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Anglesea Music Festival 2012

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by Julia Hebaiter (aka Julia Svoice) (subscribe)
Owns 'FoodLit'. Highly qualified, established food & lifestyle writer, former restaurateur, founder professional writing business, Articul8. Long, diverse writing history, passion for food culture, the land & inspired food
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Bop, rock & stop by the sea at Anglesea
Bo Jenkins
The Anglesea Music Festival, only in its third year, already holds a revered place on our music festivals calendar. That's because its first two festivals went down a treat with locals and music and fun-lovers from far and wide - including me.

Anyone who knows me knows that Anglesea - with its
Mr Eagle Rock, Ross Wilson
welcoming locals, jaw-dropping coastline, cool cafes, and beautiful bushland just 90 minutes from Melbourne - is like my second home. I also love, and love writing about, the divine Great Ocean Road. Toss in some of the best music currently on offer - and we have a marriage made in heaven - or in Anglesea maybe. Same thing, really.

Anyhow, we can't wait for the Anglesea Music Festival. Its grooves, rhythms and beats in marquees, venues and streets start soon - on Friday October 12th in fact - and will have us blissfully shaking off the winter blues through until Sunday evening. A bit of Eagle Rock will have everyone singing along too - no matter your age.
My Absolute Favourites - Cleveland Blues, Indie Blues Rock featuring Cleves rocking it up front, Bam Bam on drums & others

The line-up is huge, varied and spans all genres and tastes. At only $100 for the entire weekend featuring 95-plus performers, and a varied bunch of ticket options, the value-for-money is unbeatable. There are a big bunch of hands-on, creative workshops presented by renowned musicians included in your ticket price too.

The action takes place across a range of marquees and much-loved local venues, like the Red Till Cafe, the Anglesea Hotel, and others. They're all within walking distance of each other, giving you a great opportunity too to bop along with buskers and street performers and explore this picture-perfect town with the wide, blue Anglesea River running through its centre. There's a great art and craft market with lots of good, multi-cultural food too.

You can get a better feel for this festival by checking out last year's festival too.
Nicky Bomba

If you can, stay for an extra day or two either side of the festival. If you can't, take a bit of time out from the bands to chill out and watch the waves at Anglesea Surf Beach (what was that I was saying about heaven?).

Surf if you can, swim if you can spot and steer clear of any rips, fish if you don't mind hooking bait, rock scramble if rock pools float your boat, or simply close your eyes and drift away to the soothing sounds of the sea.
Jay Hoad

In typical I-want-it-all style, I'll be aiming to do, well, it all: bands, chilling, drinking coffee and writing in ambient cafes, the market, and everything by the sea - except maybe the surfing part, which isn't a great strength of mine - and I do need need to stay alive for the next Anglesea Music Fest.
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Why? Best of both worlds: Rockin' by the soothing sea
When: Oct 12th to 14th 2012
Where: Various Anglesea Venues
Cost: Adults - from $40 to $100: Youth & Kids from Cheap to Free
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hello Julia, I am carmela, do you need a folkloric group to perform the tarantella? the Sicilian dance . I am the Tarantella Duo together with a singer and a keyboard player, maybe for next year keep me in mind
Carmela 0458-711-588
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