• Tatiana Marchant


The town of Wingham on the NSW Mid Coast will once again welcome visitors from across the state and, indeed Australia, from Friday 14th October to Sunday 16th October with the welcome return of the Wingham Music Festival and a stellar line-up worthy of any grand music festival in Australia.

Confirmed artists include The Black Sorrows, Darryl Braithwaite and The Waifs headlining Friday, Saturday and Sunday night respectively. Other artists to appear include Bill Chambers, The Wolfe Brothers, Dom Turner, Imogen Clarke, 19-Twenty and so many more. A full listing of artists available will be available after announcement date 8th April on the website.

Festival Coordinator, Donna Ballard says “After a two year break, we were determined to reshape and refresh the Festival and this line-up truly is a dream come true for us!”

Since its inception in 2007 the Festival has grown to become a much loved annual event in the community calendar. The festival is this year returning to its place of origin on Central Park, a location that allows visitors to immerse in the town centre with cafes, boutiques and heritage listed buildings surrounding the Festival site. Festival attendees can bring their chair to the expansive marquee and relax in front of the mainstage to listen to more than 30 acts featuring over 100 musicians over the three brilliant days of music.

Festival Coordinator Donna adds. ‘They could also throw a rug under the bright flag sails and sip on drinks from our local featured distillers and absorb the vibe of the music and surrounds.”

Alongside the plethora of live music, the festival also features artisans showcasing their handmade wares and artworks, workshops are held across the weekend and visitors enjoy the best in food and delicacies from local businesses from the Mid Coast NSW region.

The Festival atmosphere is brought to life with stilt walkers, circus performers, belly dancers, and you can participate in yoga, tai chi and indigenous storytelling, while children can play in the "Kids Zone''

Over the last 15 years music fans have travelled to the Mid Coast region to not only enjoy the very best in music but also take in the beauty of this unspoilt coastal region of NSW. The town of Wingham is located in the Manning Valley, nestled in the Barrington Coast. It is 334km from Sydney and 11km from the town of Taree. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Manning River and expansive National Parks,

Wingham is just four hours on the road from Sydney and six and half hours from Brisbane. The region is easily accessible via all transport services including coach, train and plane. Taree Airport is 20 minutes from Wingham and visitors are encouraged to stay in Taree, Forster and Port Macquarie that are in close proximity to Wingham and offer fabulous accommodation services. Ticket holders staying in these neighbouring towns can access daily shuttle services to and from Wingham to make transport to the festival even easier.

The 2022 Wingham Music Festival is held with thanks to the Department of Regional NSW and Regional Events Acceleration Fund, part of the $2 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure for regional communities.


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