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Australian Music Festivals 2020

Our list of music festivals in 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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 Updated: 15 January 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 The 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 Musiqua Hastings VIC 1-Feb
42 Laneway Sydney NSW 2-Feb
43 Party In The Paddock White Hills TAS 6 – 8 Feb
44 Laneway Adelaide SA 7-Feb
45 Australian Blues Music Goulburn NSW 7 – 9 Feb
46 Port Fairy Jazz Port Fairy VIC 7 – 9 Feb
47 Laneway Melbourne VIC 8-Feb
48 Mornington Peninsula Blues Mornington VIC 8-Feb
49 Whittlesea Country Music Whittlesea VIC 8-Feb
50 Laneway Fremantle WA 9-Feb
51 St Kilda Melbourne VIC 9-Feb
52 Devil Country Muster Smithton TAS 12 – 16 Feb
53 Mountain Sounds Gosford NSW tba
54 Boyup Brook Country Music Boyup Brook WA 13 – 16 Feb
55 Bruthen Blues and Arts Bruthen VIC cancelled
56 River Boats Music Echuca VIC / Moama NSW 14 – 16 Feb
57 FunkFest Porepunkah VIC 14 – 16 Feb
58 Yarra Junction Fiddlers Convention Yarra Junction VIC 14 – 16 Feb
59 Adelaide Fringe Adelaide SA 14 Feb – 15 Mar
60 Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon Lake Charlegrack VIC 15 – 16 Feb
61 Waterfront Frankston VIC 15 – 16 Feb
62 Babylon Carapooee West VIC 20 – 23 Feb
63 Agnes Blues Roots and Rock Agnes Water QLD 21 – 23 Feb
64 Paynesville Music Paynesville VIC 21 – 23 Feb
65 Squire’s Beer and BBQ Frankston VIC 21 – 23 Feb
66 Electric Gardens Sydney NSW 22-Feb
67 Frances Folk Gathering Frances SA not in 2020
68 Blues At The Briar Mount Martha VIC 23-Feb
69 Grampians Music Halls Gap VIC 28 – 29 Feb
70 Hawkesbury Elvis Windsor NSW 28 – 29 Feb
71 Inland Sea of Sound Mt Panorama NSW 28 – 29 Feb
72 Cobargo Folk Cobargo NSW postponed
73 Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Gellibrand VIC 28 Feb – 1 Mar
74 Great Alpine Pick Beechworth VIC 28 Feb – 1 Mar
75 Nannup Music Nannup WA 28 Feb – 2 Mar
76 A Day At The Creek Mole Creek TAS 29 Feb
77 Farmer and the Owl Woolongong NSW 29 Feb
78 Music In The Vines Macarthur VIC 29 Feb
79 Mordialloc Food Wine & Music Mordialloc VIC 29 Feb to 1 Mar
80 A Sunny Afternoon Woolongong NSW 1-Mar
81 Girrakool Blues & BBQ Kariong NSW 6 – 8 Mar
82 Kiama Jazz and Blues Kiama NSW 6 – 8 Mar
83 Panama Lone Star Valley TAS 6 – 8 Mar
84 Sandford Bush and Music Sandford VIC 6 – 8 Mar
85 Burke & Wills Folk Mia Mia VIC 6 – 9 Mar
86 Inverloch Jazz Inverloch VIC 6 – 9 Mar
87 Port Fairy Folk Port Fairy VIC 6 – 9 Mar
88 WOMADelaide Adelaide SA 6 – 9 Mar
89 Pitch Music and Arts Mafeking VIC 6 – 10 Mar
90 Festival of Small Halls Autumn Various 6 Mar to 14 Apr
91 Bayside Blues Redlands Capalaba QLD 7-Mar
92 Golden Plains Meredith VIC 7 – 9 Mar
93 Lemonade Sale VIC 8-Mar
94 Brunswick Music Melbourne VIC 9 – 20 Mar
95 Seven Sisters Mt Martha VIC 12 – 15 Mar
96 Aireys Inlet Open Mic Aireys Inlet VIC 13 – 15 Mar
97 Blue Mountains Music Katoomba NSW 13 – 15 Mar
98 River Folk Warburton VIC 13 – 15 Mar
99 Come Together Music & Arts Eltham VIC 14-Mar
