Australian Wearable Art Festival: Fusion of Fashion and Art


Theme: The Australian Wearable Art Festival is a celebration of the convergence of art and fashion. It's a platform where artists and designers push the boundaries of creativity by crafting stunning wearable artworks that are both visually striking and thought-provoking. The festival's theme evolves each year, challenging participants to explore new horizons in the world of wearable art. Australian Wearable...

Albury’s Write Around the Murray


Dates: September each year (Wednesday 11 – Sunday 15 September 2024) Location: Albury, New South Wales Write Around the Murray(WAM) is a celebration of the literary arts, dedicated to fostering a love for reading, writing, and storytelling. This festival serves as a platform for voices from various backgrounds to be heard, connecting people through the power of narrative. Each year, WAM...

Dive Into a Bygone Era at Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival

Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival

Dive into a bygone era where rock n roll, classic cars, and retro fashion reign supreme! Marking its 20th anniversary in 2024, the Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival celebrates the 1950s and 60s culture in Kurri Kurri, NSW. The festival takes place on the last weekend in March, except in 2024 with upcoming dates set for 23 & 24 March 2024,...

Canberra Floriade: A Million September Blooms to Gladden Your Heart


Each year Australia's capital sees the much-anticipated Canberra Floriade Festival. Held in the picturesque Commonwealth Park, this month-long event takes place in September and into October, inviting locals and tourists alike to witness the spectacle of over one million flowers in bloom. The festival was originally conceived to commemorate Australia's Bicentenary and Canberra's 75th anniversary back in 1988. In 2024,...

Henry Lawson Festival: Celebrating The Poetry of Australia’s Famous Poet


Grenfell is the birthplace of Henry Lawson, one of Australia's most famous poets born on Grenfell's gold fields in 1867. To commemorate his birth and his contribution to the arts, Grenfell hosts the annual Henry Lawson Festival on the June long weekend. Born in Grenfell and having spent part of his childhood in Gulgong, Lawson's legacy is commemorated through a...

Miriam Lieberman: Soaring Vocal Harmonies and Melodic Songs


New album Just Transforming by The Guardian amongst one of the top 10 releases of 2021-“All lilting folk tunes overlaid with sprightly Kora (West African harp) playful strings and dreamy three part harmonies as though Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon had convened in a Bamako back street. “ - The Guardian December 2021 “ When Miriam Lieberman sings “lay your burden down” on this (new) album’s first...

Cronulla Jazz and Blues Festival: A Free Musical Feast by the Beach


Dates: June in past years Location: Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia The Cronulla Jazz and Blues Festival, held in the vibrant Sydney seaside suburb of Cronulla in New South Wales, Australia, offers a unique blend of blues, jazz, roots, and Americana. Festival-goers can expect over 100 free performances across multiple stages. Previously, the festival staged special ticketed events, complemented by beer...

Celebrating Music and Community: The Charters Towers Country Music Festival


The Charters Towers Country Music Festival is one of Australia’s largest country music festivals. Established in 1978, the festival has grown significantly over the years and has been instrumental in launching the careers of artists like Samantha McClymont and Brendon Walmsley. We visited the festival in 2012 in a former incarnation of Festival Australia, we have included a phot...

Deni Ute Muster: Country Music and One Very Large Party


When? October each year Where? Deniliquin, NSW The Deni Ute Muster is an annual event held in Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia. In its first year, it attracted around 3,000 utes, and over the years, it has grown significantly, now attracting approximately 25,000 attendees. The event spans three days and features live country music concerts, an occasional decent bit of rock,...

Best of Folk and Blues at the Blue Mountains Music Festival

Blue Mountains Music Festival

Festival Name: Blue Mountains Music Festival Dates: Takes place in March each year. Location: Katoomba, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia First held in the 1990s this annual festival incorporates folk, roots, and blues music, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Blue Mountains. The festival features over 40 acts with 100 music performances across multiple stages, cultural exhibitions, workshops,...