FOMO (“fear of missing out”) is one of Australia’s favourite one-day music festivals, set apart by the fact it only has one stage – means there are no clashes, so no “missing out”. This summer FOMO is bringing us techno and grime legend RL Grime, young rapper Post Malone, Grammy-nominated Zhu, Montreal’s Kaytranada and, on her first Australian tour, American singer-songwriter SZA.
FOMO is on at Parramatta Park on Saturday January 13, 2018 and is expected to be a sell-out. Tickets are available here for $127 including a booking fee.
Alison Wonderland Scarehouse
Sydney-grown DJ Alison Wonderland has returned to throw one of her trademark warehouse parties. This year the venue is at an undisclosed, never-before-used farm, which is only accessible through a “compulsory phantom bus service”. A$AP Ferg, Antony + Cleopatra, Danger, Lido and Young Franco will be performing. This is the third and largest warehouse project Wonderland has done with no lockouts, noise complaints or any real rules.
Alison Wonderland Scarehouse is on December 9 and tickets are on the brink of selling out. Tickets are $84.69 including booking fee with a minimum $15 phantom bus fee.
Lost Paradise is a four-day spiritual journey. Located in a huge field in Glenworth Valley (about a 90 minutes’ drive north of Sydney), it’s a camping festival with 18-foot tipis, bungalows and bell tents available. There will also be 24-hour cleaners, a cantina bar, VIP showers and toilets, and a dressing room with theatre make-up mirrors to get you ready for the dance floor. A range of activities will keep you busy, including deep-house yoga, astrology readings, karaoke, massages, fancy-dress parades, a jumping castle, face painting, glitter workshops and loads more. Milky Lane, Nonna’s Piada and Happy as Larry are moving in to feed you.
The musical line-up includes RÜFUS, Matt Corby, Client Liaison, Skeggs and DMA’s.
Lost Paradise is on December 28–31. Tickets start from $339 for three days of camping and are available here.
This year, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival will feature Anderson Paak, Mac DeMarco, Odesza, Aldous Harding, Bonobo and more. The music will be set against the backdrop of the beautiful Parramatta River and Sydney College of the Arts. Laneway has also partnered with Plus1 so that each ticket sold will give $1 to the Yiriman and Fight MND charities.
St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is on Sunday February 4, 11am–11pm. Tickets are $174.50, which includes a booking fee and are available here.
This festival draws crowds close to 100,000 across the Easter long weekend. The five-day, family-friendly festival is situated on the 120-hectare Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay. With more than 200 performances across seven stages, across packed 12-hour days, there’s a lot to fit in. There’ll be more than 100 food stalls, five licensed bars, plus beer gardens and children’s entertainment zones.
This year features Lionel Richie, Bobby Rush, Tash Sultana, John Butler Trio, Robert Plant and The Senastional Space Shifters, The California Honeydrops and more. The venue also provides a range of camping packages, from trailer sites and car spots to a glamping experience.
Bluesfest is on Thursday March 29 to Monday April 2, 2018. An adult five-day pass is $595 (which doesn’t include camping) and can be found here.
This article was updated on December 21, 2017.