The little sister of the Torquay Nightjar Festival; nonetheless, Nightjar Festival, Geelong, packs a punch. Held every Friday night from 4pm to 10pm in February 2018, the festival will run on the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd of February. Johnstone Park will be transformed with a festival known for having a great atmosphere.
Johnstone Park is a landscaped garden in Geelong and is bounded by Railway Terrace, Gheringhap Street, Little Malop Street, Fenwick Street, and Mercer Street. If you're after a double dose of fun, you can check out the earlier big sister Nightjar Festival in Torquay, every Thursday in January 2018 at Torquay Commons, with a special Fourth Night ticketed event on the last Friday, with renown musicians.
Central Geelong will be activated with musicians, street performers, food from around the world, emerging designers, a bar and a children's area. Come along and have a relaxing night out and socialise after a hard day at work. Enjoy an array of amazing cuisines from Mushiki Dumplings, Snow Ghost, Prawn Stars, Mr Teriyaki, Hare Krishna Pure Vegetarian, the ever popular The Flying Calamari Brothers and more. Market stalls will have offerings from many designers along with handmade goodies to choose from. Find that something unique for a special someone, for no reason at all.
You'll be spoilt for choice with a great lineup of musicians that'll give you retro Americana, that's sinful and soulful, heartbreaking and leg shaking, influenced by Patsy Cline and Bonnie Raitt from Madeline Leman and the Desert Swells. Deep Street Soul, one of the heaviest and meanest bands on the international funk scene have graced some of the largest festivals, including the legendary Glastonbury, and now, here in Geelong for your entertainment. Earthy indie rock, funky soul, classical original songs, hard rocking blues, a Japanese Blues Cowboy and some Shamisen (Japanese banjo) sounds, along with many more make up a great lineup of entertainment to enjoy