Are you looking for something to do this summer? What better way to amp up the season than going into some of the best music festivals in New South Wales? Music lover or not, these events will surely get you in the groove all summer long.
So rent a motorhome and drive to these New South Wales music festivals this season:
Thredbo Blues Festival (January 15 to 18)
Twenty-five of some of the greatest Aussie artists will gather to perform over a weekend and you’ll soon find yourself singing along to their popular songs. Catch Russell Morris, Fiona Boyes, Christina Crofts, Andrea Marr and much more at Thredbo Village, Alpine Way in Snowy Monaro. Get your full weekend pass for $150.
Electric Gardens (January 23)
Dance to the groove of a new boutique summer dance music festival at the Centennial Park, Parkes Drive, Sydney. Celebrate Australia Day with English Electro icon Fatboy Slim and some of the biggest names in the music dance scene. Ticket prices range from $50 for General Admissions to $275 for VIP Garden.
Goat Island Sounds (January 26)
Its that time again to listen to Triple J’s Hottest 100 in a picnic backdraft of the Sydney Harbour National Park. Enjoy a night with the fastest rising stars of electronic music while feasting on picnic delights from Mary’s and Pretty Picnics. General admission tickets are sold for $62.50 and VIP tickets at $122.50, both with booking fees.
BY Mahendra Purwa
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival (February 7)
Touring around seven cities in three countries, the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is set to showcase the best of eccentric hip-hop, intelligent pop, leftfield electronica and shambolic punk. Catch all the action at Sydney College of The Arts, Balmain Road. Get your tickets for only $165 including booking fee and GST.
Mountain Sounds Festival (February 20)
The proudly local, environmentally sustainable music event is at it again after a successful run last year. This year it promises to fill Mount Penang Parklands, Central Coast Highway, Kariong in the Central Coast with songs from local and international artists from different genres. Ticket price ranges from $79 to $139.
Good Life ’16 – U18s Festival (February 26)
It’s the music festival exclusively for teens. Enjoy music from 20 of Australia’s hottest artist while enjoying an outdoor cinema, a sports zone, a water park and a theme park. Hip-hop star A$AP Rocky and RnB singer Jeremih are headlining the event. You can also catch some of the famous local celebrities. The Good Life ‘16 will be held at Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park. Ticket prices range from $92 to $175.
Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ (March 5)
Central Coast’s most awaited music fest combines a News Orleans music theme and tasty treats into one world class event. Eat Texan-style barbecue and soul food to satisfy your cravings. Girrakool also features indigenous bands that play aboriginal music. Tickets are sold at $75 for adults and $38 for children. Group tickets get discounted prices.
Byron Bay Bluesfest (March 24 to 28)
If you want a taste of music from all parts of the world, then head on to the Byron Bay Bluesfest- Aussie’s leading contemporary Blues & Roots music festival. Seven stages and 200 performances over five days promise to draw an audience of more than 100,000 from all over the country. International artists like Tom Jones, Bob Dylan, John Legend and more will perform at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Black Rock Road in the Northern Coast. Complete the 5-day event for $525. One day tickets range from $159 to $179.
The most convenient way to enjoy the upcoming New South Wales music festivals, which can last from a day to a full weekend, is by renting a motorhome or campervan. Here you can sleep, prepare food and even take a bath inside the vehicle. If nothing else, it helps you save a lot of money during the trip. But make sure that you book early because a lot of people are lining up to rent a motorhome to catch these music festivals. To get the best deals for motorhome and campervan, visit Salamanda Travel’s website and book your vehicle now!