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Australian Roots Music Festivals 2019

See our list of roots music festivals in Australia for 2019

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Over 220 Events Listed

 

We started this list for much the same reasons as our USA version.  It’s hard to find a single location that has a sufficient number and details of the many roots music festivals that take place in Australia each year.  We also like a simple list with relevant website links for easy connection, plus in some sort of intelligible order.  Below we present the festivals, first by date and then by name.

As we progressed through this exercise, we were surprised by the number of events we uncovered – many more than we initially thought.  Some of them were harder to find than others and, even when we did, some sites almost had their vital information hidden, as if to present a challenge for the searcher.  A case in point, the location of the event in some cases required a lot of sniffing out, in some cases a website or two just failed to list it anywhere.  Other sources were required.

The genres we used were pretty much aligned with the content of Listening Through The Lens but with a eye to make it as broad a definition of ‘roots music’ as possible.

So here’s our first go.  A number of festivals have not released their 2019 dates yet, so we have assumed the same month as last time.  In a small number of cases, we could not find anything much on the timing for next year.  We will look back regularly and update.

By the way, if you are looking at USA events in 2019, you can find our American version HERE.

 

 

 

 Last updated: 16 April 2019

  Festival By Date Location  2019 Dates
       
1 Woodford Folk Woodford QLD 27 Dec – 1 Jan
2 Bluestone Blues Murgheboluc VIC 31 Dec – 1 Jan
3 Peninsula Summer Mornington Peninsula VIC 1 – 13 Jan
4 Festival of Small Halls Various 4 Jan to 3 Feb
5 Bayview Country Picnic Bittern VIC 5-Jan
6 Summer Nights Mossvale VIC 5-Jan
7 The Falls Fremantle WA 5 – 6 Jan
8 Parkes Elvis Festival Parkes NSW 9 – 13 Jan
9 Honk! Oz Wollongong NSW 10 – 12 Jan
10 Moo-sic Muster Girgarre VIC 10 – 13 Jan
11 Cygnet Folk Cygnet TAS 11 – 13 Jan
12 Under The Southern Stars Hastings VIC 12-Jan
13 Under The Southern Stars Southport QLD 19-Jan
14 Under The Southern Stars Bokarina QLD 20-Jan
15 Under The Southern Stars Port Adelaide SA 25-Jan
16 Under The Southern Stars Shoalhaven NSW 26-Jan
17 Under The Southern Stars Port Macquarie NSW 27-Jan
18 MONA FOMA Launceston TAS 13 – 20 Jan
19 Illawarra Folk Illawarra NSW 17 – 20 Jan
20 Furneaux Islands Flinders Island TAS 17 – 20 Jan
21 Tamar Valley Folk George Town TAS 18 – 20 Jan
22 Thredbo Blues Thredbo NSW 18 – 20 Jan
23 Country Music Festival Tamworth NSW 18 – 27 Jan
24 Beechworth Music Beechworth VIC 25 – 26 Jan
25 Numeralla Folk Numeralla NSW 25 – 27 Jan
26 Newstead Live Newstead VIC 25 – 28 Jan
27 Balit Narrun Melbourne VIC 26-Jan
28 Festivale Launceston TAS 1-Feb
29 Musiqua Hastings VIC 3-Feb
30 Party In The Paddock White Hills TAS 7 – 9 Feb
31 Australian Blues Music Goulburn NSW 7 – 10 Feb
