Queenscliff Music Festival’s first lineup announce led by Michael Franti, Marlon Williams, Kasey Chambers
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18.06.2024

Queenscliff Music Festival’s first lineup announce led by Michael Franti, Marlon Williams, Kasey Chambers

Queenscliff Music Festival
Words by Staff Writer

Marlon Williams, Xavier Rudd, Kasey Chambers and more join Michael Franti & Spearhead on the Queenscliff Music Festival 2024 lineup.

Queenscliff Music Festival reveals more sizzling acts heading to Queenscliff the last weekend in November to join already announced artist Michael Franti & Spearhead.

Along with Marlon Williams, Xavier Rudd and Kasey Chambers other acts announced include Bob Log III, The Bures Band, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, Fools, Grace Cummings, Jack Botts, The Meltdown, Queenie, Rob Edwards and The Stamps PLUS The Wiggles SoundSystem.

Queenscliff Music Festival 2024

  • Queenscliff, Victoria
  • November 22-24
  • Buy tickets here

2024 QMF earlybird tickets on sale now

  • 3 Day Adult – $279
  • 3 Day Accompanied Youth 14-17 – $139
  • Children 1-13 – $29 (sold in conjunction with an Adult ticket)
  • QMF Camping – $29 ( per person)
  • Glamping – from $520 ( 2 Person)

Keep up with the latest music news, features, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Victoria’s favourite beach festival is the premiere summer music event of the Bellarine with its trademark killer mix of Aussie music talent seasoned with a sprinkling of international flavours. The 2024 line up is shaping up to be the best ever and features a stellar array of artists spanning rock, indie, folk, blues, country and beyond.

Queenscliff Music Festival prides itself on its family friendly feel and this year the kids will be busy all weekend with a huge range of activities as well as live favorites, The Wiggles Sound System.

Whether you are enjoying some great music on the festival lawns, sipping on a bevvy at The Hippos Stage, watching the sun set over The Lighthouse Stage or just soaking up the fantastic Queenscliff vibe, the ambience of this Festival will make the world feel like your oyster.

When you’ve had enough of the music, you can always cruise down Hesse Street or wander down to the beach to soak in some rays.

Queenscliff Music Festival is a great excuse to pack your bags for the weekend – or just plan a day trip – for a memorable festival experience in an historic, beachside town with unique performance spaces, great festival stages and a relaxed vibe.

With all this musical goodness set against stunning backdrop of sandy beaches, pristine waters, cliff walks and historic piers of the Queenscliff Foreshore punters are encouraged to get their tickets and start planning their party early.

Early Bird tickets are still on sale for a couple of weeks so buy now to snap up a saving. The festival is also offering Zip Pay for punters who want to pay off their tickets across the year.

On July 2, single day tickets go on sale and early bird price tickets finish.

Queenscliff Music Festival’s full lineup

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Michael Franti is a globally recognised musician, activist and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, worldwide philanthropic efforts and the power of optimism. Throughout his multi-decade career, Franti has earned three Billboard No. 1’s with triumphantly hopeful hits.

Marlon Williams

New Zealand’s Marlon Williams possesses one of the greatest voices of his generation. His effortlessly distinctive tone and heartstring-plucking vibrato have garnered widespread love around the world. Williams draws on folkand country traditions – often compared to Leonard Cohen, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley – but what makes him so special is his unique ability to traverse genres on both his award winning records, and in his famously captivating live shows. Marlon Williams grew up in the port town of Lyttelton, in the South Island of New Zealand. After performing with his high-school band The Unfaithful Ways and as a duo with Delaney Davidson, he launched his award-winning solo career with his 2015 debut Marlon Williams, and followed it with Make Way For Love in 2018, and the 2022 record My Boy.

Xavier Rudd

One of Australian music’s all-time greats, Xavier Rudd has enjoyed a successful career spanning more than 20 years, touching lives worldwide. Beginning with 2002’s definitive album To Let, fans were immediately drawn to his unique talents as a multi-instrumentalist and his commitment to social and environmental rights. Over the years, his impressive live shows have evolved from full band and trio performances to his current internationally recognised one-man band showcase, the most intricate set-up of his career. Recently, Xavier released his EP Freedom Sessions.

Kasey Chambers

Music seems to be a part of Kasey Chambers DNA, with 12 award winning albums under her belt since the release of The Captain in 1999, Kasey’s brilliant songwriting and world-class performance have earned her a rightful position on the global country artist stage. Often described as a genre-defying singer and songwriter, she wears the honesty of country music on her sleeve, and has become one of the most popular and acclaimed artists of her generation in Australia, while winning a devoted cult following in the rest of the world. In 2018 Kasey’s exceptional career was honoured by being the youngest female ever to be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and the youngest inductee to the Australasian Country Music Roll of Renown. Kasey and her band will play all of her much-loved songs from ‘The Captain’ and ‘Barricades & Brickwalls’ all the way through her career to now, in a festival performance not to be missed.

Bob Log III

Bob Log III has been traveling the world as a one man band since 1996. Playing 130+ shows a year in over 30 countries , he leaves in his wake dance floors covered in spilled drinks and lost shoes . It has been said that people wake the next morning with faces that hurt from smiling. His unmistakable frenetic fingerpicking guitar style mixed with the dance beats that include 4 kick drums give the audience no choice but to smile and dance themselves into a frenzy . Witness the spectacle that you will tell your grandkids about at the fabulous Queenscliff Music Festival.

