C.W. Stoneking, Emma Donovan & The Putbacks and more to headline new Victorian music festival

C.W. Stoneking, Emma Donovan & The Putbacks and more to headline new Victorian music festival

C.W. Stoneking

Winter Sounds will envelop Daylesford’s most beloved heritage venues this July.

The team behind Echuca’s award-winning Riverboats Music Festival have announced a new venture in the form of a winter music festival.

Launching this July, the inaugural Winter Sounds will encapsulate five venues across Daylesford and the surrounding hills over three days.

What you need to know

  • The inaugural Winter Sounds is happening from Friday July 16 until Sunday July 18
  • Tickets are on sale now with options for single or multi-performance passes
  • The all-Australian lineup has been revealed

Keep up to date with all the fresh festival news here.

The first-ever Winter Sounds will feature performances from C.W. Stoneking, Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, Blake Scott, Freya Josephine Hollick, The Luke Sinclair Set, Harmony Byrne and Jazz Party.

The three-day event will be spread across five heritage venues, including Daylesford Uniting Church, Bullarto Village Hall, Daylesford Town Hall, Glenlyon Town Hall and Palais Hepburn Springs.

Punters can opt to purchase tickets for a particular performance or grab passes to see the lot in “a musical roadtrip through Spa Country”.

Bursting with country charm, Winter Sounds will feature pop-up bars at each venue to showcase local wine and food, with each venue having been carefully selected to offer intimate musical experiences.

“Visiting Daylesford during winter is one of the great Australian pilgrimages, and it really is the best time of the year to enjoy this magical part of regional Victoria,” says Winter Sounds Director, David Frazer.

“Winter Sounds will bring some of Australia’s best-loved performers to Daylesford and surrounding hills while drawing attention to some of the region’s most beautiful and sometimes forgotten heritage buildings. With this unique combination of talent and atmosphere, we’re hoping to deliver a really special set of experiences for our audiences,” he says.

As a unique festival treat, Frazer has also chartered a restored 1950s train to transport festival-goers to Bullarto Village Hall for Cash Savage & The Last Drinks’ performance, supported by Blake Scott. The 30-minute journey will take passengers through the Wombat State Forest and scenic countryside.


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Winter Sounds is happening from Friday July 16-Sunday July 18. Tickets are on sale now via the Winter Sounds website