Some of us were very sad when half the world trekked to Byron Bay for the annual musical extravaganza that is Splendour in the Grass and we were left behind.

Luckily that unfortunate experience is in the past and now that it’s SPRING there are plenty more musical good times on the way.

One such time is Shakafest, a music and skateboarding-filled event that, now in its third year, has outgrown its original home at Miami Shark Bar and is moving on up in the world. To Broadwater Parklands in fact. Which is the perfect place for a music slash skating festival if you ask us.

Pencil in Saturday November 24th as the day you really cannot miss and with a lineup like this there’s really nowhere you’d rather be, promise.

Some of the best national rock and hip hop artists are headlining, starting with much-loved Sydney boys Bliss N Eso who will be joining in the fun off the back of their recently released album Off The Grid. Party people Last Dinosaurs will be there along with Alex the Astronaut and the electric sounds of Bec Sandridge.

The guys from Frenzal Rhomb, who have been treating your ears for many moons, will be there as will The Chats, Carmouflage Rose and Gold Coast local lass Jesswar.

Bringing the laughs, ‘shoey’ ambassador and all round good bloke, Frenchy is MC’ing the entire affair Plus, his band, Frenchy & The Talent are the first to be announced on the brand new Rabbit Stage.

Curated by the Rabbit Radio crew the Rabbit Stage also hosts punk legends Clowns and VOIID.

Not only tunes though, the new location allows for the famous SHAKAFEST half-pipe and with it, an impressive, yet-to-be-announced lineup of skating talent.

With plenty more artists still to be released, the SHAKAFEST ball has only just started rolling.

Tickets are on sale now team, probably get on that quick smart. We don’t get many festivals around these parts so it’s sure to sell out fast.

See you there.

LOCATION: Broadwater Parklands, Southport
DATE: Saturday November 24th from 12pm to 10pm

Words by Kirra Smith



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