Dust off your camping gear – the inaugural The Long Sunset festival is here to spotlight the Scenic Rim
Dust off your camping gear – the inaugural The Long Sunset festival is here to spotlight the Scenic Rim
Dust off your camping gear – the inaugural The Long Sunset festival is here to spotlight the Scenic Rim
Dust off your camping gear – the inaugural The Long Sunset festival is here to spotlight the Scenic Rim
Dust off your camping gear – the inaugural The Long Sunset festival is here to spotlight the Scenic Rim

Dust off your camping gear – the inaugural The Long Sunset festival is here to spotlight the Scenic Rim

As Australia transitions towards some kind of post-pandemic normality, one very welcome arrival is the return of live music in the form of festivals and events – hooray! If you’ve lamented the lack of live music in your life, go ahead and pencil The Long Sunset festival into your calendar. The brand-new boutique event is set to hit the scenic rim on February 12, 2022, so dust off your camping gear because there’s more than music for you to devour. 

Have you ever wondered what some of the country’s largest music festivals were like when they were just getting started? When it was more about the music than the outfits? If so, we reckon you’re going to like the cut of The Long Sunset’s jib. The inaugural single-day festival is the latest event from the creative brains at Queensland Music Trails and will feature a cracking line-up, which includes Australian indie-folk duo Angus & Julia Stone for their first Queensland performance since 2018. The brother-sister duo will be joined on the bill by Brisbane’s five-piece indie-rock outfit Ball Park Music. Psychedelic lords Babe Rainbow fresh out of Byron Bay will also take the stage alongside Brisbane dream-pop act Hatchie, who will be landing in Australia direct from New York.

Focused primarily on providing festival-goers with a carefully curated line-up of live acts, guests will also enjoy a smorgasbord of local food and art from local artists and artisans with plans for a pop-up art gallery, cocktail bars and chill-out areas to provide a wholesome, unique experience for all ages. More than a single-day event, The Long Sunset is an invitation to embark on a larger adventure in and around the Scenic Rim, which was recently named as a top travel destination for 2022 by Lonely Planet. With breathtaking vistas, fertile farmlands and warm hospitality, it’s little wonder why. While you’re in town, spend a minute meandering through some of the stunning national parks or eating your way around the area’s restaurants and cafes, boutique wineries, craft breweries and distilleries. It’s the perfect excuse for a roadtrip!

Pre-sale tickets go on sale on Monday November 8 while general tickets go on sale on Tuesday November 9. Jump over here to nab yours quick sticks. 

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To find out more about what’s on in the Gold Coast, head to our Event Guide.

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