The Drop Festival 2020 — CANCELLED
The boutique festival will once again follow the World Surf League Championships across the country, headlined by The Presets and Boy & Bear.
UPDATE: MARCH 23, 2020 — Organisers have announced that The Drop Festival's 2020 event in Coolangatta will no longer go ahead "after mandatory instruction from local and state health bodies".
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Surfing and gig-going have always been two of Australia's best-loved pastimes, and in 2018 we scored a festival celebrating the best of both worlds. After returning in 2019, it's back in 2020 for its third round of autumnal beachside festivals.
Returning from February–March in Queensland, The Drop festival will cruise around the country as it once again 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 are dance music legends The Presets, Aussie indie-rock chart-toppers Boy & Bear and Brisbane's Ball Park Music, along with other local acts Allday, DZ Deathrays, Kita Alexander and Graace.
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 event in Coolangatta as it has since 2018, the fest will also hit Noosa as part of the WSL Noosa Longboard Open.
THE DROP FESTIVAL 2020 LINEUP
Boy & Bear
Ball Park Music
THE DROP FESTIVAL 2020 QUEENSLAND DATES
Noosa, Qld — Dolphins Rugby Club, Sunshine Beach, Saturday, February 29
Coolangatta, Qld — Queen Elizabeth Park, Saturday, March 28
Images: Walk Wild Studio/ Miranda Stokkel / Ian Laidlaw.