Now heading into its third year, the Jungle Love Music and Arts Festival has rapidly gone from the little-DIY-festival-that-could to one of the region’s most vibrant and punter-friendly. Having already announced a November 25 and 26 event date, organisers are now proud to announce an epic 53-act line-up, a veritable smorgasbord of the best rising talent the great south east can muster across three jam-packed stages.
From party starters Tijuana Cartel and The Jensens, to swiftly-emerging favourites such as Clea, Mid Ayr, Pop Cult and Sahara Beck, the roster of artists stretches from genre to genre to compliment the festival’s welcoming and ethereal experience. It’s a place to discover.
Acting more as a surreal wonderland than a music festival, every part of Jungle Love has been meticulously pored over to provide a liberating and immersive experience for all attendees. A luscious campsite nestled under a breezy canopy of trees, surrounded by a freshwater stream (that you can swim in) is the backdrop, and music is the soundtrack. Pulling out an array of impressive one-of-a-kinds; creativity is at the core of every planning stage and Jungle Love 2016 steps it up a notch.
Featuring a massive two story treehouse-bar towering above the site in between the two main stages, the top floor will function not only as a brilliant place to take in the serene surroundings but also as a dedicated gold bar, for artists and those who want to embrace the full Jungle Love experience. For just $49, punters can gain access to the top level, plus side stage viewing and a drink ticket package.
In addition to this brand new bar, festival organisers have a few other surprises in store. Whispers have begun of secret micro-venues dotted across the site. Hidden experiences and pleasant surprises are a Jungle Love tradition; stumble across a visual art installations and impromptu performances, but those with a keen eye or a little bit of luck might find themselves in secret locations, immersed in weird and wonderful circumstances.
Jungle Love is a 100 per cent inclusive environment. Plus, a festival with ‘Love’ in the name should probably celebrate just that. Right? Hardcore Jungle Lovers can make it official any way they want with an (unofficial) ceremony in the Jungle Love on site chapel The Sanctuary of Seduction. The bikes are also back this year, but with a twist. The festival declares its love for all people (especially the LGBTQ community) by offering up free rainbow coloured bicycles to ride across the site. Pick up a bike, it’s yours. Not using it? Pay it forward to the next gem with tired feet.
To top it all off, this absolute paradise is BYO and culinary options are in abundance with offerings far superior to the typical daggy dagwood dog one might find elsewhere. Not only will your taste buds thank you but your belly will too.
So come celebrate life, celebrate music, celebrate creativity and celebrate friendship. Float in the creek with a beer, discover your new favourite band and meet your new best mates. The Jungle Love community awaits.
JMC ACADEMY, MOUNTAIN GOAT BEER, SAILOR JERRY,
MUSIC INDUSTRY INSIDE OUT & THE BRISBANE COLLECTIVE
NOVEMBER 25-26 2016
BORUMBA DEER PARK,
SUNSHINE COAST, QLD
FIRST RELEASE $169 + BF
SECOND RELEASE $189 + BF
FIVE PERSON PACKAGE DEAL $770 + BF
GOLD PASS UPGRADE $49
(PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 27)
LINEUP – IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
The Brains Trust
The Con and the Liar
Electrified Fooling Machine
The Francis Wolves
Hazards of Swimming Naked
Monster Zoku Onsomb
Theatre of Thunder
The Vaudeville Smash
Wonky Queenslander DJs