Ride The Wave Festival 2023 Archive


Now established as an annual event on Birpai Country in Port Macquarie Ride the Wave Festival held across five jam packed days raises funds to support local charity Make a Difference PMQ in advocating for the disadvantaged and marginalised members of the community.

In this way, all money raised goes back to the local community.

The hugely popular Ride the Wave festival will deliver a day of music, culture, and community at the Ride The Sound Wave event which sold-out in 2023, as well as three days of surf with a Ride the Wave Junior Pro Surf competition that is run in conjunction with Surfing NSW and sells out nearly as soon as entries are opened, and a Ride The Wave skate competition – all staged at the beautiful Town Beach site. 



For the first time the Ride The Sound Wave event will include a new children’s concert Ride The Sound Wave KidsPre-show entertainment for the mini-festival goers and a range of fun kids’ activities including face painting and a jumping castle.

Set on one of the most picturesque festival locations on the East Coast, tickets to the all-ages fundraising Ride The Sound Wave main event as well as Ride The Sound Wave Kids are on-sale soon.

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Bigger, better, be there!

In 2023 the festival included surf and skateboarding competitions with the flagship event within the festival Ride the Soundwave taking place at Town Beach Park, Alban Place on Saturday evening. As always, the “Barrel Room Bar” was pumping within the music festival precinct.

Whilst the music festival is a ticketed event, free access to market stalls and food vendors was made available to the general public in and around the skate park and Breakwall HQ cafe across the weekend and a family fun day  was held on the Sunday to enable the community to gather, socialise, listen to local live music, including Chris Rose and Band, Jackson James Duo, Nathan Lo Monaco, Battle of the Bands Finalists and celebrate the beauty of Town Beach free of charge!