Are you ready for the Caloundra Music Festival? As the excitement for the festival builds, local venues in Caloundra are also getting into the spirit of the festival by hosting a series of live music gigs in the leadup to, during and after the festival – well and truly keeping the good vibes alive. Download the festival app to see what is on offer inside and outside the festival gates.
From the heart and soul of the Caloundra Music Festival: Kings Beach, to Moffat Beach, and back over to Golden Beach, visitors and locals can enjoy a myriad of impressive live music performances whilst immersing themselves in our vibrant coastal atmosphere.
We all know that the Caloundra Music Festival is one of the largest events in our Sunny Coast calendars. However, this year, there are some extra special reasons to get excited. Excitement that can be felt all over town – as locals we have an opportunity to experience the likes of Arrested Development, Spiderbait and Vera Blue in our own backyard, and an opportunity to support emerging talent that we have ever-so-local with a huge number of gigs, all happening in our town.
Busby Marou, one of the festival’s headlining acts, have an incredible tie back to Caloundra. The talented duo entered a local ‘original selection’ competition in Caloundra earlier in their careers, fast forwarding to 2023 Thomas and Jeremy find themselves catapulted to wider recognition and stardom. Their success story speaks volumes about the amazing talent and opportunity that is nurtured in the local live music scene here on the Coast.
Caloundra’s Live & Local: Singer Songwriter competition winner is 13yo Henry Catania. Henry will grace us on stage on Friday on the Norton Music Factory VIP stage inside the festival with a supportive crowd that helped him take out the competition win. Read more about Henry’s story here.
Why is live music so important for our coastal community? It’s a great way to bring people together and create an electric atmosphere that is unique to live performance. Live music is also a cultural experience that connects people to each other and to their environment in a way that nothing else can. The beauty of live music is that it has no borders, no barriers. It transcends age, nationality, and language, creates a common ground where people can share their passion and love for their tunes.
Supporting the local live music scene is crucial for the community’s economy. Not only does it provide a source of revenue for local businesses, but it also creates employment opportunities, especially for young emerging talent pursuing a career in music. The live music scene also significantly helps local musicians who rely on the support of a local business to showcase their talents by promoting their work to a wider audience. The gigs hosted by local venues, restaurants, and cafes offer a platform for these artists to showcase their talent and gain a following.
If you’re heading to Caloundra for the festival, live nearby or visiting for the holidays, there is an abundance of opportunities to enjoy live music at some of the most vibrant local venues. Music really is for everyone, and by supporting these businesses, you’re ensuring a sustainable and thriving future local music scene in Caloundra.
Whether you are excited for the festival or have an interest in supporting our locals – don’t forget to explore the local live music scene, and enjoy the diverse and colorful musical offerings in Caloundra as our town comes alive for the festival. Attend the gigs hosted by local venues to catch some incredible local talent, enjoy great food and drinks together with your favourite people, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere that the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Plan your local gigs in and around the festival – download the Caloundra Music Festival app to see all our town has to offer on the music scene, both inside and outside the festival