WHO IS BMUP?
BMUP (Black Mountain Unplugged) is a small FNQ Not for Profit crew of music-fearing volunteers that labour long to bring happy tunes and times to a special FNQ place.
WHAT IS BMUP
Normally it is a reconstructed/deconstructed/post-neo/retro/alternative byo anti-festival - or simply a fun weekend where you can camp, sit your arse on the grass and watch some cool music under the aura of a truly amazing far northern landform. THIS YEAR (2023) WILL BE OUR 12TH YEAR SO AND ARE GOING SILLY AGAIN (probably again for the last time!) AND PUMPING BMUP12 OVER 2 WEEKENDS WITH CAMPING AVAILABLE IN BETWEEN.
There's no strict programs, no workshops, no children’s festival, no late night doofing, just one stage at a time,, one focus and thats all - and it's small.
We have one single abiding rule …. don’t be a dickhead.
WHEN IS IT?
This year BMUP12 2023 is AUGUST 11/12/13 AND 18/19/20. You will be able to buy a ticket for either weekend or both weekends. If you buy the double weekend ticket (the Full 10 Daze ticket) you can camp for the 5 days between and make a pretty cool holiday out of it. We have the new rainforest Tar-Tree Stage that will be the early morning music hub going all week and as per last year there will be midweek night events as well. Tuesday night is movie night, Wednesday is the Inaugural Black Mountain Bare Foot Black Tie Ball, Thursday night is rocknroll @Lions Den Hotel. Otherwise explore around the region (a very special place), check out our tropical delights of waterfalls, beaches, rainforest mountains, savannahs, national parks and the incredibly iconic Lions Den Hotel just down the road.
Tickets on sale May 12 at 12.03pm through Trybooking... press here
Adult (over 15) Weekend One $190 incl 3nights camping.
Weekend Two Adult (over 15) is $190 incl 3 nights camping
The Full 10 Daze is $380 incl 10 nights camping.
Kids 15 and under free.
SO WHATS IN STORE FOR BMUP12?
Weekend One.... music, food, camping, the big stage, 15 acts over Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The unpredictable insanity of DRAG VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS, The BIG FINGER choir finale, The guaranteed insanity of Sunday night Q&R (Question and Riff) followed by the (did that just happen?) VD - Vinyl Discotheque.
WEEKEND ONE ACTS INCLUDE :
BLUES ARCADIA, THIS WAY NORTH, DALLAS FRASCA, JULIAN JAMES, OWEN CAMBELL, OUT OF ABINGDON, KATIE RICHARDS BAND, ROB LONGSTAFF, ROADTRIPPERS, JB PATERSON, DAVE FLOWER, STU HARCOURT, DAVE STEEL, THE TOADRIPPERS, THE COVER BAND.....
The beautiful Tar Tree Stage under the reverbering rainforest canopy becomes the focus for the between week with all sorts of musical shenanigans. Have breaky by the fire and sit and listen. Lots of magic moments there last year!
Monday Night Feast - bring a plate and 10 bucks for a acoustic music and food around the fire
Tuesday Night Movies - Interesting Filums in the big shed.
Wednesday Night - The inaugural BLACK MOUNTAIN BLACK-TIE BAREFOOT BALL.
Thursday Night - The Young Lions Rocknroll at the LIONS DEN HOTEL
Weekend Two.... music, food, camping, the big stage, 15 acts over Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The unpredictable insanity of DRAG VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIOSHIP, The BIG FINGER choir finale, The guaranteed insanity of Sunday night Q&R (Question and Riff) followed by the (did that just happen?) VD - Vinyl Discotheque.
WEEKEND TWO ACTS INCLUDE :
GOOD CORN LIQUOR, MITCH KING, THE MAGNIFICENCE, BOING BOING, NEIL MURRAY, THE UNKNOWNS, SALT & STEEL, BABYSHAKES DILLON, BLACK IMAGE, ROADTRIPPERS, MATISE & FIDEL MONK, LADY VALIANT, OUT OF ABINGDON, JULIAN JAMES, JB PATERSON, BLACK DOG CAT BAND, STU HARCOURT....
THINGS TO KNOW FOR BMUP12 2023 weekend
We open the gate on Friday at 10am and you can camp untill Monday so as not to miss Sunday night's game of Q&R (Question and Riff) and the vinyl spinning discotheque.
The lovely gate crew will issue you with a garbage bag for your rubbish.
