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Melbourne Summer Festival Guide

Slap on some sunscreen and raise a doof stick to the hotly anticipated return of festival season

Adena Maier
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Adena Maier

Melburnians live and breathe live music, and the lack of it in the last year was devastating. Thankfully, those days are behind us and our favourite acts are hard at work to make up for the lost time. We can once again look forward to the joy of gathering our closest mates for a jam-packed line-up, a round of cold drinks and a boogie on the dancefloor. 

To help ensure you make the most of these summer months, we've rounded up the best summer music festivals happening in Melbourne. Have a gander, shout out in the group chat and get to planning. 

For when you have no money post-festival, check out some of Melbourne's best free activities.

Make the most of summer

  • Things to do

Once again, Australia’s cultural capital delivers a stellar city-wide line-up this summer. From live music at the zoo to late night art and sound installations across the city, there’s plenty to explore. For more fun in the sun, see our lists of the best rooftop bars in Melbourne and outdoor cinemas – and when it's seriously boiling, go for a swim in one of these beaches, pools or lakes.


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