Playground Weekender 09

  • The discerning festival goers’ dream Playground Weekender kicks off on Friday 6th through to Sunday 8th February, 2009 with an imaginative experience encompassing six stages of music from a bold mixture featuring superb live local and international acts, DJs and cabaret. Here at Playground we don’t just look after the music lover, we care about all folk who may want an unusually fun camping weekend... the chess player, the fancy dress lover, the cocktail sipper, the sunbather, the swimmer and the all round new experience lover! The Weekender is a playground for grownups, the adventure even begins with a ferry ride. Our riverside retreat features the very best of nature – stunning riverside location, native bush-land, hills, resident kangaroos and a unique space for the ultimate pool party along with a selection of modern comfort accommodation options not usually associated with music festivals – camping on a lush 9 hole golf course, tent hotel, tipis, yurts, campervans, houseboats and cabins available for hire. The more you explore, the more you will discover, such as lakeside outdoor cinema, swimming pool, volleyball court with air-conditioned clubhouse, riverside cocktail bar, beer garden, art wall, beachside bathing spot and games area for giant jenga and chess! Big games for big kids. Playground Weekender gleans inspiration from boutique camping festivals such as Bestival, Big Chill, Latitude and Electric Picnic Festival and is set in the spectacular surrounds of the Del Rio Riverside Resort, Wiseman’s Ferry, just 1½ hours north of Sydney. Last year’s event took home the gong at the FL Festie Awards for Best Crowd and Best Atmosphere, we are pretty sure that had a lot to do with the infamous Fancy Dress Saturday, or maybe could be a mixture of all of the above and our fabulous line up. Tickets available from: