Melbourne’s Biggest Free Music Festival Is Back Next February

By James Shackell
4th Nov 2018


It might seem a bit early to start 2019 festival planning, but here’s one date you can lock down right now: 10 February. That’s when St Kilda Festival is rocking back onto the foreshore.

While the line-up hasn’t dropped yet (the organiser’s usually release details in early January), we do have a few scraps of info. The New Music Stage will be back, featuring 10 emerging local acts, plus a $5000 prize for the audience favourite. There’ll be a dedicated family area and Kids Stage in Catani Gardens, and extended business trading for most of the bars and food venues along Acland Street.

You can also expect the usual motley crew: street performers, food trucks, carnival rides and eight live music stages (spread around St Kilda). Not bad for a free party.

Last year’s festival attracted 460,000 people, which was a new record. And organisers are hoping to break it again next year.

“The City of Port Phillip cherishes the St Kilda Festival, and 2019 promises to be as popular as ever. This event promotes and supports Australian live music, is jam-packed with activities for all ages and encourages visitors to our region, which supports our local economy,” says City of Port Phillip Mayor, Bernadene Voss.

Keep an eye out for line-up details. We’ll be sharing as soon as they drop.

The Details

Where: St Kilda (various)
When: From 10am, Sunday 10 February
For more info, click here.

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Image credit: Nathan Doran

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