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Bush Magik New Year's Festival

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✨ 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨 ! 𝙊𝙣 𝙗𝙚𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙛 𝙤𝙛 𝙏𝙧𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙁𝙧𝙪𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙄𝙣𝙘, 𝙬𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙞𝙩𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙩𝙤 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙉𝙚𝙬 𝙔𝙚𝙖𝙧’𝙨 𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 ‘𝘽𝙪𝙨𝙝 𝙈𝙖𝙜𝙞𝙠’ 🪄✨

Bush Magik is a return to our grassroots & rhizomes, a festival for up to 2000 people, consisting of three dance parties across the 30th (Camp party), 31st (NYE party) & the 1st (Recovery party), our renowned Cabaret (NYE) and ‘Next Day Crooked Cabaret’ (NYD) as well as an arts & cultural program with panels, workshops & activities happening throughout. Camping is available from 27th-4th for up to 1000 people.

This year’s theme pays homage to the beauty and enchantment of this great land, while celebrating the connection between the Australian bush and the magikal forces that have shaped the landscapes of ourselves and each other as LGBTQ+ people.

This event takes place on Widjabul Wia-bal jugun in the Bundjalung Nation. Always was, always will be ❤️💛🖤


𝘾𝙖𝙢𝙥 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮

A welcome warm up for those camping on site! DJ's, drag, activities, frivolity to the maxxx - with special appearances by some Fruity favourites

𝙉𝙚𝙬 𝙔𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝙀𝙫𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮

A smorgasbord of light and sound: top-shelf dance music with state of the art sound & lighting design across 2 main stages (the Hive & the Den), live music in the Nest (low-sensory space), revel in the guts and glamour of our beloved cabaret and ring in the New Year with our iconic fireworks. Experience the fine culmination of our community efforts in night of maximum joy & celebration of another rotation around the sun.

𝙉𝙚𝙬 𝙔𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝘿𝙖𝙮 𝙍𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮

A powerful arts & cultural program kicking off from 10am, with workshops, panels, activities, coffee a plenty + some moist & misty water installations - Dance all day and deep into the night with bar reopening at 4pm, and witness the crooked delights of our Next Day Cabaret.



Annabelle Gaspar ~ Matt Vaughan ~ Nick Wales ~ Feisty ~ Jason De Cox ~ Crescendoll ~ Dolly Llama ~ Guy Grey ~ Sweaty Baby ~ She-J ~ DJ Gr3Y ~ Neesha Alexander ~ Kat Steele ~ Slo Dolio ~ DJ Magnus ~ SarahTone'N ~ Buck Naked ~ Hani ~ Chris Lego ~ Hydrafemme ~ Yāldã ~ Destiny Haz Arrived ~ Ruby Teys ~ Bob Downe ~ Cindy Pastel ~ Blake Lawrence ~ Benjamin Butterfly ~ Felicia Foxx

+ more to be announced!


Jex Lopez ~ Myki Jay ~ Pippin + MORE.



From 27 December to 4 January.

𝘾𝘼𝙈𝙋 𝙋𝘼𝙍𝙏𝙔 - Only campers arriving on or before the 30th of December get to join the pre-party!

Limited power spots available, however small device charging is complementary via the Trop Fruits Camp Hub.

Please advise accessibility requirements at checkout.


 🚌 Sluttle Bus 🚌

If you're looking to stay by the beach or in the beautiful surrounding villages of the Rainbow Region, we will be running buses to get party people to and from the event safely. Bus tickets can be purchased alongside your party tickets, reserve your spot as seats are limited.

Bus stops at:

Ballina, Tamar St Coach Stop

Lennox Head, Coach Stop outside Medical Centre in Ballina St

Suffolk Park, Coach Stop on Broken Head Rd just up from Station Grocer on opposite side of road

Byron Bay, Bus interchange Butler St

Bangalow, Bangalow Coach stop in Station Street

👩🏼‍🤝‍👨🏽 𝙑𝙊𝙇𝙐𝙉𝙏𝙀𝙀𝙍𝙄𝙉𝙂 👩🏻‍🤝‍👩🏾

Volunteer applications for Bush Magik are open! Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our New Years Festival. Your support, energy and enthusiasm are what makes this event so special. Volunteering is not just about helping, it's also about having fun, making new friends, building skills, and connecting with the Tropical Fruits community.

𝙎𝙞𝙜𝙣 𝙪𝙥 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚: https://tropicalfruits.org.au/...

What's new this year? We're introducing the Disco Party Points system. Earning 𝙏𝙃𝙍𝙀𝙀 Disco Party Points grants you access to New Year's, Recovery, Camping, and Camp Party.

To earn 𝙏𝙒𝙊 Disco Party Points, you can: * Volunteer for a Post-Party Shift from January 1 to January 5 * Work the last Bar Shift on New Year's or Recovery.

To earn 𝙊𝙉𝙀 Disco Party Point, you can: * Work a Pre-Party Shift from December 27 to December 31 * Take a Party Shift on New Year's or Recovery.

𝙄𝙣𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝘼𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙗𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮: We're committed to making Tropical Fruits a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone in our community. If you have specific needs to make volunteering accessible and enjoyable for you, please let us know on your Volunteer application form.

𝙌𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨? If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to reach out to our Volunteer Coordination Team via email at volunteers@tropicalfruits.org.au.



We invite you to bring your imagination, creativity and passions to share, connect & inspire.

We are seeking expressions of interest for volunteer workshops, panels, storytelling, yarning circles (First Nations), roving performances, installation, camp creations and offerings of all kinds!

🌱 Bush Caring & Our Future

👄 Bodily Dreams & Delights

👩🏻‍🤝‍👨🏾 Queer Mutual Aid & Justice Space

🤡 The Bold and Outrageous

𝙇𝙄𝙉𝙆 𝙏𝙊 𝙁𝙊𝙍𝙈 → https://forms.gle/PkSBUXnCcHfa...

For any queries reach us at artsandculture@tropicalfruits.org.au



Welcoming expressions of interest for performers far and wide to join us in the Magik. From pageantry glamour in our famous cabaret, to roving and gogo dancing, to the crooked acts in our Next Day Cabaret - fill in our expression of interest form below.

𝙇𝙄𝙉𝙆 𝙏𝙊 𝙁𝙊𝙍𝙈 → https://airtable.com/appsgGs3E...


All ticketing and general queries can be directed to fruits@tropicalfruits.org.au

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