What's on at beloved St Kilda venue Robarta during St Kilda Festival

St Kilda Festival is Australia’s biggest and arguably best free music festival; the City of Port Phillip goes into total shutdown to cater to the near 400,000 people that come streaming in to enjoy the smorgasbord of live music, dance, carnival rides, shops, markets, food and beverages. 

The 2019 program is staggering, but you’ve probably already caught the headliners – why not check out what Robarta is offering? The famed local St Kilda night spot is putting on their own alternative stage, featuring The New Monos & The Pirateska Rebellion. 

The New Monos pedal an extraordinary blend of latin styles, including but not limited to, cumbia, folklore, tango, cumbia psicodelica, urban rock, chicha, punk, reggae and Colombian accordion. 

They’ll open the day at 1pm, before multinational eight-piece The Pirateska Rebellion arrives at 3pm. They’ll take the venue through, as their name indicates, a set of “Pirate Ska” that also touches on reggaeton and other latin forms. 

Later in the day, if you’ve had enough of the beach action you can return to Robarta to see the Brazilian dancers from Dance City at 6pm. R&B DJs will cater to the partying fare over the venue’s two levels on the day from 5pm and upstairs the party continues on until 7am on the Monday. Of course, the whole event is just as free as the rest of the festival and the dress code is casual, so don’t stress – just dance.



Immerse yourself in the St Kilda Festival revelry at Robarta, 109-111 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda. The festivities kick off from 11am and it’s all free.