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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 20 JUNE 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
164Full TiltMelbourneVIC3-Jul
165Bush To BayHervey BayQLD3-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
178Inverloch JazzInverlochVIC6-Aug8-Aug
179Vivid SydneySydneyNSW6-Aug28-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
190Gympie MusterGympieQLD26-Aug29-Aug
191Fresh ProduceMaitlandNSW27-Aug28-Aug
192Fresh ProduceToowoombaQLD3-Sep4-Sep
193Redfest StrawberryClevelandQLD3-Sep5-Sep
194Maleny MusicMalenyQLD3-Sep5-Sep
195Big SoundBrisbaneQLD7-Sep9-Sep
196Fresh ProduceHobartTAS10-Sep11-Sep
197Nimbin RootsNimbinNSW11-Sep12-Sep
198DreamlandMelbourne VIC11-Sep
199CraftedBroadbeachQLD11-Sep
200Fresh ProduceCanberraACT17-Sep18-Sep
201Irish & Celtic MusicYassNSW17-Sep19-Sep
202Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ BluesMary ValleyQLD17-Sep19-Sep
203Inner Varnikatba VIC17-Sep19-Sep
204Guildford Banjo JamboreeGuildfordVIC18-Sep
205Fresh ProduceBendigoVIC24-Sep25-Sep
206Folk By The SeaKiamaNSW24-Sep26-Sep
207Wallaby CreekRossvilleQLD24-Sep26-Sep
208Bony Mountain MusicWarwickQLD24-Sep26-Sep
209Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time MusicManjimupWA24-Sep27-Sep
210Deni Ute MusterDeniliquinNSW1-Oct2-Oct
211Fresh ProduceAdelaideSA1-Oct2-Oct
212Savannah In The RoundMareebaQLD1-Oct3-Oct
213Dashville SkylineBelfordNSW1-Oct3-Oct
214Caloundra MusicCaloundraQLD1-Oct3-Oct
215BluesfestByron BayNSW1-Oct4-Oct
216Uranquinty FolkUranquintyNSW1-Oct4-Oct
217Bush Traditions GatheringYassNSW1-Oct4-Oct
218VDM FestBiloelaQLD2-Oct3-Oct
219Nanga MusicNangaWA8-Oct10-Oct
220Fleurieu FolkWillungaSA15-Oct17-Oct
221Port Fairy Spring MusicPort FairyVIC15-Oct17-Oct
222Kangaroo Valley FolkKangaroo ValleyNSW15-Oct17-Oct
223Akoostic MusicWinghamNSW15-Oct17-Oct
224Patchewollock MusicPatchewollockVIC15-Oct17-Oct
225Katoomba Old TimeyKatoombaNSW15-Oct17-Oct
226Melbourne International JazzMelbourne VIC15-Oct24-Oct
227Seven SistersMt MarthaVIC16-Oct18-Oct
228Tablelands FolkYungaburraQLD22-Oct24-Oct
229Dorrigo Folk and BluegrassDorrigoNSW22-Oct24-Oct
230Grass Is GreenerCairnsQLD23-Oct
231Island Vibe Music & ArtsMinjerribahQLD28-Oct31-Oct
232The Lost LandsWerribeeVIC29-Oct31-Oct
233Strawberry FieldsTocumwalNSW29-Oct31-Oct
234Wangaratta Jazz and BluesWangarattaVIC29-Oct31-Oct
235Maldon FolkMaldonVIC29-Oct1-Nov
236Land Of PlentySheppartonVIC30-Oct
237DefectedBrisbaneQLD30-Oct
238Goulburn Valley Country MusicSheppartonVIC31-Oct
239Valley Sounds AcousticWandinVIC1-Nov
240Bendigo Blues and RootsBendigoVIC4-Nov7-Nov
241Imbil Acoustic Music ImbilQLD5-Nov7-Nov
242Airlie Beach Festival of MusicAirlie BeachQLD5-Nov7-Nov
243Groundwater Country MusicGold CoastQLD12-Nov14-Nov
244Blues at BridgetownBridgetownWA12-Nov14-Nov
245Healesville MusicHealesvilleVIC12-Nov14-Nov
246HandpickedLanghorne CreeKSA13-Nov
247Splendour In The GrassByron BayNSW19-Nov21-Nov
