News: Big bands and belly laughs on the Bellarine! Queenscliff Music Festival 2017 expands its line up

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Just when you thought the line up for Queenscliff Music Festival 2017 couldn’t get any bigger or better, it’s now time to announce the fourth round of comedy and culture coming to the coast.

The festival is excited to reveal the QMF Comedy Show, featuring side-splitting stand-up routines from four of Australia’s funniest. Ivan Aristeguieta migrated from Venezuela to Adelaide in 2012 and after only six months he’d collected his first Australian comedy award. Harley Breen has won over a legion of fans with his accessible and relatable comedy, seamlessly moving from material about the foibles of being a new-age dad to dodgy tales of his beloved old Kingswood. Young talent Demi Lardner has been doing stand-up since she was 16 and in the past five years has scored handfuls of awards and performed her unique brand of funny around the country and abroad. And rounding out the bunch is Nath Valvo. Whether it be his family, growing up in the 90’s, his hatred of cats, Grindr or self-serve supermarkets, Nath is becoming a favourite of many comedy lovers around Australia.

With the laughs well and truly covered, Queenscliff has also added a slew of new musicians to the list. Ranging from spirited singer-songwriters to charismatic and upbeat big bands, the lineup is a mega mix of genres, styles and tempos, and is sure to appeal to everyone’s musical tastes.

Get ready to embrace the urban orchestras as we welcome two 10-piece ensembles to the festival! If roots and world beats are your thing, look no further than Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence – energetic frontman Lamine Sonko will have you dancing to the beat of his band’s drum in no time. If Saturday Night Fever meets Boys II Men is more your style, then bust out your best moves for Sex on Toast. Dripping in 80s pizazz, this Melbourne based band look as good as they sound, and their synchronised dance moves are a sight to behold!

Raised on the healthy diet of blues, soul, gospel & rock n roll, vocalist Caiti Baker will bring her sultry stage presence to Queenscliff, whilst Melbourne based folksters The Mae Trio will deliver superb 3-part vocal harmonies for lovers of easy listening. Cherry Bar soul DJ Vince Peach is also back by overwhelming popular demand!

The fourth lineup is:

QMF Comedy Show featuring Ivan Aristeguieta, Harley Breen, Demi Lardner & Nath Valvo

plus…

Andie Isalie
Black Rabbit George
Caiti Baker
Creek
Hussy Hicks
The Imprints
James Franklin
Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence
The Mae Trio
Miss Eileen & King Lear
Pat Tierney
Sex On Toast
Spiritus
Ukulele Death Squad
Vince Peach

Tickets are selling faster than ever and there’s only a handful of Saturday tickets left! Prices are also set to increase September 1st unless sold out prior.

Running from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 November, Queenscliff Music Festival will pack more than a punch into Bellarine’s spectacular seaside village. Music, food, culture, laughs and fun for days!

 

 

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