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Epic Australian Music Festivals to Tick Off Your Bucket List

Ready the glitter and dust off your dancing shoes, these are the Australian music festivals confirmed for 2022.

Summer is finally here and that can only mean one thing: festival season is back baby! Promising a smorgasboard of hedonistic delights, next year’s delicious music line-up is guaranteed to have you hooked. From Aussie giants to boutique wonders, we’ve whittled down the best festivals of the season to add to your summer calendar.

So, festival queens everywhere: get ready to feast on feathers and bucketloads of glitter, these are the 2022 Australian music festivals you won’t want to miss out on.

Australian Music Festivals 2022: New Year's Eve Festivities

Origin Fields
Origin Fields
Perth - Origin Fields Festival

Western Australia’s biggest New Year festival, Origins boasts an eclectic line-up of diverse acts, with everything from pop and rock to indie and grime. Look forward to two days of unadulterated, festive fun as Pendulum, Shockone, Flowidus, Godlands, Ren Sukii and Sammy The Sinner take to the stage for a dizzying line-up that will see in the New Year with a bang.

31st December 2021

Tickets from $115.54 each

Langley Park, Perth

Melbourne - Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake is back for its eighth year, and with it brings a stellar line-up to help you kick-on from New Year’s Eve. Conveniently located on the grounds of Werribee Mansion, look forward to a heady mix of UK, US, European and local electronic artists, as they kick off the 2022 summer in true party style.

1st January 2022

Tickets from $154.40 each

Werribee Mansion Park Grounds, 320 K Road, Werribee South, Melbourne

Sydney - Field Day

Returning to The Domain on 1st January, Field Day will bring in the New Year with an epic line-up of big beats and raucous revelry. Mixing hip-hop, house, indie, and electronic artists from around the world, Field Day promises to carry on the New Year party vibes well past midnight (if you’re planning on going, you might want to book off the 2nd Jan in advance). This year look forward to sets from Golden Features, Hayden James, Peking Duk and Hot Dub Time Machine.

1 January 2022

Remaining tickets available from $167.00 each

The Domain, Sydney

Australian Music Festivals 2022: February

Return to Rio

The Riopians are set to return to Sydney’s favourite Del Rio Riverside Resort for another weekend of madcap mayhem. Get ready for a three-day blow out of big beats and laid-back summer grooves, as Return to Rio once again spreads her wings. A festival with all the frills, this spooky Halloween-themed extravaganza goes all out with outlandish costumes, giant river floats, water skiing, crazy golf, tennis, cocktails by the pool, hidden discos and some of the biggest names in house, soul, disco and hip-hop. Topping this year's bill is Australia's own Anthony Papa, Dirty South, Kasey Taylor and Sneaky Sound System. Disco queens, don your best festival get-up, and get ready to party poolside. 

18 - 20 February 2022

Ticket prices vary based on accommodation and inclusions

Del Rio Wisemans Ferry, Webbs Creek, NSW

This That

Sydneysiders, rally the troops and ready the playlist because a road trip is on the horizon. Keeping the summer vibes rolling right to the end, This That is taking over Newcastle’s Wickham Park for the sixth time. Promising a little bit of this and a little bit of that, festivalgoers will be treated to an all-Australian line up spanning multiple genres from Electronica to Hip Hop and Rock. Complete with a fireworks display, the 2022 roster includes Client Liaison, Dune Rats, Mallrat, Hayden James, Jack River and more.

26 February 2022

Tickets from $160.05 each

61 Maitland Rd, Islington

Australian Music Festivals 2022: March

Ultra Music Festival 

Marking the return of one the biggest electronic music festivals in the world, Ultra is heading back to Melbourne next March. The highly anticipated line up which is still to be announced promises the biggest names in the biz – past years have seen the likes of DJ Snake, Zedd, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, and Dubfire. Ultra’s signature theatrics and larger than life set designs will see the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl transformed into the ultimate raver’s paradise with multiple stages to suit every energy throughout the day. 

5 March 2022

Tickets from $175 each

Kings Domain Gardens, Melbourne 

Red Hot Summer Concert

Say goodbye to summer and get ready to rock out by the seaside! With the majestic Granite Island as its backdrop, the Red Hot Summer Concert is going coastal with a brand new location in the waterfront Muwerang-Kent Reserve. Hunters & Collectors, James Reyne, the Living End, Killing Heidi, and Boom Crash Opera are among the line-up of rock dynamos to hit the stage when the festival arrives in South Australia next March. BYO picnic spread.

13 March 2022

Tickets from $128.90 each

Victor Harbour, South Australia 

WOMADelaide

Adelaide’s iconic open-air festival returns to its rightful home in 2022 after being forced to relocate last year’s festivities due to the pandemic. Celebrating its 30th year, the award-winning cultural arts celebration promises to be a big one. Spread across 34-hectares of the picturesque Botanic Park, more than 100 performers are set to perform across seven stages. Thirty have been confirmed so far including Baker Boy, The Cat Empire, Floating Points, Melbourne Ska Orchestra and Paul Kelly.

11 – 14 March 2022

Tickets from $181 each

Adelaide, South Australia

Australian Music Festivals 2022: April

Bluesfest Byron Bay

Each year music lovers of all ages gather in Tyagarah Tea Farm’s stunning Byron surrounds, to hear the reverberating pulse of blues, roots, country, pop, reggae, folk, hip-hop and jazz. A long list of musical greats have graced the stage over the years – think Bob Dylan, James Brown, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Led Zeppelin – and next year is no exception with Crowded House, Midnight Oil, The Cat Empire, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Baker Boy all set to take to the stage. Laid-back, family-friendly with a side serving of fun, this annual Blues-a-thon is a guaranteed must for any festival goer.

14 – 18th April 2022

Tickets from $146.34 each

Tyagarah Tea Farm, Byron Bay, NSW

Wine Machine
Wine Machine
Wine Machine

Back for its fourth season, this grape-laced gathering is as boujee as they come. Drink delicious drops by day then party by night with epic soundtracks from the likes of Hayden James, Hot Dub Time Machine and Eskimo Joe. Set over four dates in some of Australia’s most spectacular wine regions, vino and food lovers are in for a treat with gourmet delights at every corner. From local farmers' markets to cellar doors and long table lunches, navigate your way through some of the best produce and chardy Australia has to offer, and with a great music line-up too. Winning. 

Tickets from $97.13 each

13 March 2022 McLaren Vale; 19 March 2022 Canberra; 2 April Yarra Valley; 9 March Hunter Valley

Australian Music Festivals 2022: July

Splendour in the Grass
Splendour in the Grass
Splendour in the Grass

An eclectic Australian gem, Splendour in the Grass brings together some of the world’s biggest bands to the scenic setting of Byron Bay, for three days of interrupted rock, pop, indie, hip-hop, electronica and much, much more. As well as confirmed colossal headliners – Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator – you’ll find comedy shows, philosophical discussions, art installations, dance and circus workshops, plus a range of artisan food stalls and craft markets where you can stock up on local handmade delicacies. Fancy.

22 – 24 July 2022

Tickets from $189 each

North Byron Highlands, NSW

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