💥 Australia’s most popular regional boutique music festival, VANFEST is set to return on the 2nd and 3rd of December with a new look, brand new location, and a colossal line-up of chart-topping, award-winning Australian and New Zealand artists 💥

Join us + Hilltop Hoods, Tash Sultana, Tones And I, Six60, The Presets, Illy, Hockey Dad, Masked Wolf, Mashd N Kutcher and LDRU plus heaps more and Vanfest in Bathurst this December.

Hilltop Hoods

Sultana, the gender fluid multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, producer and engineer, has been dubbed one of the hardest working music exports in Australia. Tash has broken attendance records at sold out global arena tours, accolades rush in faster than there is time to count them. In 2019 alone, Tash sold over half a million tickets across the globe. Tash’s second album #1 ARIA charting ‘TERRA FIRMA’ arrives 3 years after ARIA-winning debut album, FLOW STATE. Check her out on Spotify.

Tash Sultana

Cap pulled over her eyes and keyboard at her fingertips, Australian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Tones And I unassumingly went from performing on the streets to pop superstardom. Now in 2022, Tones is set for her biggest year yet with single release “Eyes Don’t Lie”, an international tour throughout the EU/UK and North America and upcoming EP. Tones And I continues to pave the wave for emerging artists from Australia to overseas. Check her out on Spotify.

Tones & I

The multi-platinum selling SIX60 remain one of the biggest New Zealand groups ever and quietly stand out as a global phenomenon. Their 2020 NZ concert tour sold more than 130,000 tickets and their recent tour, SIX60 Saturdays, sold in excess of 100,000 tickets. SIX60’s 2019 self-titled album reached #8 on the ARIA Albums Chart and has amassed over 26 million streams to date. Their 2015 album made history in New Zealand, breaking the record for most weeks on New Zealand’s Top 40 Albums Chart, beating Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon with 298 consecutive weeks. Check them out on Spotify.

Six60

The Presets took shape in 2003 when Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes first met at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.  They were quickly recognised for their ability to fuse elements of dance music with an energy more akin to rock’n’roll. Recognised worldwide for their dynamic live performances, playing hundreds of showsincluding key slots at renowned international music festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella, SXSW, Exit, Melt and Splendour In The Grass. Check them out on Spotify.

The Presets

ARIA award winning, Australian rapper Illy defied the “haters” to make resolutely commercial, pop-influenced hip-hop that eventually snagged him a major-label deal and a number one album

From the outset, his music was based on strong melodic hooks and his louche, laid-back, sing-speak flow. Check him out on Spotify.

Illy

Across five years, two studio albums and an EP, Windang’s Hockey Dad achieved more than two coastal kids could ever collectively dream of. 2018’s Blend Inn was one of the year’s biggest successes for independent Australian music, cracking the top 10 of the ARIA album charts, but it also notched up four spots in triple j’s Hottest 100, two sold-out tours and nearly 24 million streams on Spotify alone. Check them out on Spotify.

Hockey Dad

LDRU has released multiple records included ‘Keeping Score (Feat. Paige IV) which has reached over 27 million Spotify streams, achieved triple platinum accreditation (ARIA) as well as coming in at #22 on the triple j Hottest 100. As the highest selling Australia single of in 2016, the track also received 3 ARIA nominations for Apple Music Song of The Year. Check him out on Spotify.

L D R U

Combining their skills as a metal drummer, classical pianist, and DJ’s.Since meeting in 2014 Matt & Adam have had an amazing career to date as DJ’s, playing some of the biggest festivals and clubs across Australia and around the world. With their signature mashup / sampling style they have built a strong fan base both locally and abroad with multiple gold records and a loyal social media following. Check them out on Spotify.

Mashd N Kutcher

By day, Harry Michael commutes to a normal job, punching a clock like the rest of us. The moment he walks into the studio, everything changes. The mild-mannered man transforms into an unrestrained beast, sinking his teeth into airy production pierced by his tightly wound raps, bold bars, magnetic melodies, and hard-hitting hooks. Through this metamorphosis, Masked Wolf has unassumingly established himself as a powerful, passionate, and primal hip-hop force. Check him out on Spotify.

Masked Wolf

A fizzled-out Tinder date collided with a Gumtree ad, and from the flaming ashes rose The Buoys, the sweet and savory all-female Sydney outfit making noise across Australia. Provoked by workplace feuds, slow walkers on the footpath and a tonne of bad dates, The Buoys carve out a fresh space in the indie guitar scene, traversing the bounds from uncertainty to curiosity, disappointment to determination. Check them out on Spotify.

