The 2022 St Kilda Festival may well be one of the best festivals the City of Port Phillip has ever thrown, with a massive lineup spread across three locations and nine days.
St Kilda Festival is returning in a new, COVIDsafe format in 2022, which will expand the festival into a nine-day live music and entertainment extravaganza.
Running from Saturday 5 February to Sunday 13 February – so chuck those dates in your calendar – the festival will spread its wings across some of the best locations the beautiful seaside suburb has to offer: O’Donnell Gardens and Acland Street, South Beach Reserve and the foreshore, and Catani Gardens and Fitzroy Street.
What you need to know
- St Kilda Festival
- Saturday 5 – Sunday 13 February 2022
- Full program to be announced on 10 January
- St Kilda Foreshore and surrounds, St Kilda
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St Kilda Festival dates, location and acts
- O’Donnell Gardens and Acland Street: Saturday 5 February
- South Beach Reserve at the iconic foreshore: Wednesday 9 – Saturday 12 February
- Catani Gardens and Fitzroy Street: Sunday 13 February
A huge local lineup including Daryl Braithwaite, Gordi, Barkaa, Baker Boy, Kee’ahn, KYE, The Lazy Eyes have just been announced, with more than 50 additional acts yet to be announced.
Stay up to date with what’s happening in Melbourne here.
The full program’s going to drop on 10 January with a special focus on First Nations artists. The New Music Competition returns as well, with performances from some of Victoria’s hottest up-and-coming artists recorded and screened to the public in an open-voting competition, the winner taking out a $5000 cash prize and an invitation to perform at the 2023 St Kilda Festival Main Stage.
Mayor of Port Phillip, Cr Marcus Pearl says: “The 2022 Festival will look a little different but we couldn’t be happier the show will go on. Supporting our local arts, entertainment and hospitality industries is very important to us. It’s also a wonderful way to spearhead the summer rebirth of our City as a place where people can connect and enjoy themselves, whether it’s listening to performers or chatting over a coffee and meal.”
The one-day event usually attracts more than 400,000 visitors to the St Kilda foreshore for a diverse program of
live Australian music, dance performances, workshops, sports demonstrations, community group activities, food and market stalls, extended business trading, roving entertainment and a dedicated family-friendly stage, and this year will prove no different, but with a whopping nine days of action and spread out crowds to fully enjoy the experience.
For all the info, head to the St Kilda Festival website here.