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Vance Joy and Courtney Barnett to Headline This Year's Fairgrounds Festival

NSW's boutique camping festival is back for 2018.
By Shannon Connellan
August 13, 2018
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Vance Joy and Courtney Barnett to Headline This Year's Fairgrounds Festival

NSW's boutique camping festival is back for 2018.
By Shannon Connellan
August 13, 2018
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It's not every festival feels like a country weekend fete that just happens to be headlined by say, Courtney Barnett. Fairgrounds, Australia's country boutique camping festival descends on the small NSW town of Berry each December. Taking over the local Berry Showgrounds, Fairgrounds boasts all the trimmings of a major music festival with the essence of a local fair. And this December, it's back for another two-day round.

Running over November 30 and December 1, the two-day festival is making a triumphant return. In a huge coup for the small festival in its third year, they've secured big time festival favourites Courtney Barnett and Vance Joy to headline, alongside local legends Pond, Winston Surfshirt and more. Oh, and British punk poet Billy Bragg, US alternative rock band The Breeders and Zambian hip hop singer Sampa the Great will also join the lineup from across the globe.

With a strong focus on the local NSW South Coast area, Fairgrounds isn't just about the tunes. Last year local nosh, market stalls and the local swimming pool played equally starring roles at this multifaceted festival — something we're sure made Berry residents pretty happy. Between dips in Berry's local pool (within the festival grounds), punters feasted on local delights, including fresh rock oysters harvested less than half an hour from the festival site. The festival's super-popular long-table dinners will return, too, which take place overlooking the live music.

But we know what you're here for. Here's the full lineup.

FAIRGROUNDS 2018 LINEUP:

Vance Joy
Pond
Rolling Blackouts C.F.
Saba
Body Type
Oh Pep!
Tia Gostelow
Courtney Barnett
Billy Bragg
Winston Surfshirt
The Breeders
Sampa the Great
The Teskey Brothers
Waxahatchee
Kevin Morby
Maddy Jane
Carla Geneve

 

Fairgrounds runs November 30–December 1 at Berry Showgrounds, NSW. Tickets on sale from Moshtix at 10am, Monday, August 13. Festival entry starts at $110, with camping $230. 

Image: Ian Laidlaw and Gabriel Vallido

Published on August 13, 2018 by Shannon Connellan

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