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Australian Music Festivals 2021

Music festivals Australia 2021

Port Fairy Folk Festival 2020, Port Fairy Victoria – Photo: LTTL
Mona Foma 2020: Launceston, Tasmania – Photo: LTTL

Australian Music Festivals 2021

Over 300 Events

Frankly, it’s been a little difficult for us to start this next edition of Australian Music Festivals.

This is our third version and we’ve evolved with the task each year, researching to grow the events listed, checking dates, links and locations regularly. A bit of work, but a worthy aim to compile the most comprehensive list we can and hopefully be of value to artists, industry people and pundits.

Then came the pandemic.

In 2020 Listening Through The Lens covered Mona Foma (Tasmania) and Port Fairy Folk Festival. The last day at Port Fairy we were starting to think about social distancing and, by the end of the week, all Australia was in Lock Down.

While most parts of the country have manged the health crisis extremely well and life is going on COVID-normal, there are still little signs of live music on any significant scale being deemed safe to go ahead soon.

The 2020 version of our list became of little use beyond March. Like it was…er…infected with ambivalence. Watching the wheels stop as each event grappled with the agonising, but inevitable, decision to pull the pin. CHECK OUT OUR EVENT CANCELLATION ARTICLE

Not that WE have anything to complain about at this site.

Spare a thought for those with a close financial and emotional interest in these over-300 events – investors, organisers, artists, road crews, vendors, the local community…

But I guess we need to start thinking about dusting off our collective selves and begin to think about what is possible, to find some semblance of hope – a platform to move ahead as it is likely that many events will be allowed to proceed with people gloriously assembled again, albeit in no doubt some limited form.

So here are the humble beginnings of our 2021 list. The dates for most festivals are listed as to be announced (tba) for valid reason. If there’s a line through a date, that means that formal dates have at some stage been announced but organisers subsequently have had to cancel. If there’s a line through tba, the event has been cancelled prior to any dates being published. We’ll keep returning to websites to check status. Fingers crossed everyone!

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 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.  

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 where music is showcased 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.

