The Ultimate Guide To Australia’s Summer Music Festivals

Festivals, Summer Guide / 14 September 2022
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The Ultimate Guide To Australia’s Summer Music Festivals

Festivals, Summer Guide / 14 September 2022

Summer is coming and with it some of Australia’s most immersive, unmissable music festivals from Falls to Listen Out.

As you prepare for another season of glorious music, good people and good vibes, we collated the ultimate list of summer music festivals to make planning that much easier.

Listen Out 2022
Listen Out

Listen Out will be hitting Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane from the 23rd of September with a stunning lineup of world-class artists from Disclosure to Tove Lo. A concentrated version of the touring festival will be visiting Auckland and Adelaide. Expect all the best of international hip-hop and electronic music, right here in your city. Tickets are still on sale, so book yours asap!

WHAT: Listen Out
WHEN: From September 23rd 2022
WHERE: Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Adelaide
FEATURES: AJ Tracey, BARKAA, BBNO$, Disclosure, Electric Fields, The Jungle Giants, Louis the Child, Meduza, Polo G, Qrion, Tove Lo, Triple J Unearthed winners, and more!

Summer Camp Festival
Summer Camp

A wondrous celebration of all things LGBTQ+, Summer Camp promises brilliant music and fabulous people. The festival will bring an exceptional lineup to Centennial Park with four new international headliners including UK pop icon Sophie Ellis Bextor, DJ Jodie Harsh and French music producer and singer Coucou Chloé. Prep your sparkle and get ready to dance!

WHAT: Summer Camp Festival
WHEN: November 5th 2022
WHERE: Centennial Park, Sydney
FEATURES: Sophie Ellis Bextor, DJ Jodie Harsh, Coucou Chloé and more!

Festival X

Brought to you by the makers of Stereosonic, Splendour and Falls, Festival X is an epic showcase of global hip hop and electronic dance. Both established artists and new talent will take to the hand-crafted stages in Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth from November through to December with artists like Calvin Harris, Megan Thee Stallion and Luude leading the show.

WHAT: Festival X
WHEN: December 3rd 2022
WHERE: Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth
FEATURES: Prospa, Calvin Harris, Megan Thee Stallion, Luude, Cosmic Gate, Don Toliver, Green Velvet and more!

Beyond The Valley

Beyond the Valley is returning to Victoria for the first time in three years. A 5-day-long event featuring a combination of music, arts and camping, this festival offers world-class production and bespoke custom experiences from yoga and pilates to a beach club and a Poof Doof ‘Pride Patrol’, all in a lush oasis in Southwest Victoria. 

WHAT: Beyond The Valley
WHEN: December 28th 2022 – January 1st 2023
WHERE: Barunah Plains, Victoria
FEATURES: Benee, Bicep, Charlotte De Witte, Diplo, Flight Facilities, Lime Cordiale, Nelly Furtado, Aitch and more!

Lost Paradise

This celebration of mesmerising stage design and incredible production is coming to Glenworth Valley NSW, this December for 5 days of revelry.  Expect a fantastic and expansive lineup of artists, from alternative psychedelic rock band Ocean Alley to rapper and singer Lil Nas X. When you’ve had your fill of music, head to the Lost Village for a range of fashion and art market stalls, and food popups featuring cuisine from all over the world.

WHAT: Lost Paradise
WHEN: December 28th 2022 – January 1st 2023
WHERE: Glenworth Valley
FEATURES: Lost Paradise will be featuring a wide range of live and electronic music. Artists include the Artic Monkeys, Lil Nas X, Ocean Alley, Peggy Gou, Jamie XX and Mall Grab.

Falls Music & Arts Festival

The famous Falls Festival is back this year with an incredible lineup of artists and a variety of other acts to explore from dance, comedy and theatre to circus and cabaret. You won’t want to miss this one – the lineup alone is a must-see. Artists include Lil Naz X, DJ Seinfeld, Luude, Peggy Gou and the Arctic Monkeys.

WHAT: Falls
WHEN: From December 29th
WHERE: Melbourne, Byron Bay NSW, Fremantle WA
FEATURES: Arctic Monkeys, Lil Nas X, Peggy Gou, Jamie XX, Ocean Alley and more!

NYE In The Park

Set to be Sydney’s favourite New Years Eve festival this year, NYE in The Park is coming to Camperdown for one night only and you’re going to want to be there. Headlining the festival is Australian DJ duo Flight Facilities, with an all new album and all the tunes you know and love. Other artists include Lime Cordiale, Crazy Sound System, Rico Nasty and more, bringing you the ultimate lineup to take you into 2023.

WHAT: NYE in The Park
WHEN: December 31st 2022
WHERE: Sydney
FEATURES: Lime Cordiale, Flight Facilities, Crazy Sound System, Graace, Poof Doof Drag Jamboree, San Cisco, Vacations, and more!

Grass is Greener

This year, Grass is Greener is back in Australia with some of its biggest headliners yet touring across the East Coast from the Gold Coast to Geelong. Australian rockers Sticky Fingers and drill-rap group ONEFOUR lead the local lineup, alongside award-winning US rappers Ty Dolla and YG. Get ready for one of Queensland’s most adored music, food and art festivals, and book your tickets today!

WHAT: Grass is Greener
WHEN: January 1st
WHERE: Gold Coast, Canberra, Cairns, Geelong
FEATURES: Alok, Aluna, Brux, Little Fritter, Maya Jane Coles, Onefour, PNAU, Sticky Fingers, TY Dolla $ign, YG, ZHU (DJ set)

Field Day

Since Field Day started in 2002, there has been no better way to start the new year. Coming to Sydney on January 1st 2023, this fun, fresh festival out in the (hopefully) sun will leave you with a smile on your face. This year, Field Day is keeping its tickets to pre-COVID prices, with a number of optional VIP add-ons, from a Fast Forward entry lane (for exclusive use of express bar lanes and fast-forward toilets), to the private Cabanas providing an exclusive space for up to 10 people with complimentary bottles of French champagne and wine.

WHAT: Field Day
WHEN: January 1st
WHERE: Sydney
FEATURES: Aitch, Benee, Diplo, Pretty Girl, Remi Wolf, Sofia Kourtesis, Yung Lean and more!

Laneway Festival

Laneway Festival is finally making a comeback with new dates and venues announced for 2023. Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland will enjoy a lineup of incredible talent including Haim, Joji and Phoebe Bridgers.

WHAT: Laneway Festival
WHEN: Sunday 5th February
WHERE: Sydney
FEATURES: Haim, The Jungle Giants, Mallrat, Harvey Sutherland & more!