St Kilda Festival 2016 Lineup Announced

Melbourne’s free St Kilda Festival has dropped its full lineup for 2016, led by the likes of synth-poppers Client Liaison, Brisbane’s The Grates and event headliner Hayden James.

This year’s St Kilda Festival packs over 50 artists across six stages, and also features locals like The Bombay Royale, The Beards, Tuka and indigenous musician Gurrumul.

Set for 14th February 2016, the 36th St Kilda Fest is preparing to host over 400,000 festival-goers as it helps to promote Aussie artists to the world.

Port Phillip Mayor Bernadene Voss says the event celebrates “Australian music, our beaches and parks, and of course our huge array of restaurants, bars and cafes”.

“We’re thrilled to be able to support the Australian music industry in such a diverse and dynamic way that brings hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors to our wonderful city,” Ms Voss says.

Last year’s St Kilda Festival featured sets from the likes of Thundamentals, The Basics, Hot Dub Time Machine, The Church and San Cisco. This year, the tunes will kick off from 11am, with artists performing right up until Hayden James’ headline set at 9:15pm.

Catch the full 2016 St Kilda Festival lineup below, and set times and stage locations over at the St Kilda Festival website.

UPDATE: St Kilda Festival has lost and gained some acts from its 2016 lineup, with the likes of Gurrumul and Jakubi pulling out of the event. Rapper Briggs and Melbourne muso Fraser A. Gorman have now joined the bill.

Fraser A. Gorman has replaced Jakubi

Briggs has replaced Gurrumul

Watch: Hayden James – Something About You

St Kilda Festival 2016 Lineup


Fraser A. Gorman


Main Stage (In order of appearance)

Echo Drama

The Bombay Royale

The Beards



Client Liaison

The Grates

Hayden James

New Music Stage (18+) (In order of appearance)

Mitch King

Ryan Downey

Rita Satch


The Tommyhawks

Owen Rabbit

Neighbourhood Youth


Lepers and Crooks


O’Donnell Gardens Stage (18+) (In order of appearance)

Mighty Duke and The Lords


Ivan Ooze

Broadway Sounds


Furnace & The Fundamentals

The Harpoons


Alfred Square Stage (In order of appearance)

Robbie Miller

Immigrant Union

The Burundian Drummer Group of Victoria


Jess Ribeiro


Felix Riebl

Live N Local Stage (18+) (In order of appearance)



Hey Frankie

High Nights



Romeo Knights

The Ugly Kings

The Pretty Littles


Belford Street Sounds (In order of appearance)

Zac Goldberg

Leanne Kingwell

Jake Fehily

Timmy Knowles

India Jade

Simon Phillips

Rebecca Cardamone

The New Savages

St Kilda Festival 2016

Sunday, 14th February 2016

City of Port Phillip, Victoria

Free Entry

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