100 Macedon Ranges Music Gisborne VIC 14-Mar
101 River Daze Barham NSW 14-Mar
102 Ten Days On The Island Various TAS tba
103 Circus Paradise Broadwater QLD tba
104 Download Melbourne VIC 20-Mar
105 Download Sydney NSW 21-Mar
106 Forth Valley Blues Forth TAS 20 – 21 Mar
107 CMC Rocks Queensland Ipswich QLD 20 – 22 Mar
108 Yackandandah Folk Yackandandah VIC 20 – 22 Mar
109 Terang Country Music Terang VIC tba
110 Cutthroat Folk Sydney NSW tba
111 Live At The Foreshore Newcastle NSW tba
112 Nukara Music Nanson WA 20 – 22 Mar
113 Under Western Skies Dubbo NSW 21-Mar
114 Horsham Country Music Horsham VIC 26 – 29 Mar
115 By The Meadow Bambra VIC 27 – 29 Mar
116 Day By The Bay Point Cook VIC 28-Mar
117 Sounds From The Vines Stanthorpe QLD tba
118 The Hills Are Alive Loch VIC tba
119 Blenheim Music and Camping Clare Valley SA tba
120 Cigar Box Guitar Ballarat VIC tba
121 Man From Snowy River Bush Corryong VIC 2 – 5 Apr
122 Rupanyup Dirt Music Rupanyup VIC tba
123 Under The Southern Stars Tuncurry NSW 3-Apr
124 Cullulleraine Music Cullulleraine VIC 3 – 5 Apr
125 Stony Creek Mini Muster Woodford QLD 3 – 5 Apr
126 Under The Southern Stars Sydney NSW 4-Apr
127 Under The Southern Stars Gosford NSW 5-Apr
128 Under The Southern Stars Wollongong NSW 9-Apr
129 Bluesfest Byron Bay NSW 9 – 13 Apr
130 National Folk Canberra ACT 9 – 13 Apr
131 Albany International Folk n Shanty Albany WA 10 – 12 Apr
132 Boogie Tallarook VIC 10 – 12 Apr
133 Inner Varnika tba VIC 10 – 12 Apr
134 Under The Southern Stars Mornington Peninsula VIC 11-Apr
135 Wind On Water Geraldton WA 11 – 12 Apr
136 Under The Southern Stars Yarrawonga VIC 12-Apr
137 Under The Southern Stars Adelaide SA 13-Apr
138 Under The Southern Stars Perth WA 15-Apr
139 Under The Southern Stars Sunshine Coast QLD 17-Apr
140 Fairbridge Pinjarra WA 17 – 19 Apr
141 Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Julia Creek QLD 17 – 19 Apr
142 Under The Southern Stars Brisbane QLD 18-Apr
143 Under The Southern Stars Newcastle NSW 19-Apr
144 Groovin The Moo Adelaide SA 24-Apr
145 Mount Beauty Music Mount Beauty VIC 24 – 26 Apr
146 The Gum Ball Belford NSW 24 – 26 Apr
147 St Albans Folk St Albans NSW 24 – 26 Apr
148 Winton’s Way Out West Winton QLD tba
149 Frankston Music Frankston VIC tba
150 Undara Outback Rock and Blues Undara QLD 24 – 26 Apr
151 Groovin The Moo Canberra ACT 25-Apr
152 Groovin The Moo Bunbury WA 26-Apr
153 Candelo Village Candelo NSW tba
154 Australian Celtic Glen Innes NSW 30 Apr – 3 May
155 Surfers Paradise Live Surfers Paradise QLD 30 Apr – 3 May
156 The Planting Woodfordia QLD tba
157 Koroit Irish Koroit VIC 1 – 3 May
158 Wintermoon Mackay QLD 1 – 3 May
159 Wide Open Space Alice Springs NT 1 – 3 May
160 Wintermoon Spring Calen QLD 1 – 3 May
161 Sunshine Coast Ukelele Kenilworth QLD 1 – 4 May
162 Groovin The Moo Bendigo VIC 2-May
163 Groovin The Moo Townsville QLD 3-May
164 Kellybrook Cider Wonga Park VIC tba
165 Big Country Berry NSW 9-May
166 Groovin The Moo Maitland NSW 9-May
167 Blues on Broadbeach Broadbeach QLD 14 – 17 May
168 White Cliffs Music White Cliffs NSW 15 – 17 May
169 Norfolk Island Country Music Kingston NI not in 2020
170 Autumn Fall Newstead QLD tba
171 Bass in the Grass Darwin NT 23-May
172 Happy Daze Mushroom Valley QLD 29 – 31 May
173 Mt Coot-tha Songwriters Brisbane QLD 31-May
174 Jazz By The Bay Busselton WA tba
175 Melbourne International Jazz Melbourne VIC tba
176 Ballarat Blues Ballarat VIC tba
177 Cooly Rocks On Coolangatta QLD 3 – 7 Jun
178 Barunga Barunga NT 5 – 7 Jun
179 Merimbula Jazz Merimbula NSW 5 – 8 Jun
180 Mornington Winter Music Mornington VIC tba
181 National Celtic Port Arlington VIC 5 – 8 Jun
182 Peak Music Perisher NSW tba
183 Bundanoon DanceFest Bundanoon VIC tba
184 Castlemaine Jazz Castlemaine VIC 5 – 8 Jun
185 Sessionfest Morisset NSW tba
186 Top Half Folk Annaburroo, NT 5 – 8 Jun
187 Korumburra Southern Lights Korumburra VIC tba
188 Dark MOFO Hobart TAS 10 -22 Jun
189 Yarrabah Music and Cultural Yarrabah QLD tba
190 Palm Creek Folk Mount Surround QLD 11 – 14 Jun
191 Kuranda Roots Kuranda QLD tba
192 The Gathering Yass NSW tba
193 Newport Folk Newport VIC 26 – 28 Jun
194 Kilmore Celtic Kilmore VIC tba
195 Festival Of Voices Hobart TAS 1 – 12 Jul
196 Neck Of The Woods Townsville QLD tba
197 Big Red Bash Birdsville QLD 7 – 9 Jul
198 Bello Winter Music Bellingen NSW 9 – 12 Jul
199 Hats Off To Country Music Tamworth NSW 9 – 12 Jul
200 Huon Valley Mid-Winter Grove TAS 10 – 12 Jul
201 Bush To Bay Hervey Bay QLD tba
202 Winter Wild Apollo Bay VIC tba
203 Jumpers & Jazz in July Warwick QLD 16 – 26 Jul
204 Jamberoo Kiama NSW 18 – 19 Jul
205 Spin Off Adelaide SA tba
206 Winter Blues Euchuca VIC – Moama NSW 23 – 26 Jul
207 Splendour In The Grass Byron Bay NSW 24 – 26 Jul
208 Devonport Jazz Devonport TAS tba
209 Groundwater Country Music Gold Coast QLD 24 – 26 Jul
210 Garma Festival of Traditional Cultures Nhulunbuy NT 31 Jul – 3 Aug
211 Darwin Festival Darwin NT 6 – 23 Aug
212 Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Bangalow NSW 14 – 15 Aug
213 Kelly Country Pick Beechworth VIC 14 – 16 Aug
214 Blue Mountains Elvis Katoomba NSW 20 – 23 Aug
215 Sydney Folk Sydney NSW tba
216 Gympie Muster Gympie QLD 27 – 30 Aug
217 Northwest Port Headland WA tba
218 Maleny Music Maleny QLD tba
219 Redfest Strawberry Cleveland QLD 4 – 6 Sep
220 Neurum Creek Music Neurum Creek QLD tba
221 Nimbin Roots Nimbin NSW 11 – 13 Sep
222 Guildford Banjo Jamboree Guildford VIC tba
223 Bony Mountain Music Warwick QLD 18 – 20 Sep
224 Irish & Celtic Music Yass NSW 18 – 20 Sep
225 JOLT Sonic Melbourne VIC tba
226 Wollombi Music Wollombi NSW back in 2021
227 Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Mary Valley QLD 18 – 20 Sep
228 Folk By The Sea Kiama NSW 25 – 27 Sep
229 Wallaby Creek Rossville QLD 25 – 27 Sep
230 Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time Music Manjimup WA tba
231 Mildura Country Music Mildura VIC tba
232 Deni Ute Muster Deniliquin NSW 2 – 3 Oct
233 Dashville Skyline Belford NSW 2 – 4 Oct
234 Savanah In The Round Mareeba QLD 2 – 4 Oct
235 Caloundra Music Caloundra QLD tba
236 Nindigully Film and Music Nindigully QLD tba
237 Semaphore Music Semaphore SA tba
