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  • ANNOUNCED

    NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

    PLUS MORE TO COME

    BOOKINGS

  • C O N T E N T SMINISTERS MESSAGE + MAYORS MESSAGE PG. 6POSTER ARTIST + MERCHANDISE PG. 8ARTIST BIOS PG. 10-20FRIDAY TIMETABLE PG. 21SATURDAY TIMETABLE PG. 22, 23SUNDAY TIMETABLE PG. 24, 25SITE MAPS PG. 26, 27FOOD STALLS PG. 28-31KIDS QUARTER PG. 32, 33ARTIST BIOS (CONTINUED) PG. 34-41WELCOME TO QMF PG. 42HANDY STUFF TO KNOW PG. 44, 45ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PG. 46

    C O N T E N T SC O N T E N T S

  • S I M O N A N D S T I N GTO U R .CO M PA U L S I M O N .CO M S T I N G.CO M

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  • 6Welcome to the Queenscliff Music Festival, one of Victorias favourite regional music and cultural celebrations and a major tourism drawcard.

    Renowned as the rst major all-ages festival on the Australian summer music festival calendar, the

    Queenscliff Music Festival has earned a reputation for showcasing high calibre international and Australian performers, as well as emerging artists.

    Since 1997, this iconic family-friendly event has attracted thousands of visitors to the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula ahead of the traditional summer peak holiday period, delivering signi cant economic and social bene ts to Queenscliff and surrounding towns.

    Evaluations have found that almost 40 per cent of visitors to the festival stay in and around Queenscliff for two nights driving increased trade for local accommodation, tourism and hospitality operators, as well as retailers.

    The Victorian Government is proud to be supporting the 18th Queenscliff Music Festival as part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring regional Victoria shares the economic bene ts of our thriving tourism and events sector.

    I wish you a highly enjoyable time at the festival and also encourage you to take time to experience Queenscliffs and the Bellarines many other attractions.

    The Hon. Louise Asher MPMinister for Tourism and Major Events

    On behalf of the Borough of Queenscliffe it gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to the 2014 Queenscliff Music Festival. This incredible musical event has grown to become an annual highlight of the regions events calendar.

    Now in its 18th year, the festival returns once again to

    Princess Park overlooking picturesque Port Phillip Bay and festival-goers have the option of low-cost camping accommodation, enabling a bigger and more diverse audience to enjoy the festival.Queenscliffs grand buildings and stunning coastal environment provide the perfect backdrop to this three-day celebration of contemporary Australian

    and world music, and for the rst time a comedy line up.

    I encourage you to take time out from the musical feast to taste the many other delights of the region including our great beaches, boutiques, galleries, cafes, hotels and harbour. I also encourage you to return over the summer to further enjoy the regions attractions and hospitality.

    Congratulations to the organisers of the Queenscliff Music Festival for a spectacular program in 2014. The festival certainly continues to get bigger and better than ever. Let the music begin!

    Cr Helene CameronBorough of Queenscliffe Mayor

    M I N I S T E R S M E S S A G E

    M AY O R S M E S S A G E

    M I N I S T E R S M E S S A G EM I N I S T E R S M E S S A G E

    better than ever. Let the music begin!

    Cr Helene Cameron

  • 8Meredith Earls is a Melbourne based designer and artist who grew up on the Bellarine Peninsula. She is represented by Boom Gallery, Geelong. More of her work can be viewed at www.meredithearls.com or

    www.boomgallery.com.au

    P OSTER ARTIST: MEREDITH E ARL S

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    Live Music

    Barefoot BowlsLounge Bar

    Queenscliff Bowling Tennis & Croquet Club

    Saturday 6-9 Sunday 12-3

    Opens @ 11am

    Everyones Welcome

    QMFsNewest Venue

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    From haunting acoustic ballads to big band rocknsoul guaranteed to make you move, Dan Sultan delivers a dynamic live set. The two time ARIA award winning artist returned this year with his fourth album Blackbird. Recorded in Nashville with acclaimed producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Modest Mouse, Kings Of Leon), it debuted at number 4 on the ARIA charts. It took out the coveted spot of triple js feature album and earned plenty of positive reviews. Earlier this year, Sultan supported Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, and then followed it up with a huge national tour this winter with sold-out shows around the country before heading off to perform in London, New York and Los Angeles. In 2010, along with the two ARIAs for Best Blues And Roots Album and Male Artist of the Year, Sultan also scooped up two Deadly Awards and two AIR Awards. Dan Sultans star is swiftly on the rise.Friday Lighthouse Stage 10:45pm 12:00am

