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Jack River, Middle Kids, Sampa The Great & More to Play Caloundra Music Festival 2023

Caloundra Music Festival has announced its first round of artists for its 2023 edition, with Sampa the Great, Jack River, Middle Kids, and Illy leading the lineup. There’ll also be sets from the likes of Jarryd James, soul singer Wilsn, The Temper Trap, Vera Blue, L.A.B., and more. See the full lineup below – more artists are set to be announced.

UPDATE 26/07/2023: Meg Mac, Hiatus Kaiyote, Arrested Development, Betty Taylor, Bustamento and more added to the festival lineup. Find the complete list of performers below.

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New Zealand act L.A.B. have recently been announced on another Queensland Festival: Promiseland, alongside Ms. Lauryn Hill,  ONEFOUR, TemsKatchafire, and more.

Jack River’s new album Endless Summer arrived just last week, while Middle Kids returned at the end of May with a new single titled ‘Bootleg Firecracker’ – their first single since 2021 album Today We’re The Greatest.

“It started out as an up-tempo chorus about dancing, but Tim (Fitz – co-producer and bassist) slowed it down, and we came up with this idea of the bootleg firecracker,” vocalist Hannah Joy shared in a statement. “Fireworks can be dangerous and risky, but there’s something about their explosion of light and heat that brings people together in celebration. I think love is like that.”

Caloundra Music Festival Lineup 2023

  • Busby Marou
  • Illy
  • Jack River
  • Jarryd James
  • Kasey Chambers
  • L.A.B (NZ)
  • Middle Kids
  • Sampa The Great
  • Spiderbait
  • The Temper Trap
  • Thirsty Merc
  • Vera Blue
  • Wilsn


  • 19-Twenty
  • 1927
  • Adam James
  • Allensworth
  • Alys Ffion
  • Ampersand
  • Andrea Kirwin and the Yama-Nui Social Club
  • Anna & Jordan
  • Arrested Development
  • Aspy Jones
  • Ayla
  • Band of Frequencies
  • Barry Morgan’s Organ Den
  • Betty Taylor
  • Bustamento
  • Buttered
  • Buttermello
  • Caravãna Sun
  • Chris Ah Gee
  • Dana Gehrman
  • Diesel
  • DJ Total Eclipse
  • Doc Halibut
  • Dumpstaphunk
  • Ella Fence
  • Emma Tomlinson ft. Peter Koppes & Tio Kurun Warun
  • Flaskas
  • Frank and Louis
  • Good Will Remedy
  • Happy Valley
  • Hiatus Kaiyote
  • High Tropics
  • JaZZella
  • JC and the Tree
  • Jen Mize & The Rough N’ Tumble
  • Jesse Taylor
  • Lazy Guns
  • Meg Mac
  • Melbourne Ska Orchestra
  • MUFASSA and the Pride
  • Nicky Bomba
  • Owls of Neptune
  • Pat Tierney
  • Phil Barlow and The Wolf
  • Raw Ordio
  • Ray Beadle
  • Redwood Scoundrel
  • Renegade Funk
  • Ross Wilson
  • Ryland Moranz
  • Sari Abbott
  • Shen Panthers
  • Sierra Noble
  • Sugarbag Blonde
  • Tess Fapani
  • The Black Sorrows
  • The Dawn Light
  • The Strides
  • This New Light
  • Tobias

Dates & Venue

  • Friday, 29th September to Sunday, 1st October – Kings Beach, Caloundra

Tickets are on sale now.

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