248Burra Country MusicClare ValleySA19-Nov21-Nov
249Phillip Island JazzPhillip IslandVIC19-Nov21-Nov
250MountaingrassBeechworthVIC19-Nov21-Nov
251Queenscliff MusicQueenscliffVIC26-Nov28-Nov
252The Hills Are AliveLoch VIC31-Dec1-Jan
253FeedbackGold CoastQLDtba 
254Woodford FolkWoodfordQLDtba
255Bluestone BluesMurgheboluc VICtba
256Field DaySydneyNSWtba
257Let Them Eat CakeWerribee VICtba
258Sun CycleMelbourneVICtba
259Bayview Country PicnicBittern VICtba
260FOMOBrisbane QLDtba
261The Falls FremantleWAtba
262Festival of Small Halls SummerVarioustba
263Summer NightsMossvaleVICtba
264FOMOAdelaideSAtba
265FOMOPerth WAtba
266Cygnet FolkCygnet TAStba
267FOMOSydney NSWtba
268FOMOMelbourne VICtba
269Thredbo BluesThredboNSWtba
270Ocean SoundsChurchill IslandVICtba
271Beechworth MusicBeechworthVICtba
272Numeralla FolkNumerallaNSWtba
273Newstead LiveNewsteadVICtba
274Holy GreenEatons HillQLDtba
275LanewayBrisbaneQLDtba
276Let Go FestMorningtonVICtba
277LanewaySydneyNSWtba
278LanewayAdelaideSAtba
279Australian Blues MusicGoulburnNSWtba
280DefectedMelbourne VICtba
281LanewayMelbourneVICtba
282Mornington Peninsula BluesMorningtonVICtba
283Sugarloaf RockMargaret RiverWAtba
284Whittlesea Country MusicWhittleseaVICtba
285DefectedPerthWAtba
286LanewayFremantleWAtba
287Mountain SoundsGosfordNSWtba
288Bruthen Blues and ArtsBruthenVICtba
289DefectedAdelaide SAtba
290FunkFestPorepunkahVICtba
291DefectedSydneyNSWtba
292WaterfrontFrankstonVICtba
293BabylonCarapooee West VICtba
294Squire’s Beer and BBQFrankston VICtba
295Electric GardensSydneyNSWtba
296Blues At The BriarMount Martha VICtba
297O’FiestaAdelaideSAtba
298Grampians MusicHalls GapVICtba
299Farmer and the OwlWoolongongNSWtba
300Music In The VinesMacarthur VICtba
301Mordialloc Food Wine & MusicMordialloc VICtba
302A Sunny AfternoonWoolongongNSWtba
303Girrakool Blues & BBQKariong NSWtba
304Bayside Blues RedlandsCapalabaQLDtba
305LemonadeSaleVICtba
306River FolkWarburtonVICtba
307Banyule Twilight SoundsMelbourneVICtba
308River DazeBarhamNSWtba
309DownloadMelbourneVICtba
310Terang Country MusicTerangVICtba
311Cutthroat FolkSydneyNSWtba
312Live At The ForeshoreNewcastleNSWtba
313DownloadSydneyNSWtba
314Horsham Country MusicHorsham VICtba
315Day By The BayPoint CookVICtba
316Sounds From The VinesStanthorpeQLDtba
317Blenheim Music and CampingClare Valley SAtba
318Rupanyup Dirt MusicRupanyup VICtba
319Wind On WaterGeraldton WAtba
320St Albans FolkSt Albans NSWtba
321Frankston MusicFrankston VICtba
322Surfers Paradise LiveSurfers ParadiseQLDtba
323The PlantingWoodfordiaQLDtba
324Kellybrook CiderWonga Park VICtba
325White Cliffs MusicWhite CliffsNSWtba
326Norfolk Island Country MusicKingstonNItba
327Peak MusicPerisherNSWtba
328Bundanoon DanceFestBundanoon NSWtba
329SessionfestMorisset NSWtba
330Ballarat BluesBallaratVICtba
331Kilmore CelticKilmore VICtba
332Great Southern Cigar Box Guitar BallaratVICtba
333JamberooKiamaNSWtba
334Bangalow BBQ & BluegrassBangalowNSWtba
335NorthwestPort HeadlandWAtba
