The Caloundra Music Festival proudly offers something for everyone, but it’s the line-up of Aussie music legends where this Sunshine Coast shindig really shines.
Set to take place at Queensland’s Caloundra Beach this spring long weekend, 3-6 October, the 2014 festival promises “sun, surf and soul across five stages and boasts an impressive list of contemporary Australian music superstars, including Megan Washington, Ball Park Music, The Beautiful Girls, Pete Murray and John Butler Trio.
Watch this video of last year’s event to get a feel for the groove of this festie:
However, for the more mature music lovers amongst us, and especially those who have languished overseas long enough to have risked rotting our Oz Rock roots, the festival also presents a rare opportunity to catch a host of classic Australian bands and performers from the 80s and 90s, live! â€¦. And as we know, Aussie music was oh-so-much better then.
On Friday, Sydney outfit Skunkhour funk up the Soul stage. On Sunday catch James Reyne howling out his solo and Australian Crawl hits, Tina Arena will no doubt remind us that she still has some of the best pipes in the land while Baby Animals (pictured, above) crank out their mighty Oz Rock anthems. Then on Monday, 1927 (yeah, remember them? That’s When I Think of You’ and… the other one) are followed by an all-star vintage hootenanny with Richard Clapton and Russell Morris joining Joe Camilleri and Vika & Linda Bull (They are so doing Chained to the Wheel’).
Check out the full line-up and set times, here
For us ex-expats who have grown used to sold out UK festivalsâ€¦ welcome home! This one is a cruisey, stress-free cinch. Tickets are still available, with full season 4 day adult passes at $235, Sat-Sun adult tickets at $215 and single day tickets at just $90/$95/$95/$45 for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday respectively. There are major discounts for children and youths, so you can show your kids what real Aussie music is all about.
See the full list of ticket types and prices, here
Hotel rooms are still readily available in Caloundra and surrounding areasâ€¦ a little on the pricey side, but it is school holidays after all.
For full details, check out the official website