Saturday December 28.
Sounds of Summer takes place two hours from Melbourne’s CBD by car, in the coastal town of Inverloch at Thompson Reserve. If you love relaxing to music with the sound of waves crashing in the background, mixed with a bit of salt on your tongue and a family-friendly atmosphere – the Sounds of Summer festival is for you.
A complimentary shuttle bus within the township of Inverloch will be operating on the day, with three drop-off and pick-up points.
Sounds of Summer provides a vibrant and social festival experience where the whole family can listen to some of Australia’s favourite artists. Expect to see Kate Ceberano, Daniel Shaw, Bustamento, Elly Poletti, and Alana Wilkinson.
Where possible, Sounds of Summer encourages visitors and residents of Inverloch to walk to the venue.
For ticket holders outside the area, there is limited off-street parking. Please be mindful of residents around the reserve and make sure you park legally to avoid any fines from enforcing officers.
What to bring?
The benefit of being a one-day festival is that you don’t need to lug a tent and survival essentials to the Sounds of Summer. This ensures you’ll have plenty of energy to bring your best singing voice and dancing shoes. Hot tip: pack a picnic rug to lounge about on when your legs need a break from all that dancing. Also, as we know, the Aussie sun can be harsh, so don’t forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat.
Sounds of Summer is the perfect event for your little one’s first festival. The one festival this summer where you can pack your toddler, teenagers and your nana. Sounds of Summer prides itself on being a family-friendly music, food, and wine festival where you get the chance to relax and enjoy the sounds of local and national musicians and the tastes of festival fare and local wine.
The event showcases the natural beauty, creative talents and unique character of the Bass Coast and broader Gippsland region. The festival has been thoughtfully curated to attract families and to relish the cultural delights at the region’s doorstep. The festival is born to bring families from across Victoria to experience the beautiful Bass coastline for all to enjoy.
This year, Sounds of Summer introduces the VIP Marquee. Enjoy the VIP experience inside the gorgeous marquee, it will have its own bar and you’ll receive a complimentary drink on arrival. It’s a fun and beautiful space to chill out between dancing, singing and socialising – you might even bump into some of the festival’s artists. The VIP marquee is for 18+ patrons only.
Hide away in the VIP tent while your teen tribe and little ones burn off some energy on the Mechanical Surf Board, Meltdown, Disco Dome, Adventure Tunnel, face painting, and lawn games – all included with entry and specially designed to give mums and dads a break.
Food and drink
When you need to re-energise after dancing your heart out and losing your child in the adventure tunnel, get yourself down to the Sounds of Summer Food & Wine Village. Satisfying your hunger and quenching your thirst will be Feast On Us, Street Eats, Fleming Berries, Ink-Credible Calamari, Vietnamese Food House, Bean There Drank That, Dirty Three Wines, Burra Brewing Co, as well as a full bar packed with all your favourite drops.
One tip for someone who has never been to a festival
Be ready to have fun, sing, and dance. Bring a towel in case you feel like going for a dip in the beach.
One must-see performer
Multi-ARIA award-winning artist Kate Ceberano will bring the house down.
Adults – $60 + BF
Seniors – $45 + BF
Families (two adults & two kids) – $120 + BF
VIP Marquee – $90 + BF
Students – $15 + BF
Children under five – free
Naked Wines is offering a $100 Wine Voucher on all purchases made throughout October, so get in quick and book at inverlochsoundsofsummer.com.au.
Grab your tickets and find out more about Inverloch Sounds of Summer at inverlochsoundsofsummer.com.au.