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5 Great Festivals If You’ve Missed Out On Splendour Tickets

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The mad scramble for Splendour In The Grass was on this morning, as tickets for the Byron Bay festival went on sale at 9am. In what has long been a Splendour tradition, the event sold out in under two hours, leaving many people disappointed and festering FOMO. But never fear! Whether your computer froze, or you slept in, or you just forgot that tickets went on sale today, we have a sweet list of other Aussie winter festivals for you to attend!

5. Dark Mofo

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Taking place during Tasmania’s winter solstice, this festival features performances from Chelsea Wolfe, Jarboe, and Lustmord, plus many more during its run from June 10th to 21st. Dark Mofo also has a (unofficial) tradition of an annual nude solstice swim, when at exactly 7:42am on the 21st June hundreds skinny dip in the freezing River. $50 gets you a season pass for the festival, meaning entry for everyday of the festival, plus it’s free for under 16s.

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4. Come Together

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Come Together is an Australian hip hop festival held in Sydney during the VIVID Festival. Now in its 11th year, the festival will feature six hours of Aussie hip hop, with artists including Drapht, Allday, and Spit Syndicate. Come Together will take place in Sydney’s Luna Park on Saturday, 11th June. The event can be attended by people aged 13 years or older, with 18+ tickets around the $60 mark.

Get Tickets HERE

3. Big Pineapple Festival

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Big Pineapple Festival is a one day event held at (you guessed it) The Big Pineapple Complex on the Sunshine Coast. Among the mammoth line up for this year’s festival are RUFUS, You Am I, The Veronicas, DMA’s, and The Smith Street Band, plus loads more! There will also be camping at the venue, and free carnival rides all day. FREE. CARNIVAL. RIDES. Enough said. The festival is happening on Saturday, May 28th, and is an 18+ event.

Get Tickets HERE

2. State Of The Art Festival


State Of The Art Festival (or SOTA, as it’s often called), is a one day event held in Western Australia. Now in its fifth year, this year’s SOTA will be taking place on Monday 6th June in Perth’s Elizabeth Quay, as part of WA Day Festival. The festival focuses on bringing attention to Western Australia acts with this year’s event headlined by Jebediah and San Cisco. The best bit about this festival? It’s FREE! Yep, you read that right, it’s completely FREE. Plus, if you register your interest here you enter the draw to win a trip for two to see Methyl Ethel live at End of the Road Festival in the UK!



Rounding out our list of the Top 5 winter festivals to attend instead of Splendour, we have the infamous BASSINTHEGRASS. This year’s top end festival is going to be mega! Taking place at the Darwin Botanical Gardens on Saturday 21st May, the line up features Angus & Julia Stone, Violent Soho, BLISS N ESO, and Boy & Bear. The festival is an all ages event, with tickets starting at $65.

Get Tickets HERE

If nothing on this list has tickled your fancy, there’s always the option of waiting for the Splendour resale to open at 9am on Monday 30th May. Let’s hope you have better luck the second time round!