Big Pineapple Festival returns after 3-year hiatus

The Big Pineapple Festival is back! After a three year self imposed hiatus, the Sunshine Coast multi-award winning festival returns on Saturday, 19 October 2024, ready to deliver an unforgettable day of live music, delicious food and vibrant experiences.

 
Big Pineapple Festival returns after 3-year hiatus
Big Pineapple Festival

Presented by triple j and set against the picturesque backdrop of the Pineapple Fields in Woombye, this year’s festival promises to be the juiciest yet, featuring a mouth watering Australian lineup and plenty of other surprises in store.

Big Pineapple Festival an 18+ event, has consistently sold out in previous years, establishing itself as a unique and beloved event in the festival calendar with presale tickets going on sale July 10, and GA from July 11. 

Known for its vibrant atmosphere and top tier lineup, this year's festival is set to surpass all expectations. 

Headliners

Heading up the 2024 event are some of Australia’s most celebrated artists. Heavy metal giants The Amity Affliction will deliver a rare performance, showcasing their intense live show and chart topping hits. Returning for the first time in five years is global sensation Tones and I, who first graced the BPF festival stage in 2019 with it being her first ever festival performance. Known worldwide for her breakout hit "Dance Monkey" which has clocked over 3 billion streams on Spotify, Tones and I will bring her incredible energy back to the festival in spectacular fashion.

Iconic Australian hip-hop trio Bliss n Eso will bring their high energy performance and unique take on the genre this October. Also on the bill is Golden Features, the enigmatic electronic producer known for his haunting beats and high energy shows. Dynamic electro pop duo Peking Duk will once again light up the stage with their infectious anthems and electrifying performance…no stranger to the top spot at Big Piney. Rounding out the headliners is Vera Blue, whose ethereal voice and emotionally charged performances have made her a standout in the indie-pop scene.

Also joining: Thornhill, Dune Rats (DJ set), The Dreggs, Drax Project, SLUMBERJACK, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, Ocean Grove, Kinder, South Summit, No Money Enterprise, Day We Ran, Betty Taylor, Toby Hobart, Hellcat Speedracer, Raw Ordio, Ishan, Larynx, Karlou, Rhino, Tess Fapani, Earth Sign, UNEARTHED WINNER.

Find out more about the 2024 lineup here and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Government support

The festival is supported by Sunshine Coast Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Tourism and Events Queensland.

Michael Healy, Minister for Tourism and Sport expressed his support: "It's great to see the iconic and multi-award-winning Big Pineapple Festival return to Queensland’s events calendar in 2024. The Queensland Government is proud to support the festival as part of our commitment to a strong local events program, particularly at a time when the sector has been struggling. The festival also provides Queensland and Australian acts the opportunity to perform at the iconic Big Pineapple Fields on the Sunshine Coast, helping also to sustain artists and the local supply chains".

Sunshine Coast Mayor Rosanna Natoli also shared her enthusiasm: “This is a spectacular event and drawcard for festival-goers to come to the Sunshine Coast,” Mayor Natoli said.

What Piney fans can expect

Festival goers can look forward to a host of exciting new experiences, the  World Eats and Beats area offers a culinary and musical adventure with exotic foods and tunes from around the globe. As night falls, the Lantern Parade will enchant audiences with a magical display illuminating the festival grounds in a breathtaking spectacle.

For those who love to dress up, the annual Best Dressed at the Fest competition offers huge prizes for the craziest solo and team outfits. Skating enthusiasts will enjoy the BPF Skate Jam, where some of Australia’s best skaters will showcase their skills.

Burlesque L’amour will make their festival debut, offering a captivating and empowering dance performance with dazzling costumes and routines. The Great Australian Pineapple Toss competition is your chance to become an Australian Champion, with $500 cash for first prize, plus a trophy and other goodies. State MP Rob Skelton will officiate and a few familiar faces might compete for the crown.

Camping at the Pineapple Fields is a must on the Friday and Saturday nights for the full festival experience. Bring your own, rent or glamp with lush bell tents, campfire hangs, a licensed bar and the Pineapple Party.

The Big Pineapple Festival is a Park ‘n’ Ride event to get to and from the Pineapple Fields, Woombye. Check the festival website for bus locations and buy your bus ticket when purchasing festival tickets.

Ticketing Information 

Presale tickets on sale: 8AM AEST Wednesday July 10
GA Tickets on sale: 8AM AEST Thursday July 11

Presale - $139.50
First Release - $145
Second Release - $150.00
Final Release - $160.05

Camping prices:

Presale - Two Nights (does not include festival entry) - $50.00+BF
General Release - Two Nights (does not include festival entry) - $60.00+BF


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