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Festival of the Sun Is Returning to Port Macquarie for Its Second Boutique BYO Music Festival of 2022

One 2022 festival just wasn't enough for FOTSUN — and this time it's bringing Vera Blue, Cosmo's Midnight, Confidence Man and Peking Duk along for the ride.
By Ben Hansen
August 12, 2022
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By Ben Hansen
August 12, 2022
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After the pandemic forced the music festival industry into two years of uncertainty, cancellations and postponements, one mainstay of the scene is definitely making the most of 2022. Port Macquarie's longstanding boutique music gathering Festival of the Sun (FOTSUN) has already returned for one edition in 2022, and it's backing that up with a second before the year is out — and the lineup for its second iteration within 12 months is full of local favourites.

Usually popping up at the end of the year, FOTSUN jumped at the first opportunity it had to return to the Port Macquarie foreshore, hosting a two-day festival back in May. Not content with its one-off autumn edition, it will now be popping back up at the Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park for three days between Thursday, December 8–Saturday, December 10.

Round two's lineup is a genuine party starter, with the majority program based around vibrant pop acts and sunny indie rock bands. Leading the way are Canberra duo and KFC tastemakers Peking Duk, with Vera Blue, Cosmo's Midnight, Confidence Man and Alex the Astronaut joining them at the top of the bill.

Confidence Man at BIGSOUND 2017 by Bec Taylor.

Further down the lineup, you'll find a who's who of up-and-coming rock bands — namely Pacific Avenue, The Terrys, The Dreggs, Eliza & the Delusionals, Stumps and Teenage Dads. Also on the lineup: Benson, Nyxen, Felivan, Rum Jungle and Good Lekker. Plus, there will be a rare appearance from fast-rising pop singer-songwriter ASTON who has helped pen hit songs for K-pop group aespa, as well as Jessica Mauboy, Ricki-Lee and FOTSUN lineup mates Cosmo's Midnight.

Festival of the Sun does things a little different to most other festivals in Australia. Not only is it BYO — meaning that you can bring in your favourite craft brews and you won't be stuck forking out the exuberant prices most festivals charge for alcohol — but it's also located in a beachside caravan park. Thanks to the latter, hot showers, mid-festival ocean swims and even cabin stays are all on the cards as well.

Here's the lineup:

FESTIVAL OF THE SUN DECEMBER 2022 LINEUP

Peking Duk
Vera Blue
Cosmo's Midnight
Confidence Man
Alex the Astronaut
Pacific Avenue
The Terrys
The Dreggs
Eliza & The Delusionals
Stumps
Benson
Nyxen
Felivand
Teenage Dads
Rum Jungle
South Summit
Caroline & Claude
Full Flower Moon Band
Good Lekker
ASTON
Holiday
Scuffs
Mild West
The Colliflowers
Mikk
Psychoda

Festival of the Sun will return to the Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park from Thursday, December 8–Saturday, December 10. Tickets are on sale now.

Published on August 12, 2022 by Ben Hansen
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