The inaugural Southbound festival began in 2005 and 7 years later, it’s still WA’s only music, camping and arts festival. 2012 marks Southbound’s 8th (yes, 8th!) year and boy, are we excited to bring you an amazing array of talent and good times to be had.
Located in the beautiful South West town of Busselton, just a two and a half hour-ish drive south of Perth, Southbound has seen the likes of acts such as the Klaxons, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Public Enemy, The Hives, Kings of Leon, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The National, John Butler Trio, Basement Jaxx, Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, Moby, Angus and Julia Stone, The Temper Trap, Birds of Tokyo, Dandy Warhols, The Shins and Bliss n Eso to name but a few!
The festival continues to bring sizzling talent from overseas along with the most talented home-grown Australian artists to you in the form of one superb and sustainable festival. Punters are offered and urged to take in the whole experience by getting in touch with nature and camping at the festival site over the weekend, so as to not miss out on one second of the good times on offer.
Southbound features leisure in the form of music and comedy acts, food and market stalls as well as various activities to keep you entertained over the weekend. The festival supports environmental sustainability, having won two “A Greener Festival” awards through programs such as sustainment carbon offset fees, a ‘green team’ for rubbish collection, “Tree for Tickets” programs, recycling stations and eco stalls.