Carpooling to Music Festivals
Carpooling to Music Festivals
Summer is a time for kicking back, relaxing and taking a holiday with friends and family. For those who are passionate about music it is also a time to put on those dancing shoes, don a hat and head to those long-awaited summer music festivals.
Getting to these massive events can often be a task of its own. While many opt for the public transport route, others decide that the best option is simply to drive. Better yet, why not get a group of festival-goers together and carpool? Not only will you save money in fuel and parking, but you will also be helping the environment by reducing the amount of carbon emissions you emit.
Carpool to the Summer’s best music festivals including:
Celebrate the biggest night of the year (New Year’s Eve) in Lorne, Victoria, or Marion Bay, Tasmania, at the annual Falls Festival. Its timing makes it the perfect festival to carpool to as it helps avoid the road congestion that has come to be expected of this time of the year.
Displaying international and local blues and roots, rock, hip-hop and electronic acts, the Falls Festival provides for the ultimate music weekend and the perfect way to start a new year.
Woodford Folk Festival
If you can’t make it to the Falls Festival, the Woodford Folk Festival is an essential alternative. Also held over New Year’s Eve and spanning 6 days, this festival is held in the small country town of Woodford, just 72 KM north of Brisbane.
More so a cultural event than a solely focused music festival, Woodford features a wide range of performance styles, musical genres and nationalities and welcomes 130,000 visitors annually.
Big Day Out
Quite possibly the biggest and most anticipated festival of the year, the Big Day out can be found across several of the country’s major cities along with Auckland, New Zealand.
Since its inception in 1992, the festival has grown to become a Mecca event of 8 stages that accommodate popular contemporary rock music, electronic music, mainstream international acts and local acts.
Past headline acts have included Nirvana, Muse, The Ramones, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson and Neil Young. These headliners have essentially made it live up to its title and have allowed it to provide the ultimate Big Day Out.
Stereosonic is purely a festival for those who are heavily into electronic and dance culture music. Essentially, the only reason to go to this festival is to dance!
Held in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, Stereosonic is considered to be Australia’s fastest growing music festival!
Finish off the summer music festival season with something a little different. The Soundwave festival includes metal, hardcore, punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock artists.
Although it is a relatively new festival, it has fast become a favourite for hard rockers and listeners of alternative music.
Christine Barton is a Content Writer for Discovery Car Rental, Australia’s travel focused online car hire company. She frequently writes information about Car Rental and travel information relating to Australia.