The first round of artists for this year’s Queenscliff Music Festival have been revealed as well as a number of exciting, new announcements at a special launch event on Tuesday 10th August, held at Melbourne’s Transit Lounge, where the incomparable girl-with-the-loop-pedal, Evelyn Morris aka.Pikelet, dangled the musical carrot with a Festival preview performance. The 2010 festival line up when completed will deliver over 80 acts presenting 150 performances in 13 venues across Queenscliff on the weekend of 26-27-28 November.
Direct from 3 years of staging large scale concerts in Macau and 10 years at the USA’s Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, New Festival Director, Michael Carrucan, has added a new stage called The Crossing Stage, and ensured everything kicks off on an ultra high note with The Lighthouse Stage opening a day earlier to encompass the Friday night.
In an epic summer weekend event that engulfs the whole of the town, Queenscliff Music Festival famously encompasses all types of music – blues, roots, rock, pop, soul/groove, classical, jazz, country, folk, world/reggae and acoustic – accommodating the tastes of young, old and everything in-between, in unexpected venues. This year’s Festival will be no exception with a line up which includes the following artists and shows:
Queenscliffe Music Festival 2010 first line-up announcement
The cult TV show RocKwiz Live
The Black Sorrows
Shawn Mullins (Atlanta-based singer/songwriter)
Sally Seltmann (Atlanta)
The Vasco Era
Vika & Linda,
Katie Noonan & The Captains
Dan Kelly’s Dream Band
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Public Opinion Afro Orchestra
Mick Thomas & The Sure Thing
*Many more names will be added over the coming weeks.