Who’s bringing the soul to Caloundra Music Festival?

Music lovers are in for a huge treat at this year’s Caloundra Music Festival (CMF) with US band Arrested Development scheduled to exclusively play for two days after rave reviews of their performance at the festival in 2018.

Kiwi band Katchafire, who have a huge fan base here in Australia, will also make a welcome return to the CMF stage.

With a line-up that appeals to a mix of music genres and ages, this year’s festival is going to be packed with sun, surf and soul over three days from September 29 to October 1 at Kings Beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. 

The two international bands join an array of great artists already announced including Busby Marou, Illy, Jack River, Jarryd James, Kasey Chambers, L.A.B (NZ), Sampa the Great, Spiderbait, The Temper Trap, Thirsty Merc and Vera Blue.

Adding to that mix will be Caravãna Sun, Chris Ah Gee, Diesel, FOOLS, Hiatus Kaiyote, JaZZella, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Ray Beadle Stax of Blues, Roshani, Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks, The Black Sorrows, The Strides, 19-Twenty and 1927.

Playing at Coachella in the US earlier this year, future-soul ensemble Hiatus Kaiyote have just sold out their Sydney Opera House concert.


Sunshine Coast Council Division 2 Councillor Terry Landsberg said he hoped the international line-up would draw New Zealand fans, who can book direct flights to the Sunshine Coast Airport through Air New Zealand.

“New regional flight routes, in addition to the regular flights from Sydney and Melbourne into Sunshine Coast Airport will provide music lovers a great opportunity to see a number of their favourite Aussie bands in one place, while making a holiday of it in one of the world’s most loved destinations,” Cr Landsberg said.

Festival fans can go all-in with a weekend pass or buy day tickets with the artists playing days now live at .

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 4 July, 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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