I think my favourite would have to be Mountain Sounds! It’s next month at the Central Coast, close to Gosford. Me and two friends went last year and had the best time, it’s sort of reminded me of a mini Splendour, the vibes and people there were so good! It was so much fun camping too and nice to be able to just walk back to your tent and chill out for a bit then heading back to see another artist 🙂
I just went to my FIRST EVER festival over Christmas!! It’s in QLD but I highly recommend taking the trip down. It’s a 6-day festival called the Woodford Folk Festival – though you don’t have to go the entire six days, it’s totally worth it. 10/10 loved ever part of it !!
Really excited for Laneway, my girlfriend has been the last 8 years and I’m going with her this year! Middle Kids is playing there and they’re one of my fave bands ever, so stoked!!
I went to Sydney City Limits and Good Things last year. Both were great! It doesn’t look like City Limits is running this year, but Good Things might. It’s really good if you’re into emo/rock music and you’re more interested in spending a day than camping overnight (it’s a one day festival).
Byron Bay Blues Fest is meant to be great, but I’ve never been.
Look out for Down to Test at Mountain Sounds this year again @goldenrose ! such a great festival! I’ve heard that Woodford is soo much fun and a great sense of community there too @tea
OMG @aunt_flo I went to Unify Gathering in Tarwin Lower last weekend, was such a good emo/rock/hardcore festival! but the 14 hour drive was a killer. My buds rave about Good Things. Bluesfest in Byron is the best festival I’ve ever been too, so organised and some of the bests musicians in the world perform there. My dream destination would be South X SouthWest in Austin Texas one day…. (I’m dreaming now)
Down to Test has been doing testing at 8 festivals a year in NSW (big and small) but I know that local teams and NGOs will do sexual health promotion at any festival they are able to get into! No idea what it looks like across the country but can find evidence of sexual health promotion happening at NSW festivals for the last 8-10 years.
Thanks everyone i’ll have to keep a look our for Down to Test – i love that the idea of doing a quick and easy STI test in the comfort of a festival rather then clinic with your friends around and then you get to use nice toliets and charge your phone yaaaasssss