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

2020 FESTIVALS LINK

2021 FESTIVALS BELOW

UPDATED 29 AUGUST 2021

Music festivals Australia 2021

Festival By DateLocationState 
1Bello Winter MusicBellingenNSW2021
2Golden PlainsMeredithVIC2021
3Forth Valley Blues ForthTAS2021
4CMC Rocks QueenslandIpswichQLD2021
5National FolkCanberra ACT2021
6Beyond The ValleyLardner VIC28-Dec1-Jan
7Lost ParadiseGlenworth ValleyNSW28-Dec1-Jan
8NYE On The HillKernotVIC29-Dec1-Jan
9Peninsula SummerMornington PeninsulaVIC1-Jan11-Jan
10Lake School of Celtic Music and DanceKoroit VIC2-Jan7-Jan
11Parkes Elvis FestivalParkes NSW6-Jan10-Jan
12Sydney FestivalSydneyNSW6-Jan26-Jan
13Honk! OzWollongongNSW7-Jan9-Jan
14Summer SoundsAdelaideSA8-Jan31-Jan
15Illawarra FolkIllawarraNSW14-Jan17-Jan
16MONA FOMALauncestonTAS15-Jan17-Jan
17Quasi Trad Music MelbourneMelbourneVIC15-Jan17-Jan
18Furneaux IslandsFlinders IslandTAS15-Jan17-Jan
19UNIFY GatheringTarwin VIC15-Jan17-Jan
20Country Music FestivalTamworthNSW15-Jan24-Jan
21Great Australian BeerGeelongVIC16-Jan
22MONA FOMAHobartTAS22-Jan24-Jan
23Gold Coast VibezStradbroke IsQLD23-Jan
24Share The SpiritMelbourne VIC26-Jan
25Tamar Valley FolkGeorge Town TAS30-Jan31-Jan
26Festival of King IslandKing IslandTAS1-Feb2-Feb
27Summer SaltHobartTAS1-Feb
28FestivaleLauncestonTAS5-Feb7-Feb
29Perth FestivalPerthWA5-Feb28-Feb
30Blue Mountains UkuleleKatoombaNSW12-Feb14-Feb
31Port Fairy JazzPort FairyVIC12-Feb14-Feb
32Yarra Junction Fiddlers ConventionYarra JunctionVIC12-Feb14-Feb
33Summer SaltGlenelgSA14-Feb
34St KildaMelbourneVIC14-Feb
35Under The Southern StarsPerthWA16-Feb
36Clarence Jazz FestivalHobartTAS17-Feb21-Feb
37Boyup Brook Country MusicBoyup BrookWA18-Feb21-Feb
38River Boats MusicEchuca / MoamaVIC/NSW19-Feb21-Feb
39Agnes Blues Roots and RockAgnes WaterQLD19-Feb21-Feb
40Lake Charlegrark Country Music MarathonLake Charlegrack VIC19-Feb21-Feb
41Adelaide FringeAdelaide SA19-Feb21-Mar
42Under The Southern StarsAdelaideSA19-Feb
43Summer SaltMount MarthaVIC20-Feb
44Under The Southern StarsMornington Peninsula VIC20-Feb
45Devil Country MusterSmithton TAS20-Feb
46Under The Southern StarsYarrawonga VIC21-Feb
47Inland Sea of SoundMt PanoramaNSW24-Feb28-Feb
48Under The Southern StarsSydney NSW24-Feb
49Paynesville MusicPaynesville VIC26-Feb28-Feb
50Cobargo FolkCobargoNSW26-Feb28-Feb
51Great Alpine PickHarrietvilleVIC26-Feb28-Feb
52Nannup MusicNannupWA26-Feb1-Mar
53Summer SoundsMelbourneVIC26-Feb8-Apr
54Under The Southern StarsWollongongNSW26-Feb
55Summer SaltCanberraACT27-Feb
56Under The Southern StarsNewcastle NSW27-Feb
57Summer SaltBallaratVIC28-Feb
58Under The Southern StarsGosford NSW28-Feb
59Under The Southern StarsMelbourne VIC3-Mar
60MusiquaHastingsVIC5-Mar7-Mar
61Kiama Jazz and BluesKiamaNSW5-Mar7-Mar
62PanamaLone Star ValleyTAS5-Mar7-Mar
63Sandford Bush and MusicSandford VIC5-Mar7-Mar
64St Brigid’s Blues and RootsCrossleyVIC5-Mar7-Mar
65Bluegrass Jam FestLake TabourieNSW5-Mar7-Mar
66Port Fairy FolkPort FairyVIC5-Mar8-Mar
67WOMADelaideAdelaideSA5-Mar8-Mar
68Burke & Wills FolkMia MiaVIC5-Mar8-Mar
69Brunswick MusicMelbourneVIC5-Mar14-Mar
70Ten Days On The IslandVariousTAS5-Mar21-Mar
71A Day At The CreekMole CreekTAS6-Mar7-Mar
72Road To RomaRomaQLD6-Mar7-Mar
73Mornington Country Music Mount MarthaVIC6-Mar
74Under The Southern StarsBrisbane QLD6-Mar
75Pitch Music and ArtsMafeking VIC6-Mar
76Sale MusicSaleVIC7-Mar
77Under The Southern StarsSunshine Coast QLD7-Mar
78Blue Mountains MusicKatoombaNSW12-Mar14-Mar
79Penola Coonawarra Acoustic Music GatheringPenolaSA12-Mar14-Mar
80Aireys Inlet Open MicAireys InletVIC13-Mar15-Mar
81Macedon Ranges MusicGisborneVIC13-Mar
82Come Together Music & ArtsElthamVIC13-Mar
83Yackandandah Folk YackandandahVIC19-Mar21-Mar
84Under Western SkiesDubboNSW19-Mar21-Mar
85Charlotte Pass Celtic Music CampCharlotte PassNSW19-Mar24-Mar
86Summer SaltGeraldton WA20-Mar
87CastawayPerthWA20-Mar
88Day On The LawnHobartTAS20-Mar
89Summer SaltPerthWA21-Mar
90Summer SaltWoolongongNSW27-Mar
91The Peninsula PicnicMornington VIC27-Mar
92Wollombi MusicWollombiNSW27-Mar
93Narara MusicKariongNSW27-Mar
94Euroa MusicEuroaVIC27-Mar
95Summer SaltSydneyNSW28-Mar
96BoogieTallarook VIC2-Apr4-Apr
97Summer SaltDarwinNT2-Apr
98Sounds Of SummerInverlochVIC3-Apr
99Winton’s Way Out WestWinton QLD6-Apr11-Apr
100Festival of Small Halls AutumnVarious 7-Apr2-May
101Man From Snowy River BushCorryong VIC8-Apr11-Apr
