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Australia Festivals in 2012 (18 festivals)
 Adelaide Showground, Adelaide, Australia
 Soundgarden, Kasabian, My Chemical Romance, Nero, Royksopp, Battles
Now in its 20th year they are rebuilding the Adelaide Showgrounds event from the ground up, with a goal of recapturing the magic of early Big Day Out shows. The festival showcases an extravagant combination of electronica and rock combined with a pool of cutting edge international artists and home [ more... ]
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 Parklands, Gold Coast, Australia
 Kanye West, Kasabian, My Chemical Romance, Soundgarden, Nero
Big Day Out was created to level the playing field and prove that the title alternative did not stop music from being popular. It has now changed the local musical landscape forever, growing from its ambitious, chaotic beginnings to evolve into the largest travelling festival in the world complete [ more... ]
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 Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
 Kanye West, Kasabian, My Chemical Romance, Soundgarden, Nero, Tony Hawke
The Big Day Out brings a comprehensive line-up from across the music spectrum, as well as across the world, more recently bringing notable acts from areas such as France and South Africa. Headliners have included heavy hitters like Metallica and Tool, while also branching out into iconic figures of [ more... ]
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 Brownes Stadium, Perth, Australia
 Soundgarden, Kasabian, My Chemical Romance, Nero, Royksopp, Battles
The Big Day Out returns in 2012 to deliver the best music festival in Australia. The festival is sure to deliver a line-up of metal, hardcore, alternative, dance, and hip-hop to entertain just about anyone, along with a giant headlining act or two to really deliver a Big Day Out. As Australia's [ more... ]
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 Sydney Showground, Sydney, Australia
 Kanye West, Kasabian, My Chemical Romance, Soundgarden, Nero, Tony Hawke
The goal of BDO is always to deliver the ultimate platform for artists to play to huge crowds alongside some of the most important acts in the world, to the best audiences in the World. Their philosophy is to present shows that will stand the test of time and continue to reflect both musically and [ more... ]
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 Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
 Bob Malone, Bondi Cigars, Stevie Paige, Jon Stevens
Transcending the barriers of age, gender and culture Blues on Broadbeach is one of Australia's iconic Blues Festivals. The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is unique as it feeds on the unique village like atmosphere and relaxed ambience that is Broadbeach. The Blues on Broadbeach Music [ more... ]
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 Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, Australia
 John Fogerty, Cold Chisel, Wedding Parties Anything, The Specials, Pogues, CSN
Australia's premier blues and folk festival. The East Coast Blues Festival began in 1990 at the Arts Factory in Byron Bay, New South Wales. It quickly became known as "Byron Bay Bluesfest" and "The Byron Bay Festival" and is now known as "Bluesfest". At a time when [ more... ]
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 Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra, Western Australia, Australia
 Shane Howard, Seth Lakeman, WooHoo Revue, My Friend the Chocolate Cake
An annual family-friendly celebration of folk, roots, blues, acoustic, celtic, acapella and world music in a traffic-free, self-contained bushland site. This year is the 20th birthday, so get down to Pinjarra and have some folky fun. [ more... ]
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 Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane, Australia
 Swedish House Mafia, Fatboy Slim, Tinie Tempah, Paul Van Dyk, Jessie J
Committed to showcasing the hottest acts and curating a deliciously eclectic array of genres to create a truly unforgettable experience, this award-winning festival prides itself on quality and variety. It has something for everyone with its glittering line-up.  [ more... ]
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 Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
 Swedish House Mafia, Aphex Twin, Skrillex, Fatboy Slim, The Wombats
This annual festival promises to be one of this years biggest highlights on the music calendar offering lucky punters a music experience they will never forget. Boasting the best Australian acts DJs, and international stars Future Music Festival is guaranteed to provide state of the art audio and [ more... ]
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 Joondalup Arena, Perth, Australia
 Swedish House Mafia, Fatboy Slim, Tinie Tempah, Paul Van Dyk, Sven Vath
Fresh from a record breaking, sold out national tour, Future Music Festival returns in 2012 with all the endless fun, energy and forward thinking sounds that music fans have come to love and cherish from this world-class festival experience. This Festival has more bright lights and neon action than [ more... ]
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 Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia
 Swedish House Mafia, Fatboy Slim, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J, Apex Twin
The annual festival promises to be one of next year’s biggest highlights on the music calendar, offering lucky punters a music experience they will never forget. Committed to showcasing the hottest acts and curating a deliciously eclectic array of genres to create a truly unforgettable experience [ more... ]
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 Del Rio Riverside Resort, Wisemans Ferry, NSW, Australia
 Chic, Shapeshifter, Roots Manuva, Boy and Bear
Playground Weekender is now in its sixth year. A unique fixture on the Australian music calendar offering music lovers an alternative from the one-day inner city festivals. The promise of a weekend you will never forget awaits you and your 10,000 new best friends under the stars! 90 minutes out of [ more... ]
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 Belongil Fields, Byron Bay, Australia
After two years in Woodford, this huge festie is coming home. There is no camping on site but there will be stuff locally, so fret not. No glass, skateboards or umbrellas. Seems fair enough. This festival is a monster so expect delays getting there. Car pooling is advised.  [ more... ]
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 The Spit, Gold Coast, Australia
 Justice, Grandmaster Flash, Sasha, Snoop Dogg, Pendulum
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Are you ready for summer. Before you answer consider what that really means. Along with the late nights, cricket on in the background and beach-side activities the summer season is also the time of year when Australia’s biggest dance party comes out to play. [ more... ]
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 Sydney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia
 Pendulum, Snoop Dogg, Moby, Scissor Sisters, Calvin Harris
Featuring a unique and dazzling palette of the planet's most sought after artists, and drawing from the magnificent spectrum of its finest sounds. A good way to start your year with doors opening at 9 am through till 11 pm. Festival theme is Colourfornia. [ more... ]
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 Sir James Mitchell Park, Perth, Australia
 Pendulum, Snoop Dogg, Moby, Scissor Sisters, Calvin Harris
At any time anywhere you can paint the town red purple orange or whatever you like. It's your world your party your day so lift the lid and make a splash. Welcome to Colourfornia where sound light and colour collide to make Summer come alive. [ more... ]
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 Botanic Park, Adelaide, Australia
 Baaba Maal, Sharon Shannon Big Band, Joe Bataan, Edi Reader, Penguin Cafe
The Australian branch of Womad with some antipodean talent thrown in the mix. It really is a melting pot of World Music with plenty of colourful artists and diverse instruments. They encourage people to experience the music of cultures other than their own as a way of developing global [ more... ]
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All 2012 Festivals
UK  (181 festivals)
Europe  (106 festivals)
North America  (22 festivals)
Asia  (4 festivals)
Australia & NZ  (26 festivals)
Australia (18 festivals)
New Zealand (8 festivals)
South America  (3 festivals)
Africa  (6 festivals)
 
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