32 Port Fairy Jazz Port Fairy VIC 8 – 10 Feb
33 Mornington Peninsula Blues Mornington VIC 9-Feb
34 Whittlesea Country Music Whittlesea VIC 9-Feb
35 St Kilda Melbourne VIC 10-Feb
36 Devil Country Muster Smithton TAS 13 – 17 Feb
37 Mountain Sounds Gosford NSW 15 – 16 Feb
38 Boyup Brook Country Music Boyup Brook WA 15 – 17 Feb
39 Bruthen Blues and Arts Bruthen VIC 15 – 17 Feb
40 Grampians Music Halls Gap VIC 15 – 17 Feb
41 River Boats Music Echuca VIC / Moama NSW 15 – 17 Feb
42 Agnes Blues Roots and Rock Agnes Water QLD 15 – 17 Feb
43 Yarra Junction Fiddlers Convention Yarra Junction VIC 15 – 17 Feb
44 Adelaide Fringe Adelaide SA 15 Feb – 17 Mar
45 Great Australian Beer Geelong VIC 16-Feb
46 Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon Lake Charlegrack VIC 16 – 17 Feb
47 Waterfront Frankston VIC 16 – 17 Feb
48 Frances Folk Gathering Frances SA 22 – 24 Feb
49 Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Gellibrand VIC 22 – 24 Feb
50 Paynesville Music Paynesville VIC 22 – 24 Feb
51 A Day At The Creek Mole Creek TAS 23-Feb
52 Blues At The Briar Mount Martha VIC 23-Feb
53 Day By The Bay Mornington VIC 23-Feb
54 Cobargo Folk Cobargo NSW 1 – 3 Mar
55 Girrakool Blues & BBQ Kariong NSW 1 – 3 Mar
56 Seven Sisters Mt Martha VIC 1 – 3 Mar
57 Nannup Music Nannup WA 1 – 4 Mar
58 Macedon Ranges Music Gisborne VIC 2-Mar
59 Music In The Vines Macarthur VIC 2-Mar
60 Mordialloc Food Wine & Music Mordialloc VIC 2-3 Mar
61 Brunswick Music Melbourne VIC 3 – 17 Mar
62 Kiama Jazz and Blues Kiama NSW 8 – 10 Mar
63 Panama Lone Star Valley TAS 8 – 10 Mar
64 Port Fairy Folk Port Fairy VIC 8 – 10 Mar
65 Sandford Bush and Music Sandford VIC 8 – 10 Mar
66 Burke & Wills Folk Mia Mia VIC 8 – 11 Mar
67 Inverloch Jazz Inverloch VIC 8 – 11 Mar
68 WOMADelaide Adelaide SA 8 – 11 Mar
69 Ten Days On The Island Various TAS 8 – 24 Mar
70 Bayside Blues Capalaba QLD 9-Mar
71 Golden Plains Meredith VIC 9 -11 Mar
72 Circus Paradise Broadwater QLD 10-Mar
73 CMC Rocks Queensland Brisbane QLD 14 – 17 Mar
74 Terang Country Music Terang VIC 15-Mar
75 Forth Valley Blues Forth TAS 15 – 16 Mar
76 Aireys Inlet Open Mic Aireys Inlet VIC 15 – 17 Mar
77 Great Alpine Pick Beechworth VIC 15 – 17 Mar
78 Blue Mountains Music Katoomba NSW 15 – 17 Mar
79 Cutthroat Folk Sydney NSW 16-Mar
80 Live At The Foreshore Newcastle NSW 16-Mar
81 Under Western Skies Dubbo NSW 16-Mar
82 Nukara Music Nanson WA 17 – 18 Mar
83 Horsham Country Music Horsham VIC 21 – 24 Mar
84 Yackandandah Folk Yackandandah VIC 22 – 24 Mar
85 Day By The Bay Point Cook VIC 23-Mar
86 Sounds From The Vines Stanthorpe QLD 23-Mar
87 By The Meadow Bambra VIC 29 – 31 Mar
88 The Hills Are Alive Loch VIC 29 – 31 Mar
89 Blenheim Music and Camping Clare Valley SA Mar-20
90 Karuah Bluegrass Karuah NSW not proceeding
91 Cigar Box Guitar Ballarat VIC 30-31 Mar
92 Man From Snowy River Bush Corryong VIC 4 – 7 Apr
93 Sunshine Coast Ukelele Kenilworth QLD 11 – 14 Apr
94 Cullulleraine Music Cullulleraine VIC 12 – 14 Apr
95 Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Julia Creek QLD 12 – 14 Apr
96 Stony Creek Mini Muster Woodford QLD 12 – 14 Apr
97 Bluesfest Byron Bay NSW 18 – 22 Apr
