Freelance writer with a BA double majoring in Literature and Australian History who loves finding random places of social or historical treasure whilst travelling around visiting festivals, markets and quaint cafes with my husband and baby
Fantastic music in an eclectic Sunshine Coast town
The eclectic town of Eumundi on the Sunshine Coast is normally known for its fabulous markets. However, on a Sunday every 3 months the town comes alive for the Eumundi Live music festival. The festival was originally held monthly but organisers have now elected to hold it quarterly to welcome each season.
The next Eumundi Live will be the WinterSun Festival on the afternoon of 29 June. At the time of this article the line up is not yet published, but it will consist of 7 bands playing from 11am to 5.30pm. Keep watching the festival's website www.eumundilive.com.au or their Facebook page for the line-up.
The festival is a great day out listening to music in the stage area just down from the site of the Eumundi markets and attracts an assortment of locals, families and couples just eager for a casual afternoon out. For those with young children, rides and other entertainment are traditionally available.
Although there are food stalls at the venue, organisers normally allow patrons to bring their own food and drinks. Chairs are supplied or you can choose to bring your own or sit on the grass.
Ticket prices are very reasonable and listed on the Festival website. Organisers offer discounts if you sign up to the email newsletter and become a Friend of Eumundi. The event supports local charities.
Couple an afternoon at the Eumundi Live WinterSun Festival with brunch in one of the unique cafes in Eumundi, or take the opportunity to visit nearby Yandina Ginger Factory, Caloundra Sunday markets, Noosa beaches or the gorgeous shops of Montville and Maleny.
A day trip to Eumundi is well worth the drive and a great day out for families, friends and couples. The town of Eumundi is an hour from Brisbane and boasts hotels, cafes, restaurants, art galleries, markets, and fantastic shops selling locally made products.