Second annual Jamberoo Music Festival deemed a success

The Jamberoo Music Festival has built on a successful first year, with music fans flocking to the valley for the second annual event on Saturday.

The weather gods were kind, as the event drew healthy crowds for a day of music, dance, busking, markets, yoga, line dancing and more.

Now in its second year, the boutique music festival featured Illawarra performers, and musicians from throughout Australia.

Organiser Kane Dennelly said the demand was so high it sold out beforehand, with 700 people attending the live performances.

Dear Violet performing at the Jamberoo Music Festival on Saturday. Picture: Anna Warr

Dear Violet performing at the Jamberoo Music Festival on Saturday. Picture: Anna Warr

Around 2500 turned out for the market stalls and other free activities in the town.

Mr Dennelly said it was presently a volunteer-run event organised by himself and Erica Warren.

But eventually they would like to make it more professional.

"We are definitely doing it again next year," Mr Dennelly said.

"We have already locked in the 18th of July as the date. It gives the village a voice and brings a vibe to the town."

The festival took place across four main, intimate music venues: Club Jamberoo (Jamberoo Bowling Club); Jamberoo School of Arts Hall; Jamberoo Youth Hall and Jamberoo Uniting Church.

Performers included Little Quirks, Grizzlee Train, Dear Violet, Gabadoo and The Ruby Tuesdays.

Allowrie Street was filled with activities, including the Market Place with food stalls at Reid Park from 10am; a busking competition and kids' interactive play area.

There was also an Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony and a Silent Disco.

Attendees could also experience making resin jewellery, immerse themselves in a ukulele workshop and even get their boots on, with a workshop from award-winning international line dancer, Kiama-born Simon Ward.