The Wingham Music Festival is an annual three-day music festival held in Manning Valley on the NSW Mid Coast.
Its objective is to promote the arts and create opportunities for learning while stimulating community involvement in all kinds of arts. The family-friendly event showcases a broad range of music, cultural experiences, and entertainment for all ages.
Wingham Music Festival 2023 Dates, Artist, Program & Map
The festival is best described as vibrant yet relaxed. You can throw a rug under the bright flag sails and absorb every second of the music from Friday evening, all day Saturday, to sunset on Sunday.
They always aim to promote our local artists, giving them the experience to play alongside the bigger names that are larger than life on stage at night… and some of our local artists have gone a long way from Wingham to Nashville!
Numerous Australian icons have played the WMF stages, including Russell Morris, Kasey Chambers, Ross Wilson, Diesel, Grace Knight, Doc Neeson, Joe Camilleri, James Reyne, Richard Clapton, Wendy Matthews, and Jenny Morris.
The Artists in 2023 include festival favourites Tex Perkins and the Fat Rubber Band, Country Music Superstars Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley, Wendy Matthews and Grace Knight performing the songs of Paul Simon’s Graceland, Ray Beadle – Stax of Blues, Felicity Urquhart with Josh Cunningham, Frank Sultana, Little Quirks, Mitch King, Hussy Hicks and Round Mountain Girls rounding out the top ten, with more to be announced to round out the 30 acts on the program!
Wingham Music Festival is a community based, volunteer-powered event, previously auspiced by Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services and now its own incorporated entity. The festival is a family-friendly event! The live entertainment and workshop activities cater for all ages and interests.
So live like a local, save the third weekend in October for the Wingham Music Festival and immerse yourself in music, it’s good for the soul!
Wingham is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, around 3.5 hours’ drive from Sydney and just 10 minutes by car from the Pacific Highway. If you are coming by public transportation, the nearest station is the Wingham train station.