It’s one of the new kids on the Aussie festival block, but now the inaugural SandTunes festival has found itself a new home following response from the local community.
Back in July, the Australian music scene was blessed with the news that a brand new festival would be making its debut in November.
Dubbed SandTunes, the festival features an exclusive performance from Travis Scott, the debut performances of Carly Rae Jepsen and Logic, while other big names like CHVRCHES, Tkay Maidza, and WAAX also join the bill.
Set to take place at the Gold Coast’s Coolangatta Beach, the festival has now found itself a new home in Carrara’s Metricon Stadium following “response to opposition from local residents and businesses”.
Check out the festival’s new announcement:
In a statement, TEG Dainty President and CEO Paul Dainty explained that the move will appeal to both local businesses and residents, while also providing attendees with a greater festival experience.
“While Coolangatta presented as the perfect backdrop to host this event, and despite Gold Coast City Council approval, it has become increasingly apparent that local businesses and residents are now not in favour of that location,” explained TEG Chief Executive Geoff Jones. “We have listened – and we are acting.
“We are committed to bringing premium ‘A-list’ artists to this great city and this great state and regardless of venue, we can’t imagine SandTunes being staged anywhere else than the GC.”
“This is one of the best line-ups that’s been assembled in Australia in recent history,” added Queensland Minister for Tourism Kate Jones.
“It will bring thousands of tourists to the Gold Coast and pump millions into the economy. We’re committed to delivering world class events that support local jobs and grow the tourism industry. SandTunes will achieve just that.”
Of course, a new location isn’t the only big announcement being made today, with organisers revealing that the festival’s age limit has been lowered to 15+, along with new ticket prices, including single day passes from $129, and two day passes from $199.
Meanwhile, the lineup is also set to expand sometime soon, with additional artists still to be announced.
It all kicks off on Saturday, November 30th, and wraps up the following day on December 1st. Check out the full lineup details below, and head along to the festival website for more info.
Check out Travis Scott’s ‘Sicko Mode’:
Travis Scott (Only Aus Show 2019)
Logic (First Aus Show)
Carly Rae Jepsen (First Aus Show)
Sampa The Great
Plus additional artists to be announced
Saturday, November 30th – Sunday, December 1st
Metricon Stadium, Carrara, QLD