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Australian Music Festivals 2020

Music festivals Australia 2020

Out On The Weekend 2019 – Photo: LTTL

Over 300 Events Listed

 

We started this list for much the same reasons as our USA version (see button below).  It’s hard to find a single location that has a sufficient number and details of the many 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 our second year’s edition of Aussie festivals, first by date and then by name.

As we progressed through this exercise the first time, 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.  Cases in point, the locations of the event in some cases required a lot of sniffing out, in some instances a website or two just failed to list it anywhere.  Other sources were required.

The genres we used initially were under the loose banner of ‘roots music’ but, as we have progressed, found any genre definitions to be overly restrictive.  So we have branched out into any event we could find.  Often most of these gatherings have a wide range of artists and styles anyway.  Let you, the reader, be the judge when you look at the line-up as to the level of attraction attending a specific event.

So here’s our second edition.  A significant number of festivals have released their 2020 dates.  For those that have not, the by-date list assumes a similar calendar spot as in 2019 with a ‘tba’ (to be announced) tab.  We will look back regularly and update this table.

 

COVID-19 Impact – many, many events have been cancelled or postponed. 

We have struck through the dates in these cases.

A few events have indicated they are going to have an on-line version so check them out to see if you can support them

 

Any corrections or omissions, please drop a comment below or email us at team@listeningthroughthelens.com

 

By the way, if you are looking at USA events in 2020, you can find our American version here

 

USA FESTIVALS 2020

 

AND our list of Canadian music festivals

 

 CANADA FESTIVALS 2020

 

 

 

Music festivals Australia 2020

 

 Updated: 19 June 2020

 