    DAN SULTANR O C K

    Too few bands inspire listeners to dance from dusk until dawn, but The Jezabels, with their own brand of bold pop, have never had that problem. Their latest single Time to Dance from their latest album The Brink has been getting people up and moving across the globe in the past couple of months, from the muddy elds of Glastonbury Festival to London Calling Fest, T In The Park, to Montreaux Jazz Festival, Fire y Festival and New Yorks legendary Bowery Ballroom and all points

    in between. With all that constant movement, its only tting that the video was lmed in the city that never sleeps. Rich guitars, synth-hooks and thundering drums build the perfect back drop for Hayley Marys hypnotic voice.Saturday Lighthouse Stage 11:00pm 12:00am

    THE JEZ ABEL S

    P O P

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    THE CHURCH

    HIATUS K AIYOTEEvery so often a band comes along that captures the collective imagination. A band that has all the essential elements in place to become a musical movement. The music of Hiatus Kaiyote strikes the perfect note, merging poetry and polyrhythms. On the bands debut album Tawk Tomahawk, its as if the vast desert landscape has opened up, borrowing ingredients from far-reaching lands to concoct a distinctive avour that is the essence of all its parts. Each song whispers of delicious, ancient stories untold. Hiatus Kaiyote has a style that cant be easily pinpointed. Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Tupac Shakur, Flying Lotus, traditional amenco and music from Mali and Colombia have in uenced the group. Youre eradicating labels of barriers, says Nai Palm. The words are important, but the way theyre shaped makes them malleable for the listener to absorb. How you proceed involves a larger activity, and I love that. Friday Lighthouse Stage 7:00 8:00pm

    S O U L

    The Church continue to rede ne what it is to be a band. Guiding the band though their career has been a combination of chemistry, talent and a desire for excellence. Their unique and distinctive guitar sounds paired with their thought-provoking lyrics have succeeded in inspiring both the audience and the critics imagination the world over. In recent years the band have continued on their creative trajectory, and with their induction into the 2010 ARIA Hall Of Fame, they have been

    able to re ect on their huge body of work as they continue to be proli c and pursue their artistic aspirations both live and in the studio. Rolling Stone Australia gave their last album Untitled #23 an unprecedented 5 star review - a stunningly ambitious album of shimmering rock. A comment that underpins the bands ability to continue to produce progressive and engaging music to this day.Saturday Lighthouse Stage 9:00 10:15pm

    R O C K

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    Inspired by their celebrated rendition of Paul Kellys Inspired by their celebrated rendition of Paul Kellys Meet Me in the Middle of the AirMeet Me in the Middle of the Air, the harmony super group that is Eddie Perfect and Tripod have re-united group that is Eddie Perfect and Tripod have re-united to craft a collection of gorgeous vocal arrangements to craft a collection of gorgeous vocal arrangements of iconic Australian hits across the ages. In its of iconic Australian hits across the ages. In its Australian debut performance, Australian Songs is a Australian debut performance, Australian Songs is a hand-picked playlist of fair-dinkum winners, ltered hand-picked playlist of fair-dinkum winners, ltered through four of the most idiosyncratic voices and through four of the most idiosyncratic voices and musical brains working on the Australian stage today. musical brains working on the Australian stage today. Perfect Tripod delivers a veritable zodiac of Australian Perfect Tripod delivers a veritable zodiac of Australian music star signs you should expect - the Crawl, music star signs you should expect - the Crawl,

    the Chisel, the Budgie, the Voice - also some newer constellations in the Aussie songwriting rmament; the Cowgirl, the... Gotye? ARIA Award winner Tripods decades of inventive harmony and Helpmann Award winning Eddie Perfects peerless skill as a composer and interpreter combine to make Perfect Tripod: Australian Songs, a beautiful show packed with breathtaking singing; delivered with the sort of playful con dence that can only come with a serious combination of skills and experience on the stage. Saturday Lighthouse Stage 1:00 2:00pm

    PERFECT TRIPODAUSTR ALIAN SONGS

    Australian Funk/Soul/Hip Hop legends Skunkhour come to Queenscliff Music Festival to perform a special classic album set. Playing their internationally lauded self-titled debut from 1993, song by song. Fused with sinuous grooves, magnetic rhythms, brass hooks, and compelling interwoven dual vocals, the debut album sold world-wide and introduced the band as a wholly original force on the Australian music landscape. Known for their energetic

    sets as well as the depth and diversity of their music, the band reforms for Queenscliff Music Festival to bring a classic back to life. Few Australian bands have crossed as many genres or opened as many doors as Skunkhour. The rst Australian funk hip hop soul rock band to gain a national and international audience and, in the process, blaze a trail for contemporary Aussie hip hop and groove music. Friday Lighthouse Stage 8:45 10:00pm

