4th Artist Announcement

SKUNKHOUR
3rd TICKET RELEASE SALE ENDS AUG 31st

Queenscliff Music Festival turns up the heat again with a fourth instalment of new acts to add to the exploding line up of great Australian talent in 2014. Joining the already expanded list of national and international acts we are excited to announce 10 new acts for 2014:

SKUNKHOUR - Performing Their Debut Self Titled Album
THE LITTLE STEVIES
LULUC
STELLA ANGELICO
SKYSCRAPER STAN AND THE COMMISSION FLATS
DAVIDSON BROTHERS
ARCHER
JORDAN RAKEI
KARL S. WILLIAMS
JESSE VALACH AND BLUES MOUNTAIN

  • Australian Funk/Soul/Hip Hop legends Skunkhour come to QMF to perform a special “classic album” set. Playing the internationally lauded debut, their self-titled album from 1993, song by song. Fused with sinuous grooves, magnetic rhythms, brass hooks, and compelling interwoven dual vocals the debut album sold world-wide and introduced the band as a wholly original force on the Australian music landscape.Known for their energetic sets as well as the depth and diversity of their music the band reforms for QMF to bring a classic back to life.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald described "Diamonds For Your Tea" the latest release from The Little Stevies "as incredibly well honed, gorgeous songs that rip out the speakers with a deep, warmly polished sound, better than just about anything I have heard in recent history." They've toured Australia, Canada and the USA and their pop melodies and sibling harmonies are irresistible to any musical taste. They have built an exceptional reputation as a live act, drawing keen and loyal Little Stevie's fans wherever they go. 
  • Luluc pronounced Lu-LUKE are no strangers to the term "good things come, to those who wait." This attitude has done the duo well, who are described by the USA label Sub Pop as "bracing, subtle, tender and magnificent." Between picking up a deal with Sub Pop and grabbing the attention of Nick Drake's producer Joe Boyd, Luluc have certainly made their mark on the international scene. Their 2014 release "Passerby" is a collaboration of gorgeously crafted songs, slow burning melodies and delicate harmonies. 
  • Stella Angelico sings because she must, her voice and violent hip-shaking performance is an explosion of the untamed feminine. The daughter of cult cabaret darling Peaches La Crème and internationally renowned magician Sam Angelico, the world of music and performance course through Stella’s veins. Together with her band The Switch, get ready to shake, shimmy and roll! 
  • Self proclaimed "troubadour rock n rollist" group Skyscraper Stan and The Commission Flats are bringing their heartfelt performance to Queenscliff this year. The songs are catchy, intelligent, punchy and unique. Which doesn't mean anything unless it is good, and it is. 
  • Described "as the best young bluegrassers we have seen in Australia for a while" The Davidson Brothers are Australia's hottest bluegrass band. Performing together for over 20 years, they are fast becoming a big hit on the world stage. 
  • Archer, according to Archer, is an old-time sing song man. Born in North Carolina and currently residing in the Victorian countryside, he is a familiar busker, guitar plucker, writer and player of country bush blues. Every new song from Archer sounds 100 years old, in the best possible way! A musical drifter who picks up stories where ever he can and polishes them into honest songs, there is a sense with Archer that his music exists outside of this time. 
  • Jordan Rakei has recently been making waves internationally, touring his blend of lo fi, soul, hip hop and dub tunes, and turning everything he touches to gold. In a world that divides art by genre, and constantly seeks to quantify cool, Jordan is impossible to miss.
  • Gospel, folk, blues all at once could be used to describe the eclectic sound of Karl S. Williams. With Ida Belle, Bettie Mae and Beatrice (his acoustic guitar, banjo and keys respectively) Karl S. Williams delivers his songs with utter conviction, weaving beautiful ballads, stomping delta hollers, soulful rhythm and knee slapping blues.
  • Pearl magazine described Jesse Valach and Blues Mountain as "One of the genuine rising blues stars of Australia". Jesse weaves together intense guitar and soulful vocals and takes you on a journey from lights down low ballads to energetic shuffle romps delivered in a demanding fashion. 


ARCHER

DAVIDSON BROTHERS
JESSE VALACH & BLUES MOUNTAIN


JORDAN RAKEI


KARL S WILLIAMS


THE LITTLE STEVIES


LULUC


SKUNKHOUR


SKYSCRAPER STAN &
THE COMMISSION FLATS


STELLA ANGELICO

 

 

General Release 3 Tickets On Sale Now until Aug 31st or sold out
3 Day Adult - $200
VIP Silver Adult - $300
VIP Gold Adult - $400
2 Day (Sat & Sun) Adult - $165 

Friday Adult - $50 
Saturday Adult - $110 

Sunday Adult - $75 
Sunday Adult + Ferry - $90
3 Day Youth - $80 
Friday Youth - $25 
Saturday Youth - $55 
Sunday Youth - $40 
Sunday Youth + Ferry - $55
QMF Camping - $40
QMF Ferry - $112

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International Artists Announced

