We all long for a fun weekend getaway with our friends, the problem is that you can’t really relax because you have to constantly keep the kids entertained. It’s exhausting!
Get excited! We’ve figured out the perfect solution. The Jarrahfall Family Campout Weekend is unlike anything else around. We’ve taken our 27 years experience running school camps and smooshed it together with children’s activities during the day and live music in the evenings.
This is a family-friendly event with children’s entertainment and live music. Children’s activities are tailored to 6 to 12-year old’s but the big kids are more than welcome to have a go.
With 27 years experience running school camps, we know how to keep kids busy! Some of these are standalone activities and some are part of activity sessions
Well known around Australia for his musical precision, smooth vocals and astute lyrics, John Read is a singer, songwriter, and dynamic acoustic guitarist whose years of experience has seen him playing venues in places like Curitiba and Florianopolis (Brazil), London and St Ives (England), Raglan and Kaponga (New Zealand), as well as many venues across Australia.
John has shared the stage with musos like Paul Kelly, Mat Taylor, Michelle Shocked and Belinda Carlisle, as well as many local Australian musicians.
A big man with a soulful, warm and gifted voice, Jacob is an acoustic soloist who covers well known hits from Rock to Pop a dash of country and reggae, he is best known for his heartfelt renditions of Motown classics and R&B from the 1960’s-90’s that evoke emotional responses from his audience.
Although you think it’s not possible to blend these genres Jacob delivers, blending them comfortably with authentic relatable gritty originals and recent modern songs.
Covered artists range from Al Green to Percy Sledge, Ray Charles to James Brown, Marc Cohn to Foo Fighters.
Recognised as one of the Peel regions most beloved folk/rock bands The Brink are a five-piece group who will dish out popular covers and original songs that are sure to get the crowd on its feet.
With Ricky Morris on guitar/lead vocals, Gavin Sounness on drums, Paul Rhodes on bass, Kerryn Curwood on vocals and Ellie Honeybone on fiddle, The Brink bring a sound unlike any other.
Their cover setlist includes classic Aussie rock tunes from Paul Kelly, soulful hits from Tracy Chapman, folk staples from The Waifs and a bit of Irish inspiration from The Waterboys and The Corrs.
With a recent EP, Orang Skies, available on Spotify, The Brink will also send the audience on a journey with their catchy, original tunes.
The Folk Machine is a sprawling acoustic storm of bluegrass instruments and wild storytelling with an irrepressible sense of humour and showmanship. From brooding convict tales to barnstorming bluegrass, The Folk Machine is notorious for their mischievous and rowdy live shows, rambunctious storytelling, high-calibre playing and off-kilter songs. The band draws from American bluegrass music traditions but presents their local stories in an unashamedly and uniquely Australian way.
This is Australian bluegrass or ‘mongrelgrass’ as they like to call it. Their latest album, The Great Escape, is a barnstorming hoedown of full speed originals celebrating all the glory and angst of escaping from all facets of our flailing lives and, for the first time in their storied career, have truly harnessed the wild energy of their live shows in an album you just can’t turn up loud enough.
Multi-instrumentalist Nate Lansdell will be performing at this year’s Jarrahfall campout weekender. Nates Guitar playing is melodic and precise, with a solid beat section at Nates feet driving both foot stomp and Tamborine, Nate is comfortable playing any style of music from early Motown, Funk to heavy metal with everything in between.
With harmonica, beats, and blistering guitars all at hand a Nate Lansdell performance is something to be seen and believed.
Born in Taumarunui of Ngati Tuwharetoa and Jewish Descent, Mahara Tocker was immersed in music from an early age. As one of eight Tocker children – including established musician, older sister Mahinaarangi – Mahara was raised on a diet of musical soundtracks, her Dad’s love affair with the music of Glenn Miller and her Mum’s passion for the vocal elegance of Ella Fitzgerald. Leaving Taumarunui in her late teens, Mahara went on to support as a backing vocalist, and to share the stage with many Kiwi artists. She has emerged as a talented singer/songwriter in her own right. Mahara has combined her great love for music with a wide range of life experiences and a fascinating infusion of Maori and Catholic spirituality, to create a collection of deep, provocative, sensual songs. Her album ‘Hurricane’s Eye’ was produced by Eddie Rayner (Space Waltz, Split Enz, Schnell Fenster, Kylie Minogue, Crowded House, NZ Idol) and engineered by Adrian Stuckey (NZ Idol). ‘Hurricane’s Eye’ was premiered in April 2005 to an enthusiastic gathering of music industry personnel, fans, family, and friends at Auckland’s renowned Odeon Cafe. A finalist in the 2006 Tui Awards, ‘Best Maori Album of the Year’ for ‘Hurricane’s Eye’
Mahara now resides in Mandurah, Perth and in the past 4 years has been performing in and around the area enjoying welcoming audiences and the companionship of many notable musicians. Mahara performs with bands, as a duo and solo.
