Climbing the mountain for our fifth consecutive year, we are stoked to announce we are returning in a big way in 2018 with details for a mega birthday celebration plus a brand new format.
For the first time, we will now feature music, art and live activations across two days and three nights. With live music on February 16 & 17, 2018, the festival will also feature an integrated camping and festival site in the beautifully untapped Penang Gardens – situated in the picturesque surrounds of Mount Penang Parklands in Kariong on NSW’s Central Coast, halfway between Sydney and Newcastle.
The first act to be announced for Mountain Sounds 2018 is L.A indie-pop heroes Grouplove – currently on an extensive North American tour in support of their 2016 breakout album Big Mess and this year’s Little Mess EP.
Our newly created Mountain Village will feature various local markets, hair and makeup zones, health stations, silent discos plus the Breakfast Boogie and more. The newly integrated camping sites are equipped with hot showers and power and festivalgoers now have the option to sleep under the stars on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.