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Summer Festivals Near Melbourne: Be inspired!

Posted on December 27, 2018 by dale

Summer festivalsSo 2019 is around the corner and it promises to be a lot of fun – on the music festival front at least! Next year is already chock-full of exciting Summer festivals from the last days of this year onward. As always, a festival is an opportunity to bring out your wild side and dress up in the most colourful, outrageous costumes you can come up with.

Will that ever get old? We sincerely doubt it… so we took a look at some of the upcoming summer festivals and brought you a list of the best. The following festivals are perfect opportunities for you costume kings and queens to have more fun than you ever have before:

Falls Festival

Dec 28th to 31st 2018

Falls Festival grounds, Lorne

Summer festivalsWhy slow down the festive fun if you don’t have to? From festive to festival in a seamless transition, head to Falls Festival for a New Year’s party to remember. This festival promises a killer line-up amidst the artiest of vibes, so pick this one and you’ll start off 2019 in a cornucopia of music, art and fun… and what a location: the stunning Otway rainforest. With a track record of 26 festivals and counting, you’re guaranteed to have a great time.

This year’s line up includes 1980s rockers Toto, Vance Joy, Anderson Paak, the Free Nationals and many more awesome artists. The line-up is also very female heavy with 48% of acts featuring women, including Amy Shark, First Aid Kit, Tkay Maidza and Odette.

Join in this powerful female vibe in a Cat Woman outfit, or go as Marvel superhero Elektra… guys would fit in well as James Bond, with or without his Bond Girls!

Let Them Eat Cake

1st Jan 2019, 10:00 to 17:00

Werribee Park, Werribee South

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The New Year’s festival celebrations don’t have to end when the sun comes up. Let Them Eat Cake makes sure of this, with a New Year’s Day kick-on at the gorgeous gardens around Werribee Mansion. From 10am you can get down to the techno and disco beats of international electronica superstar DJs in the beautiful mansion grounds. US, UK and European artists fly in for your musical pleasure, so listen out for Bicep, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Moxie, Nightmares on Wax and many more.

Disco lovers, this is your chance to go back to the 70s with sparkly disco attire. It’s the festival for shimmering disco jumpsuit queens, disco dudes, sequin disco divas and groovy 70s guys.

Rainbow Serpent

25th – 28th January 2019

Lexton, Victoria

Summer festivalRainbow Serpent Festival has been going for over 20 years and is as popular as ever; this 4-day annual open-air electronic music, art, and lifestyle festival is considered one of the best music and arts festivals in the world, in fact. This colourful festival rolls on for five days, with festivalgoers letting loose in all kinds of crazy outfits. World-class DJs, performers and musicians keep everyone in blissed out states, and during downtime there are workshops, talks and a myriad other activities to entertain, educate and inspire.

Given that this is one seriously colourful festival, why not dress up as a Mexican carnival girl and shake what your mamma gave ya in this bright little ruffle skirt and pretty floral headpiece? Gentleman would rock the dance floor in their Indian Chief attire, or perhaps as a colourful circus clown.

Golden Plains

9th – 11th March 2019

Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith

Summer festivalThe Golden Plains Festival is a three-day festival held over the Labour Day long weekend on private farmland 90km from Melbourne. The land is incredibly beautiful, and the amphitheatre hosts an awesome lineup for their 13th festival in 2019. Golden Plains has a non-commercial ethos, so you should bring your own booze or you’ll be reliant on the one and only cocktail bar on site. They also have a “no dickhead” policy, so be careful who you drag along for the ride!

The plains are famous for their wild animals, so this festival is surely anticipating your animalistic side. It’s the perfect festival for sexy cheetahs, tigers and zebras… and explorers in safari get up would be right at home too.

Pitch Music and Arts Festival

8th – 11th March 2019

Victoria Meadows

Summer festivalsGiven the date clash, you’ll have to choose between Pitch and Golden Plains. It may not be an easy choice, but Pitch has a lot to offer, so make up your mind and get your ticket before it’s too late.

Pitch is all about, well… music and arts!

Pitch goes on for three days, during which time you’ll be privy to seriously impressive acts. They describe it as ‘a curated colle­ction of local and intern­ational electronic art­ists covering significant bandwidth music’. The same applies to the arts program, which is a spacious display of visual and media based arts.

We wouldn’t mind betting that a glitzy golden burlesque dancer would fit in perfectly here, as would a Woodstock hippie dude.

It may be hard to choose from these fantastic events, but if you’re a hardcore party animal you might just make it to most of these festivals. However many you manage to grace with your presence, Creative Costumes wish you as much fun as you can possibly muster… and don’t forget that we would love to see some photos of your crazy costumes and festival shenanigans, so feel free to post some on our page after the fact!


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