Culburra Beach, NSW 2540


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The festival is back for 2018!

2:15 PM, 29 March 2018

We’re super excited to be organising the 2018 festival for you, once again on Mothers’ Day. We’ll be taking to the next level this year with a killer music line up, the official opening and heaps more activities at the Skate Park, along with the favourites – markets, food and art.

We’ve just release earlybird tickets and the first release of the music line up and we think you’ll like it. We’ve got world music vibes – reggae, African, Spanish and of course form local and touring acts. Check out our $50 deal on our music page and don’t miss this 2 week only special 20% off deal!


Joe Visser  –  The Youngest of the Young Coasties

4:10 PM, 7 May 2017

The Festival Is Over…

…but check out this lovely review on the Out and About With Kids website:

Joe Visser  –  The Youngest of the Young Coasties

4:10 PM, 7 May 2017

by Festival Staff

At only 13, Joe Visser is definitely the youngest of the Young Coasties group for 2017, but his talent as a songwriter and performer illustrate that he is destined for great things. Check out this article about Joe in the South Coast Register.

Nice Article in the South Coast Register

4:00 PM, 7 May 2017

by Festival Staff

The South Coast Regiater has done a very nice piece on the upcoming Burradise Festival, with great photos and video. Check it out!

Luci Blue Preparing for the Young Coasties Mega Concert

10:20 PM, 5 May 2017

by Festival Staff

Check out 15-year-old Luci’s story in the South Coast Register now.

Festival Map and Timetable Now Available

4:00 PM, 5 May 2017

by Festival Staff

Click the map and timetable images below to see them full size, or right-click and then choose Save Image As… to download and print them.

“Silverback” RJ Ferry Channels John Mayer and Jackson Browne

5:45 PM, 4 May 2017

by Festival Staff

The oldest performer in the Young Coasties lineup brings a bluesy feel to the Young Coasties Mega Concert on Sunday 14 May. Read about RJ’s challenges and influences leading up the the Young Coasties CD Launch Concert.

Rae of Ultraviolet Light in Burradise

5:45 PM, 2 May 2017

by Festival Staff

Elizabeth Rae is one of the many talented young South Coast artists who will be performing at the Young Coasties Mega Concert on Sunday 14th as part of the Culburra Beach Festival.

Check out Elizabeth’s story in the South Coast Register:

Also, check out the South Coast Register’s article on all girl band, Ultraviolet, who will also be featured at the Young Coasties Concert on Sunday 14 May in Culburra.

Food, Food, Glorious Food!

3:45 PM, 2 May 2017

by Festival Staff

Not only is the Culburra Beach Festival the festival of music, culture, environment and fun; it is also, most definitely, the festival of food.

Every festival hub and activity has a food offering – from the market stalls, to the CookaBurra demonstrations and tasting, to the many local cafés and restaurants, to the BBQs and culinary offerings at the Skate Park, Surf Competition and Young Coasties mega concert, to the traditional morning teas in the Waratah Function Hall kitchen – the food is bountiful in Burradise.

Inaugural Culburra Beach Surf Bash!

3:30 PM, 2 May 2017

by Festival Staff

The inaugural Culburra Beach Surf Bash tournament event has launched for the Mother’s Day weekend on the 13-14 May 2017.

Join us for a super cool surf festival competition surrounded by LIVE on Stage local Young Coasties Music + Food + Good Vibes during the Burradise Festival at Culburra Beach.

Competition Details

Dates: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May 2017

Venue: Farrant Avenue, Culburra Beach, 2540 NSW
Warrain Beach – Nowra Culburra Surf Life Saving Club

Fee: $60.00 entry fee

Registration: Visit the Live Heats website and register NOW

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Divisions: Men’s Open (Open Age in 2017)

Competition: 32 places available

Prize Money: $2000 First Place Prize Money + Sponsor Packs including a cash prize share for top 8 competitors

Nobody Can Stop The Music!

3:10 PM, 2 May 2017

by Festival Staff

In addition to the very popular ticketed shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the festival also presents, FREE on Saturday:

In the Waratah Function Hall:

  • 2pm Fritz and FritZ
  • 3pm Seven Suns

On the Acoustic Stage at the markets hub, relax, shop, eat, listen, groove to:

  • 11am Joe Mungavane
  • 12pm Jimmy Vann
  • 1pm Jam Tarts
  • 2pm Kenny Bartley
  • 3pm Girls with Knives
  • 4pm Drum Workshop wrap up the day time events.

