One of the best things about summer is the fact that the days go on forever, which means that Aussie music festivals feel like they lasts an eternity. But what ones are the best to hit now that the warmer months are just about here? Check out our big master post below of all the summer music festivals that are essential to get along to this festival season.

I don’t know about you but there have been countless times where I’ve tried to find somewhere that listed all the essential Aussie music festivals in one place, so I can figure out my summer sesh times, and wrangle my group chat in time to sort our shit out. Well, now it’s here for you, from me. All the big players and boutique festivals with their respective lineups, dates, venues, and tickets.

This will be updated as we get more information on announcements, sell-outs, cancellations, venue changes, and everything in between, so keep an eye here if you’re keen to get the skinny on Aussie music festivals across 2019 and 2020.

Nine Lives

March 1, 2020
The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD

TICKETS

LINEUP

Aldous Harding
Angie McMahon
Julia Jacklin
Allah-Lahs
Kevin Morby
Kikagaku Moyo
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Buttercats
Desmond Cheese
DJ Heartbeats
Elder
First Beige
Handsome
Jim Griffin
Moreton
Nice Biscuit
Pink Matter
Sycco

Grampians Music Festival

February 28-29, 2020
Halls Gap, Victoria

TICKETS

LINEUP

Julia Jacklin
Ecca Vandal
These New South Whales
DRMNGNOW
Maddy Jane
Elizabeth
CLYPSO
RAAVE TAPES
Zoe Fox & The Rocket Clocks
Yergirl
Miiesha
Feels
Pink Matter
Quivers
Pinch Points
Gaucu
The Buoys
Sledgehammer
Gamjee
FLOC

Farmer & The Owl

February 29, 2020
Maccabe Park, Wollongong NSW

TICKETS

LINEUP

Hot Chip (UK)
Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats (US/UK/CAN)
Sleaford Mods (UK)

Weyes Blood (US)
The Chats
Bad//Dreems
Drab Majesty (US)

Wiki (US)
The Murlocs
Alex Cameron
Mom Jeans (US)

Press Club
Jack Ladder
Cable Ties
Horror My Friend 

The Buoys
Miss June (NZ)
Hand Habits (US)
Body Type

Rebel Yell
EGOISM
Shady Nasty
SPOD
100
The Lazy Eyes 

Wash
Mini Skirt
Blistar
Hoon
R.M.F.C
Loose Fit
Babey

Bluesfest

9 – 13 April, 2020
Tyagarah Tree Farm, Byron Bay NSW

TICKETS

LINEUP

Dave Matthews Band
Crowded House
Patti Smith and Her Band
Lenny Kravitz
George Benson
Brandi Carlile
John Butler
Xavier Rudd
The Cat Empire
Morcheeba
John Prine
Jenny Lewis
Frank Turner
John Mayall
Buffy Sainte-Marie
The Marcus King Band
Walter Trout
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Greensky Bluegrass
Larkin Poe
The War & Treaty
The Waterboys (Aus Exclusive)
Jimmie Vaughan (Aus Exclusive)
Eagles Of Death Metal
Zucchero (Aus Exclusive)
Ani Difranco
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
Amadou & Mariam
The Allman Betts Band
Yola
Tal Wilkenfield
Joachim Cooder (Aus Exclusive)
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls (Aus Exclusive)
Kool & the Gang

The Gipsy Kings ft. Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
Guy Sebastian
Allen Stone
LP
Dweezil Zappa
Troy Cassar-Daley
The Waifs
Erja Lyytinen
Chain
Ash Grunwald

CMC Rocks 2020

20 – 22 March
Ipswich, QLD

TICKETS

LINEUP

Miranda Lambert
Kip Moore
Morgan Evans
Billy Currington
Brothers Osborne
Lee Kernaghan
Lanco
Dustin Lynch
Adam Brand
Tim Hicks
Hardy
Jimmie Allen
Jeffrey Steele
Abby Anderson
Runaway June
The Wolfe Brothers
Mitchell Tenpenny
Kassi Ashton
Cassadee Pope
Felicity Urquhart
Jasmine Rae
Jordan Brooker
Niko Moon
Seaforth
Sarah Buxton
Brad Cox
Christie Lamb
Kaylee Bell 
Casey Barnes
Charlie Collins
Ell Regan

