10 May 2023

Line-up announced for second Wanderer Festival on Far South Coast

| Albert McKnight
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Ocean Alley have been announced as being on the line-up for the Wanderer Festival 2023. Photo: Supplied.

The return of the Wanderer Festival will see huge national and international acts brought to the sun-drenched Far South Coast for a long weekend of music and other entertainment.

The festival burst onto the scene, and the pristine coastal location, last year.

Now those who loved the first iteration, and those yet to be initiated into its joys, can head to Pambula Beach from 29 September to 1 October for the second festival.

Many more artists were announced to have been added to the line-up on Monday (8 May), with the current stars including Ocean Alley, The Jungle Giants, Spiderbait, Thelma Plum, Lisa Mitchell, Django Django, Art vs Science and Urthboy.

About 40 artists are now scheduled, with the final line-up expected to be more than 70 and encompassing music, art, comedy, theatre, circus and artisan workshops.


The Jungle Giants are indie-rock royalty in Australia. Photo: Jo Duck.

“I’m thrilled with how Wanderer is shaping up this year,” festival organiser Simon Daly said.

“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.

“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.”

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Minister for the Arts John Graham said the Wanderer Festival line-up would help boost the local economy.

“Music festivals are an integral part of our NSW music culture and economy,” he said.

“Events such as this will no doubt revive the touring circuit on the South Coast.”

Ocean Alley took No. 1 on the Triple J Hottest 100 in 2018 with their hit track Confidence, The Jungle Giants are indie-rock royalty, Gamilaraay songwriter Thelma Plum is thriving on the release of her acclaimed record Better In Blak, the iconic Spiderbait need no introduction, while UK band Django Django fuse classic psychedelia with three-part harmonies, garage rock, electronica and Detroit techno into a kaleidoscopic treat.


Thelma Plum is an award-winning songwriter. Photo: Georgia Wallace.

The line-up also includes: Kevin Morby, Son Little, Alice Skye, Annie Hamilton, Babe Rainbow, Bega Sound Collective, Ben Ottewell and Ian Ball, CW Stoneking, Dice, Djinama Yilaga, Flavuh, Freya Josephine Hollick, Goldie, Haiku Hands, Jack Biilman and the Black Tide, Jacotene, Kim Churchill, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Montaigne, Prodikal-1, Robyn Martin, Rum Jungle, Steph Strings, Stonewave Taiko, The Big Lost Band, The Thing White Ukes and Whisky Dram.

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Also, the festival will host the world-famous Flying Fruit Fly Circus, which features Australia’s top young circus artists.

Tickets for the Wanderer Festival are priced according to age, and range from $50-$320.

Single-day, two-day and three-day tickets are available on the Wanderer Festival website. Camping is available.

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