The City of Port Phillip has announced the highly anticipated line-up for Australia’s largest free music festival, the St Kilda Festival on Sunday 10 February 2019. More than 60 of the nation’s hottest musical talents will perform over seven stages throughout St Kilda with crowds expected to surpass 400,000 on the day.
The St Kilda Festival Main Stage will play host to The Preatures, DZ Deathrays, The Cat Empire, Troy Cassar-Daley, Mojo Juju, Regurgitator’s Pogogo Kids Show, Saskwatch and The Northern Folk (2018 New Music Stage Competition Winner). Other popular acts include Adalita, Slum Sociable, Olympia, Slowly Slowly, IV League and Haiku Hands.
Proudly produced by the City of Port Phillip, the 39th St Kilda Festival is set to present a huge music lineup alongside a diverse range of entertainment including dance performances and workshops, carnival rides, the Victorian Beach Volleyball Championships, BMX and skate plus food and market stalls and special events hosted by local bars and restaurants.
Catani Gardens will be transformed into the wondrous Little Catani, with a kids’ carnival, art installations, storytelling, face painting and a stage featuring Byron Bay rock n roll outfit, Bunny Racket, alongside eight-year-old pop/rap trailblazers Lit Queens – the rising stars of the Fitzroy Clubhouse music circuit.
City of Port Phillip Mayor, Cr Dick Gross, welcomes the annual Festival in the municipality, with the event providing entertainment for the local community and visitors alike. “St Kilda Festival has been a part of our community for nearly 40 years and is part of our local identity,” said Councillor Gross.
“Not only does it provide a diverse range of entertainment for both our locals and visitors, but also has an economic benefit of over $90 million for the local and broader economy. This boost for our local community coupled with a free day of live music and entertainment – what’s not to love?”
The 2019 St Kilda Festival takes place on Sunday 10 February. For more information, and complete line-up, visit: www.stkildafestival.com.au for details.
Image: St Kilda Festival 2018 Main Stage – photo by Nathan Doran