Festival By Date Location 2020
1 Woodford Folk Woodford QLD 27 Dec – 1 Jan
2 Beyond The Valley Lardner VIC 29 Dec – 1 Jan
3 Bluestone Blues Murgheboluc VIC 31 Dec – 1 Jan
4 Field Day Sydney NSW 1-Jan
5 Let Them Eat Cake Werribee VIC 1-Jan
6 Sun Cycle Melbourne VIC 1-Jan
7 Peninsula Summer Mornington Peninsula VIC 1 – 10 Jan
8 Lake School of Celtic Music and Dance Koroit VIC 2 – 7 Jan
9 Bayview Country Picnic Bittern VIC 4-Jan
10 FOMO Brisbane QLD 4-Jan
11 The Falls Fremantle WA 4 – 5 Jan
12 Festival of Small Halls Summer Various 4 Jan – 2 Feb
13 Summer Nights Mossvale VIC tba
14 FOMO Adelaide SA 5-Jan
15 Moo-sic Muster Girgarre VIC 8 – 12 Jan
16 Parkes Elvis Festival Parkes NSW 8 – 12 Jan
17 Sydney Festival Sydney NSW 8 – 26 Jan
18 Honk! Oz Wollongong NSW 9 – 11 Jan
19 UNIFY Gathering Tarwin VIC 9 – 12 Jan
20 FOMO Perth WA 10-Jan
21 Cygnet Folk Cygnet TAS 10 – 12 Jan
22 FOMO Sydney NSW 11-Jan
23 MONA FOMA Launceston TAS 11 – 20 Jan
24 FOMO Melbourne VIC 12-Jan
25 Illawarra Folk Illawarra NSW 16 – 19 Jan
26 Furneaux Islands Flinders Island TAS 17 – 19 Jan
27 St Brigid’s Blues and Roots Crossley VIC 17 – 19 Jan
28 Tamar Valley Folk George Town TAS 17 – 19 Jan
29 Thredbo Blues Thredbo NSW 17 – 19 Jan
30 Charlotte Pass Celtic Music Camp Charlotte Pass NSW 17 – 22 Jan
31 Country Music Festival Tamworth NSW 17 – 26 Jan
32 Great Australian Beer Geelong VIC 18-Jan
33 Ocean Sounds Churchill Island VIC 18-Jan
34 Beechworth Music Beechworth VIC tba
35 Numeralla Folk Numeralla NSW 24 – 26 Jan
36 Newstead Live Newstead VIC 24 – 27 Jan
37 Holy Green Eatons Hill QLD 25-Jan
38 Balit Narrun Melbourne VIC 26-Jan
39 Festivale Launceston TAS 31 Jan – 2 Feb
40 Laneway Brisbane QLD 1-Feb
41 Let Go Fest Mornington VIC 1-Feb
42 Musiqua Hastings VIC 1-Feb
43 Laneway Sydney NSW 2-Feb
44 Party In The Paddock White Hills TAS 6 – 8 Feb
45 Defected Brisbane QLD 7-Feb
46 Laneway Adelaide SA 7-Feb
47 Australian Blues Music Goulburn NSW 7 – 9 Feb
48 Blue Mountains Ukulele Katoomba NSW 7 – 9 Feb
49 Port Fairy Jazz Port Fairy VIC 7 – 9 Feb
50 Perth Festival Perth WA 7 Feb – 1 Mar
51 Defected Melbourne VIC 8-Feb
52 Laneway Melbourne VIC 8-Feb
53 Mornington Peninsula Blues Mornington VIC 8-Feb
54 Sugarloaf Rock Margaret River WA 8-Feb
55 Whittlesea Country Music Whittlesea VIC 8-Feb
56 Defected Perth WA 9-Feb
57 Laneway Fremantle WA 9-Feb
58 St Kilda Melbourne VIC 9-Feb
59 Devil Country Muster Smithton TAS 12 – 16 Feb
60 Mountain Sounds Gosford NSW tba
61 Boyup Brook Country Music Boyup Brook WA 13 – 16 Feb
62 Bruthen Blues and Arts Bruthen VIC cancelled
63 Defected Adelaide SA 14-Feb
64 River Boats Music Echuca VIC / Moama NSW 14 – 16 Feb
65 FunkFest Porepunkah VIC 14 – 16 Feb
66 Yarra Junction Fiddlers Convention Yarra Junction VIC 14 – 16 Feb
67 Adelaide Fringe Adelaide SA 14 Feb – 15 Mar
68 Defected Sydney NSW 15-Feb
69 Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon Lake Charlegrack VIC 15 – 16 Feb
70 Waterfront Frankston VIC 15 – 16 Feb
71 Babylon Carapooee West VIC 20 – 23 Feb
72 Agnes Blues Roots and Rock Agnes Water QLD 21 – 23 Feb
73 Paynesville Music Paynesville VIC 21 – 23 Feb
74 Squire’s Beer and BBQ Frankston VIC 21 – 23 Feb
75 Electric Gardens Sydney NSW 22-Feb
76 Frances Folk Gathering Frances SA not in 2020
77 Blues At The Briar Mount Martha VIC 23-Feb
78 O’Fiesta Adelaide SA 28-Feb
79 Grampians Music Halls Gap VIC 28 – 29 Feb
80 Hawkesbury Elvis Windsor NSW 28 – 29 Feb
81 Inland Sea of Sound Mt Panorama NSW 28 – 29 Feb
82 Cobargo Folk Cobargo NSW postponed
83 Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Gellibrand VIC 28 Feb – 1 Mar
84 Great Alpine Pick Beechworth VIC 28 Feb – 1 Mar
85 Nannup Music Nannup WA 28 Feb – 2 Mar
86 A Day At The Creek Mole Creek TAS 29 Feb
87 Farmer and the Owl Woolongong NSW 29 Feb
88 Music In The Vines Macarthur VIC 29 Feb
89 Mordialloc Food Wine & Music Mordialloc VIC 29 Feb to 1 Mar
90 A Sunny Afternoon Woolongong NSW 1-Mar
91 Nine Lives Brisbane QLD 1-Mar
92 Girrakool Blues & BBQ Kariong NSW 6 – 8 Mar
93 Kiama Jazz and Blues Kiama NSW 6 – 8 Mar
94 Panama Lone Star Valley TAS 6 – 8 Mar
95 Sandford Bush and Music Sandford VIC 6 – 8 Mar
96 Burke & Wills Folk Mia Mia VIC 6 – 9 Mar
