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: www.musicfestphillipisland.com.au

Sculpture Culture, Food And Wine

COINCIDING WITH MUSICFEST, Phillip Island Winery is pleased to announce the opening of an exciting sculpture exhibition, SCULPTURE CULTURE, Food and Wine, to be staged at the winery from 4th March until 10th April (Easter Tuesday).

CELESTE by John Abery. Medium: wood

Featuring sculptural works by leading and emerging Victorian artists, the pieces - in ferro-cement, bronze, glass, polished aluminium, wood and steel – will be on display around Phillip Island Winery’s grounds and cellar door. With Bass Strait as a backdrop, and sweeping rural views, it is the perfect environment for these dramatic sculptural works.

Artists whose works will be featured include JOHN ABERY, SIAN ADNAM, HELEN BRISTOL, PAUL HEARNSHAW, BOB HICKMAN, NICOLA HOYLE, PAUL JESSE, ANDREW KASPER, MARTIN KEOGH, HELEN McINNES, MARGARET McPHERSON, ANGELA NEWBERRY, FATEMEH VAFAEINEJAD, and TREVOR WHEELER.

This stunning exhibition is part of a cultural feast over the month of March at Phillip Island Winery, conducted as a regional umbrella event under the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

On days other than Sunday 11th March when the grounds will be jumping to the sounds of MusicFest Phillip Island, admission to the sculpture exhibition will be free.

All works are available for purchase. Watch this site for more details and images.