MUSICFEST Phillip Island – A Day Of Roots, Blues and Folk Music: March 11

Mike McClellan at The Basement

Zebra Crossing

MUSICFEST PHILLIP ISLAND, a day of folk-roots-blues acoustic music is coming to PHILLIP ISLAND WINERY on Sunday 11th March, Labour Day long-weekend.

Check the website at www.musicfestphillipisland.com.au

With a 10-hour line-up of national and local acts from an all-weather stage in our beautiful grounds, and finishing with a BUSH DANCE under the stars, this is an event not to be missed.

Ticket sales are now open; you can buy tickets at:

The artist LINE-UP includes:

  • Country music legend MIKE McCLELLAN,
  • Pop-folk sensations THE LITTLE STEVIES,
  • Singer-songwriter and multi-ARIA nominated LISA MILLER,
  • Australian ukulele master AJ LEONARD’S TROPICAL LOUNGE,
  • Former Redgum frontman HUGH McDONALD,
  • Southern bluesmen TABASCO TOM and DOC WHITE,
  • The African rhythms of Zebra Crossing with VALANGA KHOZA, RAY PEREIRA and LEO DALE,
  • Local powerhouse vocalist BERN CARROLL,
  • Former Byron Bay singer-songwriter JACQUI STERLING,
  • With more to come…
  • And with PARADIDDLE BUSH BAND to finish the night with a BUSH DANCE under the stars.

Overlooking Bass Strait, on Phillip Island’s beautiful southern coastline, and only a stone’s throw from Pyramid Rock and the Penguin Parade, music begins at 12:30pm with continuous acts through the afternoon and evening, concluding at 10:00pm.

MUSICFEST PHILLIP ISLAND is a regional umbrella event under the 2012 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, concert patrons can also choose a fine-cuts enviromeat meal, three courses plus a complimentary glass of Phillip Island Winery’s finest, enjoyed from a ‘long-barbecue’ marquee right in the thick of the action.

Tickets are on sale now, numbers are limited, click on the link to BUY TICKETS.

Concert tickets: $40

Concert plus fine-cuts enviromeat meal: $80

The Little Stevies Hit ‘The Island’ This Wednesday

POP-FOLK SENSATIONS, The Little Stevies, are performing at Phillip Island Winery this coming Wednesday 11th January at 7:30pm.

With catchy pop melodies, and tight harmonies, the internationally-recognised Little Stevies have a string of ‘indie’ hits to their credit, including Accidentally, and Come to Miss You.

They were were a sensation at Port Fairy Music Festival in 2011 and have toured the US and Canada to wide acclaim, recording in LA and appearing at New York’s CMJ and Ottawa’s OCFF music conferences.

With a breezy style reflecting a long line of great Australian ‘Alt-pop acts’ such as Frente, Ben Lee and Dan Kelly, they have stunned audiences everywhere with their delicious harmonies, musicianship and catchy and accessible songs.

The Little Stevies now have a string of successful albums behind them; their latest, Attention Shoppers, was recorded in LA with producer Ethan Allen.

Cost of entry to The Little Stevies is $10. Light platter meals, delicious Phillip Island Wines and soft-drinks are available.

The Little Stevies are also a feature act at MUSICFEST Phillip Island (www.musicfestphillipisland.com.au), to be staged at Phillip Island Winery on Sunday March 11 (the long weekend).

They’ll be joined by a mighty line-up of roots and acoustic music acts like Mike McClellan, Lisa Miller, Hugh McDonald and many more – with an old time bush dance with Paradiddle to finish off the night.

Phillip Island Winery

414 Berrys Beach Road

Ventnor

ph: 5956 8465

www.phillipislandwines.com.au

‘Red Hot Lovers’ And ‘Little Stevies’ At Winery

IT’S A MONTH of ‘radio’ theatre and music at Phillip Island Winery.

Now into its second week and with a short five night season, Phillip Island’s Offshore Theatre is staging Neil Simon’s classic comedy, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, as a radio play at the cellar door.

Directed by Stephanie Daniel, Last of the Red Hot Lovers is a very funny set-piece from the swinging ’60s. It follows the exploits of Barney Cashman, who wants to join the sexual revolution but fails hilariously in seduction with Elaine, a sexpot, Bobbi, an actress, and his wife’s best friend, Jeanette.

We began the radio-play series last summer with Noel Coward’s comedy, Blithe Spirit. It was huge fun. It’s like the old days of the ABC when audiences would flock to Gordon Street to see actors playing their parts into a microphone.

It is now sold out for all nights, but we are looking at a return season at the end of the month. If we can arrange it with the actors, tickets will again be $30, which includes a light platter meal.

Splitting the play dates, pop-folk sensations The Little Stevies are performing at the winery this Wednesday 11th January at 7:30pm.

With catchy pop melodies, and tight harmonies, the internationally-recognised Little Stevies have a string of ‘indie’ hits to their credit, including Accidentally, and Come to Miss You. Cost of entry to The Little Stevies is $10.