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What’s On at St Kilda Festival

By Ella Stening
1st Feb 2014

With over 150 local artists, 50 participating venues and 350,000 people in attendance, there's a reason we're all bursting with excitement for the start of Australia's largest and longest annual music event – the 34th St Kilda Festival.

It all kicks off today with most of the St Kilda precinct's bars, restaurants and cafes parading our local musicians, and concludes with the much-loved 'Festival Sunday' on Sunday 9th February, where the likes of Art Vs. Science, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Oscar Key Sung and Courtney Barnett will grace the main stage. Though the St Kilda Festival is first and foremost about music, there are other activities to indulge in with various market stalls, workshops, extreme sports, art exhibitions and a perve-worthy beach volleyball tournament all set to keep you thoroughly entertained throughout the week. Kids won't be disappointed with free face painting, a sectioned off Dancezone and Kidzone and of course, that epic stretch of sand to run amok on.

One of the premiere events for the festival will be the Live N Local series, which will see a bunch of old favourite music venues, plus a couple of warehouse parties thrown in for good measure, opening their doors to some of our best local talent. For a full list of who's performing throughout the week in both the Live N Local, and around the various venues, click here.

The St Kilda Festival also has a huge focus on Indigenous arts, with Saturday's opening ceremony featuring the music and arts event Yalukit Wilum Ngargee: People Place Gathering, along with various youth oriented dance workshops and musicians strutting their goods on the stages.

Fun is guaranteed at St Kilda Festival, although be warned that it is a dry-event, so don't think you can whip out the Passion Pop on the grass. Instead, sip some pinot gris whilst sitting elbow to elbow with your mates at the Vineyard, down some fresh and fancy cocktails at Republica, or down some frothies in the sunny courtyard of The Espy whilst listening to local hotties White Summer. Just remember that pretty much all of St Kilda will be closed to traffic on Festival Sunday, so get your booty on a tram, or burn some calories on the bike so you can drink and eat and laugh more.

But before you slip, slop, slap and head off to St Kilda Festival, plan what you're going to do and who you're going to see with our list of who's playing what and where on Festival Sunday! May your ears, eyes and bellies be fully satisfied.


Shaun Kirk
Busby Marou
Mat McHugh
Renee Geyer
The Bamboos
Art Vs Science
Alison Wonderland (DJ Set)

Dustin Tebbutt
Courtney Barnett & The Courtney Barnetts
Oscar Key Sung
Wave Racer
Gold Fields
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

The Perch Creek Family Jugband
Mama Kin
Kim Churchill
Chris Russell's Chicken Walk
Bob Evans
Sticky Fingers

The Dandens
Velma Grove
House of Laurence
Tully on Tully
Private Life
Lester The Fierce
Artist Proof
Ten Thousand
Brow Horn Orchestra
Boys Boys Boys!

Nicolette and the Forte Jam Band
Chris Watts
Busy Kingdom
Pierce Brothers
New Dub City
The Ramshackle Army
Brooklyn's Finest
Jude Perl

Sarah Rzek
Baking Blind
The Legend of Barcelos
Dylan Joel

Alwan ft. Vinod Prasanna & Nathan Slater
Lotek ft. Ahmad 3Pas, Sadegh Raazdar & Majid
Taqi Khan ft. Choi & Morganics
Cumbia Cosmonauts ft. Lamine Sonko &
Amadou Kalissa

St Kilda Festival | Various locations in St Kilda
Saturday 1st February – Sunday 9th February

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