You may think the cool change of season is a reason to stay inside, but you’ll be better off heading outside and soaking up the sun and sounds of these six superb music festivals happening throughout Queensland this month!
Celebrating the Gunggandji people and cultures represented in the region, Yarrabah Music And Cultural Festival comprises a full-day of live music, food stalls, local art, rides and cultural experiences including weaving, spear and shield making workshops. Presented by Queensland Music Festival (QMF), the event will see the reunion of five original members of legendary Australian group Yothu Yindi along with performances by Baker Boy, Thandi Phoenix, Yarrabah Brass Band and more. An immersive cultural experience that’ll ignite the senses, Yarrabah Festival is well worth making the trip for! All line-up, event and ticket info available HERE.
A throwback to the heyday of 90s Australian rock music that birthed the nation’s festival era, the inaugural Spring Loaded Festival is bringing back the spirit of beloved events like Big Day Out and Homebake for one glorious day. Featuring Spiderbait, Something For Kate, Jebediah as well as homegrown Brisbane legends like Custard and Screamfeeder, this one will leave punters literally smelling like teen spirit. All line-up, event and ticket info available HERE.
In honour of the longest night of the year, Northey St City Farm in Brisbane is hosting their annual Winter Solstice Festival featuring live music, dancing, talks and workshops for all ages, yummy food, a lantern parade and of course a mesmerising bonfire. Hitting the stage are local band Tin Star, singer-songwriter Mark Moroney, the funky Formidable Vegetable Sound System, and Sunny Coast band Bearfoot. A family-friendly, zero waste event, this is one to rug up and head out for! All line-up, event and ticket info available HERE.
A musical extravaganza showcasing the best of Australian music of the past, present, and future, Hot Fest is turning up the heat this winter with their Legends & Up-Comers edition on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The night will feature tunes from Swanee, Kevin Borich Express, Marie Wilson, Taste, Smoking Martha, Bounty Hunters Band, Tyler James and Cassidy Paris. Prepare to rock and rumble! All line-up, event and ticket info available HERE.
RIVER SESSIONS | 29 June | Mackay, QLD
Dubbed one of the ‘must do’ festivals in Queensland, River Sessions draws thousands of music lovers to the Mackay region with a smorgasbord of musical talent and hand-picked food and arts vendors. Supported by Triple J, this year’s festival features Queensland native and international pop sensation, Amy Shark along with fan favourites The Rubens, Illy, Skegss, Middle Kids, LDRU, Stand Atlantic and Alice Skye. Time to book flights to Mackay! All line-up, event and ticket info available HERE.
NECK OF THE WOODS MUSIC FESTIVAL | 29-30 June | Pinnacles, QLD
Showcasing over 20 hours of some of the best upcoming songwriters and bands in the country, Neck Of The Woods Music Festival is a local music and lifestyle event set on a property amongst the Pinnacles Mountain Range, 30 minutes from the Townsville CBD. An event the whole family can enjoy, the festival features two nights of camping, lifestyle activities (such as yoga workshops, art installations), an interactive children’s area and a festival marketplace showcasing Townsville’s best street food and artisan market stalls. Performers include Queensland’s own Boatkeeper, Greta Stanley and heavyweights BOO Seeka. Be sure to check out this Neck Of The Woods! All line-up, event and ticket info available HERE.
Feature image: courtesy of Wendy Wei.