238 Uranquinty Folk Uranquinty NSW 2 – 5 Oct
239 Field Good Inman Valley SA tba
240 Yours and Owls Wollongong NSW tba
241 VDM Fest Biloela QLD 3 – 4 Oct
242 Cruising Country Sydney NSW 5 – 13 Oct
243 Nanga Music Nanga WA 9 – 11 Oct
244 Out On The Weekend Williamstown VIC tba
245 Port Fairy Spring Music Port Fairy VIC 9 – 11 Oct
246 Marysville Jazz and Blues Marysville VIC tba
247 Patchewollock Music Patchewollock VIC tba
248 Kangaroo Valley Folk Kangaroo Valley NSW 16 – 18 Oct
249 Wingham Akoostic Music Wingham NSW tba
250 FKA Hunter Valley NSW tba
251 StoneFest Canberra ACT tba
252 Federation Square Blues Music Melbourne VIC tba
253 Kyneton Music Kyneton VIC tba
254 Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Dorrigo NSW 23 – 25 Oct
255 Fleurieu Folk Willunga SA 23 – 25 Oct
256 Halls Gap Jazz Blues Halls Gap VIC not in 2020
257 Red White Amber & Blues Canberra ACT tba
258 Tablelands Folk Yungaburra QLD 23 – 25 Oct
259 Mount Hunter Country Music Stampede Mount Hunter NSW tba
260 HOBOFOPO Hobart TAS tba
261 Island Vibe Music & Arts Minjerribah QLD 29 Oct – 1 Nov
262 Foggy Mountain Kinglake VIC tba
263 A Hitch To The Sticks Wangaratta VIC tba
264 Ballina Country Music Ballina NSW tba
265 Maldon Folk Maldon VIC 30 Oct – 2 Nov
266 The Lost Lands Werribee VIC 30 Oct – 2 Nov
267 Imbil Acoustic Music Imbil QLD 6 – 8 Nov
268 Qasi Trad Tunes Camp Pennyroyal VIC tba
269 Australian Music Week Sydney NSW tba
270 Glenmaggie Country Rock Glenmaggie VIC tba
271 Land Of Plenty Shepparton VIC tba
272 Bendigo Blues and Roots Bendigo VIC 12 – 15 Nov
273 Airlie Beach Festival of Music Airlie Beach QLD tba
274 Blues at Bridgetown Bridgetown WA 13 – 15 Nov
275 Majors Creek Majors Creek NSW 13 – 15 Nov
276 Phillip Island Jazz Phillip Island VIC 13 – 15 Nov
277 Handpicked Langhorne Creek SA 14-Nov
278 Mullum Mullum Mullum Mullum Creek VIC tba
279 Melbourne Music Week Melbourne VIC tba
280 Burra Country Music Clare Valley SA tba
281 Deni Uke Muster Deniliquin NSW tba
282 Healesville Music Healesville VIC 20 – 22 Nov
283 Mountaingrass Beechworth VIC 20 – 22 Nov
284 Narara Music Kariong NSW tba
285 Queenscliff Music Queenscliff VIC 27 – 29 Nov
286 Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Wirrina Cove SA tba
287 Hometown Fest Brisbane QLD tba
288 Porchland The Range SA tba
289 Spilt Milk Canberra ACT tba
290 Spilt Milk Ballarat VIC tba
291 Strawberry Fields Tocumwal NSW tba
292 Festival X Brisbane QLD tba
293 Festival X Sydney NSW tba
294 Festival X Melbourne VIC tba
295 Brisbane Blues & Rhythm Brisbane QLD tba
296 Blue Black Beatz Melbourne VIC tba
297 Folk Rhythm and Life Eldorado VIC tba
298 Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Wangaratta VIC tba
299 Hidden Forest Shellharbour NSW tba
300 Breakfest Perth WA tba
301 Fairgrounds Berry NSW tba
302 Meredith Music Meredith VIC tba
303 Sounds Of Summer Inverloch VIC tba
304 The Falls Lorne VIC tba
305 Gulgong Folk Gulgong NSW tba
306 Lost Paradise Glenworth Valley NSW tba
307 The Falls Marion Bay TAS tba
308 The Falls Byron Bay NSW tba
309 NYE On The Hill Kernot VIC tba
       
