Festival of the Sun 2019

Port Macquarie's BYO camping fest is back for its 16th year.
Kat Hayes
Published on July 25, 2019


Port Macquarie's Festival of the Sun has been running for 16 years, and the boutique summer music festival is still bringing the goods. The lineup for this December has just been released and it looks like it'll be another doozy.

Methyl Ethel and Briggs will headline the three-day fest, with Julia Jacklin, Trophy Eyes, Lime Cordiale and Baker Boy lending their voices too. Amyl and the Sniffers, Tired Lion, I Know Leopard, Nathan Ball and Good Doogs — among others — round out what looks like it'll be a big couple of days of music, with more acts still to be announced.

The camping festival is also — excitingly — BYO, so you don't need to spend your hard-earned cash on overpriced UDLs. Alongside the lineup of live music, there will also be a heap of food trucks (serving everything from burgers to vegan fare), silent discos and silent comedy.

The festival is themed each year, and this year it's the "ghouls and unicorns" edition — looks like it's time to whip out your Halloween costumes and anything you own that's rainbow-coloured.

Festival of the Sun runs from Friday, December 13 to Sunday, December 15. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday, August 8.


Methyl Ethel
Julia Jacklin
Trophy Eyes
Lime Cordiale
Baker Boy
Amyl and the Sniffers
Tired Lion
I Know Leopard
Nathan Ball (UK)
Good Doogs
Genesis Owusu
Milan Ring
Arno Faraji
Tasman Keith
Stevie Jean
Bakers Eddy
Surf Trash
Georgia June
Johnny Hunter
The Buoys
Garage Sale


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