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2017 Final information

It’s that time again – get ready to enjoy the best of times and be treated right at our quietly spectacular weekend in the WA bush with 900 of the best folks around under the caring presence of our magnificent 270 million year old mate Wave Rock. It is the 12th edition of the Wave Rock Weekender and as always we can’t freakin’ wait to get out there again and feel those feelings, smile those smiles and have those times.
In our annual quest to bring together the best times, people and things – here is the short version of what to expect in 2017 with the full details attached and important messages below the poster.

MAIN STAGE: As always at the heart of the festival is an AMAZING and eclectic music programme and have hand-picked the best and most crucial artists regardless of fashion, airplay or chart success from around Australia and the world covering rock, disco, hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul, pop, punk, country, psych, blues, reggae, folk, cock rock and more. This year includes MISS BLANKS | TEX DON & CHARLIE | SHONEN KNIFE (JAPAN) | ORB | HAT FITZ & CARA | THE TESKEY BROTHERS | OLD BLOOD | JAZZ PARTY | ROLLING BLACKOUT COASTAL FEVER | SOUKOUSS INTERNATIONALE | SUNSHINE BROTHERS | STELLA DONNELLY | SPACEY JANE | MOOKHI | SEX ON TOAST | FELICITY GROOM | CHILDSAINT | MOONLOVER | RANDA & THE SOUL KINGDOM | SOUTHERN RIVER BAND | MANCHILD| SMALL MOTORS | BLIND TIGER BOOGIE BOX | TULPA | PAUL GOUGH | Note Pharoahe Monch cancelled his Aussie tour so we have kept the hip-hop dream alive with MISS BLANKS who will absolutely blow your mind. All these bands really want to be out there with you so show them that unique Wave Rock Weekender appreciation.

WAVE ROCK:  Lie in it, walk over it and feel it by day and by night and get to know our wise 270 million year old rocky friend. Late night 11pm-3am we have deep cosmic music and projections by Tulpa Saturday and Sunday night.

EASTBRIDGE: We bring back our late night entertainment district Saturday and Sunday across the road featuring the SPEAKEASY with your host Blind Tiger Boogie Box playing old time sizzlers from their epic selection of 45’s alongside the huge open fire with hot drinks, hot water bottles, whisky, cigars, Sunday night limbo, live guests and more. We have the new improved DISCODONGA, our miniature nightclub in a site office we transform into a tropical mini-club with one of Australia’s best DJ’s MANCHILD from Melbourne at the controls all weekend. The JAFFLE VAN will keep the late night schnackies rolling for the revellers of Eastbridge.

LIZARD VAN STAGE: Our mobile ‘stage’ is back – it is the Wave Rock lizard bus – a free shuttle bus with a huge lizard on the roof that runs from the camp ground to the Salt Pond at random times in the middle of the day where you hitch a lift and receive one song performed by your host who happens to be one of Australia’s best singer songwriters – MOONLOVER direct from Melbourne.

SALT POND: Walk the 800m out to the resort through ancient river beds, striking salt flats littered with tree skeletons, the salty shimmery solitude of Lake Magic and the golden glowing salmon gums along the horizon, and find our 50m round therapeutic gypsum salt pond where you float like a cork, rejuvenate, whoop with delight and relax. There is an outdoor fresh water shower next to the steps into the pond which you should use when you get out.

CINEMA: With a media player meltdown last year the team has made a bunch of improvements to the cinema bus and we play major, indie and homemade movies from Australia and around the world to keep our cinema bus screen rolling all weekend. Themes around music, the desert, the environment, community, DIY and craftivism dominate and all feel just right out there on the edge of the outback. Expect true cinema vibe – even popcorn!

FOOD: Well priced, fresh and excellent food abounds with meat, veg, vegan and gluten free stuff available. Flavours and dishes of Mexico, Spain, Italy, Greece, Asia, America and Australia are available.
Great coffee. Great Snacks. Great Meals.

DRINKS: Cool inner city drink range at better than pub prices including fresh draught & craft beer/cider, cocktails, spirits, softies, juices and more.

