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Jungle Love Festival
14 May - 16 May
Jungle Love Festival is back against all the odds and returning May 14 – 16 to their old stomping grounds, the most stunning Borumba Deer Park, in Imbil on Kabi Kabi Country. The organisers are thrilled to announce their juiciest live lineup ever for the 2021 festival.
Winston Surfshirt will be bringing their buttery vocals, and unique blend of groove, soul and hip-hop. Grammy-nominated jazz-funk superstars Hiatus Kaiyote will also be headlining in what will be their first show in SE QLD for almost 7 years! The live lineup is jam-packed with 31 artists ranging from a broad range of genres. Featuring a range of local favourites from veterans The Cairos to Perve Endings, and Full Flower Moon Band and rapidly emerging stars such as hip-hop king JK-47 (who absolutely slayed Like A Version recently), the powerful storyteller and room shaker Barkaa, the brooding and dark dance duo Collar, and with her world-class voice and beautifully arranged soulful pop is the astounding songwriter FELIVAND. The festival is a music lover’s utopia.
The team behind this grassroots festival has been blown away by the support and outpouring of love from their community when this year’s event sold out in a record time of 10 hours before anything was even announced! It really highlights the trust that the Jungle Love community have in their beloved festival and Jungle Love’s ability to consistently deliver a phenomenal event. People have come to expect Jungle Love to be stellar year upon year, and expectations are set to be exceeded with today’s astronomical lineup announcement.
The unique thing about Jungle Love is that even after 7 years of operation, it still manages to stay true to its authentic roots. Focusing on bringing together a community of like-minded people to celebrate music, art, friendship and the weird and wonderful. You can ask anyone who has been before, and they will tell you it’s the best festival around. It’s difficult to explain, but there is surreal energy that you can’t help but feel as soon as you drive through the Jungle Love gates.
Once you cross the gates into the whimsical world of the Jungle, you will be transported into an enchanting wonderland, where you can unleash your inner creature in an immersive experience full of delightful surprises, like impromptu performances and new artworks being created in nooks and crannies.
The main stage, a spectacle in itself, will be nestled by the fresh-water creek, take a dip and enjoy the show. The beating heart of the festival, a 24-hour completely improvisational jam stage will also run throughout the event, so both night owls and early birds can get their fix of tunes any time desired.
Jungle Love is all about freedom and discovery, so once you enter, you have complete freedom to explore without any fences or checkpoints.
The 150 communal rainbow bikes will be the festival’s vehicle of choice, available for any reveller to use to transport themselves as they please around the Jungle. Simply ride one to your destination and leave it for the next person to enjoy.
If it’s sounding pretty sweet so far, the entire event will be BYO (no glass), so you can waltz right up to watch your new favourite artist with a beverage of choice in hand without hefty festival bar prices.
More Jungle Love Express Bus Packages were also made available for guests who want to do their part in helping get cars off the road. One busload worth of Packages has already been sold, for the first time in Jungle Love history! The organisers are thrilled to be able to take 25 cars off the road!
The good news doesn’t end here. There is still more to look forward to with electronic music, performance, visual arts, and workshops programs announcement coming soon.
But how about that Elephant in the room, we’re not over this pandemic yet? Organisers are well aware of the risks of a snap lockdown taking place again as they navigate through this pandemic. However, they have reported a plan is in place to bend and adapt should that happen, even if it occurs on the day.
“It wouldn’t be fun or easy to have to deal with such an occurrence, but we won’t be blindsided by it this time. We have a plan, we’d take a big hit if it happened, but we can adapt, postpone the event to later in the year and still give everyone an amazing experience. We’re just super grateful we can proceed in 2021” – Raymond Williams, Festival Director.