Driven by the gritty vocal style of Conor Mcloughlin, the band taps a vein of dirty acoustic rock, striking gold with masterfully layered songs that delve deep into the heavier realities of life.
Their latest album Behind Closed Eyelids sounds incredible. The detail and texture of every song is present and vivid, allowing them to ebb and flow with grace. From the darkest to the lightest moments on the album, the band sound glorious.
Get ready to get dark and dirty with Queen of the minor key, Ashlea Reale, as she combines her Aussie folklore with NY Slim’s American country blues/ bluegrass fretwork. Wrapped up in foot stomping rhythms and clever lyrics, bushrangers, convicts and outlaws take centre stage. These gals are original, but true to tradition, and will have you captivated from the first chord to the final holla!
Ensnaring audiences with her charming stories of local outlaws, Reale’s song writing style displays her ability to combine humour with the heartfelt through clever melodic devices. In 2019, Reale and NY Slim collaborated on their first studio album, which was presented as a special Australian Heritage Festival concert at Fremantle Prison. When the occasion suits, this duo are joined on stage by a band of outlaws including mandolin, accordion, and percussion. Having performed at folk events across the country, this is an outfit to keep an eye on!
The Godlemans are a family trio. All three are incredibly versatile vocalists and musicians, who blend three-part harmony with musical layering creativity.
Their set list caters to all tastes with covers from Fleetwood Mac to Chet Faker, Doobie Brothers to Tina Turner and Dixie Chicks to Paul Kelly.
They play the songs you love, and they know how to read the room to create your perfect atmosphere.
They’ll have your guests’ hearts feeling full with beautiful acoustic music or, if suitable they’ll pump out a full band sound and have them charged up and on the dance floor.
Formally one half of the Velvet Janes, Rose has toured from Sydney to San Francisco, played many an international festival as well as writing, releasing, and producing three eps and three albums.
Oftentimes Rose is accompanied by award-winning David Hyams (guitarist) and Roy Martinez (bassist). During 2017 this team, lovingly crafted an album of 12 songs co-produced with David Hyams on guitar and long-time collaborator Roy Martinez on bass with special guests from Lucky Oceans to Mel Robinson and Phoebe Cork.
A dreamy sun-drenched 1970s inspired road trip of an album, Under the Same Sun was released in December 2017 to a packed house at The Fly by Night Club, transformed into a bohemian lounge for a night of intimate acoustic alchemy and at the Nannup Music festival in 2018.
David Hyams is well known to West Australian and national audiences as an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer with many credits to his name while leading his own highly acclaimed Miles to Go Band. He is a facilitator of many a songwriter’s journey and a champion of the West Australian music scene with his heart firmly in Freo (except when it comes to football!)
Roy Martinez. This man can do things on the bass you didn’t know were possible…and guitars…and piano…. we make him stick to bass so he doesn’t show us up too much! From blues to funk to roots to jazz to reggae to folk he will dazzle you.
Rose is currently playing in and around Perth and is working on the new album, The Border Songs, for release 2021.
Sally Jane is a vibrant young country music, singer, songwriter and guitarist from Serpentine, Western Australia.
Sponsored and supported by Wrangler Western and Thomas Cook clothing, Sally Jane is making her mark in the Australian Country music scene with the award of People’s Choice at the 2020 WA Country Music Awards.
‘Beersheba’ is Sally Jane’s debut single, co-written with Allan Caswell. ‘Beersheba’ is a tribute to the Australian Lighthorse charge at Beersheba and was first performed at the 100th anniversary re-enactment of the charge. ‘Beersheba’ was a semi-finalist in the Tamworth Songwriters Association.
Sally Jane is an endorsed artist and ambassador for Takamine Guitars through the sponsorship of PRO Music Australia. Sally graduated from the CMAA Senior Academy in 2020 and performed at a number of venues during Australia’s largest music festival in Tamworth, including opening the festival on the main.
Every musician’s dream is to perform on the stage with their music idols, Sally Jane continues to live her dream and has already shared stages across Australia supporting her idols Troy Cassar-Daly, Bradley Hall, Simply Bushed, Kasey Chambers, Adam Harvey, Amber Lawrence, Catherine Britt and more recently Adam Brand.
