Queenscliff Music Festival is looking even hotter with the announcement today of further brilliant acts just added to the 2023 line up. Single Day Tickets are also now available for those looking to make a day trip to beautiful Queenscliff.
It'll be a never ending run of magic at QMF this year when iconic UK folk-punk troubadour FRANK TURNER and his band THE SLEEPING SOULS hit the main stage with their UK No 1 hit album "FTHC" whilst on the aussie front KATY STEELE, who owns one of the most undeniable, ethereal, dramatic voices this side of Kate Bush, unveils material from her forthcoming album. First Nations pop duo, THE MERINDAS will get the party started and Victoria's own Lucinda Williams, ARIA nominated GEORGIA STATE LINE show why they took home the 2022 Music Victoria Award for Best Country Work.
Also revealed today is Americana Bluesman, US Ex Pat and new Taswegian Ben Wilson with his outfit RACCOON DOG who bring their Utah honed folk vibe whilst two piece rock and groove merchants BURGER JOINT will share their funk infused 70’s delights such as Shaft era Isaac Hayes and Dennis Coffey’s Scorpio playing like the imaginary soundtrack to a long lost 70’s cop show. FRANK SULTANAS BLUES BAND will show the chops that earned him a win at this years International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee.Naarm/Melbourne based indie-rock quintet MOOD SPILL have been causing a buzz since forming in 2022 and will bring emotional catharsis to all who come to witness their lush vocal harmonies. Melbourne/Naarm-based artist DANIKA, offers a refreshing and immersive sound, rich in harmonies and groove, drawing from a delicate blend of Folk, Soul and Jazz influences whilst GRAHAM MOES own uniquely rhythmic and soulful looping sound, combines the flavours of roots music, modern electronica and gritty blues.
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls (UK), Katy Steele, The Merindas, Georgia State Line, Raccoon Dog, Burger Joint, Mood Spill, Frank Sultanas Blues Band , Danika + Graham Moes will join already announced acts Aloe Blacc, G Love & Special Sauce, Foy Vance Boy & Bear , Something For Kate, Illy, Dan Sultan, Liz Stringer, Ian Moss, The Dreggs, Ngulmiya, Alice Ivy, Xylouris White, Mindy Meng Wang x Tim Shiel, Jem Cassar-Daley, Felipe Baldomir, Leah Senior, JAZZPARTY, William Crighton, WILSN, BEANS, Full Flower Moon Band, The Badloves, Willie J & The Bad Books, Eils & The Drip, Emily Barker, Cat Canteri. Plus Justine Clarke, Zindi & The Zillionaires and Bananas in Pyjamas live show for the kids!
Organisers are very proud to announce that this year's festival will feature Auslan Interpreted shows across its main stages on Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the Festival. Interpreters will be provided by Auslan Stage Left. The full list of performances to be interpreted will be announced in late July. Artists information via the festival website has been updated and now lists the Ausland interpreted performances.
The multi award winning, Queenscliff Music Festival will be a four day celebration of live music, family-friendly activities, locally sourced gourmet produce, fine booze and more. Staged on the lands of the Wadawurrung on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, the festival's beach setting and picturesque locations attract music lovers from all over looking to soak up the laid back vibes and the eclectic mix of music on offer.
Attracting more than 10,000 music lovers of all ages annually the festival weekend see's the intimate spaces of Queenscliff's iconic streetscape transformed by live music augmenting the golden sounds pumping out across the three main festival stages on the foreshore. QMF is the ideal weekend getaway for music lovers of all tastes and walks of life being just 90 minutes from Melbourne with festival goers treated to the best the Australian live music scene has to offer along with a smattering of international icons while sampling the delights of local and Bellarine craft produce.
The 25th Queenscliff Music Festival runs across 23 + 24 + 25 + 26 November 2023