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Festivals & Events

Queensland Festivals and Events

January – June

The Big Day Out
Throughout Australia

This is probably Australia's biggest music festival, with local and international groups from all over the world. Some of there past performers have been Carl Cox, Radiohead, Prodigy, and the Chemical Brothers. The Big Day Out is held in January and February every year in the east and west coasts of Australia.



Australia Day
Throughout Australia
January 26th  

Australia Day is on January 26th and it is celebrated around Australia. There are big parties everywhere, but Perth has a great fireworks show that draws thousands around the Swan River to watch.

The history is that in 1787 British Captain Arthur Philip set sail for Australia with 11 boats of convicts to set up a convict colony in Australia. In these 11 ships there were 759 convicts, of whom 191 were woman and 13 children convicts. It finally landed at Botany Bay on January 18th 1787, but not happy with this as the place for the new settlement, sailed north. On January 26th 1787 they sailed into the Sydney Cove and set up a settlement at what is now known as the Rocks District in Sydney.

Brisbane Blues Festival
Brisbane, Queensland






July - December

International Film Festival
Brisbane, Australia

This event is over 10 days and it has loads of great films.


Brisbane International Film Festival
Brisbane, Queensland

Livid Festival

World's Rainbow
Brisbane, Australia
December – January

The South Bank in the city’s river is lit up for the month.



Woodford Folk Festival
Queensland, Australia

This Queensland festival is six days of music, peace and love and also great bands playing their top tunes.




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