Summer Walker and Bryson Tiller to Headline a New R&B Festival on the Gold Coast in 2024

Summer Walker and Bryson Tiller to Headline a New R&B Festival on the Gold Coast in 2024
Summer Walker and Bryson Tiller to Headline a New R&B Festival on the Gold Coast in 2024

Get Ready to Dance: Queensland Music Festivals You Can’t Miss

Are you ready to unleash your best dance moves and groove to some killer music this year? Well, you’re in luck because we’ve lined up the festivals happening this spring, summer, and beyond around Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast that’ll keep you raving all day and night long.

So, get your besties together and start planning your outfits because these are the Queensland music festivals not to be missed this year (or next).

Juicy Fest

Nostalgia glasses: on. Juicy Fest returns in January 2024 sporting another killer lineup. After a sell-out 2023 festival, the hip-hop and R&B festival will once again transport you right back to your noughties glory days, with headliners T-Pain, T.I., The Game, Ashanti, and so many more. Hosted at the Doug Jennings Park on the Gold Coast, it’s sure to be a banger of a follow-up to last year’s successful debut. The vibes that 2000s R&B and hip hop brought to the scene will never be replicated, so this is the chance to see it live.

The Details

When: Saturday 20 January, 2024
Where: Doug Jennings Park, Gold Coast
Find out more here.

Souled Out

A brand new modern R&B festival is coming to Australia in 2024, with R&B finally getting its well-deserved moment in the spotlight. And Souled Out isn’t just an old R&B concert. R&B heavyweights like Bryson Tiller, Summer Walker, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Tinashe, Thuy, and Smino will be taking to the stage. Souled Out will hit Sydney, Melbourne, and the Gold Coast’s Doug Jennings Park in March 2024. Presale begins on Monday 13 November (12:30pm AEDT), and general sale tickets are up for grabs from Tuesday 14 November (12:30pm AEDT). Sign up for presale access here.

The Details

When: Saturday 23 March, 2024
Where: Doug Jennings Park, Gold Coast
Find out more here.

Bluesfest

Mark your calendars because Bluesfest has announced the first names for its 2024 lineup, and you’re going to want to save the date. Taking over Byron Bay for Easter weekend from 28 March to 1 April, the festival is now in its 35th year, and boy is it ready to celebrate. Some of the acts you can catch over the weekend include an exclusive Australian performance by Jack Johnson, Matt Corby, Tom Jones, L.A.B., Elvis Costello, 19-Twenty, and 14-year-old wunderkid Taj Farrant. There’s plenty more names to come, but if you’re already keen, you can grab tickets here.

The Details

When: 28 March to 1 April 2024
Where: Byron Bay
Find out more here.

Jammin Festival

Reggae fans, prepare for this one to blow your mind. Musical legends Shaggy, Sean Paul, Stefflon Don, and many others will be coming together for Jammin Festival this February. The two-day festival, being held at Riverstage, will have acts back to back all day, both days, and is set to play a combination of 90s throwbacks and new tunes. Australia’s biggest reggae music festival doesn’t come reggae-larly and ultimately is going to be two days filled with lively entertainment. It’s fast approaching, so get tickets here.

The Details

When: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February
Where: Riverstage, Brisbane CBD

Touch Bass

The Touch Bass festival is an ode to electronic dance music and is returning for its fourth consecutive year at the Eatons Hill Outdoors. To end your Easter long weekend, you can see Wilkinson ft. MC AD-APT, Kanine, Peekaboo, plus special guest Flowdan, and so many more. Adore eclectic hip hop, dubstep, party bass, or dance music? You’re going to love Touch Bass. Tickets are already on sale, and you can get them here.

The Details

When: Sunday 31 March
Where: Eatons Hill Outdoors

Queensland Music Trails

Calling all country music lovers and outback adventurers. This April, the Queensland Music Trails is hosting a nine-day musical journey for you to follow along with in Queensland’s rugged heartland. Despite the name, the trail wants you to experience more than just music. Beginning in Goondiwindi, four hours out of Brisbane, the festival will guide you through the outback’s most breathtaking destinations, enrich you in cultural experiences, and showcase local food, wine, and hospitality. Whether you want to tag along to every event, just some, or one, you can tailor your adventure to whatever you would like to choose. So, pack the swag and enjoy nine nights of sleeping under the stars and nine days of all things music and bushland.

