There’s a new kid in town, or should we say festival, and boy does it sound good.
Wanderer Festival, a three-day celebration of music, arts and culture by the ocean is taking place on September 23-25 at Pambula Beach, an idyllic coastal town along the Sapphire Coast in New South Wales.
And the festival is not holding back when it comes to its debut line-up, with Ziggy Alberts, Winston Surfshirt, DMA’s, Sarah Blasko, Curtis Harding, the Dandy Warhols, Wolfmother, Jack River, Isabella Manfredi, Confidence Man, Josh Pyke, Emma Donovan and the Putbacks, Didirri and more gracing the sea salt-sprayed stages.
As well as music, expect to see comedy, circus, cabaret, theatre and workshops at the festival, too.
Named after its deep-blue sparkling waters, the Sapphire Coast is located about halfway between Melbourne and Sydney, and three hours from Canberra – the perfect long weekend road trip destination.
In even better news, the natural beauty of Pambula Beach is set to be enjoyed to its full potential, with the weather forecast indicating beautiful clear days and crisp, still nights – perfect conditions for a festival. And now there's a national public holiday this Thursday (and for those lucky Victorians, also on Friday), festive travellers can start their Wanderer experience early.
In terms of sleeping, there are dozens of beachside campgrounds nearby including Pambula Beach, with some – like Sapphire Valley Caravan Park and Tween Waters Holiday Park – offering special deals for festival-goers. And if a tent isn’t your jam, there’s accommodation available by the beach, in the hinterland or right in town.
Single day tickets are available, as well as a three-day festival pass. Get your ticket to Wanderer Festival here – bring your swimmers and your surfboard.