The Cat Empire to headline 2018 Inland Sea of Sound festival

BATHURST’S iconic Wahluu-Mount Panorama is set to host to the two-day Inland Sea of Sound music and arts festival later this year with the event attracting over 110 musicians.

Being held from November 30 until December 1, the event boasts The Cat Empire, one of the world’s best festival bands, known for delivering highly energetic, spectacular live shows as its headline act along with rock-music-royalty and stalwart of the Australian music industry Deborah Conway.

Now in its eighth year, Inland Sea of Sound began with small concerts in private backyards and has evolved into an iconic celebration attracting thousands of music and art lovers. The festival brings together the best-established music acts from around the country.

Bathurst mayor Graeme Hanger said Bathurst is proud to help support the development of the Australian arts community through events like Inland Sea of Sound.

“The festival provides emerging local artists with a platform to showcase their work as well as the opportunity to perform alongside national talent. It also gives visitors a taste of contemporary Bathurst and the diverse range of experiences available in the area.”

Regional artists will adorn Wahluu-Mount Panorama with interactive art installations while local food producers and artisans from the region will bring a taste of Bathurst to the festival. Expect gourmet food trucks offering a wide variety of options created using fresh produce, which can be paired with a glass of wine or beer from Bathurst’s local wineries and brewery.

Stephen Champion, Inland Sea of Sound’s event curator, said he is thrilled to announce the line-up for Inland Sea of Sound which has become a signature event on Australia’s festival calendar.

“Inland Sea of Sound is the quintessential summer festival and fuses together music, art, culture and food into an extravaganza on areas of Wahluu-Mount Panorama usually inaccessible to the public, making it a truly unique experience for music and art aficionados alike.”

Early bird tickets are on sale from $46 for concession or $66 for an adult until August 31. To purchase tickets visit