Sun, sand and music

Augie March will be one of the headline acts at this years Festival of the Sun in Port Macquarie. Might be a bit warm for the suits...

Festival of the Sun, right on the beach in Port Macquarie, made its debut on the summer festival circuit last year. And what a sun and sea filled debut it was!

The line-up of acts for this years festival on December 15 and 16 promises even more music magic by the sea with Augie March, The Beautiful Girls, Faker, Mia Dyson, Blue King Brown, The Fumes, Kid Confucius, The Gin Club, Dirty Lucy, Gabriels Day, Blues Bombers, 4pm Project, Lady Bird and Shane Fritsch already committed.

Festival of the Sun will include all the best elements of last year, including being BYO (saves money) and a laid-back, friendly vibe right on Town Beach. The stage is set in the middle of the Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park on the beach and camping is on site. So once you reach the festival just chill and enjoy the gig.

Besides the music, another highlight of the weekend is the airing of the SunScreen video clip finalists. SunScreen is a national competition uncovering Australias most innovative music video clip makers. The finalists clips will be screened on an outdoor cinema screen between the live acts, with the winner announced on Saturday night.

Tickets are $95 (includes two nights camping) and are on sale now (limited to 3000). For all ticket information and outlets visit

Freebie: The Echo has two season passes (including camping) to give away to some lucky readers. To go in the draw to win phone 6622 2888 between 10.30 & 10.45am next Monday, November 6, and tell us if The Beautiful Girls have a girl in the band. Hint: Is Faker for real? Is there a Gabriel in Gabriels Day?

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