97 Inverloch Jazz Inverloch VIC 6 – 9 Mar
98 Port Fairy Folk Port Fairy VIC 6 – 9 Mar
99 WOMADelaide Adelaide SA 6 – 9 Mar
100 Pitch Music and Arts Mafeking VIC 6 – 10 Mar
101 Festival of Small Halls Autumn Various 6 Mar to 14 Apr
102 Mornington Country Music Mount Martha VIC 7-Mar
103 Bayside Blues Redlands Capalaba QLD 7-Mar
104 Sale Music Sale VIC 7-Mar
105 Golden Plains Meredith VIC 7 – 9 Mar
106 Lemonade Sale VIC 8-Mar
107 Brunswick Music Melbourne VIC 9 – 20 Mar
108 Seven Sisters Mt Martha VIC 12 – 15 Mar
109 Aireys Inlet Open Mic Aireys Inlet VIC 13 – 15 Mar
110 Blue Mountains Music Katoomba NSW 13 – 15 Mar
111 River Folk Warburton VIC 13 – 15 Mar
112 Banyule Twilight Sounds Melbourne VIC 14-Mar
113 Come Together Music & Arts Eltham VIC 14-Mar
114 Macedon Ranges Music Gisborne VIC 14-Mar
115 River Daze Barham NSW 14-Mar
116 Ten Days On The Island Various TAS tba
117 Circus Paradise Broadwater QLD tba
118 Download Melbourne VIC 20-Mar
119 Forth Valley Blues Forth TAS 20 – 21 Mar
120 CMC Rocks Queensland Ipswich QLD 20 – 22 Mar
121 Yackandandah Folk Yackandandah VIC 20 – 22 Mar
122 Terang Country Music Terang VIC tba
123 Cutthroat Folk Sydney NSW tba
124 Live At The Foreshore Newcastle NSW tba
125 Nukara Music Nanson WA 20 – 22 Mar
126 Castaway Perth WA 21-Mar
127 Download Sydney NSW 21-Mar
128 Dreamland Melbourne VIC 21-Mar
129 Under Western Skies Dubbo NSW 21-Mar
130 Horsham Country Music Horsham VIC 26 – 29 Mar
131 Meadow Bambra VIC 27 – 29 Mar
132 Day By The Bay Point Cook VIC 28-Mar
133 The Peninsula Picnic Mornington VIC 28-Mar
134 Sounds From The Vines Stanthorpe QLD tba
135 Lost In The Groove Bairnsdale VIC 30 Mar – 2 Apr
136 The Hills Are Alive Loch VIC tba
137 Blenheim Music and Camping Clare Valley SA tba
138 Man From Snowy River Bush Corryong VIC 2 – 5 Apr
139 Under The Southern Stars Tuncurry NSW 3-Apr
140 Cullulleraine Music Cullulleraine VIC 3 – 5 Apr
141 Stony Creek Mini Muster Woodford QLD 3 – 5 Apr
142 Under The Southern Stars Sydney NSW 4-Apr
143 Rupanyup Dirt Music Rupanyup VIC 5-Apr
144 Under The Southern Stars Gosford NSW 5-Apr
145 Under The Southern Stars Wollongong NSW 9-Apr
146 Bluesfest Byron Bay NSW 9 – 13 Apr
147 National Folk Canberra ACT 9 – 13 Apr
148 Albany International Folk n Shanty Albany WA 10 – 12 Apr
149 Boogie Tallarook VIC 10 – 12 Apr
150 Inner Varnika tba VIC 10 – 12 Apr
151 Under The Southern Stars Mornington Peninsula VIC 11-Apr
152 Wind On Water Geraldton WA 11 – 12 Apr
153 Under The Southern Stars Yarrawonga VIC 12-Apr
154 Under The Southern Stars Adelaide SA 13-Apr
155 Under The Southern Stars Perth WA 15-Apr
156 Under The Southern Stars Sunshine Coast QLD 17-Apr
157 Fairbridge Pinjarra WA 17 – 19 Apr
158 Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Julia Creek QLD 17 – 19 Apr
159 Under The Southern Stars Brisbane QLD 18-Apr
160 Under The Southern Stars Newcastle NSW 19-Apr
161 Groovin The Moo Adelaide SA 24-Apr
162 Mount Beauty Music Mount Beauty VIC 24 – 26 Apr
163 The Gum Ball Belford NSW 24 – 26 Apr
164 St Albans Folk St Albans NSW 24 – 26 Apr
165 Winton’s Way Out West Winton QLD not in 2020
166 Frankston Music Frankston VIC tba
167 Undara Outback Rock and Blues Undara QLD 24 – 26 Apr
168 Groovin The Moo Canberra ACT 25-Apr
169 Groovin The Moo Bunbury WA 26-Apr
170 Candelo Village Candelo NSW tba
171 Australian Celtic Glen Innes NSW 30 Apr – 3 May
172 Surfers Paradise Live Surfers Paradise QLD 30 Apr – 3 May
173 The Planting Woodfordia QLD 1 – 3 May
174 Koroit Irish Koroit VIC 1 – 3 May
175 Northern Beaches Narrabeen NSW 1 – 3 May
176 Wide Open Space Alice Springs NT 1 – 3 May
177 Sunshine Coast Ukelele Kenilworth QLD 1 – 4 May
178 Groovin The Moo Bendigo VIC 2-May
179 Groovin The Moo Townsville QLD 3-May
180 Kellybrook Cider Wonga Park VIC not in 2020
181 Groovin The Moo Maitland NSW 9-May
182 Blues on Broadbeach Broadbeach QLD 14 – 17 May
183 White Cliffs Music White Cliffs NSW 15 – 17 May
184 Norfolk Island Country Music Kingston NI not in 2020
185 Bass in the Grass Darwin NT 23-May
186 Happy Daze Mushroom Valley QLD 29 – 31 May
187 Jazz By The Bay Busselton WA 29 May – 1 Jun
188 Melbourne International Jazz Melbourne VIC 29 May – 7 Jun
