Annual Music and Camping Festival Event back for 2023

Jame Reyne from iconic Australian Crawl. Photo - Kane Hibberd

Picturesque Sunshine Coast Hinterland welcomes KickAss Festival, the annual music and camping event back for 2023 after a successful launch in 2022. With an impressive lineup showcasing some of the best of Australia’s talent, tickets are now on sale.

The festival is set to take place at the picturesque Kenilworth Showgrounds from September 8-10, 2023, and will feature an impressive lineup of top Australian musicians, James Reyne, The Beautiful Girls, Kingswood, Dragon, GANGgajang, Ash Grunwald, Sunny Coast Rude Boys, Mason Rack, Fat Picnic, Bearfoot, Lecia Louise, Jerome Williams, August River Band and Flaskas.

Headlined by the magnetic Australian icon James Reyne and his 8-piece band, an artist who is known to ignite stages worldwide. The unforgettable frontman of Australian Crawl, his accolades span ARIA awards and a coveted place in the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Joining James are The Beautiful Girls, whose sunkissed and soul-stirring melodies bring an enchanting fusion of reggae, folk and roots, that transcends genres, and the electrifying Kingswood known for infectious hooks and an explosive live performance.

Rounding out the lineup are an exceptional serving of local QLD talent including Byron Bay based Jerome Williams, the 10-piece Sunny Coast Rude Boys and Brisbane based Fat Picnic.

Sunny Coast Rude Boys. Image – Kim Grimley

A multigenerational experience, KickAss prides itself on being an adventure for anyone wanting to experience the great outdoors, immerse themselves in local culture, and connect with like-minded people over an array of some of Australia’s best talent. The festival has been carefully curated to cater to a demographic that appreciates adventure and family fun, as well as a younger crowd looking for an unforgettable experience.

“We are overjoyed to be continuing our journey and hosting our second music and camping festival. Last year was just a dip in the ocean compared to what we have planned this time around. We can’t wait to share this lineup with you and believe those who love great music and the great outdoors will absolutely love this festival” Josh Allen, Festival Manager

One of the most exciting aspects of the festival is the location itself. The Kenilworth Showgrounds is located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, surrounded by lush rainforests, pristine creeks, and the tranquil Mary River – a true oasis for camping enthusiasts.

“We are so excited to come and play The Kickass Festival. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to get out and share some music together again. Let’s Go!!!” The Beautiful Girls

GANGgajang. Photo – Wendy Mac Dougal

“GANGgajang are stoked to get “out on the patio” at the Kickass Festival this year. The Sunshine Coast Hinterland is such a beautiful part of the world and we look forward to sharing the stage with such an impressive lineup of talented artists. Bring your togs for a dip in Mary River!” Buzz Bidstrup GANGgajang

2023 LINEUP

  • James Reyne
  • The Beautiful Girls
  • Kingswood
  • Dragon
  • GANGgajang
  • Ash Grunwald
  • Sunny Coast Rude Boys
  • Mason Rack
  • Fat Picnic
  • Bearfoot
  • Lecia Louise
  • Jerome Williams
  • August River Band
  • Flaskas.

Tickets for KickAss will be priced according to age-group and range from $75-$99 for a single day ticket and $75-$139 for a 2-day festival pass. Tickets are available from Oztix

For accommodation and more information please visit https://kickassfestival.com.au/

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