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Festivals

Tropical Fuck Storm, Adalita and RVG headline Victoria's darkest music festival

WinterWild will take place across Apollo Bay on the weekends of Friday August 10 – Sunday August 12 and Friday August 24 –Sunday August 26. For more details head to the WinterWild website. 

From Glasper to Bieber: Chris Dave on jazz, collaboration, and influence

Chris Dave and The Drumhedz perform at 170 Russell on Friday June 8 as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. He will also appear at The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne on Thursday June 7 as part of the festival’s free Close Encounter series.

Vance Joy, Middle Kids, Peking Duk and more headline triple j's One Night Stand

Triple j's One Night Stand goes down on Saturday September 1.  This years' location will be announced by triple j breakfast presenters Ben & Liam on Thursday June 7, live on air. 

Tibbs & Bones have got your next festival outfit sorted

You can find Tibbs & Bones online or at their flagship store in Melbourne at 394 High Street, Northcote, open from Monday – Saturday. 

American Essentials Film Festival is bringing the best of independent cinema to Australia

Palace Cinema’s American Essentials Film Festival is happening from Thursday May 10 - Sunday May 20 at The Astor Theatre and The Kino. Tickets are available at americanessentials.com.au and at the venues.

Tim Minchin, Chrysta Bell and a former jihadist headline Dark Mofo's second program reveal

Dark Mofo runs across three weekends between June 7 - 24 at various locations across Hobart, Tasmania. For the full lineup and ticket information, head to the festival's website. 

St Kilda Film Festival unveils stunning 2018 program

The St Kilda Film Festival runs from Thursday May 17 - Saturday May 26. Head to the website for the full program. 

We get the lowdown on Stonnington Jazz Festival from Artistic Director, Chelsea Wilson

Stonnington Jazz Festival will take place from Thursday May 10 to Sunday May 20 at various venues around the City of Stonnington. View the full program on their website.

Want to win free tickets to Strawberry Fields for life? Enter now.

To enter the competition, head here. Entries close June 1. 

Clunes Booktown Festival returns to celebrate its 12 year anniversary

The Clunes Booktown Festival kicks off on Saturday May 5 and ends Sunday May 6, and is a 90-minute drive from Melbourne. Tickets are $10 and available from clunesbooktown.com.au.

Melbourne's getting a smashed avocado and music festival

It's going down on May 19 in the Docklands. You can check out the ticket link here. 

Dan Sultan, Justin Townes Earle and more headline a brand new music festival

The inaugural Queenscliff Low Light Festival will run from Friday June 22 until Saturday July 14 at various locations around Queenscliff.  

High Tension on the band’s new direction ahead of Download Festival

High Tension will perform at Download Festival, taking over Flemington Racecourse on Saturday March 24, with Good Charlotte, Linkin Park, Korn, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, and more.

Josh Owen on the beauty and unpredictability of outdoor festivals

Josh Owen will perform at Mokoan Music Festival, taking place at Winton Wetlands on Saturday March 31. The lineup also features Dan Sultan, George & Noriko, and more.

Get prepare for The Melbourne International Comedy Festival with Festival Director/CEO Susan Provan

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival runs from Wednesday March 28 – Sunday April 22 in venues across Melbourne. Head to comedyfestival.com.au for tickets and program details. Pick up a copy of Beat next week for your comprehensive guide to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Jose Gonzalez is going back to his roots for his Melbourne show

Jose Gonzalez will perform at Melbourne Recital Centre on Monday April 2 and Tuesday April 3, with special guest Hachiku. He’s also part of Byron Bay Bluesfest, taking place from Thursday March 29 until Monday April 2 featuring Lionel Ritchie, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Ms Lauryn Hill, and more.

Inner Varnika is nourishing the soul with a weekend of good times

Inner Varnika will take place in country Victoria, within three hours from Melbourne, over Easter Weekend, from Friday March 30 until Sunday April 1.

Melbourne's getting a new, completely accessible music festival

Ability Fest will go down at the Coburg Velodrome on Saturday April 7, with tickets available via Audience Republic.

Check out this killer all-female beachside festival lineup

Ocean Rhythms takes place at Old Bar Airfield on Saturday April 21, tickets available via I Wanna Ticket.

On this week: Australia's five-day celebration of regional LGBTI pride

ChillOut Festival runs from Thursday March 8 until Monday March 12 in Daylesford, less than 2 hours from Melbourne’s CBD. Full details and booking information available via ChillOut Festival. 

Head to Alice Springs to experience this bone-crushing heavy music festival

Tickets are on sale now via blackenfestival.com. 

Boogie Festival 2018 reveals final lineup with more bands and DJs

Boogie Festival goes down on Our Friend's Farm, Tallarook from March 30 - April 1. 

Mordialloc Food, Wine & Music Festival; a gold coin for a weekend of goodness

Mordialloc Food, Wine & Music Festival will take over Peter Scullin Reserve on Saturday March 3 and Sunday March 4.

New Zealand Festival reveals stellar 2018 lineup

The full programme is available at festival.co.nz

Moving on and up: Benjamin Booker on guilt and growth

Benjamin Booker will perform at Byron Bay Bluesfest, taking place from Thursday March 29 until Monday April 2 featuring Lionel Ritchie, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Ms Lauryn Hill, Kesha, and more. He’ll headline the Corner Hotel on Saturday May 31, with support from Jade Imagine and Baby Blue.

More acts have joined the Download Festival lineup

Download Festival goes down on March 24 at Flemington Racecourse. 

Sustainable living and farm-to-fork produce at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo

The Seymour Alternative Farming Expo takes place at Kings Park in Seymour from Friday February 16 until Sunday February 18, tickets available from the Expo's website.

New Festival Alert: Adalita, The Church and more to headline Grove is in the Heart

Grove is in the Heart takes over Ocean Grove Park on Saturday March 31 with tickets available via Try Booking.

Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival are keeping things intimate

The Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival, situated 300kms east of Melbourne on the Omeo Highway/Great Alpine Road, will be held from Friday February 16 until Sunday February 18.