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Motor City Music Festival 2016

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Head to Geelong's Motor City Music Festival this Labour Day Long Weekend. Experience all the music and food and entertainment that you can handle at the Motor City Music Festival as "Geetroit Rocks!".

This Music Festival is Geelong's own music festival with something for everybody. On Friday and Saturday adults can rock and roll or boot scoot the day and night away. These two days are for over 18s only, as the venues are fully licenced, so adults only! There will be five stages of bands and performances.

Sunday is a family friendly day. You can bring the children, the grandparents, the neighbours, the more the merrier. Sunday is a family day for all ages, featuring the fun of the showgrounds, and a range of music and children's entertainment. You can get a pass out on Sunday and come and go as you like, so you can stay for a few hours in the morning or afternoon and return for the fireworks.

There will be a huge fireworks display at 8.45pm on Sunday 13th March, which is a nice conclusion to a great festival of music.



If you like your music and enjoy a festival then this is the place for you on the Labour Day Weekend in Geelong. Come and listen to the large range of music on one open air stage and four undercover stages. There will be lots of gourmet food vans, well stocked bars, carnival rides, market stalls and free parking.

Come to the Geelong Showgrounds this Labour Day weekend and celebrate music, food and wine, beer and cider. There will be displays of some of Geelong's icons, like the Ford, tractors and trucks from International Harvester, and other symbols of Geelong's agricultural past. Enjoy a weekend of history and current day music and fun.

What to Expect over the Weekend - the Itinerary

Friday night at Motor City Music Festival is for the over 18s group only. There are five stages of music from rock and roll to the blues. Bring a rug so you can sit on the grass and enjoy the entertainment. You can bring your own picnic or buy food from the gourmet food trucks and stalls.

Head along Friday night with your mates, rock out or just listen to some great entertaining music. Friday Night you can listen to Sweet Felicia, as she guest stars with Jimi Hocking's Blues Machine.



Saturday is Tributes Day and Blues Day at the Motor City Music Festival. It is also for over 18s only.

Sing along to the tribute acts on the Southern Cross Stage. You will probably know all the words to the songs from the tribute bands. Expect lots of rock and roll, Australian Blues and Roots music across 3 stages.

Saturday night Sweet Felicia and The Honeytones are performing with guest star Chris Wilson. Sweet Felicia has a distinctive, powerful voice and has charmed audiences around Australia, as she sings and plays the bass. Her band and music remind people of the hot clubs of the 40s and 50s. Sweet Felicia has played base for Lil Fi and for the Delta Rhythm Kings for four and a half years. Sweet Felicia has numerous awards to her credit, including semi-finalist in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis USA in 2010.

Come and listen to Tribute Bands and Tribute soloists. Rebecca O'Connor appears on Saturday in her "Simply The Best" tribute to Tina Turner.

Rebecca delivers a flawless rendition of Tina Turner's greatest hits. Rebecca O'Connor is an Internationally acclaimed performer and has just returned from performing in Ireland, South Africa and Botswana. Rebecca tours with her band of rock musicians and two sensational dancers. Rock out to Nutbush City Limits, Private Dancer and more famous Tina Turner tunes as Rebecca pays tribute to her idol Tina Turner.



Sunday is family day at the Motor City Music Festival. Listen to great music with your children. There is plenty for the children to do at the Festival. The night will finish with a fireworks extravaganza.

Some of the rides available for the children are the Dodgems, the Cha Cha, the Tornado and the Giant Slide. Rides are FREE all day Sunday.

For the full program of events click here - this will take you to the main page. At the main page, select the genre you're interested in e.g. Rock. Scroll down the page and click on FIND OUT MORE. This will take you the Rock Line Up page .

A Bit About Geelong and Geetroit

Geelong is a lovely place to visit, it's a little bit country, a little bit rural, a little bit city. Geelong is the home of the "ute" invented in Geetroit (Geelong) in 1934. Watch these pages for my article on the "ute" coming up soon.

Geelong is a lovely place to visit and it boasts lots of festivals, marathons, tri-athlons, food and wine festivals, fairs and fetes. It also boasts the Motor City Music Festival, which is held over the Labour Day Weekend.

The Motor City Music Festival is bought to Geelong by the team at Bay City Events. The team at Bay City Events also created and operate Queenscliff's famous Blues Train.



The Motor City Music Festival is a great way for Geelong to show off what's special about Geelong and the region. At the Motor City Music Festival you can see some of the icons of Geelong's past and present - Ford, tractors and trucks from International Harvester, Geelong's agricultural past, and food and wine (fresh, not from the past) from Geelong, the Bellarine, and surrounding areas, and all this rolled into a fantastic festival at Geelong Showgrounds.

So come and help celebrate some of the special things about Geelong and the region. This event is proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong via Geelong Major Events. You can purchase your tickets at Ticket Master
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Why? great music, family fun day, total entertainment
When: 6.00pm Friday to 8.45pm Sunday
Phone: 1300 885 993 or 5258 2626
Where: Geelong Showgrounds, 79 Breakwater Road Geelong
Cost: varying prices
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