Wave Rock Weekender
Over three days and nights Wave Rock Weekender features a line-up of about 20 Australian and international music acts; 10 or so feature films and documentaries; cheap food and drinks; a 50m round, 6m deep therapeutic salt pond where you can float like a cork without moving a muscle; incredible rock walks; some of Australia’s best stargazing; and of course the authentic Aussie bush.
Soul Highway, producers of the Wave Rock Weekender, aim to build soulful events for artists, patrons and staff that we can all enjoy and look forward to each year.
Experiences like Wave Rock are designed to get you out of dodge and take you on an adventure that connects you properly with friends, music, cinema and like minded people in intimate and inspirational locations.
A quality blend of holiday, adventure, festival, party, pub, nature, escape and rest…….totally sweet times!
Wave Rock Weekender is…
An authentic all-weekend, long-weekend experience.
An 18+ event. Australian photo ID is required for entry. Please don’t bring children.
An intimate 800 capacity show set in and around the Wave Rock Caravan Park that we take over for the weekend.
A place where toilets, showers, food and bar access are never a problem.
A place where camping is high brow (dry, clean and you are never more than 100m from food, bar, light, power, bins, facilities, film and music).
Not an English country garden festival or sports oval event – it’s in beautiful salty, scrubby, bushy Australia on the edge of the desert featuring; prehistoric rock formations, eerie salt plains, shiny salmon gums, wildflowers and big, big sky.
The greatest weekend of our year!
We just want to have a good time. We want great, authentic arts experiences. We want to get off the highway. We want shows to be small enough that we can recognise one another. We don’t want to live on the internet or mobile phones; we want to live in real life!
We want to contribute to the Hyden community, and bring together city people and country people. We helped with some local tree planting in 2010, and we’d like to develop other community cultural development projects involving Wave Rock Weekender punters and local people. We’ll see if we can get something together this year.
Soul Highway is committed to the development of environmentally sustainable events, starting with the Wave Rock Weekender. We learn a lot along the way, and try to improve our performance every year.
Broadly, these are our environmental objectives:
To deliver events that have a very low or neutral environmental impact by using less stuff and employing sustainable practices and technologies wherever possible;
To introduce and promote sustainable ways of doing things to festival patrons; and
To leave a legacy of sustainable practice in the host town.
We’re open to suggestions.