       
  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 tba
8 Albany International Folk n Shanty Albany WA 10 – 12 Apr
9 Australian Blues Music Goulburn NSW 7 – 9 Feb
10 Australian Celtic Glen Innes NSW 30 Apr – 3 May
11 Australian Music Week Sydney NSW tba
12 Autumn Fall Newstead QLD tba
13 Babylon Carapooee West VIC 20 – 23 Feb
14 Balit Narrun Melbourne VIC 26-Jan
15 Ballarat Blues Ballarat VIC tba
16 Ballina Country Music Ballina NSW tba
17 Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Bangalow NSW 14 – 15 Aug
18 Barunga Barunga NT 5 – 7 Jun
19 Bass in the Grass Darwin NT 23-May
20 Bayside Blues Redlands Capalaba QLD 7-Mar
21 Bayview Country Picnic Bittern VIC 4-Jan
22 Beechworth Music Beechworth VIC tba
23 Bello Winter Music Bellingen NSW 9 – 12 Jul
24 Bendigo Blues and Roots Bendigo VIC 12 – 15 Nov
25 Beyond The Valley Lardner VIC 29 Dec – 1 Jan
26 Big Country Berry NSW 9-May
27 Big Red Bash Birdsville QLD 7 – 9 Jul
28 Blenheim Music and Camping Clare Valley SA tba
29 Blue Black Beatz Melbourne VIC tba
30 Blue Mountains Elvis Katoomba NSW 20 – 23 Aug
31 Blue Mountains Music Katoomba NSW 13 – 15 Mar
32 Blues at Bridgetown Bridgetown WA 13 – 15 Nov
33 Blues At The Briar Mount Martha VIC 23-Feb
34 Blues on Broadbeach Broadbeach QLD 14 – 17 May
35 Bluesfest Byron Bay NSW 9 – 13 Apr
36 Bluestone Blues Murgheboluc VIC 31 Dec – 1 Jan
37 Bony Mountain Music Warwick QLD 18 – 20 Sep
38 Boogie Tallarook VIC 10 – 12 Apr
39 Boyup Brook Country Music Boyup Brook WA 13 – 16 Feb
40 Breakfest Perth WA tba
41 Brisbane Blues & Rhythm Brisbane QLD tba
42 Brunswick Music Melbourne VIC 9 – 20 Mar
43 Bruthen Blues and Arts Bruthen VIC cancelled
44 Bundanoon DanceFest Bundanoon VIC tba
45 Burke & Wills Folk Mia Mia VIC 6 – 9 Mar
46 Burra Country Music Clare Valley SA tba
47 Bush To Bay Hervey Bay QLD tba
48 By The Meadow Bambra VIC 27 – 29 Mar
49 Caloundra Music Caloundra QLD tba
50 Candelo Village Candelo NSW tba
51 Castlemaine Jazz Castlemaine VIC 5 – 8 Jun
52 Charlotte Pass Celtic Music Camp Charlotte Pass NSW 17 – 22 Jan
53 Cigar Box Guitar Ballarat VIC tba
54 Circus Paradise Broadwater QLD tba
55 CMC Rocks Queensland Ipswich QLD 20 – 22 Mar
56 Cobargo Folk Cobargo NSW postponed
57 Come Together Music & Arts Eltham VIC 14-Mar
58 Cooly Rocks On Coolangatta QLD 3 – 7 Jun
59 Country Music Festival Tamworth NSW 17 – 26 Jan
60 Cruising Country Sydney NSW 5 – 13 Oct
61 Cullulleraine Music Cullulleraine VIC 3 – 5 Apr
62 Cutthroat Folk Sydney NSW tba
63 Cygnet Folk Cygnet TAS 10 – 12 Jan
64 Dark MOFO Hobart TAS 10 -22 Jun
65 Darwin Festival Darwin NT 6 – 23 Aug
66 Dashville Skyline Belford NSW 2 – 4 Oct
67 Day By The Bay Point Cook VIC 28-Mar
68 Deni Uke Muster Deniliquin NSW tba
69 Deni Ute Muster Deniliquin NSW 2 – 3 Oct
70 Devil Country Muster Smithton TAS 12 – 16 Feb
71 Devonport Jazz Devonport TAS tba
72 Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Dorrigo NSW 23 – 25 Oct
73 Download Melbourne VIC 20-Mar
74 Download Sydney NSW 21-Mar
75 Electric Gardens Sydney NSW 22-Feb
76 Fairbridge Pinjarra WA 17 – 19 Apr
77 Fairgrounds Berry NSW tba
78 Farmer and the Owl Woolongong NSW 29 Feb
79 Federation Square Blues Music Melbourne VIC tba
80 Festival of Small Halls Autumn Various 6 Mar to 14 Apr
81 Festival of Small Halls Summer Various 4 Jan – 2 Feb
82 Festival Of Voices Hobart TAS 1 – 12 Jul
83 Festival X Brisbane QLD tba
84 Festival X Sydney NSW tba
85 Festival X Melbourne VIC tba
86 Festivale Launceston TAS 31 Jan – 2 Feb
