There is no more fitting a headliner for Here Comes The Sun 2024 than Australia’s beloved psychedelic-surf-rockers, Ocean Alley. For the last decade they have sold out shows across Australia, North America, Europe, UK, and New Zealand – headlining to over 75,000 people globally in 2023 alone – including spots at Splendour In The Grass, Reading & Leeds (UK), and BottleRock (USA). The winner of 2018's Hottest 100 for their anthem 'Confidence' (now certified quadruple-platinum!), Ocean Alley released their epic fourth album 'Low Altitude Living' last year – captivating audiences with their psychedelic beauty. Citing their love for the ocean as their biggest inspiration, could there be a more apt musical accompaniment to Australia's best surfing competitions? We think not!
Melancholic masters Ball Park Music are one of Australia's most successful acts – producing six incredible albums in nine years (five of which debuted in the ARIA Top 10). Festival veterans, the beloved Brisbane five-piece have made sold-out appearances at Summer Sounds and Neck Of The Woods (to name but two) as well as recently joining icon Paul Kelly's Making Gravy concert series.
BALL PARK MUSIC
When Ruby Fields' aptly-titled debut album 'Been Doin' It For A Bit' debuted at #1 on the ARIA Charts, it confirmed that Australia absolutely loves the silky-voiced singer-songwriter. Shortly after, the world followed suit. One of the most talented and emotionally-moving artists in the country, Ruby Fields switches from a haunting solo delivery to a cyclonic full-band attack in the blink of an eye.
The image of Jack Botts surfing at sunset is one of the most perfect depictions of his aura as a human. His debut album 'Sucker For Sunsets' is a genre-bending masterpiece that delves deep into his soul – displaying personal lyrics that run the gamut from pain to elation. Laid-back and blissfully breezy, his music is summer incarnate; filled with the highs, lows and inbetweens of real life.
WA's five-piece indie/reggae band South Summit are the perfect soundtrack to summer on the coast. Melding the diverse sounds of Aboriginal, Māori and Western culture; South Summit have taken off since forming during lockdown – surpassing over two million streams, earning a nomination for Triple J Unearthed ‘Artist Of The Year’, and impressing crowds at Groovin The Moo, Falls, and Rolling Sets.
Clews are one of the most exciting new artists in Australia – fronted by the sibling power of Lily and Grace Richardson, whose love for '90s anthems shows in their incredible songwriting and lush dual vocals. Amassing fans all over the globe, Clews are well on their way to becoming a festival staple – wielding grungey melodic power that sits somewhere between PJ Harvey and Warpaint.
Here Comes The Sun Torquay Edition is located at Torquay Common, on the corner of
Bell Street and Geelong Rd, Torquay. It’s a 5 minute walk from the main Torquay shops.
We will have buses running from South Geelong Station.
Get your bus tickets here
Thinking of driving? We have limited parking available;
• Surf Beach Drive, left off Bell St, just before the venue about a 10 minute walk to the concert site.
Parking tickets are available at each site, managed and collected by the Torquay Surf Club.
We are also setting up a "Park and Ride" option and will have details soon.
WHAT TIME DOES THE MAGIC START?
Gates open at 1pm with the first act kicking off at 2:30pm.
We'll be all done by 10pm so you can be snuggled up in bed by midnight (not guaranteed).
We'll be releasing the specific artist times a little closer to the show.
Torquay Common is a historic public area on the beach front.
There is a little shade, so it's always best to bring a hat and dress appropriately.
We provide FOOD VANS that cater for most known dietary requirements, TOILETS, a fully stocked BAR.
There is a MERCHANDISE tent, first aid, and FREE DRINKING WATER, so best to bring a little scratch and an empty water bottle for refilling.
HCTS Torquay is an all-ages licensed event - that means children can attend with a Youth Ticket. All Youth ticket holders must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over 25 years of age.
It is essential that you bring your photo ID, be it. a passport or current Australian Drivers License.
See the Conditions of Entry for full details
HCTS will be an accessible friendly event as much as we can possibly make it. Disabled toilets are available around the site. We suggest that you are accompanied by a friend as with all major events navigating through the crowds can be difficult and we recommend that you stay clear of the mosh pits.
We know some people have a need for a full time carer. HCTS will allow a valid ticket holder one free entry ticket for their legitimate carer. Please e-mail email@example.com with your Carer and current Carers Card or written proof of your Carer status as a Carer and we will issue you one free ticket.