336Neurum Creek MusicNeurum CreekQLDtba
337JOLT SonicMelbourneVICtba
338Mildura Country MusicMilduraVICtba
339Spin OffAdelaideSAtba
340Semaphore MusicSemaphoreSAtba
341Field GoodInman ValleySAtba
342Cruising CountrySydneyNSWtba
343Out On The WeekendWilliamstownVICtba
344Yarrabah Music and CulturalYarrabahQLDtba
345Marysville Jazz and BluesMarysvilleVICtba
346FKAHunter ValleyNSWtba
347StoneFestCanberraACTtba
348Federation Square Blues MusicMelbourneVICtba
349Kyneton MusicKynetonVICtba
350Halls Gap Jazz BluesHalls GapVICtba
351Red White Amber & BluesCanberraACTtba
352Mount Hunter Country Music StampedeMount HunterNSWtba
353HOBOFOPOHobart TAStba
354A Hitch To The SticksWangarattaVICtba
355Ballina Country MusicBallinaNSWtba
356Australian Music WeekSydneyNSWtba
357Glenmaggie Blues and RootsGlenmaggieVICtba
358Majors CreekMajors CreekNSWtba
359Melbourne Music WeekMelbourneVICtba
360Deni Uke MusterDeniliquinNSWtba
361Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic RootsWirrina CoveSAtba
362PorchlandThe RangeSAtba
363Spilt MilkCanberraACTtba
364Spilt MilkBallaratVICtba
365Festival XBrisbaneQLDtba
366Festival XSydneyNSWtba
367Festival XMelbourneVICtba
368Brisbane Blues & RhythmBrisbaneQLDtba
369Blue Black BeatzMelbourneVICtba
370Hidden ForestShellharbourNSWtba
371BreakfestPerthWAtba
372FairgroundsBerryNSWtba
373Meredith MusicMeredithVICtba
374The Falls LorneVICtba
375Gulgong FolkGulgongNSWtba
376The Falls Marion BayTAStba
377The Falls Byron BayNSWtba
378Coffs Harbour Buskers & ComedyCoffs HarbourQLDtba
379Factory SummerBrisbaneQLDtba
380Listen OutBrisbaneQLDtba
381Listen OutMelbourneVICtba
382Listen OutPerthWAtba
383Listen 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
48Broken Hill Mundi Mundi BashBroken HillNSW19-Aug21-Aug
49Brunswick MusicMelbourneVIC5-Mar14-Mar
50Bruthen Blues and ArtsBruthenVICtba
51Bundanoon DanceFestBundanoon NSWtba
52Burke & Wills FolkMia MiaVIC5-Mar8-Mar
53Burra Country MusicClare ValleySA19-Nov21-Nov
54Bush To BayHervey BayQLD3-Jul
55Bush Traditions GatheringYassNSW1-Oct4-Oct
56Caloundra MusicCaloundraQLD1-Oct3-Oct
57Candelo VillageCandelo NSW17-Apr
58CastawayPerthWA20-Mar
59Castlemaine JazzCastlemaine VIC11-Jun14-Jun
60Charlotte Pass Celtic Music CampCharlotte PassNSW19-Mar24-Mar
61Clarence Jazz FestivalHobartTAS17-Feb21-Feb
62CMC Rocks QueenslandIpswichQLD2021
63Cobargo FolkCobargoNSW26-Feb28-Feb
64Coffs Harbour Buskers & ComedyCoffs HarbourQLDtba
65Come Together Music & ArtsElthamVIC13-Mar
66Cooly Rocks OnCoolangattaQLD9-Jun13-Jun
67Country and Inner WesternSydneyNSW12-Jun13-Jun
68Country Music FestivalTamworthNSW15-Jan24-Jan
69CraftedBroadbeachQLD11-Sep
70Cronulla Jazz and BluesCronullaNSW4-Jun6-Jun
71Cruising CountrySydneyNSWtba
72Cullulleraine MusicCullulleraine VIC9-Apr11-Apr
73Cutthroat FolkSydneyNSWtba
74Cygnet FolkCygnet TAStba
75Dark MOFOHobart TAS16-Jun22-Jun
76Darwin FestivalDarwinNT5-Aug22-Aug
77Dashville SkylineBelfordNSW1-Oct3-Oct
78Day By The BayPoint CookVICtba
79Day On The LawnHobartTAS20-Mar
