CMF23 reveals first artist line-up

Queensland’s Festival of the Year – the Caloundra Music Festival  – is offering an unmissable line-up of national and international performers in 2023.

The first artists have been announced for the epic event, which has been running for 15 years and draws fans from throughout the country.

The family-friendly festival will run over three days from September 29 to October 1 at Kings Beach and appeal to a mix of music genres and ages.

The first international band to join the line-up, with a massive following, New Zealand’s L.A.B (pictured left below) will hit the CMF stage for the first time.


Emerging Melbourne artist WILSN will play before other well-known Aussie artists including BUSBY MAROU, ILLY, JACK RIVER, JARRYD JAMES, KASEY CHAMBERS, MIDDLE KIDS, SAMPA THE GREAT, SPIDERBAIT, THE TEMPER TRAP (pictured right, above), THIRSTY MERC and VERA BLUE.

The festival footprint is expanding again, with the return of the Surf Stage in Lions Park with a new layout and Kings Club offering. The Funky Forest will also pop up nearby in Lions Park.

The Piano Stage is back as well, offering intimate shows with guest artists for Kings Club patrons.

Sunshine Coast Council Divisional Councillor Terry Landsberg said the festival provided an unbelievable buzz around Caloundra – recently named Queensland’s Top Tourism Town.

“The Sunshine Coast is one of the most loved destinations in the world and hosting Caloundra Music Festival offers an unbeatable experience, blending beach vibes and good vibes thanks to the electric line-up of talent each year,” Cr Landsberg said.

“The opportunity to see amazing artists each afternoon and evening means the mornings are free to attend attractions like Australia Zoo, explore the Glass-House Mountains and more.

“There’s something for everyone here on the Sunshine Coast.”

Early birds can grab ALL-IN weekend passes from 8am, Friday, June 23 at

With five stages to fill with live music, there will be more artist announcements soon.

The Caloundra Music Festival is an event initiative of Sunshine Coast Council and supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland Events Calendar .

Published June 21, 2023

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Enjoy three days of Sun, Surf and Soul at the beautiful Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast.

The family friendly festival is held beachside at the Kings Beach Amphitheatre and Lions Park.

The beautiful Kings Beach and surrounds will come alive to the sounds of a diverse line-up of entertainment featuring international bands and the best of the Australian music industry.

The Caloundra Music Festival will bring a diverse audience of local communities & visitors together to celebrate the best high-quality music and Sunshine Coast culture & food. The festival will generate sustainable economic benefits and showcase the Sunshine Coast’s environmental credentials by aspiring to become the region’s first net zero music event.

This not for profit family-friendly community event celebrates the environment, cultural achievements and community pride of the Caloundra area.


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Caloundra Music Festival acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share. We wish to pay respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging, and acknowledge the important role First Nations people continue to play within the Sunshine Coast community.

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