98 National Folk Canberra ACT 18 – 22 Apr
99 Boogie Tallarook VIC 19 – 21 Apr
100 Albany International Folk n Shanty Albany WA 19 – 21 Apr
101 Wind On Water Geraldton WA 20 – 21 Apr
102 Bendigo Autumn Music Bendigo VIC not proceeding
103 The Gum Ball Belford NSW 25 – 28 Apr
104 St Albans Folk St Albans NSW 25 – 28 Apr
105 Winton’s Way Out West Winton QLD 25 – 28 Apr
106 Undara Outback Rock and Blues Undara QLD 26 – 27 Apr
107 Fairbridge Pinjarra WA 26 – 28 Apr
108 Candelo Village Candelo NSW 26 – 28 Apr
109 Koroit Irish Koroit VIC 26 – 28 Apr
110 Mount Beauty Music Mount Beauty VIC 26 – 28 Apr
111 Tullamore Irish Music Tullamore NSW not proceeding
112 Australian Celtic Glen Innes NSW 2 – 5 May
113 Surfers Paradise Live Surfers Paradise QLD 2 – 5 May
114 The Planting Woodfordia QLD 3 – 5 May
115 Wintermoon Mackay QLD 3 – 6 May
116 Kellybrook Cider Wonga Park VIC 4 – 5 May
117 Big Country Berry NSW 11-May
118 Blues on Broadbeach Broadbeach QLD 16 – 19 May
119 White Cliffs Music White Cliffs NSW 17 – 19 May
120 Bass in the Grass Darwin NT 18-May
121 Norfolk Island Country Music Kingston NI 20 – 24 May
122 Autumn Fall Newstead QLD 25-May
123 Happy Daze Mushroom Valley QLD 31 May – 2 Jun
124 Jazz By The Bay Busselton WA 31 May – 3 Jun
125 Melbourne International Jazz Melbourne VIC 31 May – 9 Jun
126 Wide Open Space Alice Springs NT May in 2020
127 Cooly Rocks On Coolangatta 5 – 9 Jun
128 Palm Creek Folk Mount Surround QLD 6 – 9 Jun
129 Dark MOFO Hobart TAS 7-9 & 14-23 Jun
130 Barunga Barunga NT 7 – 9 Jun
131 Merimbula Jazz Merimbula NSW 7 – 9 Jun
132 Mornington Winter Music Mornington VIC 7 – 9 Jun
133 National Celtic Port Arlington VIC 7 – 9 Jun
134 Peak Music Perisher NSW 7 – 10 Jun
135 Bundanoon DanceFest Bundanoon VIC 7 – 10 Jun
136 Castlemaine Jazz Castlemaine VIC 7 – 10 Jun
137 Top Half Folk Alice Springs NT 7 – 10 Jun
138 Yarrabah Band Yarrabah QLD 15-Jun
139 Kuranda Roots Kuranda QLD 23-Jun
140 Newport Folk Newport VIC 28 – 30 Jun
141 Kilmore Celtic Kilmore VIC 28 – 30 Jun
142 Festival Of Voices Hobart TAS 28 Jun – 14 Jul
143 Bello Winter Music Bellingen NSW 11 – 14 Jul
144 Huon Valley Mid-Winter Grove TAS 12 – 14 Jul
145 Bush To Bay Hervey Bay QLD 13-Jul
146 Big Red Bash Birdsville QLD 16 – 18 Jul
147 Winter Wild Apollo Bay VIC 16,17,18,30,31 Aug,1 Sep
148 Jumpers & Jazz in July Warwick QLD 18 – 28 Jul
149 Splendour In The Grass Byron Bay NSW 19-21 Jul
150 Devonport Jazz Devonport TAS 25 – 28 Jul
151 Winter Blues Euchuca – Moama 25 – 28 Jul
152 Groundwater Country Music Gold Coast QLD 26 – 28 Jul
153 Roots Boots and Blues Southport QLD Jul tba
154 Kelly Country Pick Beechworth VIC 16 – 18 Aug
155 Gympie Muster Gympie QLD 22 – 25 Aug
156 Maleny Music Maleny QLD 31 Aug to 2 Sep
157 Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Bangalow NSW back in 2020
158 Northwest Port Headland WA Aug tba
159 Sydney Guitar Sydney NSW Aug tba
160 Redfest Strawberry Cleveland QLD 6 – 8 Sep
161 Neurum Creek Music Neurum Creek QLD 13 – 15 Sep
162 Guilford Banjo Jamboree Guildford VIC 20 – 22 Sep
163 Bony Mountain Music Warwick QLD 20 – 22 Sep
164 Wollombi Music Wollombi NSW 20 – 22 Sep