80DefectedBrisbaneQLD30-Oct
81DefectedMelbourne VICtba
82DefectedPerthWAtba
83DefectedAdelaide SAtba
84DefectedSydneyNSWtba
85Deni Uke MusterDeniliquinNSWtba
86Deni Ute MusterDeniliquinNSW1-Oct2-Oct
87Devil Country MusterSmithton TAS20-Feb
88Devonport JazzDevonportTAS22-Jul25-Jul
89Dorrigo Folk and BluegrassDorrigoNSW22-Oct24-Oct
90DownloadMelbourneVICtba
91DownloadSydneyNSWtba
92DreamlandMelbourne VIC11-Sep
93Electric GardensSydneyNSWtba
94Euroa MusicEuroaVIC27-Mar
95Factory SummerBrisbaneQLDtba
96FairbridgePinjarraWA9-Apr11-Apr
97FairgroundsBerryNSWtba
98Farmer and the OwlWoolongongNSWtba
99Federation Square Blues MusicMelbourneVICtba
100FeedbackGold CoastQLDtba 
101Festival of King IslandKing IslandTAS1-Feb2-Feb
102Festival of Small Halls AutumnVarious 7-Apr2-May
103Festival of Small Halls SummerVarioustba
104Festival Of VoicesHobartTAS30-Jun11-Jul
105Festival XBrisbaneQLDtba
106Festival XSydneyNSWtba
107Festival XMelbourneVICtba
108FestivaleLauncestonTAS5-Feb7-Feb
109Field DaySydneyNSWtba
110Field GoodInman ValleySAtba
111Field TripAdelaideSA16-Apr17-Apr
112FKAHunter ValleyNSWtba
113Fleurieu FolkWillungaSA15-Oct17-Oct
114Folk By The SeaKiamaNSW24-Sep26-Sep
115FOMOBrisbane QLDtba
116FOMOAdelaideSAtba
117FOMOPerth WAtba
118FOMOSydney NSWtba
119FOMOMelbourne VICtba
120Forth Valley Blues ForthTAS2021
121Frankston MusicFrankston VICtba
122Fresh ProduceTownsvilleQLD13-Aug14-Aug
123Fresh ProduceBunburyWA20-Aug21-Aug
124Fresh ProduceMaitlandNSW27-Aug28-Aug
125Fresh ProduceToowoombaQLD3-Sep4-Sep
126Fresh ProduceHobartTAS10-Sep11-Sep
127Fresh ProduceCanberraACT17-Sep18-Sep
128Fresh ProduceBendigoVIC24-Sep25-Sep
129Fresh ProduceAdelaideSA1-Oct2-Oct
130Full TiltMelbourneVIC3-Jul
131FunkFestPorepunkahVICtba
132Furneaux IslandsFlinders IslandTAS15-Jan17-Jan
133Garma Festival of Traditional CulturesNhulunbuyNT30-Jul2-Aug
134Gellibrand River Blues & BlueberryGellibrandVIC30-Apr2-May
135Gippsland Country MusicMossvaleVIC24-Apr
136Girrakool Blues & BBQKariong NSWtba
137Glenmaggie Blues and RootsGlenmaggieVICtba
138Gold Coast VibezStradbroke IsQLD23-Jan
139Golden PlainsMeredithVIC2021
140Goulburn Valley Country MusicSheppartonVIC31-Oct
141Grampians MusicHalls GapVICtba
142Grass Is GreenerCairnsQLD23-Oct
143Great Alpine PickHarrietvilleVIC26-Feb28-Feb
144Great Australian BeerGeelongVIC16-Jan
145Great Southern Cigar Box Guitar BallaratVICtba
146Groovin The MooAdelaideSA23-Apr
147Groovin The MooMaitlandNSW24-Apr
148Groovin The MooCanberra ACT25-Apr
149Groovin The MooBendigoVIC1-May
150Groovin The MooTownsville QLD2-May
151Groovin The MooBunburyWA8-May
152Groundwater Country MusicGold CoastQLD12-Nov14-Nov
153Guildford Banjo JamboreeGuildfordVIC18-Sep
154Gulgong FolkGulgongNSWtba
155Gympie MusterGympieQLD26-Aug29-Aug
156Halls Gap Jazz BluesHalls GapVICtba
157HandpickedLanghorne CreeKSA13-Nov
158Happy DazeMushroom ValleyQLD28-May30-May
159Hats Off To CountryTamworthNSW1-Jul4-Jul
160Hawkesbury ElvisWindsorNSW19-Aug22-Aug
