Music Festivals in Sydney during the Summer…?  You’ve got some incredible options to choose!  There are tons of amazing music festivals in Australia, but there is no better place for a festival junky than to spend your summer in Sydney.  Get your festival crew together, purchase your tickets (if available), and start planning for an epic party!

Not all of these festivals are actually in Sydney, but close enough near by that would be easy to travel to.


Halloween.  24 Hours.  Non-Stop Party.  Camping.  Secret Forest Destination.  Doesn’t this sound like the most epic way to spend your evening on the spookiest night of the year.  The crew over at Have You Heard Events is known for throwing some of the sickest parties in Sydney, and they’ve got something really special lined up for everyone attending The Afterlife.

“This Halloween, we will take you on a voyage of discovery to what lies beneath and gazes down from above. An adventure like no other. For 24 hours you will dive deep into the rabbit hole where beautiful scenery, fun and games including a swimming pool,  Sydney’s finest local DJs and a few more surprises await you.” 

Tickets are ALMOST Sold-Out, so act quick and secure your tickets now.

From The Garden of Eden to Valhalla to The Purgatory and back again. Where will you end up?


2) Harbourlife

  • When:  November 8, 2015
  • Where:  Sydney
  • Website:
  • Why:  The one party a year with the view people travel 20,000km to see; Harbourlife brings quality house music to the best-located dance floor in the country.  With a stacked line-up that includes Derrick Carter, Eats Everything, Dixon,  and Bookah Shade (and more) — this is guaranteed to be one solid party.

Tickets Sold Out.  (Check Gumtree & Facebook event in hopes of finding a ticket )


3)  Stereosonic

  • When:  November 28, 2015
  • Where:  Sydney Showground
  • Website:
  • Why:  Australia’s largest electronic music festival definitely needs to be on your festival bucket list.  Every year they bring the biggest acts in the industry, build impressive stages, and create an incredible atmosphere.  The line-up this year includes names like Armin Van Buuren, Major Lazer, MK, What So Not, Andrew Rayel, Claude Von Stroke, Will Sparks, and so many more.

Join the Facebook Event Page


4)  Subsonic

  • When:  December 3-5, 2015
  • Where:  Riverwood Downs, New South Wales
  • Website
  • Why:  Subsonic is a solid weekend of exceptional electronic, roots and soulful music in the gorgeous surrounds of Riverwood Downs Mountain Valley Resort – a therapeutic three hour drive from Sydney.  Nothing but the best minimal, house, and techno.

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5)  The Plot

  • When:  December 5, 2015
  • Where:  Parramatta Park, Sydney
  • Website:
  • Why:   With an impressively large and eclectic line-up, The Plot is a one-day festival that shouldn’t be missed.  Located in the beautiful Parramatta Park, spread over three stages, this festival will keep your feet moving the entire time.

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6)  Lost Paradise

  • When:  December 29, 30, 31
  • Where:  Glenworth Valley, New South Wales (75 minutes outside Sydney)
  • Website:
  • Why:  A 3 day festival of camping, music, food, art and yoga, lovingly wrapped in community.  Can you think of a better place to welcome in the new year?

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7)  Field Day

  • When:  New Years Day
  • Where:  Sydney
  • Website:
  • Why:  Set on the first day of the year at its beautiful iconic Sydney venue, The Domain. Field Day is the smart way to celebrate New Years and is also our city’s most popular boutique music festival. It’s known for a super-friendly atmosphere and quality line-ups mixing hip-hop, house, indie and electronic artists from around the world.

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8)  Electric Gardens

  • When:  January 23rd, 2016
  • Where:  Centennial Park, Sydney
  • Website:
  • Why:  They might have only released three names at the moment, but with a name as big as Fat Boy Slim — that’s reason enough to check out this epic party.  Supported by John Digweed & James Zabiela, you know this is going to be a day filled with non-stop incredible dance tunes.  Book your tickets, and get ready for an epic day in Centennial Park.

**UPDATE:  This line-up has grown into a festival better than I ever could have imagined.  Dubfire, Erick Morillo, and Nic Fanciulli are massive additions!  This is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of summer in Sydney! 

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9)  St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

  • When:  February 7, 2016  (Sunday)
  • Where:  Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road
  • Website
  • Why:  This festival is touring all over Australia, New Zealand, and even stretches as far as Singapore.  With an amazing, large, and diverse line-up — Laneway Festival is going to be an experience worth checking out.  If you don’t go for anyone

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Summertime in Sydney = Festivals Galore 

Make sure you check out my other blog posts on music festivals.

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8 replies
    • Jones says:

      Glad I could help out! I’m going to Afterlife this weekend, Stereosonic later this month, and hopefully Harbour Life as well. We’ll see though! Let’s grab a beer sometime in Sydney!

    • Jones says:

      No worries! Yeah, I’ve been to quite a few in Europe as well. I definitely think they put on the best festivals over there, but am excited to cross off a few over in Australia! I’m going to the Afterlife this weekend, Stereosonic later this month, possibly Subsonic depending on finding a crew. So many good options!


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