Perisher Peak Festival

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PERISHER is set for a huge opening weekend with snowfalls in May kickstarting the snow and the Peak Music Festival ready to amp up the entertainment.

To add an extra layer of excitement, Peak Music Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018 and everyone is invited to what is bound to be one big Perisher Peak Party.

Four days of music set across 10 venues with 35+ artists will have tunes rocking the slopes and playing the “Coolest Music in the Mountains”.

So, don’t only pack the skis and snowboards, get your Peak Festival 4 day pass and snow slide in the morning before sliding across the dancefloor in the evenings.

Starting on Friday night from 6pm, the Smiggs Hotel have six acts including Felicity Lawless, Allensworth and up and coming girl group Haiku Hands. The Sundeck has Taster Concerts with a plethora of artists and the Man from Snowy River Hotel start their weekend with four acts including Nomika and Electrik Lemonade.

Once the weekend hits the music is in full swing including big headline act Dan Sultan (pictured top) playing Saturday night at the Smiggs Hotel. Such is the demand that Saturday night only passes are sold out, however the best way to guarantee you don’t miss Dan Sultan is to buy the 4 Day Pass.

With over 70 separate gigs alone on the weekend, the festival is jam packed including The Con Artists, Balkan Elvis, Hussy Hicks, Sahara Beck, Cigany Weaver, The Water Runners, Hot Potato Band, Cool Out Sun, JUKes, Matt Glass and the Loose Cannons and CJ Shaw to name just a few.

The new Peak Festival App


The community stage in the Perisher Centre will have 30-minute sets from 11am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday plus there will be pop up buskers supported by the Cooma School of Music.

There is constant music playing and you just stroll to a new venue in Perisher Valley or take the free shuttle bus to Smiggins. Plus, for any travel to The Sundeck on the mountain, just call the number on your wristband.

To make it super easy to navigate your way to your favourite venue or artists, the Peak Festival will debut a brand new Peak App that will have the full program, venue information, artist details and when they play. The App will be released just before the event.

Access is easy from Jindabyne, with free buses from Jindabyne to Perisher and return with Snowy Mountains Shuttles or take the bus direct from Canberra.

You can stay on snow at Perisher and book festival accommodation packages via the website. There are many great deals including staying right in the heart of Perisher at The Marritz or Man from Snowy River Hotel.

You can find all details and accommodation plus purchase tickets at

Getting There

Canberra to Festival Bus $35 Each Way

Pickup Canberra Airport

Thursday 7 June departs 7pm

Friday 8 June departs 2.30pm

(Canberra Rail pickup TBC)

Festival to Canberra Return

Monday 11 June departs Smiggins 2pm

Tuesday 12 June departs Smiggins 10am


Free Bus from Jindabyne Town Centre

Friday 8 June – 5.30pm, 7pm

Saturday 9 June – Midday, 5.30pm, 7.00pm

Sunday 10 June – Midday, 5.30pm, 7.00pm

Smiggins to Jindabyne Return

Friday 8 June – 11pm, 12.45am

Saturday 9 June – 6.15pm, 9.30pm, 11pm, 12.45am

Sunday 10 June – 6.15pm, 9.30pm, 11pm, 12.45am

The Hot Potato Band.


Sahara Beck


Freddie Fly Fingaz

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