With a beautiful location at the Port Macquarie seaside, a BYO policy and with a smaller scale 3000 capacity viewing an intimate, single stage – it’s easy to see how Festival Of The Sun has become one of THE must attend music festivals in the last several years, complete with the awesome acronym FOTSUN.

This year will be no different with today’s first lineup announcement, featuring a strong lineup of Australian talent that’ll be lighting up the stage at Port Macquarie’s Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park location this December 14th & 15th.

Leading the pack is the inimitable KIMBRA, who is currently lapping up both the national and international success of her first album, Vows, state-side, debuting at an impressive #14 chart position after its overnight release in May. With her talented band, the neo-soul maverick already won the hearts of fans and industry figures alike at SXSW 2011, and set to do it again at FOTSUN.

Joining the NZ-via-Melbourne songstress is a strong showing of Australia’s diverse talent, including prog act DEAD LETTER CIRCUS, the funk-hop of HERMITUDE, straight-up rockers THE DATSUNS and brilliantly talented roots duo BUSBY MAROU.

Also on the bill are rock rebels JACKSON FIREBIRD, visceral outfit THE CAIROS, dynamic garage animals DZ DEATHRAYS and Sub Pop’s first ever international signing, Melbourne’s HUSKY; plus many more.

If the fables of FOTSUNners past are anything to go by – weaving folklore and fond memories of the surf, sun and sounds – FOTSUN is a pitch perfect festival for those looking for a smaller, boutique experience away from the heaving masses of the larger name touring events.

Tickets for FOTSUN 2012 go on sale September 5, and considering the last few year’s record sell outs, you’ll need to get in quick.


Fetstival of the Sun is an 18+ even and children under 10 are free accompanied by an adult.

BYO rules still apply, strictly no glass. General admissions tickets go on sale from 10am, September 5th for $160 + booking fee per person and include two nights free beachside camping.

Various on-site cabin accommodation/ticket packages are available in conjunction with Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park.

Dead Letter Circus,
The Datsuns,
Busby Marou,
DZ Deathrays,
The Snowdroppers,
The Cairos,
Jackson Firebird,
Nat Col & The Kings,
Tin Sparrow,
Dirty Little Rebels,
The Mornings,
Joe Robinson,
Siskin River,
The Widowbirds,
Geoff Turnbull,
Minnie Marks,
Dirty Cash DJ’s
plus one lucky triple j Unearthed Winner to be announced.

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