Introducing Good Times, the new festival from the team behind Strawberry Fields
08.04.2021

Introducing Good Times, the new festival from the team behind Strawberry Fields

Words by Arielle Richards via Beat Magazine.

Bringing an old-time festival to the shores of Tocumwal.

There’s a new festival coming this winter. In June, Good Times Festival will transform the Riverina town of Tocumwal transformed into an old-timey carnival.

Set to perform in old buildings along the town’s main street are Josh Teskey and Ash Grunwald, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, BUMPY, Emma Donovan & The Putbacks and Benny Walker, among others.

Summary

  • Good Times Festival is coming to the town of Tocumwal over the winter solstice this year
  • The festival takes place on Friday June 18 and Saturday June 19
  • All events will be free or donation based and there will be tickets for return charter buses on offer

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Nestled on the banks of the mighty Murray River, the sleepy town of Tocumwal is well known to many, mostly as the home of Strawberry Fields festival.

Strawberry Fields has forged a lasting reputation over the years, with the festival’s efforts to draw in visitors from all over Australia providing a major boost for the local economy. Their next effort will see Tocumwal transformed into an arts and cultural hub over two nights in June, for the winter solstice.

Alongside the aforementioned acts, Good Times will also see the likes of Surprise Chef, Sagamore, Izy, Southbound Snake Charmers and Anna Scionti perform at locations across the town, including the Tocumwal Memorial Hall and the Terminus Hotel.

Pop up shows will bloom along Deniliquin Street, with artists such as Danika Smith, Pete Denahy, Matt Katsis, George Kamikawa, Heidi Moncrieff, Shane & Ellie and Mohamed Camara set to appear.

The family-focussed event will recreate an old-time town festival, with live music, workshops, food and the arts in full swing – a certified Good Time.

Good Times has been made possible as a result of the Australian government’s Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund initiative. All of the festival’s events will either be free or donation based, with any proceeds going to local community groups.

Good Times Festival takes place on Friday June 18 and Saturday June 19 in Tocumwal, NSW – head here for more details. This story was originally published in Beat Magazine.