Event Details

Australia’s newest music festival ‘NEXT EXIT’ celebrates local talent and highlights regional towns in its debut year, coming to Mudgee Region this May!

Setting its sights on the road less travelled, NEXT EXIT Festival includes four new events taking place in regional locations across NSW (finishing in Mudgee) and offers live music from psych-rock outfit Ocean Alley, Spacey Jane (who recently became the highest-ranking Australian artist of the Hottest 100), Northern Beaches four-piece Dear Seattle, NSW local Merci, Mercy and sister duo CLEWS.

NEXT EXIT will place an emphasis on engaging local businesses to partake in the event, with a goal to drive economic activity, encourage regional tourism and highlight local tastemakers and artisans.

We pass so many ‘Next Exit’ signs on the highway and often drive past with only our destination in sight. Now it’s time to take that exit.

NEXT EXIT has been designed as a safe festival that can be delivered undercurrent restrictions with a fullm COVID19 plan in place, and will employ many people from the entertainment + events industry who have sat on the sidelines for too long.


Mudgee Showground, Corner of Nicholson + Douro Street, Mudgee.

This is an outdoor event. Gates open from 3PM, concluding at approx 9pm.

Line Up

Ocean Alley, Spacey Jane, Dear Seattle, Merci, Mercy, Clews


Available online via ticketek.

GENERAL ADMISSION: $89 + booking fees.

This is an 18+ event. Valid ID is required upon entry.

additional info

FOOD + BEVERAGE: Food + beverage outlets will be available on site – accepting both card + cash. Free is water available. ATM facilities not available at the event.

SAFETY: Take care of your mates, if you are drinking make sure you eat and drink plenty of water. If you have driven to the event make sure you have your legend/designated driver. When exiting please follow instructions of police and traffic management.

WHAT TO BRING: A valid event ticket + valid ID, cash + card, mobile phone with a full battery (no charging stations) weather appropriate clothing, good vibes.

Next Exit encourages the support of local caterers and suppliers available at the event. No chairs, eskies, alcohol, beverages (water can be refilled in a designated area inside the event) hampers, home-made, commercial or pre-packaged food is to brought to the venue. For a full list of prohibited items visit their website.

ACCESSIBILITY: Please note that whilst the event is as accessibly friendly as possible – the venue is a grassed amphitheatre and moving through some areas may be challenging in a wheel chair. We encourage all wheelchair patrons to bring a companion with them for assistance


NEXT EXIT Festival is operating as a COVID-Safe event and measures will be taken to ensure compliance with the latest requirements from NSW Health. This may mean last minute changes that are out of event organizer’s control. The safety of fans, artists and staff is top priority and Next Exit will continue to monitor advice from the local state Government regarding mass gatherings and follow guidance as necessary.

In the event of a cancellation, exchanges and refunds will be processed according to AU consumer law.


Next Exit Festival

Mudgee Showground, Corner Nicholson and Douro Street Mudgee


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