Going to a music festival is a great opportunity to get out of town, explore the stunning Victorian countryside and see your favourite bands play. We are so lucky to be spoiled for choice in Victoria. There is always an amazing festival or event on, sometimes it’s hard to keep up with them all. At times the smaller and equally as amazing festivals get overshadowed by big-name festivals like Falls, Meredith and Golden Plains. If you’re looking for a different kind of music festival we’ve got you covered. In this blog, we are sharing upcoming music festivals in Victoria we are excited about.
One Electric Day
One Electric Day is a highly anticipated festival at the lush Werribee Park. With plenty of space to lay out a picnic and free entry for children under the age of twelve, this festival is perfect for families and Oz rock fans. Headlining One Electric Day is our favourite Aussie rock icon Jimmy Barnes with a set list of all his greatest hits like Working Class Man and When Your Love Is Gone. He’ll be joined rock legends like The Angels, Ian Moss, Jon Stevens, Richard Clapton and Thirsty Merc. The Festival is on November 25th and tickets are selling out fast. If you’re worried about transport, Melbourne on the Move is running a coach service just for One Day Electric. So you can kick back and let us take care of transport.
Queenscliff Music Festival
The Queenscliff Music Festival showcases the very best Australian folk, blues and indie music. This year there are some incredible artists like Courtney Barnet, Kasey Chambers, Tripod and The Turner Brown Band. There is also plenty to do and see in-between acts with a deliciously diverse range of cuisines to sample, buskers to keep you entertained and stalls full of local crafts. You can go for the day or immerse yourself in the festival fun by camping there for the weekend. If camping isn’t your style there is plenty of accommodation from cozy budget rooms to beachside resorts. The festival runs from the 23rd to the 25th of November. Tickets and accommodation get snapped up quickly so act fast.
A Day On The Green
A Day On The Green is all about good food, fine wine and great music. This summer festival has been running since 2001 and is hosted on stunning wineries all around Australia and in New Zealand. This year features the legendary John Farnham at Rochford Winery on the 8th and 9th of December. A Day On The Green also has internationally renowned Florence + The Machine headlining, with their new High as Hope album, at Mt Duneed Estate January 19th 2019. . Itching to go but not sure how you’re going to get there? Melbourne on the Move is running coaches to both Mt Duneed Estate and Rochford Winery so you won’t have to worry about a thing.
Melbourne Music Week
Melbourne Music Week is a celebration of local talent, innovative artists and the thriving Melbourne music scene. Last year Melbourne Music Week spanned 34 locations with 270 contributing artists and 100 event partners. They also transformed St Paul’s Cathedral into the heart of the festival, making it a uniquely atmospheric festival. Needless to say, there will be something for everybody. This is going to be an exceptional year with standout local favourites like Sampa The Great, Hachiku, Thando Fortunes and The Harpoons. Melbourne Music Week runs November 16th to 24th and some events are already sold out. Take a look at what’s on and book ahead.
The Red Hot Summer Tour
Jimmy Barnes is joined by Joan Jet and the Blackhearts, The Living End, Diesel, Richard Clapton and Chocolate Starfish for The Red Hot Summer Tour. The festival runs from January 12th to February 10th down on the beautiful coast of Mornington. Not only is it an opportunity to see these legendary musicians, there is also so much to do and see locally. After you see your favourite bands you can head over to the hot springs or fill up with local gourmet cuisine. If you need a ride to Mornington, Melbourne on the Move is running a coach service for The Red Hot Summer Tour.
Music festivals are a lot of fun, but they can be equally exhausting. It can be stressful thinking about being tired on the road, your alcohol levels or the hassle of bringing a car. Don’t worry, Melbourne on the Move has coach services for A Day On The Green, One Electric Day and The Red Hot Summer tour. We also offer coach hire for groups of all sizes. Call today on 1300 55 86 86 and our friendly assistants can help you plan your festival transport.