SUM­MER SOUNDS

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Long days of sun­shine and warm, hu­mid nights are the per­fect com­bi­na­tion for a mu­sic fes­ti­val, and there are plenty to choose from in the com­ing months.

FAIRGROUNDS

BERRY, NSW 8–9 DE­CEM­BER

A bou­tique fes­ti­val in Berry, two hours’ drive south of Sydney, of­fers a stel­lar pro­gram of rock and in­die names, foodie of­fer­ings (in­clud­ing a Paper­bark Camp pop-up restaurant) and a swim­ming pool to lounge by. fairgrounds.com.au

FALLS FES­TI­VAL

BY­RON BAY, NSW 31 DE­CEM­BER – 2 JAN­UARY LORNE,VIC 28–31 JAN­UARY MARION BAY,TAS 29–31 DE­CEM­BER FREMANTLE,WA 6–7 JAN­UARY The undis­puted mack daddy of sum­mer fes­ti­vals, Falls just keeps get­ting big­ger. Ex­pect to see Liam Gal­lagher, An­gus & Ju­lia Stone, Flume, Fleet Foxes and Daryl Braith­waite; yes, you read that right.

LET THEM EAT CAKE

WERRIBEE PARK,VIC 1 JAN­UARY

On the grounds of an Ital­ianate man­sion, this fes­ti­val is a cel­e­bra­tion of all things dance (with in­ter­na­tional and local DJs crowd­ing the tal­ent list) that’s styled as a gar­den party with ar­ti­sanal food and cock­tail bars on standby. let­the­meat­cak­enyd.com.au

ELECTRIC GAR­DEN PERTH,WA 19 JAN­UARY BRISBANE, QLD 25 JAN­UARY SYDNEY, NSW 27 JAN­UARY Now in three states, Electric Gar­den has a ros­ter of in­ter­na­tional and local DJs lined up for its full-day ex­trav­a­gan­zas. This year is head­lined by Fat­boy Slim. elec­tric­gar­dens.com.au

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