Pitch the tent, slap on a paper wristband and prepare to get sweaty, the 2024 festival season has almost arrived. Australia's music and arts scene hosts a festival to suit all tastes and line-ups for 2024 have fans excited. Tom Jones, Peggy Gou and Elvis Costello are among the big names booked to visit Australia for the next 12 months. Pick the right event to suit your taste with our 2024 festival guide. International megastars are not the drawcard at the folk festival in the rural town of Woodford in Queensland's Moreton Bay. The crowd comes for the kind and gentle community, intimate performances in tiny tents and creative workshops for the whole family. Regurgitator are headlining the 2023-2024 festival after almost 30 years on Australian radios. They're joined in the lineup by Ben Lee, Kate Miller-Heidke and Kasey Chambers.. The annual festival welcomes almost 25,000 patrons per day to wander through the hippie market stalls and eat succulent skewers of meat cooked over barbeques. Woodford Folk Festival's closing ceremony is a heart-warming spectacle with hundreds of the attendees performing small roles in the event that crescendos as a towering bonfire is set alight. Onsite camping is available for the six day festival which runs from December 27 to January 1 and tickets to the full event are $542 or $674 with camping. Splendour In The Grass is an annual music festival held in late July at the North Byron Parklands nestled in the lush tropical hills of Byron bay. The festival has hosted some of the biggest names in pop, folk, rock and rap including Lizzo, Kendrick Lamar, the Strokes and Kanye West. Upwards of 35,000 guests pack into the festival city to let their hair down during the three day festival with many of them retiring to the adjacent campground with shower and barbecue facilities afterwards. Splendour In The Grass 2024 lineup is yet to be announced but the festival is one to watch for modern music-lovers. General admission three day tickets sold for $450 in 2023. Tom Jones, Jack Johnson, Elvis Costello and the Imposters headline the 2024 Bluesfest which runs from March 28 to April 1. The festival, which first started in 1990, is held annually on the Easter long weekend on a former tea tree farm north of Byron Bay. Bluesfest has evolved over its 32 years. The former East Coast International Blues and Roots Festival championed world music, zydeco and folk but has started welcoming big-name acts including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Robert Plant. Foldable camping chairs are encouraged for older patrons keen watch a full day of performances in the balmy northern NSW climate. And prepare to battle the crowds, Bluesfest welcomed 70,000 revellers in 2023. Tickets for the five-day weekend cost $615 and for an additional $294 campers are welcomed to stay in the nearby tent city. Australia's top country music acts are returning to Tamworth, NSW for the annual festival and Golden Guitar Awards including Beccy Cole, Lee Kernaghan, Troy Casser-Daley and Kasey Chambers. Tamworth's streets come alive with tourists, buskers and barbecue food vendors during the 10-day festival which runs from January 19 to 28. The festival offers a range of events including free public concerts and individually ticketed gigs in Tamworth's bars, clubs and restaurants. Grab a ticket to watch country music's up-and-coming talents compete for the glory in the 2024 Toyota Star Maker contest. Accommodation books out quickly, with an estimated 40,000 festival attendees, so plan ahead. Those who use TikTok would have the pop beats of South Korean DJ and Beyond The Valley 2023 headliner Peggy Gou ringing in their ears. She joins a lineup of Rufus Du Sol, G Flip and Flight Facilities at the festival which runs across the New Year's Eve period from December 28 to January 1 with around 10,000 people expected to attend. The music and arts festival, featuring live bands, electronic artists and hip-hop acts, is held annually at Barunah Plains Homestead in the tiny Victorian town of Hesse, west of Geelong Camping is available onsite and buses to coastal accommodation near Geelong, the Otways or the Surf Coast are running over the festival weekend. Tickets to the four-day event cost $443 with an additional $155 for camping.