More Good News For Southbound

People attending Southbound Festival 2013 in Busselton will be able to enjoy brand new site attractions over the weekend with an expected decrease in temperature to come as a big relief after the heatwave experienced by the south west earlier this week.

Janelle Morse, communications manager at Sunset Events, said that Southbound‘s site will remain the same as 2012 but with lots of new attractions. The news article “More of a good thing for Southbound” has full details on this story. It quotes Janelle as saying, “The site layout and flow worked very well so as a resold, we will be keeping a very similar layout for Southbound 2013. We do have some great new additions to the site this year, such as the Cruiser House Party – literally, a house being set up on the festival grounds – and the return of some old favourites, such as the Strongbow Boat and the air conditioned HBF Health Haven.”

Asked if she expected the weather to be very hot, Janelle replied, “The forecast is looking absolutely perfect and given the recent heat waves that have hit Perth and most of the South West, the forecast of 28 and 32 for Friday and Saturday respectively, along with a sea breeze, will be a very welcome change.”

Nevertheless, there will be misting fans, air conditioned HBF activation and a lot of water spots scattered throughout the site for keeping festivalgoers cool. The annual arts, music and camping festival is sure to be bigger and better than ever.

Janelle further noted that the preparation for Southbound required “a lot of man hours, late nights and lots of organisation.” However, it was all rewarding and worth it in the end, she said.

“There are many [drawcards] this year – the line up is fantastic,” said Janelle, before adding, “We are getting reports in from our sister festival, Falls, over east and acts like SBTRKT, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Hives, Flume and San Cisco have been drawing big numbers.”

Nick Teske, a local Margaret River resident, said that he was looking forward to seeing both local and international acts perform in this beautiful corner of WA.

“With the current weather forecasted, it’s shaping up to be an amazing start to the weekend,” Nick said.

Southbound Festival will take place at Sir Stewart Bovell Park in Busselton on Friday, January 04th and Saturday, January 05th.

For more information on Southbound, please visit the website

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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