Peking Duk Revealed as Secret Headliner

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The wait is finally over. After months of anticipation, we are pumped to announce ARIA award winning duo Peking Duk as the festival’s secret headliner.

Confirmed legends Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles are one Australia’s hottest live acts, having wowed festival go-ers at Splendour In The Grass and most recently Falls Festival with a killer live set up that now boasts live instruments including guitars, drums and keyboards.

And no one knows how to put on a party quite like the boys: their live show will leave you sweat-soaked, champagne-sprayed and picking bits of confetti out of your hair for days. Fans attending will also be among the first to hear Peking Duk’s brand new single ‘Wasted’, which has been sneaking its way into the live set and is the follow up to their huge summer anthem ‘Let You Down’.

Peking Duk join a heavy weight bill that boasts some of the biggest domestic and international festival names around including multi Aria Award-winners Gang Of Youths and Amy Shark plus Hot Dub Time MachineGrouplove (USA), SafiaHayden JamesThe PreaturesTouch Sensitive and loads more.

We are also stoked to be teaming up with Holly Rankin (Jack River) & Collective Artists to introduce and programme our very own ‘Electric Lady‘ stage. The all-female line-up for the Friday of the festival will feature artists like Alex the AstronautTia GostelowExhibitionistElaskiaLittle Quirks and lots more.


Third release tickets available HERE

Survey Improvement #3

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You asked…and we listened. Just after #Msf17, we asked for your opinions about what worked and what didn’t. We’ve spent some time looking through your responses and we’ve heard you! Here it is, we bring you..

Improvement #3: Access To Campground From Festival 

In 2018, we will be offering freedom of movement between the festival site and your campsite for all our camping mountaineers – the campground is now COMPLETELY integrated with the festival site!

What this means is that during the day, if you get tired and need to have a little nap, need to grab a jacket or forgot your best mate back at the campsite, you’ll be able to jet on back and get them before Gang of Youth’s epic set.

However, the campground is an Alcohol Free Zone so drinks will need to be finished prior to access back into your campsite.

This is following on from our commitment to provide more amenities and the addition of our brand spankin’ new campsite

Attention Dj’s: Your Chance To Play At #Msf18

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Do YOU want to play at Mountain Sounds Festival 2018?

#Msf18 is over a whole weekend so we’re giving away TWO slots this year!


Submit an ORIGINAL mix* to by Friday 12th January. 

*Mix must be at least 30 minutes in length and no longer than 60 minutes

The mixes will be judged on the following:

  • Mixing and transitions
  • Creativity
  • Overall vibe

We will be choosing eight finalists and then it will be up to your fans to vote for you!


Survey Improvement #2

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You asked…and we listened. Just after #Msf17, we asked for your opinions about what worked and what didn’t. We’ve spent some time looking through your responses and we’ve heard you! Here it is, we bring you..

Improvement #2: Bigger, better & fantastic-er campsite

Alrighty, guys, here we are, take two. After the campsite last year – thanks to mother nature 🌿🌍 – turned into an in-tents (ha!) mix between tough mudder and a scene from Titanic, we knew something had to be done. That being said, we are stoked – and we think you’ll be too –  to bring you a BRAND NEW campsite for 2018.

We first opened up camping on the mountain in 2015 and after three years at its previous home, we are super pumped to introduce you guys to the next level of the mountain in 2018.

The features of our new campsite include:

  • Sealed roads
  • Level ground
  • Free power facilities
  • HOT showers

And, finally, to make things even sweeter for all you camping mountaineers, we will be integrating our campsite with the festival grounds meaning camping ticket holders will be able to move freely between the festival and the campsite over the weekend.

This joins our commitment to improve our amenities for 2018.

Stay tuned for more epic improvements…

  • 3 Nights (Thursday – Saturday): $69+bf
  • Saturday Night: $39+bf


Feature: Announce Video Costume Designer

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Benjamin Fraser’s vital brand of self-expression ebbs with a primal energy that belies his years. At just 27, rising out of the bolus of the Central Coast’s creative community, his deft hand and dedication to the pursuit of his creative urges are all too evident in the costumes that he has designed for the announcement campaign for Mountain Sounds Festival 2018.

Beautiful, outlandish expressions of our inner spaces, rendered in brilliant and captivating shapes and colours. He’s a prodigy of sorts to be sure, and we were so stoked to work with him!

Check out our announce clips below:

Soft Announce

First Announce

Second Announce


Ben will be running a crown making workshop on December 7th called Headwhere?

Get your tickets here!


