Angus & Julia Stone, Ball Park Music, Babe Rainbow & Hatchie lead the first lineup for Australia’s newest boutique camping & music event.
As Queensland’s weather slowly starts to mellow and the wet season comes to an end, the Scenic Rim will roar to life with The Long Sunset, a radiant new boutique live music destination event taking place in February 2022.
Elysian Fields is tucked away in the heart of Canungra, home of the Wangerriburra people, in the lush, picturesque surroundings of the Scenic Rim region, The Long Sunset is a brand new live music and camping experience, just a short hour’s drive from the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay and Brisbane.
In its inaugural year, The Long Sunset – the latest event from the creative brains at Queensland Music Trails – welcomes Australian indie-folk duo Angus & Julia Stone, who will perform together in Queensland for the first time since their sold-out performance in Brisbane back in 2018.
The brother-sister duo’s performance at The Long Sunset will also mark the first opportunity for Queenslanders to experience the band’s latest record, ‘Life Is Strange’, live and in person.
Five-piece Brisbane indie rock outfit Ball Park Music will also be joining the debut lineup, promising to deliver a quintessentially fun performance for their home-state punters, having not performed live in Queensland since September 2021.
Following on from the release of their new album ‘Changing Colours’, Byron Bay based psychedelic group Babe Rainbow will also be performing at The Long Sunset, alongside Brisbane dream-pop act Hatchie, who will be landing in Australia, direct from New York.
“It’s been a really long time since Angus and I have had the chance to make our way up to Queensland to perform together”, said Julia Stone. “It’s a truly beautiful part of the world.
We can’t wait to head north again and perform as the sun sets and the night comes alive. It’s going to be electric.”
Focused primarily on providing audiences with a carefully curated lineup of Australia’s best live acts, a vast selection of local food and art from local artists and artisans and a wholesome, unique experience for all ages, The Long Sunset also doubles as a signpost for those looking to embark on a much larger adventure in one of Australia’s natural wonderlands; the Scenic Rim.
A region of true abundance, the area is filled with breathtaking vistas, fertile farmlands and warm and welcoming hospitality. Surrounded by environmental beauty and charming towns, the Scenic Rim’s stunning national parks, bountiful farmlands, restaurants and cafes, boutique wineries, craft breweries and distilleries and unique, hidden gems make it the ideal location for The Long Sunset to debut.
“The Scenic Rim, like much of Australia, has felt the full weight of the pandemic over the past 18 months” said Scenic Rim Mayor, Cr Greg Christensen.
“From the generational family businesses scattered throughout the region to the brewers, the winemakers, the producers, accommodation providers and the artists who live all across this amazing part of the world, they’ve been doing it tough. But there’s light at the end of the tunnel, and it looks a lot like a Long Sunset”.
“It can sometimes be difficult to capture or define Queensland’s cultural identity, but it’s undeniable that the unique character of our landscape is at its heart” said QMF CEO Joel Edmondson.
“Bringing world-class music to stunning places in regional Queensland is
our passion because it’s one of the best ways to immerse visitors in what Queensland is all about. We are thrilled to debut The Long Sunset, an event that is sure to become an iconic, annual feature of the Queensland Music Trails in the years to come.”
Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the Queensland Government supported QMF to deliver innovative events that engaged communities across the state through music.
“It’s great to see QMF present The Long Sunset, providing employment for local artists and arts workers and delivering cultural and economic outcomes for the Scenic Rim,” Minister Enoch said.
“This will be a great summer event in one of Queensland’s truly beautiful locations.
“Thanks to the implementation of Queensland COVID Vaccine Plan to Unite Families, we can look forward to this exciting experience in 2022, connecting artists and audiences and helping Queensland’s music industry look forward to a positive future.
“The arts are key to delivering the Queensland Government’s plan for economic recovery, each year injecting $8.5 billion into the state’s economy and supporting more than 92,000 jobs for Queenslanders.”
As the sun slowly descends, forcing endless beams of light to splinter over the surrounding mountain ranges, The Long Sunset will truly come to life, providing attendees a soundtrack to accompany one of the most beautiful locations in Australia.
For those not wanting to miss out on what will no doubt be a sellout event, head to www.thelongsunset.com to subscribe and get access to the Presale kicking off at 9:00am (Queensland time).
8am Monday 08 November 2021 – 9am Tuesday 09 November 2021 (for Trails email subscribers)
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9am Tuesday 09 November 2021 via Moshtix