This year we will hopefully have a container refund stall set up again thanks to our good mates at Auswaste FNQ. All camp rubbish must be taken home with you. We have no facilities to dispose of rubbish onsite. Please help with this.
Definitely leave you dog at home.
We much prefer to hear sounds of the bush or acoustic instruments being played in camp rather than car stereos. Disrespectful camps maybe Putinized.
BMUP is BYO.
FIRES - August is generally when the dry season is ramping up so it's best to consider NO OPEN CAMP FIRES. Bring your own small fire drum and you should be fine as long as you don't leave a mess. (and don't throw your tinnies in the fire!)
There are wood fired hot bucket showers and plenty of CLEAN longdrop dunnies and urinals scattered ‘round with their own cleaning products and hand wash soap. If your aim is untrue, please clean up afterwards.
There’s a few spring fed drinking water taps, but byo water if that's your need, There's plenty of good food stalls and coffee around the stage.
First Aid is available at the Info Tent, but they are infamous for going the scalpel, so it’s best to byo bandaids and betadiene if you have a tribe of exploring kids.
Bring a torch - so you don’t disappear down a gully at night.
There’s no eftpos, mobile reception or wifi -so better bring cash.
BMUP PICNIC 2023
WHAT IS THE BLACK MOUNTAIN PICNIC?
The Picnic is our small BMUP gig. It's focused as an easy weekend away with 2 nights of crazy good live music and lazy days of good food and coffee, spacious camping, and a Saturday afternoon volley ball game at the heel of one of Australia’s most striking landforms - Black Mt / Kalkajacka. what else could a punter need?.. well how'sabout a Sunday morning brunch of breaky and blues? Sunday lunchtime is stumps and you can head home fully refreshed ready again to pay off the mortgage :) June 10/11/12
We have a very very cool Picnic line up that includes :
Jeff Lang (Melbourne)
Greg Nunan and the General Jacksons (Sydney)
The Urban Chiefs (Canberra)
Tim Woodz (Melbourne)
Lady Valiant (Pt Douglas)
Andy Brasset (Cairns)
and perhaps.. The Roadtrippers making their Picnic debut!
Tickets $125 available here from 6.23pm on the 23/03/23.
Gate opens Lunch time Friday. BYO, Lids under 15 free. Amazing food by BEKTOPIA, and making their mountain debut we welcome the BBQ Brothers!,..Camping Friday/Saturday night included.
WHEN IS IT?
This year (2023) BLACK MOUNTAIN PICNIC is JUNE (09/10/11).
WHERE IS BLACK MOUNTAIN?
Black Mountain Mixtape and it's smaller offspring the Black Mountain Picnic happens at the foot of Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park located at the northern end of the world famous Bloomfield Track in Far North Queensland (or about 20 minutes south of Cooktown).
If travelling from Cairns to Cooktown turn right off the Mulligan Hwy towards Bloomfield/Cape Tribulation and go a smidgeon (meaning not far) and you’ll see the BMUP sign on the left - drive in and you're there..
Alternatively, if your travelling the track from the south it's just a smidgeon past the iconic Lions Den Hotel.
THINGS TO KNOW FOR BMUP PICNIC'23 weekend
The lovely gate crew will issue you with a garbage bag for your rubbish. PLEASE take your rubbish with you.We have no facilities for rubbish disposal.
We do have a container refund stall set up thanks to our good mates at Auswaste FNQ.
Please NO DOGS. (seriously)
We much prefer to hear sounds of the bush or acoustic instruments being played in camp rather than car stereos. We don't usually have problems but Dickhead camps will be PUTINIZED.
BMUP is BYO.
FIRES - BYO contained fire drum and wood and you should be fine. If it's looking to be too dry and windy we will update.
There are wood fired hot bucket showers and plenty of CLEAN longdrop dunnies and urinals scattered ‘round with their own cleaning products and hand wash soap.
There’s a few spring fed drinking water taps, but byo drinking water if that's your need,
First Aid is available at the Info Tent, byo bandaids and betadiene if you have a tribe of exploring kids.
There’s no eftpos, mobile reception or wifi -so bring cash. Please support us and our performers by spending at our excellent merch tent.
Check out the beautiful local swimming holes and waterfalls during the days and visit and stock up at the Lions Den Hotel (the best pub in the world) just down the road if you run short of stock!
BMUPinc. is a QLD Registered Not-For-Profit Organisation. We have been blessed with a dedicated group of construction and visual artist volunteers that return year after year, some of whom put in months of hard yakka before and after. If we need any more hands we will find you.