The 10 Best Aussie Music Festivals Still To Come in 2017
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It's been a HUGE Summer for artists like Childish Gambino, Chance The Rapper and Tame Impala. Why? They've all braced the hot subtropical climates of our Aussie towns to hit the stages of our beloved Summer festivals.
Though as the temperature drops, we're reminded that the silly season is coming to a close and there's only a handful of gigs left in the guide!
Below we have listed what is still to come this festival season and exactly when and where you can catch your favourite Aussie & International acts!
Groovin the Moo
It's a 3 week festival that makes the rounds to some of Australia's tucked-away towns. Over the years we've seen artists such as The Kooks, Wolfmother, Disclosure and Vampire Weekend on board the Groove train and this year's line-up is no disappointment!
Tickets are on sale now on their website!
Groovin the Moo 2017: https://www.gtm.net.au/
When & Where:
Wayville, SA - Friday 28th April
Maitland, NSW - Saturday 29th April
Townsville, QLD - Sunday 30th April
Bendigo, VIC - Saturday 06th May
Canberra, ACT - Sunday 07th May
Bunbury, WA - Saturday 13th May
Who: This year there are 9 International acts joining the line-up including Milky Chance, The Wombats, Dillon Francis and Snakeships. Newcomer Amy Shark will also be making the rounds and Aussie favourites Violent Soho, Tash Sultana and the Thundamentals are hitting the road with the rest of this impressive line-up!
Splendour In The Grass
Australia's equivalent of Coachella, Splendour In The Grass is one of the most highly anticipated festivals of the year. Spanning over three days with a string of huge acts and a massive campsite, the Byron based festival is considered the countries largest Winter music festival and a can't miss event!
Tickets aren't available just yet but you can Subscribe to their website to be the first to know!
Splendour In The Grass 2017: https://splendourinthegrass.com/
Where: North Byron Parklands
When: Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd July 2017
Who: In the past we've seen big names like Outkast, Kanye West, Coldplay, Arctic Monkey and The Strokes headlining, but SITG hasn't officially released their line-up yet. So until an announcement has been made, we can only keep our fingers crossed that this year is going to be another all-time roster! Artists who don't have any tour commitments on that weekend include Lorde, Major Lazer, The XX, Queens Of The Stone Age and LCD Soundsystem - we can only hope!
Check out these highlights from last years SITG!
It's a 3-day festival that takes place in 4 capital cities. Crazy, right? Over the Easter long weekend Touch Bass kicks off on Friday in Adelaide and by Sunday night they're wrapping it all up in Sydney. This is the very first Touch Bass festival so don't miss a beat because you could be a part of something big!
For ticketing visit the official website!
Touch Bass: http://www.touchbass.com.au/
When & Where:
Adelaide - Good Friday 14th April
Perth - Saturday 15th April
Brisbane - Sunday 16th April (Day)
Sydney - Sunday 16th April (Night)
Who: For the very first time you can Touch Bass with Jauz, Snails, Slushi, LDRU, Zeke Beats, Noy & Jordan Burns!
Big Pineapple Music Festival
The Big Pineapple Music Festival 2017 is returning for its 5th year on the Sunshine Coast. It's a one day festival with camping, 4 stages and a MASSIVE line-up!
You can secure your ticket on their website.
Big Pineapple Music Festival 2017: http://www.bigpineapplemusicfestival.com/
Where: Sunshine Coast, QLD
When: Saturday 27th May
Who: There are some huge names among the line-up this year with Birds of Tokyo, Peking Duk, SAFIA, Cloud Control, The Veronicas, LDRU and so many more great Aussie acts!
Byron Bay Bluesfest
Now this is a multi-award winning festival celebrating their 27th consecutive year located at the same place on the same weekend. It's Bluesfest - and it's better than ever! Renowned for drawing in acts Like Bob Dylan, John Mayer, Earth Wind & Fire, Santana, Counting Crows and even Kendrick Lamar, this year is sure to not only be a long weekend, but a GREAT weekend!
Login or register for tickets on their website.
Byron Bay Bluesfest: http://www.bluesfest.com.au/
Where: Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (NSW)
When: Thursday 13th - Monday 17th April 2017
As a 5 Day Ticket holder you can arrive on the Wednesday (day before Festival - 12th April) from 10.30am and get settled in for your Easter Bluesfest long weekend. You can stay until Tuesday 18th of April - 10am!)
Who: This year Bluesfest has delivered again with a mix of new and classic artists including The Doobie Brothers, The Lumineers, Courtney Barnett, Jimmy Buffett, Mary J Blige, Santana, Zac Brown Band and 50+ other acts who have traveled the world for this epic weekend!
Golden Plains XI
Held on private farm-land in Victoria, The Golden Plains is a 3-day outdoor camping festival closest to the town of Meredith. This year is called the 'Full Moon Party' as the Labour Day event will be lit by a full moon over the Meridith Supernatural Sweetspot. Artists like Bon Iver, Gotye, The Vines and The Presets have all taken the stage in the past and this year has a pretty exciting line-up to!
Check out the website for more information.
Golden Plains 2017: http://2017.goldenplains.com.au/
Revellers chill at Golden Plains Festival. The festival is held over three days during the Victorian Labour Day long-weekend on private farmland in Victoria, Australia. The nearest rural town is Meredith. Photo by @sillitoephotos
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Where: Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith
When: Saturday 11th — Monday 13th March
Who: This year the line-up consists of Neil Finn, Chain & The Gang, The Damned, Olympia, Habits, Nicolas Jaar & plenty more!
The line-up for BASSINTHEGRASS 2017 has just been released and this year is definitely worth a trip to Darwin! It's the biggest music festival in the Northern Territory, showcasing the best of the best in Australian music. Tickets have just gone on sale so get in quick!
Where: Darwin Amphitheatre, Darwin, NT
When: Saturday 20th May
Who: Playing at this years BASSINTHEGRASS are some of Australia's biggest artists at the moment. With Amy Shark, The Rubens, Peking Duk, The Veronicas, John Butler Trio, LDRU, Thundamentals and MORE set to perform!
Rabbits Eat Lettuce
Celebrating their 10th year, Rabbits Eat Lettuce has an impressive line-up ahead for this years "bush doof". Located inland Byron Bay, this music, art and lifestyle festival spans over 4 days of camping, 24 hour sound, no noise restrictions, yoga, workshops & good music.
Find out more on their website below.
Rabbits Eat Lettuce 2017: http://www.rabbitseatlettuce.com.au/
Where: Inland Byron Bay, NSW
When: Friday April 14th - Monday April 17th
Who: The headlining act this year is the one and only Hermitude! Joining Hermitude is Kolombo, OKA, The Funk Hunters, Doctor Werewolf, Funkform, Safire, Will Clarke and more!
Check out this video from last years Rabbits Eat Lettuce!
Set in the heart of Australian wilderness, Babylon will focus this year on Techno, Psytrance, Trip-Hop, Deep House and experimental music all among the setting of the unique Australian countryside. It kicks off at the beginning of Labour Day and is said to be a "true treat for the senses".
Full line-up and ticket information below
Babylon Festival: https://babylon.net.au
Where: Carapooee West, Victoria
When: Friday March 10th - Monday March 13th (Labour Day Weekend)
Who: Acts heading to Babylon Festival include Grouch, Kiko, Atmos, Danny Daze, Boogs, Davinci Code, Knobs & tonnes more!