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Festivals

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.

Benny Walker on making changes ahead of Yalukut Weelam NgargeeYalukut Weelam Ngargee

Benny Walker will perform at Yalukut Weelam Ngargee Indigenous Arts & Cultural Festival, taking place at O’Donnell Gardens St Kilda on Saturday February 3. The lineup also includes Lady Lash, Emily Wurramara, Baker Boy, and more. 

Dan Sultan, Mia Dyson, Steve Smyth and more join Bluesfest lineup

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

Boogie Festival expands 2018 lineup

Boogie goes down at Our Friend's Farm, Tallaroom from March 30 - April 1.

Groovin the Moo's excellent 2018 lineup has landed

Groovin The Moo goes down in Wayville, SA on Friday April 27; Maitland, NSW on Saturday April 28; Canberra, ACT on Sunday April 29; Bendigo, Vic on Saturday May 5; Townsville, QLD on Sunday May 6 and Bunbury, WA on Saturday May 12. 

Adam Freeland to headline The Lake People Gathering

The Lake People Gathering takes place at Alumbra on Friday February 2, tickets available via Eventbrite.

Timberwolf, Mojo Juju, West Thebarton and more set for Blenheim Festival 2018

BlenheimFest takes over Blenheim Farm on Thursday March 29 and Friday March 30, tickets and full details available on the festival’s website.

Ms. Lauryn Hill is coming to Australia

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

Beat's guide to Progfest 2018

Progfest will take over the Corner Hotel on Saturday January 27. Doors at 2.30pm.

Escape the city with The Pier Street Party

The Pier Street Party will take place outside the Pelly Bar & Pier Bandroom in Frankston on Saturday February 24. Gates from 2pm.

By The Meadow 2018's lineup is absolutely beaut

By The Meadow 2018 goes down in Bambra, Victoria from Friday April 6 - Sunday April 8.