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Festival of the Sun has graced the shores of Port Macquarie since 2001, bringing the chillest national and international acts to the chillest town you ever did meet. Even better, Port Macquarie YHA is a mere 20 minute walk away!
Mid-December is a blissful time of year in Australia. The sun is hot, the musical talent is even hotter. The ocean is cold, the beers are even colder. Add a three day festival combining all of this and what do you get? Festival of the Sun.
2018’s iteration of the funest long weekend you ever had features Vera Blue, Pond, Winston Surfshirt, Angie McMahon, Skeggs – as well as a never-heard-of BYO rule and a tonne of epic activities and food trucks.
Whilst the festival ticket does include camping fees, if you want some creature comforts like… a shower and a bed, our pretty little Port Macquarie YHA is a mere 20 minutes’ walk from the festival grounds. Considering you’ll need to pop into Coles for some snacks and a bottlo for your BYO, the walk is necessary! Or, rest your bones (and your nerves) after the fezzy and stay with us a few nights. You know you wanna. Look how bloody close it is!