189 Cooly Rocks On Coolangatta QLD 3 – 7 Jun
190 Barunga Barunga NT 5 – 7 Jun
191 Merimbula Jazz Merimbula NSW 5 – 8 Jun
192 Mornington Winter Music Mornington VIC 5 – 8 Jun
193 National Celtic Port Arlington VIC 5 – 8 Jun
194 Peak Music Perisher NSW 5 – 8 Jun
195 Bundanoon DanceFest Bundanoon VIC 5 – 8 Jun
196 Castlemaine Jazz Castlemaine VIC 5 – 8 Jun
197 Sessionfest Morisset NSW tba
198 Top Half Folk Annaburroo, NT 5 – 8 Jun
199 Korumburra Southern Lights Korumburra VIC 7-Jun
200 Dark MOFO Hobart TAS 10 -22 Jun
201 Palm Creek Folk Mount Surround QLD 11 – 14 Jun
202 Ballarat Blues Ballarat VIC 12 – 14 Jun
203 Kuranda Roots Kuranda QLD tba
204 Red Country Music Port Headland WA June
205 Newport Folk Newport VIC 26 – 28 Jun
206 Kilmore Celtic Kilmore VIC 27 – 28 Jun
207 Festival Of Voices Hobart TAS 1 – 12 Jul
208 Neck Of The Woods Townsville QLD 4 – 6 Jul
209 Big Red Bash Birdsville QLD 7 – 9 Jul
210 Bello Winter Music Bellingen NSW 9 – 12 Jul
211 Hats Off To Country Music Tamworth NSW 9 – 12 Jul
212 Huon Valley Mid-Winter Grove TAS 10 – 12 Jul
213 Bush To Bay Hervey Bay QLD tba
214 Jumpers & Jazz in July Warwick QLD 16 – 26 Jul
215 Great Southern Cigar Box Guitar Ballarat VIC 18-Jul
216 Jamberoo Kiama NSW 18 – 19 Jul
217 Devonport Jazz Devonport TAS 23 – 26 Jul
218 Winter Blues Euchuca VIC – Moama NSW 23 – 26 Jul
219 Splendour In The Grass Byron Bay NSW 24 – 26 Jul
220 Groundwater Country Music Gold Coast QLD 24 – 26 Jul
221 Garma Festival of Traditional Cultures Nhulunbuy NT 31 Jul – 3 Aug
222 Darwin Festival Darwin NT 6 – 23 Aug
223 Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Bangalow NSW 14 – 15 Aug
224 Kelly Country Pick Beechworth VIC 14 – 16 Aug
225 Sydney Folk Sydney NSW 14 – 16 Aug
226 Winter Wild Apollo Bay VIC 14 – 16 Aug
227 Blue Mountains Elvis Katoomba NSW 20 – 23 Aug
228 Gympie Muster Gympie QLD 27 – 30 Aug
229 Northwest Port Headland WA tba
230 Maleny Music Maleny QLD 4 – 6 Sep
231 Redfest Strawberry Cleveland QLD 4 – 6 Sep
232 Neurum Creek Music Neurum Creek QLD tba
233 Nimbin Roots Nimbin NSW 11 – 13 Sep
234 Guildford Banjo Jamboree Guildford VIC 18 – 20 Sep
235 Bony Mountain Music Warwick QLD 18 – 20 Sep
236 Irish & Celtic Music Yass NSW 18 – 20 Sep
237 JOLT Sonic Melbourne VIC not in 2020
238 Wollombi Music Wollombi NSW not in 2020
239 Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Mary Valley QLD 18 – 20 Sep
240 Big Country Berry NSW 19-Sep
241 Folk By The Sea Kiama NSW 25 – 27 Sep
242 Wallaby Creek Rossville QLD 25 – 27 Sep
243 Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time Music Manjimup WA 25 – 28 Sep
244 Mildura Country Music Mildura VIC not in 2020
245 Spin Off Adelaide SA October
246 Deni Ute Muster Deniliquin NSW 2 – 3 Oct
247 Dashville Skyline Belford NSW 2 – 4 Oct
248 Savanah In The Round Mareeba QLD 2 – 4 Oct
249 Caloundra Music Caloundra QLD 2 – 5 Oct
250 Nindigully Film and Music Nindigully QLD tba
251 Semaphore Music Semaphore SA 2 – 5 Oct
252 The Gathering Yass NSW 2 – 5 Oct
253 Uranquinty Folk Uranquinty NSW 2 – 5 Oct
254 Wintermoon Mackay QLD 2 – 5 Oct
255 Field Good Inman Valley SA tba
256 Yours and Owls Wollongong NSW tba
257 VDM Fest Biloela QLD 3 – 4 Oct
258 Cruising Country Sydney NSW 5 – 13 Oct
259 Nanga Music Nanga WA 9 – 11 Oct
260 Out On The Weekend Williamstown VIC tba
261 Port Fairy Spring Music Port Fairy VIC 9 – 11 Oct
262 Yarrabah Music and Cultural Yarrabah QLD 10-Oct
263 Marysville Jazz and Blues Marysville VIC 16 – 18 Oct
264 Patchewollock Music Patchewollock VIC 16 – 18 Oct
265 Kangaroo Valley Folk Kangaroo Valley NSW 16 – 18 Oct
266 Akoostic Music Wingham NSW 16 – 18 Oct
267 FKA Hunter Valley NSW not in 2020
268 StoneFest Canberra ACT tba
269 Federation Square Blues Music Melbourne VIC tba
270 Kyneton Music Kyneton VIC tba
271 Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Dorrigo NSW 23 – 25 Oct
272 Fleurieu Folk Willunga SA 23 – 25 Oct
273 Halls Gap Jazz Blues Halls Gap VIC not in 2020
274 Red White Amber & Blues Canberra ACT tba
275 Tablelands Folk Yungaburra QLD 23 – 25 Oct
276 Mount Hunter Country Music Stampede Mount Hunter NSW tba
277 Mt Coot-tha Songwriters Brisbane QLD 25-Oct
