River Sounds is held on the traditional lands of the Gumbaynggirr people. We pay our respect to the Elders of these traditional lands – past, present and emerging - and, through them, to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

River Sounds is a 2 day music festival located in the eclectic village of Bellingen NSW. Comprising of a diverse line up of high profile, emerging and First Nation artists, plus an an extensive array of craft food and beverage offerings.​


Frequently asked questions

How do I purchase a ticket?

Tickets will be released for sale on May 24th, 2021 at 10am. Click on the 'BUY TICKETS' link from the River Sounds website to secure your tickets. River Sounds has limited capacity. Book early to avoid dissapointment. Our tickets are sold securly online through Humantix.

Will tickets be available at the gate on the day?

If you don't want to miss out on River Sounds, make sure you purchase your ticket online prior to the event.

Is River Sounds an all ages event?

Yes, River Sounds is an all ages event. Patrons under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult and are not permitted into the licenced bar area. Refer to our Youth Policy for further information.

When do Festival gates open and close on the day?

Festival opening times: Friday January 14, 2022: 2.00pm - 11.00pm Saturday January 15, 2022: 12.00pm - 11.00pm

What happens if it rains on the day?

River Sounds will go ahead rain, hail or snow. Several of our food and bar areas are undercover for patron comfort. If rain is likely be sure to dress appropriately and bring a rain jacket or poncho. Please note, umbrellas are not permitted.

Can I bring my own alcohol to the festival?

No. River Sounds is licensed to sell food & drinks and provides great, well-stocked bars. All bags are searched on arrival.

Does River Sounds have disabled access and facilities?

Yes, River Sounds is accessible for disabled patrons. There are some uneven surfaces and slopes in different areas, however all stages are accessible by wheelchair. Accessible toilet facilities are available on site.

Where can I stay in Bellingen?

Bellingen has accommodation to suit every budget. To learn about about everything Bello has to offer check out: I Love Bello Shire