SummerSalt music festival coming to Mildura in 2022


Sunraysia residents will be able to take in live performances by some of Australia’s biggest music acts in their own backyard following Mildura’s inclusion in the 2022 SummerSalt music festival tour.

The exciting news follows a strong show of support for the event by Sunraysia residents, who voted in an online campaign late last year to find locations for the concert series.

Councillor for Recreation and Events Liam Wood said the announcement was a major coup for the region.

“This is amazing news for our community and will deliver an estimated $2 million boost to our local economy given the thousands of visitors this festival is expected to attract to our region,” Cr Wood said.

“Importantly for our community, it will provide a chance for local residents to experience an exciting combination of national home-grown and international acts without needing to travel, which will be particularly welcomed given the restrictions of the past 18 months.

“It’s also a great example of Council working with major event companies to bring national events to our region.”

SummerSalt will take place at Nowingi Place early next year, and while specific dates and acts are yet to be confirmed, the 2021 series featured The Teskey Brothers, The Cat Empire, John Butler and Boy & Bear, providing an indication of the calibre of acts residents can expect. The final line-up for the 2022 event will be announced in coming weeks.

Billed as ‘a truly unique feast for the senses’ which creates the perfect setting to either dance with friends or sit back and relax, SummerSalt will appeal to a broad range of tastes and ages.

Zaccaria Concerts & Touring Director of Marketing and Communications Roy Adams highlighted the role residents had played in bringing SummerSalt to the region.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing SummerSalt to Mildura in 2022. The people of Mildura have spoken and it’s clear that it must be on the SummerSalt touring calendar. We can’t wait to announce the line-up and details in coming weeks.”

While the star-studded line up of performers will form the centrepiece of the festival, there will also be a strong focus on bringing cultural attractions to the region with an emphasis on local community and sustainability.

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