Cairns-based festival The Grass Is Greener expands to Geelong this October

Cairns-based festival The Grass Is Greener expands to Geelong this October

The Grass Is Greener festival is heading back to Cairns and Gold Coast, and expanding to Canberra and Geelong.

In some truly epic news for Geelong music lovers, North Queensland festival The Grass Is Greener is set to return in 2022, taking to its regular locations in Cairns and Gold Coast, as well as expanding nationally into Canberra and Geelong.

Pull out the diaries. From Saturday, October 22nd, The Grass Is Greener will be kicking off at the Gold Coast and for the first time ever heading south to Canberra on the 23rd of October, then onto its beloved birthplace of Cairns on the 29th of October, before journeying even further south and finishing in Geelong on the 30th of October.

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Presented by Handpicked Group, The Grass Is Greener Festival is one of Queensland’s most adored music, food and art festivals.

Starting as a pipedream amongst mates, The Grass Is Greener quickly became the marquee festival in the FNQ. Since its triumphant debut in 2016, the then two stage event began to play a vital role fostering local emerging Australian artists in regional centres alongside major Australian acts Amy Shark, All Day, Hayden James, Ocean Alley and spotlighting international hip hop artist Tyga when he was at the height of his career.

Last year’s festival featured an all-Australian lineup that included the likes of Crooked Colours, Ziggy Alberts, Young Franco, Boo Seeka, Winston Surfshirt, George Maple, Jordan Brando and Jesswar, to name but a few.

“With plans to grow The Grass is Greener into a national festival falling through in 2020, we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring regional Australia a truly unique offering they deserve,” says Handpicked Group.

This year, the festival will continue its pledge of creating memorable moments for regional punters with a considerable investment into the construction of each event. Multiple themed stages, adventurous activations and a renewed VIP package program that will provide festival goers with an unforgettable experience.


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With the dates set for October 2022, the festival will unveil the lineup for the festival on June 16 (which apparently boasts a curation of international and local artists yet to be experienced by Australian audiences), with pre-sale tickets going on sale on June 22 and general public tickets going on sale June 23.

Word is this will be the most daring and unique line-up of any festival this year.

Aligning with The Grass Is Greener long-term roadmap to incorporate the Metaverse, they today also become the first Australian festival to release its own NFT. These NFT’s will allow its owner the opportunity to unlock unique and exclusive on-site experiences… they also grant the owner access to the event.

Grass Is Greener Festival Geelong people – it’s happening!

Head to the festival website to register for more info.