The new digital festival comes as part of the state government’s Victoria Together initiative.
The Victorian government has just announced The Long Weekender, a new festival bringing your favourite music festival sets of the past to your homes this long weekend.
Hosted by the beloved Myf Warhurst, The Long Weekender will present curated sets from Victorian festivals, Golden Plains, Meredith, Brunswick Music Festival, Falls Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Yirramboi Festival, A Day On The Green, Share The Spirit and SummerSalt.
What you need to know
- Introducing The Long Weekender, the new digital festival from the Victorian government presenting some of your favourite sets of festivals past
- Punters can expect curated sets from Victorian festivals, Golden Plains, Meredith, Brunswick Music Festival, Falls Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and more
- Going down on Monday June 14, performances will come via Adalita, Courtney Barnett, Dirty Three, Frente!, Magic Dirt, The Meanies and many more
Keep up with all the festival news, reviews and interviews here.
As part of this, punters can expect to see memorable performances from a huge list of Victorian music luminaries and emerging stars. This includes the likes of Adalita, Archie Roach, Courtney Barnett, Dirty Three, Frente!, Magic Dirt, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Sampa The Great, The Meanies, Mo’Ju, Spiderbait, Simona Castricum, Total Giovanni and You Am I.
Other artists and bands set to appear on your screens include Alex Lahey, Alice Skye, Cable Ties, The Black Sorrows, Allara, The Cat Empire, Hachiku, James Henry, Loose Tooth, Sleep D and The Teskey Brothers.
So, what are the set times?
The timetables for the festival aren’t ready just yet but you can be rest assured there will be one stage and no clashes, while audiences will also be able to pause, rewind and fast forward the festival as much as they like between midday and midnight on Monday June 14, when The Long Weekender can be accessed.
The festival’s footage spans six hours, so perch up, grab some popcorn and get ready for an epic journey down memory lane. What’s more, The Long Weekender is totally free and will be streaming through ACMI’s video on-demand service, Cinema 3.
“I’m so chuffed to be involved in The Long Weekender as it’s the festival we can all enjoy from home, at a time when we literally can’t go to a festival,” Warhurst says.
“Not only is this the perfect way to support our much-loved local musicians when they need it the most, Victorians will get a necessary dose of live music recorded at some of the biggest and best festivals in this state.
“It’s the perfect way to celebrate the immense talent we have here in Victoria and get primed for a time when live music will once again be accessible to all, artist and fans alike.”
The Long Weekender is available for free on Monday June 14 from midday to midnight. Head here to reserve your ticket – you’ll even receive a reminder when the festival goes live.