Australia has produced some of the music industry’s top performers, from Kylie Minogue to Nick Cave. However, the Land Down Under also is home to a wealth of music festivals throughout the year; where you can discover local avant-garde, jazz, or pop musicians or see some of the world’s biggest names perform. The following are five of the most exciting, unique, and entertaining music festivals taking place throughout the year in Australia.
One of Australia’s most famous and diverse music festivals takes place every summer in the city of Adelaide. WOMAD stands for World of Music, Arts, and Dance, and the emphasis is on musical acts from around the world. The festival has introduced acts like Neneh Cherry and Asian Dub Foundation to a wider audience. WOMAD festivals are held in a variety of international cities, but the one in Adelaide is uniquely Australian. There’s a lively, convivial atmosphere, with a combination of world music and dance performances to enjoy. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!