The Drop Festival is a national touring festival that follows the waves, celebrating the quintessential Australian road trip & following the Australian leg of the World Surf League Championship Tour & other associated major surfing events around our island nation. With this ethos, The Drop is a music festival dedicated to community, culture, local food and beverages and above all, a shared love of the ocean. Here are some simple details to help you come & enjoy the event. More detailed info can be found throughout our website.
Situated seven miles from Sydney’s CBD and seven miles from care (as the locals say) The laid-back costal town was voted Australia’s No. 1 Beach by Trip advisor in 2018. With an impressive selection of harbour and costal beach, well-known walking tracks, family friendly eateries and small bars/pubs for all.
Famous for Surfing, Manly is home to some of Australia’s top surfers such as Layne Beachley, Tom Carroll and the annual Sydney Surf Pro. Take the time to explore its secret laneways, you will be surprised to find a variety of small cafes (all locally owned) to take a quiet moment to relax. At night Manly comes alive, with its love for live music you can walk into any bar and find a live band playing.
Festival Venue: Keirle Park, Manly
Ball Park Music Hint at New MusicThe ultimate feel good band, Ball Park Music, give us reason to smile, hinting at new music dropping later this week.
Ball Park Music Hint at New Music
The Drop Festival Manly CancelledThe Drop Festival Manly cancelled by Northern Beaches Council
The Drop Festival Manly Cancelled
Wallaby Water is welcomed to The Drop FestivalIntroducing Australia’s most recycled and most recyclable packaged water alternative.
Wallaby Water is welcomed to The Drop Festival
Beers, brews and good times. 15 years of Gage RoadsBorn out of Freo and shared across the country, we celebrate 15 years of Gage Roads Brewing Co.
Beers, brews and good times. 15 years of Gage Roads
Interview: Talking festivals & photography with Miranda StokkelWe sat down to talk festivals and getting the shot with photographer Miranda Stokkel
Interview: Talking festivals & photography with Miranda Stokkel
Win a $1000 Quiksilver Voucher plus tickets to The Drop Festival!Enter now for your chance to win some awesome prizes thanks to Quiksilver Womens
Win a $1000 Quiksilver Voucher plus tickets to The Drop Festival!
Interview: Newcastle local act THE PITSAhead of their The Drop Festival debut, we caught up with The Pits to find out what to expect when they take to the stage in Newcastle.
Interview: Newcastle local act THE PITS
The Drop Festival Survival Guide – ManlyThe ultimate survival guide to make the most of your day at The Drop Festival Manly
The Drop Festival Survival Guide – Manly
DENNIS. joins The Drop Festival CoolangattaAussie singer/songwriter DENNIS. announced at the local act for The Drop Festival Coolangatta!
DENNIS. joins The Drop Festival Coolangatta
Talking Music, Surf and Career Highlights with Surfing Legend Wayne "Rabbit" BartholomewTalking surfing, career highlights and The Drop Festival with Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew
Talking Music, Surf and Career Highlights with Surfing Legend Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew
Boy & Bear Make Their Long Awaited ComebackBoy & Bear are back with a highly anticipated album and tour after a 4-year hiatus.
Boy & Bear Make Their Long Awaited Comeback
Ball Park Music To Play All 6 Locations at The Drop Festival 2020After a stellar performance in 2019, Ballpark Music are confirmed to play at all six Australian locations on The Drop Festival tour in 2020.
Ball Park Music To Play All 6 Locations at The Drop Festival 2020
Hello! Tomorrow - An eco friendly collection from Billabong WomensThe first ever eco friendly line from Billabong Womens featuring Lex Weinstein
Hello! Tomorrow - An eco friendly collection from Billabong Womens
Carrisa Moore takes out the title as WSL World Champion for 2019!Carissa Moore wins the 2019 World Surf League Championship in Honolua Bay.
Carrisa Moore takes out the title as WSL World Champion for 2019!