Home Music

Three ‘Total Package’ Winter Festivals to Get in Your Calendar

Gear up for the chilly season with these must-see music and art events and Bonds Total Package™ Undies.

Just because winter is setting in for those south of the equator, it doesn’t mean we have to give up epic music experiences. In fact, an adventure-filled winter event can be just what you need to make the chilly season a bit more enjoyable. 

This is your excuse to dance around the bonfire, live eternally nocturnally, indulge in darker delights, lose yourself under moonlight, inhale fresh air, feast on comfort food. That’s what winter festivals are all about. 

So, if you’re after an escape from the cold into the best music, food and art – Rolling Stone has teamed up with Bonds Total Package™ Undies to bring you the events that have it all. 

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, one of the standout festivals on our list is Dark Mofo, held annually in Hobart. Known for its eerie and experimental vibe, Dark Mofo celebrates the winter solstice and boasts an inimitable lineup of music and art. 

Diving into darker themes and the Gothic aesthetic of the winter season, the festival’s music, art installations and performances are as diverse as they are exciting. Rug up – or strip off – and let loose. 

Under the moonlight of frosty Melbourne is another festival bringing the heat: RISING. A culmination of creativity, music, food, art and culture, this festival takes over the city for two weeks of euphoric experiences. 


On the music front? You’ll have a chance to explore and expand, with dreamy sets from Weyes Blood, Flying Lotus, or Esa’s afro-synth band ft Kamazu and Mim Suleiman. With 2023 dates confirmed for 7 June to 18 June, and over 180 events with highlights from 400 artists, this is one you’ll want to put on your calendar stat. 

Prefer your lineup to include a spot of outdoor adventure? Look no further than Snow Machine. New Zealand’s iconic ski trip turned music festival features four jam-packed days of music, snow and aprés atop The Remarkables and Coronet Peak mountains. 

By day, you’ll hit the slopes. By night, you’ll hit up the huge number of events happening around Queenstown and dance on table tops to your favourite DJs against a mountainous backdrop. It doesn’t get any better. 


(Image source: Snow Machine)

So, tell your mates and start planning – winter is coming, and these festivals are not to be missed. But before you go, you’ll want to get the total package for your bits, too. Bonds’ Total Package™ undies are the winter-festival must have, with built-in support for your whole package thanks to its innovative Total Support Pouch™. 

Even better, Bonds is giving away the Total Package music experience. One lucky winner and a friend could have the chance to score tickets to music festivals or gigs in their state plus a $500 Bonds gift voucher.

Ready to throw your hat in the ring? Jump into this link to enter for your chance to WIN the Total Package music experience and then head here to shop the range.

Get unlimited access to the coverage that shapes our culture.
to Rolling Stone magazine
to Rolling Stone magazine