161Healesville MusicHealesvilleVIC12-Nov14-Nov
162Hidden ForestShellharbourNSWtba
163HOBOFOPOHobart TAStba
164Holy GreenEatons HillQLDtba
165Honk! OzWollongongNSW7-Jan9-Jan
166Horsham Country MusicHorsham VICtba
167Huon Valley Mid-WinterGroveTAS17-Jul
168Illawarra FolkIllawarraNSW14-Jan17-Jan
169Imbil Acoustic Music ImbilQLD5-Nov7-Nov
170Inland Sea of SoundMt PanoramaNSW24-Feb28-Feb
171Inner Varnikatba VIC17-Sep19-Sep
172Inverloch JazzInverlochVIC6-Aug8-Aug
173InvertedGold CoastQLD1-May
174Irish & Celtic MusicYassNSW17-Sep19-Sep
175Island Vibe Music & ArtsMinjerribahQLD28-Oct31-Oct
176JamberooKiamaNSWtba
177Jazz By The BayBusseltonWA4-Jun7-Jun
178JOLT SonicMelbourneVICtba
179Julia Creek Dirt n DustJulia CreekQLD16-Apr18-Apr
180Jumpers & Jazz in JulyWarwickQLD15-Jul25-Jul
181Kangaroo Valley FolkKangaroo ValleyNSW15-Oct17-Oct
182Katoomba Old TimeyKatoombaNSW15-Oct17-Oct
183Kelly Country PickBeechworthVIC20-Aug22-Aug
184Kellybrook CiderWonga Park VICtba
185Kiama Jazz and BluesKiamaNSW5-Mar7-Mar
186Kilmore CelticKilmore VICtba
187Koroit IrishKoroitVIC1-May2-May
188Korumburra Southern LightsKorumburra VIC13-Jun
189Kyneton MusicKynetonVICtba
190Lake Charlegrark Country Music MarathonLake Charlegrack VIC19-Feb21-Feb
191Lake School of Celtic Music and DanceKoroit VIC2-Jan7-Jan
192Land Of PlentySheppartonVIC30-Oct
193LanewayBrisbaneQLDtba
194LanewaySydneyNSWtba
195LanewayAdelaideSAtba
196LanewayMelbourneVICtba
197LanewayFremantleWAtba
198LemonadeSaleVICtba
199Let Go FestMorningtonVICtba
200Let Them Eat CakeWerribee VICtba
201Listen OutBrisbaneQLDtba
202Listen OutMelbourneVICtba
203Listen OutPerthWAtba
204Listen OutSydneyNSWtba
205Live At The ForeshoreNewcastleNSWtba
206Lost In The GrooveBairnsdale VIC2-Jul4-Jul
207Lost ParadiseGlenworth ValleyNSW28-Dec1-Jan
208Macedon Ranges MusicGisborneVIC13-Mar
209Majors CreekMajors CreekNSWtba
210Maldon FolkMaldonVIC29-Oct1-Nov
211Maleny MusicMalenyQLD3-Sep5-Sep
212Man From Snowy River BushCorryong VIC8-Apr11-Apr
213Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time MusicManjimupWA24-Sep27-Sep
214Marysville Jazz and BluesMarysvilleVICtba
215MeadowBambra VIC23-Apr25-Apr
216Melbourne International JazzMelbourne VIC15-Oct24-Oct
217Melbourne Music WeekMelbourneVICtba
218Meredith MusicMeredithVICtba
219Merimbula JazzMerimbulaNSW11-Jun14-Jun
220Mildura Country MusicMilduraVICtba
221Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ BluesMary ValleyQLD17-Sep19-Sep
222MONA FOMALauncestonTAS15-Jan17-Jan
223MONA FOMAHobartTAS22-Jan24-Jan
224Moo-sic MusterGirgarre VIC21-Apr25-Apr
225Mordialloc Food Wine & MusicMordialloc VICtba
226Mornington Country Music Mount MarthaVIC6-Mar
227Mornington Peninsula BluesMorningtonVICtba
228Mornington Winter MusicMorningtonVIC11-Jun14-Jun
229Mount Beauty MusicMount Beauty VIC24-Apr25-Apr
230Mount Hunter Country Music StampedeMount HunterNSWtba
231Mountain SoundsGosfordNSWtba
232MountaingrassBeechworthVIC19-Nov21-Nov
233Mt Coot-tha SongwritersBrisbaneQLD30-May
