The headline acts for the 2023 edition of the St Kilda Festival have been announced, with Hoodoo Gurus, Christine Anu, and Confidence Man leading the charge. Now in its 42nd year, the St Kilda Festival will be held at the St Kilda Foreshore and surrounds between Saturday, 18th and Sunday, 19th February.
The opening day of the festival will be dubbed First Peoples First day and is set to be headlined by Torres Strait Islander woman Christine Anu. The First Peoples First lineup will feature artists programmed by the Archie Roach Foundation, including a tribute to the late Uncle Archie Roach, who performed at St Kilda Festival 13 times.
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘Carry On’
Sunday, 19th February will feature the Big Festival, headlined by Hoodoo Gurus and Confidence Man alongside 50 additional artists still to be announced. Taking place around the St Kilda Foreshore precinct, the event will feature a stage of family-focused programming, and a greater focus on accessibility and inclusivity than in previous years.
The weekend will also see the return of the New Music Competition, which provides an opportunity for emerging talent to showcase their skills. Ten entrants will duke it out for a $5,000 crowd favourite prize and be invited to perform on the main stage at the 2024 event.
The full lineup for the 2023 St Kilda Festival will be announced on Wednesday, 18th January.
St Kilda Festival 2023
- Hoodoo Gurus
- Christine Anu
- Confidence Man
Dates & Venue
- Saturday, 18th February–Sunday, 19th February – St Kilda Foreshore & Surrounds, St Kilda, VIC