165 Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Mary Valley QLD 20 – 23 Sep
166 Folk By The Sea Kiama NSW 27 – 29 Sep
167 Nimbin Roots Nimbin NSW 27 – 29 Sep
168 Wallaby Creek Rossville QLD 27 – 29 Sep
169 Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time Music Manjimup WA 27 – 30 Sep
170 Mildura Country Music Mildura VIC 27 Sep – 6 Oct
171 Yours and Owls Wollongong NSW 29 – 30 Sep
172 Turning Wave Yass NSW Sep tba
173 Blues & BBQ Port Macquarie NSW Sep tba
174 Deni Ute Muster Deniliquin NSW 4 – 5 Oct
175 Dashville Skyline Belford NSW 4 – 6 Oct
176 Caloundra Music Caloundra QLD 4 – 7 Oct
177 Semaphore Music Semaphore SA 4 – 7 Oct
178 Uranquity Folk Uranquinty NSW 4 – 7 Oct
179 Nanga Music Nanga WA 11 – 13 Oct
180 VDM Fest Biloela QLD 12-Oct
181 Port Fairy Spring Music Port Fairy VIC 13 – 15 Oct
182 Marysville Jazz and Blues Marysville VIC 18 – 20 Oct
183 Patchewollock Music Patchewollock VIC 18 – 20 Oct
184 Kangaroo Valley Folk Kangaroo Valley NSW 18 – 20 Oct
185 Wingham Akoostic Music Wingham NSW 18 – 20 Oct
186 Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Dorrigo NSW 25 – 27 Oct
187 Fleurieu Folk Willunga SA 25 – 27 Oct
188 Red White Amber & Blues Canberra ACT 25 – 27 Oct
189 Tablelands Folk Yungaburra QLD 25 – 27 Oct
190 Island Vibe Music & Arts Minjerribah QLD 31 Oct – 3 Nov
191 Out On The Weekend Williamstown VIC Oct tba
192 Foggy Mountain Kinglake VIC Oct tba
193 Big Hawkesbury Blues Weekend Windsor NSW Oct tba
194 Docklands Blues Music Melbourne VIC Oct tba
195 Halls Gap Jazz Blues Halls Gap VIC Oct tba
196 Kyneton Music Kyneton VIC Oct tba
197 The Rush Gympie QLD Oct tba
198 Ballina Country Music Ballina NSW 1 – 3 Nov
199 Imbil Acoustic Music Imbil QLD 1 – 3 Nov
200 Maldon Folk Maldon VIC 1 – 4 Nov
201 The Lost Lands Werribee VIC 2 – 3 Nov
202 Bendigo Blues and Roots Bendigo VIC 7 – 10 Nov
203 MountainGrass Beechworth VIC 8 – 10 Nov
204 Airlie Beach Festival of Music Airlie Beach QLD 8 – 10 Nov
205 Blues at Bridgetown Bridgetown WA 8 – 10 Nov
206 Majors Creek Majors Creek NSW 8 – 10 Nov
207 Mullum Mullum Mullum Mullum Creek VIC 14 – 17 Nov
208 Healesville Music Healesville VIC 15 – 17 Nov
209 Narara Music Kariong NSW 16-Nov
210 Queenscliff Music Queenscliff VIC 22 – 24 Nov
211 Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Wirrina Cove SA 22 – 24 Nov
212 Brisbane Blues & Rhythm Brisbane QLD Nov tba
213 Deni Uke Muster Deniliquin NSW Nov tba
214 Folk Rhythm and Life Eldorado VIC Nov tba
215 Handpicked Langhorne Creek SA 9-Nov
216 Inland Sea of Sound Mt Panorama NSW 2020
217 Phillip Island Jazz Phillip Island VIC 15 – 17 Nov
218 Deep South Blues Port Noarlunga SA Nov tba
219 Quebec Fiddle Weekend Hidden Hill VIC Nov tba
220 Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Wangaratta VIC 2020
221 Fairgrounds Berry NSW Nov tba
222 Sounds Of Summer Inverloch VIC 28-Dec
223 The Falls Marion Bay TAS Dec tba
224 The Falls Lorne VIC Dec tba
225 The Falls Byron Bay NSW Dec tba
226 Meredith Music Meredith VIC Dec tba
227 Gulgong Folk Gulgong NSW Dec tba
228 Nariel Creek Nariel Valley VIC Dec tba
229 The Gathering Yass NSW tba
       