102Stony Creek Mini MusterWoodford QLD9-Apr11-Apr
103FairbridgePinjarraWA9-Apr11-Apr
104Cullulleraine MusicCullulleraine VIC9-Apr11-Apr
105St Kilda BluesMelbourneVIC9-Apr11-Apr
106Torch FestBrisbaneQLD10-Apr
107Field TripAdelaideSA16-Apr17-Apr
108Julia Creek Dirt n DustJulia CreekQLD16-Apr18-Apr
109The Gum BallBelford NSW16-Apr18-Apr
110Nukara MusicNansonWA16-Apr18-Apr
111Yours and OwlsWollongongNSW17-Apr18-Apr
112Candelo VillageCandelo NSW17-Apr
113Moo-sic MusterGirgarre VIC21-Apr25-Apr
114Undara Outback Rock and BluesUndaraQLD23-Apr25-Apr
115MeadowBambra VIC23-Apr25-Apr
116Summer SoundsBrisbaneQLD23-Apr3-May
117Groovin The MooAdelaideSA23-Apr
118Mount Beauty MusicMount Beauty VIC24-Apr25-Apr
119Groovin The MooMaitlandNSW24-Apr
120Gippsland Country MusicMossvaleVIC24-Apr
121Groovin The MooCanberra ACT25-Apr
122Australian Celtic Glen InnesNSW29-Apr2-May
123Gellibrand River Blues & BlueberryGellibrandVIC30-Apr2-May
124Northern BeachesNarrabeenNSW30-Apr2-May
125Wide Open SpaceAlice SpringsNT30-Apr2-May
126WintermoonMackayQLD30-Apr3-May
127Koroit IrishKoroitVIC1-May2-May
128Groovin The MooBendigoVIC1-May
129InvertedGold CoastQLD1-May
130Groovin The MooTownsville QLD2-May
131YirramboiMelbourneVIC6-May16-May
132AnywhereVariousQLD6-May23-May
133Groovin The MooBunburyWA8-May
134Big CountryBerryNSW8-May
135Bass in the GrassDarwinNT15-May
136Blues on BroadbeachBroadbeachQLD20-May23-May
137Sunshine Coast UkeleleKenilworthQLD20-May23-May
138Next ExitVariousNSW21-May29-May
139Big Pineapple MusicWoombyeQLD22-May
140RisingMelbourneVIC26-May6-Jun
141Happy DazeMushroom ValleyQLD28-May30-May
142Mt Coot-tha SongwritersBrisbaneQLD30-May
143Cronulla Jazz and BluesCronullaNSW4-Jun6-Jun
144Jazz By The BayBusseltonWA4-Jun7-Jun
145Cooly Rocks OnCoolangattaQLD9-Jun13-Jun
146Palm Creek FolkMount SurroundQLD10-Jun13-Jun
147BarungaBarungaNT11-Jun13-Jun
148Merimbula JazzMerimbulaNSW11-Jun14-Jun
149National Celtic Port ArlingtonVIC11-Jun14-Jun
150Top Half FolkAnnaburrooNT11-Jun14-Jun
151Mornington Winter MusicMorningtonVIC11-Jun14-Jun
152Castlemaine JazzCastlemaine VIC11-Jun14-Jun
153Country and Inner WesternSydneyNSW12-Jun13-Jun
154Korumburra Southern LightsKorumburra VIC13-Jun
155Dark MOFOHobart TAS16-Jun22-Jun
156Red Country MusicPort HeadlandWA19-Jun
157Newport FolkNewportVIC25-Jun27-Jun
158500 Miles of MusicVariousSA25-Jun30-Jun
159Nine LivesBrisbane QLD26-Jun
160Festival Of VoicesHobartTAS30-Jun11-Jul
161Hats Off To CountryTamworthNSW1-Jul4-Jul
162Lost In The GrooveBairnsdale VIC2-Jul4-Jul
163Torch FestSydneyNSW3-Jul
164Bush To BayHervey BayQLD3-Jul
165Sydney Bluegrass & Old Time MusicSydneyNSW3-Jul
166Neck Of The WoodsTownsvilleQLD4-Jul
167Big Red BashBirdsvilleQLD6-Jul8-Jul
168Quasi Trad Tunes CampMarloVIC7-Jul10-Jul
169Albany International Folk n ShantyAlbanyWA9-Jul11-Jul
170Jumpers & Jazz in JulyWarwickQLD15-Jul25-Jul
171Winter SoundsDaylesfordVIC16-Jul18-Jul
172Umbrella VariousSA16-Jul8-Aug
173Huon Valley Mid-WinterGroveTAS17-Jul
174Devonport JazzDevonportTAS22-Jul25-Jul
175Winter BluesEuchuca/MoamaVIC/NSW22-Jul
176Garma Festival of Traditional CulturesNhulunbuyNT30-Jul2-Aug
177Darwin FestivalDarwinNT5-Aug22-Aug
178Brisbane Winter SessionsBrisbaneQLD5-Aug11-Aug
179Inverloch JazzInverlochVIC6-Aug8-Aug
180Urban MusterBrisbaneQLD10-Aug
181Fresh ProduceTownsvilleQLD13-Aug14-Aug
182Sydney FolkSydneyNSW13-Aug15-Aug
183Winter WildApollo BayVIC13-Aug29-Aug
184Torch FestMelbourneVIC14-Aug
185Broken Hill Mundi Mundi BashBroken HillNSW19-Aug21-Aug
186Hawkesbury ElvisWindsorNSW19-Aug22-Aug
187Blue Mountains ElvisKatoombaNSW19-Aug22-Aug
188Fresh ProduceBunburyWA20-Aug21-Aug
189Kelly Country PickBeechworthVIC20-Aug22-Aug
190NQ’s Rock’n Country McKayQLD20-Aug22-Aug
191Gympie MusterGympieQLD26-Aug29-Aug
192Fresh ProduceMaitlandNSW27-Aug28-Aug
193Fresh ProduceToowoombaQLD3-Sep4-Sep
194Redfest StrawberryClevelandQLD3-Sep5-Sep
195Maleny MusicMalenyQLD3-Sep5-Sep
196Big SoundBrisbaneQLD7-Sep9-Sep
197Fresh ProduceHobartTAS10-Sep11-Sep
198Foots Hills Blues & RootsTownsvilleQLD10-Sep12-Sep
199Nimbin RootsNimbinNSW11-Sep12-Sep
200DreamlandMelbourne VIC11-Sep
201CraftedBroadbeachQLD11-Sep
202Vivid SydneySydneyNSW17-Sep9-Oct
203Fresh ProduceCanberraACT17-Sep18-Sep
204Irish & Celtic MusicYassNSW17-Sep19-Sep
205Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ BluesMary ValleyQLD17-Sep19-Sep
206Inner Varnikatba VIC17-Sep19-Sep
207Guildford Banjo JamboreeGuildfordVIC18-Sep
208Fresh ProduceBendigoVIC24-Sep25-Sep
