Perch Creek Band at Wintermoon 2016.Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Times
Perch Creek Band at Wintermoon 2016.Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Times Peter Carruthers

Wintermoon Festival turns on a show for 20th year

THE 20th annual Wintermoon Festival has attracted a large crowd this year, with camping faciltities completely sold out.

Starting on Friday and stretching until tomorrow, the event's diverse crowd ranged from young families, to grey nomads, teenagers and everyone in between.

Featuring live performances, workshops, market stalls and food and drink, the atmospheric Mount Charlton festival has hosted dozens of artists, including many up-and-coming singer-songwriters.

St Helen's Creek has been a popular attraction, with families escaping the humidity for a refreshing dip.

Heavy rain turned much of the festival and its campgrounds into a mudbath during the weekend, but by today the ground had largely dried out and the heat kicked up a notch.

Various attendees, artists and stallholders told the Whitsunday Times  it was one of the best Wintermoon's they'd attended.


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