87 Field Day Sydney NSW 1-Jan
88 Field Good Inman Valley SA tba
89 FKA Hunter Valley NSW tba
90 Fleurieu Folk Willunga SA 23 – 25 Oct
91 Foggy Mountain Kinglake VIC tba
92 Folk By The Sea Kiama NSW 25 – 27 Sep
93 Folk Rhythm and Life Eldorado VIC tba
94 FOMO Brisbane QLD 4-Jan
95 FOMO Adelaide SA 5-Jan
96 FOMO Perth WA 10-Jan
97 FOMO Sydney NSW 11-Jan
98 FOMO Melbourne VIC 12-Jan
99 Forth Valley Blues Forth TAS 20 – 21 Mar
100 Frances Folk Gathering Frances SA not in 2020
101 Frankston Music Frankston VIC tba
102 FunkFest Porepunkah VIC 14 – 16 Feb
103 Furneaux Islands Flinders Island TAS 17 – 19 Jan
104 Garma Festival of Traditional Cultures Nhulunbuy NT 31 Jul – 3 Aug
105 Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Gellibrand VIC 28 Feb – 1 Mar
106 Girrakool Blues & BBQ Kariong NSW 6 – 8 Mar
107 Glenmaggie Country Rock Glenmaggie VIC tba
108 Golden Plains Meredith VIC 7 – 9 Mar
109 Grampians Music Halls Gap VIC 28 – 29 Feb
110 Great Alpine Pick Beechworth VIC 28 Feb – 1 Mar
111 Great Australian Beer Geelong VIC 18-Jan
112 Groovin The Moo Adelaide SA 24-Apr
113 Groovin The Moo Canberra ACT 25-Apr
114 Groovin The Moo Bunbury WA 26-Apr
115 Groovin The Moo Bendigo VIC 2-May
116 Groovin The Moo Townsville QLD 3-May
117 Groovin The Moo Maitland NSW 9-May
118 Groundwater Country Music Gold Coast QLD 24 – 26 Jul
119 Guildford Banjo Jamboree Guildford VIC tba
120 Gulgong Folk Gulgong NSW tba
121 Gympie Muster Gympie QLD 27 – 30 Aug
122 Halls Gap Jazz Blues Halls Gap VIC not in 2020
123 Handpicked Langhorne Creek SA 14-Nov
124 Happy Daze Mushroom Valley QLD 29 – 31 May
125 Hats Off To Country Music Tamworth NSW 9 – 12 Jul
126 Hawkesbury Elvis Windsor NSW 28 – 29 Feb
127 Healesville Music Healesville VIC 20 – 22 Nov
128 Hidden Forest Shellharbour NSW tba
129 HOBOFOPO Hobart TAS tba
130 Holy Green Eatons Hill QLD 25-Jan
131 Hometown Fest Brisbane QLD tba
132 Honk! Oz Wollongong NSW 9 – 11 Jan
133 Horsham Country Music Horsham VIC 26 – 29 Mar
134 Huon Valley Mid-Winter Grove TAS 10 – 12 Jul
135 Illawarra Folk Illawarra NSW 16 – 19 Jan
136 Imbil Acoustic Music Imbil QLD 6 – 8 Nov
137 Inland Sea of Sound Mt Panorama NSW 28 – 29 Feb
138 Inner Varnika tba VIC 10 – 12 Apr
139 Inverloch Jazz Inverloch VIC 6 – 9 Mar
140 Irish & Celtic Music Yass NSW 18 – 20 Sep
141 Island Vibe Music & Arts Minjerribah QLD 29 Oct – 1 Nov
142 Jamberoo Kiama NSW 18 – 19 Jul
143 Jazz By The Bay Busselton WA tba
144 JOLT Sonic Melbourne VIC tba
145 Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Julia Creek QLD 17 – 19 Apr
146 Jumpers & Jazz in July Warwick QLD 16 – 26 Jul
147 Kangaroo Valley Folk Kangaroo Valley NSW 16 – 18 Oct
148 Kelly Country Pick Beechworth VIC 14 – 16 Aug
149 Kellybrook Cider Wonga Park VIC tba
150 Kiama Jazz and Blues Kiama NSW 6 – 8 Mar
151 Kilmore Celtic Kilmore VIC tba
152 Koroit Irish Koroit VIC 1 – 3 May
153 Korumburra Southern Lights Korumburra VIC tba
154 Kuranda Roots Kuranda QLD tba
155 Kyneton Music Kyneton VIC tba
156 Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon Lake Charlegrack VIC 15 – 16 Feb
157 Lake School of Celtic Music and Dance Koroit VIC 2 – 7 Jan
158 Land Of Plenty Shepparton VIC tba
159 Laneway Brisbane QLD 1-Feb
160 Laneway Sydney NSW 2-Feb
161 Laneway Adelaide SA 7-Feb
162 Laneway Melbourne VIC 8-Feb
163 Laneway Fremantle WA 9-Feb
164 Lemonade Sale VIC 8-Mar
165 Let The Eat Cake Werribee VIC 1-Jan
166 Live At The Foreshore Newcastle NSW tba
167 Lost Paradise Glenworth Valley NSW tba
