A NEW KIND OF CARAVAN & RV EXPERIENCE
Get ready for an unforgettable weekend at VAN JAM, the ultimate music festival and caravanning / RV experience! Join us as we celebrate the very best of Australian rock music – showcasing some of the country’s top artists and emerging talents! PLUS, an OFF ROAD OFF GRID EXPO, showcasing the latest off grid technology, and exciting array of hands-on demos and workshops!
Click here to book your minis into our childminding service with Corporate Kidz
THE VAN JAM 2023 MAJOR PRIZE
Introducing the Simpson X, by Austrack Campers, a camper that will ignite your adventurous spirit. Winner of the prestigious Camper Trailer of the Year.
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Got some specific ticketing queries? Get in touch with Oztix here.
Yes! The whole family is welcome. Make sure the kids check out the kids activities area: miniVAN, with daily games and activities for all age groups. We even have a special act on the line-up that your little ones are sure to love! Watch this space for more details!
Please note that under 18 tickets must be purchased in conjunction with an adult ticket.
As much as we love all the furry friends, pets are unfortunately not allowed at VAN JAM 2023.
Yes, tickets for 5-17 year olds must be purchased with an Adult Ticket. Children under 4 enter FREE.
Please note that children under the age of 18 must be accompanied in the Campsite and Festival grounds by a responsible adult, parent or guardian at all times.
Once you have selected your 2 Day Festival Pass or VIP Pass, you can move on to the Campsite and Camping Passes (you cannot purchase a Campsite on a 1 Day Festival Pass).
Each large site will camp 1-8 people, and each small site will camp 1-6 people. If you are staying in a group of 4, you might purchase 1x small site (powered or unpowered). The ticketing process will prompt you to select the number of camping passes you require for your site (in this scenario, selecting 4).
Entrance to the Campsites will be from 7am Thursday 21st September.
You may exit and enter the Festival and Campsite, provided you keep your Wristband on at all times to gain entry back in. Please note that all cars parked in the Campsite must remain parked until the Festival has ended.
Day Ticket Holders:
Same day exit and re-entry will only be available in extenuating circumstances.
Our Campsites will have shower blocks, toilets, and accessible versions of the same.
Yes, there will be a water tank in the Campsite, suitable for drinking. Please note that each individual site will not have its own water supply
We are happy for you to use your gas cookers in the Campsite area only. Please use common sense and caution when operating these for the safety of other campers, yourselves, and the environment. If there is a high fire risk at the time of the Festival, then we will update you as soon as possible on the permission of gas cookers.
We have powered and unpowered sites available, you can select either at ticket purchase.
Yes, you may bring a generator.
Please note that these must be switched off between 12am and 6am.
No, our campsites are not pre-allocated but are grouped by category to use the area as efficiently as possible (extra small unpowered, small unpowered, small powered, large unpowered and large powered)
However, you can do the following ensure that you will end up next to your friends/family:
No, for the safety of our staff and other attendees, you will not be able to move your vehicle once it is parked in its allocated site until the end of the Festival. If you do wish to use your car during the Festival, you can drop off your belongings to the Campsite and then move the car directly to the dedicated overflow parking area.
Yes, there will be a platform at the main stage for accessible viewing and will be marked out on the Festival Map.
Yes, please refer to the Festival Map to locate these.
Yes, this will be sign posted on entry to the Carpark and on located the Festival Map.
Is there something else you’d like to know?
Please submit your query to us HERE and we’ll get back to you via email as soon as possible.
Send us an email HERE and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
Day parking will be clearly sign posted upon entry and is marked out on the Festival Map.
We will be prioritising local youth groups for our volunteer team at VAN JAM. However, we will be needing some extra hands on deck so we’d love to know how you’d like to contribute!
Click HERE to be taken to our Volunteer Application.
Yes, there will be a First Aid area – please refer to the Festival Map.
In the event of an emergency, please make your way to one of the emergency exits and follow the directions from Festival Staff.
Yes – prams are permitted into the Festival and Camp Site.
We recommend that any small children attending the Festival wear appropriate ear protection.
