Australia is known around the world for hosting many must-see events, from major sporting events such as the Australian Open, and the Melbourne Grand Prix, to major festivals and gigs such as the Rolling Stones concerts – part of the British supergroups ’14 on Fire’ world tour.
Here’s our rundown of some of the most exciting thiings happening in Australia in 2014:
Rolling Stones concert
With iconic hits such as (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, and You Can’t Always Get What You Want, the Rolling Stones have been delighting audiences with their unique brand of rock showmanship since the 1960s. This October, the British group will visit Australian shores for a thrilling live performance of their biggest hits. The band used to perform in the UK and North America to legions of screaming fans, and it’s no different today, although the Stones are now playing some of the biggest stadiums in the world. The Rolling Stones will play the Adelaide Oval, in Adelaide, on Saturday, 25 October 2014, at 8.30 pm. Fans of the group will attend the event, which is likely to be one of the musical highlights of the year.
Formula 1 Grand Prix Australia
As one of the biggest sporting events in the world, thousands of fans will be touching down in Melbourne later this year for four days of high-speed motoring action. The Australia Grand Prix is usually the opening race of the Formula 1 season, and is packed-full of excitement with many surrounding exhibitions, and an aerial display performed by the Royal Australia Air Force. This is the perfect event if you want to see the world’s fastest cars on one of the world’s iconic tracks.
Tour Down Under Competition
The best cyclists from around the world come to Australia every year for the Tour Down Under Competition, which takes place at Protour (Union Cycliste International) for six whole days. What makes this cycling event special are all the surrounding entertainments, which take places in Adelaide and across the whole of South Australia.
Whether you’d like to see world-famous cyclists tackle Barossa Valley, Feurieu Peninsula, or the Adelaide Hills, or simply experience the enthusiast vibe of the Bike Expo and Tour Village. If you do go, be sure to attend the final race, which is held on the streets of Adelaide, and is renowned for its carnival-like atmosphere, with thousands of cycle-loving spectators lining the streets to cheer and witness their heroes.
Food and Wine Festival
With over 300 different events, the Food and Wine Festival in Melbourne is a must for foodies of all types. With fresh produce everywhere, and some of the best wine makers from across the country selling their wares, there’s something for everyone. Experience unique and local cuisine, as well as exotic food dishes from around the world. Some of the best food personalities and wine experts regularly attend the event.
Running Events in Australia
Whether you are a spectator or a competitor, there are a plethora of racing events being held in Australia this year, providing fun for the entire family. In fact, some of the world’s most famous marathons and racing events are held in the country every year. What makes these races unique are the picturesque locations in which they take place, with competitors often passing through waterfalls, national parks, and the Southern Ocean. Some of the most popular events include the Great Ocean Road Marathon and the Gold Coast Airport Marathon. In addition, the Melbourne Marathon attracts thousands of visitors from around the world every year, and everyone can participate in one of the races – including both professionals and beginners.
Well, there you go. Those are just some of the most exciting must-see events being held throughout Australia. Whether you’re a petrol-head, a foodie, or a Stones fan, there’s no better place to be in 2014!