Missing concert-hopping as winter sets in and takes over? Swap in the snow boots and parka for sandals and a crop-top because it’s time to head down-under for a taste of the best EDM music festivals on offer under summery Australian skies.
Strawberry Fields (Tocumwal, New South Wales ) – November
Yes, the Beatles might have had your mom swooning with ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, but I promise you this Strawberry Fields will get you twice as hyped and definitely leave you feeling a lot more content as opposed to forlorn – sorry Lennon, but it’s true. Venture into the Australian bush to experience this heart-warming explosion of creative talent, with everything ranging from magnificent live performances and interactive art installations to fun workshops and exciting market stalls to explore. Enjoy mesmerizing sets from world-class acts such as Octo Octa, Eris Drew and Leon Vynehall. You’ll want to stay in Strawberry Fields forever, I promise.
Festival X Australia (Brisbane + Sydney + Melbourne) – November
With its stunning 2019 debut, Festival X effortlessly established itself as a giant in the Aussie EDM scene. Spanning over three cities and three days, this music festival’s as fresh as it is new and has its heart set on outdoing itself with each and every installment. I mean, how can you pass up on the opportunity to dance the
night day away to the likes of Vini Vici, Lil Pump, and Armin van Buuren as the sun showers you in warm kisses? You’re in for a good day, mate!
Ultra Australia (Sydney + Melbourne) – March
As emperor of the world of EDM, Ultra has successfully extended its reign to include the lovely land of ’stralia so be prepared to indulge in the top-quality production, edgy sets and stellar line-up that this brand has grown synonymous with. Gracing not one but two of the nation’s most prominent urban landscapes, Ultra Australia is guaranteed to sweep you off your feet like a musical Prince Charming. With global sensations like Zedd, Luciano, and Marshmello headlining the event, you bet it’s going to be an ultra-smashing rave experience.
Rainbow Serpent Festival (Lexton, Victoria) – January
Welcoming EDM enthusiasts, hippies and art junkies alike, Rainbow Serpent Festival definitely lives up to its lovely, wacky name. Here you’ll find new artists to fall in love with like Megapixel, Kodiak Kid, and Remedy II, and a delectable selection of local food stalls and artworks to marvel at. Around since the ‘90s, Rainbow Serpent has really retained a lot of its old-school charm without compromising on keeping up with the (musical) times, as is evident from their jaw-dropping sets and sheer variety of vibrant performances to choose from. So follow the rainbow and you might just strike gold with this festival: a celebration of life and art like no other!
Electric Gardens Festival ( Adelaide + Melbourne + Sydney + Perth) – January
Electric Gardens Festival proves to be the true embodiment of the phrase “go big or go home”, capturing that element of amusement-park excitement and combining it with concert extravagance in an all-in-one treat for the senses. With elaborately done up indoor and outdoor stages to rotate between, you’ll be giddy with joy at this stunning music festival as the endless dance floor is brought to life with show-stopping performances by musical powerhouses like Alan Fitzpatrick, and What So Not. Whether you choose to hop on a thrilling show ride or get your brows bedazzled at the Brow Bar, there’s never a dull moment at this eclectic festival!
If you’re feeling a little under the weather, it’s time for a trip down-under! To maintain your tan year-round, get tickets to your favorite Aussie festivals right here.