Music enthusiasts, art lovers and beach bums look out! A new multi-day festival is heading to the Sapphire Coast.

Set on the rolling hills near Merimbula, close enough to hear the crashing waves of the ocean, the Wanderer Festival offers one of the most unique festival experiences in Australia.

A multi-generational celebration of music, art, culture and place, the boutique festival presents a music line-up that transcends genre and demographic alongside a truly diverse arts program that brings together theatre and comedy, circus and cultural workshops.

Australian music talents Ziggy Alberts, DMA’s, The Teskey Brothers and Winston Surfshirt will join US soul singer Curtis Harding on his only Australian show and legendary pop surrealists The Dandy Warhols during the three-day event from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September. Sarah Blasko, Jack River, Confidence Man and Josh Pyke will also be among the many incredible artists to perform over the weekend.

Proudly focusing on being a festival for everyone, Wanderer will have different stages, spaces and campgrounds created purposefully for the young, old and everyone in between.

Pioneering festival producer and Wanderer Programmer Simon Daly, who has created some of Australia’s most iconic and unique festivals including The Falls Music & Arts and The Lost Lands says it’s exciting to bring back these types of vibrant music and cultural experiences to Australia.

“It’s about tearing down the barriers of the last few years and facilitating human connection and togetherness. We are thrilled to have secured this line-up of extraordinary artists for our inaugural festival and feel very privileged to be part of an incredibly welcoming and creative community, in such a unique setting,” he says.

Along with its stellar music acts, Wanderer features an alluring arts program with highlights to include the fabulously glam circus ensemble Circus Trick Tease and a comedy performance from the rapturously wry Geraldine Hickey.

“We are really excited about the breadth of the program. People will come with a must-see list but will undoubtedly leave with a new favourite act they’d previously never heard of. This is the unique power of live performance. It’s also been a privilege to work with the incredibly rich creative community of the Sapphire Coast, who play a significant part in the overall program,” says Wanderer Festival Arts Program Curator, Ian Pidd.

Tickets for the Wanderer Festival are priced by age group, ranging from $40-$120 for a single-day ticket and $80-$290 for a three-day festival pass.


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