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Festival of the Sun – Port Mac

Festival of the Sun has graced the shores of Port Macquarie since 2001, bringing the chillest national and international acts to the chillest town - Port Macquarie YHA is a mere 20 minute walk from all the tomfoolery!
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Sculptures by the Sea

It’s time for Sydney’s favourite coastal walk to be transformed into a seaside, outdoor art gallery for your viewing and Instagramming pleasure.
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Parrtjima – A Festival in Light

From 28 September – 7 October, Alice Springs will proudly showcase the oldest continuous culture on earth through the newest technology, on a 300-million-year-old natural canvas.
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Newcastle 500

The Newcastle 500 is back with a vengeance for its second year, and we know a place to stay to recharge your motor between the three days of madness!
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Brisbane Festival’s Epic 2018 Line Up

This September catch Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Violent Soho, Meg Mac, San Cisco, Tkay Maidza plus heaps more!
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Perth Craft Beer Festival

Raise a glass of your favourite ale and celebrate the deliciousness that is craft beer this August at the Perth Craft Beer Festival.
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Air + Style - Big Air and Big Bands in Sydney CBD

The world’s best snowboarders and skiers on a 16 storey ramp. In the middle of Sydney. Flo Rida and Snow Patrol. Plus, we scored y'all a discount to the very first Air + Style competition. Bring it on.
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5 Reasons to attend Shinju Matsuri in 2018

A highlight on the Western Australian festivals calendar, Shinju Matsuri celebrates Broome’s unique culture.
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Big plans in Bondi!

Oh, Bondi Beach! She sizzles in summer, sparkles in winter, and dazzles all year ‘round. From kites to ice skates to Insta-famous doggies and all that’s in between, have a peek at your new favourite corner of the city!
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Play at Dark MOFO - Save 20% at YHA

So, you want to check out one of the hottest festival tickets in the country, but you're on a tight budget. YHA's got you covered with 20% off
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Blue Mountains Christmas in July

Crack out the eggnog and dodgy cracker jokes – it’s Christmas in July in the Blue Mountains!
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Noosa Food and Wine 2018

Discover new flavours and some of the nation’s best wines at Noosa Food & Wine 2017.
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Port Douglas Carnivale

Back for another year, the Port Douglas Carnivale will showcase the ‘Magic’ of Tropical North Queensland from delicious local food and wines, to talented musicians, artist and entertainers.
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10 reasons why we’re excited about Vivid Sydney’s 10th anniversary

YHA reveals all the top attractions at this year’s extravaganza of light, music and ideas.
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Royal Adelaide Show Time!

September is Show Time in Adelaide! We're talking rollercoasters and showbags, animals and cakes, big kids and children over two full weekends and every day in between.
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It's footy season at Adelaide Oval

The beautiful Adelaide Oval is the most central AFL Football Stadium in Australia and it has fast become a favourite of football fans in Adelaide and around the country.
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Bleach* Festival Gold Coast

This signature multi-arts event hits the Gold Coast for another spectacular year of cutting edge music, circus, theatre and so much more!
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Ring in 2019 in Sydney!

Bubbles in hand. Sky drenched in colour. The best seat in the harbour. And you could be there. Planning to be in Sydney for New Years Eve 2018/19?
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Groovin' The Moo 2018

Paul Kelly is playing GTM and we have beds and showers so close to the action that you can toddle on home after encore. ‘Nuff said.
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Adelaide Fringe 2018

This magical festival takes over the city from 16 February to 18 March.
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Northern Territory Travelling Film Festival

The ancient landscapes of the Top End and the Red Centre transform into spectacular outdoor movie theatres this dry season.
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Byron’s splendid calendar

Splendour in the Grass might be one of Australia’s biggest music festivals but Byron Bay’s long list of huge events doesn’t end there…
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Sydney 2018 gig list

Pencil these huge concerts and festivals into your diary – then make a weekend of it with YHA.
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Hunter Valley 2018 gig list

Check out the line-up of huge concerts that are rolling into Wine Country this year.
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