22 September 2023

Epic line-up for the 21st Wallaby Creek Festival

| Chisa Hasegawa
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Pictured is 3 kids and 5 adults sitting together on a mat on the ground. The man in the centre of the shot is wearing a woven hat as he leads a weaving workshop.

The 2023 Wallaby Creek Festival is set to be another weekend of fun for the whole family.

With this year’s highly anticipated Wallaby Creek Festival just around the corner (September 22-24), festival goers can look forward to a diverse lineup of music, workshops and captivating performances.

With a mixture of local, national and internationally acclaimed talent, this year’s festival promises to be a celebration like no other.

“From world-class musicians to thought-provoking workshops and awe-inspiring performances, Wallaby Creek Festival 2023 promises to be a transformative journey for all who attend. It’s a celebration of our shared love for music, art, culture and diversity,” Entertainment Team Manager and Bands Coordinator Sandra Lloyd said.

Program highlights include musical performances from Tijuana Cartel, Nathan Cavaleri, Toby Beard, Zennith, Harry James Angus, Cold Water Band, Julian Belbachir, Hussy Hicks, Ella Hartwig, Ben Janz, Opal Ocean and many more.

Ms Lloyd, who has overseen the entertainment team since 2008, said that choosing the festival lineup each year was a “daunting mission” but “comes together beautifully” in the end.

“We receive over 200 expressions of interest each year and only have stage time for 29 acts within a range of genres and a limited budget,” she said.

Although she actively hunts for the headliners that will sell tickets, the festival has always been a space for new and emerging local artists.

“We give all local young talent and new bands stage time every festival without having to compete. This gives them experience and they got to network with experienced musicians and grow their music.”

She said that this is a vital process in the development of their remote community.

The festival will also offer a range of workshops, from Indigenous plants and cultural walks, growing your own organic food, gypsy swing guitar, weaving, belly dancing, poetry, permaculture and yoga and breathwork.

There will also be a dedicated Kid’s Festival and play space which will feature arts and craft activities, mindfulness and resilience experiences, music and movement workshops, face-painting and performances for even the youngest festival goers.

Tickets for the festival can still be purchased at https://www.wallabycreekfestival.org.au/tickets/

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