Worldwide music festival guide • Australia
Plan a musical odyssey with Time Out’s global guide to music festivals – the best line-ups, sonic fields and destination fests in Australia and around the world
Up on the northern half of the globe, the festival season winds down in September; but Down Under, it's only getting started. While some Australian festivals – Vivid, Splendour in the Grass – jump on the June/July bandwagon, managing to reel in some big names from the US and European circuits, the country does the bulk of its partying in December to March. When you factor the stellar line-ups and generally laid-back vibes, these festivals become an attractive proposition not just for locals but also for ravers with itchy feet on the other side of the planet. Just be ready for the temperatures.