Festival Australia provides details of hundreds of Australian festivals covering all genres, music, arts, flowers, historic, literary, fashion, sport, outback. We specialise in regional and suburban community events. Organisers can update or list your event here.

Sydney Latin Festival - When? 22-25 January, 2015 Where? Sydney Olympic Park, Sports Centre. Teaser below. More

Little Darlings NIGHT OWLS Kids Film Fest

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The Little Darlings Night Owls Kids’ Film Fest is returning to Darling Quarter this summer with a brand new program of sci-fi, classic Hollywood and family favourite feature films, and a selection of the best short films from Melbourne’s Little Big Shots. Lah Lah’s Big Live Band has curated a great line up of kids’ entertainers who will open each evening of Night Owls, and the popular After Hours sessions have been extended to include a third weekend of films for the grown-ups. The Little Darlings NIGHT OWLS Kids Film Fest screens from 9 - 25 January, 2015.  More

South Australian Country Music Festival

The South Australian Country Music Festival and Awards is the biggest and most prestigious country music awards in South Australia and the third biggest in Australia. National artists along with the best South Australian talent will appear at some ninety shows over ten days in twenty venues and only three daytime shows are held outdoors. When? End 9th May to the 8th June 2015 Where? Throughout the SA Riverland. More

January

FLiCKERFEST Australian & International Short Film Festival, Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach, Sydney - January 9-18th, 2015

Hobart Taste Festival, TAS

Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW -15-18 January, 2015

Cygnet Folk Festival, Tasmania - 9-11 Jan, 2015 , TAS

Flickerfest , Sydney - 9-18th January, 2015

Kiama International Arts Festival, NSW

The Southbound Festival is Western Australia's premier music, camping and arts festival and takes place in the heart of the scenic south west of the state. January (3-4 Jan, 2015) More

Parkes Elvis Festival
On the second week in January every year, the town of Parkes in Central New South Wales comes alive to the sounds of hip-swivelling Elvis Impersonators.

The 5 day Festival Program features a dazzling array of more than 140 individual events. Highlights of the Program will include Feature Concerts, the ever popular Elvis Gospel Church Service, the iconic Elvis Street Parade, the Crowning of Miss Priscilla, the Elvis Golf Day & Dinner, the Back to the Altar Wedding Ceremony and the Clubs NSW Elvis Poets Breakfast. More

Blue Mountain's Music Festival

Conceived in March 1995, with a challenge from American folk legend Tom Paxton to ‘ just do it'. The event is now based around seventy or so concerts by world class acoustic practitioners, both seasoned campaigners and emerging talents. The festival has acquired an enviable international reputation for the quality of programming and production, and there is fierce competition amongst the touring fraternity of musicians for inclusion. Fabulous line-up for 2015. When? 13-15 March, 2015 Who? John Butler, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Dan Sultan, Jordie Lane, David Bridie, Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner, Chris While & Julie Matthews ++ More

Adelaide Festival Centre Unveils 2015 Season Offerings14-Dec-2014

Adelaide Festival Centre cements its position as one of the nation’s leading cultural prec..

Fabulous Programme for 20th Castlemaine State Festival14-Dec-2014

On 10 December 2014 Martin Paten launched the 20th Castlemaine State Festival program, Befo..

MODERN FOLK MUSIC WITH A SCOTTISH BACKBONE COMING TO OZ13-Dec-2014

THE CELTS ARE COMING...! Australian Tour December 26, 2014– January 31, 2015 Black M..

NOW Sydney’s mind-blowing annual festival of exploratory and improvised music January 201513-Dec-2014

The NOW - Sydney’s mind-blowing annual festival of exploratory and improvised music -..

Perth International Arts Festival Classical Music Programme 201513-Dec-2014

Perth International Arts Festival has announced it's program of Classical Music in 2015. Featuring i..

SO FRENCHY SO CHIC IN THE PARK RETURNS THE LOVE IN 201513-Dec-2014

In 2015 So Frenchy So Chic In The Park returns, bringing the charm of provincial France and the atti..

Sydney Festival - Zhang Huan: Sydney Buddha from 8 January until 15 March 201513-Dec-2014

World Premier “One of China’s most daring artists.” The New York Times ..

Sydney Film Festival’s Travelling Film Festival in NT13-Dec-2014

TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL HITS KATHERINE A carefully curated selection of films will travel o..

