The announcement of the NSW Sapphire Coast's brand new music and arts festival Wanderer has been warmly embraced, with the pre-sale ticket allocation sold out and general public tickets on sale now.
The inaugural Wanderer Festival, taking place on a picturesque farm near Merimbula, will see Australian luminaries Ziggy Alberts, DMA's, The Teskey Brothers, Confidence Man, Winston Surfshirt and many more, joined by scorching soul singer Curtis Harding (US, only Australian show) and legendary pop surrealists The Dandy Warhols (US).
FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT - MUSIC PROGRAM
Ziggy Alberts, DMA's, The Teskey Brothers, The Dandy Warhols, Confidence Man, Curtis Harding, Winston Surfshirt, Sarah Blasko, Jack River, Isabella Manfredi, Josh Pyke, Pierce Brothers, DZ Deathrays, Emma Donovan & the Putbacks, Didirri, Cookin' On 3 Burners, The Grogans, Maple Glider, Jess Ribeiro, Anactoria, Magic Machine, Benji & The Saltwater Sound System, Gabadu, B Wise, Grentperez, Pania, Body Type, Bakers Eddy, Djinama Yilaga, The Bega Valley Men's Choir
FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT - ARTS PROGRAM
Werk It, Geraldine Hickey, Mario Queen Of The Circus, We Shaped Up Like This, Children Are Stinky, Dr Hubble's Bubble Show, The Big Lost Band, The Burnt Sausages, Karaoke, La Petite Grande, Monster Siege, The Beep Test Of Mythical Beings, Face Paint By Children, The Grandest Grand Final, Frankentoys, Bed Sheet Ghost Party
Pioneering Festival producer and Wanderer Programmer Simon Daly, who has created some of Australia's most unique musical and cultural experiences including The Falls Music & Arts and The Lost Lands, said, "We are excited by the initial reaction to Wanderer – locals and music fans across the country have been so positive, there has been enormous goodwill extended towards this new event on the festival calendar, as the uptake of pre-sale tickets demonstrates. We are looking forward to making further announcements regarding our line up, and much more."
Wanderer presents a music line-up that transcends genre and demographic, and a diverse arts program that brings together theatre and comedy, circus and cultural workshops. Highlights include the fabulously glam circus ensemble Circus Trick Tease, bringing their show Werk It: fresh from sold out seasons at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe, and boasting circus royalty from Circus Oz and Circa. The rapturously wry Geraldine Hickey (fellow Melbourne International Comedy Festival winning alumni) crowns the comedy line-up.
With its focus firmly on the multi-generation experience, Wanderer is a festival for everyone - with different stages, spaces and campgrounds created purposefully for the young, old and everyone in between. The region offers many excellent off-site accommodation options for those preferring to stay beach front, hinterland or in town.
Strategically positioned mid-point between Sydney and Melbourne and just a three-hour drive from Canberra, the Sapphire Coast remains one of Australia's truly pristine landscapes, bound by majestic native bushland, bucolic fields and undisturbed waterways. The region is also home to a vibrant creative community, the spirit upon which the festival is founded. It also promises to be one of the most unique festival experiences in Australia, luring visitors to one of the country's most inspiring destinations.
Wanderer Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
Wanderer Festival tickets are priced according to age group and range from $40-$120 for a single day ticket to $80-$290 for a three-day festival pass. Onsite camping can be included in your ticket for an additional $30 for the whole three days. All prices are exclusive of booking fees, on sale now at www.wanderer.com.au
Wanderer Festival pays its deep respects to the Djiringanj people of the Yuin Nation upon whose land it gathers.