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Xavier Rudd To Perform New Music At Ryde The Sound Wave Festival

Xavier Rudd

As the countdown begins to the April 6th 2024 Ride the Sound Wave Festival, Australian roots legend and mutli-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd is gearing up to perform his new music on the beachside stage.

Rudd is headlining the Ride the Sound Wave line-up that also includes The Dreggs – who will also be performing new music, Emily Wurramara, Mama Kin Spender and Round Mountain Girls on April 6th at Town Beach Port Macquarie.

The recently released World Order Parts 1 & 2 – and will be shared live for the first time on the East Coast of Australia to Ride the Sound Wave festival goers.

Excited that Ride the Sound Wave is raising much needed funds for the Make A Difference charity Xavier said, “I am stoked to be part of this event on Birpai country Port Macquarie.  Great line up and location right on the beach, it’s set to be a deadly little celebration of good vibes and good intentions.  Every cent raised is going to the homeless and disadvantaged on the Mid North Coast, so this gig is extra special. Get along and support this people.”

Ride the Sound Wave Port Macquarie

Make A Difference (MAD) are a not-for-profit volunteer run charity, with funds raised from the Ride the Sound Wave festival ear marked to help a growing number of people hit by homelessness and the cost-of-living crisis on the Mid North Coast by providing free meals and other services.

Joining Rudd will be acoustic duo The Dreggs, rising star Emily Wurramara who will bring her own brand of cultural storytelling and mesmerizing voice to the event and the dynamic duo of Mama Kin Spender who along with Round Mountain Girls are set to deliver high energy performances.

“Tickets are really flying out now we’re on the countdown to the event.  It’s great that Xavier is feeling well again – we can’t wait to host him on our beachside stage.  He’s been so supportive of our event and the fundraising we’re doing for Make A Difference.  It’s awesome to work with someone who is not only an incredible performer, but is also intent on leaving the world better than he found it – whether that’s helping charities like ours or via his environmental causes.  It’s going to be an epic showcase of his new and old music on our stage, and with the beachside location it’s always a great vibe. 

There’s still tickets available, so we hope our local community as well as those who are travelling to Port Macquarie that weekend get behind us to support MAD.  Every single ticket sale makes a difference,” said Erin Denham, Director M.A.D & RTW Event Coordinator.

For the first time the Ride The Sound Wave event will also include a new children’s concert Ride The Sound Wave Kids - Pre-show entertainment for the mini-festival goers that will feature a separate line up of ARIA Award-winning children’s music group the Teeny Tiny Stevies and a range of fun kids’ activities including face painting, Pony rides and a jumping castle.

In addition to the music side of the festival, the hugely popular Ride the Wave surf and skate competitions will bring hundreds of competitors and their families to Port Macquarie.  The Ride the Wave Junior Pro Surf competition is run with Surfing NSW and offers groms 3,500 qualifying points for the WSL Junior State Finals, and a new schools-based competition has also been added to the surf line-up this year. 

Last year more than 4,000 people attended the surf and skate competitions – with these numbers set to rise this year.

Gates will open to Ride The Sound Wave Kids from 10.15am on Saturday April 6th with the Teeny Tiny Stevies on stage from 10:30am until 11:30am.

Gates will open for the main Xavier Rudd headlined Ride The Sound Wave concert at 2.00pm with tickets to this event $100 adult, $55 youth 15-17, $40 for 6 – 14 with 5 and under free.

The Ride The Wave surf competitions will run across five days from Tuesday, 2nd April to Saturday April 6th, 2024, with the skate competition on April 6th and a huge day of music at the Ride The Sound Wave Festival also on the 6th - market and food stalls will once again run alongside the events as well as a new combi meet up and surfboard swap.

Event information and ticket purchasing details follow:

What: Ride The Wave Festival – including the Ride the Sound Wave music event and surf and skate competitions

Where: Port Macquarie Town Beach Park, Alban Place

When: Ride the Wave Schools Surf Pro Tuesday – Wednesday

Ride the Wave Surf Pro Competition – Thursday – Saturday

Ride the Wave Skate Competition – Saturday 6th April

Ride the Sound Wave Kids - Pre-show entertainment for the mini-festival goers – Saturday 6th April – gates open 10.15am

Ride The Sound Wave – Saturday 6th April - gates open 2.00pm

More info & tickets: – tickets from Ticketebo.


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