St Kilda Festival has unleashed a whopping lineup for its 40th anniversary

St Kilda Festival has unleashed a whopping lineup for its 40th anniversary

Photo by Naomi Lee Beveridge

There’s even a secret guest on the bill.

To celebrate four decades as Australia’s biggest free live music festival, St Kilda Festival is going all out for 2020. Bringing over 50 acts to its various stages, the festival will showcase some of the hottest talent in the country.

The Main Stage will feature a slathering of Melbourne’s favourite acts, including Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, Kylie Auldist, Stonefield, The Kite String Tangle, Port Royal and Busby Marou. Not to mention, as a 40th anniversary treat, there will be a secret special guest performer whose identity will be revealed on Friday January 31.

As always, the program is as diverse as it is impressive, with both emerging and established artists encompassing a range of genres set to hit the stage across the day. From Press Club to Gordon Koang and The Black Sorrows to Mama Kin Spender, St Kilda Festival 2020 has it all.

Not only does the festival look to please the tastes of any and all music lovers, it will also host a spread of workshops, community group activities, carnival rides and food and market stalls to keep attendees of all ages and interests entertained.

The fun doesn’t stop there, either. As an homage to its inaugural event held in 1980, this year’s St Kilda Festival also comes with a dress code: iconic ’80s trends. Think acid wash, leg warmers and loads of denim.

It’s going to be a doozy.

Check out the full lineup below. 

Port Royal
Kylie Auldist
Busby Marou
Cash Savage and the Last Drinks
The Kite String Tangle
Very Special Anniversary Guest
Hot Dub Time Machine
The Rebelles
Jade Imagine
Ebony Boadu
Tia Gostelow
Press Club
Freya Josephine Hollicks
Gordon Koang
Amaru Tribe
Horns of Leroy feat. Thando
The Black Sorrows
Mama Kin Spender
Face Face
Juno Disco
The Hunter Express
Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice
Hannah Kate
Messy Mammals
Bad Bangs
Francesca Gonzales
Zoë Fox & The Rocket Clocks
Teenage Dads
Emilee South
Iaki Vallejo
Creature Fear
Dallas Woods

St Kilda Festival goes down at St Kilda Foreshore on Sunday February 9. For more information, head to the festival website