       
  Festival By Name Location  2019 Dates
       
1 A Day At The Creek Mole Creek TAS 23-Feb
2 Adelaide Fringe Adelaide SA 15 Feb – 17 Mar
3 Agnes Blues Roots and Rock Agnes Water QLD 15 – 17 Feb
4 Aireys Inlet Open Mic Aireys Inlet VIC 15 – 17 Mar
5 Airlie Beach Festival of Music Airlie Beach QLD 8 – 10 Nov
6 Albany International Folk n Shanty Albany WA 19 – 21 Apr
7 Australian Blues Music Goulburn NSW 7 – 10 Feb
8 Australian Celtic Glen Innes NSW 2 – 5 May
9 Autumn Fall Newstead QLD 25-May
10 Balit Narrun Melbourne VIC 26-Jan
11 Ballina Country Music Ballina NSW 1 – 3 Nov
12 Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Bangalow NSW back in 2020
13 Barunga Barunga NT 7 – 9 Jun
14 Bass in the Grass Darwin NT 18-May
15 Bayside Blues Capalaba QLD 9-Mar
16 Bayview Country Picnic Bittern VIC 5-Jan
17 Beechworth Music Beechworth VIC 25 – 26 Jan
18 Bello Winter Music Bellingen NSW 11 – 14 Jul
19 Bendigo Autumn Music Bendigo VIC not proceeding
20 Bendigo Blues and Roots Bendigo VIC 7 – 10 Nov
21 Big Country Berry NSW 11-May
22 Big Hawkesbury Blues Weekend Windsor NSW Oct tba
23 Big Red Bash Birdsville QLD 16 – 18 Jul
24 Blenheim Music and Camping Clare Valley SA Mar-20
25 Blue Mountains Music Katoomba NSW 15 – 17 Mar
26 Blues & BBQ Port Macquarie NSW Sep tba
27 Blues at Bridgetown Bridgetown WA 8 – 10 Nov
28 Blues At The Briar Mount Martha VIC 23-Feb
29 Blues on Broadbeach Broadbeach QLD 16 – 19 May
30 Bluesfest Byron Bay NSW 18 – 22 Apr
31 Bluestone Blues Murgheboluc VIC 31 Dec – 1 Jan
32 Bony Mountain Music Warwick QLD 20 – 22 Sep
33 Boogie Tallarook VIC 19 – 21 Apr
34 Boyup Brook Country Music Boyup Brook WA 15 – 17 Feb
35 Brisbane Blues & Rhythm Brisbane QLD Nov tba
36 Brunswick Music Melbourne VIC 3 – 17 Mar
37 Bruthen Blues and Arts Bruthen VIC 15 – 17 Feb
38 Bundanoon DanceFest Bundanoon VIC 7 – 10 Jun
39 Burke & Wills Folk Mia Mia VIC 8 – 11 Mar
40 Bush To Bay Hervey Bay QLD 13-Jul
41 By The Meadow Bambra VIC 29 – 31 Mar
42 Caloundra Music Caloundra QLD 4 – 7 Oct
43 Candelo Village Candelo NSW 26 – 28 Apr
44 Castlemaine Jazz Castlemaine VIC 7 – 10 Jun
45 Cigar Box Guitar Ballarat VIC 30-31 Mar
46 Circus Paradise Broadwater QLD 10-Mar
47 CMC Rocks Queensland Brisbane QLD 14 – 17 Mar
48 Cobargo Folk Cobargo NSW 1 – 3 Mar
49 Cooly Rocks On Coolangatta 5 – 9 Jun
50 Country Music Festival Tamworth NSW 18 – 27 Jan
51 Cullulleraine Music Cullulleraine VIC 12 – 14 Apr
52 Cutthroat Folk Sydney NSW 16-Mar
53 Cygnet Folk Cygnet TAS 11 – 13 Jan
54 Dark MOFO Hobart TAS 7-9 & 14-23 Jun
55 Dashville Skyline Belford NSW 4 – 6 Oct
56 Day By The Bay Mornington VIC 23-Feb
57 Day By The Bay Point Cook VIC 23-Mar
58 Deep South Blues Port Noarlunga SA Nov tba
59 Deni Uke Muster Deniliquin NSW Nov tba
