MUSICFEST PHILLIP ISLAND will be back again in 2013 – put a circle around Sunday March 10. With a final tally of 830 for this year’s inaugural event, including the 113 diners in the Enviromeat big marquee, we’re pleased to declare the event a big success!
It was the perfect day. The eclectic mix of rootsy folk and acoustic music and the bush dance in the evening with Paradiddle (that absolutely went off!), plus perfect weather, combined to make a really fun event. Our huge thanks to all the performers who made the day such a success – and MC Gaeton who ran the main stage all day and kept the vibe nice and breezy.
We’ve started booking for next year and considering running a little longer into the evening – we’ll keep you posted (there was a large ’late shift’ who made the trip out to the concert at dusk this year - for Mike McClellan and the Bushdance with Paradiddle).
Our thanks also to all our friends and local business people who helped – to Jeff at Island Marquees, Phillip Island Skip and Toilet Hire, the Davies family (Richie and Sharon) and Enviromeat, Simon and the crew at OptimAV (for the brilliant sound), Trevor and Megan Ryan for the stage, also Rod (for all his help setting up and on the gate) and Jim Barnes from Tallangatta, Greg Price for his ‘second stage’, Dazzle signs, Miekle’s paella’s, Carole and Mary on the gate and our three French backpackers (Louis, Antona and Pierre), Cleeland Bus Lines for the shuttle service, and huge, huge thanks to our classy MC Gaeton and all the fabulous musicians.
Thanks also to Kim, Kathryn and the team at Destination Phillip Island, and the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
Lastly, thanks to the cheerful staff at Phillip Island Winery for all their hard work in making the day such a success.
We’ll be back again next year, bigger and even better – you can bank on it – with another eclectic mix of brilliant ‘rootsy’ songwriters and bands.
Put a circle around Sunday March 10 2013 (Labour Day Weekend) and keep watching this site for news and for details.
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
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