Time Out Melbourne

Nothing says musical reverie like worshipping in a field with thousands of other beery goons... and there are plenty of opportunities to do so in the coming two months

Zoo Twilights

The Melbourne Zoo has invited local and international musical acts for the Twilight Series. All tickets include full access to the zoo’s many attractions. Bring your own picnic or enjoy food from a variety of food outlets at the zoo. Parkville, Fri & Sat 24 Jan-8 Mar.

Riverboats Music Festival

The Riverboats Music Festival is back on the stunning banks of the Murray River and has produced a line-up of quite legendary Australian talent for the whole family to enjoy. Echuca, 14-16 Feb.

Rapture

Eminem will be returning to Australia to play his co-curated hip-hop festival, Rapture. He will be joined by Kendrick Lamar (drank), J.Cole and 360. Docklands, 19 Feb.

Soundwave

Each year this festival blows metal minds with its mix of fresh and vintage talent. 2014 brings us Green Day, Megadeth, Placebo, AFI, Korn, more! Flemington , 28 Feb. 

Apollo Bay Music Festival

The 22nd annual Apollo Bay Music Festival is bringing three days of live music, performances and art to the coast. It will feature independent artists of all genres from around the globe. Apollo Bay, 28 Feb-2 Mar.

Feskyval Music Festival

Feskyval celebrates a summer time barbecue's best friend: the humble esky. The mini-fest will be raising money for Kids Under Cover, which aims to prevent youth homelessness. Fairfield, 1 Mar. 

Lauriston Out Loud Music Festival

Homegrown musos Stonefield; Triple J Unearthed favourites Frank Dixon and Woody Pitney; Daryl Braithwaite from Sherbet and children's band the Workers are heading to Lauriston Girls' School for LoL Music Festival 2014 Armadale, 2 Mar.

Brunswick Music Festival

Standing alone as one of Australia's only inner city festival of folk, roots and world music the Brunswick Music Festival is returning in 2014 with host of local and international talent. Brunswick, 2-16 Mar.

Motor City Music Festival

Over three days, across five stages, the festival will focus on local music legends. The first two days are for adults, but the final day is all about bringing the family. Geelong, 7-9 Mar.

Port Fairy Folk Music Festival

Port Fairy will be flooded with international and local acts from as far afield as Mongolia and Ireland for four days of folk, sun and surf. Port Fairy, 7-10 Mar.

Golden Plains Eight

With golden tickets as precious as those found in Wonka bars, Golden Plains, set in a natural amphitheatre, is the gathering for discerning indie-heads. Ask regulars about it and they'll get misty-eyed. Meredith, 8-10 Mar.

Future Music Festival

Multi-genre mashing mega-fest Future Music, is returning in 2014 and with vengeance. The pop-electronic-EDM-rock-and-what-ever-else-they-god-damn-feel-like festival will be hitting Melbourne. Flemington, 9 Mar.

Rock in the Vines

This grass roots festival will be taking over Big Hill Vineyard for its inaugural outing, with 27 acts hitting three stages. Bendigo, 9 Mar.

Push Over

Melbourne's longest running all-ages music festival, Pushover, is set to take place on Labour Day 2014. The bill is heavy with Aussie hip hop, punk and rock acts, with Triple J Unearthed Artist of Year Remi headlining. Melbourne, 10 Mar. 

Live on the Lawn

This mini-music festival will be descending on Werribee Park for a day of live music, great food and excellent wine, all in the autumn sunshine. Werribee South, 16 Mar.

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