Spring will be coming soon to the mountains, so what better way to welcome it in than with music – especially at this time of year when the Hinterland has its lowest rainfall for the year. Although the Woodford Folk Festival is probably best known, there are other great opportunities to find out what’s happening in your favourite music scene.
Maleny Music Festival – 31 August– 2 Sept
Held at the Maleny Showgrounds over 3 days, this is an intimate, friendly event with an amazing line-up of artists, showcasing great original talent. Experience magical nights, a wide variety of stalls and true community involvement.
But there’s more listening coming up for music fans, so grab your diary and include a day trip down the range during your stay here.
Noosa Jazz Party – from 30 August
Hailed as Noosa’s biggest cultural event, the Jazz Party is a ten-day festival that draws in artists and musicians from all over Australia and the world. Head down the hill for the day where you will be spoilt for choice for a musical lunch. Try the popular lunch series at the River Deck Restaurant at Noosa Marina, restaurants and cafes in Hastings Street and Sunshine Beach, the Sunshine Beach Surf Club or a the free Sunday concert in Lions Park, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, overlooking the Noosa River.
The Caloundra Music Festival – 28 September – 1 October
Every Spring, the township of Caloundra celebrates the popular Caloundra Music Festival. This is a non-profit family-friendly event that includes music performances, cultural programs, environmental awareness and community events. During this 12th Caloundra Music Festival, visitors will be treated to a huge line up, featuring a program of broad appeal including top Australian acts, exciting emerging artists and quality international singers and musicians.
Leading up to the music festival is the Fringe Festival with a packed schedule of varied entertainment. Most events are free to attend and occur in various locations throughout Caloundra.
Avoid the crowds and scramble for somewhere to stay by basing yourself in modern, comfortable accommodation like Blue Summit Cottages in Maleny.