Presented by The Ministry For Fun ( a not-for-profit collaboration by Coochiemudlo Island businesses) and Brisbane record label 4000 Records, Coochiemudlo Island Festival is a grassroots endeavour that aims to bring communities together and celebrate life. Taking place in the enchanting Mudlo Gardens on the picturesque shores of Coochiemudlo Island, a short ferry ride from Brisbane city, punters are invited to leave the concrete jungle and their everyday worries behind and enter a well-kept secret island paradise.
A slower-paced, whimsical world awaits with a stacked line-up of Queensland talent taking to the stage. Leading the bill is one of the Gold Coast’s favourite sons and the ultimate King of Chill – Bobby Alu. Serving up a slice of thumping soul, funk and reggae inspired hits are co-headliners Chocolate Strings, while the remarkable Karl S. Williams will be delivering his signature fusion of blues, roots, folk and Americana with a twist. Fellow locals Adele & The Chandeliers, Ruby Gilbert, The Holy Rollercoasters and local island band Red Belly Black are also aboard, along with Brisbane surfgaze quartet, The Double Happiness, whose song Coochiemudlo inspired the creation of the festival.