168 Macedon Ranges Music Gisborne VIC 14-Mar
169 Majors Creek Majors Creek NSW 13 – 15 Nov
170 Maldon Folk Maldon VIC 30 Oct – 2 Nov
171 Maleny Music Maleny QLD tba
172 Man From Snowy River Bush Corryong VIC 2 – 5 Apr
173 Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time Music Manjimup WA tba
174 Marysville Jazz and Blues Marysville VIC tba
175 Melbourne International Jazz Melbourne VIC tba
176 Melbourne Music Week Melbourne VIC tba
177 Meredith Music Meredith VIC tba
178 Merimbula Jazz Merimbula NSW 5 – 8 Jun
179 Mildura Country Music Mildura VIC tba
180 Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Mary Valley QLD 18 – 20 Sep
181 MONA FOMA Launceston TAS 11 – 20 Jan
182 Moo-sic Muster Girgarre VIC 8 – 12 Jan
183 Mordialloc Food Wine & Music Mordialloc VIC 29 Feb to 1 Mar
184 Mornington Peninsula Blues Mornington VIC 8-Feb
185 Mornington Winter Music Mornington VIC tba
186 Mount Beauty Music Mount Beauty VIC 24 – 26 Apr
187 Mount Hunter Country Music Stampede Mount Hunter NSW tba
188 Mountain Sounds Gosford NSW tba
189 Mountaingrass Beechworth VIC 20 – 22 Nov
190 Mt Coot-tha Songwriters Brisbane QLD 31-May
191 Mullum Mullum Mullum Mullum Creek VIC tba
192 Music In The Vines Macarthur VIC 29 Feb
193 Musiqua Hastings VIC 1-Feb
194 Nanga Music Nanga WA 9 – 11 Oct
195 Nannup Music Nannup WA 28 Feb – 2 Mar
196 Narara Music Kariong NSW tba
197 National Celtic Port Arlington VIC 5 – 8 Jun
198 National Folk Canberra ACT 9 – 13 Apr
199 Neck Of The Woods Townsville QLD tba
200 Neurum Creek Music Neurum Creek QLD tba
201 Newport Folk Newport VIC 26 – 28 Jun
202 Newstead Live Newstead VIC 24 – 27 Jan
203 Nimbin Roots Nimbin NSW 11 – 13 Sep
204 Nindigully Film and Music Nindigully QLD tba
205 Norfolk Island Country Music Kingston NI not in 2020
206 Northwest Port Headland WA tba
207 Nukara Music Nanson WA 20 – 22 Mar
208 Numeralla Folk Numeralla NSW 24 – 26 Jan
209 NYE On The Hill Kernot VIC tba
210 Ocean Sounds Churchill Island VIC 18-Jan
211 Out On The Weekend Williamstown VIC tba
212 Palm Creek Folk Mount Surround QLD 11 – 14 Jun
213 Panama Lone Star Valley TAS 6 – 8 Mar
214 Parkes Elvis Festival Parkes NSW 8 – 12 Jan
215 Party In The Paddock White Hills TAS 6 – 8 Feb
216 Patchewollock Music Patchewollock VIC tba
217 Paynesville Music Paynesville VIC 21 – 23 Feb
218 Peak Music Perisher NSW tba
219 Peninsula Summer Mornington Peninsula VIC 1 – 10 Jan
220 Phillip Island Jazz Phillip Island VIC 13 – 15 Nov
221 Pitch Music and Arts Mafeking VIC 6 – 10 Mar
222 Porchland The Range SA tba
223 Port Fairy Folk Port Fairy VIC 6 – 9 Mar
224 Port Fairy Jazz Port Fairy VIC 7 – 9 Feb
225 Port Fairy Spring Music Port Fairy VIC 9 – 11 Oct
226 Qasi Trad Tunes Camp Pennyroyal VIC tba
227 Queenscliff Music Queenscliff VIC 27 – 29 Nov
228 Red White Amber & Blues Canberra ACT tba
229 Redfest Strawberry Cleveland QLD 4 – 6 Sep
230 River Boats Music Echuca VIC / Moama NSW 14 – 16 Feb
231 River Daze Barham NSW 14-Mar
232 River Folk Warburton VIC 13 – 15 Mar
233 Rupanyup Dirt Music Rupanyup VIC tba
234 Sandford Bush and Music Sandford VIC 6 – 8 Mar
235 Savanah In The Round Mareeba QLD 2 – 4 Oct
236 Semaphore Music Semaphore SA tba
237 Sessionfest Morisset NSW tba
238 Seven Sisters Mt Martha VIC 12 – 15 Mar
239 Sounds From The Vines Stanthorpe QLD tba
240 Sounds Of Summer Inverloch VIC tba
241 Spilt Milk Canberra ACT tba
242 Spilt Milk Ballarat VIC tba
243 Spin Off Adelaide SA tba
244 Splendour In The Grass Byron Bay NSW 24 – 26 Jul
