Music Festivals & Events


* Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival
Held mid-August
* The Big Day Out
Held annually in mid January in Auckland.
* Christchurch Schools' Music Festival
Annual music festival for Christchurch primary schools involving over 4000 pupils.
* Country Rock Festival
Bay of Islands.
* East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival
Easter Long Weekend. Byron Bay, Australia
* Glastonbury Festival Of Contemporary Performing Arts
Worthy Farm, Pilton. Read the history of the festival, which started the day after Jimi Hendrix died in 1970.
* Glyndebourne
Opera festival held in Sussex between May and August.
* Homebake festival Sydney
Annual music, film and arts festival in Sydney featuring Australian and New Zealand artists.
* Lexus Song Quest
The best young opera singers in New Zealand compete. Held every two years as part of the New Zealand Festival. Past winners include Kiri Te Kanawa, Malvina Major, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Jonathan Lemalu and Christopher Doig. Prizes include study grants, performance opportunities and the opportunity to take part in masterclasses.
* Midem Cannes
Exhibition and event for music and technology professionals from over 90 different countries. Late January each year.
* Montreux Jazz Festival
The official site of the music festival.
* Music Biennale Oltre la linea Venice
September - October. Venice Biennale's International Festival of Contemporary Music.
* New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards Gore
Held in New Zealand's country music capital, Gore.
* New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival Christchurch
* Ozzfest
Ozzfest is an annual tour of the United States featuring performances by many heavy metal groups. It is organized by Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon
* Parachute Music Festival Mystery Creek, Hamilton
Christian Music festival held annually in late January.
* Raglan International Jazz and Blues Festival
* South by Southwest (SWSX)
Annual Music, Film and Interactive Festivals in Austin, Texas.
* Southern Amp Christchurch
Annual popular music festival
* Tamworth Country Music Festival
Australia's premium country music festival. Held mid to late January each year.
* Wellington International Jazz Festival Wellington
* WOMAD - World Of Music, Arts and Dance
* Womadelaide
5 - 8 March 2010