Soundwave

Soundwave is an annual music festival held in major cities around Australia. The festival originated in Perth, Western Australia and began traveling to the other Australian capital cities in 2007. It features a number of international and Australian music acts, from various genres including rock, metal and punk acts. Headlining in 2015 Slipknot - Faith No More - Soundgarden Dates? Various - More

Australian Folk Festival Calendar.

We have a brilliant folk music scene here in Australia with events generally marked by a relaxed family friendly atmosphere, fine musicians and yarn spinners a plenty. Each festival has it's own character, some prefering traditional folk whilst others favour contemporary folk with a big twist of world music. You will find well over 60 event details in our annual calendar. More

Flower Festivals Blooming Around Australia

Australia's flower festivals mostly take place in the southern spring with the majority happening in September through November. An exception is Caloundra Ginger Flower Festival in sub-tropical Queensland which takes place in January. More


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Sydney Festival

For three weeks each January the Festival offers a rich program of around 80 events involving upwards of 500 artists from Australia and abroad covering dance, theatre, music, visual arts, crossmedia and forums. In any given year, it makes use of most of the main theatres across the city including Sydney Theatre, CarriageWorks, City Recital Hall, venues at the Sydney Opera House and in Parramatta. Where? Sydney, NSW When ? 8 -26 January, 2015. More

Pause Fest is Australia’s premier digital event, aimed at supporting and showcasing the best in creative and tech from Australia and all over the world.

Each Pause festival tells a story through a unique theme. In 2015, the theme is Pure

In 2014, Pause lit up Federation Square, with over 6,000 people flocking to the innovation capital of Australia. From humble beginnings in 2011, Pause Fest has rapidly grown to become one of the most anticipated events on the bustling Australian festival calendar. Pause Fest attracts a powerful mix of industry professionals, startups and early adopters from a broad range of digital disciplines. The event represents a unique opportunity for locals to connect, collaborate and launch projects alongside global leaders and visionary brands. When? 9-15 February, 2015 Melbourne, VIC. Visit Site

Threadbo Blues Festival 16-18 January, 2015 - more

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Adelaide Festival of Arts

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Since its launch in 1960, the Festival has created a strong tradition of innovation and inspirational performances, drawing on selections of very diverse art forms from across Australia and around the world. The festival is held in March of every ‘even' year and presents a rich and diverse program of international and Australian cultural performers and events. Where? Adelaide. SA When? Adelaide Festival runs for 17 days and nights from 27 Feb to Sunday March 15, 2015. More

Perth International Arts Festival

The Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF), held in Western Australia every summer, showcases some of the world's finest artists and performers. It presents a jam-packed program of world-class theatre, music, dance, literature and visual arts.

PIAF is the oldest international arts festival in Australia and the state's premier cultural event. It is renowned for its enthralling productions and the big name acts it attracts. Where? Perth, WA When? Feb - early March. 13 Feb -7 March , 2015. More

Brisbane Festival

brisbaneFor three weeks extraordinary international and Australian artists and productions, free world-class events, emerging fringe theatre, inspiring conversation and debate will fill the theatres, parks and suburban streets for Brisbane Festival. Every night during the three weeks of the Brisbane Festival, the main viewing area at South Bank's Cultural Precinct buzzes with festival atmosphere as people enjoy the Santos Lounge, music stages, food and beverage outlets, and other installations. Where? Brisbane, Queensland. When? September Highlights? Programme announced mid-yea. More

Guest Artist Videos- Kishi Bashi - Kate FaganGuest Album - Lux - afengum (appearing at Illawarra Folk Festival in Jan, 2015 - Russell Peters. Could someone please invite this guy to an Australian Comedy Festival please?

Southbound Festival, Bussleton, WA - 3-4 Jan, 2015 - more

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Community Festivals

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The Muster is unique in that it is the only “all Australian” country music festival in Australia. Chad Morgan, Terry Gordon, Owen Blundell, Reg Poole and Pixie Jenkins who all appeared at the first Muster and will again be on stage together for the 30th festival along with Bec Hance, Justin Standley, Brian Letton, Keith Jamieson and Charmaine Pout. When? 31st January - 1st February Where? Bungendore, NSW. More

On the last weekend in February of each year since 1997, the township of Tumbarumba plays host to "Tumbafest" a celebration of music, wine and food. Attractions include a jam-packed schedule of Main Stage entertainment, sublime regional wines, lots of arts and craft vendors, extensive food stalls, wine tasting, a farmer's market, as well as activities and entertainment for children. When? 21-22 Feb, 2015 Where? Tumbarumba, NSW More

