Playground Weekender 2011 lineup

Playground Weekender fans rave about the festival’s unique vibe and musical offerings. As FasterLouder’s reviewer put it earlier this year : “The lakeside extravaganza is so laidback, so full to the brim with amazing entertainment and so utterly carefree that it’s pretty easy to forget that you’re even at a music festival at all.”

The festival, with the most laidback of vibes, returns to Del Rio Resort at Wisemans Ferry this summer with attractions including an outdoor cinema, the Club Tropicana pool and Australia’s largest fancy dress party. Oh yeah, and a troop of eclectic musical delights for fans of shimmering summery sounds.

The previously announced double hit of funk and soul from 12-piece Jungle Boogie legends Kool and the Gang and veteran sunshine lover Roy Ayers is joined by Manchester’s indie veterans Doves, hip-hop heros De La Soul, recent Splendour guest Kate Nash and the highly anticipated return of electronic innovators Four Tet and Caribou.

Add Norman Jay MBE, LTJ Bukem and a local contingent led by Hungry Kids Of Hungary, Canyons and Danimals to the mix and there’s more than enough reasons to get dressed up in all your fancy finery.

Despite all that goodness filling the bill, the promoters tell us that the headline artist and many more of the acts for the 2011 festival are yet to be announced.

Playground Weekender 2011 lineup:


Kool & The Gang

De La Soul

Kate Nash


Four Tet

Roy Ayers


Hungry Kids Of Hungary

Toro Y Moi

Norman Jay MBE

Damian Lazarus

Tom Middleton


LTJ Bukem

DJ Heidi



King Tide


Clive Henry

Strange Talk


Playground Weekender 17th – 20th February 2011

Del Rio Resort at Wisemans Ferry (1.5 hours north of Sydney)

Tickets on sale 9am Monday 18th October

Check out the action and dress ups from last years festival