ICYMI: A Stack Of Really Cool Festivals Got Announced Over The Past Week

Festival season is well and truly in full swing (it kinda goes all year but summer is when we really get into splashing out our hard earned cashola) and a whole heap of extra goodies just got added to the already jam-packed festival calendar.

On Saturday Woodford Folk Festival unveiled its full program, set to take place across the Woodfordia Parkland over the new year, with the likes of Gang Of Youths, Urthboy, Half Moon Run and Tash Sultana offering punters who missed out on Falls Festival tickets a (slightly) more chilled out alternative.

Adding to the list of New Year’s parties is a swag of extra acts added to the NYE On The Hill festival down in Loch Village, 2 hours out of Melbourne.

Caravana Sun, BATTS and Saltwood are just a few of the names set to join an already huge lineup featuring The Preatures, Dylan Joel and L-Fresh The Lion among others.

A common complaint all year round from the folks across the Nullabor is the absence of live music, but the recently announced Golden Plains festival has well and truly taken care of that issue in the new year.

Music fans out west will be treated to world-class sets when the likes of Neil Finn, Nicholas Jaar, Camp Cope, Olympia, Kurt Vile and more pile into the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre in March.

It’s a common complaint that Sydney and Melbourne get treated to all the best live music that the country has to offer. Sorry, everyone else, but you’re kind of right.

The recently announced Taronga Twilight Festival in Sydney will do absolutely nothing to help change that sentiment.

A stack of national and international superstars are set to perform headline sets in a series of concerts that will run for over a month and a half, with sets from The Rubens, Killing Heidi, Casey Chambers and Jet among the big names on the bill.

Further down the Hume, the enormous Melbourne Music Week isn’t all that’s going down. The Melbourne Zoo Twilights also attracting a collection of quality bands.

Attendees can expect to hear live music by Warpaint, Tegan and Sara, Peter Garett and Ball Park Music among others.

Let’s just take a moment to remember that all these gigs have just been announced this week alone.

If you’re really really picky and nothing here tickles your fancy, Festival Of The Sun, This That, UNIFY, Laneway or select Falls Festival dates also have limited tickets remaining.

One thing is for sure- don’t you dare make it through the summer without attending at least one of the above.

How good is summer?

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