209Folk By The SeaKiamaNSW24-Sep26-Sep
210Wallaby CreekRossvilleQLD24-Sep26-Sep
211Bony Mountain MusicWarwickQLD24-Sep26-Sep
212Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time MusicManjimupWA24-Sep27-Sep
213Mildura Country MusicMilduraVIC24-Sep4-Oct
214Deni Ute MusterDeniliquinNSW1-Oct2-Oct
215Fresh ProduceAdelaideSA1-Oct2-Oct
216Savannah In The RoundMareebaQLD1-Oct3-Oct
217Dashville SkylineBelfordNSW1-Oct3-Oct
218Caloundra MusicCaloundraQLD1-Oct3-Oct
219BluesfestByron BayNSW1-Oct4-Oct
220Uranquinty FolkUranquintyNSW1-Oct4-Oct
221Bush Traditions GatheringYassNSW1-Oct4-Oct
222Semaphore MusicSemaphoreSA1-Oct4-Oct
223VDM FestBiloelaQLD2-Oct3-Oct
224Nanga MusicNangaWA8-Oct10-Oct
225Fleurieu FolkWillungaSA15-Oct17-Oct
226Port Fairy Spring MusicPort FairyVIC15-Oct17-Oct
227Kangaroo Valley FolkKangaroo ValleyNSW15-Oct17-Oct
228Akoostic MusicWinghamNSW15-Oct17-Oct
229Patchewollock MusicPatchewollockVIC15-Oct17-Oct
230Katoomba Old TimeyKatoombaNSW15-Oct17-Oct
231Melbourne International JazzMelbourne VIC15-Oct24-Oct
232Marysville Music WeekendMarysvilleVIC15-Oct17-Oct
233Seven SistersMt MarthaVIC16-Oct18-Oct
234Tablelands FolkYungaburraQLD22-Oct24-Oct
235Dorrigo Folk and BluegrassDorrigoNSW22-Oct24-Oct
236River FolkWarburtonVIC22-Oct24-Oct
237Coffs Harbour Buskers & ComedyCoffs HarbourQLD22-Oct24-Oct
238Full TiltMelbourneVIC23-Oct
239Grass Is GreenerCairnsQLD23-Oct
240Island Vibe Music & ArtsMinjerribahQLD28-Oct31-Oct
241The Lost LandsWerribeeVIC29-Oct31-Oct
242Strawberry FieldsTocumwalNSW29-Oct31-Oct
243Wangaratta Jazz and BluesWangarattaVIC29-Oct31-Oct
244Maldon FolkMaldonVIC29-Oct1-Nov
245Land Of PlentySheppartonVIC30-Oct
246DefectedBrisbaneQLD30-Oct
247Goulburn Valley Country MusicSheppartonVIC31-Oct
248Valley Sounds AcousticWandinVIC1-Nov
249Bendigo Blues and RootsBendigoVIC4-Nov7-Nov
250Imbil Acoustic Music ImbilQLD5-Nov7-Nov
251Airlie Beach Festival of MusicAirlie BeachQLD5-Nov7-Nov
252Groundwater Country MusicGold CoastQLD12-Nov14-Nov
253Blues at BridgetownBridgetownWA12-Nov14-Nov
254Healesville MusicHealesvilleVIC12-Nov14-Nov
255HandpickedLanghorne CreeKSA13-Nov
256Splendour In The GrassByron BayNSW19-Nov21-Nov
257Burra Country MusicClare ValleySA19-Nov21-Nov
258Phillip Island JazzPhillip IslandVIC19-Nov21-Nov
259MountaingrassBeechworthVIC19-Nov21-Nov
260Queenscliff MusicQueenscliffVIC26-Nov28-Nov
261Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic RootsWirrina CoveSA26-Nov28-Nov
262Melbourne Music WeekMelbourneVIC3-Dec12-Dec
263The Hills Are AliveLoch VIC31-Dec1-Jan
264FeedbackGold CoastQLDtba 
265Woodford FolkWoodfordQLDtba
266Bluestone BluesMurgheboluc VICtba
267Field DaySydneyNSWtba
268Let Them Eat CakeWerribee VICtba
269Sun CycleMelbourneVICtba
270Bayview Country PicnicBittern VICtba
271FOMOBrisbane QLDtba
272The Falls FremantleWAtba
273Festival of Small Halls SummerVarioustba
274Summer NightsMossvaleVICtba
275FOMOAdelaideSAtba
276FOMOPerth WAtba
277Cygnet FolkCygnet TAStba
278FOMOSydney NSWtba
279FOMOMelbourne VICtba
280Thredbo BluesThredboNSWtba
281Ocean SoundsChurchill IslandVICtba
282Beechworth MusicBeechworthVICtba
283Numeralla FolkNumerallaNSWtba
284Newstead LiveNewsteadVICtba
285Holy GreenEatons HillQLDtba
286LanewayBrisbaneQLDtba
287Let Go FestMorningtonVICtba
288LanewaySydneyNSWtba
289LanewayAdelaideSAtba
290Australian Blues MusicGoulburnNSWtba
291DefectedMelbourne VICtba
292LanewayMelbourneVICtba
293Mornington Peninsula BluesMorningtonVICtba
294Sugarloaf RockMargaret RiverWAtba
295Whittlesea Country MusicWhittleseaVICtba
296DefectedPerthWAtba
297LanewayFremantleWAtba
298Mountain SoundsGosfordNSWtba
299Bruthen Blues and ArtsBruthenVICtba
300DefectedAdelaide SAtba
301FunkFestPorepunkahVICtba
302DefectedSydneyNSWtba
303WaterfrontFrankstonVICtba
304BabylonCarapooee West VICtba
305Squire’s Beer and BBQFrankston VICtba
306Electric GardensSydneyNSWtba
307Blues At The BriarMount Martha VICtba
308O’FiestaAdelaideSAtba
309Grampians MusicHalls GapVICtba
310Farmer and the OwlWoolongongNSWtba
311Music In The VinesMacarthur VICtba
312Mordialloc Food Wine & MusicMordialloc VICtba
313A Sunny AfternoonWoolongongNSWtba
314Girrakool Blues & BBQKariong NSWtba
315Bayside Blues RedlandsCapalabaQLDtba
316LemonadeSaleVICtba
317Banyule Twilight SoundsMelbourneVICtba
318River DazeBarhamNSWtba
319DownloadMelbourneVICtba
320Terang Country MusicTerangVICtba
321Cutthroat FolkSydneyNSWtba
322Live At The ForeshoreNewcastleNSWtba
