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Bad Vibrations 2019

Formerly 'Psych Fest Australia'

About Us


Our Story


We are proud to present BAD VIBRATIONS 2019, showcasing all things modulated, reverberated, fuzzed out and delayed.

Established in 2013, Psych Fest is reborn this June as BAD VIBRATIONS,  bringing  independent psych, punk and garage to The Lansdowne Hotel in Sydney, and The Tote in Melbourne.

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What Inspires Us


Bad Vibrations believes music is for everyone!  Our commitment to supporting local talent, and building a safe and  inclusive community remains steadfast - our events have always aimed to  lead by example when it comes to gender parity on line ups,  sustainability and safer spaces practices. 

We  reckon that if we can make this happen on a DIY level with a small,  independent team - major festivals and music events can too! Now more  than ever, we need to show the powers that be how important music events  like these are to our community, AND that we can do them right! 

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2019 Lineup Announce

 Our stacked 2019 Sydney + Melbourne lineups have just been announced with more  (including our all ages event) to come! Head over to our Lineups page to check them out!


Bad  Vibrations recognises the places where we meet as stolen land. We  acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands, and pay respect  to the Elders past & present. Sovereignty was never ceded. Always  was, always will be Aboriginal land.