10 Best Music Festivals in Australia and New Zealand
We round up 10 of the best music festivals taking place across Australisa this summer.
They are also the 10 greenest festivals on this side of the ditch.
All of them are reusable and are the most sustainable festivals out there.
From Beer Gardens, Surf Beaches, to watching the action from your very own yacht, or just surfing someone New Zealand coastline – there’s something for everyone when it comes to summer music festivals here in New Zealand.
We put the spotlight on 10 festivals worth adding to your summer calendar Without further ado…
The first festival to see the sun. This year the organiser’s have gone all out to produce an unforgettable experience with a consistent line-up of hard hitting party starters. The festival sold out last year and we almost sold out of reusable cups.
If there is one festival to go to down under it is this.
Where: Waiohika Estate, Gisborne, New Zealand
When: December 29 – 31, 2017
2. SPLORE FESTIVAL
New Zealands best kept secret. Splore is likely to be one of the best music festivals in the world. Set in a spectacular location – you can watch acts on the main stage as you soak up the sun on the beach, or even from the yacht. Yes, you can bring your own boat. Splore also focused on becoming a Zero Waste festival and have their own wedding chapel.
Where: Tapapakanga Regional Park, 70km out of Auckland, New Zealand
When: February 19 – 21, 2018
Northern Bass brings together all elements of local and international bass culture even the most clued-up enthusiasts didn’t even know about – grime, drum n bass, boom bap, neurocrunk, glitch-hop, ghetto funk, hip-hop, funk, dubstep and more.
Where: Worsfold Farm, Mangawhai, New Zealand
When: December 30 – 31, 2017
The World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) brings together a melting pot of styles and artists from across the globe and throws them right into the heart of the mighty Taranaki. The festival has a central aim of celebrating the world’s many forms of music, arts and dance and is known for its breathtaking performances and family friendly atmosphere. They celebrate ten years on the block this March.
Where: TSB Arena and Brooklands Bowl, New Plymouth, New Zealand
When: March 18 – 20, 2018
5. WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL
Woodford is the 6-day summer festival of freedom, music and expression. Set in the deep forest inland from the Sunshine Coast. You will be blown away by one of Australia's oldest and best festivals. The festival is a multi-genre event with an array of different styles of music.
Where:Woodford, QLD, Australia
When: December 27-2nd, 2017
Set in the beautiful Kapiti Coast. Coastella you could say is New Zealand's play on the famous, Coachella :) But on the coast. Only 30 minutes out of Wellington it is one of the newest music festivals to open up in New Zealand! The one-day Festival showcases established and emerging local and international artists with an eclectic range of music covering indie rock, Americana, folk, Irish, pop, New Orleans swing, hip hop, singer songwriters, dreamy pop and electro.
Where: Kapiti Coast, Wellington, New Zealand
When: February, 2018
Enjoy four days of Sun, Surf and Soul at the beautiful Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast!
The eleventh annual Caloundra Music Festival will be held over the September/October long weekend.
The beautiful Kings Beach and surrounds will come alive to the sounds of a diverse line-up of entertainment featuring the best of the Australian music industry as well as incredible international artists.
This not for profit family-friendly community event celebrates the environment, cultural achievements and community pride of the Caloundra area.
Where: Caloundra, QLD, Australia
When: September 2017
One of the most iconic events in New Zealand. Hokitika Wild Foods is a festival not to be missed. Over 6000 people head to the one prettiest parts of New Zealand to experience a food and Music Festival like no other. Prepare to eat testicals and Sperm while you kick back and listen to good music at night, while sipping one of New Zealands most famous craft beers out of a Globelet.
Where: Hokitika, New Zealand
When: March, 2018
Ranked one of the most popular music festivals in New Zealand. Nostalgia started as a boutique music festival on the side, to become one of the most successful up and coming festivals in New Zealand. An exclusive showcase of local food, drink, and entertainment - where top quality produce, products, and people come together with live performances from a select line-up of New Zealand’s finest musicians.
Where: Christchurch, New Zealand
When: April 2018
The youngest of all our festivals who decided to be green from day one. Oro Festival is the latest addition to New Zealand's Music Festival scene. Oro is part owned by one of New Zealands Maori tribes and is set out amongst their forest one hour out of Auckland.
Where: Auckland, New Zealand
When: April 2018
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