The Buoys

After a massive 2020 post their 4th album ‘Modern Pressure, which saw the band tour arena with Billy Idol and Sticky Fingers, 2022 will see The Riggs’ release their first new music post-covid and hit the road once again, the bands energy is the best it’s ever been and they can’t wait to unleash this new record to the masses.

. Check them out on Spotify.

The Delta Riggs

As teenagers, Savannah and Briony slowly began to immerse themselves in club culture, finding their way to Sydney on occasion to DJ at the city’s hallowed clubs. Those hole-in-the-wall slots quickly became headline slots, which became festival and stadium slots, opening for genuine stars of the form like Marshmello and RL Grime, and performing on national festival circuits. Check them out on Spotify.

Kinder

Watch out. There’s a new bad bitch in town. 19-year-old Australian singer-songwriter Mia Rodriguez is a force to be reckoned with her unapologetic attitude, unwavering ambition, infectious dark-pop sound, and trendsetting personal style. Having cultivated a fervent fanbase on social media with over 2M Tik Tok followers, Mia is making waves as the next global pop act to break out of Sydney, Australia. Check her out on Spotify.

Mia Rodriguez

2022 sees the Sydney based artist following up her rambunctious debut EP ¼ Life Crisis with Breakfast For Dinner (out October 2022 via AWAL), a nine-track EP charting a period of butterflies and deep growth within a new relationship — a growth and excitement reflected in Scott’s distinct, assured blend of ‘90s grunge, dream-pop and sharp guitar hooks with witty lyricism. Check her out on Spotify.

Lola Scott

In 2020 the QMA award winner’s ‘Golden Eyes’ captured a global audience with over four million plays on Spotify alone, landing on BBC Sound The Best New Pop of October 2020 playlist. HANNI has kicked off 2022 with her first single and music video following her signing to Dew Process. Check her out on Spotify.

Hanni

Known for their explosive, high-energy live shows, Loretta have a number of special live performances scheduled for the rest of 2022 in between writing and recording their debut EP, set for release later in the year. Check them out on Spotify.

Loretta

Zaya (lead vocal), Nemo (backing vocal/rhythm guitar), Fynn (lead guitar), Josh (bass) andNath (drums) have been playing together in various combinations for a number ofyears. Ashared love of indie and alternative rock, reggae fusion and all in between, brought themtogether in early 2020.The have developed a large following and have played several soldout shows in and around Perth. Check them out on Spotify.

South Summit

FAQS

Where is Vanfest 22 located?

After 8 amazing years in Forbes, we are headed to Mount Panorama in Bathurst this December!

How old do I have to be to attend?

Vanfest is a licensed event for 16 years and older. Patrons aged 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (21+) for the duration of the event.  If you are under age and caught consuming alcohol, or breaking Festival rules you and your guardian will be removed from the Festival. Over 18’s must bring with them a valid form of ID (original passport, photo driver’s licence or proof of age card) to be checked upon entry and in our licenced areas.

What to bring

  • Your ticket (printed or on your phone)
  • Valid photo ID
  • All-weather protection – hat, sunscreen, wet-weather protection (no umbrellas)
  • Empty water bottles – we will have water refill stations on site

What not to bring into the Festival site

  • BYO alcohol – we have plenty of bars for you to visit!
  • Illicit substances
  • Full water bottles – we will have water refill stations on site
  • Bean bags or airbeds
  • Marquees, tents or shade structures
  • Umbrellas (bring a poncho instead in case of rain!)
  • Aerosols or flammable substances
  • Professional cameras or drones
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Glass or metal cutlery

Where can I buy tickets & when do they go on sale?

Tickets can only be purchased from Moshtix from July 7th. To avoid disappointment, make sure you are on the Moshtix website prior to purchasing!

Are there pass-outs?

Vanfest will have no pass-outs unless you are camping at VANCITY, our on-site camping village 🏕

What do I get with a VIP ticket?

Experience our biggest Vanfest ever in style! ✨ Our VIP precinct is strictly for patrons 18+. VIP Tickets are limited. Your VIP ticket includes –

  • VIP private themed viewing garden
  • Private bar with premium beverage selections
  • VIP toilets
  • Vanfest merch discounts
  • Phone charging stations
  • Private locker storage

What do I get with a GA ticket?

General admission tickets provide general access to the event site for either the weekend or a particular day of the event. There will be food and beverage precincts, as well as merchandising facilities and event activations.  Patrons aged 16 and over can purchase general admission tickets.

If you’re feeling bougie, check out our VIP ticketing options! 💅🏼

Can I buy tickets on the day?

Tickets can be purchased on the day subject to their availability. We recommend getting in early to avoid disappointment, this is one Vanfest you won’t want to miss!

