Announcing the Good Times!

GOOD TIMES BAND
4th TICKET RELEASE SALE ENDS OCT 31st
QMF Announces Three New Acts

Queenscliff Music Festival 28-30 November

With the countdown on just six weeks out from the festival, QMF HQ announce three new acts: Good Times Band featuring music legends Daryl Braithwaite, Richard Clapton & Russell Morris, Emma Swift (pictured) & Chris Pickering, and The Sweethearts join the new international acts just announced last week (Tim Chaisson from Canada and Trevor Hall from the USA), bringing the already extensive 2014 lineup to a grand total of 67 acts (plus kids performers and foot-in-door youth acts!).

It is with sincere disappointment and on doctor’s advice, that Kasey Chambers has cancelled her up-coming appearance at QMF this November.


Kasey has been diagnosed with small nodules and inflammation on her vocal cords, and therefore advised by specialists to severely lessen her workload, which will include postponement of her Bittersweet Tour (and cancellation of QMF appearance). She will undergo vocal therapy for the next few months to repair the damage and ultimately avoid surgery.

Kasey said, “I’m so disappointed that I will have to cancel my appearance at QMF due to 2 small nodules on my vocal chords. Doctors have advised that I lighten my workload considerably for a little while to give them a chance to heal, but luckily, if I take their advice, no surgery is needed. Thank you for the support over the last year, with some rest and a ‘no yelling at the kids to clean their room’, I’ll be back on track in no time!”.

QMF wishes Kasey all the best and a speedy recovery! 
Now let us tell you more about the exciting new additions...

The Good Times Band needs little more description than the names of its members who are each long-standing household names: Daryl Braithwaite, Richard Clapton & Russell Morris. From Russell Morris's Award-winning 2012 album Sharkmouth, to Richard Clapton's recent release 'Best Years 1974–2014 40th Anniversary Collection' and Daryl Braithwaite's 2013 album 'Forever the Tourist', these three stalwarts of the Australian music landscape bring  their decades of experience and the good times as a super-trio (plus band), and the combination is one to witness.

Known by many as an award-winning Sydney radio broadcaster, Emma Swift is a lonesome-voiced singer who moved away from Australia to Nashville, Tennessee where she was inspired to write and record her solo, self-titled debut album. She released it in August this year to rave reviews at home and around the world, along with a recent ARIA nomination for ‘Best Country Record’.

The Sweethearts are the present and future of soul music who have redefined what is possible, being the only school based band in the world that plays exclusively in professional settings. This rotating outfit of 25 young ladies tour the world, write their own songs and record CDs (and there is even a TV series about them!). 
 

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5th Artist Announcement

CHRISTOPHER COLEMAN
4th TICKET RELEASE SALE ENDS OCT 31st

Even more VIC and local acts, Comedy Show and Telstra Road to Discovery Showcase

Queenscliff Music Festival is feelin' the spring air and has bottled up a full set of fragrances to fill your festival experience, with a showcase of five of the top names from the Telstra Road to Discovery competition, the QMF Comedy Show line up, plus even more new Victorian and local Bellarine acts. Breathe it in...

The Telstra Road to Discovery Showcase will feature five of the program's acclaimed Alumni including current winners Helen Shanahan and Christopher Coleman (who will headline the showcase with his outfit the Christopher Coleman Collective), along with Andrew Redford, Angie McMahon, Hayden Calnin, andKelly Menhennett. Now in its 12th year, the Telstra Road to Discovery program offers home-grown independent unsigned songwriters  a real and genuine pathway into the Australian music scene for home-grown talent.

For your light relief the QMF Comedy Show will feature some of Australia's best: MC Colin Lane (Lano and Woodley), Claire Hooper (Good News Week), Dave Thornton (FOX FM) and Rod Quantock (Melbourne stand up comedy pioneer!).

And just as you thought the QMF line up couldn't get any better, QMF HQ has been busy making extra sure you don't have a second without being spoilt for choice with gorgeous entertainers, adding Victorian acts Charles Jenkins, WILSN, Aluka, The Yearlings, and Matt Katsis (the 2013 QMF Busking Competition Winner), along with local Geelong Region acts Murdena, Yirrmal & the Yolngu Boys,Residual, The Kite Machine, Bec Goring and the Ellwood Winters, Aine Tyrrell, Sagamore, Jordan Riddle, Alister Turrill, Max Rudd Band, Georgia Rodgers, andTides of Welcome.

These new names join the extensive 2014 line up (scroll down to see more on all announced artists, in alphabetical order below).
Tickets are selling fast, and are breaking all previous records. There's only a handful of VIP tickets left and they will sell out. All ticket costs increase onNov 1st for the final ticket round, so get your tickets at a reduced price up until Oct 31st. 

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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

NAHKO & MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE
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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