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With a legendary lineup of Australian talent, featuring James Reyne, The Beautiful Girls, Kingswood, Dragon, Ash Grunwald, Sunny Coast Rude Boys & more, KickAss Festival have today announced the addition of another Australian mainstay, with iconic rock band The Choirboys joining the lineup. With 3 x ARIA Top 30 charting albums between 1983-1991, The Choirboys amassed a cult-like following of adoring fans, with 1987’s single ‘Run To Paradise’ a track reminisced by audiences of all ages, even today.

KickAss Festival is taking place in the stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland, at Kenilworth Showgrounds; returning strong for a 2023 edition after 2022’s success. Offering 2 days of live music, events, food & campaign across September 8th – 10th, the event is a multigenerational experience for anyone wanting to experience the great outdoors, immerse themselves in local culture, and connect with like-minded people over an array of some of Australia’s best talent. 

Headlined by the magnetic Australian icon James Reyne and his 8-piece band, an artist who is known to ignite stages worldwide. The unforgettable frontman of Australian Crawl, his accolades span ARIA awards and a coveted place in the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

“KickAss Music and Camping Festival!! This will be fun and not just because of the camping and the music or even the KICKASS, the fun is hanging with our mates backstage and you lot out the front. We’re itching to get to Kenilworth … it’ll be all about Rock, memories and laughs.” The Choirboys

We were devastated when we found out about GANGgajang having to pull out. But sometimes things are meant to be. Choirboys happened to be available, it fit our festival perfectly and now we have another iconic band playing at our festival. With a plethora of classic hits, we can’t wait to welcome Mark Gable and his band to Kenilworth in September”

Klaeton Sheehan, KickAss Festival

Alongside the announcement of The Choirboys, KickAss Festival have also announced an exclusive competition in partnership with Camplify, offering up 2 x VIP tickets to KickAss Festival, access to private lounges within the VIP section & bar, complimentary KickAss merch pack, and luxury/private toilets. The winner will also get 1 x Camplify Caravan delivered on-site as accommodation for the duration of KickAss Festival. The total value is over $1500+, open to anyone in Australia & entrants only need to submit online, to go into the running. 

 “At KickAss Music and Camping Festival, we’re beyond thrilled to join forces with Camplify, a true trailblazer in the world of outdoor adventure. This partnership is a blend of two reputable brands that share the same passion for creating unforgettable experiences. Having Camplify’s support elevates our event to new heights, adding to the excitement and ensuring that every moment spent at our festival is nothing short of epic”

Josh Allen, KickAss Festival

Camplify, Australia’s largest, most trusted van-sharing platform is helping festival goers find the perfect accommodation on wheels for the upcoming KickAss Camping festival, 8-9 September 2023.  Born out of a desire to make van life accessible to all, Camplify connects local van owners with travelers. With thousands of RVs available across the country, finding and booking the perfect motorhome or caravan for your KickAss festival experience is easy. 

Alastair McCausland, Camplify CMO explains: “Camplify loves supporting all things camping and outdoors, which is why we’re proud to partner with KickAss Events and welcome a great lineup of musical talent to Kenilworth Showgrounds in regional Queensland. Camping and music go hand in hand, and we believe that festival goers should make their experience that bit more comfortable by staying in a van. With plenty of choice, from budget to luxe, there’s a van for every type of music lover.” 

One of the most exciting aspects of the festival is the location itself. The Kenilworth Showgrounds is located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, surrounded by lush rainforests, pristine creeks, and the tranquil Mary River – a true oasis for camping enthusiasts. Premium & VIP tickets are now SOLD OUT, with day tickets selling quickly. 


James Reyne

The Beautiful Girls

The Choirboys



Ash Grunwald

Sunny Coast Rude Boys

Mason Rack

Fat Picnic


Lecia Louise

Jerome Williams

August River Band


KickAss returns to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland this 8-10 Sept, 2023. 

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Tickets for KickAss will be priced according to age-group and range from $75-$99 for a single day ticket and $75-$139 for a 2-day festival pass. Limited tickets left, available HERE.

In 2023, KickAss is excited to extend its accommodation options, HERE.

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