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A huge congratulations to Gang of Youths and Amy Shark for picking up a number of ARIA awards last night 🙌🏻

Gang of Youths

Best Group
Album Of The Year
Best Rock Album

Amy Shark

Best Pop Release
Breakthrough Artist

We’re excited and truly honoured to have them on the mountain for #Msf18 

Survey Improvement #1

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You asked…and we listened. Just after #Msf17, we asked for your opinions about what worked and what didn’t. We’ve spent some time looking through your responses and we’ve heard you: the resounding cry for more and better amenities. Here it is, we bring you..

Improvement #1: More Amenities

More toilets and more HOT showers are both things we can promise at Mountain Sounds Festival in 2018. Our brand-spankin’ new site will have more room than ever before for extra toilets in the festival site as well as within the campground. All of this is to make sure you spend less time talking to your mates in the toilet line and more time dancing to Safia.

Last year mother nature threw everything she had at us. The combination of electrical storms, power issues, road closures and more really bogged parts of the festival down (if you know what we mean). This all caused major difficulties with the toilets’ and showers’ functionality, servicing and cleanliness.

BUT we are very aware of what happened so to stop this from happening again, in addition to our existing toilet block in the festival, we will be adding more portaloos than any of our previous years. Also, the campsite facilities will also be upgraded with more toilets AND hot showers!

We can promise this year that toilets and showers will be cleaned and serviced on a much more regular basis to ensure maximum squeaky cleanliness.

With 2018 moving to a new two-day format, and our festival being bigger and better than ever before, we’re super keen to deliver the best festival experience that we can to you!

Stay tuned for more improvements soon…

It just keeps getting better: the #Msf18 second announce + first release SOLD OUT

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Here we go again! We are super stoked to give you the second wave of artists to join #MSF18.

Along for the ride will be Safia, bringing their blue-eyed electro soul and spacy R&B to the dance floor along with producer, DJ and hook master Touch Sensitive. Known for his eclectic genre diversity, Canadian Nathan Barato is one of the most prolific DJ’s and in-demand producers on the planet right now. Jimmy 2 Sox is well known for his banging disco remix of our very own Empire Of The Sun. Also making the pilgrimage up north will be Conspiracy Crew. Hometown heroes Elaskia will be a fine edition to the Electric Lady stage.

These artists, along with a host more (listed below) will join previously announced acts like Hot Dub Time MachineGang Of YouthsGrouploveHayden JamesThe PreaturesAmy Shark and more.

To cap it all off there will be a massive secret headliner announced soon – one of Australia’s hottest live acts.

Excitement is at an all-time high with first release single day, two day and camping tickets sold out on day one. General on sale tickets are now available here.


Secret Headliner (announced soon)

Plus, in alphabetical order:

Alex The Astronaut // Ali Barter // Amy Shark // The Creases // Fisher // Gang Of Youths // GL // Grouplove (USA) // Hayden James // Hockey Dad // Hot Dub Time Machine // Kirin J. Callinan // Motez // Nathan Barato (CAN) // Paces // Safia // Touch Sensitive // The Preatures


Barney Cools DJ’s // Bard // Bass-RQ // Baz // Bean Dip // Bodega Collective // Cabal DJ’s // Cassette // Charles // Chymes // Classica // Club Raiders DJ’s // Conspiracy Crew // Cosmic Ken // Cpt Rhys // David Bangma // Desiki Dominique // Elaskia // Elijah Something // Eluera // Exhibitionist // Fripps & Fripps // Geords // Gibson Brothers // Hannah // Hayden Shepherd // Ivy //Jimmi Walker // Jimmy 2 Sox B2B Tim Fuchs // Joel Leggett // Joseph Raymond & Louis Stenmark // Kurt King // Little Quirks // Los Scallywaggs // LTPD Dj’s // Luca Cavallaro // Mason Clarke // Moondogs // Nelipot // Ninajirachi // Not Eve // Oh? // Peekay // Persian Rug // Pist Idiots // PITD // Rachel Maria Cox // Raave Tapes //Sam Kirk // Sammi Constantine // Seany P // Sequel // Soy // Steamboat Hollow // Steve Pike // Stoive // The Jim Mitchells // The Moving Stills // The Sea Gypsies // Tia Gostelow // Tilldawn // Triple j unearthed winner // Tropical Zombie // Vena Klymo // Wales // Waxfinz // Will Collard & Josh Gapes

Tickets on sale NOW

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Tickets are officially ON SALE! Tickets are available for purchase via Eventbrite. Get in quick, these ones won’t last long.

Festival and camping tickets can be purchased HERE.

Extras including carpark tickets, campervan passes and discounted drink coupons can be found HERE.

Click Here for 2 Day GA and VIP Payment Plans.

All ticketing information can be found on the ticketing page on our website.