The Wallaby Creek Festival 2023, held from September 22 to 24 at Shipton’s Flat Road in Rossville, Tropical North Queensland, proved to be an overwhelming success, marking its 21st anniversary in grand style. Festival Director Jen Midgely expressed her delight, saying, “This year’s Wallaby Creek Festival has been a phenomenal celebration of music, art, and community. It’s truly heartwarming to witness the incredible support from our festival-goers, volunteers and artists alike.”

Attracting music and arts enthusiasts from all corners of Australia, Wallaby Creek Festival 2023 was a testament to the enduring appeal of this iconic event. The festival showcased a diverse lineup of talent, with standout performances from fan-favourite acts such as Tijuana Cartel, Hussy Hicks, Nathan Cavaleri, Zennith, and Julian Belbachir. These artists delivered unforgettable moments that resonated with the crowd, leaving everyone in awe of their musical prowess and stage presence.

His first time at Wallaby Creek Festival, Nathan Cavaleri enjoyed himself almost as much as the crowd 

One of the festival’s crowning achievements was its fundraising efforts which saw more than $20,000 raised towards purchasing the festival site. The purchase of the block will ensure the festival’s continuation for years to come, further solidifying its place as a beloved institution in Cape York. Festival Director Jen Midgely expressed her gratitude, stating, “The generosity of our attendees and supporters has been astounding. All fundraising contributions go towards helping us guarantee that Wallaby Creek Festival will remain a vital part of our community for generations.”

Over its 21-year history, the Wallaby Creek Festival has evolved into one of Cape York’s favourite family-friendly events. Its inclusive atmosphere, diverse entertainment options, and commitment to fostering a sense of community have made it a must-visit experience for families from all over the region and beyond. The festival’s reputation for providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all ages continues to grow year after year.

The Sassy Cats

As the dust settles on Wallaby Creek Festival 2023, festival-goers can already mark their calendars for next year’s edition. Wallaby Creek Festival 2024 is set to take place from September 20 to 22, promising another unforgettable weekend of music, art, and community spirit.

Jen Midgly also expressed heartfelt thanks to all the crew, artists, volunteers, contractors, and sponsors, including, but certainly not limited to: Queensland Government, Cook Shire Council, Regional Arts Services Network, Gungarde Community Centre, Lotsa Print and Signage, Progig, Peach Creative, Cape York Weekly Newspaper, Zed, and the Lion’s Den Hotel.

“We really are profoundly grateful to our community, especially our team of volunteers and sponsors. Without their ongoing support, dedication, and partnership our little festival simply wouldn’t be possible.”

Evening crowds rocked to the likes of Boing Boing Band, Tijuana Cartel and Zennith

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About Wallaby Creek Festival:

The Wallaby Creek Festival is an annual celebration of music, art, and community held in the picturesque setting of Rossville, Tropical North Queensland. With over two decades of history, the festival has grown to become a beloved family-friendly event that showcases a diverse range of musical talent, art installations, workshops, and more. Wallaby Creek Festival is committed to promoting a sense of unity and creativity among its attendees while contributing to the local community’s growth and sustainability.