Zoo Twilights

24 January – 7 March, 2020
Melbourne Zoo, VIC

TICKETS

LINEUP

January 24
Confidence Man
+ Wax’o Paradiso

January 25
Icehouse

January 31
Toots & The Maytals
+ Systa BB

February 1
Randy Newman

February 7
Missy Higgins
+ William Crighton

February 14
The Cat Empire
+ Emily Wurramara

February 21
10CC
+ Russell Morris

February 22
Methyl Ethel
+ Hatchie

February 28
Julia Jacklin
+ Weyes Blood

February 29
Meg Mac 
+ Fergus James

March 6
Stereolab
+ Mildlife

March 7
Mavis Staples
+ Emma Donovan & The Putbacks

Twilight At Taronga

January 31 – March 7, 2020
Taronga Zoo, Mosman NSW

TICKETS

LINEUP

January 31
Broods

February 1
Wolfmother

February 7
Pete Murray

February 8
ARC performs ‘Abbey Road Live’

February 14
Bernard Fanning
SOLD OUT

February 15
Sunnyboys

February 21
Kasey Chambers

February 22
James Morrison Big Band

February 28
Paul Kelly performs ‘Thirteen Ways To Look At Birds’

February 29
Bjorn Again
SOLD OUT

March 1
Bjorn Again

March 5
Mavis Staples

March 6
Meg Mac

March 7
Comedy Gala 
feat. Kitty Flanagan, Luke McGregor, Randy & The Stevenson Experience

Groovin’ The Moo 2020

Friday 24 April
Adelaide Showground
Wayville, SA

Saturday 25 April
Exhibition Park In Canberra (EPIC)
Canberra, ACT

Sunday 26 April
Hay Park
(off) Parade Road, Bunbury, WA

Saturday 2 May
Prince of Wales Showground
Bendigo, VIC

Sunday 3 May
Murray Sports Complex
Annandale, QLD

Saturday 9 May
Maitland Showground
Maitland, NSW

PRESALE TICKETS

LINEUP

AJ Tracey
Bhad Bhabie
Blanco Brown
The Cat Empire
Channel Tres
Clairo
Darude
Dope Lemon
E^ST
Gang Of Youths
Hayden James
Kelis
Kira Puru
Mallrat
Manu Crooks
Maxo Kream
Ruby Fields
San Cisco
Slowly Slowly
Sugarhill Gang
Tones and I
The Veronicas
WAAX
YBN Cordae

Ultra Australia 2020

March 8, 2020
Parramatta Park NSW
TICKETS

March 9, 2020
Flemington Racecourse, VIC
TICKETS

LINEUP

PHASE ONE

Afrojack
Cirez DDash Berlin
DJ Snake
Eric Prydz
Luciano
Zedd
Deborah De Luca
Eats Everything
UMEK
Markus Schulz
Gammer
Tigerlily
Ali & Aminos
Brooklyn
Brynny
Buttons
David Tran
Dean Dee
Dimatik
DJ Dan
DJ Tora
DJR
Firelite
Fluke
Hard Dance Alliance
Indigo Starlight
Jaysounds
Jesabel
Joel Fletcher
Jordz
Kingzway
Leezy
Marcus Santoro
Mashd N Kutcher
Nastyboys
New World Sound
Orkestrated
Piere B2B Chloe Wilson
Rockafellas
Rojdar
SCNDL
Scott Alert
Short Round
Soul-T
Soundcheck
Sunset Bros
Taleena
Tay-G
Tyron Hapo
Zedx

Download Festival 2020

March 20
Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne VIC

March 21
Parramatta Park, Sydney NSW

TICKETS

LINEUP

My Chemical Romance
Deftones
Jimmy Eat World
Clutch
Ministry
In Flames
Testament
Alestorm
Carcass
Lacuna Coil
Hands Like Houses
In Hearts Wake
The HU
Baroness
Ne Obliviscaris
Bodyjar
New Years Day
Clowns
Venom Prison
SKYND
Thornhill
Disentomb
Stand Atlantic
Plini
RedHook
Dregg

A Festival Called Panama

March 6 – 8
Lone Star Valley, Golconda TAS

TICKETS

LINEUP

Julia Jacklin
Aldous Harding
Evelyn Champagne King & Mondo Freaks
Kevin Morby
Sleaford Mods
Kikagaku Moyo
Haiku Hands
Dyson Stringer Cloher
Genesis Owusu
Mildlife
Gordon Koang
Miss June
Stevan
Tiana Khasi
Carla Geneve
Slag Queens
Denni
Slaughterhäus Surf Cult
King Billy
Horse&Wood
Django’s Tiger

