Music Festivals

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Catering for tons of excitement and happiness, Sydney music festivals bring out the best in people by boasting the best acts from all over the world and exciting local acts to combine for exceptional music all in one place. Some of the country’s biggest and best music festivals are right here in Sydney, waiting for musical fans to plunge into an amazing atmosphere and become part of a outstanding musical celebration.

 

Music festivals in Sydney cater for a combination of spectacular international artists, amazing enjoyment and a short break from all the glitz and glamour that is the Sydney city.

1

 Stereosonic

The Stereosonic music festival is notably the biggest and best dance music festival in Australia and can be enjoyed by all ages 18 years and up! Sydney’s edition of Stereosonic takes out the crown for the largest with more than 60,000 people flocking to ANZ Stadium each year. This years Stereosonic has failed to disappoint with a star studded cast of international DJ’s including Avicci, Tiesto, Carl Cox, Calvin Harris, Example and many many more!

 

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2

  Future Music Festival

Another popular festival in Sydney is the Future Music Festival which has long been a crowd favourite. Future Music Festival is an Australian dance music festival, usually held in February and March which caters for the worlds best artists of the future. After seeing musicians Swedish House Mafia, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J, Knife Party and Skrillex fit the bill for 2012, we will have to wait and see what 2013 has in store.

 

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3

  Big Day Out

The Big Day Out provides a wide array of music genres from Contemporary Rock through to Electronic music and Hip Hop. This music festival first started in Sydney back in 1992 on the Australia Day public holiday and has since gone from strength to strength, boasting great acts such as Nirvana, Metallica and the Black Eyed Peas. The 2013 line-up includes acts Red Hot Chilli Peppers, the Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, B.O.B and Nicky Romero.

 

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4

  Parklife

The Parklife festival was first held in a park in the year 2000. It was started because people wanted to share music with other open minded people in a beautiful outdoor setting amongst grass, trees and brilliant blue skies, in the heart of the city. This years Parklife will be held in Centennial Park, Sydney and boast another awe-inspiring line-up including The Presets, Passion Pit, Plan B, Nero, Rizzle Kicks, Chiddy Bang and more!

 

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5

  Defqon.1

The Defqon.1 music festival is held annually in the Netherlands and Sydney, Australia. Founded in 2003, the festival plays mainly hardstyle music such as hardcore techno, jumpstyle and hard trance. Dare to be different and become inspired by the amazing stage set ups, pyrotechnics and choose to either camp on the party island or book your own Sydney accommodation.

 

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6

  Laneway Festival

This fresh and unique festival has been providing musical greatness since it began in 2004. The Laneway festival provides different settings and surrounds and is considered as Australia’s most insurgent and unique pop music event. Over the years, Laneway has catered for many outstanding international and local acts including Little Red, Gotye, The Presets, Girl Talk, The Temper Trap, The xx and much more!

 

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7

  Soundwave

Soundwave is a music festival held across major cities in Australia including Sydney. The festival caters for mostly Rock, Metal and Punk music and was first started in 2007. Since the Soundwave festival began, it has hosted a number of great musicians and rock bands including The Offspring, Jimmy Eat World and Iron Maiden. The 2013 festival boasts possibly the biggest and best line-up since it has started with Metallica, Linkin Park, Blink 182, Slayer, Paramore, Cypress Hill, Bullet For My Valentine and much much more!

 

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8

  Creamfields

The Creamfields music festival was established in Australia in 2010 and has since been a crowd favourite. This annual dance music festival provides an exceptional day out, with so many spectacular performances from recent times by international dance music heroes LMFAO, David Guetta, Martin Solvieg, Skrillex and Deadmau5.

 

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