There will be allocated smoking areas on the Festival grounds, which you can find on the Festival Map
VAN JAM will be going ahead of rain, hail or shine!
We just ask that you do not bring umbrellas of any kind into the Main Stage area.
The Information Desk will be marked on the Festival Map and will be where lost and found will be kept.
Any items not collected by the end of the Festival will be kept for 1 week. Any valuable items will be handed over to the Police and non-valuable items (like clothing items) will be donated to a local charity where possible.
The Information Desk will be marked on the Festival Map and be easily found on the Festival grounds. Feel free to head over to our friendly team for any questions you might have throughout the day.
8 Ball Aitken has toured the world for more than a decade performing his swampy-blues-rock across twenty countries to date. He’s earned a loyal fanbase from his live shows and internet videos, while paying his dues as a singer, songwriter, slide-guitarist, and producer.
8 Ball moved to Nashville, Tennessee, USA in 2012 and worked for nine years with many of the best in the blues business today. He won second place in the 2021 International New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival hosted by blues woman Samantha Fish.
8 Ball is back with a brand-new blues rock album ‘ICE CREAM MAN 2’. The first single ‘WADING THROUGH MUDDY WATER’ hit #1 on the AMRAP METRO Charts for two weeks in February 2023. This new 12-song recording was mostly completed in Nashville right before he re-located back to Australia. It’s a highly anticipated follow up to the first ‘ICE CREAM MAN’ album that hit #1 on the Australian Blues & Roots Charts in March 2021.
The musicians on ‘ICE CREAM MAN 2’ include Grammy winning drummer/producer Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy), saxophone legend Buddy Leach (George Thorogood & The Destroyers), Sydney soul singer Taya Chani and 8 Ball’s younger brother Dillion James Aitken on Hammond organ and piano. 8 Ball’s girlfriend Jessy Lynch also sang backup vocals.
In the pantheon of great Australian country artists, the name Adam Brand sits high on the leader board. One of Australia’s most commercially successful and popular recording artists, Adam Brand’s career statistics are staggering.
Over two decades Brand has sold more than 600,000 albums, won 12 Golden Guitars, and has been nominated for six ARIA Awards. He has achieved eight Top 10 ARIA albums. Over sixteen studio records, he has earned three platinum and five gold albums and eight CMC Oz Artist of the Year Awards. He has had in excess of twenty #1 singles on the country chart, including his current hit ‘All Or Nothing’. A massive concert draw he has played to millions of Australians and is one of this country’s top draw cards whether it’s solo or headlining a festival.
Career highlights included an American record deal with Arista Records, touring with Taylor Swift, winning Dancing with the Stars, the success of Adam Brand and the Outlaws and much more.
Here is Adam Brand in 2022. A family man not afraid to look in the mirror and write about what he holds dear. It’s been a helluva ride so far and there’s more to come. New chapters are being written, and in 2022 with the release of “All Or Nothing” … possibly the defining album of his career … the Adam Brand story is still going strong.
Daryl first found fame as lead singer of Sherbet, a band synonymous with the 70’s and their accomplishments during their long career were many. Between 1971 – 1978 Sherbet produced 20 national top 40 singles and were the first Australian band to top the $1million mark in album sales in this country, with a total of 15 albums and 30 singles to their credit, with songs like ‘Summer Love’ becoming the highest selling single of 1975 and ‘Howzat’ not only a hit in Australia, but also in England & America. During this period he won the Australian King of Pop award 3 times.
In November 1988 Daryl released the phenomenally successful album ‘Edge’ which spent well over a year in the national Aria chart, peaking at #1 for several weeks. In 1989 it became the highest selling CD in Sony Music Australia’s history, spawning 5 hit singles including ‘One Summer’, written by Daryl which went on to achieve gold status.
In November 1990 Daryl released his follow up album ‘Rise’, Daryl again proved that he had what it takes to make an album work and both the critics and public agreed. Rise boasted a further 5 hit singles. The most popular was undoubtedly “The Horses’, holding the #1 position on the national charts over 3 consecutive weeks. The unexpected success of this single led to being voted “Australian Song of the year’ at the 1991 Australian Music Awards.