323DownloadSydneyNSWtba
324Horsham Country MusicHorsham VICtba
325Day By The BayPoint CookVICtba
326Sounds From The VinesStanthorpeQLDtba
327Blenheim Music and CampingClare Valley SAtba
328Rupanyup Dirt MusicRupanyup VICtba
329Wind On WaterGeraldton WAtba
330St Albans FolkSt Albans NSWtba
331Frankston MusicFrankston VICtba
332Surfers Paradise LiveSurfers ParadiseQLDtba
333The PlantingWoodfordiaQLDtba
334Kellybrook CiderWonga Park VICtba
335White Cliffs MusicWhite CliffsNSWtba
336Norfolk Island Country MusicKingstonNItba
337Peak MusicPerisherNSWtba
338Bundanoon DanceFestBundanoon NSWtba
339SessionfestMorisset NSWtba
340Ballarat BluesBallaratVICtba
341Kilmore CelticKilmore VICtba
342Great Southern Cigar Box Guitar BallaratVICtba
343JamberooKiamaNSWtba
344Bangalow BBQ & BluegrassBangalowNSWtba
345NorthwestPort HeadlandWAtba
346Neurum Creek MusicNeurum CreekQLDtba
347JOLT SonicMelbourneVICtba
348Spin OffAdelaideSAtba
349Field GoodInman ValleySAtba
350Cruising CountrySydneyNSWtba
351Out On The WeekendWilliamstownVICtba
352Yarrabah Music and CulturalYarrabahQLDtba
353Marysville Jazz and BluesMarysvilleVICtba
354FKAHunter ValleyNSWtba
355StoneFestCanberraACTtba
356Federation Square Blues MusicMelbourneVICtba
357Kyneton MusicKynetonVICtba
358Halls Gap Jazz BluesHalls GapVICtba
359Red White Amber & BluesCanberraACTtba
360Mount Hunter Country Music StampedeMount HunterNSWtba
361HOBOFOPOHobart TAStba
362A Hitch To The SticksWangarattaVICtba
363Ballina Country MusicBallinaNSWtba
364Australian Music WeekSydneyNSWtba
365Glenmaggie Blues and RootsGlenmaggieVICtba
366Majors CreekMajors CreekNSWtba
367Deni Uke MusterDeniliquinNSWtba
368PorchlandThe RangeSAtba
369Spilt MilkCanberraACTtba
370Spilt MilkBallaratVICtba
371Festival XBrisbaneQLDtba
372Festival XSydneyNSWtba
373Festival XMelbourneVICtba
374Brisbane Blues & RhythmBrisbaneQLDtba
375Blue Black BeatzMelbourneVICtba
376Hidden ForestShellharbourNSWtba
377BreakfestPerthWAtba
378FairgroundsBerryNSWtba
379Meredith MusicMeredithVICtba
380The Falls LorneVICtba
381Gulgong FolkGulgongNSWtba
382The Falls Marion BayTAStba
383The Falls Byron BayNSWtba
384Factory SummerBrisbaneQLDtba
385Listen OutBrisbaneQLDtba
386Listen OutMelbourneVICtba
387Listen OutPerthWAtba
388Listen OutSydneyNSWtba
Festival By NameLocationState2021
1500 Miles of MusicVariousSA25-Jun30-Jun
2A Day At The CreekMole CreekTAS6-Mar7-Mar
3A Hitch To The SticksWangarattaVICtba
4A Sunny AfternoonWoolongongNSWtba
5Adelaide FringeAdelaide SA19-Feb21-Mar
6Agnes Blues Roots and RockAgnes WaterQLD19-Feb21-Feb
7Aireys Inlet Open MicAireys InletVIC13-Mar15-Mar
8Airlie Beach Festival of MusicAirlie BeachQLD5-Nov7-Nov
9Akoostic MusicWinghamNSW15-Oct17-Oct
10Albany International Folk n ShantyAlbanyWA9-Jul11-Jul
11AnywhereVariousQLD6-May23-May
12Australian Blues MusicGoulburnNSWtba
13Australian Celtic Glen InnesNSW29-Apr2-May
14Australian Music WeekSydneyNSWtba
15BabylonCarapooee West VICtba
16Ballarat BluesBallaratVICtba
17Ballina Country MusicBallinaNSWtba
18Bangalow BBQ & BluegrassBangalowNSWtba
19Banyule Twilight SoundsMelbourneVICtba
20BarungaBarungaNT11-Jun13-Jun
21Bass in the GrassDarwinNT15-May
22Bayside Blues RedlandsCapalabaQLDtba
23Bayview Country PicnicBittern VICtba
24Beechworth MusicBeechworthVICtba
25Bello Winter MusicBellingenNSW2021
26Bendigo Blues and RootsBendigoVIC4-Nov7-Nov
27Beyond The ValleyLardner VIC28-Dec1-Jan
28Big CountryBerryNSW8-May
29Big Pineapple MusicWoombyeQLD22-May
30Big Red BashBirdsvilleQLD6-Jul8-Jul
31Big SoundBrisbaneQLD7-Sep9-Sep
32Blenheim Music and CampingClare Valley SAtba
33Blue Black BeatzMelbourneVICtba
34Blue Mountains ElvisKatoombaNSW19-Aug22-Aug
35Blue Mountains MusicKatoombaNSW12-Mar14-Mar
36Blue Mountains UkuleleKatoombaNSW12-Feb14-Feb
37Bluegrass Jam FestLake TabourieNSW5-Mar7-Mar
38Blues at BridgetownBridgetownWA12-Nov14-Nov
39Blues At The BriarMount Martha VICtba
40Blues on BroadbeachBroadbeachQLD20-May23-May
41BluesfestByron BayNSW1-Oct4-Oct
42Bluestone BluesMurgheboluc VICtba
43Bony Mountain MusicWarwickQLD24-Sep26-Sep
44BoogieTallarook VIC2-Apr4-Apr
45Boyup Brook Country MusicBoyup BrookWA18-Feb21-Feb
46BreakfestPerthWAtba
47Brisbane Blues & RhythmBrisbaneQLDtba
48Brisbane Winter SessionsBrisbaneQLD5-Aug11-Aug
49Broken Hill Mundi Mundi BashBroken HillNSW19-Aug21-Aug
50Brunswick MusicMelbourneVIC5-Mar14-Mar
51Bruthen Blues and ArtsBruthenVICtba
52Bundanoon DanceFestBundanoon NSWtba
