Story of QMF

The Book of the Festival

Then Dad put me on his shoulders - the story of the Queenscliff Music Festival


a story by local resident, researcher and author Sue Beeton

112 pages, 58 colour photos. Foreword by Sarah Carroll the Ukulele Queen of the Bellarine.

Order your copy NOW of our book about the first 20 years of QMF

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THEY CALL ME QUEENIE. It wasn’t a nickname I chose for myself, but one I’m really happy to have. I grew up in the town of Queenscliff in Victoria, but that’s not how I got my name. It’s far more interesting than that.

Every year for most of my life, I’ve gone to the Queenscliff Music Festival. That’s where a lot of the significant events in my life happened, from very early days right up until now. So I’m really passionate about the festival and I’m thrilled that our next generation, my children, will also have the same fantastic experience. 

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Thank You!

THANK YOU! 

Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for the good times, good vibes, positive energy and amazing music at the 20th Queenscliff Music Festival! After a cold start the sun came out on Sunday and warmed us all up. The town was buzzing with Festival atmosphere! 
 
Thanks to our Q-Crew, artists, staff, stall holders, friends, the local community and our sponsors for making the event a massive success. To achieve our 1st Sold Out event for our 20th Festival was really special for us. The love you have showed us this year is truly amazing.
 
Keep an eye on our Facebook page over the next few days as we upload lots of photos.
 
If you attended we would love to hear what you thought about your experience at QMF & Queenscliff.
Please fill out our 2016 Festival Attendee Survey (survey will only take a few minutes to complete).
 
One lucky person who completes a survey will wn a 2016 A1 Festival poster signed by the artists.
 
To complete the survey - CLICK HERE
 
We hope to see you all again next year...
The 21st Queenscliff Music Festival will be held on November 24-25-26 2017
Early Bird Tickets on sale March 2017
 Half Shots Photography
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SOLD OUT

Queenscliff Music Festival announces tickets are now Sold Out for the 2016 event this 25-27 November

It is official, Queenscliff Music Festival will have its birthday cake and eat it too. For the first time in its twenty-year history, the festival announces it has now completely sold out of tickets, marking this 20th birthday event as a celebration to remember. Cue the birthday back flips.

With a month to go before Queencliff opens the gates on its biggest festival ever, its time to raise a toast to this boutique event that boasts a line up full to the brim with incredible talent from across the globe.

With a spot light on homegrown musical talent, this year featuring performances by Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen, Peter Garrett & The Alter Egos, Killing Heidi, george, Ash Grunwald, Urthboy and much more, QMF also offers a stellar international program, including Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Julien Baker and Son Little. With comedy legends including Doug Anthony Allstars, Denise Scott and Dave O'Neil, a jam packed kids and family friendly program, gourmet food stalls for days and a top notch set of bars, this year's lucky ticket holders are in for a big birthday treat!

For those who have missed out and those who can't make it, QMF will stage a ticket swap, facilitating a safe and secure system for those who can no longer attend to sell their ticket to a willing punter. CLICK HERE for more information and to register interest.

The 2016 birthday edition of Queencliff Music Festival will host the book launch of local academic Sue Beeton's 'Then Dad Put Me On His Shoulders - the story of the Queenscliff Music Festival'. A fitting release to mark the history of this great event, the book is described as a beautifully told story of a festival that "has grown into a contemporary and confident cultural project powered by diverse, organic music and the visionary community" (Jamie McKew OAM). Derek Guille writes "As QMF hits an important chronological landmark, its fantastic to have this opportunity to revisit the festival via this book, from birth pains to maturity. And looking at such a great past helps to build expectations for the future of this mighty music festival."

Beyond the festival grounds, the picturesque coastal hub of Queencliff will come alive, with free events staged throughout the township and in the streets, including the huge markets that cover the edge of the foreshore. Time to party!

CAMPING & FERRY TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE - CLICK BUY TICKETS BUTTON BELOW TO BUY NOW

 

 

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Final Lineup Announcement

Queenscliff Music Festival adds a massive local line up to the final announcement for 2016 including live comedy, family entertainment, food stalls and yoga

Now that the masses are well and truly excited about all the great acts at Queenscliff Music Festival 2016, it’s time to round out the full festival experience with the final announcement of fun! When it’s time to take a break from all the music on offer, festival goers can laugh it up with a great line up of live comedy including Denise Scott, Anne Edmonds, Dave O’Neil and Dilruk Jayasinha.

QMF also brings back its hugely successful yoga classes from True Spirit Revival Yoga, to keep things zen between all the clapping and hollering. To keep the kids entertained, QMF offers a host of fun family activities such as the Krazy Koala Puppet Show, the loveable Pevan & Sarah, Red The Clown, ventriloquist act, Showko and the super-sized Snuff Puppets.

With so much to see, hear and do it’s no wonder QMF wants its punters to keep their strength up. Gotta keep up the pace! In line with the regions reputation for top notch nosh, the festival grounds are flush with a fantastic array of refreshments, with stalls including Hotties Eat Rotis, Melbourne Paella Company, Otway Chai, Señor Churro, Shumeis Dumpling Co, Simply Vegan Cuisine, The Charcoal Pit, The Flying Calamari Bros, The Kaisers Sausages, Timboon Ice Cream, Turkish Kitchen and Yo India.

Melbourne music initiative The Push will present an amazing exchange program of three guest artists from Singapore, Jawn, Linying, and Stopgap. The musical line up is completed with a fantastic crop of local acts announced headed by recent Bigsound buzz acts Alice Ivy & Leah Senior. Also performing is Abigail Grace, Children of the Sun, Hollie Joyce, The Mojo Corner, Rach Brennan, The Run, Sarah Carroll & The Left Wing, Sweethearts, Tides of Welcome, The Tiny Giants & Tom Richardson.

QMF are also delighted to announce this year’s recipients of the annual Emerging Artist Grant as Hollie Joyce and Rach Brennan. Each musician will receive funding to record and produce an album and both the winners will perform a slot at the festival. Also this year, in honour of late QMF Board Member Alison McKenzie, QMF introduces the Alison McKenzie Scholarship, funding professional development activities for two emerging artists. The inaugural recipients of this valuable scholarship are Madeleine Cope & Aidan O Cleirigh.
 
Tickets are selling fast and there is a limited number of single day and 3 day passes still available, with 2 day tickets completely sold out. 

 

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