On track to sell-out for its fourth year in a row, the annual Queenscliff Music Festival is coming around once more, and judging by the first acts announced it’s going to be another awesome affair.
Internationally adored suburban pop poet Courtney Barnett will close out this year’s festival on Sunday 25th November, bringing her band, fan favourites and latest hits to the Queenscliff stage. The 30 year-old ARIA award winning singer-songwriter and left-handed guitarist has been winning fans the world over with her observational lyrics and delightfully deadpan delivery, performing everywhere from The Tonight Show to Conan and touring extensively since late 2015.
The late great Indigenous Australian musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu will be honoured with a special live performance of his final album Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow). It will be brought to life by a 16 piece orchestra from the Australian National Academy of Music and feature an array of very special vocalists and performers.
Other Australian artists jumping on board the Bellarine bandwagon for 2018 are country music darling Kasey Chambers, iconic indie favourite The Whitlams, dreamy art-pop artist Sarah Blasko, hip-hop crew The Herd and Milk Records troubadour Fraser A. Gorman.
International acts already booked include Hawaiian based musician and Jack Johnson record label buddy Donovan Frankenreiter, whose surf-rock style has earned him song credits in movies and sponsorships with Billabong, and Japanese funk orchestra Osaka Monaural, who have been dubbed “one of the hottest funk bands on the planet”.
QMF pride themselves on appealing to people of all ages and tastes, so they’re thrilled to add hilarious Australian trio Tripod to the line-up to please lovers of music and comedy. Also a family friendly festival, they’re excited to announce sibling singer-songwriters The Little Stevies will not only be on the bill as a band, but as the very popular ABC Kids favourites the Teeny Tiny Stevies too as part of the kids entertainment program.
The 2018 Queenscliff Music Festival will be held from Friday 23 – Sunday 25 November.
The first line up announcement is:
Donavon Frankenreiter (USA)
Fraser A Gorman
Gurrumul’s Djarimirri Live
The Little Stevies
Osaka Monaurail (JPN)
Teeny Tiny Stevies
The Turner Brown Band (USA)
Tickets: 3 Day tickets are selling fast! Single Day tickets on sale Sunday 1 July