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A brand-new festival is coming to Willowbank, starring caravans and Aussie rock stars.
By Alec Jones
June 14, 2023
By Alec Jones
June 14, 2023

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UPDATE: Unfortunately due to various circumstances, VAN JAM has been cancelled. However, all the performers you're excited to see will still be playing, now at the upcoming event The Round Up at the Racehorse Hotel in Ipswitch.

Attention van-lifers and festivalgoers alike – a brand-new music festival is coming to Queensland: VAN JAM 2023. Organised by Caravanning Queensland, they're reorganising and evolving their wheelhouse of trade shows into an Australian-first hybrid concept, part music festival and part caravan/RV expo taking place at Willowbank Raceway from Thursday, September 21 to Sunday, September 24.

On the storied ground of Willowbank, also home to country music celebration CMC Rocks, VAN JAM is turning up the volume with a lineup of Aussie Rock legends, including Eskimo Joe, Daryl Braithwaite, Thirsty Merc and Russell Morris. For any junior attendees, there will also be miniVAN, a dedicated kids zone full of games, crafts and activities plus the Bluey Live Interactive Experience.

Alongside the entertainment is the OFF ROAD OFF GRID EXPO, hosting a variety of interactive displays, vehicle testing on an off-road track, masterclasses and more. The festival site also includes camping sites galore among the trees, both powered and unpowered and flexible for arrangements big and small. If you're a fan of off-grid life, camping and caravanning trips with family and friends or legendary Aussie rock, there's something for you at VAN JAM.

VAN JAM runs from Thursday, September 21 to Sunday, September 24. For more information and to get your tickets, visit the website.

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