Australia’s most popular regional boutique music festival Vanfest is set to return with a new look, brand new location and a colossal line-up of chart-topping, award-winning Australian and New Zealand artists.

After making Forbes it’s home for eight epic years, Vanfest is relocating and is set to make its mark on the iconic Mount Panorama in Bathurst on Friday 2 to Saturday 3 December. 

Promising a bigger festival, headlining the weekend will be Aussie legends Hilltop Hoods, Tash Sultana, Tones And I, The Presets, ILLY and New Zealand’s Six60, plus a huge line-up of other incredible musical talents.

“It has been a long road, but we couldn’t be more excited to be able to return the Vanfest stage back to the NSW regions. There are enormous amounts of challenges facing the industry, however, we remain dedicated to supporting the live music sector and delivering memorable experiences to our fans”, says Vanfest Promoter, Matt Clifton.

Spread across two huge days, Vanfest is the perfect excuse for the ultimate road trip getaway to country NSW. Extensive campground facilities for campers with or without a van for those die-hard festival goers, as well as entertainment to enjoy across the weekend including market stalls, bar activations, pop-up bars, VIP experiences, adrenalin rides and more!

“I look forward to welcoming the patrons of Vanfest to our beautiful city and with so much to see and do, I encourage visitors to stay a little longer and explore everything that Bathurst and the surrounding region has to offer. Bathurst is the perfect city to host Vanfest,” says Bathurst Mayor, Robert Taylor.


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