Famous And Anticipated Festivals In Australia

Australia is known for its diverse geography and beautiful sceneries.  It is also a country with many festivals. Here is a list of few popular festivals.

Big Day Out
Big Day Out is the annual music festival that is held in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth. It is a summer music festival and debuted in 1992. The initial line up consisted of Nirvana, The Violent Femmes and You Am I. Performers usually included a mix of Australian performers and international artists. The only problem is that the event was cancelled in 2015 and did not return in 2016. The future of the event is still unsure.

Melbourne international Comedy festival
It is currently the largest cultural event in Australia and the third largest comedy festival in the world. Many local and international talents host the event. The event starts in March and ends in April.  The comedy festival was established in 1987 and continues to this day.

Adelaide Fringe festival
The Adelaide Fringe festival is an annual festival in Australia and it is the celebration of arts. Anyone with a show, exhibition or event can register. It has theatre, dance, music, comedy and cabaret. On the opening night there is a street parade through the city centre. The event is hugely popular and attracts many foreign visitors as well.

Melbourne cup carnival
The Melbourne cap carnival that includes the world famous Melbourne cup. Knows as a race that stops two nations it attracts international racehorse syndicates and trainers from all over the world. It is one of the prestigious horse races in the country.
The event takes place during a week in November and the most recent being the spring racing carnival Melbourne 2017.  The first Melbourne cup was held in 1861 and since then held annually at the Flemington racecourse.

Bathurst 1000
The Bathurst 1000 is the main motor racing event in Australia. It is a 1000 kilometer touring car race. The race was first held on the 20th of November 1960. The winner is awarded with the Peter Brock trophy after Peter Brock who had won the race nine times. The race is closely followed by foreign fans as well.

Splendour in the glass festival
This festival attracts a wide range of acts and has been held annually since 2001. It is 3 day festival and attracts a crowd of 30,000. This even too has local and international acts and regarded as one of the best winter festivals.
Notable mentions include Byron Bay Bluefest, Sydney Mardi Gras, Falls festival and Melbourne International jazz festival.