a year ago
Winter in Australia isn’t full of events, but this doesn’t mean students have to miss all the fun! While it’s almost mid-summer above the equator, the Typical Student team picked the BEST Australian music festivals in July and August to brighten up your winter Down Under. Students have a variety of choices, so don’t let the warm aussie winter stop you from having a blast! Just take a look at the closest events you definitely MUST NOT miss!
Location: Simpson Desert, Queensland
Date: July 10-12, 2018
Cost: $476.65 (3-day tickets, upfront), $92.20 per installment for adults (3-day tickets, pay over time)
Birdsville BIG RED BASH is one of the biggest winter fests in Australia held in the middle of a Queensland desert. It’s a family and dog-friendly event, so feel free to get all your family and pets involved! This year, the BIG RED BASH lineup offers acts like John Farnham, Hoodoo Gurus, The Angles, Jon Stevens, etc.
Location: North Byron Parklands
Date: Jul 20-22, 2018
Cost: $399 per person + fees (3-day ticket), $179 per person + fees (day ticket).
Please note: the festival is now SOLD OUT. Keep checking the ticket resale facility back in until Monday 16 July to see if your preferred ticket becomes available.
Splendour in the Grass is one of the biggest events to happen this winter in Australia! It has accumulated a marvelous line-up of acts such as James Bay, The Avalanches, Lil Xan and stellar headliners like Kendrick Lamar, LORDE, Vampire Weekend, CHVRCHES, etc.
Location: Devonport, North-West Tasmania
Date: July 26-29, 2018
Cost: $89 per ticket
Attention to all the jazz lovers! Devonport Jazz fest is just the thing you need to enjoy the magnificence of 15 music acts! This year, the festival has invited jazz and blues bands, namely Gospel Songs, Django’s Tiger, Anita Cairns & Billy Whitton at La Pomme Brasserie, etc. Check out the Devonport Jazz festival program to see other acts and performers.
Location: Chapel Precinct
Date: July 5-15, 2018
Cost: $90.00 (per session), book tickets on official website.
Provocare festival’s motto is “provoke and create” and not for nothing! It’s the MOST provocative and dramatic art fest you could have ever experienced. Want to participate in the mass naked photoshoot to set a new record? As said in the Provocare 2018 program, the public will be offered the opportunity of a lifetime to become part of internationally renowned Spencer Tunick’s work, described as “a truly tribal experience”. Provocare delivers all the needed ingredients to cast away Australian winter blues.
Best Music Festival Picks
Summer is traditionally the time for music festivals. Previously, the Typical Student team told about the venues and events for students in UK and USA. Here’s just a quick retrospect:
Top UK Music festivals in Summer 2018
Top USA Music festivals in Summer 2018
Keep up with the Typical Student daily email