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Yonder Is Moving Its Three-Day Music, Arts and Camping Festival to the Scenic Rim for 2022

After three years on the Sunshine Coast, this boutique — and BYO — music festival is heading south.
By Sarah Ward
August 15, 2022
By Sarah Ward
August 15, 2022

Back in 2021, Queensland's Scenic Rim region was named one of the best places in the entire world to visit in 2022. The folks behind Yonder Festival clearly took note. When the three-day music, arts and camping fest returns this spring — running from Thursday, November 24–Saturday, November 26 — it'll make a massive move, shifting down from the Sunshine Coast.

The Mary Valley's loss is the Scenic Rim's gain — and the fest's laidback atmosphere, plus the jam-packed lineup of stellar tunes and performances, will obviously make the jump as well. It's safe to assume that campers will once again slumber surrounded by luscious greenery, and cross your fingers that the new site still lets you go for a swim in the creek while you watch a gig.

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Even if those dips aren't part of the 2022 festival, Yonder will obviously still celebrate creativity and kicking back in a big way, just in the Gold Coast Hinterland instead. And, it'll boast Meanjin-based Gunggari illustration and digital artist Desirai as its feature artist, with the full lineup announced in late September.

Last year's fest boasted everything from a stacked music roster across four stages to a feast of roving theatrical and visual artists, plus a heap of workshops and panels on wellbeing, if you're wondering what's likely to be in store. The 2021 event also placed a significant focus on Indigenous producers, artists and communities, as well as local creatives.

Listening to Ruckus Slam's poetry, wandering through the visual arts displays, taking part in a laughter yoga session, walking across a slackline, doing water aerobics, and browsing the boutique food and market stalls — that's usually on the Yonder bill as well, as is being able to BYO alcohol. Those drinks do need to be in plastic containers, and you can also only show up with a reasonable amount of booze.

Keen even without the lineup? Tickets go on sale from 9am AEST on Wednesday, August 17.

Yonder Festival runs from Thursday, November 24–Saturday, November 26 in the Scenic Rim, Queensland. For more information or to buy tickets from 9am AEST on Wednesday, August 17, head to the festival website. We'll update you when the festival lineup is announced.

Published on August 15, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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