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The Festival state' is a contested title in Australia, with several capitals competing for the crown. While Melbourne has the most events in hard numbers, which city reallly takes festivals seriously? This FACT indicates the total number of current official festivals and events that will be occuring over the next year (August 2012 - August 2013) per 100,000 people. Note that the figures given in this data do not represent all possible festivals or events that will occur, but show only festivals or events that have been registered and are listed on each Australian states tourism and events website.
The city with the highest number of (officially registered) festivals and events per 100,000 people is Canberra, at 61.7 per 100,000 person. The city with the least is Brisbane, at 5.8 per 100,000 people.