OTHER STUFF: If you like staying active or actively relaxing we have a good mix of stuff to do including dancing, sleeping, morning yoga (Sat/Sun morning), freestyle and marked bush walks, rock scrambling, cycling, heavy petting and massage. Bring telescopes/binoculars/cameras/painting and drawing stuff as required if you like photography, birds, wildflowers, astronomy, drawing or painting because Hyden is one of the best areas in Australia for all these things.
Lots of information that will interest you is attached but please read these important reminders below too.

IMPORTANT NOTICES!!!

WEATHER
The weather out Hyden way looks amazing at this stage with light winds and forecast ranges from way less freezing than last year minimums of 11ish and maximums in the 20-28 range across the weekend.  As always bring proper super warm clothes for night, consider the possibility of a tiny sprinkle of rain, and you’ll need summery day threads including bathers, a hat and sunscreen to have all your options covered and wellbeing available.

The farmers are having a good season, the wildflowers are out in force and the landscape looks awesome and although they aren’t that bad at this time bring repellent for any mozzies and flies that might be around.

If you want to recheck the weather later this week click here http://www.eldersweather.com.au/wa/great-southern/hyden

If you get cold in vibe or physically after midnight then warm up as follows; SPEAKEASY 11pm-3am for hot drinks/log fire/free hot water bottles and super cool tunes OR visit the DISCODONGA micro-megaclub 11pm-3am OR visit the cinema with a blanket (all hours) OR cuddle up with someone who agrees you are of cuddleable quality. As usual there’ll be two controlled fire pits near the stage too.

ARRIVAL

Our check-in is open from 1PM to 8PM Friday (for Friday ticket-holders) and from 11AM to 6PM Saturday.  Check-in procedure is explained in the attached.

 

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE TICKETS OR A SOLID PLAN

We are super strict on capacity to keep the show small and beautiful for you. We are committed to protecting this event as a respectful, high quality, low capacity shindig.  There are limited presales left right now, and if they don’t all go by Thursday 5PM, we will hold a few door sales at $300 cash only.  If you’re the impulsive type throw your camping gear in your car and come on out, we will look after you.  Send us your email address to receive show information so you know what you’re getting into.

 

If you were expecting your tickets in the post, you should have them in your hand by now.  If you chose outlet collect but haven’t picked them up, they will be waiting for you at the show.  If you chose to pick them up at the show, we will have your name on our list.  If these ideas don’t solve your ticketing gripes, call Charlotte on 0405 661 473 before Thursday, or after that text Charlotte on 0476 153 818.  Best to sort things out before you come if possible.

 

FRIDAY TICKETS

If you don’t have a Friday ticket or $60 cash to buy one in your pocket, please don’t come on Friday.  If you realised it is a mistake not to come on Friday, you can still buy a ticket here.  If you have a Friday ticket only, without a weekend ticket, we cannot let you into the show.

 

CONSIDERATE CAMPING

People who have been before will know that the camp ground, bar, main stage and ablutions are all together on a small site, and tents need to be pitched close together.  Please don’t bring large tents, and keep your set-up as compact as possible so we can still have some common spaces in the campgrounds for people to hang out and possibly meet their future partners, husbands or wives.  Also bring EARPLUGS if you would like to have a nice sleep or ask about our new Whisper Camp.

 

WHISPER CAMP
If you have tickets for Whisper Camp, what a sensible and mature sort of person you are.  You still go to the check in and will be given a vehicle pass and directions.  Camp Monitors Fay and Katrina will be available in camp Friday 3PM to 7PM and Saturday 11AM – 3PM, and various other times, to meet and assist you.  Please park where you are asked.

 

BOOZE

As you probably know, BYO liquor threatens our licence and if police see it at the event it puts future events at risk at this site.

Anyone flagrantly drinking BYO liquor will have the booze taken away immediately so please don’t take offence when we take your stuff.

Repeat offenders will be ejected or suspended from attending for at least one year to think about what they have done (or both).

Again – we work hard to offer high quality and low cost food and drink to show you respect so please respect us back and don’t bring in booze that gets us in trouble.

We have a great range at the bar with multiple draught options and cocktails and other fancy drinks (see attached).

