There’s nothing quite like summer in Australia. Backyard cricket, icy beers in the esky, sweltering days combated by the pedestal fan. Chuck in a bit of outdoor live music and you’ve got a recipe for memories made. So imagine our delight when we got wind of Ballarat’s SummerSalt festival, a one-day outdoor live music event exemplifying the best of Aussie summer.
Coming for the first time ever to Ballarat’s North Gardens, the festival is boasting an incredible line-up of home-grown artists. Punters can expect to get down to The Tesky Brothers, The Cat Empire, Boy & Bear, John Butler, Montaigne and Emily Wurramara – a pretty sweet mix of dance vibes and chill vibes.
Across the years SummerSalt has become synonymous with warm days spent with friends, be it at their Glenelg beach event in Adelaide or Stuart Park fest in Wollongong. The organisers bring the party to every locale, and we’re pretty stoked to see local acts hitting the Ballarat stage.
From the high-energy anthems of The Cat Empire to the indie-pop bangers from Boy & Bear, the good vibes will be flowing from noon till nine, with a couple of rest ops to refill your glass or bask in the sunshine. Best of all, things are keeping COVID safe, so we can bring back the festive spirit feeling secure.
The site is fully serviced with a public bar offering up local beers, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks. Plus there are plenty of food options for everyone, including vegans – so no need to pack snacks.
Coming to us on February 28th, SummerSalt festival is set to be a banger. It’s the perfect day for us to shake off the dust of lockdown with an outdoor boogie, and for musicians to dive back on stage.
“By the time we step on to the SummerSalt stage, it will have been 12 months since we have been on tour, so you cannot imagine how excited we are to play live again with this brilliant line-up of artists,” said Felix Riebl of The Cat Empire.
We feel you, Felix. Tickets on sale now through Ticketmaster.
WHAT: SummerSalt Festival Ballarat
WHERE: North Gardens, Ballarat
WHEN: 12:30PM – 9PM, 28th February 2021
MORE INFO: SummerSalt Festival