Festival of the Sun
Time Out says
The longest-running BYO festival in NSW is back with a stacked line-up
While restrictions in the great state of NSW have seen many festivals falling away like dominos, the state’s longest-running BYO festival is still kicking. Port Macquarie’s Festival of the Sun is back in 2019 with a stacked line-up of the biggest names in the Aussie music scene.
The diverse line-up features the likes of Perth rockers Methyl Ethel, Indigenous hip-hop royalty in the form of rapper, comedian, record label owner, activist and consistent over-acheiver Briggs and the "fresh new prince" of Arnhem Land Baker Boy, along with indie darlings Julia Jacklin and Tired Lion, pop-rock duo Lime Cordiale, enfant terrible of the punk scene Amyl and the Sniffers, Newcastle punks Trophy Eyes, and just-announced addition of electronica/hip-hop duo Boo Seeka.
Staying on-site is part and parcel with attending this festival, with camping out as big a part of the culture as making shapes to the best in live music. There are two and three night options and packages to cover everyone from eager DIY campers to the more under-resourced.
The Glamp Tent Village has fully kitted-out ‘bell’ style pre-set tents in an exclusive village moments from the VIP area and all the main action, and there’s also a clever Airbnb-style caravan rental option called Camplify. Port Macquarie is about a one-hour flight or four-and-a-half hour drive from Sydney, making the festival a great excuse to make a weekend pilgrimage with mates and explore the beautiful surrounds.
Festival of the Sun is on from December 12-14. Tickets start at $247.90 for two nights including camping. Visit the website for bookings, prices and the full line-up.