KEEP CUPS AND EXTRA BEER

Good news on the booze and environmental self-improvement fronts is that these important aspects of life can once again be combined in the purchase from the bar of the Wave Rock Weekender Keep Cup.  Every time you use it you get 15% more beer.  Over multiple beers this adds up to between some and a lot more beer.  Combine with our traditional, free keep cup rubber bands and handy string to tie the whole assembly around your neck and things will go very smoothly for you indeed.  We are using way less cups these days because of your impressive reusing.  What a top crew.

 

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

We have a delightful mix of not too many new and old activities to offer you both stimulation and relaxation this year.  See the attached program, or notices in the bar tent and festival shop for specifics.  Bring your yoga mat if you can, although we will have some available.  Throw some bush bling into your camp bag if you want to fit in at the gangsters’ paradise of the Orange Camp 90’s hip-hop party on Sunday.

 

PHOTO COMPETITION

We really like getting your photos so to encourage you to take good ones and send them through, the best photo will get a free ticket to next year’s show.

DEDICATION
This year we’d like to dedicate the show to Sue Richter, who thankfully is alive and well and still making it possible for us to throw you all a terrific annual party in the bush.  Sue runs the Caravan Park, and is a hard worker all year round but pulls out absolutely all the stops at this time of year and the success of the Weekender is something we love sharing with her.  If you see Sue during the show, offer to give her a foot rub or clean the toilets for her while she has a lie down (as if she would!).  It is such a pleasure working with Sue and all our Hyden friends each year – we are very grateful to them.

 

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Expect respect and good times.

We are there for you if you need anything.

 

Super-urgent enquiries to info@soulhighway.com.au or 0407 449 995, text is best from Wednesday on but neither is great out there so just ask us stuff in person when you get here…

Enquiries can be made at the Festival Shop next to the bar, to your camp monitors, or by finding Karen or Paul and asking them for anything you need or want.

We have sent this information to all ticket holders. If you didn’t buy your tickets yourself and you’d like us to send it to you as well, email info@soulhighway.com.au.

2017 Programme and other things

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Can you believe it is almost time to be wild and free and ride that beautiful wave again. Across the three-night weekender there’ll be the usual comfy caravan park camping experience, the great range of well-priced premium quality food and booze, the 24hr cinema programme, the huge salt pond for floating, our 110m long prehistoric granite friend Wave Rock, the late night speakeasy, the late night miniature nightclub, yoga, the Lizard Bus shuttle stage and of course at the heart of the festival is an AMAZING and eclectic music programme. As usual as we have hand-picked the best and most crucial artists regardless of fashion, airplay or chart success from around Australia and the world covering rock, disco, hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul, pop, punk, country, psych, blues, reggae, folk, cock rock and more. This year includes

MISS BLANKS | TEX DON & CHARLIE | SHONEN KNIFE (JAPAN) | ORB | HAT FITZ & CARA | TESKEY BROTHERS | OLD BLOOD | JAZZ PARTY | ROLLING BLACKOUT COASTAL FEVER | SOUKOUSS INTERNATIONALE | SUNSHINE BROTHERS | STELLA DONNELLY | SPACEY JANE | MOOKHI | SEX ON TOAST | FELICITY GROOM | CHILDSAINT | MOONLOVER | RANDA & THE SOUL KINGDOM | SOUTHERN RIVER BAND | NATHAN J | SMALL MOTORS | BLIND TIGER BOOGIE BOX | TULPA and so much more.

Expect respect, quality, generosity and thoughtfulness with everything you will be able to see, hear and do.

As usual capacity is limited to the same sweet spot we know works and feels right. We know for certain that whatever politics or economics or the big smoke has taken out of you during the year that the Wave Rock Weekender will help you take it back. Let’s leave our troubles behind and be reunited in this special place for good times and good people we can rely on.

FILM & VISUALS

As usual our film guru has been hand selecting major, indie and homemade movies from Australia and around the world to keep our cinema bus screen rolling all weekend.
Themes around music, the desert, the environment, community, DIY and craftivism dominate and feel just right out there on the edge of the outback.
We also have TUPLA projecting visuals on the rock with a cosmic soundtrack late night Saturday & Sunday

ACTIVITIES

If you like staying active or actively relaxing we have a good mix of stuff to do including swimming/floating in the super salty gypsum salt pond, dancing, morning yoga (Sat/Sun morning), freestyle and marked bush walks, rock scrambling, cycling, heavy petting and massage.
Bring telescopes/binoculars/cameras/painting and drawing stuff as required if you like photography, birds, astronomy, drawing or painting – Hyden is one of the best areas in Australia for all these things.

