Get Ready for Some Jungle Lovin’

If you have been to this groovy boutique festival in Imbil, you will already be compiling your collection of tie-dye garments, feathers, dancing shoes and hallucinogens. For those who may be none the wiser, however, here is a handy list of what you’ve got to look forward to.

The music, man.

JL has done well this year, friends. You’ve got everything from psych-pop to ska to acoustic guitar twiddling, all set in the lush jungles of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. I’m keeping my eye (and ears) out for beneb, Twin Haus, Clea, The Francis Wolves, Sahara Beck, Yoste, Tijuana Cartel, Mid Ayr, and a host of others. For a full lineup, click here and start planning a super packed weekend.

The creative juices. 

If you’re the kind of person who wears rainbow paint on your nipples, you’ll fit right in at Jungle Love. If you’re not, it might become a regular practice post-festival. Keep an open mind and let your artsy self roam free; unlike at certain enormous festivals in the Byron Bay Parklands, there’s no judgment at Jungle Love. Your infantile artistic expressions will be celebrated by all, be it costume, dance style, or paintings at the various creative stations around the festival site.

The scenery. 

If you’re anything like me, you may have to make a conscious effort to actually leave the creek at some point to enjoy other, more festival-ly aspects of the festival. Nothing says summer festival more than floating down a cool, leafy waterway, subtly avoiding the naked old men. Hot tip: bring inflatables.

So pull your tent out of hibernation and start formulating horrendous plastic-bottle cocktails now. Jungle Love is nearly here, and it’s going to be a wild ride.

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