MUSICFEST… it’s on – last minute tickets available

COUNTRY. BLUES AND FOLK music stars will be shining at Phillip Island Winery this Sunday 11 March for the first annual MUSICFEST Phillip Island.

Running from 12:30pm until 10:30pm – finishing with a bush dance under the stars with Paradiddle – and featuring some of Australia’s finest roots and acoustic musicians, MUSICFEST will be a unique day of classy roots, blues and folk music.

Cleeland Bus Lines is operating a shuttle bus out of Cowes on the hour (and return).

Pick-up points -$15 return ticket ($7.50 one way):
Cowes: Coles bus stop and RSL
Ventnor: Lyall Street and Grossard Point Road
Smith’s Beach: Back Beach Road

Performance times:
Main stage:

12:30 Rob Fairbairn and friends
1:15 Jacqui Sterling
1:50 Hugh McDonald
2:40 Little Stevies
3:30 Tropical Lounge
4:15 Lisa Miller Trio 
5:05 Zebra Crossing 
5:55 Tabasco Tom, Doc White and Broderick Smith 
6:45 Bern Carroll and Mrs Brown 
7:30 Mike McClellan 
9:00-10:30 Paradiddle Bush Band
Cellar Door Stage
3:15 Jacqui Sterling
4:00 The Plovers
4:45 Vampire Boogie
5:30 Vivace
6:15 Tropical Lounge 

Fine Cuts Enviromeat Luncheon ($80 ticket holders) begins 2:00pm


With acoustic legend Mike McClellan, nine-times ARIA-nominated Lisa Miller, plus the amazing indie-folksters, The Little Stevies, with ex-Redgummer Hugh McDonald, and the legendary Broderick Smith joining southern bluesmen Tabasco Tom and Doc White, among a host of other national and local performers, MUSICFEST is a not-to-missed event for Phillip Island.

Wine, food and soft-drinks available from the cellar door, plus food marquees, bring along a picnic lunch, chairs and rug to make a day of it.

Priority parking is available for ticket-holders, tickets will also be available from the gate. Entry is $40.

For tickets, call Phillip Island Winery 5956 8465, or they can be purchased directly from the website:

2 Responses to MUSICFEST… it’s on – last minute tickets available

  1. Mark says:


    just wanted to provide some feedback on the Music Festival. My wife and i attended with friends. Great venue and while not a stellar line up it was more than entertaining. The facitlites were fine and the paella was a winner. Couple of negatives to work on was when you say no alcohol and no glass you must then sell beer or let people BYO beer. This was a major downer. Also 2 bands going at same time caused poor sound for a number of acts on both stages. You need to move the smeall stage to the other side of the winery building or only have them play in the breaks between bands which you could make 15-20 minutes. great first effort and we will be back.


  2. tim says:

    Thanks Mark, I’m sorry to say our licence doesn’t allow BYO beer, HOWEVER, very good news, we’ve now got a Wine and Beer Producers licence… that’s going to bring a bit of joy we’d suspect to aficionados of the amber ale.
    And yes, we didn’t quite the separation needed between the two stages. Next year we’ll get that sorted. Be great to see you back next year.


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