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National Folk Festival – Canberra

Dubbed the “ultimate celebration of all things folk”, the National Folk Festival twinkles into our fair Capital this Easter. From high-end entertainment to bluesy grassroots, this five day juggernaut is set to delight every one of your senses.
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Bassinthegrass Darwin

You think you know festivals, but you ain’t been to one in the NT! Bassinthegrass scores a new home in 2019, but you can expect the same sick tunes, sweaty bodies and sultry summer nights.
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A c*ck in a frock on a rock

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the revolutionary film Priscilla - Queen of the Desert, and how better to celebrate and pay homage than a three day comedy, cabaret and live music festival smack bang in our country’s homeland – Alice Springs.
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Boozy Bottomless Brunch - Disney Style

You know you’ve made it to the baller life when ‘boozy bottomless brunch’ is something you partake in and don’t just watch on Gossip Girl.
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Sydney Festival & Freebies

Sydney-siders love an excuse to party, and there’s no better place to do it than at the Sydney Festival, taking place throughout January. Best of all, there’s a tone of free events throughout the month, from outdoor opera concerts to ferry races and aboriginal performances.
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CATCH NELLY & CRAIG DAVID AT RNB VINE DAYS

Your wildest 90’s and 00’s dreams have just come true! RNB Vine Days is back for another year hitting up 5 locations across Australia, with Nelly, Craig David and All Saints headlining.
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The Taste of Tasmania turns the big 3-0

The Taste of Tasmania is turning 30 this year. They're throwing a massive shindig to celebrate and you're all invited!
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Get Your Gorgeous on at Handpicked Festival

Picture yourself hidden amongst vineyards and gum trees, surrounded by music loving, wine drinking, barefoot dancing happy folks, and you're halfway to the Handpicked Festival experience.
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Castaway Rotto 2018

Live your best beach party life this November at Castaway Rotto.
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Get to know Melbourne's live music scene at Melbourne Music Week

Stand, sway, groove, sing and rock out this Melbourne Music Week.
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Forget what Mum taught you and cry over Spilt Milk

The ledgen-dairy festival pours onto Canberra on 17 November, and we’re here for it. Literally - we’ve got beds (and showers!) a mere 14 minute stroll from the magic.
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Invictus Games go Down Under this October!

The games designed to celebrate and support our wounded warriors hits Sydney’s shores this year, and Railway Square YHA are offering 25% off rooms for all attending!
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Broaden Your Mind at Melbourne International Arts Festival Festival

Prepare to have your mind blown at this year’s Melbourne International Arts Festival - a celebration of art, dance, music and performance.
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A Weekend of Wining and Dining in Margaret River

Are you a self-confessed foodie? Would you travel specifically for an out of this world food experience? Well then, get yourself to the Margaret River region this November for the Margaret River Gourmet Escape.
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Oktoberfest in Brisbane!

Brisbane is hosting Australia’s biggest and best German festival this October and there’s two jam packed weekends giving you double the beer, bratwurst and schnitzels.
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Caloundra Music Festival

Catch Aussie acts Birds of Tokyo, John Butler Trio and the Temper Trap at the Caloundra Music Festival from 28 September – 1 October.
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Vote for YHA in the 2018 Adventure Tourism Awards!

Not to toot our own horn or anything, but the team here at YHA are jumping for joy as eight of our amazing hostels are up for multiple gongs at the Adventure Tourism Awards!
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Floriade blooms this September

Floriade blooms from September 15 - October 14, transforming Canberra into a living, breathing bouquet of over a million bulbs to celebrate the start of Spring. Food stalls, twilight installations, and Canberra City YHA is just an 8 minute stroll away!
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Festival of the Sun – Port Mac

Festival of the Sun has graced the shores of Port Mac since '01, bringing the chillest national and international acts to the chillest town you ever did meet. Plus, Port Macquarie YHA is a mere 20 minute walk away!
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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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