Missy Higgins is set to headline Bathurst’s Inland Sea of Sound festival which returns on the 28th–29th February 2020. The five-time chart topper and nine-time ARIA Award winner will be joined by rock duo Killing Heidi, Mama Kin Spender, Thando, Timberwolf and 19 Twenty, as well as some of the country’s best emerging artists and local talent, when the two-day regional festival returns to the top of Wahluu – Mount Panorama.
They join a growing list of national and international talent attracted to Bathurst’s thriving music scene, including The Cat Empire, Thirsty Merc and Elton John, who will visit the region on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour in January 2020. Missy Higgins said she is super excited to visit Bathurst and headline the Inland Sea of Sound festival for the first time. “It sounds like the kind of festival I would love to go to myself, so I think it’s going to be just the right kind of vibe for my music,” said Higgins. Regional food producers and artisans will bring a taste of Central West NSW to the mountain, which will also be adorned with interactive art installations.
Stephen Champion, Inland Sea of Sound’s event curator, said the line up and unique location make the perfect combination for an intimate regional festival experience. “There’s something magical about being on top of Wahluu-Mount Panorama overlooking the picturesque Central Tablelands with friends and family, sipping on a glass of local wine while listening to some of the best music acts in the country, which you won’t find anywhere else,” said Champion.
Mayor of Bathurst, Councillor Bobby Bourke, said the 2020 event marks the continued growth of the festival from backyard venues in 2010 to one of the leading cultural events in Central NSW.
“Inland Sea of Sound is a great mix of music, art and culture, and the festival line up will be a major drawcard for locals and visitors,” said Councillor Bourke.
Day passes start from $52 for concession and $72 for an adult. Weekend passes are $86 for concession and $120 for an adult. Children aged 12 and under are free.
To view the full 2020 line-up or to purchase tickets visit: www.inlandseaofsound.com.au.
How to get there
•A free shuttle will take visitors from the Bathurst CBD to and from the festival every 30 minutes, or on-site camping is available.
Where to stay
•You’ll be able to roll down the mountain into bed after the festival at Rydges Mount Panorama. They are offering a 10% discount for festival ticket holders.
•William Cottages are fully contained including full kitchens, parking and cosy living rooms.
•Alfred on Keppelis a beautifully restored and furnished heritage terrace in the heart of Bathurst.
Where to play
•Head to The Hub Caféfor breakfast. This popular spot plates up iconic favourites with a twist such as the Benny Bagel, Brekkie Burrito and The Hub Big Breakfast,all made from locally sourced produce, paired with locally roasted coffee from Fish River Roasters. Or grab a delicious pastry on the run at Legall Patisserie.
•Duck into the boutique shops on Keppel Street (don’t miss local favourite De Jorja), wander into the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, or check out the new Tremain’s Mill precinct which has been transformed into an arts, retails, events and dining hub.
•Grab a table in the courtyard at Vine & Tap and choose from a mouth-watering selection of Italian share plates, or duck into El Guapo for some authentic Mexican.
•Woodfire pizza at Church Bar, which used to be an old schoolhouse, is a no-fail favourite.
•Stop by DogwoodBXfor a cocktail and a slice of Americana in Bathurst
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