North Wollongong’s biggest music festival, Yours and Owls, will this year showcase 39 music acts (one more than last year) from Australia and abroad but there’s no sign of an all ages component – yet.
In previous years festival organisers made the music inclusive to all with a separate all ages event catering to patrons under 18.
However a spokeswoman for the festival said there “could very possibly be an U18 event announced” in coming weeks.
At North Beach you’ll be able to hear the sounds drifting off to the ocean with musical heavyweights like The Presets, Illy, SAFIA, The Preatures and At The Drive In coming together across September 30 and October 1 at Stuart Park.
Following their national tour in support of Ice-T’s group Body Count, advocates for Indigenous issues A B Original will then bring their thought provoking hip hop to Wollongong for the festival.
Locals haven’t been forgotten wither with Stanwell Park singer-songwriter Bec Sandridge and northern Illawarra surf rock group The Pinheads also included in the line-up.
“It’s sick, it’s really good,” said Luke Player, lead singer of The Pinheads.
Player is keen to catch up with Sandridge for a drink as she’s often come to watch their shows interstate as well as pick the brains of Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes of The Presets.
“I’m pretty interested in their production,” Player said.
“They really know what they’re doing with sound [and that information] would be cool considering we record all our stuff ourselves.”
He also pegged Totally Unicorn as one the best sets to watch following last years extravaganza with glitter bombs and confetti.
Organisers estimated around 5,000 ticket sales per day to last year’s event reporting patrons coming from every state, though the majority from around NSW.
It’s unknown whether the event will again have art installations, gourmet food and artisan stalls like previous years.
General admission tickets go on sale the following Monday, May 22.
Saturday 30th September
Alex Lahey · Ali Barter · Allday · Bad//Dreems · City Calm Down · Cosmos Midnight · Crooked Colours · Donny Benet Showband · Dune Rats · Electric Wire Hustle · Gold Class · Ivan Ooze · Major Leagues · Northeast Party House · Northlane · Ruby Fields · Safia · TEES · The Preatures · Trophy Eyes
Sunday 1st October
AB Original · Andrew Jackson Jihad (AJJ) · At the Drive In · Bec Sandridge · Cash Savage & The Last Drinks · Confidence Man · Ghost Wave · Holy Holy · Horror My Friend · Illy · Le Butcherettes · Montaigne · Moonbase · Slum Sociable · Sorority Noise · The Orwells · The Pinheads · The Presets · Totally Unicorn