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Music by the Sea Festival 2018

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Sand, Sun and Sandgate Music Festival
Sandgate Town Hall. Photo courtesy Wikipedia

The Brisbane bayside suburb of Sandgate will again be alive with the eclectic sounds of the Music by the Sea Festival from Saturday, 6 January 2018.

Now in its 16th year, the three-day festival features a program to suit all musical tastes with a fusion of jazz, classical, folk and world music at the heritage listed Sandgate Town Hall. The Hall was built over 100 years ago and is known for having superb acoustics.

Festival organisers claim they "will continue to deliver a diverse and characteristically unique program of the highest quality to our existing and new audiences."

The festival is certainly by the sea

And they are right. Renowned jazz musician, James Morrison will headline the Festival with his stunning trumpet virtuosity. Other performances feature Francis Gilfedder, Oi Dipnoi (Italy), Bungarribee, Andrea Vettoretti and Massimo Scattolin (Italy).

Tickets cost $115 for adults and Concession tickets for $95. Early Bird Day/Evening Passes are available until December 10th - $100 Full Price, $80 Concession and $5 for Children (8-12). Alongside ticketed events. there are also free events in local cafes and bars including the Matthew Thomas Cafe and EclecTea Vintage Cafe. It should be noted that there are no single concert tickets available. Tickets can be purchased online at Music by the Sea is a child-friendly festival.

About Sandgate
Sandgate is a coastal suburb in Brisbane, Australia, located 16 kilometres (9.9 miles) north of the Brisbane CBD.

The Matthew Flinders cafe is close to the Shornclliffe Pier

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Why? Music, sand and the sea
When: 11am - 10pm
Where: Sandgate Town Hall, Sandgate
Cost: $115 for adults and Concession tickets for $95) Early bird concessions available
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