The premiere music event of Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula, the Queenscliff Music Festival, have revealed their first round of names performing in 2023 and also announced that this year there will be an extra night of the festival to enjoy. In 2023 QMF kicks off on Thursday night giving a whole lot of extra musical goodness for punters to enjoy.
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.
International artists who will perform for the 25th edition of QMF include soulful Grammy Award nominated hit maker Aloe Blacc bringing his signature affirmative vibes, and those much loved lads from Philly, G Love & Special Sauce bring their laid back hip hop blues, whilst Irish sensation Foy Vance shows us what had Ed Sheeran and Elton John so excited.
On the local front indie folk favorites, Boy & Bear join 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. With more acts to be announced soon.
QMF prides itself on its family friendly feel and this year the kids will be busy all weekend with a huge range of activities as well as live favorites, Justine Clarke, Zindi & The Zillionaires and Bananas in Pyjamas live show.
With the expansion of the festival to a four day event in 2023 this year Queenscliff will light up one night earlier with Thursday night performances from The Badloves, JAZZPARTY, William Crighton & more, performing in the beautiful intimate spaces of the Queenscliff Town Hall, Queenscliff Brewhouse, and Vue Grand Hotel.
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