The Details

When: Saturday 13 to Sunday 21 April
Where: Nine locations, starting in Goondiwindi

Knotfest

Summoning all heavy metal lovers and enthusiasts. Knotfest is combining 14 of the best heavy metal bands from across the world and bringing them together at the showgrounds this March. The lineup includes Pantera, Disturbed, Lamb of God, and many more. Get tickets here, so you can get amongst the one-day festival filled with plenty of headbanging and mosh pits.

The Details

When: Sunday 24 March
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills

Ultra Beach Gold Coast

Grab your friends and prepare to have a day filled with electronic bops, DJ mixes, and dancing at the Ultra Beach Gold Coast festival. Happening on 12 April, the lineup is set to be a fire starter as it includes superstar Dutch DJ Armin Van Burren, plus many more EDM music artists ready to kickstart the party mood for you and your friends. Tickets are selling out fast, get in quick while you can.

The Details

When: Friday 12 April
Where: Broadwater Parklands

Laneway Festival

The iconic Laneway Festival is back in early February, and its killer 2024 lineup is serving up all the big names. The one-day music festival is being hosted at Brisbane Showgrounds, and you can expect to see grime legend Stormzy, Tik Tok sensation Steve Lacy, and Euphoria star cross indie music icon Dominic Fike. Plus, AJ Tracey and Angie McMahon, which doesn’t even begin to describe how damn good the lineup is. Tickets are limited, so get in quick before they sell out.

The Details

When: Saturday 3 February
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills

Summersalt

A brand new, cruisy festival is debuting at Sandstone Point Hotel this year, and it is not holding back in its premiering lineup. Featuring legendary artists such as James Bay, Matt Corby, John Butler Trio, Kita Alexander, Mia Wray, and Thelma Plum, who is coming home and playing in her hometown (we’re fangirling). The one-day festival is on Saturday 23 March, and tickets are already on sale, you can get them here. Plus, if you’re worried about transport, the festival has numerous shuttle bus passes available from Brisbane to Bribie Island, so you can seamlessly enjoy your day.

The Details

When: Saturday 23 March
Where: Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island

Earth Frequency

Returning for its 19th consecutive year, Earth Frequency is bringing just as much electronic live music, performances, workshops, family and kids spaces, food, markets, and a positive community vibe as it always does. Plus, of course, they have the most inviting glamping and camping spots, so you don’t have to miss a thing the four-day long festival has to offer. Start planning your May long weekend plans at Earth Frequency as the festival is taking place from May 3-6, less than an hour from Brisbane. Tickets are on sale now and are already hot, so you can get them here.

The Details

When: Friday 3 to Monday 6 May
Where: Willowbank

Blues on Broadbeach

Blues artists from across the world are gathering at the Gold Coast this May, and the best part? It’s completely free. The music may sound ‘blue’ and sombre, but the tones are smooth, and the vibes will get you swaying and singing your lungs out. It’s a four-day long festival, jam-packed with over 20 artists in the lineup, including international stars Melissa Etherridge, Samantha Fish, and Jesse Dayton. There are plenty of names to still be released, but start planning now to enjoy four days of live rhythm and blues on the Gold Coast.

The Details

When: Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 May
Where: Broadbeach

Rabbit Eats Lettuce

In its 15th-year anniversary celebration, Rabbit Eats Lettuce is ramping things up and hosting its transformational experience at a new location. Cherrabah Resort in Elbow Valley features a massive lake for swimming and beautiful native bushland for all ticket holders to enjoy, while the festival itself is promising more vibrancy, more music, more art, and more wellness in the natural paradise. Most importantly, REL has released its lineup for the four-day festival, and it includes an eclectic mix of house music and electronic artists from all over Australia and some special international guests. Rabbits Eat Lettuce invites you to take a trip down the rabbit hole this Easter Long Weekend, from 28 March to 1 April, so get tickets here.

The Details

When: Thursday 28 March to Monday 1 April
Where: Cherrabah Resort, Elbow Valley

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About the Author

“I’m a music lover and festival enthusiast. I believe that music has the power to bring people together and create unforgettable experiences. I’m excited to share the best Queensland music festivals with you and help you plan your next epic adventure.”

Conclusion

Get ready to dance your heart out at these incredible Queensland music festivals. From hip-hop and R&B to reggae, heavy metal, and electronic dance music, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the chance to see your favorite artists live and create unforgettable memories with your friends. Grab your tickets now and get ready for an epic festival season!

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