A brand new music festival will make its debut in Busselton next year. While Bunbury has missed out on the revived Groovin the Moo for 2022, the Busso foreshore will host Out of the Woods on April 23-24 next year. Multiple ARIA award-winning folk duo Angus and Julia Stone, Brisbane bands Ball Park Music and The Jungle Giants, plus Oz rock vets Grinspoon and reunited alt-rockers Faker will star at the multi-day, multi-stage festival alongside top talents Baker Boy, Holy Holy, Jack River, Miiesha and Odette. Hot Dub Time Machine, Hermitude and Thundamentals will bring the party beats. Fast-rising local acts Adrian Dzvuke, Grievous Bodily Calm, Grace Sanders and Alter Boy, who are due to play Triple J’s Like a Version on Friday, will join the interstate visitors. Organisers Macro Music expect about 8000 music lovers to attend each day of Out of the Woods, which has received support via the Federal Government’s Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand Fund. Tickets go on sale from December 9, with a pre-sale starting the day before. In line with WA Government regulations, mandatory COVID-19 double vaccination will be required to enter the event. Buses will run from Dunsborough, Margaret River, Yallingup and Bunbury to Busselton during each day of the festival. WA music lovers are far more likely to make it to Out of the Woods than to Byron Bay for next year’s Splendour in the Grass, the line-up for which was announced on Wednesday. While headliners Gorillaz, the Strokes and Tyler, the Creator had already been unveiled, organisers added a hefty bill of international artists including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kacey Musgraves, Glass Animals, Liam Gallagher, Duke Dumont, Parquet Courts and Orville Peck. Out of the Woods’ artists Baker Boy, Grinspoon, Miiesha and The Jungle Giants join the Aussie contingent at Splendour, alongside DMA’S, The Chats, Violent Soho, Amy and the Sniffers and G Flip. Perth-raised comedian turned all-round entertainer Tim Minchin is also heading to Byron Bay, alongside fellow WA artists Stella Donnelly, Sly Withers and Methyl Ethel. Splendour in the Grass is scheduled for July 22-24 at the North Byron Parklands, with ticket pre-sales starting on December 3.