St. Kilda Festival

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Country and Region AustraliaVictoria
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival St Kilda, Victoria, Australia
Festival Contact Information

St Kilda Festival
Private Bag 3
Post Office
St Kilda, Victoria 3182
Hotline: +61 03 9209 6306

Festival Description

St Kilda Festival bursts at the seams with more than 60 St Kilda spaces including large band rooms, galleries, theatres, cafes, bars, parks and pubs hosting over 50 free gigs, 11 visual art exhibitions, over 60 comedy shows in the St Kilda Laughs festival culminating in a huge gala show at the National Theatre. The most musical day of them all, FESTIVAL SUNDAY — a day that draws 300,000+ people, amazing Australian music and many other fantastic attractions set against the iconic backdrop of Port Phillip Bay and the best bit, it’s all for free! There’s dancing, singing, extreme sports, film, children’s activities….and of course five stages of live Australian music to enjoy. Can you think of a better way to spend a summer’s afternoon?

Festival Dates February 1 - 9, 2014
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Festival Story:

Initiated in 1980 the St Kilda Festival features a line-up of the best Australian music, local arts—comedy, film, indigenous culture and extreme sports, and a Kid Zone. The outdoor street festival features multiple venues that provide fun for all ages on the foreshore of St Kilda. The venues’ lovely beaches, architecture, and bay of St Kilda create an atmospheric celebratory backdrop for live music, dining, shopping, arts and crafts—all within walking distance to one another. All activities are free and open to the public.


Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • The Cat Empiire - Sunday headliner
  • Bluejuice
  • Midnight Juggernauts
  • Oh Mercy
  • Ash Grunwald
  • Peter Combe
  • The Quirky Berserkey Newspaper Mama Band
  • Royal Jelly Dixieland Band
  • Eagle and The Worm
  • Grey Ghost
  • Hiatus Kaiyote
  • The Cactus Channel
  • Loon Lake
  • Northeast Party House
  • The Bamboos’ Kylie Auldist
  • Thelma Plum
  • Kutcha Edwards
  • The Quarry Mountain Dead Rats
  • Mojo Juju
  • Abbie Cardwell
  • Buckley Ward
  • Shaun Kirk
  • Animaux
  • Warning Birds
  • Roscoe James Irwin
  • The Twoks
  • Stillwater Giants
  • Client Liaison
  • Straylove
  • Sub Atari Knives
  • and many, many more…


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Practical Info:

Registration for local bands 2014:
  • Deadline for entries
    • Would you like to be part of one of Australia’s best-known festivals? Here’s your chance! Entries for the 2014 St Kilda Festival are open now and close on September 20, 2013.
  • Dates
    • For nine sunny days every summer, St Kilda lights up with the Australia’s greatest community arts event. We need you to help bring this legendary beachside celebration to life. The 2014 Festival kicks off on Saturday 1 February with a showcase of music from Australia’s leading Indigenous artists as part of Yalukit Wilum Ngargee: People Place Gathering — a welcoming event by and for the local Indigenous community. This is followed by a seven-day program of Live N Local music and events from 2-8 February. The Festival culminates on Festival Sunday, Sunday 9 February, where Festival goers of around 400,000 enjoy a wide variety of Australian music and interactive activities.
  • Who we are seeking
    • We’re looking for musicians to play during Live N Local week and on Festival Sunday’s New Music Stage (a $33 entry fee applies). We need events, activities and kids’ entertainment for Festival Sunday. We’re also seeking traders who have stuff to sell to a hungry, thirsty crowd on Festival Sunday. Is this you? Head to the website and Register Now!


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