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Akoostik Music Festival

13th, 14th, 15th October 2017

Wingham Showgrounds

This award winning music festival is held annually on the third weekend in October – Dates for 2017 are October 13th, 14th, 15th.


The three day event accesses the heritage show pavilions for workshops, acrobatic displays and music performances on the two main stages.


Major artists for 2017 will be announed in June, our 2016 artists included Ross Wilson, Backsliders, Shannon Noll, Ash Grunwald, Catherine Britt, Bill Chambers and 20 other local and touring artists.


In previous years our stages have hosted Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows, James Reyne, Rick Price, Richard Clapton, Doc Neeson, Grace Knight, Joe Robinson, Deborah Conway and many more.


More than 30 acts and over 100 performers contribute to the Akoostik program.


Each year there are circus performances, roving entertainers, early morning yoga sessions, vinyl record collectors exhibitions and sales, art displays and market stalls featuring home-made and hoome grown delights. Festival attendees can also book powered and unpowered campsites on the showgrounds to stay in the middle of the action.


Tickets are available from local retailers and online via oztix.

Interested stall holders or community members interested in volunteering their time for the festival can email, or click the contact link on

The festival aims to promote the Manning Valley, support emerging talent; provide entertainment and employment opportunities, and build community inclusiveness and pride.
The festival is auspiced by Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services

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Donna  Ballard   M 0417 570 359