The Bellarine Peninsula’s top music festival returns with an A+ line-up
The quiet seaside town of Queenscliff will be anything but quiet this November when the annual Queenscliff Music Festival returns. Now in its 22nd year, the annual festival was originally born out of necessity, with locals creating the festival to fill a gap in the region’s tourist season.
The line-up for the 2019 Queenscliff Music Festival is chockers with big-name musicians and comedians – we wouldn’t be surprised if the festival sells out for its fifth year. Leading the line-up is Melbourne rock darling Courtney Barnett, country-folk favourite Kasey Chambers, the melancholic voice of the '90s the Whitlams, the hauntingly beautiful tunes of Sarah Blasko and bluesy rockers the Black Sorrows.
A highlight of the festival will be the tribute to the late Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, with a 16-piece orchestra honouring the Indigenous musician with a performance of Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow). The local talent continues with the likes of Dan Sultan, Jen Cloher and Ali Barter while the international artists include Bombino, Osaka Monaural and twin brothers Amistat (who are originally from Germany but have been in Melbourne regularly for several years – read more here).
In the funny front, the Queenscliff Music Festival will have you cackling thanks to Anne Edmonds, Tom Ballard, Danielle Walker and Corey White. Kids are welcome too, with children’s entertainers, clowns, puppets, roving performers and free carnival rides.
Camping, glamping and accommodation options are available during the festival throughout the Queenscliff and neighbouring Point Lonsdale areas. Tickets are on sale now.