Can I camp?

VANCITY is our Vanfest campground precinct and is the place to be this year! Camp with your mates, right alongside the stage and festival site with access to toilet and shower facilities as well as food options across the weekend. Camping is only available for the whole weekend and must be purchased alongside a weekend pass.

We have freestyle bring-your-own camping gear options as well as full setup glamping packages available. Check out our camping options here!

Camping tickets will be sent out closer to the event date. You will however, receive a ticket confirmation upon purchase.

Can I purchase a camping ticket after I’ve already bought my festival pass?

You must purchase your camping ticket alongside your weekend pass. If you choose to camp later, and you have already purchased your weekend pass, please contact Moshtix here

Are there payment plans available?

Absolutely! Moshtix is integrated with LatitudePay. Select it as your payment method at checkout and follow the prompts.

Help! I lost or never received my ticket!

For all ticketing related enquiries, please contact Moshtix.

*Camping tickets will be sent out closer to the event date. You will however, receive a ticket confirmation upon purchase.*

Getting to Vanfest!

Bathurst has a regional airport roughly a 15-minute drive from the festival and a train station 5 minutes away + it’s only a 2.5hr drive from Sydney. From both, the airport and train station are bus systems, taxis and Uber services that can take you right up to the festival grounds! Otherwise, there are daily coaches into Bathurst you can pre-book that can be caught from multiple metropolitan areas.

We will be running bus routes to and from the festival on Friday & Saturday – stay tuned for deets! 🚌

Will there be parking parking will be available on the grounds?

Parking will be available on the grounds and will be released closer to the date!

Will there be a pick up/drop off location near the venue?

There sure will be! Stay tuned for more info closer to the event date.

What’s the weather like in Bathurst?

Bathurst is generally warm in December so pack your sunscreen! That being said, please pack for all weather conditions in case of rain and check the forecast closer to the date.

When do gates open & close?

Gates open at 12:00pm on Friday 2nd December. Events conclude at around 11:30pm each day. Gate times are subject to minor changes and any changes will be communicated closer to the date.

What are the set times?

Set times will be released closer to the event date – strap yourself in for an EPIC weekend of music 🎶

Will there be food and drink facilities?

There will be a variety of incredible local and travelling food vendors to suit all tastes along with several bars serving various alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages!

Can I bring food into the event?

We understand that patrons may have diverse dietary requirements and will allow snacks to be brought into the event under these circumstances. Food may be confiscated if it is not considered a “light snack”.

Will there be somewhere to charge my phone?

We will have private VIP charging stations for all VIP ticket holders, as well as some charging stations across the event itself for all other patrons.

What’s onsite?

  • Round-the-clock security,
  • Information booth (with lost property)
  • A licensed area with bars serving up your favourite drinks and delicious food offerings
  • Roaming staff for any queries or assistance
  • Drinking water stations,
  • Garbage and recycling bins
  • 24/7 first aid facilities

Is there somewhere safe to store my things?

We will have lockers at the entry gate to the event which you can pre-book closer to the event date.

Will there be accessibility if I or someone I’m with has a disability?

The entire event space is accessible, and staff will be on hand to assist if required.

Can I camp if I'm under 18?

Definitely! Patrons aged 16 and 17 are more than welcome to camp at the festival as long as they are accompanied by a legal parent/guardian or responsible adult.

Can I bring friends into the campgrounds if they don’t have camping tickets?

Unfortunately, the camping area is for camping patrons only, tickets will be checked upon entry to the campgrounds.

Can I bring food into VANCITY?

Absolutely! Campers can bring in their own food to the campgrounds. There will also be food vendors operating in the camping village across the weekend.

Can I bring alcohol into VANCITY?

No alcohol will be permitted in the VANCITY camping precinct. Any alcohol will be confiscated at the camping gate entry.

What else can’t I bring into the campground?

  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Aerosol or flammable liquid
  • Fireworks or flames of any kind
  • Professional photography or recording equipment
  • No campfires or campfire equipment
  • Weapons or any other items deemed illegal or dangerous
  • Animals or pets (with the exception of service animals)

Are camp sites powered?

There is the option to book powered and unpowered sites at the campground.

Will there be toilets and showers in the campgrounds?

Bathroom & shower amenities will be available in the camping area with hot water.

Is it safe to leave valuable items in the camp area?

Whilst there will be 24/7 supervision of the camping area it is not advised to leave any valuables in the tent unattended.

Do I need a camping pass if I purchase a freestyle/glamping ticket?

Yep! All campers MUST hold a camping pass (per person) with a freestyle or glamping ticket.