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WA’s Very Own Desert Festival Is Back So Fire Up The Group Chat

By Anna Franklyn

You might not be able to go to Burning Man or even Splendour in the Grass this year, but WA is somewhat in the clear which means Wave Rock Weekender is going to be back for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend from 24 to 27 September.

2021 marks 16 years of Wave Rock Weekender and to say they’ve got it down to a fine art is an understatement. If you haven’t managed to make it to one, expect epic music, camping, booze, food, yoga, dancing and, of course, the magical Wave Rock. 

If you’re just here for the music, scroll down to see the full line up which includes a huge range of amazing WA artists like Spacey Jane, Amyl & The Sniffers, Babe Rainbow and so many more.

When you’re legs just can’t dance anymore, make your way to the 24-hour cinema, unwind with some yoga, jump in the natural salt pool, grab a drink and check out one of the amazing projections or a late night district, or just stop and take in your surrounds—festival locations don’t come much better than this. 

The festival organisers have plans in place so the weekend can run smoothly whether WA is Phase 4 or 5 of our COVID road map, so there’s no need to stress about it being called off. All you need to do is grab your tickets now.

A three-night camping pass will set you back $350 plus booking fee, and if you can’t be bothered setting up your own tent, you can always add a tent and mattress for $90. Too easy, right?

Wave Rock Weekender 2021 Line Up

  • Alter Boy
  • Amyl & The Sniffers
  • Babe Rainbow
  • Bad Whip
  • Boogie Box DJs
  • Dan Howl's Band
  • Dancing In Space DJs
  • Death By Denim
  • DJ Bee Rizzi
  • Genuinechan
  • Gordon Koang
  • Grace Cummings
  • Huge Magnet & Friends
  • Jack Davies & THe Bush Chooks
  • Jaguar Jonze
  • Mal De Mer
  • Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics
  • Racka Chachi
  • Siobhan Cotchin
  • Spacey Jane
  • Sunshine Brothers
  • Tijuana Cartel
  • Wave Rock Allstars
  • West Australian Badass Gospel Choir
  • Your Girl Pho
  • Plus more to be announced!

The Details

What: Wave Rock Weekender
When: Friday 24 to Monday 27 September 2020
Where: Wave Rock Caravan Park and Surrounds, Hyden, WA
Tickets: $350 plus bf, buy them here

If you can't wait until September to hit the road, check out this amazing wildflower road trip.

Image credit: Supplied

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