Issue 1686

Words by Tom Parker

Editor’s note

Queenscliff Music Festival is set to welcome a music legend to its beachside premises. Tim Finn, Split Enz luminary and the brother of Neil, is arriving to headline the beloved event. We were lucky enough to secure his services for a special one-off interview. Live performances from Finn are rare these days as he focuses his time on writing music for theatre and raising a family but Queenscliff are in for a special treat this November.

Outside of that we have a treat for all those vegans out there. We’ve prepared a guide for everything you need to know as we approach World Vegan Day on Friday November 1. Giving you the scoop on the most sustainably-conscious fashion, food, female hygiene, healthcare, even dog treats, Beat Magazine becomes a one-stop shop for one-week only. Dive in.

To accompany that, we’ve got a special Mornington Peninsula Special for when the lure of the quick one-hour drive gets all too much – a day at the beach? Why not! On top of that, we’ve got more of the Melbourne Music Week lowdown as we near two weeks to the celebrated ten-day extravaganza. Sarah Mary Chadwick and CC:DISCO are featured this time around. On top of that, we chat to Gordon Koang, DRMNGNOW, Electric Fields and more.

Bring some sunscreen – this edition’s a scorcher.