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Vanfest

When:

Fri 4 Dec 2015–Sat 5 Dec 2015, 5:00pm–1:00am
Sat 5 Dec 2015–Sun 6 Dec 2015, 2:00pm–1:00am
Sun 6 Dec 2015–Mon 7 Dec 2015, 12:00am–1:00am

Where: Forbes Showground, Show Street, Forbes, Central West

Restrictions: 15+

Ticket Information:

  • general admission: $92.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Website:

Listed by: Karen Griffin

After much anticipation, Vanfest is returning to Forbes on Saturday 5 December 2015 and the line-up is, once again, set to impress.

The NSW regional music festival will continue this year with the multi-award winning and multi-platinum selling, John Butler Trio headlining alongside ARIA award winning Birds of Tokyo. John Butler Trio is one of the most successful independent bands of the era, not only in Australia but worldwide, with their performances selling out globally for the past two years. They simultaneously blend into both the mainstream and alternative music markets and pave the way for other upcoming Australian artists.

Birds of Tokyo and their insistent, bittersweet, rock sounds have resonated deeply with Australian critics and fans. With four acclaimed albums, multiplatinum sales and multiple sold out tours across the country, the band are one of the country’s most successful rock bands.

Joining them are ARIA award winning, platinum selling, hip-hop sensation Illy, whose lyrical smarts have cemented him as one of Australia’s most exciting artists; the continuously chart topping, contradictory sounds of alt-dub-rock that are Sticky Fingers; ARIA chart toppers, six times platinum selling, record breaking Sheppard, back in Australia after performing at Lollapalooza (USA); Indie Rock / Americana artists Twin Fires; the electro-soul mixes of Bootleg Rascal and resident DJ Stacie Todd.

The Vanfest festival is a family run business, created by father and son team, Grant and Matt Clifton. After growing up in Tullamore NSW, Matt saw the need for quality entertainment in the regional area. He enlisted the help of his father who is a Forbes local and owns The Vandenberg Hotel and together they are bringing high profile international and local acts to Central West NSW. Their combined efforts have been a success and resulted in a strategic partnership with the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW and Southern Cross Austereo’s Hit Network, to ensure the continued growth of Vanfest since the inaugural event took place in 2014, with headliners Chet Faker and Matt Corby.

“We are excited to bring world-class entertainment to Forbes with the support of Destination NSW and our partners. We are looking forward to continuing to grow the Vanfest brand for many years to come, as it provides an experience that would not normally be found in regional areas. VANFEST is a unique platform for major Australian and international artists to experience a different style of music festival in a diverse location supported by the local community.” Says Matt Clifton.

In addition to an amazing line-up of live music and entertainment, Vanfest will offer an array of food and beverage outlets, VIP bars, meet and greet opportunities, extreme activations with partnering sponsors, and a multitude of camping facilities, including glamping, tent city, phone charging stations, communal common areas with bean bags, plus much more. Transport options are also available.

Vanfest is held at Forbes Showgrounds on Saturday 5 December. Tickets, transport and camping packages are available.

Tickets are on sale now at 'vanfest.com.au'.

Vanfest is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW

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For all media enquiries and interview opportunities please contact Identity Pr:

Karen Griffin
PR Director
02 9212 5856
karen@identitypr.com.au

Following a stellar line-up announcement last week, Vanfest organisers Grant and Matt Clifton are excited to announce that international artists Rudimental and Australian duo Peking Duk will be performing at a special evening event on Friday, 4th of December prior to the one-day festival.

The NSW regional music festival will continue this year with the multi-award winning and multi-platinum selling, John Butler Trio headlining alongside ARIA award winning Birds of Tokyo. John Butler Trio is one of the most successful independent bands of the era, not only in Australia but worldwide, with their performances selling out globally for the past two years. They simultaneously blend into both the mainstream and alternative music markets and pave the way for other upcoming Australian artists.

Birds of Tokyo will be bringing their insistent, bittersweet, rock sounds to the Central West. Joining them are ARIA award winning, platinum selling, hip-hop sensation Illy, whose lyrical smarts have cemented him as one of Australia’s most exciting artists; the continuously chart topping, contradictory sounds of reggae and pop that are Sticky Fingers; ARIA chart toppers, six times platinum selling, record breaking Sheppard, back in Australia after performing at Lollapalooza (USA); Indie Rock / Americana artists Twin Fires; the electro-soul mixes of Bootleg Rascal and resident DJ Stacie Todd.

The Vanfest festival is a family run business, created by father and son team, Grant and Matt Clifton. After growing up in Tullamore NSW, Matt saw the need for quality entertainment in the regional area. He enlisted the help of his father who is a Forbes local and owns The Vandenberg Hotel and together they are bringing high profile international and local acts to Central West NSW. Their combined efforts have been a success and resulted in a partnership with the NSW Tourism Board, Destination NSW and Southern Cross Austereo’s Hit Network, to ensure the continued growth of Vanfest since the inaugural event took place in 2014, with headliners Chet Faker and Matt Corby.

“We are excited to bring world-class entertainment to Forbes with the support of Destination NSW and our partners, we are looking forward to continuing to grow the Vanfest brand for many years to come. We are able to provide an experience that would normally be found in major metropolitan areas, Vanfest is a unique platform for major Australian and international artists to experience a different style of music festival in a diverse location supported by the local community.” Says Matt Clifton.
In addition to an amazing line-up of live music and entertainment, Vanfest will offer an array of food and beverage outlets, VIP bars, meet and greet opportunities, extreme activations with partnering sponsors, and a multitude of camping facilities, including glamping, tent city, phone charging stations, communal common areas with bean bags, plus much more. Transport options are also available.

Vanfest is held at Forbes Showgrounds on Saturday 5 December. Tickets, transport and camping packages are available.

Early bird ticket prices starting at $79.00 will be available on Tuesday 08 September 2015 to those who pre register at 'vanfest.com.au'.

Tickets will officially go on sale from Wednesday 09 September 2015 starting at $89.00. All ticket information can be found at 'www.vanfest.com.au'.