Grow Your Own, Australia’s newest boutique coastal festival is set to debut in Froster, NSW this summer with a stellar lineup featuring Dope Lemon, Jack River, The Ruiins, Jake Meadows, James Bennett, Galleri, Los Skallywags, and Vanilla Gorilla.

Dope Lemon is the newest project from acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Angus Stone, best known as one half of the project he shares with his sister, Angus & Julia Stone, whose list of accolades includes ARIAs and topping the Hottest 100.

Besides an opportunity for punters to enjoy great music in a scenic location, Forster’s Grow Your Own festival is a celebration of the talent coming out of regional Australia, with seven of the eight acts having grown up in the Great Lakes area.

The event is the brainchild of former locals Holly Rankin and Lee McConnell. “I have always been so excited by the amount of creative talent coming out of my hometown. As well as bands and visual artists, we are seeing local labels finding national success,” said Holly.

“Along with this, more and more young people are moving to, and visiting the coast seeking a life more connected to farming and produce. Lee and I wanted to create a festival that celebrates all of this and Forster is more than ready for a large scale music event.”

“It’s pretty cool to have so much creative talent come out of the Forster area,” added Lee. “With Grow Your Own not only can we celebrate this and have fun together but also inspire the youth and those who are hiding there talents to go have a crack.”

Grown Your Own 2016

Dope Lemon
Jack River
The Ruiins
Jake Meadows
James Bennett
Los Scallywaggs
Vanilla Gorilla

Friday, 23rd December 2016
Club Forster’s Backyard, Forster NSW
Tickets: Forster’s Grow Your Own