278 HOBOFOPO Hobart TAS tba
279 Island Vibe Music & Arts Minjerribah QLD 29 Oct – 1 Nov
280 A Hitch To The Sticks Wangaratta VIC tba
281 Ballina Country Music Ballina NSW tba
282 Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Wangaratta VIC 30 Oct – 1 Nov
283 Maldon Folk Maldon VIC 30 Oct – 2 Nov
284 The Lost Lands Werribee VIC 30 Oct – 2 Nov
285 Land Of Plenty Shepparton VIC 31-Oct
286 Airlie Beach Festival of Music Airlie Beach QLD 6 – 8 Nov
287 Imbil Acoustic Music Imbil QLD 6 – 8 Nov
288 Qasi Trad Tunes Camp Lower Plenty VIC not in 2020
289 Australian Music Week Sydney NSW 4-8 Nov
290 Glenmaggie Country Rock Glenmaggie VIC tba
291 Bendigo Blues and Roots Bendigo VIC 12 – 15 Nov
292 Blues at Bridgetown Bridgetown WA 13 – 15 Nov
293 Majors Creek Majors Creek NSW 13 – 15 Nov
294 Phillip Island Jazz Phillip Island VIC 13 – 15 Nov
295 Handpicked Langhorne Creek SA 14-Nov
296 Mullum Mullum Mullum Mullum Creek VIC not in 2020
297 Strawberry Fields Tocumwal NSW 19 – 22 Nov
298 Melbourne Music Week Melbourne VIC 18  -22 Nov
299 Burra Country Music Clare Valley SA 20 – 22 Nov
300 Deni Uke Muster Deniliquin NSW tba
301 Healesville Music Healesville VIC 20 – 22 Nov
302 Mountaingrass Beechworth VIC 20 – 22 Nov
303 Narara Music Kariong NSW tba
304 Queenscliff Music Queenscliff VIC 27 – 29 Nov
305 Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Wirrina Cove SA tba
306 Porchland The Range SA tba
307 Spilt Milk Canberra ACT tba
308 Spilt Milk Ballarat VIC tba
309 Festival X Brisbane QLD tba
310 Festival X Sydney NSW tba
311 Festival X Melbourne VIC tba
312 Brisbane Blues & Rhythm Brisbane QLD tba
313 Blue Black Beatz Melbourne VIC tba
314 Hidden Forest Shellharbour NSW tba
315 Breakfest Perth WA tba
316 Fairgrounds Berry NSW tba
317 Meredith Music Meredith VIC tba
318 Sounds Of Summer Inverloch VIC tba
319 The Falls Lorne VIC tba
320 Gulgong Folk Gulgong NSW tba
321 Lost Paradise Glenworth Valley NSW 28 Dec – 1 Jan
322 The Falls Marion Bay TAS tba
323 The Falls Byron Bay NSW tba
324 NYE On The Hill Kernot VIC 29 Dec – 1 Jan
Festival By Name Location 2020
1 A Day At The Creek Mole Creek TAS 29 Feb
2 A Hitch To The Sticks Wangaratta VIC tba
3 A Sunny Afternoon Woolongong NSW 1-Mar
4 Adelaide Fringe Adelaide SA 14 Feb – 15 Mar
5 Agnes Blues Roots and Rock Agnes Water QLD 21 – 23 Feb
6 Aireys Inlet Open Mic Aireys Inlet VIC 13 – 15 Mar
7 Airlie Beach Festival of Music Airlie Beach QLD 6 – 8 Nov
8 Akoostic Music Wingham NSW 16 – 18 Oct
9 Albany International Folk n Shanty Albany WA 10 – 12 Apr
10 Australian Blues Music Goulburn NSW 7 – 9 Feb
11 Australian Celtic Glen Innes NSW 30 Apr – 3 May
12 Australian Music Week Sydney NSW 4-8 Nov
13 Babylon Carapooee West VIC 20 – 23 Feb
14 Balit Narrun Melbourne VIC 26-Jan
15 Ballarat Blues Ballarat VIC 12 – 14 Jun
16 Ballina Country Music Ballina NSW tba
17 Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Bangalow NSW 14 – 15 Aug
18 Banyule Twilight Sounds Melbourne VIC 14-Mar
19 Barunga Barunga NT 5 – 7 Jun
20 Bass in the Grass Darwin NT 23-May
21 Bayside Blues Redlands Capalaba QLD 7-Mar
22 Bayview Country Picnic Bittern VIC 4-Jan
23 Beechworth Music Beechworth VIC tba
24 Bello Winter Music Bellingen NSW 9 – 12 Jul
25 Bendigo Blues and Roots Bendigo VIC 12 – 15 Nov
26 Beyond The Valley Lardner VIC 29 Dec – 1 Jan
27 Big Country Berry NSW 19-Sep
28 Big Red Bash Birdsville QLD 7 – 9 Jul
29 Blenheim Music and Camping Clare Valley SA tba
30 Blue Black Beatz Melbourne VIC tba
31 Blue Mountains Elvis Katoomba NSW 20 – 23 Aug
32 Blue Mountains Music Katoomba NSW 13 – 15 Mar
33 Blue Mountains Ukulele Katoomba NSW 7 – 9 Feb
34 Blues at Bridgetown Bridgetown WA 13 – 15 Nov
35 Blues At The Briar Mount Martha VIC 23-Feb
36 Blues on Broadbeach Broadbeach QLD 14 – 17 May
37 Bluesfest Byron Bay NSW 9 – 13 Apr
38 Bluestone Blues Murgheboluc VIC 31 Dec – 1 Jan
39 Bony Mountain Music Warwick QLD 18 – 20 Sep
40 Boogie Tallarook VIC 10 – 12 Apr
41 Boyup Brook Country Music Boyup Brook WA 13 – 16 Feb
42 Breakfest Perth WA tba
43 Brisbane Blues & Rhythm Brisbane QLD tba
44 Brunswick Music Melbourne VIC 9 – 20 Mar
45 Bruthen Blues and Arts Bruthen VIC cancelled
46 Bundanoon DanceFest Bundanoon VIC 5 – 8 Jun