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3rd TICKET RELEASE SELLING FAST!
Queenscliff Music Festival are serving it up hot in 2014, announcing five international acts for this year's festival after a distinctly Australian line up over the past few years. Joining the growing list of 2014 performers will be a sample of North America's most exciting talent: 
  • The act Huffington Post compared to Bob Marley and proclaimed a musical prophet Nahko and Medicine for the People who have just recorded with SOJA and Michael Franti and will be bringing party vibes to the QMF stage
  • New Orleans outfit who Rolling Stone, SPIN and NPR have all shortlisted as having one of the best albums so far in 2014 Hurray for the Riff Raff headed by singer-songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra,
  • Soulful country blues from Alabama's Kristy Lee who has been selling out venues since landing her first album deal at age 18
  • Juno award-winners, time travelling Toronto trio and Canadian institution Elliott BROOD who have toured with acts to the calibre of Wilco and amp up their signature 'death country' sound with their upcoming 2014 album, and
  • The defining tenor vocals that can make time stand stand still from singer/songwriter Hayward Williams who will be joined by South Australian duo The Yearlings. 
These acts join the line up which so far includes (in alphabetical order):
  • WA's dynamic blues and roots outfit Blue Shaddy
  • 11-piece Bollywood-inspired party-starters The Bombay Royale 
  • Australian legends The Church
  • Multi-award winning country soul rock 'n' roller with 2014 release 'Blackbird' Dan Sultan
  • Bluesy loop pop sounds from D.D. Dumbo aka Oliver Hugh Perry
  • Melbourne genre-benders whose first album sparked a domino of enthusiastic reviews (and they are about to drop their next album!) The Delta Riggs
  • Dream trio made up of three familiar names synonymous with great songwriting and powerful live performances Dyson Stringer Cloher
  • 2013 Grammy nominees Hiatus Kaiyote with their experimental soul grooves
  • Award winning folk sensations who have toured with the likes of Neil Young and are on the brink of their highly anticipated Sophomore album Husky
  • World conquering indie darlings The Jezabels
  • Queen of Australian country music Kasey Chambers
  • Two-time New Zealand Music Award winner described as "the impossible love child of Elvis, Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt" and touted by Rhythms Magazine as the "Artist To Watch" in 2014 Marlon Williams
  • A meeting of minds in Perfect Tripod feat. Tripod and Eddie Perfect
  • Radeladeians whose afro-soul sounds make Fela Kuti inspired waves across dance floors The Shaolin Afronauts
  • Troubadour Steve Smyth who was born into a nomadic gospel church-building family, has been drawing parallels to vocal icons from Jeff Buckley to Tom Waits, and will hit the QMF stage fresh from a tour of Spain
  • Hugely successful all-female, all-family rockers Stonefield 
  • Gold-Coast-based nu-school breaks spinners Tijuana Cartel
  • Adelaide's rising star rapper who has already been pegged in Triple J's Next Crop list and cracked the ARIA singles chart Tkay Maidza
  • Much-loved folk rock group The Waifs
  • World renowned multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd

ELLIOTT BROOD

HAYWARD WILLIAMS 

KRISTY LEE

HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF

General Release 3 Tickets On Sale Now until Sept 1st or sold out
3 Day Adult - $200
VIP Silver Adult - $300
VIP Gold Adult - $400
2 Day (Sat & Sun) Adult - $165 

Friday Adult - $50 
Saturday Adult - $110 

Sunday Adult - $75 
Sunday Adult + Ferry - $90
3 Day Youth - $80 
Friday Youth - $25 
Saturday Youth - $55 
Sunday Youth - $40 
Sunday Youth + Ferry - $55
QMF Camping - $40
QMF Ferry - $112

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More Acts Announced for QMF!


3rd TICKET RELEASE SELLING FAST!

The 2014 Queenscliff Music Festival line up just keeps getting fresher, as even more quality acts  join the growing list of QMF converts:

Multi-award winning country soul rock 'n' roller with 2014 release 'Blackbird' Dan Sultan, fellow award winners and folk sensations who have toured with the likes of Neil Young and are on the brink of their highly anticipated Sophomore album Husky, WA's dynamic blues and roots outfit Blue Shaddydream trio made up of three familiar names synonymous with great songwriting and powerful live performances Dyson Stringer CloherMelbourne genre-benders whose first album sparked a domino of enthusiastic reviews (and they are about to drop their next album!) The Delta Riggs, Gold-Coast-based nu-school breaks spinners Tijuana Cartel,  Adelaide's rising star rapper who has already been pegged in Triple J's Next Crop list and cracked the ARIA singles chart Tkay Maidza, fellow Radeladeians whose afro-soul sounds make Fela Kuti inspired waves across dance floors The Shaolin Afronauts, troubadour Steve Smyth who was born into a nomadic gospel church-building family, has been drawing parallels to vocal icons from Jeff Buckley to Tom Waits, and will hit the QMF stage fresh from a tour of Spain, and the two-time New Zealand Music Award winner described as "the impossible love child of Elvis, Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt" and touted by Rhythms Magazine as the "Artist To Watch" in 2014 Marlon Williams.

