Victoria has a lot of music festivals.
There are an estimated 350 festivals that feature live music (including the Laneway Festival, which takes place in Singapore), making it one of the biggest music festivals states in the world. This is including Port Fairy which has been around for 40 years and Queenscliff which has been around for 20.
Our dance music scene is thriving.
Victoria has an incredibly diverse music scene that is not all guitar based; local DJ Will Sparks promoted Melbourne’s own global dance craze, known as ‘’The Melbourne Bounce’’.
Victorian's are passionate.
SLAM (Save Live Australia’s Music) rally - Victorians love live music so much that in 2010, 20,000 people marched in Australia’s largest cultural rally protesting about laws that linked live music to violence.
Victoria has a supportive Government.
Victoria has some of the world’s most supportive music-related laws and strategies. The Victorian Government was the first in the world to legislate the Agent of Change laws state-wide, which protect existing venues form complaints from encroaching neighbours.