News: Russell Morris leads the fifth & final announce for Queenscliff Music Festival 2017 

RUSSELL mORRIS QMF

Locals and a legend are rounding out the fifth & final announcement for Queenscliff Music Festival 2017, which drops along with the news that the festival has now sold out of Saturday tickets. With 2-day tickets already sold out, less than 200 3-day tickets up for grabs, and less than 200 Sunday tickets, Queenscliff Music Festival WILL sell out for a second year in a row, and it’s tipped to happen sooner than expected!

Australian music icon Russell Morris is the last big name to join the festival, and he will bring his extensive back catalogue of hits plus his latest Blues Trilogy numbers to the big stage this November, adding to the line up of acts storming the stage on the festival’s Sunday line up. Also announced is Warrnambool bred, Melbourne based folkster and man of many odd socks Didirri, North-East Arnhem Land’s Yirrmal and 30-piece Geelong based girl band the Sweethearts.

A strong group of local musicians join this final act announcement, capping off a spectacular role call of acts from Bernard Fanning to Nai Palm, The Temper Trap to Beccy Cole, from international icon Jon Cleary and his Monster Gentlemen to the surprise hit of Bigsound Stella Donnelly.

The local contingent includes Apollo Bay teen rockers The Refuge, 15-year-old musician Heath Robertson, and his singer-songwriter mother Andrea Robertson, with both The Refuge and Andrea also announced as the lucky dual recipients of the QMF Emerging Artist Grant for 2017. Now in its 7th year, the grant sees each act receive funding to record, produce and promote a new album as well as nab a slot to perform at the festival.

QMF 2017 is also excited to announce that The Blues Train is back. Now in its 23rd year, it is Australia’s longest rolling, dedicated Blues music venue. During the festival weekend, the train departs from Queenscliff station and travels to Lakers Siding before returning, offering beautiful views of Swan Bay and the Bellarine Peninsula. For more info, head to https://www.thebluestrain.com.au  

The fifth & final lineup list in full is….

Andrea Robertson Band
Bec Goring
Didirri
Heath Robertson Band
Hey Mammoth
Izzy Losi & The Auracles
Rough River
Russell Morris
Sagamore
Sweethearts
The Refuge
Tides of Welcome
Tom Richardson
True Spirit Revival Yoga
Yirrmal & The Miliyawutj

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!

Tickets and info: www.qmf.net.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/queenscliffmusfest
Twitter: twitter.com/QueenscliffFest
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/QueenscliffMusicFest

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