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Top Music Festivals on the Sunshine Coast

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Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published May 16th 2021
Plan your next long weekend escape
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Plan your next unique getaway! Image: Big Pineapple Music Festival FB


Holiday escapes are usually what drives most of us to get through the nitty-gritty of daily chores and work-life, knowing that in a couple of days, weeks or months, we can get away from it all, to destinations anew, just to chill, take a deep breath and recharge our batteries.

Our inter-state and 'bubble' holiday destinations are slowing opening up, but in the meantime, where does one book the next great long weekend escape.

The Sunshine Coast region is not just about beaches and soft, white sands, it's a must-do destination that boasts a mammoth line-up of fabulous festivals, all powered by passionate locals from the arts, music, food and culture communities.

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It's all about location! Image: Big Pineapple Music Festival FB


You may ask what makes these festivals different, what sets them apart from city festivals? It's all about location one month you may be dancing to the sounds of the ocean, the next you could be roughing it up campside, whilst enjoying the bubbling of a freshwater stream and the aromas of fresh bush eucalyptus trees.

With this in mind, here are four top music festivals on the Sunshine Coast to bookmark, when planning your next long weekend escape.

🍍 BIG PINEAPPLE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021
When? Saturday 22 May
Where? Pineapple Fields, Nambour Connection Rd, Woombye
Cost? SOLD OUT!


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Bookmark the Big Pineapple Musical Festival for 2022! Image: Big Pineapple Music Festival FB


Okay, okay, I know there's no point in planning your next escape around a music festival that has already sold out, but seriously the annual Big Pineapple Music Festival is so popular, it might be worth your while to bookmark it now for next year's event. An ideal excuse to give Big Pineapple Music Festival devotees a whole year to source their best pineapple print outfits.

This highly successful, award-winning - Festival of the Year for the third time at the Queensland Music Awards - live music event is an annual event held at the iconic Big Pineapple in Woombye on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Music lovers are also able to camp at the Big Pineapple fields - a win-win for Big Pineapple supporters who come from afar.

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The iconic Big Pineapple in Woombye! Image: Big Pineapple Music Festival FB


😎 CALOUNDRA MUSIC FESTIVAL
When? Friday 1 October to Sunday 3 October
Where? Kings Beach Amphitheatre, de Vene Ave, Caloundra
Cost? Tickets are still in the pipeline and have not yet been released


Three days of fabulous sun, surf and soul at the spectacular Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast, is what Caloundra Music Festival supporters have to look forward to.

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Three days of fabulous sun, surf and soul at the Caloundra Music Festival! Image: Caloundra Music Festival FB


The spectacular Kings Beach and surrounding area will come alive to the sounds of a miscellaneous line-up of fabulous entertainment, showcasing the best of the Australian music industry plus our incredibly talented homegrown Sunny Coast artists! The Caloundra Music Festival aims to bring a broad audience of locals and visitors together in celebration of world-class music, food, arts and local culture and to showcase the natural beauty and unique character of the Sunshine Coast.

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The Caloundra Music Festival brings locals and visitors together to celebrate! Image: www.caloundramusicfestival.com


The Caloundra Music Festival is embracing the opportunity to change things up a little this year and are working hard to ensure that the Caloundra Music Festival complies with all COVID-safe requirements for the community.

🎸 GYMPIE MUSIC MUSTER
When? Thursday 26 August to Sunday 29 August
Where? A 20-minute forest drive inland from Amamoor, along Amamoor Creek Rd
Cost? Various, please see ticket options' link here


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Book your camping spot at the festival in the forest! Image: Gympie Music Muster FB


With more than one hundred artists, performing in five venues over four days, the 40th year Gympie Music Muster celebration is Australia's most original best camping and music experience.

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A family-friendly music festival to bookmark - Image: Gympie Music Muster FB


A one-hour drive from the Sunny Coast - or two hours from Brisbane - the Gympie Music Muster is staged deep within the natural surrounds of the Amamoor State Forest, a place where lovers of country music belong. The Gympie Music Muster showcases a variety of country, roots, blues, folk and rock music, as well as workshops, bush poets and kids' club and with general camping FREE and kids 12 and under FREE, is definitely the family-friendly music festival to bookmark.

🏕 MITCHELL CREEK ROCK 'n' BLUES FEST
When? 17 to 19 September
Where? Kandanga
Cost? Various, with FREE onsite camping, please follow ticket options link here


Celebrating its tenth year, the Mitchell Creek Rock 'n' Blues Fest is the authentic, BIG weekend festival, showcasing awesome bands, multi-cultural foods and FREE camping onsite for tents, RV's and caravans too.

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Come along for the adventure! Image: Mitchell Creek Rock 'n' Blues Fest FB


The Mitchell Creek Rock 'n' Blues Fest is an experience designed to take music/nature lovers on an adventure that connects festival-goers with friends, music and like-minded people, in an intimate and inspirational setting.

Located on one hundred private acres, in a valley nine kilometres from Kandanga, with its very own rippling stream, the Mitchell Creek Rock 'n' Blues Fest's open air, live music, BYO, is an off-the-grid camping paradise, a festival like no other - come along for the adventure of a lifetime!

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An off-the-grid camping paradise! Image: Mitchell Creek Rock 'n' Blues Fest FB


Clear your calendars, Sunny Coasters, and plan your next unique getaway around one, or all of these Sunshine Coast music festivals.
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Amazing how active the entertainment crowd are... excellent effort that needs to be supported.
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