 

FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

Gates and campground open from 1pm (Check-In runs 1-8pm)
Bar & Food Open 3pm

FRIDAY NIGHT – MAIN STAGE
Randa & the Soul Kingdom (WA)
Old Blood (WA) | Jazz Party (Vic)
Blind Tiger & Nathan J

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

Saturday arrivals Check-In runs 11-6pm
Bar Open 11am

SATURDAY – CINEMA BUS (from 10am)
Movie Programme starts 10am and runs right through the festival 24hrs a day featuring
Purple Rain | The Man Who Fell To Earth | Charlie’s Country | Finding Fela | Parkerville | Soul Power | The Babadook | Mad Max: Fury Road | The Little Death | Last Cab To Darwin | Tracks | Yarn | TINY: A Story About Living Small

SATURDAY – MAIN STAGE (from 11am)
Moonlover (Vic) | Small Motors (WA) | Spacey Jane (WA)
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (Vic) | Teskey Brothers (Vic)
Tex, Don, Charlie (WA) | Soukouss Internationale (WA)
Jazz Party (Vic) | ORB (Vic) | Southern River Band (WA)

SATURDAY LATE at WAVE ROCK (11-3am)
TULPA 11.00pm-3.00am Music and Visuals
A melting dream state of luscious frequencies underpinned with a cosmic pulse that spans the frontiers of multidimensional navigation

SATURDAY LATE at EASTBRIDGE (11-3am)
Late Night Entertainment Area across the road at the Café and surrounds 11-3am
featuring
LATE NIGHT CLUB IN THE WHEATBELT LOVE DONGA
Wild times and jungle fever in the miniature nightclub with Australia’s best tropical DJ MANCHILD (Vic).
and
LATE NIGHT CAFÉ – SPEAKEASY
Our snuggly late night café and general hang hosted by BLIND TIGER BOOGIE BOX & NATHAN J and surprise live guests
featuring Open Fire, Hot Drinks, Hot Water Bottles, Whiskies, Cigars, Dancing, Limbo Competition and more.
and
LATE NIGHT FOOD from the JAFFLE VAN

SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

Bar Open 11am

SUNDAY – MAIN STAGE (from 10am)
Stella Donnelly (WA) | Childsaint (WA)
Felicity Groom (WA) | Mookhi (NSW)
Hat Fitz & Cara (Vic/Canada) | Sunshine Brothers (WA)
Pharaohe Monch (USA) | Shonen Knife (Japan) | Sex on Toast (Vic)

SUNDAY – CINEMA BUS (24hrs)
Movie Programme runs right through the festival 24hrs a day featuring
Purple Rain | The Man Who Fell To Earth | Charlie’s Country | Finding Fela | Parkerville | Soul Power | The Babadook | Mad Max: Fury Road | The Little Death | Last Cab To Darwin | Tracks | Yarn | TINY: A Story About Living Small

SUNDAY LATE – EASTBRIDGE (11-3am)
Late Night Entertainment Area 11-3am
featuring
LATE NIGHT CLUB IN THE WHEATBELT LOVE DONGA
Wild times and jungle fever in the miniature nightclub with Australia’s best tropical DJ MANCHILD (Vic).
and
LATE NIGHT CAFÉ – SPEAKEASY (11-3am)
Our snuggly late night café and general hang hosted by BLING TIGER BOOGIE BOX & NATHAN J and surprise live guests
featuring Open Fire, Hot Drinks, Hot Water Bottles, Whiskies, Cigars, Dancing, Limbo Competition and more.
and
LATE NIGHT FOOD from JAFFLE VAN

SUNDAY LATE at WAVE ROCK (11-3am)

TULPA 11.00pm-3.00am Music and Visuals
A melting dream state of luscious frequencies underpinned with a cosmic pulse that spans the frontiers of multidimensional navigation

