Organisers of the 2015 St. Kilda Festival have announced the first round of homegrown acts set to play the festival’s 35th instalment, due to take place over nine days from Saturday, January 31st to Sunday February 8th. The first lineup announcement includes names such as indie outfit I Know The Chief, roots crew Murdena and electro duo Audego.
Also making the lineup for Melbourne’s free, community event are up and coming acts like Forest Falls, Mau Power, Simone And Girlfunkle, Better Than The Wizards, The D.Y.E and more. Each of these artists are named on the festival’s New Music Stage lineup where punters can vote for their favourite act who will take home $5,000 as well as a chance to play the festival’s main stage in 2016.
The 2015 St Kilda Festival will kick off with the outdoor indigenous festival Yalukit Wilum Ngargee: People Place Gathering, held in St Kilda’s O’Donnell Gardens. Now in its eighth year, this festival event boasts a rich lineup which includes the likes of James Henry, Indigenous Hip Hop Projects and The Deans.
Additionally, the festival’s Live N Local program will return from Sunday 1st to Saturday 7th February 2015, where the city’s venues will play host to some great local talent, which already includes new wave indie pop group Belle Roscoe, rock and reggae group Centre and The South and nine-piece soul band The Fabric.
As it does each year, the nine day festival will culminate with its flagship Festival Sunday event when the streets of St Kilda will be closed to all traffic and favourite Australian musicians will take over five music stages for a whole day of entertainment.
The full festival program will drop on January 6th, 2015. See the first round lineup below and head to the festival website for more details.
Listen: I Know The Chief – Stay Coloured
St Kilda Festival 2015
Saturday, January 31st – Sunday February 8th
Various Venues, St Kilda
New Music Stage Lineup
I Know The Chief
Simone And Girlfunkle
Better Than The Wizards
Yalukit Wilum Ngargee Lineup
Indigenous Hip Hop Projects
The Charcoal Club