Keeping the Kids Busy in Burradise

2:40 PM, 2 May 2017

by Festival Staff

We are excited to announce a heap of FREE kids activities on Saturday at the KIDS HUB within the markets. There’s a Jumping Castle, Drumming Workshop, Kids Craft Corner and Circus pop-up playground with the Bubble Buskers! Mum can shop at the markets while kids play. There are also limited free kids tickets (U12s) for those who want to attend Friday and Saturday night gigs. Mother’s Day Weekend at #BurradiseFestival will rock for the whole family.

Young Coasties Hit the Stage in Culburra Beach

5:15 PM, 27 April 2017

by Festival Staff

Grab your FREE tickets for our Young Coasties LIVE on Stage Gig from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 14 May.

7 hours of live local South Coast original music will be showcased for the final day of the Culburra Beach Festival.
An awesome stage + great food + good vibes for Mother’s Day.
The first ever Culburra Beach Surf Bash tournament event is happening plus we can’t wait to share all our original music + tunes with you from all of the Young Coasties Song Music Project at Culburra Beach talented artists + bands including a performance by band Tinderry.

Max Dupain’s Vandyke Album is a Window into Culburra’s Iconic Past

11:45 AM, 21 April 2017

by Festival Staff

The Culburra Beach Festival is honoured to be able to display an exhibition of photos from Max Dupain’s Vandyke Album.

Donated to the State Library in 2012 the Vandyke Album is of exceptional importance in Australia’s photographic history. The album documents a camping trip by Max Dupain, Olive Cotton and their friends to Culburra in 1937. It gives context to Australia’s most iconic photograph, The Sunbaker. Dupain’s preferred version had clasped hands. The sole print of this version is in this album and the negative is lost. There are thought to be about 200 signed prints of the better known version where the right hand lies with fingers extended on the sand.

The album contains 108 photographic prints from this trip including 91 by Dupain and 17 by Cotton. For exhibition, 30 images have been reproduced from the original album, providing a glimpse into an idyllic seaside camping holiday, right here in Culburra Beach, exactly 80 years ago.

The exhibition will be on display in the Banksia Hall, Fred Evans Lane, between 10am and 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday during the festival. Entry is free.

Let the Bunting Lead the Way!

4:34 PM, 20 April 2017

by Ernie Van Veen

The 2017 Culburra Beach Festival will be bigger and better than ever before. Because the festival will be spread across many locations, or ‘hubs’, the local community have worked together to create kilometres of bunting!

Each of the festival hubs ( Fred Evans Lane, Waratah Hall, Banksia Hall, Shops, Skate Park, Surfing Festival, Young Coasties concert ) will all be decorated with colourful bunting.

If you’re not sure where to go, look for the bunting!

Lake Wollumboola Wildlife Walk

4:10 PM, 20 April 2017

by Ernie Van Veen

Join in a casual walk and talk along the lake shore, featuring the lake’s wildlife and wetland vegetation, hosted by Lake Wollumboola Protection Association members. Starting at Lakeside Park near the lake sandbar, this activity is suitable for all ages, but will include some sandy and wetland walking, so please wear suitable footwear and sun protection. Don’t forget to bring your camera and/or binoculars and some water to drink. This walk and route is subject to weather and lake conditions.

Dates: Saturday 13th May and Sunday 14th May
Time: 9.00 –11.00 am
Numbers limited to 25 each walk.
Please book via

Organisers will confirm registration and if necessary notify participants by email of any changes to time and meeting place on the afternoon before the event.

Jerrinja Exhibition is Re-Exposed during the Culburra Beach Festival

3:30 PM, 20 April 2017

by Ernie Van Veen

Late last year a local community project invited young people connected to the local Jerrinja aboriginal community to submit applications to be part of a program run over several months to learn creative photography skills and traditional aboriginal language at Culburra Beach.

The result is the wonderful Jerrinja Exposed Creative Project. Ten young photographers used their newly-formed skills to illustrate the local language and how it relates to our country.

After a long run in the Egan’s Laneway outdoor gallery, and another run in the Shoalhaven Arts Centre Gallery, this exhibition will be presented once again in the Banksia Hall on both Saturday and Sunday of the festival. Don’t miss these wonderful photographs and stories. Entry is free.


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