Queenscliff Music Festival 2024 lineup
L-R: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Grace Cummings, Marlon Williams

Why Queenscliff 2024 Is the Ultimate Beachside Music Festival

With mid-year looming—and cities like Melbourne shivering through their coldest day in five years—a beach-side music festival to look forward to this summer? It’s the perfect escape right now.

Imagine yourself at Queenscliff Music Festival on the Bellarine Peninsula from November 22nd to 24th, surrounded by stunning views of Queenscliff Harbour, golden beaches, and scenic cliff walks.

This year’s lineup is a stellar mix of Aussie legends and global stars. Iconic headliner Michael Franti & Spearhead will give an exclusive Victorian performance, alongside New Zealand’s Marlon Williams Marlon Williams and local favourites like Xavier Rudd, Kasey Chambers, and rising star Grace Cummings. 

Queenscliff Music Festival: The Unique Experience

Now in its impressive 26th year, this festival spans rock, indie, folk, blues, and country—truly something for every music lover.

In the past, top international acts like Aloe Blacc, Boy & Bear, and The Teskey Brothers have graced its stages. This year, anticipate electrifying performances from Bob Log III, The Bures Band, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, Fools, Jack Botts, The Meltdown, Queenie, Rob Edwards, and The Stamps.

Let’s highlight a few headliners you won’t want to miss:

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Michael Franti is a celebrated musician, activist, and filmmaker known for his lively stage presence and uplifting music.

He’s scored three Billboard No. 1 hits with songs like “Sound of Sunshine”, “Say Hey (I Love You)”, and “I Got You”, alongside six Top 30 Hot AC singles and three Billboard Top 5 Rock Albums.

With his band Spearhead, their latest album, Follow Your Heart, debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes Pop Chart in June 2022. Their upbeat and inclusive album, Big Big Love, reflects Franti’s unwavering optimism.

Marlon Williams

New Zealand singer-songwriter Marlon Williams needs little introduction, having won Best Solo Artist at this year’s Aotearoa Music Awards.

Currently bringing his acclaimed solo show to Australian audiences, Williams is touring with his third solo album, My Boy. The highly-anticipated follow-up to 2018’s Make Way for Love reached number eight on the ARIA Albums Chart and topped the charts in New Zealand.

Grace Cummings

Grace Cummings‘ third album, RAMONA, recorded with Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Angel Olsen) at his Topanga Canyon studio, is a masterwork of emotion and theatricality. Released on April 5th, it received overwhelming critical acclaim, growing her international fanbase.

With upcoming appearances on Stephen Colbert’s ‘Show Me The Music’ and KEXP Live, Grace is set for extensive tours across the US, UK, and Europe. She’ll return to Australia in winter to warm hearts with RAMONA, live.

What Else to Expect at Queenscliff Music Festival 2024 

In a year where supporting local events matters more than ever, Queenscliff stands out for its scenic setting and relaxed vibes for all ages.

Picture this: kids having a blast with activities and live favourites like The Wiggles Sound System, while adults unwind with cocktails on the lawns, enjoying epic sunsets over the main stages.

Best part? It’s a quick 90-minute drive from Melbourne, making it the ultimate music-filled getaway without the interstate travel cost. Whether you stay the whole weekend or opt for a laid-back day trip, there are glamping and camping options onsite.

Early bird tickets are still up for grabs for a couple more weeks, offering savings that are hard to resist. And if you prefer spreading out payments, they’ve got you covered with Zip Pay. Mark your calendars because single day tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 2nd, also marking the end of the early bird pricing.

Don’t miss out—secure your spot now and get ready for an unforgettable weekend by the beach! 

For more info and tickets, visit Qmf.net.au

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