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Melbourne Music Week

The annual city festival celebrating Melbourne music is back and this year it's bigger than ever, with 250 local and international artists appearing at 110 events over 40 locations. Around Melbourne, Nov 14-23.

Queenscliff Music Festival

The Queenscliff Music Festival has announced its first lineup for 2014, and as far as rock, folk and dance-tastic wild cards go, it's got something for everybody. Queenscliff, Nov 28-30.


Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Diplo, Skrillex – the list goes on for the two-day mega-festival. And that’s barely scratching the surface. Last year, the organisers of Stereosonic expanded the festival into two full days of house, techno, bass, trance and electro. Melbourne Showrounds, Dec 6-7.

Meredith Music Festival

Aunty Meredith, we’ve missed you. Lodged between the start of summer and Christmas Day is a weekend of pure musical bliss – wonderfully devoid of timetable clashes, BYO booze bans and dickheads. Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Dec 12-14.

The Falls Music & Arts Festival: Lorne

The five-day celebration unveils a cracker lineup with something for everyone. Lorne, Dec 28-1 Jan.

Beyond the Valley

Well this is interesting. A new New Year's Eve festival has been announced, expected to draw 10,000 punters in its first year. Beyond the Valley will be on Phillip Island – the former NYE site of the fated Pyramid Rock Festival. Phillip Island, Dec 30-Jan 1.


A brand spankin' new heavy metal music festival will be descending on picturesque pastures of South Gippsland. The all Australian line up is skewed towards the punk, hardcore and metal end of the music spectrum. Tarwin Lower, Jan 10-11.

St Jerome's Laneway Festival

St Jerome's Laneway Festival has announced a date and a location for its 2015 outing. Melbourne will see a wave of excellent indie artists descend upon the Footscray Community Arts Centre on Saturday February 7 next year. Footscray Comminity Arts Centre, Sat Feb 7.

Port Fairy Folk Music Festival

Port Fairy will be flooded with over 100 international and local acts performing over six main stages for four days of folk, sun and surf. Port Fairy, Mar 6-9.

Rolling Green

We have already personally taken advantage of the promoters of Day on the Green's marriage of wine and song. In the past they've put on vineyard shows of Paul Kelly, the Pretenders, Blondie and many more. Rochford Winery, Sun Apr 5.

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