These names join already announced acts (in alphabetical order): 
The Bombay Royale
The Church
D.D. Dumbo
Hiatus Kaiyote

The Jezabels
Kasey Chambers
Stonefield
The Waifs
Xavier Rudd

QMF tickets are already hot property this year, having broken the record for early sales, and the third ticket release is flying (until August 31st or sold out).This year the charming folk at Queenscliff HQ are also offering a new SundayFerry & Ticket package at $90 (adult ticket), which gets you a return foot-passenger ticket on the Ferry between Melbourne's Mornington Peninsula and Queenscliff, along with a Sunday festival ticket. 

This second announcement precedes a late Winter announcement that will include acts from across the seas and, in the words of Festival Director Andrew Orvis, "add a dash of international flavour to the Queenscliff experience". No doubt these travellers will catch onto the QMF buzz that draws top acts to the no-fuss, all-fun weekend that ignites the festival grounds and the township of Queenscliff on the last weekend in November. 


What else does QMF's new Festival Director Andrew Orvis have in store for 2014? More news still to come...

28-30 November 2014
Subscriber Offer SOLD OUT, Early Bird Tickets 
SOLD OUT
General Release 3 Tickets On Sale Now until Sept 1st or sold out
3 Day Adult - $200
VIP Silver Adult - $300
VIP Gold Adult - $400
2 Day (Sat & Sun) Adult - $165 

Friday Adult - $50 
Saturday Adult - $110 

Sunday Adult - $75 
Sunday Adult + Ferry - $90
3 Day Youth - $80 
Friday Youth - $25 
Saturday Youth - $55 
Sunday Youth - $40 
Sunday Youth + Ferry - $55
QMF Camping - $40
QMF Ferry - $112

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First Artist Announcement for 2014


Early Bird Tickets sold out
General Release Tickets on sale now
Queenscliff Music Festival 2014 has a veritable banquet of performers set to visit the charming coastal town this late Spring: ARIA Charting four piece The Jezabels, world renowned multi-instrumentalist and VIC coast local Xavier Rudd, much-loved folk rock group The Waifs, queen of Australian country music Kasey Chambers, Australian legends The Church, a meeting of minds in Perfect Tripod feat. Tripod and Eddie Perfect, 2013 Grammy nominees Hiatus Kaiyote with their experimental soul grooves, and bluesy loop pop sounds from D.D. Dumbo aka Oliver Hugh Perry. These names join line up announcement teasers Stonefield and The Bombay Royale who both performed at The QMF Emerging Artist Grant Fundraiser on Saturday 14 June.

These names are a taste of more headline names to come, including international acts who will once again grace the QMF stages after a distinctly Australian line up over the past few years, something Festival Director Andrew Orvis sees as a complement to the bill: “We are extremely proud to present the best in Australian music each year, but in 2014 we've hand-picked  a few international acts to come and add a dash of international flavour to the Queenscliff experience."

With a reputation for providing an intimate festival experience that threads its way through the quaint little venues in town, the festival grounds and gorgeous seaside views all within minutes walking distance, it is no wonder that a number of last year's performers proclaimed it the "best festival ever", and punters hastily re-booked for 2014 before any names were announced or even Early Bird tickets went on sale. 

Early Bird tickets for the November 28-30 festival sold out and broke all previous records. Demand is clearly high for QMF tickets in 2014.

Perhaps it's the choice of cosy houses to retreat to or nearby camping, the cafes and restaurants in town or the expanding selection of gourmet food and beverage options inside the festival grounds, or the symbiosis between QMF and the Queenscliff community who together take pride in shining a light on the physical beauty and open-armed hospitality of their town. Whatever it is, Queenscliff is a festival to be experienced with all five senses and not a weekend of being cattle prodded around cramped stages.

Newly appointed Festival Director Andrew Orvis was born and raised in Queenscliff and has attended each and every one of the 17 festivals to date (including programming 2008-2012 and working as part of the festival team for the last eight years), and he has been busy scouting out a selection of quality contemporary acts to join in the growing list of satisfied Queenscliff Alumni.

Festival number 18 is a work of art in progress so stay tuned for the next announcement (four more still to come)!

General release tickets on sale now!
Single day tickets on sale July 1st

Subscriber Offer SOLD OUT, Early Bird Tickets SOLD OUT

General Release Tickets On Sale Now
3 Day Adult - $200
VIP Silver Adult - $300
VIP Gold Adult - $400
2 Day (Sat & Sun) Adult - $165 (on sale July 1st)

Friday Adult - $50 (on sale July 1st)
Saturday Adult - $110 (on sale July 1st)

Sunday Adult - $75 (on sale July 1st)
3 Day Youth - $80 
Friday Youth - $25 (on sale July 1st)
Saturday Youth - $55 (on sale July 1st)
Sunday Youth - $40 (on sale July 1st)
QMF Camping - $40
QMF Ferry - $112

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