Wintermoon fest has it all
Annual music festival returns for a massive three day weekend
THE wait is finally over for the 2017 Wintermoon Festival.
A favourite with Whitsunday locals since its humble beginnings in 1996, the 21st Wintermoon Festival promises another exceptional weekend of music and variety at the picturesque festival site at Cameron’s Pocket, 10 minutes inland from Calen.
With a host of top shelf musical acts, market stalls, workshops and plenty of camping spots, the festival promises to have something for everyone.
Festival co-organiser Jenny Drake said the conditions were looking perfect.
“Clear skies are predicted and there is plenty of crystal clear water in the creek, which is always popular with the kids,” she said.
“We’re a family orientated festival but there’s something for all ages. It’s a safe festival and everyone looks after each other.”
For the kids, there will be a waterslide and maypole, along with circus and crafts workshops.
But the adults won’t be left out either with the Bushwackers, the Round Mountain Girls and the Angela Toohey Band scheduled to perform along with Whitsunday favourites Sun Salute and the Hillbilly Goats and a host of others.
“The Bushwackers are the highlights this year and also the Round Mountain Girls from Brisbane, they are popular and amazing,” Ms Drake said. “Angela Toohey used to perform as Liza Minnelli in the Boy From Oz with Hugh Jackman.”
For those who want to get away for a relaxing camping experience, there are still a few roomy campsites available online.
For music fans with only a day to spare, day tickets are available – come armed with a comfortable folding chair or sit on a rustic hay bale.
From markets and food, to yoga and meditation, to musical workshops, to film making and belly dancing workshops, there truly is
something for everyone at the Wintermoon Festival.