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Grapevine Gathering Is Touring Wineries This October with The Inspired Unemployed on the Decks

The wine-fuelled music festival is expanding to Queensland and South Australia for the first time.
By Sarah Ward
May 11, 2022
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By Sarah Ward
May 11, 2022
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Love heading to a scenic spot to dance to live tunes? Adore sipping wine, too? Music and vino festival Grapevine Gathering understands. That pairing is this annual event's entire setup, with the fest bringing a heap of bands to vineyards each year. Yes, that includes 2022, with its October dates and venues now locked in. And if you live in Queensland or South Australia, get ready to experience Grapevine Gathering on your home turf for the very first time.

The fest will return to Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, of course — hitting up Sandalford Wines in Swan Valley, Rochford Wines in the Yarra Valley and Roche Estate in the Hunter Valley, respectively. But this'll mark the first time that Grapevine Gathering has made its way to the Sunshine State and SA. Where it's heading: Sirromet Wines at Mount Cotton and Serafino Wines in McLaren Vale.

While it's too early for the event's full lineup, it has dropped one key act: Aussie sketch comedians and Instagram celebrities The Inspired Unemployed. As they did at the last Victorian Grapevine Gathering, they're taking on hosting duties in order to keep you entertained between musos — and also hitting the decks as well.

If you're wondering what the duo also known as Jack Steele and Matt Ford might have in store, shenanigans-wise, they did shoeys out of punters' footwear, performed an acoustic version of 'Drops of Jupiter' and hosted a segment of The Bachelorette the last time around.

If you're also eager to find out who'll they be introducing, aren't we all — but past fests have been headlined by Two Door Cinema Club, Flight Facilities, The Wombats, Tkay Maidza and The Veronicas.

Naturally, sipping wine is a huge part of the attraction. As always, attendees will have access to a heap of vino given the fest's locations, as well as an array of yet-to-be-announced food options.

GRAPEVINE GATHERING 2022 DATES:

Saturday,  October 1 — Sandalford Wines, Swan Valley, Western Australia
Sunday, October 2 — Serafino Wines, McLaren Vale, South Australia
Saturday, October 8 — Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley, Victoria
Saturday, October 15 — Roche Estate, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
Sunday, October 16 — Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, Queensland

Grapevine Gathering will tour Australia in October 2022. The full lineup hasn't been announced yet, but we'll update you when it is. In the interim, you can head to the festival's website to register for further details when it hits.

Published on May 11, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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