Nothing new on Netflix? There’s plenty to do outside, so check out these art and music festivals around Australia!

Festivals in June


Melbourne International Jazz Festival Melbourne, VIC

Hear blistering instrumentalists and soulful singers from around the world over ten toe-tapping days in venues across Melbourne.

Vivid Sydney Sydney, NSW

An annual outdoor lighting festival with immersive light installations and projections in Sydney. See iconic sites around Sydney lit up and displayed with beautiful projections including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Melbourne International Animation Festival Melbourne, VIC

Spread over 8 Days, showing 450 Films in 50 screenings, this event highlights the best of independent Australian animation.

Merimbula Jazz Festival Merimbula, NSW

Based in Merimbula, in southern New South Wales, Merimbula is the “Festival for Musicians”. A festive celebration of Jazz music and those who share the passion for it. The festival has been running for over 35 years annually, indicative to its success and popularity.

Peak Festival Perisher Valley, NSW

Over 30 Australian and International artists are set to play across 10 live stages and ring in the 2017 snow season!

Perth International Jazz Festival Perth, WA

Incredible performances across exceptional venues throughout Perth, the three-day festival showcases a host of celebrated local, national and international jazz artists.


Splendour in the Grass Byron Bay, NSW

Presenting top national and international artists this winter, Splendour will transform the grass into a contemporary outdoor art space, with performances, live art, installations, projections and paintings.

Modifyre Gold Coast, QLD

An annual event and a year-round community dedicated to art, self-expression, and self-reliance. It is an immersive experience created by its participants. Modifyre is the regional Burning Man event for Queensland and northern NSW.

Abbey Medieval Festival Caboolture, QLD

Lose yourself in the bustling marketplace or amongst the colourful tents of the medieval re-enactors’ encampments. Here you will glimpse the past as re-enactors portray facets of everyday life of Viking raiders and traders, of Middle Eastern warriors and nomads, and nobles and peasants from the great European households.

Melbourne Festival of Puppetry Melbourne, VIC

An incredible array of puppetry to be experienced from local and international puppeteers. With many workshops and shows being held, this is not to be missed.

Umbrella Winter City Sounds Adelaide, SA

Offering an exciting smorgasbord of curated live music projects and other performances across the Adelaide CBD to warm and illuminate the colder weeks.

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