Cash Savage & the Last Drinks, C.W. Stoneking lead new boutique, family-friendly festival Good Times
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18.01.2023

Cash Savage & the Last Drinks, C.W. Stoneking lead new boutique, family-friendly festival Good Times

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Created by the team behind Strawberry Fields, Good Times is the new intimate festival heading to Tocumwal this March.

After being cancelled due to COVID-19 in 2021 and 2022, the new boutique Good Times music festival will finally make its debut on Saturday, March 25 in Tocumwal, NSW this year.

With a strict capacity of just 1000 punters, the one-day festival comes from the team behind the iconic bush event Strawberry Fields, and will deliver a one-night-only extravaganza that’s equal parts music, wellness and top-shelf dining, all set on the magical banks of the winding Dhungala / Murray River.

Good Times Festival 2023

  • The Good Times music festival will make its debut on Saturday, March 25 in Tocumwal, NSW, at the same location on the Murray River as Strawberry Fields.
  • Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, C.W. Stoneking and his Primitive Horn Orchestra and Floodlights headline.
  • With a strict capacity of just 1000 people, early bird tickets are on sale now.

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The family-friendly, all-ages event will feature a homegrown lineup on one intimate stage led by Cash Savage & the Last DrinksC.W. Stoneking & his Primitive Horn Orchestra and FLOODLIGHTS, with a full music program to be announced at the end of January.

Designed to cure “big festival” fatigue, the small, boutique festival will also feature riverfront hot tubs, epic wood-fired food, hand-picked natural wines and a lush Bedouin lounge.

“While good music is fundamental to the experience, we’re placing just as much focus on slow-fun, food and relaxation,” say Festival Directors. “We want you to leave feeling better than when you arrived. Often the most treasured memories we leave festivals with are from the more intimate, in between moments, and that’s the space we want to invest in.”

 

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As for the food and drink on offer, the festival have stepped it up with an exclusive sneak peak of Wild Pie – a new collaboration between chefs Jo Barrett & Louise Daily (Little Picket), Mark La Brooy (Three Blue Ducks) and wild game providore Discovered Wildfoods. For those seeking to indulge in the ultimate long lunch, a six course wood-fired feast will be on offer by fire fanatic Pip’s Plate – think steaming hot damper, paperbark smoked fish, bush lemon charred veggies and native desserts all cooked over coals. Other mouthwatering options include grazing plates of French cheeses from Studd Siblings, and a rockstar list of wines from renowned selector Mike Bennie of P&V Merchants.

The festival is also stepping up to do its part by the community, with all profits from Good Times’ inaugural event to be rolled into the Strawberry Fields Community Grants Fund. The same Fund has contributed over $100,000 in microgrants to local community organisations and not-for-profits since 2015. Causes funded over the past year include the Tocumwal Girls Shed, Tocumwal Rural Fire Brigade, Berrigan Country Women’s Association, Tocumwal Swimming Pool, CanASSIST Finely, and Barooga Public School.

Because the Strawberry Fields team love locals, the Local Berrigan Shire residents will also have exclusive access to a hefty 50% off Adult Tickets for Good Times, with any local U18’s attending free of charge. Locals can simply head to the Good Times website www.good-times.com.au to claim this offer.

Festival attendees will have the option of camping under the stars with a Camping Pass or taking up a classic Aussie motel room in the nearby town of Tocumwal. Shuttles will run from Tocumwal town to and from the festival for those staying off-site.

It all goes down on Saturday 25 March 2023. Early bird tickets are on sale now via Humanitix.