Sip, sip, hurray! Vintage Vibes is a weekend vineyard getaway and a music festival rolled into one

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Sip, sip, hurray! Vintage Vibes is a weekend vineyard getaway and a music festival rolled into one

Rudimental headline Vintage Vibes
Words by Acacia Gabriel

After kicking off with a roaring inaugural festival in 2023, Vintage Vibes is returning to South Australia this summer.

Bringing together a star-studded lineup of live music with the flavours and scenery of South Australia’s wine country, the festival promises to be an unforgettable two days in the sun. It’s all set to go down from January 27 to 28, 2024 on Peramangk land, at Tomich Wines in Woodside, South Australia.

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This year’s lineup is bigger and better than ever before. Headlining the event will be Rudimental and Groove Armada as well as a yet-to-be-announced surprise headliner. Other international acts include the ever-popular German folk duo Milky Chance as well as the LA-based indie rock band Lord Huron. Aussie favourites including DMAs, The Teskey Brothers, Mac Mag, Cub Sport, Drapht, Marlon, Sea Girls, Stellie, Surahn and Winston Surfshirt are also set to make appearances.

The venue, Tomich Wines, is a family-owned, sustainable winery. The serene location provides a beautiful backdrop, surrounded by the rolling hills and vineyards that South Australia is known for. Attendees can expect the vibrant performances to take place under colourful sunsets in a valley of leafy, green hills. This spot will be perfect for dancing right up close to the stage or lounging on a blanket in the grass enjoying the sunshine.

For those who are planning on attending from Melbourne, you can fly or drive. The flight is short and the festival is less than 40 minutes from the airport. However, the picturesque drive is also a part of the experience – not to mention less expensive and more sustainable. Roadtrippers can take the classic Great Ocean Road or detour through the stunning Grampians National Park. It’ll also be a lovely summer weekend, so why not both? Whichever way you choose to drive there, your peaceful cruise through the gorgeous Australian coastline and mountains will remind you how lucky you are to live in a place so full of life.

Luckily the drive can be accompanied by the groovy tunes of Vintage Vibes 2024 Spotify playlist. Prepare for the festival by binge-listening to the many incredible artists. Curious to learn more about the newest artists on the lineup? Be sure to check out Tonix, Indiago, and the Tullamarines. All of these bands represent local talent from the emerging South Australian music landscape, and they each have their own unique, soulful sounds. When they blow up, you can say you knew them first.

The British drum and bass trio Rudimental will set the stage alight with their energetic headlining show. After breaking out with their chart-topping single Feel The Love in 2012, the group has become a musical powerhouse, bringing together DnB with jungle, house, soul and electronic to create effortlessly danceable tracks.

They’ll be joined by fellow Brits Groove Armada, who are ready to bring the party vibes from across the pond. The electronic duo, composed of Andy Cato and Tom Findlay, is best known for the singles At The River, I See You Baby and Superstylin. Mixing elements of big beat, nu funk and trip hop, they’re a one-of-a-kind act that’ll wow crowds with an unmissable set.

Lord Huron will also be visiting from the United States to perform for Vintage Vibes. The band is known for slow jams like The Night We Met, uplifting songs such as Ends of the Earth, and love songs like She Lit A Fire. Watching them perform under the stars is guaranteed to make you fall in love — whether that be with the band, another attendee, or just life itself.

Music lovers will recognise Milky Chance’s smash-hit track and breakout single Stolen Dance, when it echoes out across the vines. Over the last ten years, the duo has continued to release successful albums, including Blossom and Mind the Moon . Their signature sound and ability to put together catchy, genre-blurring tunes has earned them a dedicated fan base and international acclaim in the indie music scene.

Many of the festival’s vendors are South Australia favourites and they offer a wide variety of food and drink options for attendees.

Among the local wine and drink offerings, Vintage Vibes is also making efforts to be more socially inclusive for sober or sober curious attendees. They are working with Don’t Mock Me –  Australia’s first booze-free mobile cocktail bar – to make alcohol-free options accessible for everyone.

As for food, Nagev and Staazi & Co. offer full plant-based and vegan menus, and the other options include Mexican, Asian Street Food, and American vendors. One of the choices even offers a picnic experience, fitting for a festival that takes place on a winery.

Between the beautiful landscape, delicious food options, and talented artists, Vintage Vibes is sure to become a core memory. Also, you won’t want to miss the festival’s top secret headliner.

Keen to be a part of the action? General tickets are available now on the Vintage Vibes website.