47 Burke & Wills Folk Mia Mia VIC 6 – 9 Mar
48 Burra Country Music Clare Valley SA 20 – 22 Nov
49 Bush To Bay Hervey Bay QLD tba
50 Caloundra Music Caloundra QLD 2 – 5 Oct
51 Candelo Village Candelo NSW tba
52 Castaway Perth WA 21-Mar
53 Castlemaine Jazz Castlemaine VIC 5 – 8 Jun
54 Charlotte Pass Celtic Music Camp Charlotte Pass NSW 17 – 22 Jan
55 Circus Paradise Broadwater QLD tba
56 CMC Rocks Queensland Ipswich QLD 20 – 22 Mar
57 Cobargo Folk Cobargo NSW postponed
58 Come Together Music & Arts Eltham VIC 14-Mar
59 Cooly Rocks On Coolangatta QLD 3 – 7 Jun
60 Country Music Festival Tamworth NSW 17 – 26 Jan
61 Cruising Country Sydney NSW 5 – 13 Oct
62 Cullulleraine Music Cullulleraine VIC 3 – 5 Apr
63 Cutthroat Folk Sydney NSW tba
64 Cygnet Folk Cygnet TAS 10 – 12 Jan
65 Dark MOFO Hobart TAS 10 -22 Jun
66 Darwin Festival Darwin NT 6 – 23 Aug
67 Dashville Skyline Belford NSW 2 – 4 Oct
68 Day By The Bay Point Cook VIC 28-Mar
69 Defected Brisbane QLD 7-Feb
70 Defected Melbourne VIC 8-Feb
71 Defected Perth WA 9-Feb
72 Defected Adelaide SA 14-Feb
73 Defected Sydney NSW 15-Feb
74 Deni Uke Muster Deniliquin NSW tba
75 Deni Ute Muster Deniliquin NSW 2 – 3 Oct
76 Devil Country Muster Smithton TAS 12 – 16 Feb
77 Devonport Jazz Devonport TAS 23 – 26 Jul
78 Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Dorrigo NSW 23 – 25 Oct
79 Download Melbourne VIC 20-Mar
80 Download Sydney NSW 21-Mar
81 Dreamland Melbourne VIC 21-Mar
82 Electric Gardens Sydney NSW 22-Feb
83 Fairbridge Pinjarra WA 17 – 19 Apr
84 Fairgrounds Berry NSW tba
85 Farmer and the Owl Woolongong NSW 29 Feb
86 Federation Square Blues Music Melbourne VIC tba
87 Festival of Small Halls Autumn Various 6 Mar to 14 Apr
88 Festival of Small Halls Summer Various 4 Jan – 2 Feb
89 Festival Of Voices Hobart TAS 1 – 12 Jul
90 Festival X Brisbane QLD tba
91 Festival X Sydney NSW tba
92 Festival X Melbourne VIC tba
93 Festivale Launceston TAS 31 Jan – 2 Feb
94 Field Day Sydney NSW 1-Jan
95 Field Good Inman Valley SA tba
96 FKA Hunter Valley NSW not in 2020
97 Fleurieu Folk Willunga SA 23 – 25 Oct
98 Folk By The Sea Kiama NSW 25 – 27 Sep
99 FOMO Brisbane QLD 4-Jan
100 FOMO Adelaide SA 5-Jan
101 FOMO Perth WA 10-Jan
102 FOMO Sydney NSW 11-Jan
103 FOMO Melbourne VIC 12-Jan
104 Forth Valley Blues Forth TAS 20 – 21 Mar
105 Frances Folk Gathering Frances SA not in 2020
106 Frankston Music Frankston VIC tba
107 FunkFest Porepunkah VIC 14 – 16 Feb
108 Furneaux Islands Flinders Island TAS 17 – 19 Jan
109 Garma Festival of Traditional Cultures Nhulunbuy NT 31 Jul – 3 Aug
110 Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Gellibrand VIC 28 Feb – 1 Mar
111 Girrakool Blues & BBQ Kariong NSW 6 – 8 Mar
112 Glenmaggie Country Rock Glenmaggie VIC tba
113 Golden Plains Meredith VIC 7 – 9 Mar
114 Grampians Music Halls Gap VIC 28 – 29 Feb
115 Great Alpine Pick Beechworth VIC 28 Feb – 1 Mar
116 Great Australian Beer Geelong VIC 18-Jan
117 Great Southern Cigar Box Guitar Ballarat VIC 18-Jul
118 Groovin The Moo Adelaide SA 24-Apr
119 Groovin The Moo Canberra ACT 25-Apr
120 Groovin The Moo Bunbury WA 26-Apr
121 Groovin The Moo Bendigo VIC 2-May
122 Groovin The Moo Townsville QLD 3-May
123 Groovin The Moo Maitland NSW 9-May
124 Groundwater Country Music Gold Coast QLD 24 – 26 Jul
125 Guildford Banjo Jamboree Guildford VIC 18 – 20 Sep
126 Gulgong Folk Gulgong NSW tba
127 Gympie Muster Gympie QLD 27 – 30 Aug
128 Halls Gap Jazz Blues Halls Gap VIC not in 2020
129 Handpicked Langhorne Creek SA 14-Nov
130 Happy Daze Mushroom Valley QLD 29 – 31 May
131 Hats Off To Country Music Tamworth NSW 9 – 12 Jul
132 Hawkesbury Elvis Windsor NSW 28 – 29 Feb
133 Healesville Music Healesville VIC 20 – 22 Nov
134 Hidden Forest Shellharbour NSW tba
135 HOBOFOPO Hobart TAS tba
136 Holy Green Eatons Hill QLD 25-Jan
137 Honk! Oz Wollongong NSW 9 – 11 Jan
138 Horsham Country Music Horsham VIC 26 – 29 Mar
139 Huon Valley Mid-Winter Grove TAS 10 – 12 Jul
140 Illawarra Folk Illawarra NSW 16 – 19 Jan
141 Imbil Acoustic Music Imbil QLD 6 – 8 Nov
142 Inland Sea of Sound Mt Panorama NSW 28 – 29 Feb
143 Inner Varnika tba VIC 10 – 12 Apr
144 Inverloch Jazz Inverloch VIC 6 – 9 Mar