2016 Programme announcement and other things

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MUSIC  & PROGRAMME

MUSIC

As usual we aren’t trying to be anything in particular so we ignore online stats, Pitchfork, JJJ and the rest and we actually go and see and listen to music through the year to find great stuff that we think is diverse, high quality and interesting so we will definitely deliver a weekend full of good times, good people and good things. Expect old and new, discoveries and favourites, good and great bands.
This year on the main stage we feature pop, rock and roll, blues, boogie, hip-hop, electronic, country, folk, calypso, psych, jazz, r and b, and world music. Discover the main stage line-up and links to tracks/facebook below..
We also have deep cosmic music at Wave Rock with visuals (late Saturday and Sunday night), the Discotruque miniature nightclub with DJ legend Charlie Bucket running a tropical beach party (late Sat/Sun night) and the Speakeasy with your hosts Blind Tiger Boogie Box and Nathan J playing old time sizzlers from their epic selection of 45’s alongside the open fire, hot drinks, toast, whisky and cigars (late Sat/Sun night). We also introduce our first mobile ‘stage’ – it is the Wave Rock lizard bus – a free shuttle bus with a huge lizard on the roof that runs from the camp ground to the Salt Pond between 10am and 2pm where you get paid to ride. As well as a shorter walk you receive a song performed by your host drivers who happen to be two of Australia’s best singer songwriters – Leah Senior (Victoria/Flightless Records) and/or Jim Lawrie (Victoria/Remote Control records).

FILM & VISUALS

As usual our film guru has been hand selecting major, indie and homemade movies from Australia and around the world to keep our cinema bus screen rolling all weekend.
Themes around music, the desert, the environment, community, DIY and craftivism dominate and feel just right out there on the edge of the outback.
We also have TUPLA projecting visuals on the rock with a cosmic soundtrack late night Saturday and Sunday.

ACTIVITIES

If you like staying active or actively relaxing we have a good mix of stuff to do including swimming/floating in the super salty gypsum salt pond, dancing, cock rock aerobix (pic above), morning yoga (Sat/Sun morning), freestyle and marked bush walks, rock scrambling, cycling, heavy petting and massage. Bring telescopes/binoculars/cameras/painting and drawing stuff as required if you like photography, birds, wildflowers, astronomy, drawing or painting – Hyden is one of the best areas in Australia for all these things.

FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

Gates and campground open from 1pm (check-in runs 1pm – 8pm)

Bar opens 3pm.

FRIDAY NIGHT – MAIN STAGE

WILL LET YOU KNOW NEXT WEEK!

SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

Saturday arrivals (check-in runs 11pm – 6pm)

Bar opens 11am.

 SATURDAY – CINEMA BUS (from 10am)

Movie Programme starts 10am and runs right through the festival 24hrs a day featuring
Purple Rain | The Man Who Fell To Earth | Charlie’s Country | Finding Fela | Parkerville | Soul Power | The Babadook | Mad Max: Fury Road | The Little Death | Last Cab To Darwin | Tracks | Yarn | TINY: A Story About Living Small

SATURDAY – MAIN STAGE (from 11am)
LADI 6 (NZ) | CORNERSTONE ROOTS (NZ) | LOST RAGAS

KILL DEVIL HILLS | STONEFIELD | HUGE MAGNET

JIM LAWRIE | TOMMYHAWKS | LEAH SENIOR


SATURDAY LATE at WAVE ROCK (11pm-3am)

TULPA 11.00pm-3.00am Music and Visuals
A melting dream state of luscious frequencies underpinned with a cosmic pulse that spans the frontiers of multidimensional navigation

SATURDAY LATE at EASTBRIDGE (11pm-3am)
Late Night Entertainment Area across the road at the Café and surrounds 11pm-3am
featuring
LATE NIGHT CLUB – DISCOTRUQUE
Wild times in the miniature nightclub as we take over the back of a truck.
Be transported in a truck the right way by tropical music genius Charlie Bucket
and
LATE NIGHT CAFÉ – SPEAKEASY

Our snuggly late night café and general hang hosted by BLIND TIGER BOOGIE BOX & NATHAN J and surprise live guests
featuring Open Fire, Hot Drinks, Hot Water Bottles, Whiskies, Cigars, Dancing, Limbo Competition and more.
and
LATE NIGHT FOOD from the TOASTIES CARAVAN

SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

Bar opens 11am

SUNDAY – MAIN STAGE (from 10am)

TIJUANA CARTEL | NGAIIRE | MIGHTY DUKE & THE LORDS

MATHAS | SUNSHINE BROTHERS | POW NEGRO

JESS RIBEIRO | ELLI SCHOEN | WILLIAM CRIGHTON


SUNDAY – CINEMA BUS (24hrs)
Movie Programme runs right through the festival 24hrs a day featuring
Purple Rain | The Man Who Fell To Earth | Charlie’s Country | Finding Fela | Parkerville | Soul Power | The Babadook | Mad Max: Fury Road | The Little Death | Last Cab To Darwin | Tracks | Yarn | TINY: A Story About Living Small


SUNDAY LATE – EASTBRIDGE (11pm-3am)
Late Night Entertainment Area 11pm-3am
featuring
LATE NIGHT CLUB – DISCOTRUQUE
Wild times in the miniature nightclub as we take over the back of a truck.
Be transported in a truck the right way by tropical music genius Charlie Bucket
and
LATE NIGHT CAFÉ – SPEAKEASY (11pm-3am)

Our snuggly late night café and general hang hosted by BLING TIGER BOOGIE BOX & NATHAN J and surprise live guests
featuring Open Fire, Hot Drinks, Hot Water Bottles, Whiskies, Cigars, Dancing, Limbo Competition and more.
and
LATE NIGHT FOOD from the TOASTIES CARAVAN


SUNDAY LATE at WAVE ROCK (11pm-3am)

TULPA 11.00pm-3.00am Music and Visuals
A melting dream state of luscious frequencies underpinned with a cosmic pulse that spans the frontiers of multidimensional navigation

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WHISPER (QUIET) CAMP ANNOUNCEMENT

We’re pleased to let the nanas and grandads among you know that this year we will be trialling a quiet camp a little bit away from the main site for people who like a bit of hush.

Yes to cups of tea, crocheted blankets, and early morning walks; no to wild parties, raucous love-making, and extreme snoring.

The location is the new ‘Collinseum’ Amphitheatre, due to open later in the year, just behind the Wave Rock Resort cottages, near the salt pond you know and love, about 1km from the Wave Rock Caravan Park.  There are toilets but no showers (use main site facilities), and we will arrange some basic site lighting so you can find your way around.  If you can bring your bike out, it will give you quicker access to the other show areas from there.

Any colour Friday Pass or Weekend Pass can be exchanged for an equivalent Whisper Camp Friday or Weekend Pass.  Please email info@soulhighway.com.au and let us know which colour camp you’re moving from, and on which day you’ll arrive, to get yourself on the Whisper Camp list.  You must be registered to camp there.  Spaces are limited, and we ask that you only choose this camp if you are capable of remaining sedate before, during and after drinking booze.  Ask your friends if you are unsure.

Check in times are limited for this camp.  Come through the main check point and let greeters know you are headed for Whisper Camp.  Camp monitors Fay and Robyn will be available from 4PM to 7PM on Friday and 11AM to 3PM on Saturday to welcome you and assist you to park and set up.  Fay is also teaching yoga at the airport, halfway between the main site and Whisper Camp on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  More details in our final email to all ticket-holders just before the show.

WAVE ROCK WEEKENDER 2016 11th EDITION ON SALE NOW!

Hello good people!!
In a year where election campaigns can make you feel like you are living inside a dystopian novel and it seems impossible to get government policies that favour people and the planet over money it is an absolute relief and total pleasure to be able to know that we can once again spend a weekend away from the madness with a bunch of great people in late September in one of our favourite places on earth. If there was ever a place to stop touching your phone, see the goodness in people, and remember there is actually hope for humanity then the Wave Rock Weekender deep in the WA bush is it for us.
The good news is that tickets for the WAVE ROCK WEEKENDER 2016 event will be available from today.