53Burke & Wills FolkMia MiaVIC5-Mar8-Mar
54Burra Country MusicClare ValleySA19-Nov21-Nov
55Bush To BayHervey BayQLD3-Jul
56Bush Traditions GatheringYassNSW1-Oct4-Oct
57Caloundra MusicCaloundraQLD1-Oct3-Oct
58Candelo VillageCandelo NSW17-Apr
59CastawayPerthWA20-Mar
60Castlemaine JazzCastlemaine VIC11-Jun14-Jun
61Charlotte Pass Celtic Music CampCharlotte PassNSW19-Mar24-Mar
62Clarence Jazz FestivalHobartTAS17-Feb21-Feb
63CMC Rocks QueenslandIpswichQLD2021
64Cobargo FolkCobargoNSW26-Feb28-Feb
65Coffs Harbour Buskers & ComedyCoffs HarbourQLD22-Oct24-Oct
66Come Together Music & ArtsElthamVIC13-Mar
67Cooly Rocks OnCoolangattaQLD9-Jun13-Jun
68Country and Inner WesternSydneyNSW12-Jun13-Jun
69Country Music FestivalTamworthNSW15-Jan24-Jan
70CraftedBroadbeachQLD11-Sep
71Cronulla Jazz and BluesCronullaNSW4-Jun6-Jun
72Cruising CountrySydneyNSWtba
73Cullulleraine MusicCullulleraine VIC9-Apr11-Apr
74Cutthroat FolkSydneyNSWtba
75Cygnet FolkCygnet TAStba
76Dark MOFOHobart TAS16-Jun22-Jun
77Darwin FestivalDarwinNT5-Aug22-Aug
78Dashville SkylineBelfordNSW1-Oct3-Oct
79Day By The BayPoint CookVICtba
80Day On The LawnHobartTAS20-Mar
81DefectedBrisbaneQLD30-Oct
82DefectedMelbourne VICtba
83DefectedPerthWAtba
84DefectedAdelaide SAtba
85DefectedSydneyNSWtba
86Deni Uke MusterDeniliquinNSWtba
87Deni Ute MusterDeniliquinNSW1-Oct2-Oct
88Devil Country MusterSmithton TAS20-Feb
89Devonport JazzDevonportTAS22-Jul25-Jul
90Dorrigo Folk and BluegrassDorrigoNSW22-Oct24-Oct
91DownloadMelbourneVICtba
92DownloadSydneyNSWtba
93DreamlandMelbourne VIC11-Sep
94Electric GardensSydneyNSWtba
95Euroa MusicEuroaVIC27-Mar
96Factory SummerBrisbaneQLDtba
97FairbridgePinjarraWA9-Apr11-Apr
98FairgroundsBerryNSWtba
99Farmer and the OwlWoolongongNSWtba
100Federation Square Blues MusicMelbourneVICtba
101FeedbackGold CoastQLDtba 
102Festival of King IslandKing IslandTAS1-Feb2-Feb
103Festival of Small Halls AutumnVarious 7-Apr2-May
104Festival of Small Halls SummerVarioustba
105Festival Of VoicesHobartTAS30-Jun11-Jul
106Festival XBrisbaneQLDtba
107Festival XSydneyNSWtba
108Festival XMelbourneVICtba
109FestivaleLauncestonTAS5-Feb7-Feb
110Field DaySydneyNSWtba
111Field GoodInman ValleySAtba
112Field TripAdelaideSA16-Apr17-Apr
113FKAHunter ValleyNSWtba
114Fleurieu FolkWillungaSA15-Oct17-Oct
115Folk By The SeaKiamaNSW24-Sep26-Sep
116FOMOBrisbane QLDtba
117FOMOAdelaideSAtba
118FOMOPerth WAtba
119FOMOSydney NSWtba
120FOMOMelbourne VICtba
121Foots Hills Blues & RootsTownsvilleQLD10-Sep12-Sep
122Forth Valley Blues ForthTAS2021
123Frankston MusicFrankston VICtba
124Fresh ProduceTownsvilleQLD13-Aug14-Aug
125Fresh ProduceBunburyWA20-Aug21-Aug
126Fresh ProduceMaitlandNSW27-Aug28-Aug
127Fresh ProduceToowoombaQLD3-Sep4-Sep
128Fresh ProduceHobartTAS10-Sep11-Sep
129Fresh ProduceCanberraACT17-Sep18-Sep
130Fresh ProduceBendigoVIC24-Sep25-Sep
131Fresh ProduceAdelaideSA1-Oct2-Oct
132Full TiltMelbourneVIC23-Oct
133FunkFestPorepunkahVICtba
134Furneaux IslandsFlinders IslandTAS15-Jan17-Jan
135Garma Festival of Traditional CulturesNhulunbuyNT30-Jul2-Aug
136Gellibrand River Blues & BlueberryGellibrandVIC30-Apr2-May
137Gippsland Country MusicMossvaleVIC24-Apr
138Girrakool Blues & BBQKariong NSWtba
139Glenmaggie Blues and RootsGlenmaggieVICtba
140Gold Coast VibezStradbroke IsQLD23-Jan
141Golden PlainsMeredithVIC2021
142Goulburn Valley Country MusicSheppartonVIC31-Oct
143Grampians MusicHalls GapVICtba
144Grass Is GreenerCairnsQLD23-Oct
145Great Alpine PickHarrietvilleVIC26-Feb28-Feb
146Great Australian BeerGeelongVIC16-Jan
147Great Southern Cigar Box Guitar BallaratVICtba
148Groovin The MooAdelaideSA23-Apr
149Groovin The MooMaitlandNSW24-Apr
150Groovin The MooCanberra ACT25-Apr
151Groovin The MooBendigoVIC1-May
152Groovin The MooTownsville QLD2-May
153Groovin The MooBunburyWA8-May
154Groundwater Country MusicGold CoastQLD12-Nov14-Nov
155Guildford Banjo JamboreeGuildfordVIC18-Sep
156Gulgong FolkGulgongNSWtba
157Gympie MusterGympieQLD26-Aug29-Aug
158Halls Gap Jazz BluesHalls GapVICtba
159HandpickedLanghorne CreeKSA13-Nov
160Happy DazeMushroom ValleyQLD28-May30-May
161Hats Off To CountryTamworthNSW1-Jul4-Jul
162Hawkesbury ElvisWindsorNSW19-Aug22-Aug
163Healesville MusicHealesvilleVIC12-Nov14-Nov
164Hidden ForestShellharbourNSWtba
165HOBOFOPOHobart TAStba
166Holy GreenEatons HillQLDtba
167Honk! OzWollongongNSW7-Jan9-Jan
168Horsham Country MusicHorsham VICtba
169Huon Valley Mid-WinterGroveTAS17-Jul
170Illawarra FolkIllawarraNSW14-Jan17-Jan
