Rolling off the top of the Festival's tongue, 19-Twenty, Al Parkinson, Alana Wilkinson, Ali Barter, Amistat, Ben Ottewell, The Black Sorrows with Vika and Linda Bull, Bombino, Carla Geneve, Charm of Finches, China Bowls, The Collingwood Casanovas, The COOL CALM, courtney barnett, Dan Sultan, Donavon Frankenreiter, Ella Trinidad, Fraser A. Gorman, Grizzlee Train, Dr G Yunupingu's Djarimirri Live, The Herd, Horns of Leroy, Jen Cloher, Jesse Redwing, Kasey Chambers, The Little Stevies, Maddy Jane, Madison Violet, Mike Love, Montgomery Church, Oh Pep!, Osaka Monaurail, Sarah Blasko, The Senegambian Jazz Band, Skinnyfish Sound System, Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai, Teeny Tiny Stevies, thando, This Way North, Tim Snider, Tripod, The Turner Brown Band, The Twoks, Vince Peach, Wanderers, The Whitlams Official & many more.
Grab your camping tickets which are only valid with festival tickets and the introduction of glamping tents this year. Get your other tickets like the Drink Token Package and the QMF Ferry on the same page. Glampers are on the Queenscliff Sports Oval in a separate Glamping area. Parking for Glampers only is available beside the oval and only a short distance from your tent. See full conditions here.
Amongst the 2018 lineup, Dr G Yunupingu's 7 time ARIA Award nominated album Djarimirri is set to be performed live at QMF in full with a 16 piece orchestra from the Australian National Academy of Music, with Artistic Director Michael Hohnen, conducted by Erkki Veltheim, and featuring an array of very special guest vocalists and performers including Sarah Blasko.
Arguably Australia's most significant indigenous artist, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu became the highest selling indigenous artist of all time following the release of his album Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow). Sadly Gurrumul wasn't around to enjoy it as just weeks after completing the recording in 2017 he passed away.
The Foot-In-The-Door program is a vibrant youth program that is supported by FReeZA and runs for the duration of the QMF (Queenscliff Music Fest). It helps emerging young artists showcase their talents, and gives them a foot in the door. There's a 2 section comp for Folk & Blues, and Rock. Four-six bands/artists will play in each section battling it out in front of a panel of industry judges and spectators for the Grand Prize. Check the program for times and artists details.
The younger kids don't miss out with a Kids Program running at the festival. Human Body Parts roaming around with its own distinct personality is bound to grab their attention. Go crazy for the surreal weirdness of these giant disembodied body parts floating down the street. The fabulous Mik Maks, declared as the Best Kids Live Show in the nation will be there, along with many other activities and entertainment. With bars, beers and all that makes for a good festival, get EXCITED!