Seasoned doofers know spring is the best time of year to get down and boogie: It’s temperate, the bush is blooming and love is in the air. And, where better place to party than in sunny Queensland?
If you’re wondering where to head before the heat of summer kicks in, check out our top picks for the start of this festival season (in chronological order, of course):
Where: Border of the Cathu State Forest, near the Whitsundays
When: 5-7 October
What: A magical riverside getaway with like-minded people. Think: Swimming through a pristine river, taking in beautiful healing workshops, and getting down to a whole bunch of diverse, talented electronic artists.
Why: If you need a revitalising weekend away, there’s no better place to shake off the that winter funk than in balmy North Queensland. The organiser is a top bloke, and we know he’ll gather a crowd that shares his good vibes.
How much: $150 + booking fee for final pre-sales, or $180 on the gate. Click here to get on it!
Where: Lush as fuck Sunshine Coast Hinterland
When: 19-21 October
What: 3-day immersion into a carefully constructed mini-world filled with interactive oddities, ear-tingling tunes and bloody good people.
Why: The location is mint, the organisers are well respected in the scene for their great intentions and professional conduct, and the lineup is phenomenal. If you haven’t seen Mood Swing & Chevy Bass perform before, this is the event to see them at!
How much: $200 for 3rd release tickets, $250 on the gate. Get ‘em here kids.
Where: A secret location near Imbil, Sunshine Coast
When: 29 November – 1 December
What: A “boutique” festival that takes all the lovely people and things you’ll find at a traditional doof then injects BOTH electronic and acoustic talent into the mix. If you want to experience all types of creativity flourishing in a truly pristine setting, this is the festival for you.
Why: Jungle Love has been a massive hit since it started in 2014 – partly due to the organiser’s outstanding ability to scout local talent, and partly because the scene wanted a change of pace when it came to the types of music on offer. It’s a great place to dip your toe into the scene.
How much: $250 + booking fee + car fee for second release tickets, $350 + car fee on the day. Swoop while they’re cheap, folks!