BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 -- Summer in Australia means festival time so, whether you are heading to the Big Day Out, Soundwave, or Splendour, the team at www.cheapflights.com.au has some tips and hints to make sure that your festival experience is full of fun, whatever your taste in music.
"Booking travel well in advance can quite often give you a good deal on tickets -- and the peace of mind that your flights are all organized," said Oonagh Shiel site editor for Cheapflights.com.au.
"However, if you didn't plan ahead, all is not lost. Cheapflights.com.au searches and compares flights and holiday packages from more than 300 holiday providers and offers some excellent last minute deals if your festival fun is a spur-of-the-moment decision," said Oonagh.
Another way to save on airfares and accommodation is to book travel during the shoulder season, which fortunately coincides with many of the festivals in Australia.
Cheapflights.com.au has some top tips for enjoying any music festival and avoiding the pitfalls.
AUSTRALIAN MUSIC FESTIVALS
•Big Day Out - Late January heralds the Big Day Out in Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth, with the lineup for Big Day Out 2013 including Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Vampire Weekend, Grinspoon, and B.O.B. •Future Music Festival - The Day of the Dead-Set Awesome Future Music Festival will be held in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide in early March 2013. The line-up includes The Prodigy, Psy, Dizzee Rascal and Boys Noize. •Soundwave - Held in February/March in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth with the 2013 lineup including Metallica, Linkin Park, Blink 182, The Offspring, Slayer, Garbage and lots more. •Splendour in The Grass - Winter in Northern New South Wales is celebrated with Splendour in the Grass at Byron Bay from July 27 to 29, featuring Missy Higgins, Wolfmother, Kimbra and The Kooks and The Smashing Pumpkins.
TOP INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVALS
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival attracts music lovers from all over the world. But it's more than just jazz with the 2013 event showcasing Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jimmy Buffet, Foo Fighters and the 50th anniversary reunion of The Beach Boys. The event will be held from Friday, April 26th until Sunday, May 5th. Cheapflights.com.au has found a choice of return flights from Australia to New Orleans from less than $1500 (including taxes).
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