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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Stonefield & The Bombay Royale June 14th Fundraiser

June 14 Fundraiser Line Up Announced & Early Bird festival tickets almost sold out

Emerging Artist Grant Fundraiser
Saturday June 14th, 2014
Point Lonsdale School Hall, Bowen Road

Queenscliff Music Festival 2014 Emerging Artist Grant Applications open

Queenscliff Music Festival 2014 Emerging Artist Grant Applications are now open until Monday June 30th, and to propel the program into the future, the Emerging Artist Grant Fundraiser will kindle financial support for the next crop of Grant recipients, with a concert featuring a sneak peak performance from the first two names to appear on the 2014 festival lineup, together with two of last year's talented Grant recipients on Saturday June 14th.

PLUS pssst...Early Bird tickets for the November 28-30 festival are nearly sold out - only 200 left!

The Emerging Artist Grant Fundraiser will feature hugely successful all-female, all-family rockers Stonefield, 11-piece Bollywood-inspired party-starters The Bombay Royale, along with the 2013 Emerging Artist Grant recipients: Yirrmal & the Yolngu Boys who were one of the most groundbreaking acts of the 2013 festival, and The Sweethearts, the all girl 25 piece nu-soul group, hailed by PBS's Vince Peach "the future of soul music. The proceeds from this night will directly fund the next Grant Round.

Stonefield and The Bombay Royale are the first names dropped for the yet-to-be-announced 2014 festival lineup. 

The Emerging Artist Grant Fundraiser is just one example of the relationship between this festival and the community that hosts it. This connection is emphasised by the option for punters to make 'Friend of the Festival' donations to raise money for grant, and in doing so enjoy benefits such as invitations to both the festival's Annual General Meeting and QMF 2014 after party. 

The Grant aims to kickstart the  careers of local musicians in the regions of Geelong, Barwon South West and the Bellarine Peninsula. It is open to budding artists and is based on artistic merit and potential for sustainability beyond the funding period - there is no age limit. Importantly, it provides a platform for artists in the region to access recording time, new equipment or the right mentor for management or marketing.

Artists can visit the Emerging Artist Grant page on the QMF website to apply. Or for further enquiries, contact the QMF Office via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 5258 4816. 

Apply for the 2014 Queenscliff Music Festival Emerging Artist Grant at the Emerging Artist Grant page - CLICK HERE

 

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