This Saturday a slew of young adults in love with electronic dance music will hit the sand at North Wollongong for the region’s first beach festival, Corona SunSets.
Motorists should be wary of pedestrians around North Beach from 12pm to 11.30pm with some road closures in place (scroll down for more information).
Headlined by SAFIA and Hayden James, the sold-out event will host around 7000 patrons while also being live-streamed online to those who missed out on tickets via http://be-at.tv .
It’s one of two major music festivals in the region this weekend with Berry’s annual Fairgrounds Festival delighting a family-friendly audience on Friday and Saturday.
This will only be the second time the global event stops by Australia, having previously set-up in Perth in 2016.
SunSets’ organisers are following suit with other major events around the Illawarra – the nation – in minimising pollution.
They are working with local organisations to reduce single-use plastic by removing items such as plastic bottles, cups, cutlery, plates, and wristbands.
Boss of Wollongong’s peak tourism body Mark Sleigh said the securing a world class event like the Corona festival would reap enormous tourism benefits for the region.
“Having 7000 festival goers descend upon the city for this one day event is set to contribute an estimated $1.8 million in economic impact to the local community,” the Destination Wollongong general manager said.
Swiss deep house and indie dance act Nora En Pure, as well as homegrown acts like Boo Seeka, Set Mo, Odette, Running Touch and KLP. Others on the lineup include SAFIA, Hayden James, Crooked Colours, Nyxen, Dena Amy, Ninajirachi, CLYPSO, FlexMami, Annie Bass and Audiopaxx DJs.
- A selection of food will be on site from vegetarian to Mexican and all in between.
- Cloakroom services will ONLY be available to VIP / Hospitality patrons.
- Lost property will be collected by security and handed into the site office at North Wollongong Surf Club.
- There EFTPOS facilities will be at the bars.
- There will be an accessible drop off point for wheelchairs, and also accessible toilets on site.
Cliff Road will be closed between Bourke Street and George Hanley Drive.
Stuart Park will still be able to be accessed, though the North Beach public car park at George Hanley Drive will be closed.
Traffic will be heavier than normal and pedestrian activity will be high on roads around the festival site including Bourke St between the Princes Hwy and Kembla St and on Kembla St between George Hanley Dr and Corrimal St.
Traffic will also be heavy on approaches to Wollongong along Memorial Dr, Princes Mwy, Princes Hwy and Corrimal St.