2013 St Kilda Festival Lineup

The St Kilda Festival, Australia’s largest free music festival, has announced its programme for the iconic Festival Sunday, as well as the Yalukit Wilum Ngargee: People Place Gathering and its Live N Local program.

On the main stage on Festival Sunday, check out live sets from the Midnight Juggernaut DJs, While The City Sleeps, Peter Combe & The Quirky Berserkey Newspaper Mama Band, Oh Mercy, Pez, Ash Grunwald and Bluejuice.


For a chilled vibe, visit the O’Donnell Gardens Stage with Royal Jelly Dixieland Band, Eagle & The Worm, Grey Ghost, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Cactus Channel, Loon Lake, Northeast Party House and former Live N Local star Kylie Auldist.


The Alfred Square Stage plays host to rising indie songstress Thelma Plum, Madre Monte, Kutcha Edwards, Patou Powell & The Ska Vendors, bluegrass heroes The Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, Mojo Juju and Abbie Cardwell & The Chicano Rockers.


The New Music Stage features unsigned bands to help support acts early in their careers and help launch them onto a national platform, and this year welcomes Buckley Ward, Shaun Kirk, Animaux, Warning Birds, Roscoe James Irwin (Tin Pan Orange/The Cat Empire), The Twoks, Stillwater Giants, Client Liaison, Straylove and Sub Atari Knives. Audiences are asked to visit the Festival website and vote for their favourite New Music Stage act, with the winner taking home $5,000 and the chance to play the main stage in 2014.


The Live N Local Stage will feature The Refunds, John Flanagan and the Begin Agains, Dirt River Radio, Belle Roscoe, Eloquor, Soul Safari, Kashmere Club, Better than the Wizards, and Flounder.


Held in St Kilda’s O’Donnell Gardens, the Yalukit Wilum Ngargee: People Place Gathering main festival day kicks things off for the St Kilda Festival on Saturday February 2, headlined by legendary Aboriginal singer-songwriter Archie Roach. He’ll be joined by blues artist Kutcha Edwards, Lady Lash, Dewayne Everettsmith, the Koori Tiddas Youth Choir and the Dhungala Children’s Choir and Friends, and The Skin Choir (a group of Victorian Indigenous artists whose songs are based around themes of cultural identity, stereotyping and what it means to be Indigenous Australian with mixed heritage today). There’ll also be a Bush Tucker Gardening session on Sunday February 3. Visit the pop-up ‘Yalukit Wilum Supermarket’ and taste the unique and varied flavours of native Australia, learn how to grow your own and how to cook with them. Also running during the Festival, the Confined 5 exhibition is the fifth instalment in the annual ‘Confined’ series – a premier arts exhibition featuring contemporary works by indigenous artists in custody in Victoria.

The St Kilda Festival runs from Saturday February 2 until Sunday February 10. For further information, as well as the full Live N Local programme, please visit St Kilda Festival.