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Australian music festivals

It’s well known that the U.S and U.K host a number of world renowned music festivals such as Coachella in California, and Brownstock Music Festival in Essex.  But what about the music festival scene in our own backyard of Australia?  Let’s examine three popular music festivals hosted in the Great Southern Land.

Big Day Out

This is an annual music festival held in five Australian cities: Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth, usually in late January every year.  Produced by Creative Festival Entertainment, it typically features seven or eight stages where mainstream international acts and local acts from genres such as contemporary rock music and electronic music perform.


Held in the Netherlands and Australia each year, Defqon was founded by festival organiser Q-dance in 2003.  The festival predominantly features hardstyle music, and its sister genres including hardcore techno, jumpstyle and hard trance.  A characteristic of this festival its its running time of twelve hours, from 11 a.m to 11 p.m concluded with a fireworks display.  The festival has been gaining popularity, with the Sydney event attracting as many as 18, 000 concert-goers.

Future Music

Debuting in 2006, this festival visits five Australian cities and largely features dance music. Future Music Festival is normally held in late February to early March and has been headlined by well-known acts including The Chemical Brothers, New Order and The Prodigy.

Want to read more on this topic?  Visit Jack Tregoning’s Australian Best Festival List


Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Big Day Out tour dates have been leaked!

It’s that time of year again–great music, good vibes, awesome crowd and a whole lot of sun and sweat.

Yep, you guessed it, the BDO tour dates for 2014 have been announced to get you even more excited for the upcoming summer! Why so early you ask? Well according to the pedestrian.tv site, the dates were originally going to be announced on the 31st of this month, however, the promo poster (with all the tour dates) was uploaded online by ‘accident’! Whether if it’s true or not, we’re not complaining! Works in our favour–the more notice, the better!

But don’t get too excited! Only the dates have been announced, the venues on the other hand have yet to be revealed–well, except for QLD and Auckland, the lucky ducks! And Sydneysiders are also on a lucky streak considering they’ve been granted 2 days of BDO festivities! So without further adieu, here are the dates (and some of the venues) for BDO 2014 in courtesy of pedestrian.tv:

Friday January 17th – Western Springs, Auckland
Sunday January 19th – Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
Friday January 24th – Venue TBC, Melbourne
Sunday January 26th – Venue TBC, Sydney
Monday January 27th – Venue TBC, Sydney
Friday January 31st – Venue TBC, Adelaide
Sunday February 2nd – Venue TBC, Perth

There you have it! Something to look forward to this summer! Let’s just hope there won’t be as many heat strokes as last year’s BDO sydney event on Australia Day!

So who would you like to see at the 2014 BDO lineup? Let us know below!

Source: PedestrianTV