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Lime Cordiale

If there’s one thing that indie music fans can all agree on, it’s The Long Sunset – the wanderlust music and camping festival set in the lush surrounds of the Canungra, Queensland hinterland on 29 April.

This year’s concert will feature a carefully curated lineup of the nation’s best live acts. After scoring four times in the Hottest 100, headliners Lime Cordiale will bring their suave grooves to the Scenic Rim’s favourite annual event. Joining them will be R&B-soul collective Winston Surfshirt who will showcase material from their third studio album Panna Cotta after a day of sets from Hatchie, Sycco, Tia Gostelow, and more.

The one-day event is the capstone of Qld Music Trails’ Scenic Rim Trail, which guides visitors on a musical expedition around the finest nooks of Southeast Queensland. Now in its second year, The Long Sunset has already captured audiences with its Insta-worthy hillside sunsets, world class live performances, and a pristine patch of grass in a campers’ wonderland.

Located at the picturesque Elysian Fields in the heart of Canungra, home of the Mununjali, Wangerriburra and Ugurapul people, The Long Sunset is within arms’ reach of the Gold Coast and a short hour’s drive from Brisbane. It’s perfect for those looking to get just far enough out of the city to leave the smog behind for a weekend in the Scenic Rim filled with strolling through artisan markets, wine tastings and dancing with friends to Australia’s top acts.

The Long Sunset doubles as a signpost for those looking to embark on a much larger adventure in one of Australia’s natural wonderlands; the Scenic Rim. A weekend getaway is encouraged. 

The Long Sunset provides camping and glamping options and there are plenty of boutique accommodation options nearby. Trail-goers are invited to come the night before for the Friday night campfire sessions with Laura Frank, Seasoning and The Inadequates, kicking off a long weekend of camping and chilling with good mates.

Offering some of the country’s lushest rainforests, punters of any fitness level can take a hike on any of the local foot trails. Those looking to explore the best in local food and wine can drive 25 minutes up to Tamborine Mountain, where they’ll also find some stunning accommodation options and the bustling Gallery Walk.

For those just coming for the day, there will be parking on site at Elysian Fields, but the best option is to sit back and relax on one of the dedicated bus services operating directly from Brisbane CBD, Logan, Upper Mount Gravatt, Nerang and Ipswich. Head to Mt Gravatt Coach & Travel to book your seat now.

The Long Sunset is a Qld Music Trails event, presented by QMF and Scenic Rim Regional Council and is supported by Aquis. Scenic Rim Regional Council received grant funding for this event from the Australian government, and the Queensland government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.

Qld Music Trails are proudly supported by the Queensland Ggovernment.

The Long Sunset – Saturday 29 April, Elysian Fields, Canungra; plus Campfire Sessions Friday 28 April exclusive free gig for campers.

A bespoke adventure for lovers of nature, music and friends – the Scenic Rim Trail, and more of Qld Music Trails’ 2023 program, as well as The Long Sunset info and tickets, can all be found at: qldmusictrails.com. 

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