Wild for Wilderness Festival in Glenworth Valley

Sat 4th November, 2023 – Sun 5th November, 2023
Glenworth Valley Wilderness Adventures
69 Cooks Road, Glenworth Valley
Price: From $150
Lifestyle label Pony Rider’s weekend-long “van life” festival delivers live music, icy brews and food stalls aplenty – all in support of our country’s lush national parks.

If you love Australia’s great outdoors and think it’s worth protecting for generations to come, B Corp-certified lifestyle label Pony Rider’s Wild for Wilderness is the event to get around. A Glenworth Valley paddock is gearing up to host you and your mates for a “van life” weekend stacked with live performances from Aussie musicians – with plenty of room to park your wheels for the night.

At midday, a Welcome to Country will herald the start of the weekend, before Manly-based producer Offthewally – or Jake Harris – kicks off the music. Next up is Sydney indie-pop duo Salarymen and ’60s-inspired Melbourne outfit Bananagun, before DJ Johnny the Ladd sees out the night with a vinyl-only set from the back of a vintage Ford.

On Saturday, there’ll be al fresco adventure-film screenings; beer from Stone & Wood; food stalls, including vegan and gluten-free options; and Margaritas from Azteca.

You’re free to explore the trails and swim spots in nearby Popran National Park. Or join a native food walk with First Nations social enterprise Bush to Bowl, challenge yourself with a breathwork and ice bath session, and join a riverside yoga class on Sunday morning.

The festival is raising money for The National Project, a Pony Rider initiative to help protect national parks. Twenty per cent of all Wild for Wilderness ticket sales (plus extra raised during the event) will go toward buying land to grow our national parks.