The Bures Band

On the back of the sell-out success of their mind-blowing debut LP, Birds Nest, Western Australian folk rock group The Bures Band will hit the Queenscliff stages this November.Forming in 2022, The Bures Band is made up of five friends who share a love of late ‘60s, early 1970s music: Callum Anderson (lead guitar & vocals), Stephen Bailey (guitar & vocals), Danny Miles (guitar & vocals), Noah Symmans (drums) and Tom Beech (bass).

Cash Savage & The Last Drinks

Naarm/Melbourne heavyweights Cash Savage & The Last Drinks’ legendary live shows are an overwhelming flood of emotion and sound, with magnetic frontwoman Cash at the centre of the storm.Savage’s band The Last Drinks are a powerhouse of fierce and brooding energy, every bit as committed to her songs and message. ach performance by this band is as epic as it is honest, raw and human. A cathartic,communal experience that refuses to give the audience an easy ethical bypass, but challenges listeners to ask themselves the hard questions and step up.

FOOLS

Join the 12-piece musical family, FOOLS – one Australia’s leading forces in the contemporary roots genre, infused with soul, Americana, and rock. Led by the voice and songwriting of Luke O’Connor, FOOLS’ rise to prominence has been marked by electrifying performances across the country, a nomination for Best Live Blues and Roots Act at the 2023 National Live Music Awards, and big love for debut album ‘Can’t Wait Any Longer’.

Grace Cummings

Recorded with Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Angel Olsen) at his Topanga Canyon studio, Grace Cummings’ third album RAMONA is a master work of unbridled theatricality and emotion. RAMONA was released in full on 5 April to overwhelming critical acclaim, with a growing international fanbase and upcoming appearances on Stephen Colbert’s Late Night ‘Show Me The Music’ and KEXP Live.  Following extensive touring across the US, UK and Europe, Grace will return to Australia in the dead of winter to warm your heart with RAMONA, live.

Jack Botts

Jack Botts is a breath of fresh air out of the Northern Rivers of NSW. His music is a melting pot of sound & experience, drenched with the depth and substance of surf, folk, country and pop.Jack’s fervent following has exploded over the past five years, his chilled catalogue dripping with emotion and connecting with fans globally, exceeding 100 million streams. This growth was further consolidated with the release of his debut album ‘Sucker For Sunsets’ in March 2023, a heartwarming 12-song album that melds his rich, acoustic-driven musicality with intimate and reflective lyrics, taking listeners on a life-changing journey.In support of the album, Jack played over 140 headline shows & festivals globally, as well as supporting Vance Joy across North America.

The Meltdown

Southern Soul from the great southern land.Having built their sound off the back of mesmerising live performances, they were signed to Melbourne label Hopestreet Recordings in 2015 and released ‘Better Days’ as a 45 soon after. Making the song the focus, The Meltdown stay true to the story and keep your attention on the soaring voice of Simon Burke. It’s soul, but it’s something else indefinable; like you’ve heard him before but don’t know where. The rhythm section create a hypnotic spacious groove to lean upon and the horns gracefully tie it all together. This stellar band bring a blend of Stax and Motown with a healthy dose of the Nashville songwriting tradition.

Queenie

Queenie is the trash queen alter-ego of Melbourne musician Eloise Thetford. Slaying her way as fearless performer who wears her heart on her sleeve. Her live shows shake, shudder and smoulder with fiery charisma and freewheeling stagecraft whether she’s performing solo or with her band, a rogues gallery of Melbourne’s finest musicians. Beneath all the sizzle, though, is a unique and powerful voice: tender one moment and visceral the next, Thetford can soar from Emmy-Lou Harris to Mariah Carey at the drop of a hat, launching her deeply emotive songwriting into the stratosphere like a rocket strapped to a Cadillac. Two indie singles over the last year and half coupled with dozens of shows across Australia, Queenie is stealing hearts and taking names. Highlights include performances a slew of festival appearances (Dashville Skyline, Party in the Paddock, Boogie 2023), an invitation to perform at the 2023 APRA Music Awards and completing her debut record, released in late 2024 on Cheersquad Records & Tapes.

Rob Edwards

Soulfully inspired, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer-songwriter, Rob Edwards combines moving melodies with the powerful art of storytelling to create a unique and authentic sound. Drawing inspiration from his Indigenous heritage and his family’s journey as part of the Stolen Generation, Rob’s sound—a seamless blend of jazz, blues, and R&B—etches itself deeply into the listener’s soul, embodying a soulful inspiration, intrinsic to his roots. His music, enriched with resonant messages, becomes a platform through which he shares and fosters safe, transformative conversations. Rob Infuses influences of new-wave soul makers Hiatus Kaiyote, Jordan Rakei, and Tom Misch to bring impactful messages supported by head-bopping grooves and tonal explorations with authentic storytelling.

The Stamps

The Stamps, consisting of Scarlett Graham, Rubina Bertolini, and Sofia Hourani, are a captivating folk trio hailing from Fremantle, WA, now based in Melbourne. Formed in high school, the group quickly bonded over a shared passion for introspective lyricism and enchanting harmonies, drawing comparisons to renowned acts like BoyGenius and The Staves. Known for their compelling live performances, The Stamps made an indelible mark with their debut at Nannup Music Festival 2020 and have since graced stages at major events like WAMFest, Fairbridge Festival, and Tablelands Folk Festival.

The Wiggles Sound System

Join The Wiggles’ very own John, Anthony, and everyone’s favourite dinosaur, DJ Dorothy, along with special guests, for an electrifying evening of music remixes that will transport you back to your childhood. Dance the night away to reimagined versions of Wiggles classics, with hits that you grew up with, this event promises to be a night to remember for Wiggles fans! As the sun sets, get ready to party as you immerse yourself in the ultimate Wiggles experience with The Wiggles Sound System.

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This article was made in partnership with Queenscliff Music Festival.