Official Line Up Announced for Wallaby Creek Festival 2023

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Tijuana Cartel

We’re absolutely delighted to announce the highly anticipated return of the Wallaby Creek Festival!

Set to grace the grounds of Wallaby Creek at 720 Shipton’s Flat Road, Rossville, from September 22 -24, 2023, prepare yourselves for a captivating blend of enthralling music, dynamic arts, amidst the splendour of this unique rainforest setting.

The 2023 Wallaby Creek Festival is poised to deliver an unforgettable experience, celebrating its 21st anniversary.

Jen Midgley, Festival Director, “We are truly excited to welcome everyone back to the Wallaby Creek Festival! This year’s festivities encompass more than just entertainment; they represent a connection with nature, the support of artistic endeavours, and a positive contribution to the environment. Additionally, this year’s festival provides an opportunity for the community to rally together, aiding in the acquisition of the festival grounds through generous donations.”

“We’re also pleased to present an exceptional lineup of artists while championing eco-conscious initiatives that align harmoniously with our vision of a sustainable future.”

The headline act for this year’s festival is the internationally acclaimed indie-folk sensation, Tijuana Cartel. Having honed their craft on some of Australia’s biggest stages, Tijuana Cartel offers an east-meets-west musical wonderland, delivering an immersive experience laden with high-energy, guitar-driven world music for indie afficionados.

The festival’s diverse roster includes other remarkable talents:

  • Nathan Cavaleri: An Australian musical prodigy, whose journey includes captivating encounters with musical giants like B.B. King, Etta James, and Bonnie Raitt. A true embodiment of resilience and authenticity, Cavaleri’s performances are marked by profound storytelling and soul-stirring melodies.
  • Harry James Angus: With over two decades of musical mastery, Angus is renowned for his dynamic trumpeting and vocal prowess. Having toured extensively with The Cat Empire, Angus now teams up with drumming virtuoso Freyja Hooper to deliver a stripped-down yet powerful rhythmic experience.
  • Julian Belbachir: Embark on a rhythmic odyssey of traditional Indigenous music from North-Western Africa, presented through a modern lens. A truly distinctive and unforgettable auditory journey.
  • Toby Beard: Hailing from Western Australia, Toby Beard is far from your average singer-songwriter. Armed with captivating lyrics and dynamic vocals, her performances are a testament to genuine songwriting and artistic expression.
Nathan Cavaleri
Toby Beard

The list goes on, with Zennith, Hussy Hicks, Ben Jansz, Anthony Forrest, Formidable Vegetable, and more set to grace the stage with their exceptional talents.

This family-friendly celebration of music, arts, culture, and community promises a diverse array of talents that cater to every musical inclination, ensuring a truly extraordinary experience for all festival-goers.

But that’s not all – from enlightening workshops and cultural tours to yoga sessions and a packed Children’s Festival Program, there’s an abundance of activities for the entire family to enjoy at this year’s Wallaby Creek Festival.


Returning favourites include a Poets Breakfast with a Slam Poetry heat, dance performances, interactive art installations, local artisan markets, wellness providers, and delectable food stalls.

Tickets for the 2023 Wallaby Creek Festival are now available for purchase, and you are strongly advised to secure their tickets promptly to avoid disappointment. With limited capacity and tickets selling swiftly, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

For comprehensive festival details, volunteering opportunities, and tickets, please visit website:

If you would like to support the Cape York Folk Club Inc in their endeavour to acquire the Festival site, donations can be made here:

Credit/ Wallaby Creek Festival

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