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St Kilda comes alive with music, dance and heaps more
The City of Port Phillip is proud to present the 38th St Kilda Festival – Australia's largest free music festival.

This free celebration of community spirit and wonderful Australian music will be held on Sunday 11 February 2018, along the beautiful St Kilda foreshore.

Since the first St Kilda Festival in 1980, this well-loved annual event brings hundreds of thousands of people together for one massive day of fun in the sun.

With 8 stages, this family-friendly, iconic summer celebration of home-grown talent has something for everyone. The festival boasts a diverse programme of live music, dance, carnival rides, shops, markets, food and drink, and activities for all ages.

The different music styles on stage will include blues, folk, hip-hop, soul, indie, roots, punk and pop. Details of the artists can be found here and the full line-up will be announced 9 January 2018.

Some of the New Music Stage finalists will include:

Baker Boy - raised in the remote NT communities Milingimbi and Maningrida, Danzal Baker is the freshest new hip-hop talent from the Top End.

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Baker Boy

Batz - formed in late 2015 to bring their audiences a notoriously intense and rowdy, yet authoritative, live show.

Cool Out Sun - an explosion of soul-food, their original album is deeply rooted in Afro Brazilian folklore and the religion of Candomblé, with dawn-of-man rhythms and eerie vocals.

Mayfield - fuse together soulful beats, smooth melodies and powerhouse vocals that give a classic sound a modern, urban twist.

St Kilda Festival 2018

Slowcoaching - From his computer chair to the live stage, Slowcoaching is the moniker for Dean Valentino, has expanded his dream-pop vision to something far more vivid.

Sugar Teeth - Playing relentlessly through their hometown of Melbourne, Sugar Teeth have honed their Retro Rock, whilst gaining themselves a reputation for putting on an emotionally electric live show.

Swim Season - This Melbourne quintet quickly garnered respect locally for their energetic live shows and internationally for their remarkably catchy tunes and film clips.

The Northern Folk - 11 musical artists spreading their unique brand of folk/pop/stomp/rock into the roots of small towns and big cities alike.

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The Northern Folk

The Skeleton Club - From its inception, this blues/folk 6-piece band's eclectic troubadour-pop could find a comfortable home anywhere.

Xani - Melbourne-based Electric violinist, Xani, makes 'happy music that is kind of sad'—complete with screaming violin solos.

Interested in volunteering at the St Kilda Festival? Check out the FAQs for more information and apply here. Applications close 5pm, Monday 8 January 2018.

Keep up with all the latest festival news by signing up to the St Kilda Festival newsletter or follow on social media.
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Why? Australia's largest free music festival
When: Sunday 11 February 2018
Phone: (03) 9209 6490
Where: St Kilda 3182
Cost: Free
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