Live the formative and flowing years of Australian Music with Daryl Braithwaite who is known for teen hysteria, international breakouts, multi platinum albums, extraordinary collaborations, performing at the sweatiest dives and some of the worlds most famous stadiums.
Daryl Braithwaite remains an integral part of the evolution and development of Australian popular music and a must see live on stage.
While successfully straddling the line between commercial success and managing to keep their Alternative Music roots secure, over their career, Eskimo Joe have racked up a long list of impressive accomplishments.
With 6 studio albums under their belts and sales in excess of 750,000, in Australia alone, the band has seen 3 of those albums debut at number 1 on the ARIA charts, with juggernaut “Black Fingernails, Red Wine” shining for a monster 62 weeks in the ARIA Chart Top 50 and “Foreign Land”, from their fourth album ‘Inshalla’, bringing home 2 APRA Awards, for Most Played Rock Song on Australian radio and Best Rock Song of 2010.
Eskimo Joe have enjoyed 35 ARIA nominations in their career thus far – a number only surpassed by Silverchair, Powderfinger, Kylie Minogue and John Farnham. They have brought home 3 International Song-writing Awards, 11 WAMi Awards and 8 ARIAs and 11 of their compositions have featured in Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown, with ‘Black Fingernails, Red Wine’ landing 2nd place.
The stage however, is where Eskimo Joe shine and the band have performed at many significant events including: Sound Relief, Live Earth, Make Poverty History, the ARIA Awards, the APRA Awards, Big Day Out, Homebake, Laneway Festival, Falls Festival, Southbound, Splendour In The Grass, Triple J’s One Night Stand, The Australian Open, AFL and Sundance Film Festival in Utah, USA, on the same stage as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Along with a significant number of tours within Australia, the band have had their music released to great acclaim from fans and critics alike, in the United States, Canada,Europe and Korea with large festivals and sold out tours to boot… They were also the number one ticket holders for the Fremantle Football Club for two years running!
Eskimo Joe continue to captivate their large and devout fan base by pursuing new horizons and embarking on new challenges. The band began celebrations for their 21st birthday in 2018 by embarking on a national tour featuring The Sydney, Tasmanian, West Australian and Camerata – (Queensland’s Chamber) Orchestras and more recently provided a packed Optus Stadium in Perth with the pre-game entertainment before the NRL State Of Origin, plus a very special show at Freo. Social where they played Black Fingernails, Red Wine in it’s entirety. With a national tour in support of the legendary Jimmy Barnes and a reunion show with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Kings Park at the end of 2019, along with the back catalogue vinyl re-releases (Girl, Ghosts Of The Past, Inshalla and Black Fingernails Red Wine & A Song Is A City re-releases available now) the anniversary was a great success. 2021 brought a spectacular performance at the AFL Grand Final at Optus Stadium, WA.
Eskimo Joe released ‘Say Something’, their first new single since 2013, globally to critical acclaim on June 26th 2020, Say Something reached number 1 most played on Triple M and 11th most played song on Australian Airplay charts, and won 2nd place in the rock category of the International Songwriting competition. Streaming now on all good platforms.
“Their new single sees them refreshed and more powerful than ever, with frontman Kavyen Temperley describing the song as “a call to act with humanity, without prejudice or violence towards each other or the planet”
– Rolling Stone.
ARIA and 8x Golden Guitar winner Fanny Lumsden has just announced her new album HEY DAWN will be out August 4th this year set to follow the highly acclaimed and accoladed album Fallow, which was released on Cooking Vinyl Australia/Red Dirt Road Records, in 2020. It debuted at #10 on the all-genre ARIA charts, going to #1 on the Country ARIA charts for two consecutive weeks, took out Best Country Album at the 2020 ARIA Awards, and swept the field taking home five CMAA Golden Guitar Awards including Album of the year, Female Artist of the Year, Single of the Year (Fierce), Video clip of the Year and Alt Country Album of the Year.
