Queenscliff Music Festival 28-30 November 2014
Queenscliff Music Festival welcomes newly appointed Festival Director, Andrew Orvis (pictured below), a man whose vision for the 2014 festival is already well underway, with subscriber only pre-Early Bird tickets having sold out in less than 24hrs (a QMF record) and Early Bird tickets officially opening Tuesday the 1st of April.
As Queenscliff begins preparations to host the 18th annual QMF from November 28-30 2014, there will be some tweaks and changes from this year's Festival Director, Andrew Orvis, who some may say is literally the best person for the job.
Aside from being born and raised in Queenscliff and attending each and every one of the 17 festivals to date (including working as part of the festival team for the last six years), Orvis's genuine passion for Australian contemporary music, particularly the local Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast music scenes, has driven his dedicated and long-term involvement with the festival.
Orvis began his career in the music industry in the early 2000's as a FReeZA committee volunteer, helping to promote all-ages, drug, alcohol and smoke free events as part of the State Government Initiative. His involvement did not go unnoticed, and in 2008 he was appointed as QMF Artistic Program Coordinator, a role that developed into a full time role in 2012. Orvis then continued on as QMF Operations Manager until the end of 2013, before being appointed as Festival Director this year.
The festival has flourished in last three years under outgoing Festival Director Michael Carrucan, who has moved to a different role overseas, and with Carrucan's right-hand man through this success now in the driver's seat, it is a time of excitement for the festival and Orvis has a strong vision for QMF.
"I am very excited to be taking the helm for the 18th Queenscliff Music Festival this November. Having grown up in Queenscliff I’m extremely passionate about our event, the music we present, and the town we do it in.
"As a music festival lover myself, I’m focused on developing the experience for all QMF attendees. This experience is built through several key elements, one of which is our wonderful program of diverse artists. At a music festival I love going to see some major headline artists and singing along to every word, but I also love going and seeing completely unknown acts that blow me away and become my new favourite band.
"Another key part of the experience at QMF is Queenscliff itself. We have amazing beaches, restaurants, hotels, cafes, a steam train, beautiful parks and so much more, and I really want to showcase everything that Queenscliff has to offer. I’ll also be honing in on improving some key aspects of any festival experience...what to eat, and what to drink!
"The 2014 program is shaping up to be a beauty! We’ll be featuring a few select international artists this year to compliment roughly 50 fantastic Australian acts. I’m interested in delivering a program full of flavour and diversity, with some top notch headline acts complimented with high quality artists that will be your next ‘new favourite band’. I like fun music, engaging music, music that makes you dance, and music that makes you think, even music that makes your cry! There will be something in the program for everyone, but we’re not a Big Day Out, or a Splendour in the Grass, we’re Queenscliff, and our strengths lie elsewhere. We’re a family friendly event. We really want everyone to come and experience Queenscliff in all its glory this November."
There you have it folks, circle November 28-30 2014 in the calendar and head down to one of the special spots on the Victorian coast to see how Orvis creates a celebration of Queenscliff and brings a hand picked selection of excellent Australian contemporary music to the town for one weekend in 2014.
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