It's festival season: Your live music and positive vibe guide for the next month
It’s officially festival season.
While it may seem like the festival cream of the crop comes over Christmas and New Years' period, we’ve still got a whole month of fanatic festivals and energy-fuelled gigs to get to.
So, if you want to get rolling before the silly season, we’ve got you covered with all the live music and positive vibes for the next month.
Festival X - Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth - Multiple Dates
Festival X returns to Australia with some of the biggest acts in the electronic and hip-hop space coming to multiple dates across the country.
And when we say biggest, we mean biggest.
Multiple Grammy, Billboard and Brit Award winner, Calvin Harris headlines the festival in what will be set full of energy and nostalgia from one of the best DJs of the last decade.
He’ll be joined by the modern-day queen of hip-hop, Megan Thee Stallion. The American rapper burst onto the scene in 2016 with provocative lyrics and iconic ‘hot girl s**t’. I mean who doesn’t want to be in that crowd when ‘WAP’ goes off?
Elsewhere on the hip-hop realm is Don Toliver who has become a staple of the scene with songs such as ‘Lemonade’, ‘No Idea’, and ‘After Party’. Catch us hugging our mates in the mosh.
It honestly gets better.
What better way to spend a day partying in the sun than with some of the best international DJs will be on the billing; we’re talking house dons Green Velvet and John Summit, as well as bass legends Sub Focus and Wilkinson. It’s set to be an energy-fuelled day.
On the local front, ‘Down Under’s’ own Luude will be returning home after a mammoth European tour, with the likes of Anna Lunoe, and Bad Rapper also bringing all the Aussie vibes.
It’s set to be a mammoth festival.
Boiler Room - Sydney / Melbourne - November 26 / December 3
This is going to be fun.
The Boiler Room name has become synonymous with some of the best DJ sets and artist-making moments in the history of dance music.
And they’re coming to Australia for two huge nights.
If you’ve ever watched a Boiler Room set you know the energy will be unmatched.
In Melbourne, they’ll be heading to the Port Melbourne Industrial Centre For The Arts for a day-long party headlined by one of Australia’s greatest exports and dance music pioneers, Mall Grab.
On the local front, there will also be C.FIRM, DJ Lakota and upcoming party starter Pretty Girl, and they’ll be joined by international acts salute and Yung Singh.
The vibes are going to be immaculate.
Sydney will welcome Boiler Room a week later at the iconic Hordern Pavillion in what will be a huge party.
Huge acts such as Jennifer Loveless, Sam Alfred, Barney Kato, and Tangela will be gracing the stage there.
With international acts, local legends, and that iconic Boiler Room stage set up, these two gigs will be memorable, that’s for sure.
Grab your mates and get there, it’s not one you’ll want to miss.
Good Things 2022 - Melbourne / Sydney / Brisbane - December 2 / December 3 / December 4
This one is for alternative rock lovers and metalheads.
Get ready to mosh because Good Things 2022 is back with a massive lineup.
Headlined by British metal royalty Bring Me The Horizon you already know this one is going to be full of mad energy.
The touring festival is bringing some of the best from around the world to our shores, such as Deftones, Gojira, and punk icons NOFX who will be playing their legendary album Punk In Drublic in full.
While local icons such as The Amity Affliction, Polaris, and Regurgitator will also orchestrate head-banging and elbow-throwing, in the most positive of manners, of course.
And, after 19 years, underground Aussie legends TISM will be making their grand return to the stage.
Can’t get any better than that.
You’ll need a cool-off and a refresh once you’re done here but the memories will live forever.
Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival 2022 - December 02 - January 01
If you’re in Perth, then December is just a month-long energy fest.
Perth locals will know they often get hard-done-by when it comes to touring festivals missing out on their lovely city.
So they’ve only gone and created their own sun-filled madness for the festival season.
Held across four weeks from the start of December to New Year’s Day, the festival is a melting pot of musical talent, hyper-designed branded activities, and pop-up bars.
The festival encapsulates everything that is great about the Australian summer - tunes, open-air affairs, and plenty of great mates and vibes.
And there are some banging local acts to get down to as well.
Held Thursday through to Sunday every week, as well as throughout the New Year’s period, the likes of Confidence Man, Example, Holy Holy, Cosmo’s Midnight, Hermitude, and Hayden James will be throwing down the party in Perth.
And if you like your bass loud then it only gets better with What So Not, Slumberjack, Just A Gent, and Godlands also electrifying with huge beats and bangers.
Check it all out here.
Bohemian Beatfreaks - Amarmoor - December 1 - December 4
A Bushland Paradise just two hours out of Brisbane, Bohemian Beatfreaks is a one-of-a-kind festival.
The positive energy will be likes nothing you’ve ever experienced before, with bangers, doof sticks, and tipis out in force.
With artists sitting across bass, house, and psytrance, the festival will have you getting lost in the music.
You’ll make lifelong friends and enjoy the vibes while you’re at it.
Make sure you check back in next month for the full rundown of the best festivals and gigs to get to over the Christmas and New Year’s party season.