The Peak Music Festival is a 4-day music event in Sydney. It takes place during the long weekend in June, prime time for winter in Australia. The event is held at the Perisher Resort and nearby venues, and features local and international acts performing across 10 stages, cosy lounges, sightseeing lift rides, kids’ entertainment, and more.
The long weekend is perfect for festival goers who want to enjoy some snow activities in between concerts. Festival tickets may be purchased online; however, there are no tickets available for just one concert. Day, evening, and four-day festival passes are available. Kids below 15 are free of charge, if they attend the event with a paying adult. Take note that no refunds for tickets will be given unless the event has been cancelled. For accommodations, festival goers may choose from packages being offered by nearby bed and breakfasts specifically in Smiggins, Perisher, and Guthega. There is also the option to camp or stay in caravans and apartments at Jindabyne, located 30km away. Buses will be running from Jindabyne to the festival venue throughout the long weekend. In order to enter all events and venues, it is required to wear the validated armband at all times.
Attendees who are staying overnight can reach the festival venue via the Perisher Skitube Terminal at the Bullocks Flat. The train will be running as well following an early season schedule. Parking will be available at the Perisher Valley, with limited parking slots at Smiggin Holes depending on the weather. All 2WD cars are required to have snow chains when in the National Park.
When packing what to bring, keep in mind that as “Australia’s Coolest Festival”, temperatures are expected to drop below zero at night. For your comfort during the Peak Music Festival, it’s recommended to pack for cold temperatures even during the daytime. Even though all festival venues are indoors, it’s recommended to wear warm clothing, hats, waterproof shoes, and gloves to get to the various venues. Snow conditions are unpredictable, so it’s best to come to the festival prepared.
Some venues are within walking distance to one another. Free shuttles will be offered for longer distances. Food and beverages will be available in several outlets located in the resort and the festival venues. Keep in mind that the venues are licensed, and bringing your own alcohol is not permitted.
The Perisher Resort is located at Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley, New South Wales. Getting here from Sydney by car entails a 5 or 6 hour drive, but another option is to take a flight.