171Imbil Acoustic Music ImbilQLD5-Nov7-Nov
172Inland Sea of SoundMt PanoramaNSW24-Feb28-Feb
173Inner Varnikatba VIC17-Sep19-Sep
174Inverloch JazzInverlochVIC6-Aug8-Aug
175InvertedGold CoastQLD1-May
176Irish & Celtic MusicYassNSW17-Sep19-Sep
177Island Vibe Music & ArtsMinjerribahQLD28-Oct31-Oct
178JamberooKiamaNSWtba
179Jazz By The BayBusseltonWA4-Jun7-Jun
180JOLT SonicMelbourneVICtba
181Julia Creek Dirt n DustJulia CreekQLD16-Apr18-Apr
182Jumpers & Jazz in JulyWarwickQLD15-Jul25-Jul
183Kangaroo Valley FolkKangaroo ValleyNSW15-Oct17-Oct
184Katoomba Old TimeyKatoombaNSW15-Oct17-Oct
185Kelly Country PickBeechworthVIC20-Aug22-Aug
186Kellybrook CiderWonga Park VICtba
187Kiama Jazz and BluesKiamaNSW5-Mar7-Mar
188Kilmore CelticKilmore VICtba
189Koroit IrishKoroitVIC1-May2-May
190Korumburra Southern LightsKorumburra VIC13-Jun
191Kyneton MusicKynetonVICtba
192Lake Charlegrark Country Music MarathonLake Charlegrack VIC19-Feb21-Feb
193Lake School of Celtic Music and DanceKoroit VIC2-Jan7-Jan
194Land Of PlentySheppartonVIC30-Oct
195LanewayBrisbaneQLDtba
196LanewaySydneyNSWtba
197LanewayAdelaideSAtba
198LanewayMelbourneVICtba
199LanewayFremantleWAtba
200LemonadeSaleVICtba
201Let Go FestMorningtonVICtba
202Let Them Eat CakeWerribee VICtba
203Listen OutBrisbaneQLDtba
204Listen OutMelbourneVICtba
205Listen OutPerthWAtba
206Listen OutSydneyNSWtba
207Live At The ForeshoreNewcastleNSWtba
208Lost In The GrooveBairnsdale VIC2-Jul4-Jul
209Lost ParadiseGlenworth ValleyNSW28-Dec1-Jan
210Macedon Ranges MusicGisborneVIC13-Mar
211Majors CreekMajors CreekNSWtba
212Maldon FolkMaldonVIC29-Oct1-Nov
213Maleny MusicMalenyQLD3-Sep5-Sep
214Man From Snowy River BushCorryong VIC8-Apr11-Apr
215Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time MusicManjimupWA24-Sep27-Sep
216Marysville Jazz and BluesMarysvilleVICtba
217Marysville Music WeekendMarysvilleVIC15-Oct17-Oct
218MeadowBambra VIC23-Apr25-Apr
219Melbourne International JazzMelbourne VIC15-Oct24-Oct
220Melbourne Music WeekMelbourneVIC3-Dec12-Dec
221Meredith MusicMeredithVICtba
222Merimbula JazzMerimbulaNSW11-Jun14-Jun
223Mildura Country MusicMilduraVIC24-Sep4-Oct
224Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ BluesMary ValleyQLD17-Sep19-Sep
225MONA FOMALauncestonTAS15-Jan17-Jan
226MONA FOMAHobartTAS22-Jan24-Jan
227Moo-sic MusterGirgarre VIC21-Apr25-Apr
228Mordialloc Food Wine & MusicMordialloc VICtba
229Mornington Country Music Mount MarthaVIC6-Mar
230Mornington Peninsula BluesMorningtonVICtba
231Mornington Winter MusicMorningtonVIC11-Jun14-Jun
232Mount Beauty MusicMount Beauty VIC24-Apr25-Apr
233Mount Hunter Country Music StampedeMount HunterNSWtba
234Mountain SoundsGosfordNSWtba
235MountaingrassBeechworthVIC19-Nov21-Nov
236Mt Coot-tha SongwritersBrisbaneQLD30-May
237Music In The VinesMacarthur VICtba
238MusiquaHastingsVIC5-Mar7-Mar
239Nanga MusicNangaWA8-Oct10-Oct
240Nannup MusicNannupWA26-Feb1-Mar
241Narara MusicKariongNSW27-Mar
242National Celtic Port ArlingtonVIC11-Jun14-Jun
243National FolkCanberra ACT2021
244Neck Of The WoodsTownsvilleQLD4-Jul
245Neurum Creek MusicNeurum CreekQLDtba
246Newport FolkNewportVIC25-Jun27-Jun
247Newstead LiveNewsteadVICtba
248Next ExitVariousNSW21-May29-May
249Nimbin RootsNimbinNSW11-Sep12-Sep
250Nine LivesBrisbane QLD26-Jun
251Norfolk Island Country MusicKingstonNItba
252Northern BeachesNarrabeenNSW30-Apr2-May
253NorthwestPort HeadlandWAtba
254NQ’s Rock’n Country McKayQLD20-Aug22-Aug
255Nukara MusicNansonWA16-Apr18-Apr
256Numeralla FolkNumerallaNSWtba
257NYE On The HillKernotVIC29-Dec1-Jan
258Ocean SoundsChurchill IslandVICtba
259O’FiestaAdelaideSAtba
260Out On The WeekendWilliamstownVICtba
261Palm Creek FolkMount SurroundQLD10-Jun13-Jun
262PanamaLone Star ValleyTAS5-Mar7-Mar
263Parkes Elvis FestivalParkes NSW6-Jan10-Jan
264Patchewollock MusicPatchewollockVIC15-Oct17-Oct
265Paynesville MusicPaynesville VIC26-Feb28-Feb
266Peak MusicPerisherNSWtba
267Peninsula SummerMornington PeninsulaVIC1-Jan11-Jan
268Penola Coonawarra Acoustic Music GatheringPenolaSA12-Mar14-Mar
269Perth FestivalPerthWA5-Feb28-Feb
270Phillip Island JazzPhillip IslandVIC19-Nov21-Nov
271Pitch Music and ArtsMafeking VIC6-Mar
272PorchlandThe RangeSAtba
273Port Fairy FolkPort FairyVIC5-Mar8-Mar
274Port Fairy JazzPort FairyVIC12-Feb14-Feb
275Port Fairy Spring MusicPort FairyVIC15-Oct17-Oct
276Quasi Trad Music MelbourneMelbourneVIC15-Jan17-Jan
277Quasi Trad Tunes CampMarloVIC7-Jul10-Jul
