Subsonic music festival makes a triumphant return to Riverwood Downs 8-10 December 2023.

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Following a four-year hiatus in the metaphorical wilderness, the beloved Subsonic Music Festival is finally returning to the stunning real-life beauty of NSW’s Barrington Tops region from 8-10 December to celebrate three days of music, art, glamping, dancing and connection.

With Subsonic’s 2019 event tragically cancelled due to bushfires for the first time since its inception in 2009, festival organisers are thrilled to welcome their vibrant community of music lovers and talented artists back to the idyllic natural surrounds of Riverwood Downs – a lush eco-resort on the banks of the Karuah River.

A truly electrifying line-up of over 50 international and Australian live acts and DJs has been announced for the festival’s 2023 edition, spanning some of the most exciting names in techno, house, reggae, acoustic, ambient, world, bass, trance, hip-hop, disco and everything in-between.

Perth indie-dance trio `, Malyangapa/Barkindji rapper BARKAA and British singer/songwriter Youngr head up the incredible roster of artists set to soundtrack Subsonic Festival 2023, alongside alternative dance-pop posse Haiku Hands and MTV award-winning New Zealand rapper JessB.

Celebrated Aussie groups Tijuana Cartel, True Vibenation, Sub Tribe and Tetrameth are just a handful of live acts also revealed in the festival’s massive first-round announcement, along with some of the finest international and local DJs including Andy Garvey, Barney Kato, Dr Dubplate, DJ Scorpion and Eric Cloutier, plus Kate Miller, Litmus, Lunar Disco, Marlie, Robbie Lowe and many more.

With the pandemic’s lost years finally, in the rear-view mirror, the time has come to re-connect, reinvigorate and embrace the return of live music and artistic connection in one of Australia’s most enchanting natural settings. For past attendees accustomed to the world-renowned magic of Subsonic Music Festival – welcome back. For those yet to experience the magic – 2023 is your year.

Subsonic Director Scott Commens said: “Riverwood Downs holds a special place in our hearts, where both our team and our community have formed countless epic memories. As Subsonic’s home for 15 years, we can’t wait to return and share the experience with friends both old and new.”

Crooked Colours | BARKAA | Youngr | Haiku Hands | Jess B
Andy Garvey, Digital, Dr Dubplate, Eric Cloutier, Grouch, Kate Miller, Litmus, Lunar Disco, Marlie, Quest, Sub Tribe, Tetrameth, The Regime, Tijuana Cartel, True Vibenation, Walrus, AirMax 97, Bare Necessities, Barney Kato, Bumble, Butane, Chris Munky, Cousin, D Sens, DJ Scorpion, Doppel, Eegor, Flexy Ferg, Fukhed, Gambirra Mob, Jesse Kuch, John Baptiste JPS, Kerry Wallace, Klue, Kobi Toledano, Megapixel, Mincy, Mista Savona, Moodswing & Chevybass, Ozzy, Parker, P Smurf, Robbie Lowe, Thankyou City, Tom Baker, Triforce, Uone Vorpal, Wilma, Zigmon + more TBA

Subsonic 2023 is taking place at Riverwood Downs on December 8 – 10, 2023. First-release tickets are on sale now for $330 + fees, book online here.