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The overseas music festival: cheap and boofhead free

The overseas music festival: cheap and boofhead free

It's little secret that the Australian music festival sector has been under pressure in recent years. Much of the talk focuses on there being a saturation in the market, particularly during the busy summer season when cities throughout the country are overrun by beefcakes and babes with more drugs than they have items of clothing.



 

But local promoters have had to indirectly deal with another issue, and that’s the high Australian dollar. Never has it been easier for people in their twenties and thirties to travel overseas to other first world countries, and many are now tacking a music festival onto their trip. By Australian standards, overseas festivals undercharge whilst over-delivering on entertainment. To top it off dickheads, as well as the draconian rules that go with them, seem to be rare.

 

TheVine wanted to drill down and get more of an Australian take on these overseas festivals in order to discover how they contrast with local offerings. So we dug up seven smug pricks that, for the most part, had the experience of a lifetime. Unsurprisingly, this story will make you green with envy: overseas festivals are officially awesome.

 
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    jseidler
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    Thursday 05 Jul 2012 - 4:00 PM
    I went to EXIT. Crawling with Aussies but BEST FESTIVAL EVER.
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    Thursday 05 Jul 2012 - 4:09 PM
    I also went to EXIT. Twice. 2005 and 2006. I have never tried harder to kill myself with fun. So, so good. I also went to Camp A Low Hum in Wellington, NZ this year and would call that by a significant margin the best festival I've ever been to.
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    Thursday 05 Jul 2012 - 4:41 PM
    These cool things keep happening in Wellington, and all since I moved to Australia. Sigh.
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