As usual capacity is limited to the same sweet spot we know and love and we’ll keep the event information as quiet as possible for now so people in the know can sort themselves out first.
Once again we take over the entire site Friday night so you all have the option to enjoy an extra night to settle in with access to the main bar, food vendors and some main stage action.
For those who partake in the Friday frivolities you will not only enjoy an extra-long, long weekend but you can wake up Saturday with two full days and full nights left to be wild and free.
There’ll be the usual great range of well-priced premium quality food and booze, the cinema, the salt pond, our prehistoric granite friend Wave Rock, the late night speakeasy, yoga, some cheeky new elements and of course some glorious music. As usual we’ll reveal the bands and the finer details quite close to the event when the tickets have sold but expect only the highest quality local, national and international artists performing at the time of day where their music feels the best. What we know so far is that good times will be had, new friends will be made, old friends will reunite, new favourite bands will be found and laughs, romance, chats, baby making, marriage proposals, good people, nature, food, booze will all be in the mix too as always.Joe 1 small

10th Anniversary Edition ON SALE NOW!

Yes folks!! Number 10 is here and we are going to try and make it super special to celebrate the sweet, sweet ride we have had over these last ten years.Rock at night

Tickets for the WAVE ROCK WEEKENDER 2015 event will be available from today to our regulars and their friends.
As usual capacity is limited to just the right amount and we’ll keep the event as secret as possible so people in the know can sort themselves out and be guaranteed the best of times.
The best news of all is that we have decided to take over the entire site Friday night so you now all have the option to enjoy an extra night to settle in with access to the main bar, food vendors and main stage action.
This means you can not only enjoy an extra-long, long weekend but you can wake up Saturday with two full days and full nights to get loose and be free as only this event lets you be.
There’ll be the usual great range of well-priced premium quality food and booze, the cinema, the salt pond, our prehistoric granite friend Wave Rock, the late night speakeasy, yoga, some new elements and of course THE MUSIC!
The programme this year is coming together like a total dream and already features amazing artists from Canada, Iceland, Spain, Australia and more which we will reveal a couple of weeks out.
As always you can expect only the highest quality local, national and international artists who will be placed at the time of day where their music feels the best.
Expect discoveries, rediscoveries, favourites and surprises and we will of course try to blow your minds and introduce you to your new favourite artists across the weekend.
FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER – MONDAY 28 SEPTEMBER
To buy tickets click on the buy tickets button above…

If you didn’t get the announcement email directly you might not be on our mailing list: email info@soulhighway.com.au to be added.

Wave Rock Weekender 2014 wrap-up, thanks & after party details for this Friday.

Good people of the Wave Rock Weekender 2014!
Wow!! What a weekend the 2014 instalment was. This simple formula of putting great people and great music and stuff in a great location just keeps on bringing out the absolute best in you people and we couldn’t be happier than to witness it all. The great moments and good times we saw happen at the rock, the salt pond, the speakeasy, the cinema, the nightclub, the camp, the bar and the stage will keep us buzzing and smiling for weeks – hopefully for 51 weeks – until we can do it all again. We love this weekend and we love you guys and you are clearly pretty good at loving each other so let’s do it again sometime. Send us your photos!!!!
THANKS!  
To all the patrons, the artists, the staff, the volunteers, the suppliers, the great people of Hyden and the vendors – thank you so much for making this event feel the way it does and be what it is.
Thanks for being good to each other, respecting the place and letting your hair down in just the right way. It is an absolute privilege to put on this event for and with all you people and we cannot wait to pull together something totally incredible for you for number 10! Put Sep 25-28 in your diary – we’d love to see you again!!!
AFTER PARTY THIS FRIDAY AT DEVILLES!
While we are all still glowing from our time in the bush we’d love to see your happy faces again this Friday night at Devilles for the Wave Rock after party.
All the staff and local bands will be there with all the usual Devilles shenanigans as well as sets by two of bands who played the Wave Rock Weekender last year to sizzle up the joint with boogie juke joint blues 

CHRIS RUSSELL’S CHICKEN WALK (Vic) and HUGE MAGNET (WA). Tickets $15 on door (or presale)

SPECIAL OCCASIONS & WALPOLE WEEKENDER UPDATE
We have a couple of totally amazing special occasions in the pipeline for the next few months.
We are still working hard getting a site up for a Walpole Weekender and hope to have a 200 capacity site-warming Walpole Weekender over Easter 2015 before unleashing a fully fledged Easter weekender in 2016.

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