2nd Lineup Announcement

Queenscliff Music Festival 2016 Second Line Up Announcement

george - 20th Anniversary Show 

Queenscliff Music Festival is ready to roll with a second line up announcement, raising the stakes yet again in celebration of its 20th anniversary edition. Adding to a lineup which to date boasts Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen, Peter Garrett & The Alter Egos and many more, the second announcement features the reunion of legendary Australian band george, who will reform to play their first shows in 11 years in 2016. Featuring songs from their classic #1 album Polyserena, the iconic Brisbane band will come together for an exclusive 20th anniversary performance at the 20th Queenscliff Music Festival, marking a double birthday celebration. Bringing the mischief and laughs are musical comedy trio The Doug Anthony Allstars, fresh off the plane from their UK tour with new show Near Death Experience and featuring Paul McDermott, Tim Ferguson and Paul Livingston (Flacco). Pierce Brothers featuring twins Jack and Pat, bring their dynamic folk energy to the festival to perform songs from their Top 10 Aria Chart EP, Into The Dirt, and Melbourne’s troubadour son Jordie Lane returns from his new home in LA with a new record and his mighty new band The Sleepers.  

The new announcement also includes the rockin’ Gabriella Cohen, the hammock-swinging sounds of Bobby Alu & The Palm Royale, nu-wave brass band Bullhorn, delightful diva Kira Puru, dark country troubadour William Crighton and the raw and powerful Tullara. They join acts announced as part of the first line up Alpine, Urthboy, Ash Grunwald, Abbe MayNattali Rize, Kylie Auldist, Quarter Street, Julia Jacklin and The Meltdown.

QMF is ready and set to throw its biggest party yet this 25 – 27 November, and in a few short weeks the festival will make a third announcement of 6 new international acts to join the line up. Music fans from everywhere are poised to kick start the summer festival season as the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula comes alive with over 80 local and international acts performing throughout the township. More than just music, the festival boasts a stunning array of food and wine provisions, family friendly activities and other surprises that make this the hottest ticket in town. The time is nigh to grab single, two-day or weekend tickets and save on the cost of full price tickets. Camping and Ferry packages also available, along with program info and more at www.qmf.net.au

Bobby Alu & The Palm Royale


Doug Anthony Allstars

Gabriella Cohen

Jordie Lane

Kira Puru

Pierce Brothers


William Crighton


1st Lineup Announcement

Queenscliff Music Festival presents it 20th edition this November 25-27 and to celebrate, the 2016 festival will prove bigger and bolder than ever. Revealing a line-up of 12 acts in the first announcement, QMF drops the news that international stars Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals will bring the band’s first new album in eight years ‘Call It What It Is’ to Queenscliff. Audiences will be among the first to hear new songs from the album live, along with classics such as ‘Burn To Shine’, ‘Steal My Kisses’ and ‘Diamonds On The Inside’. Legends of the Australian music scene Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen will present songs from an exciting new collaboration that is sure to appease fans who’ve waited since 2007 for their chance to see Paul Kelly back to grace the QMF stages. The roll call of local heroes continues with a special appearance from Peter Garrett & The Alter Egos playing songs from Peter’s forthcoming solo album ‘A Version of Now’ featuring an all-star band including Abbe May, Martin Rotsey (Midnight Oil), Mark Wilson (Jet) & Peter Luscombe (Rockwiz, Paul Kelly).

Melbourne group Alpine bring their unique brand of bold, shimmering and sophisticated pop music to QMF, riding on a wave of critical acclaim with their new album ‘Yuck’. Award-winning hip hop artist Urthboy will appear fresh off the back of touring his fifth album ‘The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat’, and he’ll be joined on stage by special guests Bertie Blackmanand Kira Puru. Beloved bluesman Ash Grunwald will keep it real with his strongly political blend of roots, beats and a whole lot of groove accompanied by a full band line-up. The hypnotic electronica/guitar-slinging siren from the Western Desert Abbe May will show off her impressive multi-instrumental skills in her self-described genre of surrealist gospel funk pop trip hop.
Rounding out what can only be described as an all killer, no filler line-up is Blue King Brown frontwoman Nattali Rize, disco funk and soul diva Kylie Auldist, Latin band Quarter Street, indie folk darling Julia Jacklin and Melbourne soul band The Meltdown.
Festival Director Andrew Orvis says: “Turning 20 is a major milestone and we’re really excited about the festival this November. We’ve assembled a fantastic program to celebrate the occasion. Queenscliff is more than just the music though… It’s about great shows, comfy surrounds, a family friendly vibe, yummy food & drinks, all in the beautiful historic Queenscliff and right on the shores of Port Phillip Bay. This is a 20th anniversary party you don’t want to miss!”
With four more line up announcements to come, QMF will showcase over 80 local and international acts in the picturesque coastal hub of Queenscliff this November, continuing to strengthen its reputation for delivering top notch acts from across the globe in a stunning seaside locale. Visitors from near and far can choose from an array of accommodation from cosy beachside B&Bs, eco-friendly retreats, historic hotels to nearby camping. The township and Bellarine Peninsula surrounds are known for the incredible food and wine produced in the region, and this is reflected inside the festival arena which features a growing focus on gourmet provisions. Hovering in that sweet spot where relaxed family friendly atmosphere and fun flow party crowds co-exist in live music festival harmony, Queenscliff Music Festival offers a program brimming with something for everyone.





Saturday July 16th featuring Kylie Auldist, Quarter Street, The Meltdown and DJ Vince Peach



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