Charli XCX, Duke Dumont and Sonny Fodera Are Headlining For the Love's 2023 Waterfront Festivals

Snakehips, Cosmo’s Midnight, Budjerah, Kye, Sumner and Jade Zoe will also take to the stage at the fest's Gold Coast, Wollongong, Melbourne and Perth shows.
Sarah Ward
Published on November 28, 2022
Updated on November 28, 2022

There are plenty of ways to pick which music festivals to dance your way through, but one method reigns supreme: the all-powerful lineup. When a fest puts together an A-plus roster of onstage talent — like Charli XCX, Duke Dumont and Sonny Fodera headlining For the Love 2023, for instance — your decision is often made for you.

That's one reason to get excited about the event's return next February and March. Here's another: its waterfront locations at its four stops. For the Love pairs its packed bill of dance and pop hitmakers with stunning backdrops, and will hit up the Gold Coast's Doug Jennings Park, Wollongong's Thomas Dalton Park, Melbourne's Catani Gardens and Perth's Taylor Reserve for its 2023 run.

Also doing the honours: Cosmo's Midnight, Snakehips, Budjerah and KYE, as well as Sumner and Jade Zoe. And yes, Charli XCX's spot on the lineup means that if you live outside of Sydney and you can't make it to WorldPride next year, you can still catch her onstage.

As in previous years, punters will also have the opportunity to kick back in style in one of For The Love's VIP lounges, presented by Aussie streetwear label Nana Judy. Plus, For the Love's Music For Oceans eco-friendly initiative is back, to do once again do the environment a solid.

Behind the scenes, the folks at Untitled Group — the same minds behind Beyond the Valley, Pitch Music & Arts, Grapevine Gathering and Wildlands — are running the show, and splashing around their hefty festival experience.

If an evening spent cutting shapes by the water sounds like a much-needed addition to your 2023 calendar, you can now register for presale tickets. Those advance tix go on sale from 9am AEDT on Thursday, December 1, with general sales from 4pm AEDT the same day.


Saturday, February 25 — Doug Jennings Park, Gold Coast
Sunday, February 26 — Thomas Dalton Park, Wollongong
Saturday, March 4 — Catani Gardens, Melbourne
Sunday, March 5 — Taylor Reserve, Perth


Charli XCX
Duke Dumont
Sonny Fodera
Cosmo's Midnight
Jade Zoe

For The Love 2023 tours the country in February and March 2023. Head to the festival's website to register for presale, with ticket presales from 9am AEDT on Thursday, December 1 — and general sales from 4pm AEDT the same day.

Published on November 28, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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