December

SnowGlobe

Set in the pretty campus of the Lake Tahoe Community College, SnowGlobe promises to be an unusual experience. Spanning from a couple days after Christmas to New Year's, organisers have taken advantage of a time most people take off work, to capitalise on the holiday spirit. Although the festival has been going on for only three years, those running the festival have managed to book consistently impressive line ups.

Location: 
South Lake Yahoe
Cost: 
$164 for General Admission

Meredith

Meredith Music Festival is an annual three-day music festival held every December at the Supernatural Ampitheater near the town of Meredith in Victoria, Australia. Meredith is a self-funded event, which was first held in 1991, and later spawned Golden Plains, a festival which takes place in March.

Line-up

The 2013 lineup included Chic feat Miles Rodger, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Deerhunter, The Melvins, Spiderbait, and more.

Location: 
Meredith
Cost: 
$309
Capacity: 
12,500

Homebake

Homebake Music Festival is a music, comedy and film festival boasting a mostly all-Australian (and occasional New Zealand) line-up held at the Domain in Sydney every year as of 2000. The festival's first event was held on 4 January 1996 at Belongil Fields in Byron Bay, on the far north coast of New South Wales and swapped location several times, settling on Australia's East Coast and has been held in Sydney every year since 2000.

Line-up

2012 Line-up

2012's line-up featured performances from Blondie, Tim Minchin and Kimbra.

Location: 
Sydney
Cost: 
$99
Capacity: 
20,000

Les Rencontres Trans Musicales

Les Rencontres Trans Musicales (generally referred as Les Transmusicales de Rennes or Les Trans) is the name of the three day music festival held every year in December, in Rennes, France. Ever since its inception, the festival has been renowned for anticipating some of the hottest acts in music. It has become one of the key musical events in Europe, reaching attendance levels of 30,000 people and appreciated by critics and professionals in the industry.

The festival mostly showcases the best of contemporary rock, post-punk, along with smatterings of electronica, and pop.

Capacity: 
62000

La De Da

La De Da is a New Years Eve festival held in New Zealand, the event boasts a heavy electronic and hip hop focus, while allowing other genres to feature at the event.

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Lineup

2012 acts confirmed so far include Shapeshifter, De La Soul, Dub FX w/ Flower Fairy, David Dallas, Ladi6, Andy C and The Beatnuts. Click here for the lineup.

Location: 
Martinborough, New Zealad
Cost: 
Early Bird 2 Day Pass €99
Capacity: 
10,000

Rumpus

Rumpus is a party style one day festival that takes part in London other other month. Their ethos is to great the vibe of a great party that goes beyond cramming people into one room with one style of music.

Based around creative collaboration, the event prefers to work with artist and performers who experiment, as opposed to seasoned and rigid professionals.

Location: 
London, venue differs from time to time
Cost: 
£10 - £25
Capacity: 
Differs from venue to venue

Renaissance Festival

A renaissance festival, faire or fair is are public gathering which aim to emulate specific historic periods for the entertainment of their guests

Many are commerical in nature, with many residing as permanent theme parks, while many try their best to create an authentic mood. Entertainment can range from music, theatre, arts and similar entertainments enjoyed in the chosen periods.

Popular periods include the time during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, other take place in much earlier tiems such as The Vikings, or later such as 18th Century pirates.