The Julia Creek Dirt & Dust Festival now offers visitors three jam-packed days of fun and entertainment.Experience real outback hospitality when the tiny North West Queensland outback town of Julia Creek swells from 400 people to 3,000 in one weekend! See the gutsy outback triathlon teams in action, back a winner at the Artesian Express Outback Horse Races, kick on til late with nightly outdoor concerts, or check out the spectacular Dirt n Dust Bullride, sanctioned by PBR. When? April 17th -19th, 2015 Where? Julia Creek, Queensland More

For five days Exhibition Park in Canberra becomes a magic place, filled with colour and sound. Hundreds of the world's best musicians perform daily, in a non-stop flow of entertainment across twenty two fabulous venues. Every day is packed with workshops and sessions, where you can join in the dancing, singing and playing and become part of the celebration. It's all there for you; once you've bought your ticket and come through the gates you won't need to leave. When? 2-6 April, 2015 Where? Exhibition Park, Canberra, ACT More

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10 Days in The Towers Festival an annual event that brings the historic North Queensland town of Charters Towers to life in a very unique way.

Staged during the last week of April and the first week of May each year, 10 Days in The Towers is a celebration of many things. To the fore is the sound of country music which can be heard daily in the town’s many hotel bars and on the streets of the central business district as the popular buskers entertain shoppers and passers-by. When? End April/Beginning May Where? Charters Towers, Queensland More

Ironfest - Lithgow, NSW - 2015 Theme 'Gypsy Dreadnought'

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Ironfest, it is an arts Festival with a Metal Edge, featuring art exhibitions, stalls, live music, street performance, historical re-enactments, (including St George's Day Jousting and a Napoleonic battle re-enactment entitled ‘The Battle of Lithgow' featuring infantry, cannons and cavalry!), blacksmithing demonstrations, workshops, busking competitions, automotive displays, educational, historical and technological displays and lots more. When? April 18-19, 2015 Where? Lithgow, NSW. More

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Since it was established in 1955, the Moomba Festival has become an institution, unfolding in the city's parks, along its streets and on the waters of the Yarra River. The festival is as familiar to Melbourne as Aussie Rules and the Melbourne Cup.

One of the biggest and longest-running festivals in Australia, Moomba has survived in spite of its critics, and it commands a strong place in the social history of the city.

Moomba has always sought community involvement. In early festivals, post-war migrants celebrated their cultural backgrounds through traditional costumes and performances. In the mid 60s, with a turn towards a more arts-oriented program, Aboriginal, Jewish, Italian and Latvian arts featured prominently. Multiculturalism has been widely accepted since the early 1990s, and cultural diversity has been well represented at Moomba ever since.

When? March Where? Melbourne, VIC More

st_kilda_filmCelebrating the spectacular triumphs of our local film industry with a cavalcade of pictures everyone must see.

The St Kilda Film Festival is Australia's largest and oldest short film festival.

Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, it is now an Academy Awards® qualifying event - award-winning films from St Kilda Festival are eligible for consideration in the Short Film Awards section of the Oscars®.

St Kilda Festival provides the most comprehensive overview of the national short film industry, screening the Top 100 short film entries received each year alongside a rich program of new music videos, international short films, special screenings and events. Each year, the Festival also includes a Filmmaker Development Program and Industry Open Day. When? 21-30 May, 2015 Where? St. Kilda, Melbourne, VIC. More .

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The annual Lasseters Lions Camel Cup is Australia's original camel race which attracts visitors to Alice Springs from all over the world. The event is organised by the Lions Alice Springs Camel Cup Committee.

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While camels have reputation as dedicated 'ships of the desert', these magnificent beast are certaily not short on personality. Racing cranky old camels might be a nightmares for riders and handlers, but it makes for magnificent viewning. These magnificent beasts can easily spit over three metres, have been known to bite, snarl and generally prefer to do things at their own pace.  When? 11 July, 2015 When? Blatherskite Prk, Alice Springs, NT

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This festival features 11 days of music and events. Cooly Rocks On culminates in a Grand Finale weekend) with an international guest artist, eight outdoor stages, bands, rockabilly, swing, major dance party in the streets, dance compe titions, car show with 1300+ hot rods, custom and classic cars (over $50 million worth of cars on display), nightly car cruises, street parade and market stalls. Where? Throughout Coolangatta & Tweed Heads When? End May/ June (29 May 29 - June 8, 2015