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Top Australia Festivals this season!

  • Posted by TripTide HQ
  • January 17, 2013 1:55 AM AEDT

Australia’s top festivals


      Big Day Out – Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide etc


Traveling from city to city, Big Day Out is Australia’s biggest and best known music festival.
This year will see stadium headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Killers rock a strong 40,000+ crowd in several locations throughout the country.
Along with an incredible musical line-up, BDO 2013 introduces the concept of Chow Town – music to your mouth.
Expect sensory overload with award winning dishes as festival organisers have chosen only the best chefs in the country to take part.

Food & Drink
Festivale – Launceston, Tasmania

Festivale is an exciting annual event attracting around 35,000 patrons each year. As one of Tasmania’s premier summer events this three day spectacular showcases the very best of Tasmanian food, wine, beer, arts and entertainment.
Located in Launceston’s historical City Park, Festivale is a summer event renowned for its celebrated destination as much as the event itself.  With ancient Elm trees and wide open spaces, festival goers can enjoy the delights Tasmanian cuisine has to offer whilst absorbing the perfectly picturesque surroundings.

2013 sees the 25th anniversary of Festivale so expect some extra special goings on this year!



Chinese New Year – Sydney and country wide

Chinese New Year is largely celebrated in Australia in recognition of Australia’s long standing Chinese cultural heritage.  Celebrations can last up to three weeks in Sydney with events such as the Grand Parade, Night Markets and Dragon Boat Races.
Firecrackers light the night sky while colourful and vibrant silk dragons dance the lantern lit streets.
Find a dedicated Chinatown to indulge in plenty of banquets and traditional fine feasts.

This year visiting performers and artists from the Chinese province of Shenzhen will lead celebrations in Sydney to ring in the year of the snake.


February – March
Perth International Arts Festival – Perth, WA

If you find yourself in or around Perth next month, you will be surrounded by some of the world’s best theatre, music, film, literature, visual and street arts as the 2013 Perth Festival gets into full swing.
As the oldest annual international multi-arts festival in the southern hemisphere, Perth Festival is rich in history and culture with something for the whole family to enjoy.
Focussed on offering local works of excellence an international audience, this festival supports local talent and celebrates the environmental culture of Western Australia.

A true treat for all! Each year offers new and exciting talent, see the website for a full calendar of events.



Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne, Victoria

The Australian Grand Prix is the much anticipated opening race of the Formula 1 season, with four fantastic days of jaw dropping action sports revellers come from all over the world to witness the world’s fastest drivers light up the tracks.
Alongside the race there is plenty of exciting off-track action as spectators can enjoy exhibition zones and breath-taking aerial displays by the Royal Australian Air Force.

Off-track action this year includes the adrenaline junkies of Nitro Circus Live, one of the greatest live action sports shows in the world will take the stage – free to all ticket holders, be sure not to miss out!


Images: Tourism Australia