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The Drop Festival Returns for 2019 to Tour the Country's Most Iconic Surf Spots

The boutique festival will follow the World Surf League Championships across the country, headlined by Client Liaison, Angus and Julia Stone and Hockey Dad.
By Libby Curran and Samantha Teague
March 07, 2019
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The Drop Festival Returns for 2019 to Tour the Country's Most Iconic Surf Spots

The boutique festival will follow the World Surf League Championships across the country, headlined by Client Liaison, Angus and Julia Stone and Hockey Dad.
By Libby Curran and Samantha Teague
March 07, 2019
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Surfing and gig-going have always been two of Australia's best-loved pastimes, and last year we scored a festival celebrating the best of both worlds. And, now, it's back for its second round of autumnal beachside festivals.

Returning this March and April, The Drop festival will cruise around the country as it follows the Aussie leg of the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour and it's bringing a banging little lineup of musical gold along for the ride. Surfing the festival wave for 2019 are brother-sister folk band Angus and Julia Stone, the perennially pastel indie pop duo Client Liaison and NSW surf rock band Hockey Dad, along with other local legends The Jungle Giants and Alex the Astronaut.

Held on the first weekend of each area's surfing event, The Drop is set to grace some of the Australia's most iconic surf spots, each outing featuring a locally focused offering of food, drink and culture, to match the tunes. As well as heading to the official WSL events in Torquay, Margaret River and Coolangatta, this year, the festival will also kick off Surfest Newcastle and Vissla Sydney Surf Pro in Manly — both WSL Qualifying Series events.

THE DROP FESTIVAL 2019 LINEUP

Angus and Julia Stone
Client Liaison
Hockey Dad
The Jungle Giants*
Alex the Astronaut
* Ball Park Music will replace The Jungle Giants in Newcastle

THE DROP FESTIVAL 2019 DATES

Newcastle, NSW — King Edward Park, Saturday, March 16
Manly, NSW — Keirle Park, Saturday, March 23
Coolangatta, Qld — Queen Elizabeth Park, Saturday, April 6
Torquay, Vic — Torquay Common, Saturday, April 20
Margaret River, WA — Barnard Park, Busselton, Saturday, June 1

The Drop tickets are currently on sale for $95. For more info, visit thedropfestival.com.au

Images: Miranda Stokkel.

Published on March 07, 2019 by Libby Curran

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