MONA FOMA 2020

11 – 20 February
Launceston, TAS

TICKETS

LINEUP

Ludovico Einaudi
Laibach 
Flying Lotus 3D
Amanda Palmer 
Paul Kelly
Holly Herndon
Tim Hecker & Konoyo Ensemble
Chai
Orville Peck
Architects of Air
The Centre
Alice Potts
Tarryn Handcock
Fernando Do Campo
kipli paywuta lumi
King Ubu
MESS & Soma Lumia
Morning Meditations
Faux Mo

Wine Machine 2020

March 7, 2020
Home Hill Winery
Huon Valley, TAS

March 14, 2020
Roche Estate
Hunter Valley, NSW

March 21, 2020
Commonwealth Park
Canberra, ACT

March 28, 2020
Rochford Estate
Yarra Valley, VIC

April 4, 2020
Oakover Grounds
Swan Valley, WA

TICKETS

LINEUP

Hot Dub Time Machine
The Jungle Giants (excl TAS & WA)
The Naked And Famous
Regard “Ride It” (excl TAS & WA)
Northeast Party House
Bag Raiders (Live)
Young Franco (excl WA)
Alice Ivy (excl VIC)
Don West

The Drop 2020

February 29, 2020
Noosa, QLD

March 7, 2020
Newcastle, NSW

March 14, 2020
Manly, NSW

March 28, 2020
Coolangatta, QLD

April 11, 2020
Torquay, VIC

April 25, 2020
Busselton, WA

PRE-SALE TICKETS

LINEUP

The Presets
Boy & Bear
Ball Park Music
Allday
DZ Deathrays
Kita Alexander
Graace

Dark Mofo 2020

June 2020
Hobart, TAS

PRESALE TICKETS

LINEUP

Bon Iver
June 13, 2020

Mac2, TAS

Big Pineapple Music Festival

May 30, 2020
Woombye, QLD

TICKETS

LINEUP

Hilltop Hoods
Alison Wonderland
The Amity Affliction
Dune Rats
Example (UK)
G Flip
Kingswood
Odette
Thelma Plum
Winston Surfshirt
Kwame
CXLOE
JessB (NZ)
Kyle Lionhart
Bootleg Rascal
A. Swayze & The Ghosts
Roland Tings
Death By Denim
Jawbreakers
Gold Member
Maddy Mooda
Jack Botts
The Jensens
First Beige
Forrest Run
+ more

Splendour In The Grass

North Byron Parklands, NSW
July 24 – 26, 2020

TICKETS

LINEUP

Flume (Only Aus Show)
The Strokes
Tyler, The Creator (Only Aus Show)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Midnight OPil (The Makarrata Project)
Glass Animals
Denzel Curry
Duke Dumont Live
Violent Soho
Mura Masa
King Krule
Dillon Francis
DMA’s
Tim Minchin
Ruel
Idles
Dom Dolla
King Princess
JPEGMAFIA
Grinspoon
The Jungle Giants
Oliver Tree
Cub Sport
Petit Biscuit
Sampa The Great
Gerry Cinnamon
G Flip
Jack Garratt
Thelma Plum
Illy
Julia Jacklin
Lime Cordiale
Tierra Whack
Methyl Ethel
Julia Stone
Mall Grab
Jack River
Grouplove
Baker Boy
The Chats
Chillinit
Confidence Man
BENEE
Bad//Dreems
Sofi Tukker
Wallows
Stella Donnelly
Still Woozy
Triple One
Bruno Major
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Northeast Party House
KLLO
PUP
Joy Crookes
Shannon & The Clams
Hooligan Hefs
Shaed
Mildlife
Inhaler
Alex The Astronaut
Muna
Jarreau Vandal
Alice Ivy
Adrian Eagle
Greentea Peng
Surfaces
Mo’ju
Georgia
Babe Rainbow perform The Velvet Underground’s ‘Loaded’
Starcrawler
Brame & Hamo
Sly Withers
Gryffin
Ban offee
Mickey Kojak
The Big Moon
Mako Road
Fazerdaze
Stevan
George Alice
Dro Carey & DJ Scorpion
The Sould Movers
Lillie Mae
The Lazy Eyes
Miss June
Lex Deluxe
100
Pink Matter
Miiesha
Andy Golledge
Cry Club
Charlie Collins
Memphis LK
Triple J Unearthed Winners

PLUS MIX-UP DJ’S
Dena Amy
Jordan Brando
Luen
Aywy
Shantan Wantan Ichiban
AK Sports
Sauti Systems
MOKTAR
Carolina Gasolina

We’ll be updating this whole list as more Aussie music festivals are announced and come out of the woodwork, so keep your eyes peeled (and maybe bookmark this article for later.) See ya front right!

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