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Jungle Love Has Postponed Its 2022 Music, Arts and Camping Fest Until Spring Following the Floods

Due to southeast Queensland's recent wild weather, it's no longer safe to host the boutique festival at its Gootchie site this autumn.
By Sarah Ward
March 17, 2022
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By Sarah Ward
March 17, 2022
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First, it was COVID-19 that threw Queensland's music festivals into chaos. Now, the recent spate of devastating weather is having an impact on the scene. For Jungle Love Music & Arts Festival, the latter means ditching its plans to take over a secret Fraser Coast spot across the Labour Day long weekend, with the event now moving to September instead.

"It's unfortunately now not possible to hold the festival at the Gootchie site safely as we originally planned," said Festival Director Raymond Williams in a statement. "We were so looking forward to seeing our vision come to life next month, and it's a real bugger to have to change pace and reschedule."

"Thankfully, we're already experienced in dealing with setbacks like these since the pandemic started," Williams continued.

"The silver lining is we now have more time to create an even more immersive wonderland that will be safe and accessible for all."

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Music fans, you'll now have some free time between Friday, April 29–Sunday, May 1 — and you'll be venturing north from Friday, September 2–Sunday, September 4. The event will still take place in Gootchie, and still offer festival-goers something other than ridiculous queues and heaving crowds clamouring for space in an ordinary city showground. Among Jungle Love's drawcards: a laidback vibe, a campground surrounded by luscious greenery, and the chance to go for a swim in the creek while you watch a gig. Oh, and did we mention that it's a BYO festival as well (though no glass is allowed)?

Jungle Love announced its program back in February; however, that'll likely now change due to the new dates. "We're working with our suppliers, partners and performers to retain as many amazing acts as possible," said Williams.

Still, get ready for visual arts displays, circus, cabaret, theatre, workshops, knocking back those BYO beverages and plenty of tunes — just later in 2022 than originally planned.

Jungle Love Music & Arts Festival will now take place from Friday, September 2–Sunday, September 4 at a secret location in Gootchie, Queensland. For more information, head to the festival's website.

Top image: Lauren Crabbe.

Published on March 17, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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