Australia is known for many things: kangaroos, beaches, and koalas. But what makes Australia truly unique is its festival culture. We have a lot of festivals in this country and they are some of the best in the world. You can choose from a variety of genres, themes and cities to attend these events. So if you want to know more about them then keep reading!
The Sydney Royal Easter Show
The Sydney Royal Easter Show is one of Australia’s most famous and popular festivals. It is held every year in Sydney over the Easter long weekend, and it attracts people from all over Australia to see what’s on offer.
The show has something for everyone: there are rides and games for children; competitions like wood chopping (that you can enter yourself) or dog agility; livestock shows featuring cows, sheep and horses; food stalls selling Australian treats like pavlova (a dessert made with meringue) or lamingtons (cake squares dipped in chocolate).
You could go with your family, friends or even alone–the Sydney Royal Easter Show has something for everyone!
Splendour in the Grass
Splendour in the Grass is Australia’s biggest music festival, held annually in Byron Bay. It’s a 3-day event with over 100 acts and 15,000 revellers who travel from all over Australia and overseas to attend.
It’s been called “Australia’s Woodstock” by Rolling Stone magazine, but with better weather!
The Queenscliff Music Festival
The Queenscliff Music Festival is a three-day festival held in the seaside town of Queenscliff, Victoria. The event features a variety of music genres and artists from all over Australia.
It has been running since 1982, making it one of the oldest festivals in Australia. It takes place in the last weekend of September each year and attracts thousands of people every year.
The Port Fairy Folk Festival
The Port Fairy Folk Festival is one of Australia’s most iconic music festivals and has been running since 1977. The festival takes place between December 30th and January 1st, making it perfect for those who want to get away from the city for a few days over New Year’s Eve.
The musical lineup is always amazing, but this year was especially impressive with performances from The War On Drugs, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile who all performed on the opening night. Other acts include Bob Dylan’s son Benjamin; local heroes Josh Pyke and Sarah McLeod; as well as international names like Bill Callahan (aka Smog), Beth Orton and Conor Oberst who all played during his tour stop in Melbourne earlier this year.
It’s not just about the music though – there are also plenty of workshops run by musicians where you can learn how they make their songs or even try your hand at playing an instrument yourself! You’ll also find plenty of food stalls offering everything from vegetarian options through to deep fried mars bars if that’s more your style (it is mine).
WOMADelaide is a world music festival held every year in Adelaide, South Australia. It’s based on the model of the British WOMAD festival and has been running since 1992.
The event takes place over four days in late March or early April (the exact dates vary depending on Easter) at several venues along the banks of the River Torrens near Rymill Park and Botanic Garden.
Fringe World and Big Bash festivals
If you’re in Perth and looking for a festival to attend, then Fringe World is the one for you. The festival takes place over two weeks in January and features comedy shows, food stalls, music performances and other activities.
Fringe World was started in 2008 by a group of performers who wanted to showcase their work on stage without having to pay an entry fee or pay an agent to get them on stage. The festival has grown from its humble beginnings into one of Australia’s biggest arts events with over 1 million people attending each year!
The Big Bash Festival runs alongside Fringe World at various venues around Perth throughout January as well as Fremantle from February onwards until April when both festivals come together at last! This year marks their 12th anniversary so expect some big things from them!
There are many festivals to attend in Australia.
There are many festivals to attend in Australia. They’re all different and unique, and they celebrate the culture, history and people of this great country. You can experience these things by attending one of these festivals:
- The Sydney Festival – This is an event that takes place every year during January or February at different locations around Sydney Harbour. It features music performances, theater productions and art installations at venues throughout the city so that everyone can enjoy them no matter where they live or work! It also has lots of food stalls selling delicious treats from around Australia (and sometimes around the world). If you’re looking for something fun to do with your friends after work then this is definitely worth checking out! It lasts about two weeks so there’s plenty of time left if you want to go!
You can’t be a true Aussie without attending a festival. They’re a part of our culture, and it’s important that we continue to support them in every way possible. Whether you’re looking for something big or small, there are plenty of options available for everyone!