Live music heads back to the Bellarine

November 25, 2021 BY

Julia Stone will be one of the headliners at the new By The Pier Festival. Photos: SUPPLIED

LIVE music events are coming back to the Bellarine Peninsula, with the Bellarine Music Festival to run throughout next month and By The Pier to take place in March.

The Bellarine Music Festival kicks off on December 11 with an impressive line-up of Aussie music royalty and the excitement doesn’t stop for the rest of the month, with shows at the Bellarine Estate winery every Saturday and Sunday excluding the Christmas weekend.

There is also a special New Year’s Day event to celebrate 2022 in proper style.

Organised by Premier Artists, the aim of the outdoor concert series is to get live music happening in the regions again, with a line-up that features the likes of Brian Mannix & The Androids, Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks, Daryl Braithwaite, Forever 80s, and The Black Sorrows, plus many more.

Brad O’Brien from Premier Artists said the team had been working diligently behind the scenes to release a series of shows supporting Australian talent, with more to come.

“Teaming up with Bellarine Estate and MoonMother, where we have run successful shows in the past, was the logical place to launch the Bellarine Music Festival.

“It’s great to get back into regional Victoria where we can provide entertainment for the locals, as well as attract lots of other visitors to the region.”

The Bellarine Music Festival will feature a swathe of Aussie artists, including Ross Wilson.

Queenscliff’s new music festival By The Pier, presented by the team behind the Queenscliff Music Festival, revealed the lineup for its first edition on Monday this week.

Running across the last weekend of March in an intimate festival format, the headliners will be San Cisco on March 25; Client Liason, Julia Stone and Briggs on March 26; and Vera Blue on March 27.

Tickets will be limited with a single outdoor stage set up on the familiar festival stomping ground of the Queenscliff foreshore, all aimed at providing a vibrant three days of sensational sounds, gourmet food trucks, bars, and a DJ tent.

“We’re super excited to see the return of music festivals and to be able to present such a stellar line up of Aussie artists for our inaugural event,” By The Pier director Andrew Orvis said.

“We can’t wait to party in Queenscliff with you in March.”

Tickets for the Bellarine Music Festival are on sale now. Head to their website.

General tickets for By The Pier go on sale at noon tomorrow (Friday, November 26). Head to their website.

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