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EVENTS // Music

Come enjoy the music of surf lifestyle whilst watching some fun and fierce competition in the water.

The Sugar Music Stage will be showcasing music from some of NSW’s greatest performers throughout the 4 day festival.

Listen for propulsive rhythms and angular chords that have inspired surf people for decades.

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Whether you prefer a big name like internationally acclaimed hip hop producer Katalyst or the melodic island sounds of a ukulele, the Sugar Lounge music stage has something for everyone.

Acts include:

The Chronics , Kym Campbell , Fernando Aragones, Yukalulus, DJ Naked, Bad Feeling Woman, Hong Kong, Random Soul , Clarkey , The Flavour , Katalyst  & Caribbean Soul.

Event times below!

Thursday 18 November

Fernando Aragones (from Dubbly) 11am – 1pm

Caribbean Soul 1pm-3:30pm

The Chronics 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Friday 19 November

King and Co. 11am – 1pm

Bad Feeling Woman 1pm – 3pm

Kym Campbell 3pm – 4:50pm

Yukululus – 5pm – 6pm

Saturday 20 November

DJ Naked 11am – 1pm

Hong Kong 1:15pm – 3:15pm

Random Soul 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Sunday 21 November

Clarkey 11am – 1pm

The Flavour 1:15pm – 3:15pm

Katalyst 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Music Stage

Live Music @ Old Manly Boatshed

Good live music and comedy seems even better when it’s performed in a dimly lit basement club, the Old Manly Boatshed is one of our favorite top spots for entertainment.

Thursday 18 November 9pm – The Geoff Achison Band

Friday 19 November 9pm – Penny & The Mystics

Saturday 20 November 10:30pm – Funkshui

Sunday 21 November 9pm – The Mixed Nuts

Old Manly Boatshed

40 The Corso, Manly


Ed Worland and The Green Teas at Manly Fishos

Friday 19 November 8pm

Growing up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Ed Worland has always been close to the ocean. Having surfed since he can remember, Ed is true a waterman at heart, and his love for sea flows through his music.

A varied blend of loose blues, campfire acoustic, rock and light reggae music,

Ed is joined by his band The Green Teas, extending his talents into heavier blues and pure reggae with the help of a guitar-bass-drum trio.

Playing their last gig at Fishos, the night will kick off with ‘Kenna Donovan, followed by James Willing and Ashton Tremain, with Ed Worland and the Green Teas finishing in style.

Ticket are $10, available on the door from 8pm.

Manly Fishos

270 Pittwater Rd, Manly

Visit Ed Worland


Live Music @ Das Kaffeehaus

Friday 19th November 7-10 pm

” Ziggy “  An acoustic duo preforming a lively infusion of orginal storytelling mixed with interpretations of classic covers with a percussion twist.

Sunday Session - 21 November  

12-2pm ” Ed Worland ” A varied blend of loose blues,campfire acoustic and folk.

3-5 PM ” James Willing ” An infusion of ballad style surf rock mixed with Reggae bounce tracks. A soulful experience!

Das Kaffeehaus

5b Market Lane (opposite Manly Library)



Producing since the mid nineties, Sydney based Ashley Anderson initially recorded under the moniker of Moonrock with the late Illpickl, releasing a self titled album in early ’98 to critical acclaim, and went on to contribute tracks to the internationally renowned “Cafe Del Mar”. Katalyst, he had his first solo release with a track on the internationally respected, “Dope on Plastic” compilation.

Katalyst has performed along side some of the biggest international acts to come to Australia, including The Roots, Jurassic 5, DJ Shadow, DJ Premier, Guru, The Black Eyed Peas, Mix Master Mike, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, and many more…


Check the calendar for event times on the outdoor Sugar Stage! 

Thanks Sugar Lounge!


The Flavour

Like most good band origin stories, and most jokes involving priests and Irishmen, it all began in a bar. A drummer sees something in a solo artist that piques his interest and magically – it all comes together. With Franti and Sublime hardwired into their brains, the group that would become The Flavour developed a uniquely Australian take on reggae and funk.

It’s simply what occurred when The Flavour started jamming. Perhaps it’s got something to do with their surroundings, these guys can’t help but sound like the Sydney beaches they were raised on. The sun worship, undulating waves and of course, the hard bodies and bruising parties are as much inspirations on The Flavour’s repertoire as the tunes on their playlists.


Check the calendar for event times on the outdoor Sugar Stage! 

Thanks Sugar Lounge!


Random Soul

Random Soul is the musical collaboration of Dj/Producers, Yogi and Husky. You can’t help but be captivated by their music, which oozes soul, jazz, and funk including the supreme vocal stylings of Yogi himself.

Their sound carries far beyond the shores of Australia as they continuously release music and remixes for dance floors across the globe.

Whatever the occasion, Random Soul will get your attention with their infamous groove and will at the very least, leave you tapping your feet.


Check the calendar for event times on the outdoor Sugar Stage! 

Thanks Sugar Lounge!


Kym Campbell

With a surfboard under one arm and a guitar under the other, Kym Campbell is making waves with the surf music culture of Australia and is about to break out into the wider community with her second release, Preview, produced by the renowned Michael Stangel. (Veronicas/Shannon Noll)

Often described as the female Jack Johnson, Kym writes and performs earthy, stripped back music which can best be described as roots, folk and reggae, peppered with acoustic guitar, ukulele, harmonica and a tight rhythm section.


Check the calendar for event times on the outdoor Sugar Stage! 

Thanks Sugar Lounge!


The Chronics

Formed in 2003 by brother’s Julian and Greg Townley the Chronics have carved out a faithful following on Sydney’s pub circuit with a sound that firmly reflects their roots on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Together the four-piece have melded some of the spirit of their influences with their own unique vigour and humour to create memorable music that never fails to get their audiences on the dance floor. The chugging bass and drum lines of the rhythm section underscore strong guitar melodies and the insightful lyrics of front-man Greg Townley who uses everyday experiences as the inspiration for his musings on relationships and life in general.


Check the calendar for event times on the outdoor Sugar Stage! 

Thanks Sugar Lounge!