234Music In The VinesMacarthur VICtba
235MusiquaHastingsVIC5-Mar7-Mar
236Nanga MusicNangaWA8-Oct10-Oct
237Nannup MusicNannupWA26-Feb1-Mar
238Narara MusicKariongNSW27-Mar
239National Celtic Port ArlingtonVIC11-Jun14-Jun
240National FolkCanberra ACT2021
241Neck Of The WoodsTownsvilleQLD4-Jul
242Neurum Creek MusicNeurum CreekQLDtba
243Newport FolkNewportVIC25-Jun27-Jun
244Newstead LiveNewsteadVICtba
245Next ExitVariousNSW21-May29-May
246Nimbin RootsNimbinNSW11-Sep12-Sep
247Nine LivesBrisbane QLD26-Jun
248Norfolk Island Country MusicKingstonNItba
249Northern BeachesNarrabeenNSW30-Apr2-May
250NorthwestPort HeadlandWAtba
251Nukara MusicNansonWA16-Apr18-Apr
252Numeralla FolkNumerallaNSWtba
253NYE On The HillKernotVIC29-Dec1-Jan
254Ocean SoundsChurchill IslandVICtba
255O’FiestaAdelaideSAtba
256Out On The WeekendWilliamstownVICtba
257Palm Creek FolkMount SurroundQLD10-Jun13-Jun
258PanamaLone Star ValleyTAS5-Mar7-Mar
259Parkes Elvis FestivalParkes NSW6-Jan10-Jan
260Patchewollock MusicPatchewollockVIC15-Oct17-Oct
261Paynesville MusicPaynesville VIC26-Feb28-Feb
262Peak MusicPerisherNSWtba
263Peninsula SummerMornington PeninsulaVIC1-Jan11-Jan
264Penola Coonawarra Acoustic Music GatheringPenolaSA12-Mar14-Mar
265Perth FestivalPerthWA5-Feb28-Feb
266Phillip Island JazzPhillip IslandVIC19-Nov21-Nov
267Pitch Music and ArtsMafeking VIC6-Mar
268PorchlandThe RangeSAtba
269Port Fairy FolkPort FairyVIC5-Mar8-Mar
270Port Fairy JazzPort FairyVIC12-Feb14-Feb
271Port Fairy Spring MusicPort FairyVIC15-Oct17-Oct
272Quasi Trad Music MelbourneMelbourneVIC15-Jan17-Jan
273Quasi Trad Tunes CampMarloVIC7-Jul10-Jul
274Queenscliff MusicQueenscliffVIC26-Nov28-Nov
275Red Country MusicPort HeadlandWA19-Jun
276Red White Amber & BluesCanberraACTtba
277Redfest StrawberryClevelandQLD3-Sep5-Sep
278RisingMelbourneVIC26-May6-Jun
279River Boats MusicEchuca / MoamaVIC/NSW19-Feb21-Feb
280River DazeBarhamNSWtba
281River FolkWarburtonVICtba
282Road To RomaRomaQLD6-Mar7-Mar
283Rupanyup Dirt MusicRupanyup VICtba
284Sale MusicSaleVIC7-Mar
285Sandford Bush and MusicSandford VIC5-Mar7-Mar
286Savannah In The RoundMareebaQLD1-Oct3-Oct
287Semaphore MusicSemaphoreSAtba
288SessionfestMorisset NSWtba
289Seven SistersMt MarthaVIC16-Oct18-Oct
290Share The SpiritMelbourne VIC26-Jan
291Sounds From The VinesStanthorpeQLDtba
292Sounds Of SummerInverlochVIC3-Apr
293Spilt MilkCanberraACTtba
294Spilt MilkBallaratVICtba
295Spin OffAdelaideSAtba
296Splendour In The GrassByron BayNSW19-Nov21-Nov
297Squire’s Beer and BBQFrankston VICtba
298St Albans FolkSt Albans NSWtba
299St Brigid’s Blues and RootsCrossleyVIC5-Mar7-Mar
300St KildaMelbourneVIC14-Feb
301St Kilda BluesMelbourneVIC9-Apr11-Apr
302StoneFestCanberraACTtba
303Stony Creek Mini MusterWoodford QLD9-Apr11-Apr
304Strawberry FieldsTocumwalNSW29-Oct31-Oct
305Sugarloaf RockMargaret RiverWAtba
306Summer NightsMossvaleVICtba
307Summer SaltHobartTAS1-Feb
308Summer SaltGlenelgSA14-Feb
309Summer SaltMount MarthaVIC20-Feb
310Summer SaltCanberraACT27-Feb
