There’s a new festival going down at Barwon Heads on Boxing Day
Christmas is all about coming together and celebrating with the ones you love. But once you’ve had your fill of turkey, stuffing, presents and family, there’s one thing most of us want to do… get out and really celebrate Christmas on Boxing Day.
While Boxing Day is often reserved for heading to the shops to battle thousands of shoppers for the best deals, or for slapping on the sunscreen and heading to the Boxing Day Test, if you’re from around here, you’d know that Boxing Day at the Barwon Heads Hotel has been a mainstay destination for the post-chrissy celebrations for many years.
Knowing this and the fact the you might want to compensate for the whole obligatory family Christmas thing by getting turnt up with your squad, the legends at Uno Presents (Coastal Jam, UNO DanceClub, Bloom) took the bull by the horns this year and decided it was time to step it up and transform the carpark into the newest boutique music festival site!
Enter, Dancing Heads Music Festival (aka your new plans for Boxing Day).
Heading the festivities in the carpark, Australian indie-pop duo Client Liaison (DJ set) will be bringing their flavour to the Barwon Heads Hotel turntables for an epic Boxing Day DJ session this December. With a shared appreciation for storytelling and unwavering belief in the Australian identity, Harvey Miller and Monte Morgan describe their sonic palate as ‘dance electric’, ‘new jack swing’ and ‘pop ballad’, a multisensory experience which feeds any listener’s appetite. The pair first came to prominence in 2012 after the release of their first music video ‘End of the Earth’, and have since gone on to release a self-titled EP in 2014 and debut studio album ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ in 2016. International in flavour, cosmopolitan in style, Client Liaison will make sure Barwon Heads sees out Christmas with a bang.
They’ll also be joined by Dan (Cut Copy) DJ Set, Fleetmac Wood, Groove City (Live) and Dean Turnley, along with supports from UNO DJs, House Cat, Dizzy Daryl Brad Mayes, Liam Howarth and more. Across the festival you’ll also find a range of arts and entertainment, food trucks, cocktails and craft beer to keep you satisfied and entertained in between these sets.
The party veterans at Uno Presents have also gone one step further than most festivals too by providing complimentary buses to the Geelong CBD from event completion onwards every half an hour until required.
Nestled between the beach and the iconic Barwon Heads Hotel is your sun-drenched escape, your Boxing Day festival destination for years to come. This will be the perfect way to kick off your post-Christmas celebrations, this year, and every year!
So before your Christmas blues start to kick in (and your hangover), and you’ve only got sticky, humid January days and a whopping credit card bill to look forward to, a day of festival fun on the coast seems like the perfect way to keep the spirits up.
Pre-sale and first release tickets are now sold out and second release tickets are now on sale via Eventbrite for a cheeky $45. Check out the event online here.