As Mountain Sounds gear up for a massive 2019, they’ve announced a bunch of new initiatives to ensure the festival can be as environmentally friendly as possible. The Central Coast festival have outlined their sustainability plans for 2019 as well as their hopes for years going forward.

For the first time in 2019, Mountain Sounds will be following in the footsteps of festivals such as Meredith Music Festival and utilising a clean up song where punters will have the chance to get involved in the cleanup. This will involve the public choosing their favourite party song from a poll run on Facebook in January.

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The winning track will be played intermittently throughout the duration of the festival, between acts. Each time punters hear the song they are encouraged to get involved and clean up the area nearest to them whilst having a boogie. Volunteers and staff will be handing out garbage bags and getting amongst it, in an effort to keep the beautiful Mount Penang Gardens as pristine as it was found before the festival.

For every bag of rubbish you take to campsite HQ, you go in the draw to win VIP passes to the 2020 installment of the festival!

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The festival has also announced that the 2019 installment will be 100% plastic free – a huge step forward for the festival. 

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On top of this, Mountain Sounds is offering discounts on parking for groups who carpool. If you arrive with four or more people in your car (all buckled in safely of course) your parking will be free! They also have a shuttle service to and from Gosford train station for those who will utilise public transport. Taking festival roadtrips is one of life’s greatest joys – now you can enjoy time with your pals for no extra cost (and you’re helping the environment!)

In coming years, Mountain Sounds is hoping to utilise solar power for parts of the festival. Whilst they currently only use generators for festival essentials such as stages, they hope to cut down their diesel fuel use even further.

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The festival is also looking into the use of compostable toilets in the future as well as making their own recycled toilet paper from previous years paper and cardboard waste.

Check out the full lineup for the 2019 installment of Mountain Sounds and get your tickets below. You should also have a look at all the details of their recently announced 2019 pre-festival Valentines Day party.

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Mountain Sounds Festival 2019

Friday, February 15th — Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Mount Penang Gardens, Central Coast, NSW

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Angus & Julia Stone

What So Not

Courtney Barnett

Thundamentals

Nothing But Thieves (UK)

Skegss

Slumberjack

Middle Kids

Yungblud (UK)

Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever

Riton & Kah-Lo (UK)

Late Nite Tuff Guy

Stella Donnelly

Benson

Ruby Fields

Kwame

Kira Puru

Human Movement

These New South Wales

Dumb Punts

Made In Paris

DJ HMC

TOTTY

Moaning Lisa

POOLCLVB

Robbie Lowe

Conspiracy Crew

VOIID

Bass RQ

Brad King

Bronx & Charlie Cripps

Cabal DJ’s

Cosmic Ken

Crocodyls

Cry Club

David Bangma

Elijah Something

Fritz

Georgia June

Good Pash

Grace Turner

Hamish Robertson & Spo

Hayden Shepherd

Jack Deane

James Hopping

Jimmi Polar

Jimmy Galvin

Joseph Raymond

Johnny Hunter

Little Quirks

LOZD

Mady Mooda

Matt Meler

Monday Morning

Pacific Avenue

Pamadelic

Pussy In The Dark

Rachel Maria Cox

Rad Dan

Sad Grrrls Dj’s

Sam Kirk

Savillian & Rūku

Scabz

Seany P

Snillum

Seaside

Sox N Slides

Stoive

Sur Select

Taya

The Moving Stills

The Waxfinz

The Womb Lordz

Tilldawn

triple j Unearthed Winner

Trouble in Paradise

Wales

What If

William Collard & Josh Gapes