Fallow was shortlisted for the prestigious Australian Music Prize top 9 albums of 2020 with the Fallow & Variations album also making the longlist. Fallow also took out the Country Album of the Year at the AIR awards, plus scoring an Album of the year nomination, and topped it off with an APRA award nomination for one of the top 5 most played country songs for 2021 for Dig.
Fanny has appeared on Rockwiz, Play School Showtime, ABC’s The Set with You Am I, and was one of 12 Aussies in Global Music Match. She is a Support Act Advocate, a Volunteer firefighter, she wrote and produced a documentary telling the story of Fallow through the summer of bushfires. Fanny was also named 2021 Albury Local Woman of the Year for the Hume Shire for her work with regional communities, was the Country Ambassador for Bigsound Country in 2022 and is a leader within the CMAA community.
Along with her husband Dan Stanley Freeman she runs her own Record Label and Production company – Red Dirt Road and hugely successful touring brand – The Country Halls Tour, which has sold out over 200+ halls all over Australia.
An artist who is dedicated to playing live and connecting with audiences, Fanny has toured with the likes of Paul Kelly, Kasey Chambers and more headlined multiple sold-out theatre tours, played Americana Fest in Nashville, and successfully undertaken 8 Country Halls tours and will be appearing at Glastonbury on Avalon Stage in June.
In her own lane, Fanny is changing up how things are done.
This year Frente celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their era-defining record ‘Marvin the Album’ with a very special vinyl and digital re-release. From the beer soaked carpet of the Punters Club in Fitzroy to massive stages the world over, Frente have won hearts and taken no prisoners with singles such as ‘Ordinary Angels’, ‘Labour of Love’ and their acoustic take on New Order’s ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’.
From rock to blues to county and soul, Lecia Louise embraces her musical diversity with accomplished virtuosity, not only as a guitarist but also as a multi-instrumentalist and singer. Lecia’s musical journey has taken her on tours to Hong Kong, The USA, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Italy, The Netherlands, The UK, New Zealand, Singapore and across the length and breadth of her home, Australia.
As a result of her single release “My Everything” and it’s storming run to Number 1 on the Triple J Unearthed Charts across ALL genres, she has continued to mesmerise audiences in her sell out shows.
“Clean, elegant, tasty playing!!! I watched 3 times!!! Shred on!!!!!” – Nita Strauss, Alice Cooper’s guitarist.
Having performed at many festivals such as Blues on Broadbeach, Tamworth, Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford’s Dreaming Festival, Mullumbimby festival, Sunshine Rock and Blues Festival, Airlie Beach Music Festival, The Deni Ute Muster and more, Lecia has also enjoyed passing on her knowledge through workshops and music lessons and was selected as a tutor and key performer at the Adelaide International Guitar Festival in 2022.
Lecia has shared the bill with some of the greats, such as James Morrison, The Black Sorrows, Thirsty Merc, Jon Stevens, Grinspoon, The Baby Animals, Killing Heidi, Phil Emmanuel, Daryl Braithwaite and many more.
“Seriously cool guitarist as well as fantastic singer. Watch this space.” – Malcolm Foster, bassist for The Pretender and Simple Minds.
THE rock ‘n’ roll road to stardom is a dangerous road indeed, littered with unsuccessful starry eyed hopefuls, wannabes, one hit wonders and jaded “if onlys”.
While many bands self-implode before they even leave the garage, victims of classic clashing egos and personalities, few “make it”.
One who did and are still packing houses is Australian iconic band The Radiators, who in 2018 celebrated 40 years together since their very first show.
The Radiators have carved a niche in the archives of Australian rock history and shared the stage with great Aussie acts such as AC/DC, Rose Tattoo and INXS, with over 4000 shows to their credit.
They have played their music to millions of people in Australia, recorded over 100 original songs, with two albums being awarded Platinum status, two achieving Gold and sales of over one million units.
The Radiators still tour extensively playing an average of 100 shows per year and the band’s fans young and old, still flock to grab a slice of living Aussie rock history and dance the night away to the great catchy songs and classic hits that make The Radiators an iconic name in Australian rock music.
