Top Ten Australian Music Festivals 2020
Music is meant to be enjoyed and the best way to enjoy the music is in music festivals. Aussies have an immensely aesthetic taste in music. Different types of music including rock, indie-rock, classical, pop-rock and many more can be found in their refined forms in Australia. If you are looking for the best music festivals in Australia for 2020, then you do not have to look any further, because we have compiled a list of the most awaited 10 music festivals in Australia. Mark these festivals in your bucket list and you will not regret it. So here are the 10 music festivals, which you should not miss.
1. Splendour in the Grass
Everyone in Australia awaits for Splendour in the Grass. It is one event that covers everything. The event usually takes place at the end of July. This festival is one of the biggest music festivals in the country. It is as splendid as our wild imaginations. The location of the festival is stunning and it covers a large range of genres. We are sure that you will never forget this festival experience. What is better than to enjoy a music festival while camping? The organizers of Splendour in the grass are known for incredible production and perfect camping facilities. The local arts and crafts and delectable cuisine is cherry on the top. Even if you do not want to camp in the festival, you can still enjoy it and live in the nearby hotels and accommodations.
2. Lost Paradise Festival
Start your new year in the lost paradise, which is as beautiful as its name suggests. And we are not kidding, the Lost Paradise Festival is worth attending on the New Year. If you are in Sydney by the end of December, then this New Year’s Eve festival is a must. It will happen in Glenworth Valley, which is an 80 minutes ride from Sydney, from 28th December 2019 to 1st January 2020. The event is basically a 3 day camping festival. It is undoubtedly one of the best New Year celebrations in Australia. During the festival incredible three stages are spread across the Glenworth Valley. All these stages are arranged on different themes of live music, underground house music and techno. The best thing about this festival is its incredible execution with comfy camping, stunning stages, fantastic food and best beverages.
3. Electric Gardens
Another music festival to look forward to in Australia in 2020 is Electric Gardens. The founders of Electric Gardens met in 90s and launched the world famous South west four festivals in 2004 which attracted the biggest DJs in the world. Every year, the festival becomes bigger and bigger. They have brought the festival to Australia too in 2019, and they are expected to be coming back in 2020. The festival will take place in four cities of Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. The festival will feature high profile electronic music and DJs. The music in this festival would be underground tech, house and electronica.
4. Snowtunes, Thredbo
Snowtunes can be considered as the only festival in Australia which happens in snow. The festival takes place by the Lake Jindabyne. Snowtunes festival makes the lake alive for two nights and three days. The festival happens in the last week of August or first week of September every year. It features two main stages. If you are up to planning your ski trip in 2020, then make it by this time period, to enjoy the festival to the fullest. You can easily imagine the fun, if 10,000 people dance by the flames. Dozens of local and international guests appear in the festival and make it even more enjoyable.
5. The Big Pineapple Music Festival
Another music festival which takes place during May every year is the Big Pineapple Music Festival. We can easily say that this festival is a breeze during summers. This one-day festival is the coolest thing offered on the Sunshine Coast. Talented Australians participate in the festival to show their music. The festival is named as such because it takes place in the Big Pineapple, the fruitiest landmark of the Sunshine Coast. Party loving people can dance on the music set in the backdrop for the whole day. Although this festival is comparatively new, but it has taken the hearts of Aussies. It is expected that the festival will get even bigger and better in the coming years.
6. Origin Fields Festival
The Origin Fields Festival is another famous festival of New Year’s Eve happening in Australia. The Origin Fields will be welcoming you so that you bang your heads and toes on the thumping beats. Although Perth is two hours behind East Coast, so the clock will tick 12 in Perth earlier that does not mean that Origins Field Festival would be ending soon. Previous Origin Fields Festival has seen names like Cardi B, Schoolboy Q and DJ Snake. So it is expected that even bigger names will be entertaining this time.
7. Tamworth Country Music Festival
The biggest and oldest music festival in Australia is Tamworth Country Music Festival. This festival has been a heaven for music lovers for the past 46 years. But being an older festival does not mean that its fans are old. Every year this festival brings together new and old fans, which flood the music hub. Every day during the festival, more than 50,000 people enjoy and dance on the beat. Forbes has also classified the Tamworth Country Music Festival as one of the coolest festivals in the whole world. Although we do adorn the music giants during the festival, but fans also enjoy the best emerging talents of Australia. Festivals like these have helped in making the country one of the most important genres in Australian music.
8. Strawberry Fields
Strawberry Fields is an annual celebration of three days which takes place during the mid and end of November in Australian Bush. The venue is a 2-3 hours’ drive from Melbourne. The festival celebrates arts, sound and creative expression. A large number of famous as well as breakthrough electronic music from Australia and different countries is presented in the festival. The festival is splendid with colours, fabulous music, and beautiful decor, mesmerizing market stalls, live arts performances, workshops, forums and much more.
9. Days Like This Festival
Victoria Park, Sydney will be hosting the ‘Days Like This Festival’ in March 2020. It is among the best one-day festivals in Australia. The lineup of the festival is perfect due to its short duration. This lineup is diverse but offers a supreme quality underground house and techno music. And we can tell you that this day and the memories associated with it will be worth cherishing the whole life.
10. Rainbow Serpent
The Rainbow Serpent Festival will fill your weekend with dance, music, colour, expression and celebrations. The festival takes its name from the aboriginal creation figure. And like its name, this festival connects the aboriginal culture with Western pursuits. It can be said as the modern take on old music festival format. You will be enjoying this festival for 24 hours a day.
When you live in Australia, you will find out an amazing thing about this country that Aussies are fun to live with. There are no boring evenings, because there is always something to do or something to look forward to. Every weekend, you can enjoy an event, a festival or better a music festival. Australia has all the festival junkies covered, which you should not miss, or otherwise, you will regret.