Top 5 picks – Summer of Sound in Ballarat

If you and the girls are keen to head out of the city for a few days this summer, we’ve got a perfect escape plan.

Ballarat will come to life with loads of music festivals and events as part of its Summer of Sound, so if you love music and road trips, this is for you.


Top 5 picks - Summer of Sound in Ballarat


Top 5 picks – Summer of Sound in Ballarat



The Pierce Brothers, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Cat Empire and Xavier Rudd are just some of the acts set to take the stage. Plus, you’ll be able to see them perform in Ballarat’s historic buildings or the stunning lake and gardens precinct. Great music in a beautiful setting – sounds pretty fab to us!



The Yacht Club DJs are headlining one hell of a street party in December. Set in one of Ballarat’s more elusive streets, this party will have you raving the night away.



One of the best regional beer events, the 2017 Ballarat Beer Fest features more than 100 craft beer stalls and food trucks to keep you fuelled all day. And then there’s the music – Dallas Crane, Davey Lane, Blues Brothers, The Houndlings and loads more. There’s a summer day well spent.



Ballarat is home to some pretty swell music venues including the likes of Karova Lounge, Suttons House of Music and Valerie’s Bar. So on your ventures west, make sure to suss out a gig at one of these venues.



Summer is all about festivals, and there’s a whole lot to hit up this season including Summer Sundays, the Australian Jazz Convention and the Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival – if 50s vintage is your thang!


Summer of Sound - Ballarat


Whatever your taste in music, you’ll find it in Ballarat this summer.

For tickets and all the info, head to their official website here.





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Della is a journalist and content creator at Visit Ballarat. With a huge passion for community, she loves meeting people and unearthing their incredible stories.

1 Comment

  • January 1, 2017


    The Local Cafe & Greenfield Place are hosting a Parlour Gig – ‘The Audrey’s’ from 3pm Sunday 22nd January!! Our 1st live music event..

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