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Social calendar highlight: St Kilda Festival 2015

Every year since 1980, St Kilda Festival has been a giant celebration of Aussie and local musical talent. It's also a good excuse for a beverage with your mates. A lot of the St Kilda main drag shuts down to open things up for food stalls and concerts at a heap of locations. The 2015 festival also includes circus, workshops, comedy and visual arts, so there's something for everyone and its free: win, win. We learned this the hard way – wear sunscreen and sensible shoes.

The first line-up announcement is: award-winning electronic duo Audego, Torres Strait rapper Mau Power and Melbourne-based indie dance band I Know the Chief; as well as Murdena, Forest Falls, Simone and Girlfunkle, Better Than the Wizards, Echo Drama, Jude Perl and The D.Y.E.. Expect about 100 more acts to be announced!

The Festival will officially kick off on the Saturday with outdoor Indigenous festival Yalukit Wilum Ngargee: People Place Gathering, with acts including Benny Walker and soul group The Deans.

From Sunday 1 to Saturday 7, the Live N Local program will host local talent, including indie pop group Belle Roscoe, roots, rock and reggae group Centre and the South, and nine-piece soul band The Fabric.

Festival Sunday is the biggest event on the calendar, with big international acts and family orientated activities – including the annual Children's Fishing Workshop, face painting and the Hare Krishna Parade.

St Kilda Festival 2015 details

Address
Around St Kilda, St Kilda 3182

Telephone 03 9209 6777

Price FREE
More free events

Date 31 Jan 2015-08 Feb 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015 website

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