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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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January

Falls Festival
28 December 2013 – 1 January 2014
Catch big names and small for an epic New Year's Eve celebration in the coastal town of Lorne along the Great Ocean Road.

Big Day Out
24 January 2014
Make a day of this huge music festival, which packs loads of local and international talent into one massive day-long line-up. 

Rainbow Serpent Festival 
24–27 January 2014
Set up camp and feel the freedom at this four-day alternative lifestyle, music and arts festival in Lexton, western Victoria.


February

St Jerome's Laneway Festival
1 February 2014
Join the cool crowd by the Maribyrnong River for this too-big-for-a-laneway festival featuring local and international acts.

St Kilda Festival
1–9 February 2014
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.

Soundwave
28 February 2014
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
28 February – 2 March 2014
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. 


March

Brunswick Music Festival
2–16 March 2014
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
7–10 March 2014
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.

Golden Plains
8–10 March 2014
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
9 March 2014
Flemington Racecourse morphs into Melbourne's biggest dance party when the Future Music Festival arrives. Expect big name DJs and bands.


November

Melbourne Music Week 
15–24 November 2013
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
22–24 November 2013
Soak up the stunning seaside setting, enjoy excellent local and international artists, and sample fresh food and wine from the Bellarine Peninsula.


December

Meredith Music Festival
13–15 December 2013
Get in quick because tickets sell out super fast for this awesome festival in country Victoria.

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