Start planning your music festival bender. Take a roadtrip to the Meredith Supernatural Ampitheatre, head to the coast for a New Year's Eve rock festival, or stay in town and choose from oodles of great music events. There's a festival – or five – for everyone.
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28 December 2014 – 1 January 2015
Catch big names and small for an epic New Year's Eve celebration in the coastal town of Lorne along the Great Ocean Road.
So Frenchy So Chic
11 January 2015
Kick up your heels to live French music with bubbly in hand at Werribee Park. It's just as the name suggests – Frenchy and chic.
Rainbow Serpent Festival
23–26 January 2015
Set up camp and feel the freedom at this four-day alternative lifestyle, music and arts festival in Lexton, western Victoria.
24 January 2015
Join those in the know for this city summit of music and art – a celebration of creative culture featuring local and international acts.
St Kilda Festival
31 January – 8 February 2015
It's free, fabulous and on the beach. What more could you ask for from a summer festival? Bands include new local acts and some established favourites.
St Jerome's Laneway Festival
7 February 2015
Join the cool crowd by the Maribyrnong River for this too-big-for-a-laneway festival featuring local and international acts.
21–22 February 2015
Those about to rock, head to the Showgrounds and test your mosh pit mettle at Soundwave, a rock festival that promises to belt your ears with a huge, loud line up.
Apollo Bay Music Festival
27 February – 1 March 2015
A picture-perfect location and relaxed vibe make this yearly event a popular one. Enjoy the beachside setting while watching talented emerging and established musicians.
Brunswick Music Festival
1–15 March 2015
World class acts in the genres of folk and roots take over Brunswick for this annual and very popular festival. Get along to see a plethora of talented musicians.
Port Fairy Folk Festival
6–9 March 2015
Much more than just a music festival, the Port Fairy Folk Festival is an institution. Four days of top quality local and international acts take over this gorgeous coastal town.
7–9 March 2015
Located at the celebrated Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, the annual Golden Plains is set to rival its big brother, the illustrious Meredith Music Festival.
Future Music Festival
8 March 2015
Flemington Racecourse morphs into Melbourne's biggest dance party when the Future Music Festival arrives. Expect big name DJs and bands.
Groovin the Moo
May 2015 (date to be confirmed)
Bendigo hosts Groovin the Moo in May, with two outdoor stages, a big top tent, bands and performers from across the world, and honest country hospitality.
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
29 May – 7 June 2015
Hear blistering instrumentalists and soulful singers from around the world over ten toe-tapping days in venues across Melbourne.
Wangaratta Jazz Festival
31 October - 3 November
Enjoy non-stop jazz and blues from local and international acts over Melbourne Cup weekend at this seriously relaxed, long-running festival.
Melbourne Music Week
14–23 November 2014
An all-you-can-listen event: Melbourne's CBD gets loud as 230 acts hit the stage at 60 locations across town.
Queenscliff Music Festival
28–30 November 2014
Soak up the stunning seaside setting, enjoy excellent local and international artists, and sample fresh food and wine from the Bellarine Peninsula.
Meredith Music Festival
12–14 December 2014
Get in quick because tickets sell out super fast for this awesome festival in country Victoria.