Look who's coming to Forbes for Vanfest 2019

Vanfest returns to Forbes on May 10 and 11.
Vanfest returns to Forbes on May 10 and 11.

The line-up for Vanfest 2019 has been released, with the music festival set to return to Forbes on May 10 and 11. 

Music festival Vanfest returns in May with another powerhouse line-up of multi-award winning international and local DJs and musicians.

Following a hiatus in 2018 after severe storms flooded out day two of the music festival in 2017 the team have confirmed their return to the Central West.

The 2019 line up includes internationally acclaimed chart topper Golden Features, who has reached #1 on the iTunes charts, and sold out national tours around the country, a media release issued Wednesday morning says.

Joining them will be the ARIA award winning electro pop pioneers PNAU, who are set to bring their full live band including vocal and dance sensation Kira Divine hailing from Queens, New York City.

In support of their new studio album Don’t Feed The Pop Monster 10 x New Zealand Music Award winners BROODS will also be joining the Vanfest line up along with Methyl Ethel, Aussie hip-hop trio Thundamentals, Skegss, Mallrat, Ruel, Eves Karydas, Willaris. K, UK singer, songwriter and record producer Example, WAXX, Nyxen, Wilsonn and more.

Forbes Showground will be transformed for the weekend with market stalls, bar activations, pop-up beach bars, VIP experiences, rides, camping and much more.

Pre-sale tickets for go on sale 9am Friday March 15 with general public available at 10am on Monday 18 March 2019 from www.vanfest.com.au

VAN-CITY campgrounds, hosted by Wow Tents, will provide a pop-up community for the weekend with centralised common areas.

Wow Tents offer multiple camping options from freestyle under the stars, to pre-pitched tents, powered sites, and glamping for those who want to camp in style and comfort.

Since its inception in 2014, VANFEST has seen artists such as Rudimental, Amy Shark, John Butler Trio, Matt Corby, Tash Sultana, Vera Blue, Angus & Julia Stone, Dean Lewis, Peking Duk, Sheppard, Chet Faker, Illy, Sneaky Sound System, Tigerlily, The Potbelleez and many more.

Run by local operator Matt Clifton and team, they recognise the need for quality entertainment in regional areas and is supported by the NSW Government’s tourism and major event agency, Destination NSW and Forbes Shire Council.

“It has always been our number one priority to deliver a world-class festival event in the Central West region," founder and director Matt Clifton said. 

"Over the years, we have built the brand to ensure the standard of entertainment reflects that of events in major cities so that locals get the same experience on their doorstep.

"Forbes is easily accessible to the region and is the perfect home for Vanfest.”