The Northern Beaches Music Festival generally presents a lineup of 50 acts across five stages throughout the weekend. The event takes place at the Tramshed Community Arts Centre and The Berry Reserve, located by the picturesque Narrabeen Lake in the month of November.

Operating since 2011, the Northern Beaches Music Festival offers an eclectic mix of world music spanning multiple genres, including Folk, Blues, Celtic, Roots, Country, Gypsy, African, Middle Eastern, Bluegrass and more.

The festival has three ticketed stages alongside a free stage open to the general public. Amidst a vibrant festival village, you can indulge in a culinary journey with a variety of world food offerings and peruse through merchandise stalls.


Organized by the Northern Beaches Music Alliance, comprising partners such as The Shack, Humph Hall, The Manly Fig, Fairlight Folk, Songs on Stage, and Acoustic Picnic,  it is a not-for-profit event dedicated to fostering musical talent and community engagement.

Variety of musical styles at Northern Beaches Musical Festival

The festival objectives include nurturing emerging artists, establishing and enhancing performance venues, and fostering inclusivity within a diverse community, with special emphasis on engaging individuals with disabilities and indigenous backgrounds across various artistic and cultural endeavors.

‘As you walk freely from stage to stage, you can indulge your senses and enjoy family activities and the richness and diversity of music, food and dance from all over the world,” says founding organizer, Paul Robertson.

2023 Northern Beaches Music Festival Artists

  • Cameron Daddo & the Paisley Prophets
  • Liza Ohlback & The Mercy Train
  • The Mezcaltones
  • Dead Mellow
  • Luke Escombe
  • Shane Flew
  • The Fallen Robins
  • Mic Conway & Robbie Long
  • Kevin Welch (US)
  • Jaga Band
  • Moussa Diakite

Volunteers Invited Northern Beaches Music Festival

Passionate individuals are invited to join this celebration to life. Whether you’re interested in assisting at the gate, providing administrative support, contributing to stage management (including compering), aiding in waste management, or lending expertise in musical instrument logistics, there’s a place for you in our dedicated on the volunteer team.

As a token of appreciation, volunteers who commit to a “four-hour shift” will receive complimentary entry for a day, while those who complete two shifts will earn a free weekend pass. If you’re ready to contribute your skills and enthusiasm, reach out to the festival via their official website.

Northern Beaches Music Festival Website

Northern Beaches Facebook Page

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