Be prepared for a culinary experience again at this year’s CMF as we take festival food to the next level!
Take a food journey over the four days of Sun, Surf & Soul & visit each of the fabulous vendor locations on offer throughout the festival site.
From Soul Food to Sunshine Boulevard and down to Beachside Court each food precinct offers delicious treats, yummy eats made from fresh & local produce.
Located above the Soul Stage (main amphitheatre of the festival), The SOUL FOOD zone will be dedicated to Food Stalls offering Soul Food inspired menus.
So what is Soul Food? Think Americana, Jazz and Blues Bars. Think food that is good for the Soul, home cooking like Grandma used to make. The Soul Food movement originates from the Southern United States and features home-style basics like fried chicken, corn on the cob, pork ribs, and pecan pie. We are keen to feature some Australian soul food inspired options as well.
Located near the Sun Stage and the Funky Forest (children’s area), Sunshine Boulevard has a family friendly feel about it and will potentially feature both Market and Food Stalls.
Think coffees, desserts, healthy fresh options, juice bars, and classics like pulled pork rolls, ice cream and crowd favourites like hot chips!
Located in the Surf Stage precinct of the Festival, Zone Four will pay homage to surf culture on the Sunshine Coast. Up to 10 Food Truck sites are available within this zone.
Beachside Court will feature on-trend, unique Food Trucks and Caravans that have a surf/beach look and feel to trade in this zone. Think weathered wood, surf boards, old kombis, retro beach colours, serving fresh and healthy options, classic fish and chips, fresh seafood, smoothies and juice bars just to name a few.
Pop Up Restaurants
Sit back and relax in one of our groovy pop up restaurants where you can dine alfresco festival style!
In 2017 the Caloundra Music Festival is celebrating it’s 11th year of Sun, Surf & Soul. Building on the new approach to vending at the 2016 Festival. This year a number the feature Vendor Zones will be further developed and with an increased focus on how vendors are presented, to enhance the overall offering and appeal of the Caloundra Music Festival.
Each zone will have different appeal, both in aesthetics and taste and those attending the Festival will experience pop up restaurants, and a variety of Vendors will be selected on the basis of how they meet the supplied brief for each zone. Vendors will also be chosen to complement each other within each zone. Competition will be minimised where possible.
Visual appearance will be highly considered in the Vendor selection process and the zone briefs clearly outline what look we are aiming to achiever within each zone, in 2017 there will be increased consideration to Vendors operating out of Food Trucks/Caravans/Trailers due to a variety of favourable factors.
Please make a note in your application if you can provide an attractive seating area as an extension of your vending site. Include photos of any seating and/or shade structures. If you are successful in your application the festival may grant you extra space for this addition at no extra cost.
While preference will be given to Sunshine Coast locally operated businesses or Vendors who use local produce, ultimately the selection of vendors is at the sole discretion of the Event Organiser.
Vendors will be trading within the Caloundra Music Festival ticketed area. There are three main Vendor Zones and a limited number of premium Vendor locations within the festival that you can apply for. Please read the brief of each zone before deciding which one is most suitable. Vendors may nominate their preferred location however you cannot request a specific vending site within a zone, and allocations will be made at the sole discretion of the Event Organiser.
Approved Vendors may request an onsite meeting with the Event Organiser to view their vending site for the purposes of planning their stall set up, however the Event Organiser is not obliged to modify the location of a Vendors site to suit a Vendors preference.
Vendors are only permitted to set up and trade from their designated vending site.
Approximate trading hours will differ for each Vendor locations.
The general festival trading hours are:
Friday 30 September 12:00pm – 10:15pm
Saturday 1 October 12:00pm – 10:15pm
Sunday 2 October 12:00pm – 10.15pm
Monday 3 October 12.00pm – 9:30pm
Caloundra Music Festival is moving towards a CASH FREE site. There will still be cashout facilities onsite for attendees however this may not be close the the vending locations. We are encouraging all Vendors to offer EFTPOS as a payment option.
All of our bars, merchandise and customer service outlets will offer EFTPOS.
The location of the cashout facility will not be confirmed until closer to the event and it may not be in close proximity to all vendors.
CMF are looking to introducing Market Stalls in 2016. Watch this space for more info!
Vendor Zone Map
The Foodie Map will show you were all the delicious food lives, where you can find gluten free, dairy free, nut free options and the like!