60 Deni Ute Muster Deniliquin NSW 4 – 5 Oct
61 Devil Country Muster Smithton TAS 13 – 17 Feb
62 Devonport Jazz Devonport TAS 25 – 28 Jul
63 Docklands Blues Music Melbourne VIC Oct tba
64 Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Dorrigo NSW 25 – 27 Oct
65 Fairbridge Pinjarra WA 26 – 28 Apr
66 Fairgrounds Berry NSW Nov tba
67 Festival of Small Halls Various 4 Jan to 3 Feb
68 Festival Of Voices Hobart TAS 28 Jun – 14 Jul
69 Festivale Launceston TAS 1-Feb
70 Fleurieu Folk Willunga SA 25 – 27 Oct
71 Foggy Mountain Kinglake VIC Oct tba
72 Folk By The Sea Kiama NSW 27 – 29 Sep
73 Folk Rhythm and Life Eldorado VIC Nov tba
74 Forth Valley Blues Forth TAS 15 – 16 Mar
75 Frances Folk Gathering Frances SA 22 – 24 Feb
76 Furneaux Islands Flinders Island TAS 17 – 20 Jan
77 Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Gellibrand VIC 22 – 24 Feb
78 Girrakool Blues & BBQ Kariong NSW 1 – 3 Mar
79 Golden Plains Meredith VIC 9 -11 Mar
80 Grampians Music Halls Gap VIC 15 – 17 Feb
81 Great Alpine Pick Beechworth VIC 15 – 17 Mar
82 Great Australian Beer Geelong VIC 16-Feb
83 Groundwater Country Music Gold Coast QLD 26 – 28 Jul
84 Guilford Banjo Jamboree Guildford VIC 20 – 22 Sep
85 Gulgong Folk Gulgong NSW Dec tba
86 Gympie Muster Gympie QLD 22 – 25 Aug
87 Halls Gap Jazz Blues Halls Gap VIC Oct tba
88 Handpicked Langhorne Creek SA 9-Nov
89 Happy Daze Mushroom Valley QLD 31 May – 2 Jun
90 Healesville Music Healesville VIC 15 – 17 Nov
91 Honk! Oz Wollongong NSW 10 – 12 Jan
92 Horsham Country Music Horsham VIC 21 – 24 Mar
93 Huon Valley Mid-Winter Grove TAS 12 – 14 Jul
94 Illawarra Folk Illawarra NSW 17 – 20 Jan
95 Imbil Acoustic Music Imbil QLD 1 – 3 Nov
96 Inland Sea of Sound Mt Panorama NSW 2020
97 Inverloch Jazz Inverloch VIC 8 – 11 Mar
98 Island Vibe Music & Arts Minjerribah QLD 31 Oct – 3 Nov
99 Jazz By The Bay Busselton WA 31 May – 3 Jun
100 Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Julia Creek QLD 12 – 14 Apr
101 Jumpers & Jazz in July Warwick QLD 18 – 28 Jul
102 Kangaroo Valley Folk Kangaroo Valley NSW 18 – 20 Oct
103 Karuah Bluegrass Karuah NSW not proceeding
104 Kelly Country Pick Beechworth VIC 16 – 18 Aug
105 Kellybrook Cider Wonga Park VIC 4 – 5 May
106 Kiama Jazz and Blues Kiama NSW 8 – 10 Mar
107 Kilmore Celtic Kilmore VIC 28 – 30 Jun
108 Koroit Irish Koroit VIC 26 – 28 Apr
109 Kuranda Roots Kuranda QLD 23-Jun
110 Kyneton Music Kyneton VIC Oct tba
111 Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon Lake Charlegrack VIC 16 – 17 Feb
112 Live At The Foreshore Newcastle NSW 16-Mar
113 Macedon Ranges Music Gisborne VIC 2-Mar
114 Majors Creek Majors Creek NSW 8 – 10 Nov
115 Maldon Folk Maldon VIC 1 – 4 Nov
116 Maleny Music Maleny QLD 31 Aug to 2 Sep
