Baker Boy, Isabella Manfredi lead first Queenscliff Music Festival lineup drop
01.06.2022

Baker Boy, Isabella Manfredi lead first Queenscliff Music Festival lineup drop

Queenscliff Music Festival - Isabella Manfredi
Words by Talia Rinaldo

Queenscliff Music Festival has announced its first lineup with Baker Boy, Isabella Manfredi, Middle Kids and RVG.

Queenscliff Music Festival, in conjunction with Always Live have announced the ‘First Plays’ of their 2022 festival. Following two covid impacted years which saw QMF cancelled and the inauguration of a sister festival By The Pier, the music jewel of the Bellarine Queenscliff Music Festival will finally usher in the summer festival season when the iconic annual event returns to the Bellarine Foreshore this November, running across three days from November 25, 26 and 27.

What you need to know

  • Queenscliff Music Festival has announced its first lineup run of artists
  • Baker Boy, Isabella Manfredi, Middle Kids and RVG will all play, in partnership with Always Live
  • The QMF lineup follows two Covid-impacted years which saw the festival cancelled

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This year, QMF have teamed up with Always Live, a state-wide live music festival which hopes will restart Victoria’s legendary live scene and reinvigorate the country after those months-long lockdowns, and are now giving punters an early glimpse of the 2022 line up. This will be the first Queenscliff Music Festival since its 2019 event, which featured one of the best collections of diverse musicians the Bellarine has seen in years.

Returning for its 24th edition, QMF and ALWAYS LIVE will present “First Plays” from four artists making their premiere appearances at the event.

Leading the first lineup is Jolnu rapper, dancer, artist, and actor, Baker Boy, former lead singer of The Preachers Isabella Manfredi, Sydney’s favourite alt indie rockers Middle Kids, along with a band described as a ‘saving grace in a world thrown into chaos’ Melbourne’s cherished RVG.

Attracting more than 10,000 music lovers of all ages annually, the beloved event will see the intimate spaces of Queenscliff’s iconic streetscape transformed by live music while the crème de la crème of Australian music will be pumping out their golden sounds across three main festival stages.

QMF has long been the ideal weekend getaway for music lovers of all tastes and walks of life being just 90 minutes from Melbourne with festival goers treated to the best the Australian live music scene has to offer while sampling the delights of local and Bellarine craft produce. Always a family friendly event, QMF also features a dedicated kids stage and programming, so there’s a lot to love about that.

With all this musical goodness set against stunning backdrop of sandy beaches, pristine waters, cliff walks and historic piers of the Queenscliff Foreshore punters should get their tickets quickly as the event is already 60% sold thanks to all of those amazing folks who held onto their tickets throughout 2020 and 2021.

“ALWAYS LIVE is a genuine reflection of Victoria’s enviable music industry as it highlights the breadth and depth of our contemporary music offerings across the state,” says Steve Smith, CEO of ALWAYS LIVE.

“The program features a myriad of genres presented in iconic locations. We work with promoters, producers, artists and shows of all scales, profiling the rich cross section of communities that make up our world-class music industry across Melbourne and Victoria.”

The full first lineup will be announced June 21.

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