Return to Rio announces local artists

Return to Rio 2015

More musical marvels have been added to the line-up for the ultimate weekend away, Return to Rio, this November 13 – 15.

Dialing up the madness, magic and mayhem at Wiseman’s Ferry is legendary mover and shaker Simon Caldwell of Mad Racket fame, deep house and techno’s favourite couple Gabby & Shamus, Sydney DJ producer Cassette and party starters Start:Cue. The acts will be joining the international legends Soul Clap, Mr C, Davi, Atish, Hoj, Matthias Meyer, Phat Phil Cooper and Nicky Night Time already announced.Ensuring the fun doesn’t stop there Mantra Collective, Co-Op, Adi Toohey, Mark Craven and Shaun Bro are just a few of the additional turntable ninjas set to invade the two massive stages of music, dominating the hearts and minds of the Riopians over the two days and three nights of action.

Simon Caldwell comments: “I’ve been lucky enough to play at each and every edition of Return to Rio and it is one of my favorites. The place is a tropical paradise where everyone is up for a good time and the adventures are wild and all-weekend-long.”

Return to Rio also welcomes their good friends Outrageous Entertainment, a playful collective promising a sensory overload of robotic and pyrotechnic experiences with lots of random acts of outrageousness to boggle the mind.

Back by popular demand is the Morning Gloryville crew, who famously brought a ‘Wheel of Spank’ game show to the Del Rio Riverside Resort in March. With more secret surprises than you can shake a stick at up their sleeves, this mad-cap troupe will bring another dimension of fun and frivolity to this top-notch weekender. Keeping the laughs rolling will be comedy duo, Batman and Robin AKA Duncan Fellows and Goodwill from Permission to Shine. The pair will be making an appearance, somewhere and at some point over the weekend, so keep an eye out for these extremely funny boys who will have you in stitches.

In addition to the music, unusual amusement and water sports on offer, ticket holders are required to add their own little something to the festivities with a Random Act of Kindness. These spontaneous, selfless acts are designed to put a smile on anyone’s face and encourage partygoers to do something spectacular, to delight their fellow campmates.

Ricky Cooper, Return to Rio Promoter comments: “Random Acts of Kindness is a great way to bring everyone together. We were overwhelmed by people’s generosity and with what they came up with at the last event. We are expecting more of the same shenanigans in November so here’s a few examples to get the creative juices flowing…”

  • Provide your very own kissing booth
  • Offer other partygoers home made ice-pops
  • Jazz up someone’s outfit with a quirky fancy dress accessory
  • Buy someone a drink who you don’t know yet
  • Make your neighbours a bacon sandwich

This relatively secret and exclusive musical affair is already shaping up to be the hottest ticket in town this summer. Final golden tickets are available for general release on 9am Wednesday August 5 via Ticketbooth If you’re strapped for cash, the promoters are offering a special Buy Now Pay Later scheme, where you can pay for your tickets in seven manageable installments of $25 at no extra cost making them accessible for everyone (only available until September 1).

 Just a short 90-minute drive from Sydney, the resort guarantees queue-free-bars stocked with delicious drinks and tropical cocktails, tasty morsels to eat and hot showers.

Accommodation options, all available for an additional cost, include:

  • Riverside air-conditioned cabin accommodation – perfect for the post-poolside kick-on
  • Happening house-boats – for the more mature partygoer
  • Glamping – no need to slum it with the Avante-Garde camping company providing
  • Drive-up camping spots among the friendly kangaroos

Return to Rio “The Ultimate Weekend Away”
13-15 November 2015
Del Rio, Riverside Resort, Wisemans Ferry, NSW
Artists: Adi Toohey, Alan Thomas, Atish, Auto Slide, Bare Necessities, Ben Ashton, Ben Nott, Cassette, Co-Op, Danny La Ru, Davi, Diskoid Manuvas, Gabby & Shamus, Hodgie, Hoj, Mantra Collective, Mark Craven, Matt Trousdale, Matthias Meyer, Monkey Tennis, Mr C, Nach, Neil Hodgkinson, Nicky Night Time, Phat Phil Cooper, Record Store, Ricky Cooper, Rif Raf, Sampsonite, Shaun Bro, Simon Caldwell, Soul Clap, Start:Cue, The Riopians, The Sindicate, Tristan Case & Wanos
Final release tickets: $175 via Ticketbooth
Camping: $60 (total for three nights) & other accommodation options available – call Del Rio Riverside Resort for details
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