FAA’s partner organisation music website Listening Through The Lens has recently published the first iteration of a list of Australian music festivals for next year (a range of music genres).
The article includes around 400 festivals in all. As of October 2021, just over 110 of those events have published dates for 2022, representing just below 30% of the total. Given that many events occur in the second half of the year, there will be a delay in 2022 dates being announced. Overall, it seems to be a positive sign that live events will be returning in significant numbers next year (given no other public health (impacts).
State-by-State, events with announced dates are Victoria (41), NSW (29), Queensland (19), Tasmania (10), SA (6), WA (4), NT (2) and ACT (1).
At the time of its publication, only two events have definitively advised that they will not be proceeding in 2022 – Ten Days On The Island (Tas) and Illawarra Folk Festival (NSW).
Details of these events are updated monthly.