117 Man From Snowy River Bush Corryong VIC 4 – 7 Apr
118 Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time Music Manjimup WA 27 – 30 Sep
119 Marysville Jazz and Blues Marysville VIC 18 – 20 Oct
120 Melbourne International Jazz Melbourne VIC 31 May – 9 Jun
121 Meredith Music Meredith VIC Dec tba
122 Merimbula Jazz Merimbula NSW 7 – 9 Jun
123 Mildura Country Music Mildura VIC 27 Sep – 6 Oct
124 Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Mary Valley QLD 20 – 23 Sep
125 MONA FOMA Launceston TAS 13 – 20 Jan
126 Moo-sic Muster Girgarre VIC 10 – 13 Jan
127 Mordialloc Food Wine & Music Mordialloc VIC 2-3 Mar
128 Mornington Peninsula Blues Mornington VIC 9-Feb
129 Mornington Winter Music Mornington VIC 7 – 9 Jun
130 Mount Beauty Music Mount Beauty VIC 26 – 28 Apr
131 Mountain Sounds Gosford NSW 15 – 16 Feb
132 MountainGrass Beechworth VIC 8 – 10 Nov
133 Mullum Mullum Mullum Mullum Creek VIC 14 – 17 Nov
134 Music In The Vines Macarthur VIC 2-Mar
135 Musiqua Hastings VIC 3-Feb
136 Nanga Music Nanga WA 11 – 13 Oct
137 Nannup Music Nannup WA 1 – 4 Mar
138 Narara Music Kariong NSW 16-Nov
139 Nariel Creek Nariel Valley VIC Dec tba
140 National Celtic Port Arlington VIC 7 – 9 Jun
141 National Folk Canberra ACT 18 – 22 Apr
142 Neurum Creek Music Neurum Creek QLD 13 – 15 Sep
143 Newport Folk Newport VIC 28 – 30 Jun
144 Newstead Live Newstead VIC 25 – 28 Jan
145 Nimbin Roots Nimbin NSW 27 – 29 Sep
146 Norfolk Island Country Music Kingston NI 20 – 24 May
147 Northwest Port Headland WA Aug tba
148 Nukara Music Nanson WA 17 – 18 Mar
149 Numeralla Folk Numeralla NSW 25 – 27 Jan
150 Out On The Weekend Williamstown VIC Oct tba
151 Palm Creek Folk Mount Surround QLD 6 – 9 Jun
152 Panama Lone Star Valley TAS 8 – 10 Mar
153 Parkes Elvis Festival Parkes NSW 9 – 13 Jan
154 Party In The Paddock White Hills TAS 7 – 9 Feb
155 Patchewollock Music Patchewollock VIC 18 – 20 Oct
156 Paynesville Music Paynesville VIC 22 – 24 Feb
157 Peak Music Perisher NSW 7 – 10 Jun
158 Peninsula Summer Mornington Peninsula VIC 1 – 13 Jan
159 Phillip Island Jazz Phillip Island VIC 15 – 17 Nov
160 Port Fairy Folk Port Fairy VIC 8 – 10 Mar
161 Port Fairy Jazz Port Fairy VIC 8 – 10 Feb
162 Port Fairy Spring Music Port Fairy VIC 13 – 15 Oct
163 Quebec Fiddle Weekend Hidden Hill VIC Nov tba
164 Queenscliff Music Queenscliff VIC 22 – 24 Nov
165 Red White Amber & Blues Canberra ACT 25 – 27 Oct
166 Redfest Strawberry Cleveland QLD 6 – 8 Sep
167 River Boats Music Echuca VIC / Moama NSW 15 – 17 Feb
168 Roots Boots and Blues Southport QLD Jul tba
169 Sandford Bush and Music Sandford VIC 8 – 10 Mar
170 Semaphore Music Semaphore SA 4 – 7 Oct
171 Seven Sisters Mt Martha VIC 1 – 3 Mar
172 Sounds From The Vines Stanthorpe QLD 23-Mar
