Start planning your music festival bender. Take a roadtrip to the Meredith Supernatural Ampitheatre, head to the coast for a New Year's Eve rock festival, or stay in town and choose from stacks of great music events. There's a festival – or five – for everyone.
So Frenchy So Chic
14 January 2018
Kick up your heels to live French music with bubbly in hand at Werribee Park. It's just as the name suggests – Frenchy and chic.
Rainbow Serpent Festival
26–29 January 2018
Set up camp and feel the freedom at this four-day alternative lifestyle, music and arts festival in Lexton, western Victoria.
20 January 2018
Join those in the know for this city summit of music and art – a celebration of creative culture featuring local and international acts.
Cool Summer Festival
19–21 January 2018
From punk to folk, head to Mt Hotham for a jam-packed line up of independent bands across three days.
St Jerome's Laneway Festival
3 February 2018
Join the cool crowd by the Maribyrnong River for this too-big-for-a-laneway festival featuring local and international acts.
St Kilda Festival
11 February 2018
It's free, fabulous and on the beach. What more could you ask for from a summer festival? Bands include new local acts and established favourites.
23–25 February 2018
Set in the heart of the Australian wilderness, this enchanting festival explores the world of art, music, mindfulness and community.
Brunswick Music Festival
4–18 March 2018
Kicking off with the Sydney Road Street Party, this long-running festival sees known-and-loved local acts and artists from around world at indoor and outdoor venues across Brunswick.
Port Fairy Folk Festival
9–12 March 2018
Much more than just a music festival, the Port Fairy Folk Festival is an institution. Four days of top quality local and international acts take over this charming coastal town.
10–12 March 2018
Located at the celebrated Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, the annual Golden Plains is set to rival its big brother, the famed Meredith Music Festival.
Pitch Music & Arts Festival
9–12 March 2018
Held in Victoria's golden fields, this three-day celebration brings both local and international artists, spanning a full electronic soundscape and beyond.
Groovin the Moo
5 May 2018
Bendigo hosts Groovin the Moo in May with two outdoor stages, a big top tent, and bands and performers from across the world.
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
1–10 June 2018
Hear blistering instrumentalists and soulful singers from around the world over ten toe-tapping days in venues across Melbourne.
Melbourne International Singers Festival
8–11 June 2018
Choirs and singers work and perform with internationally renowned conductors, composers and arrangers at magnificent venues in Melbourne's art precinct.
Port Fairy Spring Festival
12–14 October 2018
Performances by local and international classical musicians and some of the world's leading composers in small and intimate venues over three days.
Marysville Jazz & Blues Festival
19–21 October 2018
Join this boutique fest for an intimate weekend of tunes by Australian, international and local jazz and blues musicians in the town of Marysville.
Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues
2–4 November 2018
Enjoy non-stop jazz and blues from local and international acts over Melbourne Cup weekend at this seriously relaxed, long-running festival.
Melbourne Music Week
16–24 November 2018
An all-you-can-listen event: Melbourne's CBD gets loud as hundreds of acts hit the stage at dozens of locations across town.
Queenscliff Music Festival
23–25 November 2018
Soak up the stunning seaside setting, enjoy excellent local and international artists, and sample fresh food and wine from the Bellarine Peninsula.
Meredith Music Festival
Get in quick because tickets sell out super fast for this awesome festival in country Victoria.
Catch big names and small for an epic New Year's Eve celebration in the coastal town of Lorne along the Great Ocean Road.
Beyond the Valley
A five-day (including New Year's Eve) boutique music festival boasting big names and luxury camping atop the parklands of Lardner.