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 stacks of great music events. There's a festival – or five – for everyone.
So Frenchy So Chic
12 January 2020
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
24–27 January 2020
Set up camp and feel the freedom at this four-day alternative lifestyle, music and arts festival in Lexton, western Victoria.
Riverboats Music Festival
14–16 February 2020
Set on the banks of the Murray River in Echuca-Moama, Riverboats is the perfect spot to plonk a picnic blanket and kick back to local and international acts.
St Jerome's Laneway Festival
8 February 2020
Join the cool crowd by the Maribyrnong River for this too-big-for-a-laneway festival featuring local and international acts.
St Kilda Festival
9 February 2020
It's free, fabulous and on the beach. What more could you ask for from a summer festival? Bands include new local acts and established favourites.
20–23 February 2020
Set in the heart of the Australian wilderness, this enchanting festival explores the world of art, music, mindfulness and community.
Brunswick Music Festival
Kicking off with the Sydney Road Street Party, this long-running festival sees known-and-loved local acts and artists from around world at indoor and outdoor venues across Brunswick.
Port Fairy Folk Festival
6–9 March 2020
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 charming coastal town.
7–9 March 2020
Located at the celebrated Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, the annual Golden Plains is set to rival its bigger sibling, the famed Meredith Music Festival.
Pitch Music & Arts Festival
Held in Victoria's golden fields, this three-day celebration brings both local and international artists, spanning a full electronic soundscape and beyond.
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Hear blistering instrumentalists and soulful singers from around the world over ten toe-tapping days in venues across Melbourne.
Groovin the Moo
Bendigo hosts Groovin the Moo in May with two outdoor stages, a big top tent, and bands and performers from across the world.
Winter Blues Festival
Winter blues take over the streets and venues of the Port of Echuca heritage precinct, in the best possible way. Celebrating 20 years in 2019.
Port Fairy Spring Festival
11–13 October 2019
Performances by local and international classical musicians and some of the world's leading composers in small and intimate venues over three days.
Marysville Jazz & Blues Festival
18–20 October 2019
Join this boutique fest for an intimate weekend of tunes by Australian, international and local jazz and blues musicians in the town of Marysville.
Melbourne Music Week
15–23 November 2019
An all-you-can-listen event: Melbourne's CBD gets loud as hundreds of acts hit the stage at dozens of locations across town.
Queenscliff Music Festival
22–24 November 2019
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
13–15 December 2019
Get in quick because tickets sell out super fast for this awesome festival in country Victoria.
28–31 December 2019
Catch big names and small for an epic New Year's Eve celebration in the coastal town of Lorne along the Great Ocean Road.
Beyond the Valley
28 December 2019 – 1 January 2020
A five-day (including New Year's Eve) boutique music festival boasting big names and luxury camping atop the parklands of Lardner.