One of the most exciting new entries on the Australian Music and Arts Festival calendar, Wanderer Festival, gets underway at Sapphire Coast’s Pambula Beach next month.
Staged from September 23-25, Wanderer will transform the Pambula Beach community’s sports fields into a vibrant music and arts venue, just minutes from the beach.
The playing schedule for the three day event has today been released, with artists performing across Main Stage, Wanderer and The Lost Lands stages.
Music highlights include The Teskey Brothers, Jack River and Josh Pyke on Friday, Ziggy Alberts, Curtis Harding, Winston Surfshirt and Wolfmother on Saturday night, while The Dandy Warhols, DMA’S and Sarah Blasko are headlining on Sunday.
A number of local acts will be performing across the three days as well with Bega valley teenager Felicty Dowd, the very first act on the main stage on Friday and Djinama Yilaga to open proceedings on the Lost Land Stage, Robyn Martin of the New Graces will perform on Saturday and the Bega Valley Men’s Choir and the Yuin Dancers on Sunday.
Access Playing Schedule HERE.
There will also be an enticing program of delicious food and beverages on offer, with an abundance of local produce sourced from the lands and sea of the Sapphire Coast.
The food offering, including Broadwater Oysters, Bianchini Gelato, Sapphire Coast Eats Pizza, Instanbul Gozleme, Nem Nem Vietnamese and Nomah Street Food, is curated by passionate locals Dave Arens and Brett Kryskow, who previously collaborated to produce EAT — Merimbula’s epic annual food festival.
Wanderer Festival’s green ethos ensures all caterers at the festival will be using compostable or reusable packaging.
No single use plastic is used and only biodegradable products are used for washing and cleaning.
The festival has a strict ‘No Waste’ policy and the dedicated Green Team, headed up by passionate local environmentalist Hugh Pitty, will promote and ensure the festival’s Reuse, Recycling, Zero Waste and Zero Landfill goals are achieved.
Wanderer Festival organisers have a long history of producing environmentally sustainable events and are recognised for their leadership in this field having won international Greener Festival awards, inducted into the Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame after three consecutive wins of Excellence in Sustainable Tourism; and the prestigious Banksia Sustainability Award.
Wanderer has also established a partnership with Panboola: Pambula Wetlands and Heritage Project to help promote and support their important conservation work, with plans to collaborate on the creation of community spaces, walkways, art installations and to provide support to Ephemeral Festival.
Promoting both sustainability and customer service — a free shuttle bus driven by proud and passionate local driver/tour guides will ferry people to and from the festival and campgrounds / key locations in Merimbula, Pambula and Pambula Beach ensuring visitors can stay locally hassle free and keep cars off the road.
Extra user-pay festival bus services will be offered from Eden, Broadwater, Millangandi, Bega, Kalaru, Tathra and Tura Beach across each day.
Pedal power is perfect for getting around Pambula Beach and Pambula and there will be ample bike racks on the festival grounds.
Located halfway between Sydney and Melbourne and just a three-hour drive from Canberra, the Sapphire Coast remains one of Australia’s truly pristine yet accessible destinations.
Wanderer Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
Images: Wanderer Festival, Felicity Dowd