Country music allows Sally to express herself and tell her story, ‘I love it that people can dance and sing along with me and share the experience.’
We have a fun-filled lineup of things happening all weekend. Plenty to entertain you and the kids.
Campgrounds open at 9am Friday the 1st, gates close at 6pm each night. If you need to arrive after 6pm on the Friday please contact Jarrahfall so we can make arrangements.
Unfortunately, there are no extra nights camping tickets.
Campers will need to checkout by 12noon on the Monday morning.
Generators are permitted but must be switched off by 8pm each evening and are not permitted to be switched on until 7pm each morning.
There are noise restrictions at 10pm each night in the camping grounds. This is a family friendly event so please respect other campers and children at the event by turning off music no later than 10pm each night and keeping noise to a minimum.
To enter Jarrahfall, you will need to print your ticket purchase confirmation and present it at the gate for scanning when you arrive. You will be given your Armband and Program Booklet and directed where to go. Please follow all instructions from the parking and camping officials.
For the safety of all patron’s vehicle movements in the camping grounds will be restricted from 6pm to 6am each night. Please see a member of staff should an emergency arise, and you need to move your vehicle between these hours, an escort will be provided.
Personal Gas BBQs are okay but campfires are dependant on shire and DFES advice at the time. At times where fires are allowed, they must be in raised fire pits, no fires are to be made directly on the ground. There will be a designated area for emptying fire pits.
All sites are unpowered and there are no shower facilities.
There are showers available for use in Dwellingup at the Visitor Centre.
Coming from Perth, on the Kwinana Freeway turn left into Pinjarra Road
Continue to Pinjarra and turn left onto South Western Highway
In 500m turn right on Pinjarra Williams Rd and continue to Dwellingup
Once in Dwellingup continue 1.4km to the cemetery and turn right onto Vandals Rd
Follow the signs to the gate, once onsite follow directions to the parking and camping area where you will be greeted, tickets confirmed and given directions for parking or camping.
Delicious food & soft drinks will be available for you to purchase from various vendors at the grounds. You can also bring your own food if you wish.
Toilets are located throughout the grounds and are free of charge. However, there are no shower facilities available.
There will be drinking quality water available for refilling water containers during the event.
Cameras are allowed – feel free to document the experience and share it with your friends. Tag us on Social @jarrahfallbushcamp
Please note that the use of personal drones is not permitted at the event.
A cleaning fee will apply to the allocated group if the campsite is left in poor condition.
Bring your pre-purchased tickets!
Tent sleeping bag and swag, chairs and picnic rugs etc
Bring your sunscreen, sunglasses and hat/shade for daytime
Warm clothes will be needed for the evening
Raised fire pit if you want to have a campfire.
Please leave the site the way you find it, bring your own bags to collect and bring home your rubbish. Let’s keep the area beautiful!
Please pay particular attention to the disposal of plastics and cigarette butts.
Jarrahfall does not refund the cost of any tickets except in the event that the event is cancelled.
Tickets may be assigned to others provided the original purchaser advises Jarrahfall of the identity of the new owner.
Ticket holders who do not match the identity of the ticket purchaser may be refused entry.
The Jarrahfall Bush Camp is a rustic bush location with unsealed tracks and paths.
Before booking, we highly recommend that you contact us for more information and to discuss if the event venue is suitable with regard to your specific needs and concerns.
Jarrahfall Bush Camp is not equipped to determine the site’s suitability for your needs. Make sure you have confirmed the suitability of the site before booking as we have a ‘no refund’ policy.
Pets are not allowed during Jarrahfall events for the comfort of other patrons.
The event organiser reserves the right to withdraw, reschedule or substitute artist/s and/or vary advertised prices, event times and inclusions without notice.
The event organiser reserves the right of admission and to enforce the venue entry conditions.
Should the event be cancelled or rescheduled the event organiser will contact you via the nominated email address.
Vehicles must be driven at walking pace within the whole event site.
Event attendees must be aware that professional photographers will be present and attendees may be photographed and their images used in social media.
Personal drones are not allowed within the event site.
Dogs/Pets are not allowed within the event site.
There are natural hazards, including dams and trip hazards, on this rural site and attendees are encouraged to be aware of their environment. Please remember dams are a drowning risk parents should ensure children are supervised at all times when near the dam.
Event organisers reserve the right to remove any person who: