News: Queenscliff Music Festival 2018 triple j Unearthed Competition Winner Announced

Queenscliff Music Festival 2018 triple j Unearthed competition winner announcedThis year, Queenscliff Music Festival teamed up with triple j Unearthed to give one lucky musician the chance to join the stellar 2018 lineup and make their festival debut.

QMF is excited to announce that the winner of this year’s competition is indie-pop up-and-comer Libby Steel. The Western Victorian rocket has made waves in the industry, known for her unique, bold and colourful pop music. Her 2017 single ‘Bones’ captured the attention of triple j & Unearthed where she received stellar reviews from presenters praising her “big and versatile voice in a clever pop song”, claiming she’s “part Lily Allen and part Saskwatch. It’s a winning combo”.

Libby Steel is weaving her way into the music scene, taking her animated, dynamic set across the country. From playing at the Australian Open, to supporting Taylor Henderson on his 2018 #Lovesomebody tour, she is bound to draw you in and leave you wanting more.

triple j Unearthed’s music director adds “For the last little while Cobden native Libby Steel has been on our radar on the back of some killer uploads to Unearthed that have blended roots and soul with a distinct vintage pop feel. It’s all underpinned by that undeniable voice of Libby’s that sounds larger than life on these songs. The Unearthed team’s stoked to partner with Queenscliff Music Festival this year and we reckon Libby’s going to make an exciting addition to the 2018 lineup.”

Libby will be opening the festival on Friday 23rd November. You can also follow Libby on her WebsiteFacebookInstagram and triple j Unearthed pages.

In other QMF news, the festival is excited to once again have ABC Radio Melbourne on board as a presenting partner. Tickets are also selling fast and are expected to be sold-out any day now, so be sure to secure your pass if you plan on heading down to the coast for the festival.

The full 2018 lineup is:

19-Twenty
Al Parkinson
Alana Wilkinson
Ali Barter
Alice Skye
Amistat
Anne Edmonds (comedy)
Ben Ottewell (UK)
The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda Bull
Bombino (NER)
Carla Geneve
Charm Of Finches
China Bowls (UK)
The Collingwood Casanovas
The Cool Calm
Corey White (comedy)
Courtney Barnett
Danielle Walker (comedy)
Dan Sultan
Donavon Frankenreiter
Ella Trinidad
Fenn Wilson
‘Find Your Voice (All-Abilities Choir)’
Finnigan August
Forever Son
Fraser A Gorman
Grizzlee Train
Gurrumul’s Djarimirri live
Harry Jakamarra
Heath Robertson
The Herd
Horns Of Leroy
Jack The Fox
Jen Cloher
Jesse Redwing
Kasey Chambers
The Kite Machine
Libby Steel
The Little Stevies
Maddy Jane
Madison Violet (CAN)
MDRN Love
Mike Love (USA)
Montgomery Church
Nancie Schipper
Nathan Seeckts
Oh Pep!
Osaka Monaurail
Pollyman
The Refuge
Sarah Blasko
The Senegambian Jazz Band
The Sideshow Brides
Skinnyfish Sound System
Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai
Sweethearts with Bernard Purdie
Teeny Tiny Stevies
Thando
This Way North
Tides of Welcome
Tim Snider (USA)
Tom Ballard (comedy)
Tom Richardson
Tripod
The Turner Brown Band
The Twoks
Vince Peach
Wanderers 
The Whitlams
Yoga Loves Music

Tickets: Selling fast!
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