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Queensland’s Must Do Festivals in 2019

Queensland is renowned for its endless sunshine and all-year-round balmy weather, and with a tropical climate that bypasses winter all together it’s the perfect location to check out a music festival no matter what time of year it is. Here’s our top picks...


Laneway Festival - Brisbane | 2nd February

Laneway is touring the country for its fifteenth year kicking things off in Brisbane.  Leading this year’s lineup will be homegrown heroes Gang Of Youths, Courtney Barnett, Camp Cope, Cosmos Midnight, Skegss, and a whole lot more. Find out more. Stay at Brisbane City YHA.

Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock - 1770 & Agnes Water | 15 - 17 February

Three days of surf, sunshine and tunes! That’s what you can expect at the Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival in the chilled out coastal town of 1770/Agnes Water. From 15-17 February some of the best Aussie blues, roots and rock artists are set to shake the stage delivering some of the best music south of the Tropic of Capricorn. Find out more. Stay at 1770 YHA.


CMC Rocks QLD - Brisbane | 14 – 17 March

CMC Rocks Queensland is the biggest international country and roots festival in the country and this year its taking over Brisbane! Find out more. Stay at Brisbane City YHA.

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Surfers Paradise Live - Gold Coast | 2 - 5 May

This epic beach festival is totally epic and totally free! Stretching over 4 days this live event will showcase some of the best Australian artists, young and old including the likes of Aussie legend Jimmy Barnes.

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Cooly Rocks On - Coolangatta | 5 - 9 June

Stay at Coolangatta YHA


Birdsville Big Red Bash - Outback Queensland | 9 - 11 July

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Gympie Music Muster - Sunshine Coast | 22 – 25 August

Stay at Noosa Heads YHA


Bigsound Festival - Brisbane | 3 – 6 September

Stay at Brisbane City YHA


Caloundra Music Festival - Sunshine Coast | October

Stay at Noosa Heads YHA

Island Vibe Festival - Stradbroke Island | October

Stay at Stradbroke Island YHA


Airlie Beach Festival of Music - Airlie Beach | November

Stay at Airlie Beach YHA


Woodford Folk Festival - Woodfordia | 27 Dec - 1 Jan

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