311Summer SaltBallaratVIC28-Feb
312Summer SaltGeraldton WA20-Mar
313Summer SaltPerthWA21-Mar
314Summer SaltWoolongongNSW27-Mar
315Summer SaltSydneyNSW28-Mar
316Summer SaltDarwinNT2-Apr
317Summer SoundsAdelaideSA8-Jan31-Jan
318Summer SoundsMelbourneVIC26-Feb8-Apr
319Summer SoundsBrisbaneQLD23-Apr3-May
320Sun CycleMelbourneVICtba
321Sunshine Coast UkeleleKenilworthQLD20-May23-May
322Surfers Paradise LiveSurfers ParadiseQLDtba
323Sydney FestivalSydneyNSW6-Jan26-Jan
324Sydney FolkSydneyNSW13-Aug15-Aug
325Tablelands FolkYungaburraQLD22-Oct24-Oct
326Tamar Valley FolkGeorge Town TAS30-Jan31-Jan
327Ten Days On The IslandVariousTAS5-Mar21-Mar
328Terang Country MusicTerangVICtba
329The Falls FremantleWAtba
330The Falls LorneVICtba
331The Falls Marion BayTAStba
332The Falls Byron BayNSWtba
333The Gum BallBelford NSW16-Apr18-Apr
334The Hills Are AliveLoch VIC31-Dec1-Jan
335The Lost LandsWerribeeVIC29-Oct31-Oct
336The Peninsula PicnicMornington VIC27-Mar
337The PlantingWoodfordiaQLDtba
338Thredbo BluesThredboNSWtba
339Top Half FolkAnnaburrooNT11-Jun14-Jun
340Torch FestBrisbaneQLD10-Apr
341Torch FestSydneyNSW3-Jul
342Torch FestMelbourneVIC14-Aug
343Umbrella VariousSA16-Jul8-Aug
344Undara Outback Rock and BluesUndaraQLD23-Apr25-Apr
345Under The Southern StarsPerthWA16-Feb
346Under The Southern StarsAdelaideSA19-Feb
347Under The Southern StarsMornington Peninsula VIC20-Feb
348Under The Southern StarsYarrawonga VIC21-Feb
349Under The Southern StarsSydney NSW24-Feb
350Under The Southern StarsWollongongNSW26-Feb
351Under The Southern StarsNewcastle NSW27-Feb
352Under The Southern StarsGosford NSW28-Feb
353Under The Southern StarsMelbourne VIC3-Mar
354Under The Southern StarsBrisbane QLD6-Mar
355Under The Southern StarsSunshine Coast QLD7-Mar
356Under Western SkiesDubboNSW19-Mar21-Mar
357UNIFY GatheringTarwin VIC15-Jan17-Jan
358Uranquinty FolkUranquintyNSW1-Oct4-Oct
359Urban MusterBrisbaneQLD10-Aug
360Valley Sounds AcousticWandinVIC1-Nov
361VDM FestBiloelaQLD2-Oct3-Oct
362Vivid SydneySydneyNSW6-Aug28-Aug
363Wallaby CreekRossvilleQLD24-Sep26-Sep
364Wangaratta Jazz and BluesWangarattaVIC29-Oct31-Oct
365WaterfrontFrankstonVICtba
366White Cliffs MusicWhite CliffsNSWtba
367Whittlesea Country MusicWhittleseaVICtba
368Wide Open SpaceAlice SpringsNT30-Apr2-May
369Wind On WaterGeraldton WAtba
370Winter BluesEuchuca/MoamaVIC/NSW22-Jul
371Winter SoundsDaylesfordVIC16-Jul18-Jul
372Winter WildApollo BayVIC13-Aug29-Aug
373WintermoonMackayQLD30-Apr3-May
374Winton’s Way Out WestWinton QLD6-Apr11-Apr
375Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic RootsWirrina CoveSAtba
376Wollombi MusicWollombiNSW27-Mar
377WOMADelaideAdelaideSA5-Mar8-Mar
378Woodford FolkWoodfordQLDtba
379Yackandandah Folk YackandandahVIC19-Mar21-Mar
380Yarra Junction Fiddlers ConventionYarra JunctionVIC12-Feb14-Feb
381Yarrabah Music and CulturalYarrabahQLDtba
382YirramboiMelbourneVIC6-May16-May
383Yours and OwlsWollongongNSW17-Apr18-Apr

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