Amy Shark, The Cat Empire lead new Dandenong Ranges music festival, Hello Sunshine

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Amy Shark, The Cat Empire lead new Dandenong Ranges music festival, Hello Sunshine

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Hello Sunshine festival reveals full lineup with Amy Shark, The Cat Empire, and the original red Wiggle this coming February.

Music, family-friendly fun and old-school festival vibes are going down in a brand-new day-long event at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges this coming February, 2023. Hello Sunshine is a single-day music and food festival offering a great summer’s day out for families and people of all ages taking place in the iconic Caribbean Gardens in Scoresby.

The event will feature an array of entertainment and activities including live music performances headlined by ARIA Award-winning artist Amy Shark. Other fun attractions include amusement rides, multicultural food trucks, a fireworks display, market stalls and more. The Cat Empire, Pierce Brothers, 360, Murray ‘The Original Red Wiggle’, Yo! Mafia and Cadence will join Amy on the main stage with the full lineup announced today.

Hello Sunshine music and food festival

  • What: Hello Sunshine – Music and Food Festival
  • When: Saturday 11 February, 2023, 1pm-11pm
  • Where: Caribbean Gardens, 1280 Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby
  • Tickets: GA 18+ tickets from $75 – $135

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“Lucky Ent is really excited to be launching the first-ever Hello Sunshine Music and Food Festival at the iconic Caribbean Gardens, inside the Caribbean Park precinct,” says director Luke Udorovic. “This is the first festival ever to be held in the gardens that have played host to millions of families, spanning across generations and we hope the local community will embrace the event.”

Situated at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, Caribbean Gardens is a huge, picturesque venue spanning 179,000 sqm of versatile green space. Established over 200,000 sqm of on-water space, the venue is privately owned by Melbourne’s Spooner Family. Renowned by locals as the former home to the Caribbean Market, the destination is also the original home of Moomba.

Amy Shark will perform hot on the heels of her ‘See U Somewhere Australia’ tour and is excited to be a part of the festival. “I can’t wait to see you at the Hello Sunshine Festival, I love travelling to new places and meeting the locals so come and say hi,” says Amy.

Aussie icons The Cat Empire will make an exciting return to the stage, with the band made up of originals Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill. With a history of multiple platinum records, awards, sold out tours and over 250 million streams, Felix and Ollie are welcoming a fresh new era for the band. “We’ve had this great run of 20 years with the group, but The Cat Empire still has a place to play in a new moment,” says Felix.

Murray Cook, the original red wiggle, is now a DJ and will headline the festival premiering his skills on the decks to an audience of up to 10,000. Not only does he mix a mean fruit salad, but he also does a mean mix on the decks! Festival goers will be more than wiggling to his unmissable set. “I am very excited to be moving into the world of DJing, it’s great to connect with the fans that grew up with The Wiggles in a different way,” says Murray.

Tickets for Hello Sunshine go on sale at 10am on Thursday 25 August, register for presale via