Aria Hall of Fame inductee, #1 selling Platinum artist, King of Pop, Australian Icon!
A few phrases commonly used when describing Aussie legend Russell Morris. Shooting to fame in the middle 60’s with “Somebody’s Image“, Russell had a string of hits including Hush and the Bob Dylan classic Baby Blue.
In 1969 he and producer Molly Meldrum released “The Real Thing”, Australia’s only true psychedelic #1 hit and a song that is played regularly on commercial radio to this day.
Following that, Russell penned breakthrough hits such as:
• Sweet Sweet Love
• Wings of an Eagle
• Part 3 into Paper Walls
• The Girl
• That I Love and many many more…
In 2012 Russell released the Sharkmouth Album a collection of tunes written about Australian historical characters. Sharkmouth reached #1 position on the iTunes Blues Charts & #1 on the Australian Blues Radio Charts, Russell won the 2013 ARIA award for Best Blues n Roots album for Sharkmouth.
Upon its release Van Diemen’s land debut at #4 on the National Aria Charts. Van Diemen’s Land was nominated for Best Blues n Roots album in the 2014 ARIA awards.
Winner of the 2022 Blues’n’Roots QMusic award, Sue Ray is often compared to artists like Bonnie Raitt, Chris Stapleton and Lucinda Williams, with her own authentic country/blues and roots sound, her inimitable smoky rich voice, and charismatic performances.
A First Nations artist, Sue criss-crosses genres appealing to a wide demographic of fans.
A crowd favourite at events, Sue delivers the full package. Wielding her harmonica with reckless abandon, her set seamlessly moves from catchy foot stomping tunes through to delicate heartbreaking tear jerkers.
Sue loves to get an audience up dancing with her banter and crowd participation often a highlight of her shows.
Sue has been recognised with three QMusic awards, and multiple nominations including Best Country Album at the AIR Independent Music awards, Female Artist of the year at the 2012 QMusic awards and Most Promising New Talent at the Deadly Awards.
• Gympie Muster
• Groundwater Country Music Festival
• Americana Music Festival, Nashville
• Woodford Folk Festival
• Small Halls Tour QLD
• Blue Mountains Blues & Roots Festival
The band’s song ‘In The Summertime’ has just been signed on again for Series 17(!) of hit TV show ‘Bondi Rescue’.
Lead Singer Rai Thistlethwayte riffs excitedly about the upcoming 20 Good Years Tour:
‘We really feel so humbled by our fans’ support over the past two decades, and it’s because of each and every one of you that we can continue to do what we love to do. We can tell you, there is so much energy in the tank in this band, 20 is one of those milestones that many groups only dream of being able to get to. Because of that, we’re gonna be at full throttle on this tour coming up. We want everyone at all of the live shows to feel the 20 Good Years vibe!’
Vixens of Fall, an Australian trio of singing sisters, hail from Far North of Queensland and ooze country cred. Now based in Brisbane, Vixens of Fall have appeared at the 50th Anniversary Tamworth Country Music Festival in April 2022, where they performed in the Opening Concert on Main Stage in front of thousands of fans. In August 2022 they had three spectacular shows at the Gympie Music Muster including a packed out Crow Bar.
In January 2023 at the Tamworth Country Music Festival they were named Australia’s Most Popular Independent Country Band for the second time. They have been touted by many Country Music industry insiders as the freshest, most exciting act to hit the Country Scene in many years.
They have released five singles in the last 18 months and all have charted in the top 10 on country Radio Charts and a couple went to # 1 on iTunes country charts. On May 27th their debut album opened at #1 on the iTunes Country chart and #11 on the all Genres Chart and has had over 1,000,000 streams. These girls are on the rise and Australia couldn’t be prouder.
“The hottest live act I have seen in four years” “These girls are destined for greater things.“
“Look out for them folks, they are so good. so great, so full of energy. Three sista’s doin it for themselves.”
“They are energetic, fun loving gorgeous humans with music that reflects who they really are. Unexpected and sassy with attitude to burn and kind hearts bigger than the ocean.”
– Gina Jeffreys.