173 Sounds Of Summer Inverloch VIC 28-Dec
174 Splendour In The Grass Byron Bay NSW 19-21 Jul
175 St Albans Folk St Albans NSW 25 – 28 Apr
176 St Kilda Melbourne VIC 10-Feb
177 Stony Creek Mini Muster Woodford QLD 12 – 14 Apr
178 Summer Nights Mossvale VIC 5-Jan
179 Sunshine Coast Ukelele Kenilworth QLD 11 – 14 Apr
180 Surfers Paradise Live Surfers Paradise QLD 2 – 5 May
181 Sydney Guitar Sydney NSW Aug tba
182 Tablelands Folk Yungaburra QLD 25 – 27 Oct
183 Tamar Valley Folk George Town TAS 18 – 20 Jan
184 Ten Days On The Island Various TAS 8 – 24 Mar
185 Terang Country Music Terang VIC 15-Mar
186 The Falls Fremantle WA 5 – 6 Jan
187 The Falls Marion Bay TAS Dec tba
188 The Falls Lorne VIC Dec tba
189 The Falls Byron Bay NSW Dec tba
190 The Gathering Yass NSW tba
191 The Gum Ball Belford NSW 25 – 28 Apr
192 The Hills Are Alive Loch VIC 29 – 31 Mar
193 The Lost Lands Werribee VIC 2 – 3 Nov
194 The Planting Woodfordia QLD 3 – 5 May
195 The Rush Gympie QLD Oct tba
196 Thredbo Blues Thredbo NSW 18 – 20 Jan
197 Top Half Folk Alice Springs NT 7 – 10 Jun
198 Tullamore Irish Music Tullamore NSW not proceeding
199 Turning Wave Yass NSW Sep tba
200 Undara Outback Rock and Blues Undara QLD 26 – 27 Apr
201 Under The Southern Stars Hastings VIC 12-Jan
202 Under The Southern Stars Southport QLD 19-Jan
203 Under The Southern Stars Bokarina QLD 20-Jan
204 Under The Southern Stars Port Adelaide SA 25-Jan
205 Under The Southern Stars Shoalhaven NSW 26-Jan
206 Under The Southern Stars Port Macquarie NSW 27-Jan
207 Under Western Skies Dubbo NSW 16-Mar
208 Uranquity Folk Uranquinty NSW 4 – 7 Oct
209 VDM Fest Biloela QLD 12-Oct
210 Wallaby Creek Rossville QLD 27 – 29 Sep
211 Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Wangaratta VIC 2020
212 Waterfront Frankston VIC 16 – 17 Feb
213 White Cliffs Music White Cliffs NSW 17 – 19 May
214 Whittlesea Country Music Whittlesea VIC 9-Feb
215 Wide Open Space Alice Springs NT May in 2020
216 Wind On Water Geraldton WA 20 – 21 Apr
217 Wingham Akoostic Music Wingham NSW 18 – 20 Oct
218 Winter Blues Euchuca – Moama 25 – 28 Jul
219 Winter Wild Apollo Bay VIC 16,17,18,30,31 Aug,1 Sep
220 Wintermoon Mackay QLD 3 – 6 May
221 Winton’s Way Out West Winton QLD 25 – 28 Apr
222 Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Wirrina Cove SA 22 – 24 Nov
223 Wollombi Music Wollombi NSW 20 – 22 Sep
224 WOMADelaide Adelaide SA 8 – 11 Mar
225 Woodford Folk Woodford QLD 27 Dec – 1 Jan
226 Yackandandah Folk Yackandandah VIC 22 – 24 Mar
227 Yarra Junction Fiddlers Convention Yarra Junction VIC 15 – 17 Feb
228 Yarrabah Band Yarrabah QLD 15-Jun
229 Yours and Owls Wollongong NSW 29 – 30 Sep

 

Last updated: 16 April 2019
 

 

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