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Posted 8 Nov 2013 @ 12:18pm

With just two weeks to go before the festival kicks off, QMF have dropped their final announcement.


A selection of the festival's 2013 performers will be getting together to perform a Midnight Oil tribute show. Chance Waters, King Of The North, Siskin RIver, Twin Beasts and other special guests will be playing renditions of...

Posted 30 Sep 2013 @ 3:02pm

Queenscliff Music Festival has chosen the three recipients of its Emerging Artist Grant initiative.


It supports musicians in the regions of Geelong, Barwon South West and the Bellarine Peninsula early in their career, and who are chosen because their careers can sustain past the funding period.
Young Indigenous musician Yirrmal Marika gets $5000 for a mentoring...

Posted 2 Sep 2013 @ 10:40am

Queenscliff 2013 has gotten even bigger.


Today the festival revealed the third round of acts that will be lighting up the 2013 event, including Sticky Fingers, D At Sea, Revomatix, Leroy Lee, Ginger & Tonic, Andrew Swift & The Rattlesnake Choir, Alister Turrill, Buddha in a Chocolate Box, Luke Biscan, Kurt Gentle, Kiana Archer, Jack Wright plus DJs Vince Peach, Manchild...

Posted 2 Aug 2013 @ 12:56pm

If you thought the first Queencliff Music Festival lineup was great, their second announcement will delight you.


This year, Wild Things indie-pop prodigies San Cisco will make their debut at the festival. Joining them will be Pez, Melody Pool, The Murlocs, Siskin River, Fraser A Gorman & Big Harvest, Baby et Lulu, The Ray...

Posted 24 Jul 2013 @ 6:10pm

Applications have opened for the 2013 Queenscliff Music Festival Emerging Artist Grant, offering up to $10,000 funding and a leg up for budding artist.


The scholarship is on offer to local musicians starting out in the regions of Geelong, Barwon South West and the Bellarine Peninsula. It is open to any artist of any age and awarded based on artistic merit and sustainability...

Posted 24 Jun 2013 @ 1:07pm

The 17th Queenscliff Music Festival will see the festival host arguably its biggest lineup to date.


Headlining the 2013 proceedings will be Australian rock icons The Living End, also joined by the John Butler Trio and The Grates.


The full first announcement also includes Spiderbait, Blue King Brown, Saskwatch, The Screaming Jets, Busby Marou, Thelma Plum, Chance...

Posted 20 Jun 2013 @ 11:17am


Zak Olsen/The Frowning Clouds.


Ten bands everyone should know about:

Ohio Express, July, Wimple Winch, Red Krayola, Banana Splits, WIRE, FIRE, Prince Jammy, R. Stevie Moore, Lez Rallizes Denudes.


Nine food items that you need to make a kickarse dinner party:

Okonomiyaki, peanut butter on toast (with butter), pizza rolls, grilled...

Posted 4 Dec 2012 @ 3:41pm

Our entrée to this year’s excellent Queenscliff Music Festival was provided by Howlin’ Steam Train who served up Southern fried country, swamp-infested blues and butt-shakin’ boogie rock with a '60s garage twist. The mind-bending King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard proved to be masters of controlled mayhem. The band’s Theremin-spiked echo-laden madness transported us to another galaxy and...

Posted 16 Nov 2012 @ 8:00am

Long before he was drafted in to take up drumming duties in You Am I, Russell ‘Rusty’ Hopkinson was a kid growing up in the West Australian port city of Fremantle. In the mid to late '70s punk rock offered a sub-cultural talisman for any disaffected teenager looking to rebel against the system. “I was really into punk rock,” Hopkinson says. “Being into punk rock in those days meant things...


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