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The Rubens behind new outdoor music festival in Camden

Members of the popular music band The Rubens grew up not too far from Camden in Menangle Park.

Macarthur residents have always backed the band, and now, to say thanks, the Rubens are organizing what could become the biggest music festival in outer South Western Sydney.

The outdoor music festival, called ValleyWays, will be held at Onslow Park in Camden, on Saturday, February 19 next year and feature The Rubens and some of the region’s most talented performers.

More than 5,000 people are expected to attend.

ValleyWays has been developed by the ARIA award-winning The Rubens in partnership with TEG’s Live Subsidiary, MJR Presents.

Details regarding the music festival, which will also receive strong financial support from the NSW Government, were released this morning.

The announcement included a Rubens statement.

“We are so thrilled to be putting on a big outdoor festival in the town we all grew up in,’’ the band said.

“Our community have been big supporters of the band over the last 10 years, and this is our way of giving back.

“ValleyWays will bring the best music to our own backyard, and we hope to do this for many years to come.’’

The Rubens will be joined by headliners Skegss, Middle Kids, Slowly Slowly plus a line-up of supporting artists including Stevan, Becca Hatch and Hollie Col to entertain a crowd of up to 5,000 attendees from 12pm through to 10pm.

The Rubens will headline a massive new music festival in Camden next year.

Member for Camden, Peter Sidgreaves said the event was very exciting news for Camden.

“This new event is sure to be a magnet for music lovers and will drive visitors to our local community,’’ he said.

“There is so much to see and do in our region and I know our businesses will very much enjoy the economic injection this new festival will create,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the festival would deliver a new cultural experience for the Camden community, enhance the region’s tourism offering and create local jobs.   

“ValleyWays is a boost to live music culture throughout Western Sydney and gives visitors another reason to add Camden to their calendar of places to visit this summer,” Mr Ayres said.  

“Our investment in this event for 2022 and 2023 supports our Covid-19 Road to Recovery program by assisting with event operational costs so that organisers can offer the most affordable tickets.

“It also aligns with the Visitor Economy Strategy 2030 and Western Sydney Visitor Economy Strategy to deliver new events to attract local and interstate visitors.  

“ValleyWays will bring some of our country’s most popular artists to Western Sydney and give the industry the opportunity to get back out and do what it does best – entertaining audiences and supporting the next generation of Aussie talent,” Mr Ayres said.  

Promoter presale tickets to ValleyWays will be available from November 22, with tickets for the public going live a day later.  

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