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Festivals

Sydney City Limits announce a second run of sideshows

Justice perform at Hisense Arena on Thursday March 1. Oh Wonder play the Forum Theatre on Friday February 23. Tickets via Secret Sounds. 

10 moments that are going to rule at Download Festival 2018

Download Festival 2018 takes over Flemington Racecourse on March 24. Details and tickets via the festival website. 

Fat Freddy’s Drop on balance, kids, dogs and jazz

Fat Freddy’s Drop will headline The Pleasure Garden, taking over St Kilda’s Catani Gardens on Saturday December 9. The lineup also features Opiuo, Montaigne, Remi, L-Fresh The Lion, and more.

New Year's Evie returns with 2017 lineup

New Year's Evie 2017 goes down in Tallarook from December 31 - January 2. 

Regurgitator bassist Ben Ely on 20 years of 'Unit', and punk rock for kids

Catch Regurgitator at NYE On The Hill from Saturday December 30 to Monday January 1 at The Farm, located 10mins from Loch Village and 95mins South-East of Melbourne. They’ll bring their special kids show to Melbourne Recital Centre on Saturday January 20 and will be part of Hotter Than Hell with Grinspoon, The Superjesus, and more on Saturday March 3.

NYE On The Hill adds even more acts to their 2017 lineup

NYE On The Hill is happening from Saturday December 30 to Monday January 1. Head to the festival’s website to secure your tickets.  

Here's who to check out at Sugar Mountain 2018

Sugar Mountain 2018 will take place on Saturday January 20 at the Victorian College of the Arts.  

A huge Marriage Equality street party is going down in Melbourne

Running from Lygon St up to the Curtin, it's all going down Wednesday November 15.  More details here. 

Piknic Electronik's NYD special is a thing of beauty

Piknic Electronik pops up in Kings Domain Gardens on Monday January 1, tickets available here.

Friends of Ours Festival on building the ultimate happy place for misfits and colourful creatives

Friends of Ours Festival takes over Bruzzy’s Farm, Tallarook from Friday November 3 until Monday November 6, with Roni Size, Eva Lazarus, DLR, Dub FX, and more.

Splendour in the Grass and Falls Festival team launch new music festival

Sydney City Limits goes down in Centennial Park on Saturday February 24. 

More Acts Join Bluesfest 2018 lineup

Bluesfest takes over Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm from Thursday March 29 to Monday April 2 (Easter 2018). Tickets available here.

Beat's guide to Laneway 2018 sideshows

Laneway Festival goes down Saturday February 3 at FCAC. 

Party in the Paddock 2018 drop mammoth 2018 lineup

Party in the Paddock takes over White Hills, Tasmania (20mins from Launceston) from Thursday February 8 to Saturday February 10, tickets available here.

Festival Director Goose McGrath invites us into The Pleasure Garden

The Pleasure Garden will transform Catani Gardens on Saturday December 9 featuring Fat Freddy’s Drop, Montaigne, Remi, Opiuo, and more.

The Pleasure Garden drop huge second lineup

Don't miss The Pleasure Garden at St Kilda's Catani Gardens on Saturday December 9. Tickets are available via the festival's website.

The 2018 Golden Plains lineup has landed

Golden Plains 2018 goes down from March 10 - March 12. I can hear the sound of tinnies cracking already. 

Sounds Of Africa Festival set for a day of open-air bliss

Sounds Of Africa Festival will take place Saturday December 16 at Ceres Environment Park, East Brunswick. 

Free shows, parties, punk and more: Melbourne Music Week unveils full program

Melbourne Music Week goes down from November 17 - November 25. Full program details are live now. 

Mona Foma's 2018 lineup is a sprawling, eclectic dream

Mona Foma 2018 goes down in Launceston, Tasmania from January 12 - 14 and Hobart from January 15 - 22. More details here. 

Kamasi Washington, The Avalanches and more lead WOMAD's 2018 lineup

WOMADelaide goes down from March 9 - March 12 at Botanic Park, Adelaide, South Australia. 

Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival

Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival transforms Bendigo from Thursday November 9 until Sunday November 12.

Jim White explains how his appreciation for dance inspired his upcoming Melbourne Festival performance, ‘More Up A Tree’

More Up A Tree is taking place at The Substation from Thursday October 12 until Saturday October 14 as part of  Melbourne Festival. Tickets and more information can be found at festival.melbourne/2017.

Mana: Celebrating empowerment and resilience at Darebin Music Feast

Mana will take over Northcote Town Hall on Saturday October 21 with KAIIT, Kandere, P Unique and more, as part of Darebin Music Feast. DMF takes places throughout Darebin from Thursday October 12 until Sunday October 22. For more information, head to musicfeast.com.au/2017-program.

Neil Finn, Josh Pyke, Mojo Juju and more lead 2018 Riverboats Music Festival lineup

Riverboats Music Festival 2018 goes down in Echuca across Friday February 16 - Sunday February 18. Tickets are on sale now.  

Babylon Music Festival has one of the strongest dance lineups of the year

It goes down Friday February 23 - Sunday February 25 in Carapooee West, Victoria. More details here. 

St. Paul's Cathedral unveiled as Melbourne Music Week Hub, program expands

Melbourne Music Week transforms the city from Friday November 17 until Saturday November 25. 

Grampians Music Festival's 2018 lineup is brimming with Australia's best new acts

Running from February 2 – 4 in Halls Gap and surrounded by insane views of mountain ranges, the intimate affair is limited to 2,500 punters. For more information, inspiration or important info you can check out grampiansmusicfestival.com. 

Monster Fest is set for another year of gore and scares

Monster Fest 2017 hits Lido Cinemas from Thursday November 23 - Sunday November 26. For more details, head to the festival's website.

Meet Melbourne's biggest outdoor venue, opening with a massive music festival

Friends of Ours Festival goes down November 3 - November 5 on Our Friend's Farm, Tallarook. Tickets are a very chill $100 and are on sale now.