145 Irish & Celtic Music Yass NSW 18 – 20 Sep
146 Island Vibe Music & Arts Minjerribah QLD 29 Oct – 1 Nov
147 Jamberoo Kiama NSW 18 – 19 Jul
148 Jazz By The Bay Busselton WA 29 May – 1 Jun
149 JOLT Sonic Melbourne VIC not in 2020
150 Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Julia Creek QLD 17 – 19 Apr
151 Jumpers & Jazz in July Warwick QLD 16 – 26 Jul
152 Kangaroo Valley Folk Kangaroo Valley NSW 16 – 18 Oct
153 Kelly Country Pick Beechworth VIC 14 – 16 Aug
154 Kellybrook Cider Wonga Park VIC not in 2020
155 Kiama Jazz and Blues Kiama NSW 6 – 8 Mar
156 Kilmore Celtic Kilmore VIC 27 – 28 Jun
157 Koroit Irish Koroit VIC 1 – 3 May
158 Korumburra Southern Lights Korumburra VIC 7-Jun
159 Kuranda Roots Kuranda QLD tba
160 Kyneton Music Kyneton VIC tba
161 Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon Lake Charlegrack VIC 15 – 16 Feb
162 Lake School of Celtic Music and Dance Koroit VIC 2 – 7 Jan
163 Land Of Plenty Shepparton VIC 31-Oct
164 Laneway Brisbane QLD 1-Feb
165 Laneway Sydney NSW 2-Feb
166 Laneway Adelaide SA 7-Feb
167 Laneway Melbourne VIC 8-Feb
168 Laneway Fremantle WA 9-Feb
169 Lemonade Sale VIC 8-Mar
170 Let Go Fest Mornington VIC 1-Feb
171 Let Them Eat Cake Werribee VIC 1-Jan
172 Live At The Foreshore Newcastle NSW tba
173 Lost In The Groove Bairnsdale VIC 30 Mar – 2 Apr
174 Lost Paradise Glenworth Valley NSW 28 Dec – 1 Jan
175 Macedon Ranges Music Gisborne VIC 14-Mar
176 Majors Creek Majors Creek NSW 13 – 15 Nov
177 Maldon Folk Maldon VIC 30 Oct – 2 Nov
178 Maleny Music Maleny QLD 4 – 6 Sep
179 Man From Snowy River Bush Corryong VIC 2 – 5 Apr
180 Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time Music Manjimup WA 25 – 28 Sep
181 Marysville Jazz and Blues Marysville VIC 16 – 18 Oct
182 Meadow Bambra VIC 27 – 29 Mar
183 Melbourne International Jazz Melbourne VIC 29 May – 7 Jun
184 Melbourne Music Week Melbourne VIC 18  -22 Nov
185 Meredith Music Meredith VIC tba
186 Merimbula Jazz Merimbula NSW 5 – 8 Jun
187 Mildura Country Music Mildura VIC not in 2020
188 Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Mary Valley QLD 18 – 20 Sep
189 MONA FOMA Launceston TAS 11 – 20 Jan
190 Moo-sic Muster Girgarre VIC 8 – 12 Jan
191 Mordialloc Food Wine & Music Mordialloc VIC 29 Feb to 1 Mar
192 Mornington Country Music Mount Martha VIC 7-Mar
193 Mornington Peninsula Blues Mornington VIC 8-Feb
194 Mornington Winter Music Mornington VIC 5 – 8 Jun
195 Mount Beauty Music Mount Beauty VIC 24 – 26 Apr
196 Mount Hunter Country Music Stampede Mount Hunter NSW tba
197 Mountain Sounds Gosford NSW tba
198 Mountaingrass Beechworth VIC 20 – 22 Nov
199 Mt Coot-tha Songwriters Brisbane QLD 25-Oct
200 Mullum Mullum Mullum Mullum Creek VIC not in 2020
201 Music In The Vines Macarthur VIC 29 Feb
202 Musiqua Hastings VIC 1-Feb
203 Nanga Music Nanga WA 9 – 11 Oct
204 Nannup Music Nannup WA 28 Feb – 2 Mar
205 Narara Music Kariong NSW tba
206 National Celtic Port Arlington VIC 5 – 8 Jun
207 National Folk Canberra ACT 9 – 13 Apr
208 Neck Of The Woods Townsville QLD 4 – 6 Jul
209 Neurum Creek Music Neurum Creek QLD tba
210 Newport Folk Newport VIC 26 – 28 Jun
211 Newstead Live Newstead VIC 24 – 27 Jan
212 Nimbin Roots Nimbin NSW 11 – 13 Sep
213 Nindigully Film and Music Nindigully QLD tba
214 Nine Lives Brisbane QLD 1-Mar
215 Norfolk Island Country Music Kingston NI not in 2020
216 Northern Beaches Narrabeen NSW 1 – 3 May
217 Northwest Port Headland WA tba
218 Nukara Music Nanson WA 20 – 22 Mar
219 Numeralla Folk Numeralla NSW 24 – 26 Jan
220 NYE On The Hill Kernot VIC 29 Dec – 1 Jan
221 Ocean Sounds Churchill Island VIC 18-Jan
222 O’Fiesta Adelaide SA 28-Feb
223 Out On The Weekend Williamstown VIC tba
224 Palm Creek Folk Mount Surround QLD 11 – 14 Jun
225 Panama Lone Star Valley TAS 6 – 8 Mar
226 Parkes Elvis Festival Parkes NSW 8 – 12 Jan
227 Party In The Paddock White Hills TAS 6 – 8 Feb
228 Patchewollock Music Patchewollock VIC 16 – 18 Oct
229 Paynesville Music Paynesville VIC 21 – 23 Feb
230 Peak Music Perisher NSW 5 – 8 Jun
231 Peninsula Summer Mornington Peninsula VIC 1 – 10 Jan
232 Perth Festival Perth WA 7 Feb – 1 Mar
233 Phillip Island Jazz Phillip Island VIC 13 – 15 Nov
234 Pitch Music and Arts Mafeking VIC 6 – 10 Mar
