Best Management & Facilities

Golden Plains

Backing up after taking home our top gong last year, Golden Plains has once again been heralded as a cut above. Glistening golden autumn evenings in a picturesque setting give way to gorgeous nights of amazing festival fun.

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Favourite Venue & Location

Falls Festival Marion Bay

As evening descends upon the New Year, you can lie back upon the grassy slopes and watch the sun retire against a backdrop of rolling hillsides, reflected against the crystal clear mirror of the ocean. Marion Bay, take a well deserved bow.

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Best Crowd & Atmosphere

Playground Weekender

Rumors from across the coast filter back via ferry. Tales of bands, morning yoga and an epic 3 day long game of dress ups. The Playground Weekender wins for the second year running.

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Best Sound & Production

Sensation VIC

On New Years Eve 2008, Sensation transformed Melbourne's Etihad Stadium into a fantastical bubble of electronic delights and takes home our gong for creating the most elaborately suspended fluorescent, glowing, laser-shooting oak tree with subwoofers this country has ever seen.

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Favourite Line-Up

Splendour in the Grass

Wayne Coyne in a bubble riding along the top of the crowd with the electric feel of MGMT and Bloc Party topped only by the enigmatic return of Jane's Addiction to our shores. And those were only the International headliners.

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Best Value for Money

Breakfast WA

Most musicians and punters are not morning people, but Breakfast WA 2009 was truly worth rising early for.

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Most Green Friendly

Peats Ridge

So many Australian festivals take the time to ensure their impact on the environment is minimal, but nobody takes it more seriously than the folks in the Glenwoth Valley.

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Favourite Local Act

Art vs Science

The Sydney three piece have been endlessly bouncing their happy feet all around the country, with recent ARIA nominations to their name heralding the lads as one of Australia's hottest independent acts going.

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Favourite International Act

Bloc Party

Splendour In The Grass gave us more than one memorable performance in 2009, but Bloc Party completely stole the show with a rousing that became folklore amongst punters around the country.

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Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts and Music Festival