From a gathering of local folkies back in 1996, Wintermoon has grown to be an event which offers an exciting variety of music and attracts an audience of all ages and from all walks of life, who gather to share in the joy that Wintermoon brings.
The Festival is held on a beautiful property at Cameron’s Pocket, halfway between Mackay and Proserpine, set against the stunning backdrop of Eungella National Park. It is bordered by picturesque St Helens Creek, which flows all year and provides a great swimming hole for our guests and performers to cool off, if they can tear themselves away from the music and other seductive attractions on offer.
The festival not only boasts some of the best world music performers from Australia, but also showcases some of our local talent on three stages strategically placed at various locations within the grounds. Colourful market stalls, food stalls, kiddies activities, craft and music workshops dot the landscape.
There is a particular focus on family, and we aim to provide an exhilarating musical experience for all ages in a safe and friendly environment.
In the words of Bruce Watson, “Everyone smiles ‘hello’ as you wander around. It’s the friendliest festival I know. You feel like part of a community, not a festival-goer”, and regarding our program, “Wintermoon punches above its weight in terms of the calibre and profile of national acts”.