Imagine a beautiful autumn day spent on eight hectares of parkland, surrounded by cascading waterways and a bunch of great bands. Well, that’s exactly what’s on offer at the Central Coast’s newest music event, Mountain Sounds Festival on Saturday March 15.

Festival director Adam Masters had one objective in mind, to provide “a boutique and unique bundle of music, art and culture that showcases the vibrant surroundings and eclectic community of the Central Coast.”

Set in the Mount Penang Parklands in Kariong, the line-up will include Ball Park Music, Emma Louise, Snakadaktal, The Holidays, Sticky Fingers, The Lazys and Jinja Safari. Midnight Juggernaughts, Beni, Yacht Club DJs and Wordlife will also be there to help keep you moving.

While an interesting group of musicians is an important element of any festival, Masters realised that music lovers are looking for that little something extra. “We want to create a unique experience and atmosphere overall, not just provide a great line-up,” he says. “Everyone can enjoy the other important elements of the festival that include a live art space, where artists will go head-to-head, and installations are made purely of recyclable materials.”

All you have to do is take a look at the amount of boutique festivals now on offer to see that the live-music landscape has changed. Mountain Sounds Festival is making the most of the benefits that come with this type of event. “The budget isn’t blown on ridiculously expensive headliners from overseas which is a huge risk in itself,” says Masters. “More is invested into the elements that can take the festival to a new level.”

Mountain Sounds Festival will take place on Saturday March 15. For full line-up up details and to purchase tickets head to: