5 of 2020’s must-visit festivals for Melbourne Musos
Melbourne has a magnificent musical heritage – it boasts a long line of terrific tunesmiths that includes Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Little River Band, Jet and Air Supply.
And in 2020, this cosmopolitan Aussie city’s cultural calendar will include the Brunswick Music Festival, Golden Plains Festival and much more.
Plus, at any time of year, you’ll hear sweet music at vibrant live venues like Prince Bandroom, The Tote and Northcote Social Club.
Despite all the above, whether you’re a Melburnian with diverse musical tastes or fancy a factfinding mission to inspire your own band, you might fancy venturing further afield for your eargasms next year.
With that in mind, here are five of 2020’s must-visit festivals for Melbourne musos.
- Field Day Festival, Sydney
Fancy ringing in New Year 2020 in the company of fellow revelers and a legendary line-up that includes Chris Lake, Claptone, Playboi Carti and Tyler, The Creator?
The grab tickets for Sydney’s Field Day on 1 January and get ready to groove the day away in the most awesome way possible.
- Beacon Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
On 14 March 2020, Auckland’s stunning Queen’s Wharf Waterfront hosts the first edition of the Beacon Festival – an open air extravaganza that champions the world’s best electronic music.
With hardcore veteran acts like Richie Hawtin, headliners like Nina Kraviz and local stars like Nice Girl, it looks like this global gathering will create a legacy that lasts.
- TRNSMT, Glasgow, Scotland
Few crowds on earth know how to party like Glaswegians, so if the idea of fun, sun and beer in the Scottish sunshine floats your boat, bag passes for TRNSMT at Glasgow Green on 10-12 July 2020.
Next year’s line-up is to be announced, but Stormzy, George Ezra and Lewis Capaldi graced the TRNSMT stage in 2019, so next year should sound just as sweet!
- Garorock, Marmade, France
This high energy festival held in France’s rural south west welcomes hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world.
It’ll be held between July 25 – 28 in 2020 and this year’s line up included Marshmello, Charlotte De Witte, Moha La Squale and La Dispute – sounds like a blast.
- Reggae Sumfest, Montego Bay, Jamaica
When you want to bubble and wine to the best dancehall tunes on earth, look no further than Jamaica’s Reggae Sumfest.
2020’s festival is held in Montego Bay between July 12-18 and past awesome artists have included Chronixx, Koffee, Beanie Man, Agent Sasco, Spice and Bounty Killer. Check reggaesumfest.com for tickets.
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That’s our list, but please share your own music festival picks for 2020 in the comments section – we can’t wait to hear your recommendations!