Following on from a MASSIVE inaugural event last year, The Open Arms Festival is back for 2009.
Returning to the sunny mid‐north NSW coast town of Coffs Harbour and proudly
presented by triple j, Open Arms hits The Coffs Harbour Showgrounds Saturday 28th  November.
Spread across two stages, Open Arms showcases Australia’s biggest and best artists
together with a blend of raw young bands. From Rock, Indie and Hip Hop to Electronicathrough to Roots artists, DJ’s and local performers – it’s all inclusive.
An all ages licensed event with strong Environmental policies and recognised Indigenousties, The Open Arms Festival is the calendar highlight of November for East Coast NSW
music fans.

This years event will be headlined by the HILLTOP HOODS - The undisputed heavy weight champions of Australian Hip Hop.
With their massive new Album ‘State of the Art’ under their belt the boys from the
Adelaide Hills will be punching out track after track of the most straight down the line tunes in the business.

Joing the ‘Hoods on the mainstage is Perth based heavy rock outfit KARNIVOOL.
When the five‐piece emerged in April 2005 with an album called‘Themata’, two things were immediately obvious. One, here was a record that single‐handedly set anew benchmark for heavy rock in this country and others for years to come. And two, Karnivool were going to be big. Really big. Now with their new release ‘Sound Awake’ Karnivool are huge.

Other acts on the bill include indie favourites CHILDREN COLLIDE,  the guitar fuzz of CASSETTE KIDS,  electro rockers MM9,  punk inspire psych-rock of REGULAR JOHN,  and the Melbourne based progressive rock outfit JERRICO

More exciting acts will be announced shortly so stay tuned to the official event website at for more information and further line up announcements.

A very limited release of Earlybird tickets are on sale from Thursday 30th July for $65 + bf .
These are only available online.
These wont last long before the General Public tickets go on sale on Monday 7th September for $80 + bf so be quick!!

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