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

In the heart of Bellingen town, specifcally the car park adjoining both the Federal Hotel and Bellingen Brewery, is the site of River Sounds. Stellar food and beverage options are available, plus market stalls and ample amenities.

River Sounds... think Laneway meets Springloaded Festival on a boutique scale.


Dancing shoes and big smiles essential.



River Sounds is in the heart of Bellingen's town centre. 

The Festival site is the car park behind Federal Hotel and adjoining the Bellingen Brewery. 


The Festival is fully licenced and is restricted to 18+ patrons. ID will be required to purchase tickets and for the purchase of alcohol

on site.


There are 3 licenced bars on site, including the Coopers Beer Garden, Federal Hotel Back Bar & the Bellingen Brewery.  

An extensive array of tasty food stalls are available. 


Festival buses will run to and from Coffs Harbour, Urunga and Macksville. 

If you are driving we recommend parking and camping at the Bellingen Showground.


Need to know more? Our FAQ's should do the trick.

Frequently asked questions

How do I purchase a ticket?

Tickets will be released for sale on April 1, 2021 at 10am. You can buy tickets buy clicking on the 'BUY TICKETS' link from the River Sounds website.

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 18+ event?

Yes, River Sounds is an 18+ event.

When do Festival gates open and close on the day?

Festival opening times: Friday August 13, 2021: 5.00pm - 11.30pm Saturday August 14, 2021: 12.00pm - 11.30pm

What happens if it rains on the day?

River Sounds will go ahead rain, hail or snow. If rain is predicted the site will be covered with big top style tents

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



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