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Wanderer Festival

A new three-day festival is coming to the NSW south coast with The Dandy Warhols, DMA's, The Tesky Brothers and Confidence Man.
By Concrete Playground
July 08, 2022
By Concrete Playground
July 08, 2022

Wanderer Festival is a fresh face on the Australian festival scene that's managed to pull together a blockbuster lineup for its inaugural edition. Taking over the NSW Sapphire Coast, a six-hour drive south of Sydney or seven-hour trip north of Melbourne, the three-day event will bring together a collection of folk, soul, indie and rock bands to the pristine coastal area.

The big names heading up the lineup are 2000s alternate rockers The Dandy Warhols who will be coming over from the US to grace us with hits like 'Bohemian Like You' and 'We Used To Be Friends', alongside local favourites like DMA's, The Tesky Brothers, Winston Surfshirt and Confidence Man. Atlanta soul singer Curtis Harding will also be making a special appearance at the festival — his only Australian show on this tour.

There's also plenty on offer for those who want to discover their next favourite act. Fast-rising acts like Didirri, Body Type, Grentperez, B Wise, Maple Glider and The Grogans will all take to the stage, as will a heap of local south coast NSW musicians including the Bega Valley Men's Choir, Djinama Yilga, Benji and the Saltwater Soundsystem and the Big Lost Band — a huge rock and roll orchestra made up of musicians from local high schools and arts communities.

This focus on supporting regional creatives is key for the new festival and is clearly highlighted through its programming.

"It's been a real pleasure meeting up with the incredible artists living here on the Coast," Arts Program Curator Ian Pidd said. "Those visitors unaware of the remarkable cultural capacity of this community are in for a treat!"

Curtis Harding


Ziggy Alberts
The Teskey Brothers
The Dandy Warhols
Curtis Harding (only Australian show)
Winston Surfshirt
Sarah Blasko
Jack River
Isabella Manfredi
Josh Pyke
Confidence Man
Pierce Brothers
DZ Deathrays
Emma Donovan & the Putbacks
Cookin' On 3 Burners
The Grogans
Maple Glider
Jess Ribeiro
Magic Machine
Benji & The Saltwater Sound System
B Wise
Body Type
Bakers Eddy
Djinama Yilaga
Bega Valley Men's Choir
Heath Cullen
Robyn Martin
Bega Sound Collective
The Scaramouche
Felicity Dowd

Top image: Confidence Man at BIGSOUND 2017 by Bec Taylor

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