Date: 8 Jan 2016 – 10 Jan 2016
Location: Sir Stewart Bovell Park, WA
Southbound Festival 2016 will be held on Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 January. Located in the beautiful South West town of Busselton, just a two and a half hour-ish drive south of Perth.
Southbound features leisure in the form of music and comedy acts, camping, food and market stalls as well as various activities to keep you entertained over the weekend. The festival supports environmental sustainability, having won two “A Greener Festival” awards through programs such as sustainment carbon offset fees, a ‘green team’ for rubbish collection, recycling stations and eco stalls.
Southbound Festival began in 2005 and 12 years later, it’s still WA’s only major music and camping festival. 2015 was a pretty hard festival experience to top, the sold-out weekend saw thousands of festival-goers descend on Busselton for a weekend of music and fun in the sun. 2015 also saw our biggest format change in 10 years with the introduction of ‘camp next to your cars’ which was a massive success!
The 12th edition of Southbound promises to incorporate all of the things that you love plus some exciting new additions! Camp next to your cars, new arts initiatives and areas that will bring a whole heap more shade to cover our little ol heads, three nights of programming plus a brand new night to kick things off.
2 DAY TICKET
- General Admission SATURDAY & SUNDAY (no camping) – $240.00
- VIP SATURDAY & SUNDAY (no camping) – $352.60
- Happy Camper (Saturday & Sunday camping) – $224.50
- VIP Happy Camper (Saturday & Sunday camping) – $362.90
- Pampered Camper (Saturday & Sunday camping) – $403.90
- VIP Pampered Camper (Saturday & Sunday camping) – $506.40
- Happy Camper (Friday, Saturday & Sunday camping) – $270.70
3 DAY TICKET
- VIP Happy Camper (Friday, Saturday & Sunday camping) – $409.00
- Pampered Camper (Friday, Saturday & Sunday camping) – $480.80
- VIP Pampered Camper (Friday, Saturday & Sunday camping) – $583.30
- Large Vehicle Pass (2 & 3 day, MUST have camping ticket also) – $45.10
NEWLY CREATED SPACES
Friday Night Fever
This year Southbound is giving half of the festival patrons the opportunity to get their hands on a three-day camping ticket (there will be no single day tickets for this opening night). This means you’ll get access to the site a day early to set up shop at a leisurely pace, before dancing the night away to bustling beats begins! Get fancy with the dress up theme ‘Disco Inferno’ and score yourself some prizes.
Now this was massive last year! Returning with the sandy dance floor, bangin’ beats, your very own lifesaver, (tower and all), sun beds, beach umbrellas and an endless stream of spiced rum and cola to cool your jets! Keep your eyes peeled for the coconut club DJ’s lineup which will be revealed soon!
Commedia dell’ Southbound
Bringing the cool this 2016 Southbound is introducing it’s first ever Commedia dell’ Southbound. You’ve all sweated out your music loving hearts in the past and what better way to cool down than hanging under some primo shade amidst a chilled atmosphere. That’s why the ultimate shaded escape was created for all those cats looking to escape the suns rays! Kick back in the very first shaded Bigtop tent and enjoy a laidback craft beer whilst you watching an eclectic program of comedy, burlesque and circus styled performances.
Crafted earlier this year, Sunset Events latest concept TruckStop will be popping up at Southbound in 2016 to take care of the hungriest festival punters. With a range of delectable homegrown delights to satisfy your every taste-bud, TruckStop will offer the finest wine, food and beer, from the cream of WA’s local producers. Complete with custom retro roadhouse fit out, bespoke & upcycled furniture & décor with plenty of spaces to sit and dine, Truckstop is the ultimate destination for you. Kick back and enjoy the finest in eats & drinks, local live music & DJs in an imaginatively curated & retro setting – all thanks to the best artisans, makers, designers and creators this fine state has to offer.
Wine & Champagne Bar
The Wine and Champagne Bar is back! This time offering more shade and a larger alfresco experience with an extensive list of bubbles and vino from the South West region. The resident foodie has matched a wide variety of palatable options to deliver the perfect menu featuring produce sourced from the finest local providers. This is the place to be or for those of you looking to add a little luxe to your festival experience!
Dead phone battery at Southbound? DON’T WORRY! Charge Spot will be on site to keep your phone charged up! Come and see the charge spot gang in the main campground at any time during the festival. For info on where to find ChargeSpot follow @chargespot or go to chargespot.com.au
2016 SOUTHBOUND LINE-UP, IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:
ALPINE · BIRDS OF TOKYO · BLOC PARTY · B RNS · COURTNEY BARNETT · DISCLOSURE · DJANGO DJANGO · FOALS · GANG OF YOUTHS · GARY CLARK JR · HALSEY · HIATUS KAIYOTE · HILLTOP HOODS · JARRYD JAMES · KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD · KURT VILE AND THE VIOLATORS · LITTLE MAY · THE MACCABEES · MAC DEMARCO · MEG MAC · OH WONDER · PAUL KELLY & MERRI SOUL SESSIONS FEATURING CLAIRY BROWNE, DAN SULTAN, KIRA PIRU, VIKA & LINDA BULL · RUFUS · SAN CISCO· SETH SENTRY · SOAK · TA-KU (LIVE)· TORO Y MOI · ‘WEIRD AL’ YANKOVIC · YOUNG FATHERS
FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER (JAN 08): Brand new opening night party, disco inferno fancy dress theme!
ART VS SCIENCE · THE DANCING ACCOUNTANT · DEATH DISCO DJS · ELLIPHANT · FUNK CLUB SUPERSTARS DJS · HWLS · KOI CHILD · PILERAT DJS + MORE
ADAM ROZENBACHS · BECKY LUCAS · NAZEEM HUSSAIN · NICK CODY · RANDY · TIEN TRAN