Following the surf and celebrating music, community culture, and a love of the ocean today The Drop marks its place in the Australian festival calendar, announcing the big names that will be performing across five locations around the country.
Supported by triple j and the World Surf League (WSL), the 2019 line-up for The Drop features brother- sister duo Angus and Julia Stone Australia's favourite electric-dance act Client Liaison, surf rock legends Hockey Dad, 2 x ARIA Gold Accredited The Jungle Giants and rising star Alex the Astronaut. As well as Brisbane's melancholic pop masters Ball Park Music who will be stepping in for The Jungle Giants on the Newcastle leg.
Returning for its second year with two new locations The Drop has also announced the sites for this year's events. Set against the backdrop of some of the greatest surfing events on the planet, The Drop will take place at King Edward Park in Newcastle, Keirle Park in Manly, Queen Elizabeth Park in Coolangatta, Torquay Common in Torquay, and Barnard Park in Bussleton WA. The festivals will take place on the first weekend of each of the three WSL Championship Tour events in Australia, as well as WSL Qualifying Series events Surfest Newcastle & the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro.
Today cements the event as a must go for any lovers of the surf and great tunes, backing up the festivals first year's roster, which included big Australian names SAFIA, Dune Rats, San Cisco, Holy Holy and Ruby Fields.
The Drop Festival is a proudly local and environmentally sustainable event. Encouraging a lifestyle of good food, art, family fun and community culture to be enjoyed with your favourite people.
THE DROP FESTIVAL LINEUP
Angus and Julia Stone
The Jungle Giants
Alex the Astronaut Ball Park Music replacing The Jungle Giants in Newcastle only*
THE DROP FESTIVAL 2019 DATES
NEWCASTLE - KING EDWARD PARK - SATURDAY 16 MARCH
MANLY - KEIRLE PARK - SATURDAY 23 MARCH
COOLANGATTA - QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK - SATURDAY 6 APRIL
TORQUAY - TORQUAY COMMON - SATURDAY 20 APRIL
BUSSELTON WA - BARNARD PARK - SATURDAY 1 JUNE
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