Forbes is setting the stage for biggest Vanfest yet

More than 12,000 tickets to this weekend's music festival have been sold.
More than 12,000 tickets to this weekend's music festival have been sold.

The iconic Vanfest stage is under construction at Forbes Showgrounds, with thousands of visitors set to start their roadtrips to the central west in the next couple of days.

Ticket sales ticked over 12,000 on the weekend and 3000 campers are set to take up residence at the showgrounds after local accommodation booked out months ago.

There will also be buses from Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange and Parkes. 

Festival founder and manager Matt Clifton said this weekend’s two day festival would be the biggest by far.

Exciting Australian artists Tash Sultana, Amy Shark, Ali Barter, Carmada, Cosmo's Midnight, Dean Lewis, DUNE RATS and so many more will take the stage Friday and Saturday nights.

This year they’re also ramping up the fun factor with the return of the Bondi Lifeguards and plans for motocross riders to jump the 25 metre stage.  

Limited tickets are still online at vanfest.com.au but the VIP Sitting Pretty experience is booked out. 

The start of construction of the stage at the showground on Monday.

The start of construction of the stage at the showground on Monday.