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Wave Rock Weekender 2011


Fri 28 Oct 2011, 8:00pm–12:00am

Where: Wave Rock Caravan Park, Wave Rock Road, Hyden, WA East

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $190.00
  • Additional fees may apply


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Listed by: chrisjwade

Six Degrees of Exultation (ex-ul-ta-tion (noun) the act or condition of rejoicing greatly)!

It is time for exultation indeed as team Soul Highway is well beyond excited to officially announce our 6th annual Wave Rock Weekender of music, camping, nature and films under our ancient powerful friend, Wave Rock, in Hyden Western Australia.

Due to our Premier shifting the long weekend back one month to accommodate the expensive CHOGM politician party the 2011 event will run from midday Friday October 28 until 10am Sunday 30 October (Friday is the public holiday) so make sure you don’t turn up on Saturday! This means that although it is super annoying that we have had to wait a month longer than usual for the 2011 event that we will only have to wait eleven months next year.

For the uninitiated – Wave Rock Weekender is an intimate boutique festival experience with a soul bigger than all of us where you can leave the digital you behind and revel and rebel in real things like music, film, nature and people.

The Weekender has the uncanny ability to remind us in the most incredibly low fuss way what a good time is actually all about. Daily distraction is replaced with human interaction and artistic action of the sweetest possible kinds.

The event features amazing artists from all around the world programmed for the independence of their spirit and their suitability for the location and time of day and because they understand what the event is about.

The acts are sourced for actual quality and not “most-clicked” or “top favourited” or “highest selling” bullshit. This is why you will always make excellent discoveries, drop preconceptions or get magical reminders from our main stage about everything that is great about music.

2011 is no exception with one of the most diverse and excellent line ups we have ever had – featuring some old regulars, old favorites, new favorites and plenty of amazing new discoveries to knock your thongs off by day and thermal socks off by night.

Of course we have rock and roll but this mind warping smorgasbord also includes indie folk, swing, Bollywood, Mexican desert-surf, blues, reggae, electronic, lo-fi, indie rock, alt-country, experimental, psychedelic music and more.

And here are the 2011 massive:
-The Tallest Man on Earth (Sweden)
-Ash Grunwald (Vic)
-Electric Wire Hustle (NZ)
-Abbe May (WA)
-Joe Pug (USA)
-Clairy Browne & Bangin’ Rackettes (Vic)
-Puta Madre Brothers (Vic)
-The Bombay Royale (Vic)
-Sugar Army (WA)
-Sunshine Brothers (WA)
-Ruby Boots (WA)
-Fall Electric (WA)
-Brothers Grim (Vic)
-Lucky Oceans Trio (WA)
-Cosmo Gets (WA)
-The Ghost Hotel (WA)
-Timothy Nelson & Amanda Merdzan (WA)
-Old Man River (NSW)
-Big Old Bears (WA)

Don’t forget about all our usual features too….

* 24 hour cinema program (see our website for what’s in store this year)
* Our incredible remote location and tiny capacity
* Food and beverage vendors who respect their ingredients, their customers and the event
* Meaningful and progressive festival environmental initiatives
* Super high quality caravan park camping with full park facilities
* A huge 50m salt pool for floating and swimming
* Random acts of entertainment, creativity and activity
and of course that sweet damn rock and incredible night sky.

We normally urge you to let loose and hit the road to get out of dodge – well this year you escape dodge and all the frighteningly daggy political sheen of CHOGM too so it’s a double escape. We will also enjoy slightly warmer conditions, a warmer salt pond and more wildflowers due to the later weekend which can’t hurt one bit.

We love this thing and we hope you love it too. See you there.