235 Porchland The Range SA tba
236 Port Fairy Folk Port Fairy VIC 6 – 9 Mar
237 Port Fairy Jazz Port Fairy VIC 7 – 9 Feb
238 Port Fairy Spring Music Port Fairy VIC 9 – 11 Oct
239 Qasi Trad Tunes Camp Lower Plenty VIC not in 2020
240 Queenscliff Music Queenscliff VIC 27 – 29 Nov
241 Red Country Music Port Headland WA June
242 Red White Amber & Blues Canberra ACT tba
243 Redfest Strawberry Cleveland QLD 4 – 6 Sep
244 River Boats Music Echuca VIC / Moama NSW 14 – 16 Feb
245 River Daze Barham NSW 14-Mar
246 River Folk Warburton VIC 13 – 15 Mar
247 Rupanyup Dirt Music Rupanyup VIC 5-Apr
248 Sale Music Sale VIC 7-Mar
249 Sandford Bush and Music Sandford VIC 6 – 8 Mar
250 Savanah In The Round Mareeba QLD 2 – 4 Oct
251 Semaphore Music Semaphore SA 2 – 5 Oct
252 Sessionfest Morisset NSW tba
253 Seven Sisters Mt Martha VIC 12 – 15 Mar
254 Sounds From The Vines Stanthorpe QLD tba
255 Sounds Of Summer Inverloch VIC tba
256 Spilt Milk Canberra ACT tba
257 Spilt Milk Ballarat VIC tba
258 Spin Off Adelaide SA October
259 Splendour In The Grass Byron Bay NSW 24 – 26 Jul
260 Squire’s Beer and BBQ Frankston VIC 21 – 23 Feb
261 St Albans Folk St Albans NSW 24 – 26 Apr
262 St Brigid’s Blues and Roots Crossley VIC 17 – 19 Jan
263 St Kilda Melbourne VIC 9-Feb
264 StoneFest Canberra ACT tba
265 Stony Creek Mini Muster Woodford QLD 3 – 5 Apr
266 Strawberry Fields Tocumwal NSW 19 – 22 Nov
267 Sugarloaf Rock Margaret River WA 8-Feb
268 Summer Nights Mossvale VIC tba
269 Sun Cycle Melbourne VIC 1-Jan
270 Sunshine Coast Ukelele Kenilworth QLD 1 – 4 May
271 Surfers Paradise Live Surfers Paradise QLD 30 Apr – 3 May
272 Sydney Festival Sydney NSW 8 – 26 Jan
273 Sydney Folk Sydney NSW 14 – 16 Aug
274 Tablelands Folk Yungaburra QLD 23 – 25 Oct
275 Tamar Valley Folk George Town TAS 17 – 19 Jan
276 Ten Days On The Island Various TAS tba
277 Terang Country Music Terang VIC tba
278 The Falls Fremantle WA 4 – 5 Jan
279 The Falls Lorne VIC tba
280 The Falls Marion Bay TAS tba
281 The Falls Byron Bay NSW tba
282 The Gathering Yass NSW 2 – 5 Oct
283 The Gum Ball Belford NSW 24 – 26 Apr
284 The Hills Are Alive Loch VIC tba
285 The Lost Lands Werribee VIC 30 Oct – 2 Nov
286 The Peninsula Picnic Mornington VIC 28-Mar
287 The Planting Woodfordia QLD 1 – 3 May
288 Thredbo Blues Thredbo NSW 17 – 19 Jan
289 Top Half Folk Annaburroo, NT 5 – 8 Jun
290 Undara Outback Rock and Blues Undara QLD 24 – 26 Apr
291 Under The Southern Stars Tuncurry NSW 3-Apr
292 Under The Southern Stars Sydney NSW 4-Apr
293 Under The Southern Stars Gosford NSW 5-Apr
294 Under The Southern Stars Wollongong NSW 9-Apr
295 Under The Southern Stars Mornington Peninsula VIC 11-Apr
296 Under The Southern Stars Yarrawonga VIC 12-Apr
297 Under The Southern Stars Adelaide SA 13-Apr
298 Under The Southern Stars Perth WA 15-Apr
299 Under The Southern Stars Sunshine Coast QLD 17-Apr
300 Under The Southern Stars Brisbane QLD 18-Apr
301 Under The Southern Stars Newcastle NSW 19-Apr
302 Under Western Skies Dubbo NSW 21-Mar
303 UNIFY Gathering Tarwin VIC 9 – 12 Jan
304 Uranquinty Folk Uranquinty NSW 2 – 5 Oct
305 VDM Fest Biloela QLD 3 – 4 Oct
306 Wallaby Creek Rossville QLD 25 – 27 Sep
307 Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Wangaratta VIC 30 Oct – 1 Nov
308 Waterfront Frankston VIC 15 – 16 Feb
309 White Cliffs Music White Cliffs NSW 15 – 17 May
310 Whittlesea Country Music Whittlesea VIC 8-Feb
311 Wide Open Space Alice Springs NT 1 – 3 May
312 Wind On Water Geraldton WA 11 – 12 Apr
313 Winter Blues Euchuca VIC – Moama NSW 23 – 26 Jul
314 Winter Wild Apollo Bay VIC 14 – 16 Aug
315 Wintermoon Mackay QLD 2 – 5 Oct
316 Winton’s Way Out West Winton QLD not in 2020
317 Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Wirrina Cove SA tba
318 Wollombi Music Wollombi NSW not in 2020
319 WOMADelaide Adelaide SA 6 – 9 Mar
320 Woodford Folk Woodford QLD 27 Dec – 1 Jan
321 Yackandandah Folk Yackandandah VIC 20 – 22 Mar
322 Yarra Junction Fiddlers Convention Yarra Junction VIC 14 – 16 Feb
323 Yarrabah Music and Cultural Yarrabah QLD 10-Oct
324 Yours and Owls Wollongong NSW tba

 

Updated: 19 Jun 2020

 

 

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