Celebrating a decade of making music together, today The Rubens have announced ValleyWays, the band’s own festival in their hometown of Camden.
The festival will take place at Onslow Oval on Feb 19 & will see the five-piece band perform alongside a carefully curated line-up of Aussie artists.
After a career-defining 2021, which included the release of their #1 ARIA fourth album 0202, an AMP & ARIA Award nomination, accreditations for hits ‘Live In Life’ (triple platinum in AUS), ‘Masterpiece’ (gold in AUS and NZ), ‘Never Ever (feat. Sarah)’ (triple platinum in AUS) and selling over 23,000 tickets to their 0202 album tour despite the challenges faced by COVID, The Rubens massive 12 months that has just past, and even bigger 12 months ahead, is a testament to their 10-year career. 2022 will mark a decade since the release of the band’s debut album The Rubens, which went Platinum and ValleyWays will kick off a massive year on the road.
The ethos behind the festival is to bring the best musical and creative talent to the band’s backyard and build on the live music culture that exists in the Macarthur region by incubating local talent and providing them a platform to play in front of big audiences and learn from their peers. The band plan on hosting the event in their hometown on an annual basis.
Joining The Rubens are Aussie heavyweights Skegss, Middle Kids, Slowly Slowly, BLESSED, Stevan, Becca Hatch, Hollie Col, The Dardi Shades & Grace Amos.
The final spot on the line-up is up for grabs with triple j Unearthed giving one lucky artist/band the chance to join the ValleyWays line-up. Details of this will be announced in January 2022.
PRESENTED BY TRIPLE J, THE RUBENS, TEG Live, MJR & Destination NSW