Sunshine Sounds Festival is coming

The Band of Frequencies are among an extensive musical line up for the Sunshine Sounds Festival 2022 scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, at Eumundi. 

An all-ages family friendly music festival, Sunshine Sounds 2022 boasts a line-up featuring Katie and Tyrone Noonan of george (performing the 20th anniversary of their award-winning No. 1 double platinum album ‘Polyserena’ with a stellar new band including Katie’s son Dexter), ARIA winning Clare Bowditch and band, Asha Jefferies, Hatz Fitz and Cara, Deline Briscoe, JaZZella, Layla Barnett, Zara, Lyndon Davis and the Gubbi Gubbi Dancers, Andrea Kirwin and the Yama-Nui Social Club, Band of Frequencies and much more!

The boutique festival is being presented by Kin Music, a production company run by Katie Noonan, who calls Eumundi home and is passionate about all things community.

“Sunshine Sounds is a truly special little festival that really brings people together,“ says Katie.

“There’s a real sense of community-connection, welcoming music lovers, and indeed performers, of all ages and stages.”

Katie says a key element of the 2022 festival is the inclusion of Eumundi School of Rock in the program.

“Eumundi School of Rock is a super special free education and mentorship program for young musos from 8 to 17 years.”

“The Friday program sees four Eumundi School of Rock bands play live on the big stage, performing alongside none other than rock god himself Tim Rogers, frontman for You Am I”, she says.

“Three of our brilliant past students – Lochie Kapper on guitar, Niamh Stevens on bass and Dexter Hurren on drums – will be backing Tim himself, and to close the concert, all the 2022 rockers will rock out in an epic 26-piece band with Tim!”

“The Saturday program includes our Sunshine Sounds Community Choir, where festival-goers get to join in what promises to be a goosebumps-inducing group sing-song for all ages and abilities,” Katie says. “And the choir song for this year is ‘The Dead Heart’ by Midnight Oil!”

Pre-festival choir rehearsals will be held in the Eumundi CWA Hall on July 10, 17 and 24 for those keen to get involved.

There will be plenty of awesome local food and drinks available on-site. Sunshine Sounds is a glass free and plastic free event, so please BYO bottle for complimentary water refills.

Sunshine Sounds Festival is possible thanks to the generous support of major sponsors Sunshine Coast Council and Visit Sunshine Coast, along with key sponsors Regional Arts Australia and Flying Arts, The Imperial Hotel and Eumundi Brewery, Eumundi Community and District Association (EDCA) and Experience Eumundi.

Sunshine Coast Council Portfolio Councillor Jason O’Pray said Eumundi was well known for the Eumundi Markets, but it was also a hidden gem music hub, and he expected tickets would sell out with this award-winning line-up.

“Winter is such a spectacular time of year to enjoy the Sunshine Coast, and for its second year, the Sunshine Sounds Festival will showcase amazing talent and our hinterland assets to visitors and locals, including many new Sunshine Coast residents,” Cr O’Pray said.

“I also want to acknowledge the flow-on effect that cultural events bring to our region.”

“The partnerships derived through this festival benefit multiple Eumundi business and community groups, which is a great example of cross-collaboration with Council sponsored events supporting local business and community.”

Daily and two-day ticket options are available for Youth (10 yrs +) and Adults (18+) for purchase via oztix. Kids under 10 are FREE.

Friday tix are $40 Adults / $20 Youth

Saturday tix are $80 Adults / $40 Youth

Two-day passes are $100 Adults / $50 Youth

For further festival info, visit http://www.sunshinesoundsfestival.com