Golden Days Festival To Light Up Coolum

13 July 2012 | 10:14 am | Dan Condon

Josh Pyke, Fat Freddy's Drop and Something For Kate lead a solid bill on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

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If you haven't been to Coolum on Queensland's Sunshine Coast then you simply must go; the place is practically heaven on earth and, frankly, an ideal place to hold a music festival. Clearly the organisers of the Golden Days festival agree and, as such, have started an event that is surely only going to grow as the years go by.

This year they've secured a pretty massive line up once again, with New Zealand's Fat Freddy's Drop heading up the bill, treating the sun drenched masses to some of their unique roots-reggae-rock-pop and everything in between.

They've also secured the services of some of the best Aussie acts around, like Josh Pyke, Something For Kate, Blue King Brown, Deep Sea Arcade, The Medics, Kid Mac, Electric Empire, Dubmarine, Inland Sea, Band Of Frequencies, Stryder and Alys Longmate.

Go on, have a listen.

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The festival also features a strong surf, skate and BMX component over its two days; giving that extra element of diversity to the eager festivalgoers looking to soak up all that Coolum (or Cooltown as the festival organisers call it) has to offer.

The festival happens over two days, with the major acts all appearing on the Saturday at the Coolum Sports Complex and the homegrown action taking place at Tickle Park on the Sunday. Tickets for Saturday's event are on sale from Wednesday 1 August. Hit the festival website for more info.