245 Squire’s Beer and BBQ Frankston VIC 21 – 23 Feb
246 St Albans Folk St Albans NSW 24 – 26 Apr
247 St Brigid’s Blues and Roots Crossley VIC 17 – 19 Jan
248 St Kilda Melbourne VIC 9-Feb
249 StoneFest Canberra ACT tba
250 Stony Creek Mini Muster Woodford QLD 3 – 5 Apr
251 Strawberry Fields Tocumwal NSW tba
252 Summer Nights Mossvale VIC tba
253 Sun Cycle Melbourne VIC 1-Jan
254 Sunshine Coast Ukelele Kenilworth QLD 1 – 4 May
255 Surfers Paradise Live Surfers Paradise QLD 30 Apr – 3 May
256 Sydney Festival Sydney NSW 8 – 26 Jan
257 Sydney Folk Sydney NSW tba
258 Tablelands Folk Yungaburra QLD 23 – 25 Oct
259 Tamar Valley Folk George Town TAS 17 – 19 Jan
260 Ten Days On The Island Various TAS tba
261 Terang Country Music Terang VIC tba
262 The Falls Fremantle WA 4 – 5 Jan
263 The Falls Lorne VIC tba
264 The Falls Marion Bay TAS tba
265 The Falls Byron Bay NSW tba
266 The Gathering Yass NSW tba
267 The Gum Ball Belford NSW 24 – 26 Apr
268 The Hills Are Alive Loch VIC tba
269 The Lost Lands Werribee VIC 30 Oct – 2 Nov
270 The Planting Woodfordia QLD tba
271 Thredbo Blues Thredbo NSW 17 – 19 Jan
272 Top Half Folk Annaburroo, NT 5 – 8 Jun
273 Undara Outback Rock and Blues Undara QLD 24 – 26 Apr
274 Under The Southern Stars Tuncurry NSW 3-Apr
275 Under The Southern Stars Sydney NSW 4-Apr
276 Under The Southern Stars Gosford NSW 5-Apr
277 Under The Southern Stars Wollongong NSW 9-Apr
278 Under The Southern Stars Mornington Peninsula VIC 11-Apr
279 Under The Southern Stars Yarrawonga VIC 12-Apr
280 Under The Southern Stars Adelaide SA 13-Apr
281 Under The Southern Stars Perth WA 15-Apr
282 Under The Southern Stars Sunshine Coast QLD 17-Apr
283 Under The Southern Stars Brisbane QLD 18-Apr
284 Under The Southern Stars Newcastle NSW 19-Apr
285 Under Western Skies Dubbo NSW 21-Mar
286 UNIFY Gathering Tarwin VIC 9 – 12 Jan
287 Uranquinty Folk Uranquinty NSW 2 – 5 Oct
288 VDM Fest Biloela QLD 3 – 4 Oct
289 Wallaby Creek Rossville QLD 25 – 27 Sep
290 Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Wangaratta VIC tba
291 Waterfront Frankston VIC 15 – 16 Feb
292 White Cliffs Music White Cliffs NSW 15 – 17 May
293 Whittlesea Country Music Whittlesea VIC 8-Feb
294 Wide Open Space Alice Springs NT 1 – 3 May
295 Wind On Water Geraldton WA 11 – 12 Apr
296 Wingham Akoostic Music Wingham NSW tba
297 Winter Blues Euchuca VIC – Moama NSW 23 – 26 Jul
298 Winter Wild Apollo Bay VIC tba
299 Wintermoon Mackay QLD 1 – 3 May
300 Wintermoon Spring Calen QLD 1 – 3 May
301 Winton’s Way Out West Winton QLD tba
302 Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Wirrina Cove SA tba
303 Wollombi Music Wollombi NSW back in 2021
304 WOMADelaide Adelaide SA 6 – 9 Mar
305 Woodford Folk Woodford QLD 27 Dec – 1 Jan
306 Yackandandah Folk Yackandandah VIC 20 – 22 Mar
307 Yarra Junction Fiddlers Convention Yarra Junction VIC 14 – 16 Feb
308 Yarrabah Music and Cultural Yarrabah QLD tba
309 Yours and Owls Wollongong NSW tba

 

Updated: 15 January 2020

 

 

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Our list of music festivals in Australia 2020

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Our list of music festivals in Australia 2020

Our list of music festivals in Australia 2020

Our list of music festivals in Australia 2020

Our list of music festivals in Australia 2020

Our list of music festivals in Australia 2020

Our list of music festivals in Australia 2020

 

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