Southbound is an Australian arts, camping and music festival taking place at the Sir Stewart Bovell Park in Busselton, in Western Australia from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th January 2010. Busselton is located approximately 3 hours drive south of Perth, Western Australia, near the Margaret River wine region.
Line-upThe line-up over four stages includes Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Moby, Wolfmother, Hilltop Hoods, Xavier Rudd, Editors, Jamie T, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Sarah Blasko, Grizzly Bear, The Temper Trap, Major Lazer (Sound System), Midnight Juggernauts, Little Birdy, Emiliana Torrini, Kate Miller-Heidke, Andrew Bird, Whitley, Future Of The Left, Lisa Mitchell, Tame Impala, Children Collide, Seasick Steve, Lyrics Born, The View, Datarock, Art vs Science, Kisschasy, Amanda Blank, Paul Dempsey, White Rabbits, Little Red, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Patrick Watson, Liam Finn, King Khan & The Shrines, Kaki King, Chairlift, Yves Klein Blue, Bertie Blackman, The Inspector Cluzo, Urthboy, Sugar Army, Dappled Cities, DJ Yoda, Oh Mercy, DJ Cash Money, Philadelphia Grand Jury, The Boxer Rebellion, Yacht Club DJs, Washington, Miami Horror, Fully Fitted, The Kill Devil Hills, John Steel Singers, Canyons, Abbe May & The Rockin' Pneumonia, Felicity Groom & The Black Black Smoke, The Transients, Gentlemen Of Leisure, Shazam, Boys Boys Boys, Kit Pop, and King George.
TicketsAn adult happy camper festival pass is priced at $255 Australian (approx £145) plus a $3 green fee. Saturday Day tickets, Sunday Day tickets, VIP tickets, and Pampered Camper tickets have now completely sold out. To buy tickets, for over 18s only, click here.
CampingSouthbound is actually only two full days of music with three nights camping. However, campers can arrive on Friday and settle in for the exclusive campers only entertainment with Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Little Birdy, Emiliana Torrini and many more to be announced. Day trippers can only arrive on Saturday morning. With those who camp able to stay until Monday morning.
Green ethosThere is a Green Fee of $3 added to every ticket sold. The Green Fee goes directly into purchasing carbon credits used in offsetting the carbon footprint of those patrons including travel to and from the event. The festival also recycles waste, as well as initiatives including composting, stall holder packaging policy, EcoBound education and awareness campaigns, and more EcoBound initiatives (yet to be announced). Festival organisers also match every Green Fee dollar with $2 of its own money, used to further offset carbon emissions. They also have a Tree-For-Ticket policy, where they purchase a tree for every ticket sold. In 2009 this led to 20,000 tree plantings across Western Australia.
Getting thereThere are good international transport links straight to Perth airport. Crikey Adventure Tours will be operating a bus for campers coming down from Perth on Friday 2nd January 2010. If you are travelling from out of town to Busselton, buses will be organised to get you to the Festival. Bus tickets are limited and must be pre-purchased.
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