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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.

 

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

 

Updated: 30 March 2020

 

 

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