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Queensland's newest boutique music festival
Jungle Love Festival - November 21-22, Lake Moogerah, QLD
Some serious live music is coming to the Scenic Rim in an event that's capturing wide appeal, as a diverse group of people descend on a rural setting known for little more than livestock and farming.
Despite the fact that 2014 will be the first year of the Jungle Love Festival, if early ticket sales are anything to go by, it looks like the extensive line up of home grown talent will be playing to near sell out crowds.
With the Aussie music festival scene going through something of a transition lately, smaller boutique music festivals where people can camp, cook, swim, listen to poetry and take part in an array of arts and other activities, certainly offer something for almost everyone – in this case 18 years and over.
Diverse crowds are expected to descend upon a region known for little more than farming and livestock
Set among the shores of Lake Moogerah at the Lake Theatre, with camping facilities and amenities available, more than 25 unique acts will play from morning till night over the two-day festival. The promoters boldly claim each act has been carefully curated for their energetic performances, and will either blow you mind, melt your heart, make you dance or all three.
Lake Moogerah is located in the Scenic Rim, about 1 hour drive south west of Brisbane and 1 hour west of the Gold Coast
Inspired with the ethos of 'love and respect,' it's easy to assume there's going to be more than a few free spirits floating around which in my opinion makes a very welcome change from the homogenous fluoro singlet-wearing summer festival crowd.
If the people featured in the festival's promotional video (watch said video below) are anything to go by, you can expect lots of ginger beards, colourful thrift store threads, and generally differently dressed folk who look like they would be right at home in an indie music vid.
For those looking to take a change on a new experience, being at Queensland's newest music festival could be a defining moment in their live music history. While no one knows how the festival will develop into, if the initial interest is anything to go by you'll be able to claim some serious festival cred when relaying to others that you were rocking out to Melbourne based alternative rock outfit Closure in Moscow as they tore up the stage during the very first Jungle Love Festival.
While other acts playing the festival may not be as well know as the abovementioned Soundwave and South by Southwest performers, many fresh faced albeit seasoned outfits from Brisbane and beyond will also take to the stage. Artists include Bec Laughton, Dubmarine and Lesuits plus more than 20 others, bringing an eclectic mix of indie, soul, reggae, funk, and much more to the line-up.
If you're looking to let your hair down and let it all hang out eclectic beats in a picturesque lakeside setting, it's an event that's definitely highly anticipated, especially for those who take their music festivals seriously.
With no previous years to compare to, those who are attending are undoubtedly taking a chance, but with a solid promotional circuit in the lead up to the festival and the backing of high profile sponsors like Stone & Wood craft beer, and community radio station 4ZZZ, this could be the kind of boutique music festival that locals have long missed out on.
With restricted tickets numbers to maintain the intimate atmosphere, be sure to book ASAP as the final release tickets are quickly selling out. Tickets including a 2 day camping pass start at $110.00 each and can be purchased here.