278Queenscliff MusicQueenscliffVIC26-Nov28-Nov
279Red Country MusicPort HeadlandWA19-Jun
280Red White Amber & BluesCanberraACTtba
281Redfest StrawberryClevelandQLD3-Sep5-Sep
282RisingMelbourneVIC26-May6-Jun
283River Boats MusicEchuca / MoamaVIC/NSW19-Feb21-Feb
284River DazeBarhamNSWtba
285River FolkWarburtonVIC22-Oct24-Oct
286Road To RomaRomaQLD6-Mar7-Mar
287Rupanyup Dirt MusicRupanyup VICtba
288Sale MusicSaleVIC7-Mar
289Sandford Bush and MusicSandford VIC5-Mar7-Mar
290Savannah In The RoundMareebaQLD1-Oct3-Oct
291Semaphore MusicSemaphoreSA1-Oct4-Oct
292SessionfestMorisset NSWtba
293Seven SistersMt MarthaVIC16-Oct18-Oct
294Share The SpiritMelbourne VIC26-Jan
295Sounds From The VinesStanthorpeQLDtba
296Sounds Of SummerInverlochVIC3-Apr
297Spilt MilkCanberraACTtba
298Spilt MilkBallaratVICtba
299Spin OffAdelaideSAtba
300Splendour In The GrassByron BayNSW19-Nov21-Nov
301Squire’s Beer and BBQFrankston VICtba
302St Albans FolkSt Albans NSWtba
303St Brigid’s Blues and RootsCrossleyVIC5-Mar7-Mar
304St KildaMelbourneVIC14-Feb
305St Kilda BluesMelbourneVIC9-Apr11-Apr
306StoneFestCanberraACTtba
307Stony Creek Mini MusterWoodford QLD9-Apr11-Apr
308Strawberry FieldsTocumwalNSW29-Oct31-Oct
309Sugarloaf RockMargaret RiverWAtba
310Summer NightsMossvaleVICtba
311Summer SaltHobartTAS1-Feb
312Summer SaltGlenelgSA14-Feb
313Summer SaltMount MarthaVIC20-Feb
314Summer SaltCanberraACT27-Feb
315Summer SaltBallaratVIC28-Feb
316Summer SaltGeraldton WA20-Mar
317Summer SaltPerthWA21-Mar
318Summer SaltWoolongongNSW27-Mar
319Summer SaltSydneyNSW28-Mar
320Summer SaltDarwinNT2-Apr
321Summer SoundsAdelaideSA8-Jan31-Jan
322Summer SoundsMelbourneVIC26-Feb8-Apr
323Summer SoundsBrisbaneQLD23-Apr3-May
324Sun CycleMelbourneVICtba
325Sunshine Coast UkeleleKenilworthQLD20-May23-May
326Surfers Paradise LiveSurfers ParadiseQLDtba
327Sydney Bluegrass & Old Time MusicSydneyNSW3-Jul
328Sydney FestivalSydneyNSW6-Jan26-Jan
329Sydney FolkSydneyNSW13-Aug15-Aug
330Tablelands FolkYungaburraQLD22-Oct24-Oct
331Tamar Valley FolkGeorge Town TAS30-Jan31-Jan
332Ten Days On The IslandVariousTAS5-Mar21-Mar
333Terang Country MusicTerangVICtba
334The Falls FremantleWAtba
335The Falls LorneVICtba
336The Falls Marion BayTAStba
337The Falls Byron BayNSWtba
338The Gum BallBelford NSW16-Apr18-Apr
339The Hills Are AliveLoch VIC31-Dec1-Jan
340The Lost LandsWerribeeVIC29-Oct31-Oct
341The Peninsula PicnicMornington VIC27-Mar
342The PlantingWoodfordiaQLDtba
343Thredbo BluesThredboNSWtba
344Top Half FolkAnnaburrooNT11-Jun14-Jun
345Torch FestBrisbaneQLD10-Apr
346Torch FestSydneyNSW3-Jul
347Torch FestMelbourneVIC14-Aug
348Umbrella VariousSA16-Jul8-Aug
349Undara Outback Rock and BluesUndaraQLD23-Apr25-Apr
350Under The Southern StarsPerthWA16-Feb
351Under The Southern StarsAdelaideSA19-Feb
352Under The Southern StarsMornington Peninsula VIC20-Feb
353Under The Southern StarsYarrawonga VIC21-Feb
354Under The Southern StarsSydney NSW24-Feb
355Under The Southern StarsWollongongNSW26-Feb
356Under The Southern StarsNewcastle NSW27-Feb
357Under The Southern StarsGosford NSW28-Feb
358Under The Southern StarsMelbourne VIC3-Mar
359Under The Southern StarsBrisbane QLD6-Mar
360Under The Southern StarsSunshine Coast QLD7-Mar
361Under Western SkiesDubboNSW19-Mar21-Mar
362UNIFY GatheringTarwin VIC15-Jan17-Jan
363Uranquinty FolkUranquintyNSW1-Oct4-Oct
364Urban MusterBrisbaneQLD10-Aug
365Valley Sounds AcousticWandinVIC1-Nov
366VDM FestBiloelaQLD2-Oct3-Oct
367Vivid SydneySydneyNSW17-Sep9-Oct
368Wallaby CreekRossvilleQLD24-Sep26-Sep
369Wangaratta Jazz and BluesWangarattaVIC29-Oct31-Oct
370WaterfrontFrankstonVICtba
371White Cliffs MusicWhite CliffsNSWtba
372Whittlesea Country MusicWhittleseaVICtba
373Wide Open SpaceAlice SpringsNT30-Apr2-May
374Wind On WaterGeraldton WAtba
375Winter BluesEuchuca/MoamaVIC/NSW22-Jul
376Winter SoundsDaylesfordVIC16-Jul18-Jul
377Winter WildApollo BayVIC13-Aug29-Aug
378WintermoonMackayQLD30-Apr3-May
379Winton’s Way Out WestWinton QLD6-Apr11-Apr
380Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic RootsWirrina CoveSA26-Nov28-Nov
381Wollombi MusicWollombiNSW27-Mar
382WOMADelaideAdelaideSA5-Mar8-Mar
383Woodford FolkWoodfordQLDtba
384Yackandandah Folk YackandandahVIC19-Mar21-Mar
385Yarra Junction Fiddlers ConventionYarra JunctionVIC12-Feb14-Feb
386Yarrabah Music and CulturalYarrabahQLDtba
387YirramboiMelbourneVIC6-May16-May
388Yours and OwlsWollongongNSW17-Apr18-Apr

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