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.
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
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