Discover the best music acts happening in Australia this April with Happy

If you’re a music lover in Australia, April is shaping up to be an exciting month with a plethora of events and concerts taking place throughout the country.

As we head into April, Australia’s music scene is kicking into high gear with an array of festivals and shows happening nationwide, and we here at Happy have put together a list of the best music acts to catch this month.

No matter your location in Australia, there is a musical experience waiting for you, from small local shows to large-scale festivals featuring top talent. With an abundance of creativity and talent on display, April is a thrilling time to be a music enthusiast, so seize the opportunity to discover new sounds and immerse yourself in the vibrant music scene.

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Bluesfest 2023

The 2023 Bluesfest in Byron Bay is shaping up to be a doozy. Taking place over Easter weekend in the picturesque coastal town of Byron Bay, New South Wales, Melbourne and Perth, this festival boasts a lineup that is sure to get your heart racing with excitement. Headliners include the likes of Beck, Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, and Buddy Guy, as well as crowd favorites like Gang of Youths, Counting Crows, and Elvis Costello. And let’s not forget about classic acts like The Doobie Brothers that are sure to bring the house down.

This year’s Bluesfest runs from Thursday, April 6 to Monday, April 10, and you can snag your season tickets for festival entry, VIP, camping, and parking right now. Get ready to be blown away by the best in blues, rock, and roots music at the 2023 Bluesfest in Byron Bay. More info here.

Beck Bluesfest 2022
Credit: Bluesfest

Lazy Mountain Music & Arts Festival

Get ready for a one-day festival that’s sure to blow your mind. Lazy Mountain is hitting the Berry Showgrounds on April 8th, and it’s brought to you by the team behind Yours and Owls. Featuring an impressive lineup that includes Gang Of Youths, Tash Sultana, Middle Kids, Slowly Slowly, Tyne-James Organ, Merci, Mercy, and Aodhan, this festival promises to be an unforgettable experience. And with no set clashes to worry about, you can enjoy the best in music and art without any stress.

This all-ages and kid-friendly event kicks off at noon and is the perfect way to spend a long Easter weekend with great music and good vibes. Don’t miss out on the Lazy Mountain festival – it’s going to be epic! More info here.

lazy mountain gang of youths


Meadow, the Victorian surf coast music festival that’s taking the world by storm. With an incredible final lineup that includes the neo-soul stylings of 30/70 frontperson Allysha Joy, the inspiring poetry of rave-poet and disability advocate Our Carlson, and the psychedelic sounds of Sunfruits and Wildfire Manwurrk, this festival promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience. And with headliners like Kurt Vile and the Violators, Black Midi, Jen Cloher and Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, you know you’re in for a treat.

So mark your calendars for Friday, 31st March to Sunday, 2nd April, and head down to the rural town of Bambra, located just one hour and 45 minutes south-west of Melbourne by road. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the Meadow magic – it’s going to be an unforgettable weekend of music, art, and good times! More info here.

kurt vile
Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC

The World is a Vampire

The World is a Vampire tour is set to ignite stages across the country this April, and it’s shaping up to be one hell of a ride. Alt-rock icons Jane’s Addiction will be leading the charge, alongside a formidable lineup of homegrown talent like Amyl & The Sniffers, RedHook, Battlesnake, and more. But hold on tight, because this tour isn’t just about the music – each show will feature epic professional wrestling matches between Billy Corgan’s NWA and the WAOA. This is going to be a wild and unforgettable night, so grab your tickets now before they sell out! All the details are available here.

Amyl and the Sniffers
 Credit: Charlie Hardy