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By Sarah Ward
August 07, 2018
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Jungle Love Music & Arts Festival 2018

Southeast Queensland's BYO camping festival returns.
By Sarah Ward
August 07, 2018
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Think music festivals are dying out? Think again. Sure, plenty of bigger events have called it a day — but as the old guard finish up, they're giving a swathe of smaller, more specialised, boutique, curated fests the chance to carve out their own niche.

Since 2014, the two-day Jungle Love Music & Arts Festival has been one such smorgasbord of creative activities. Instead of ridiculous queues and heaving crowds clamouring for space in an ordinary city showground, you'll find a laidback vibe, a campground surrounded by luscious greenery, and the chance to go for a swim in the creek while you watch a gig. Oh, and did we mention that it's a BYO festival as well (though no glass is allowed)?

The 2018 event will take place between Friday, November 29 and Sunday, August 1, at a yet-to-be-revealed secret Sunshine Coast location. If you've been in previous years, the fest is heading to a new site in 2018, so get excited. And, it has revealed its first acts, with more than half of the program featuring Queenslanders. Remember that visual arts displays are also part of the Jungle Love experience, as well as panels, workshops, laughing yoga, water aerobics and floating down a waterway while knocking back beverages.

First-release tickets have already been snapped up, with the second batch on sale from Thursday, August 9. In the interim, here's what you're here for — the initial lineup:

POND
OPIUO
Approachable Members of Your Local Community
The Brains Trust
Baskervillain
China Bowls
CHURCH
Demon Days
Department of Music
FeelsClub
FELIVAND
First Beige
Full Flower Moon Band
Gabriella Cohen
Golden Sound
HRBRT
Jungle Love Allstars: Live Tribute to Justice
Kenta Hayashi
L. Flora
Mad Professor
Mildlife
Mufaro & the Barehouse
Nonsemble
Omegachild
Oolluu
Polygon Woods
RACKETT
Simi Lacroix
Thando

Image: Aimee Catt.

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