as Billie Eilish, Lorde, BANKS, FKA Twigs, Denzel Curry have added to the quality lineups year after year. Gang of Youths, Cosmo’s Midnight, Amy Shark are just some of the names that have waved the Aussie flag.
Ultra Music Festival
We were so excited when iconic EDM festival powerhouse Ultra announced it was expanding to Australia in 2019 and of course, Australian fans welcomed the festival with open arms because 40,000 people attended this years events in Sydney and Melbourne. It is set to return in 2020 and hopefully we have equally amazing lineup as this year because The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, Marshmello and ILLENIUM did not disappoint.