It is only after spending a year in isolation that we realize the importance of having people around.
We, human beings, are social animals and thus we need to be a part of a community – to feel a sense of belongingness.
In the last year, we have missed parties, functions, ceremonies, shopping and so much more. We have forgotten the joy of being one in a crowd. Of everything else, another thing that we have missed the most are music festivals – somewhere we could feel alive as we danced to the rhythm of the collective effervescence.
In this new normal, music festivals are adapting to all the changes that are happening around us. Although music festivals look different, it is no less fun.
Music festivals have been a whirlpool of emotions. So many people coming together, humming to the same song, moving in the same rhythm – all connected through their love for music. That is the power that music festivals can channelise. After being away from it for so long, it is time to get back to the fun zone. Australian music festivals are pretty famous all over the world for their vibrant crowd, all-day fiestas, and the pure fun they offer. Located in venues as beautiful as vineyards, these festivals give you a holistic experience of music and a great ambiance. Good food and booze are definitely an add-on at that. So, among all the awesome music festivals of Australia, what are the top five that you should choose from?
1. Wine Machine: Containing all the things one could possibly hope for in a music festival, Wine Machine is an all-day music festival that is situated in the beautiful wine regions of the country. A beautiful combination of greenery, booze, and music, this festival offers a day to you that has the potential to become one of the most unforgettable moments of your life. The delicious food line-up is just a cherry on the top. The intimate ambiance that it provides is a big hit among people who have previously attended the festival. Not only does it have extremely affordable ticket prices but also invites local artists to perform. This way, they open up opportunities for independent music artists of the country as well.
2. Lost Paradise: Can music and your average yoga day meet at a common point? Sounds too good to be real, right? This festival brings you two of the best healing agents- music, and yoga together so that you can set out on their inward journey in this festival. Through an active all-day process that would also require you to participate in workshops, this music festival can be the best way to set positive intentions at the beginning of the year.
3. Bluesfest Byron Bay: Although the name suggests that the music is around the blues genre, it often also includes a variety of songs for you to enjoy. Its line-up is pretty popular among the people which is probably why it attracts many people to it. Besides the music, this is also a very good place where you can meet so many new people, connect through music and make lasting relationships.
4. Falls Festival: If mainstream music is not your taste, this festival is the right place for you to attend this year. A line-up curated to cater to the alternative music scene of the country, this Australian music festival also attracts international artists.
5. Origin Fields Festival: Another music festival to welcome the year, Origin fields festival celebrates music through its wide variety of artists that it brings to the stage. Ranging from pop to indie, if you are someone who enjoys all kinds of music, this is the place for you.
So, now as we adjust to the new normal, we have wonderful things to look forward to. All through the last year, we hoped that we could be among people again – a luxury we had not been able to afford last year. However, as we embrace the new normal, we are finding new ways to do the old things. We are once again looking forward to the little pleasures of life that make us feel like we are a part of this global community – music being one of the strongest threads that connect us. Although the new normal might look different, it will at least happen. And after the year we’ve just had, if we know anything, it is to celebrate whatever little we have without taking it for granted.