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Celebate the start of summer at Fairgrounds Festival 2016!

Returning to Berry, NSW over two massive days (Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December), Fairgrounds Festival proudly showcases a new batch of world-class Australian talent alongside one of season's most exciting line-ups, including Rodriguez, Angel Olsen, Big Scary, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and The Drones.

Also featuring are the Swedish Troubadour The Tallest Man On Earth and Japandroids, who have sold out the rest of their Australian dates. Joining the line-up will be Sydney trio Middle Kids, whose heartfelt single "Edge of Town" earned them top prize in FBi Radio's Northern Lights Competition and a trip to Iceland to perform at the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival.

Melbourne's Gabriella Cohen will grace the bill with the slinky, lo-fi chords that BrooklynVegan recently described as "warm, smokey guitar pop, steeped in the Velvet Underground and vintage soul."

Fellow Victorian Ali Barter will open festivities on Friday with her raucous, purposeful guitar-pop, while the South Coast's own Bec Sandridge will perform stripped-back and solo, proving why she's one of triple j Unearthed's biggest breakouts of 2016.

Sydney storyteller Adam Gibson will return to Fairgrounds for a second year to open the intimate Newtown Social Club Stage with his hilarious and moving spoken-word tales, backed by his band The Ark-Ark Birds.

In addition to a stellar live music line-up, Fairgrounds also features an on-site swimming pool, vinyl record fair, old-school field games, markets, the inaugural Fairgrounds Record Club and Story Time with Julien Baker, ZanRowe and Oscar McMahon.

There will also a multitude of delicious food to discover, including Paper Bark Camp who will be setting up a pop-up restaurant and south coast hidden gem Flour Water Salt, with freshly baked sweet and savoury goods, garden-fresh salad boxes galore and mouth-watering cheese and mezze plates.

Prestige Oyster Company will also be serving up the freshest south coast oysters you've ever tasted, while the Mac Merchants will be offering their inventive take on the mac and cheese classic.

Locals Fat Shallot will have delicious chilli salt squid to be washed down with a quenching apple, mint and ginger iced tea, while the Gourmet Goons will be cooking up a vegetarian storm with their tofu and roasted mushroom burgers.

Grab a mouth-watering gourmet hot dog from Chrissy's Cuts, a sweet treat from south coast's Diego's Donuts, a cake from Sweet Petit or confectionary from The Treat Factory.

Also featuring this year will be Sydney pizza dons Pizza Da Mario and colourful spice-merchants Cuban Cantina. Other highlights include Shiso Fine, Newtown smoke house, Bovine & Swine, Mama Linh's, Crepe Co, Juice Farm, Maverick Coffee and much, much more.

Plus due to overwhelming demand, Fairgrounds is pleased to announce the expansion of its popular Rivercamp. Tent prices start at $50 per person per night, making Rivercamp the perfect option for day trippers.

Fairgrounds is also introducing an all ages family friendly zoning as well as a free shuttle service operating to and from the festival.

Limited spaces are still available for onsite luxury camping and locally around the South Coast Region, for more information, please see

"After the success of the inaugural Fairgrounds last year, Shoalhaven Tourism is proud to be hosting the event again in Berry, this December." Explains Shoalhaven Tourism Manager Coralie Bell

"We are particularly excited about the glamping and local produce element this year. December is the perfect time to escape a little longer, relax and reconnect on our unspoilt beaches and in historic villages. Festival goers are in a for a real treat!"

Fairgrounds Festival 2016 is set to be a weekend that cements its position as one of the most unique events this festival season.

Limited 1st Release tickets to the festival are nearly sold out. Head to to snap up the last of these specially discounted passes, as well as for more information about camping, transport and accommodation.

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When: Friday 2 December - Saturday 3 December
Where: Berry Showground, 35 Alexandra St, Berry NSW 2535
Cost: $160 plus BF
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