Ocean Alley and Thelma Plum Lead The Way At Wanderer Festival 2023
Wanderer Festival releases a stellar line-up with the unstoppable Ocean Alley and their infectious blend of psychedelic-surf-rock. Django Django (UK) fuse classic psychedelia with three-part harmonies, garage rock, electronica and Detroit techno into a kaleidoscopic treat. Storyteller and creator, Gamilaraay woman Thelma Plum brings her sophisticated pop-folk. Son Little (USA) lands as torchbearer of American rhythm and blues. Having amassed a huge loyal fanbase and the acclaim of critics worldwide throughout their 20+ year careers, Ben Ottewell & Ian Ball (Gomez, UK) deliver Gomez classics and more. The world-famous Flying Fruit Fly Circus, featuring Australia’s top young circus artists, perform their gravity-defying circus cabaret Over the Top. Not to be missed is multi-instrumentalist Adam Page delivering a master class in crafting improvised musical tapestries woven with equal parts charisma, humour and skill.
The announcement includes over 40 artists, who now join The Jungle Giants, Spiderbait, Kevin Morby, Lisa Mitchell and more previously announced talent for what is shaping up to be another epic Wanderer Festival in Pambula Beach this September. See below for a list of all artists announced so far.
More artists will be announced in coming months with the full line-up featuring over 70 artists and encompassing a world-class program of music, art, comedy, theatre, circus and artisan workshops over three unforgettable days and nights. The unique and creative spirit of the Sapphire Coast region is integral and will be featured throughout the music and arts program, epicurean feasts and craft offerings.
Festival organiser Simon Daly said “I’m thrilled with how Wanderer is shaping up this year. We’re curating a really strong program consistent with what Wanderer is all about. It is diverse in every sense and includes plenty of well known favourites as well as amazing new talent. We are really proud to be delivering such a world-class event in the Sapphire Coast. It is really rewarding creating something so equally loved by both the local community as well as travellers coming from all over Australia for an unforgettable experience in this stunning part of the world.”
Minister for Jobs and Tourism and Minister for the Arts John Graham said the Wanderer Festival line-up would prove a huge drawcard for visitors to the NSW South Coast and help boost the local economy.
“Music festivals are an integral part of our NSW music culture and economy. The NSW Government is excited to bring this festival to the regional communities in Bega Valley, driving visitors for a cultural experience in a beautiful part of the country. Events such as this will no doubt revive the touring circuit on the south coast,” Mr Graham said.
Wanderer offers a watershed new genre of boutique music festival set in one of Australia’s truly pristine locations in Pambula Beach. A truly multi-generational experience, Wanderer welcomes traditional festival goers as well as families to the bucolic wonderland that is the Sapphire Coast, southern New South Wales.
OCEAN ALLEY * DJANGO DJANGO (UK) * THE JUNGLE GIANTS * THELMA PLUM
SPIDERBAIT * KEVIN MORBY (USA) * SON LITTLE (USA)
ALICE SKYE * ANNIE HAMILTON * ART vs SCIENCE * BABE RAINBOW
BEGA SOUND COLLECTIVE *BEN OTTEWELL & IAN BALL (GOMEZ / UK)
C.W. STONEKING * DICE * DJINAMA YILAGA * FLAVUH
FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK * GOLDIE * HAIKU HANDS
JACK BIILMANN & THE BLACK TIDE * JACOTÉNE * KIM CHURCHILL
LISA MITCHELL * MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA * MONTAIGNE
* PRODIKAL-1 * ROBYN MARTIN * RUM JUNGLE * STEPH STRINGS
STONEWAVE TAIKO * THE BIG LOST BAND * THE THIN WHITE UKES
URTHBOY * WHISKEY DRAM
FLYING FRUIT FLY CIRCUS * ADAM PAGE * THE SUPER AMAZING DOLPHIN SHOW
WELCOME TO COUNTRY * DUURUNU MIRU DANCERS * FLING PHYSICAL THEATRE
FRANKENTOYS * LA PETITE GRANDE * LIAM POWER * POLITE MAMMALS
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Wanderer Festival returns to Pambula Beach, NSW this 29 Sept – 1 Oct, 2023.
Tickets for Wanderer Festival are priced according to age and range from $50-$320. Single day, 2 day and 3 day tickets are available from https://wanderer.com.au/tickets. Wanderer Festival is a boutique festival and some (or all) ticket types will sell out. Buying early is recommended.
Wanderer Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.