Tell us a bit about the history of the Mornington Winter Music Festival.
The Mornington Winter Jazz Festival began as a way to bring more visitors to this beautiful seaside town in winter. With more venues opening up, the festival rebranded to welcome more music genres and has been growing year after year.
What artists/bands has the festival attracted in the past?
The festival has attracted national and international artists including James Morrison, Kate Ceberano, Deborah Conway and Pierce Brothers, just to name a few. The event also focuses on younger up-and-coming musical talents.
What else happens at the festival? Is it just music?
The festival is predominantly a venue-based event with small 30-seat restaurants up to large music venues all jumping on board with free events supporting the live music scene. The street showcases eight music zones and kid’s activities including face-painting, music workshops, dancing and more.
Why is the Mornington Winter Music Festival important to the region?
The Mornington Peninsula is a popular tourist destination in the warmer months but in winter it comes alive as a place for live music, cozy dinners and so much more. The festival is an important event on the calendar with over 20 venues hosting live music over the June long weekend.
Have the conversations started about what’s in store for 2020?
They certainly have. Street corners, bars and restaurants will come alive again over the 2020 Queen’s Birthday weekend with the sights and sounds of the eighth Mornington Winter Music Festival. Planning has started and for those who want to perform, email us at [email protected].
The Mornington Winter Music Festival takes over the Peninsula town on the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Weekend, Friday June 5 – Monday June 8. Head to the festival website for more info.