    SKUNKHOUR

    H I P H O P

    P O P

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    When he debuted in 2002 with the album To Let, Xavier Rudd began a journey that would see him become one of the most iconic voices in Australian music, literally and guratively. With each new album, this journey has wound like a river making its way toward the ocean - twisting and turning, owing and cascading as it relentlessly pushes forward. Introducing himself as an artist of both imagination and conscience, Xavier Rudds ability to marry uplifting melodies with thought-provoking themes and concepts produced music that, one way or another, made you feel good. With an array of guitars, yidakis (didgeridoos), stomp box and percussion, Rudd re-introduced a lot of Australians to the sounds and stories of the lands original owners, while introducing the rest of the world to an entirely new sound altogether. Sunday Lighthouse Stage 4:00 5:30pm

    B L U E S & R O O T S

    X AVIER RUDD

    THE WAIFSThe past three years of living life in different countries, hemispheres and timezones have seen touring take a backseat for The Waifs. Individually, Donna, Vikki and Josh have been busy traveling, relocating and nesting with family, however music has always remained an essential part of everyday life. The Waifs will be temporarily reunited on home soil this November.Theyll be performing favourite tracks spanning their 20 year career plus a few new songs thrown in for good measure. From a journey that began in 1992, with two sisters and a friend traveling in a van playing gigs for anyone and anywhere, to half a million record sales locally and multiple ARIA awards, The Waifs have plenty of tales to tell through their music. Sunday Lighthouse Stage 2:30 3:30pm

    F O L K

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    Aluka, want to share with you the majesty of the human voice. After releasing their debut album in April 2013 to critical acclaim, Aluka head back to Queenscliff to once again beguile audiences with their unique take on pop infused vocal experimentation. Since forming in 2008, Aluka have honed the art of writing music speci cally for the human voice. It is this ingenuity and fresh take on the a cappella genre that has seen them make fans the world over. Alukas sometimes dreamy, sometimes epic live show will knock your socks off, and these ladies will do so using only what they came into the world with, their voices.Saturday Salt Lounge 12:45 1:30pmSaturday Queenscliff Inn 2:45 3:30pmSunday Stoked On Hesse 12:30 1:15pm

    At just 22, award winning singer/songwriter At just 22, award winning singer/songwriter Andrew Redford has gained experience which Andrew Redford has gained experience which belies his years. The multi-instrumentalist has won belies his years. The multi-instrumentalist has won the Teen QSong Award, Billy Thorpe Scholarship the Teen QSong Award, Billy Thorpe Scholarship and the Telstra Road to Discovery. Recognized and the Telstra Road to Discovery. Recognized internationally, he has been winning over hearts internationally, he has been winning over hearts everywhere with his unique blend of acoustic indie/everywhere with his unique blend of acoustic indie/pop. Andrew has been touring with and supporting pop. Andrew has been touring with and supporting Australian acts including Pete Murray and Shannon Australian acts including Pete Murray and Shannon Noll. His Telstra Road To Discovery win afforded Noll. His Telstra Road To Discovery win afforded him the opportunity to head to Song Studios in him the opportunity to head to Song Studios in Nashville, as well as perform at iconic venues and Nashville, as well as perform at iconic venues and music festivals. Andrews music has earned him a music festivals. Andrews music has earned him a loyal band of youtube followers, while his lyrics and loyal band of youtube followers, while his lyrics and live performances have been likened to Ben Gibbard live performances have been likened to Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran.(Death Cab For Cutie), Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran.Sunday Glaneuse Stage 12:45 1:15pm

    ALUK A ANDREW REDFORD

    S O U L P O P

    ine Tyrrells songs smell of the saltiness of her home on the west coast of Ireland. She grew up sitting amongst Irish traditional music royalty, learning early the craft of storytelling through song from her father. Her travels have been as extensive as her in uences, and her infectious melodies have won her loyal fan bases in several pockets of the globe. She has quickly established herself an artist to watch in the Australian music scene with the amazing outcome of her recent crowd funding campaign which has brought support from all across the scene and world. Its no wonder that the Queenscliff Music Festival has recently awarded her the Emerging Artist Grant with her live performances full of honesty and passion for her music.Saturday QMF Express (Carriage C) Departs 11am, 12mid, 1pmSaturday Stoked On Hesse 3:30 4:15pmSunday Salt Lounge 1:30 2:15pm

    To group 21 year old Alister Turrill in with other young roots players would be a mistake. His playing style blends a true form of blues with complex song writing seldom seen in someone so young. Alister won the 2011 Melbourne Youth in Blues award, and as a result has been taking guidance from Australias most respected blues artists. Hes shared the stage with Jeff Lang, Geoff Achison and Lloyd Spiegel on several occasions and has supported the likes of Ash Grunwald, Tim Freedman, Shane Howard and Charlie Parr. Its the raw, uninhibited honesty of his song writing, evident on his debut album Reverence & Resonance, that has seen him charm crowd after crowd at each of his performances. A young man wise beyond his years.Friday The Pavilion 9:30 10:30pmSaturday Queenscliff Inn 11:00 11:45amSaturday QMF Express (Carriage B) Departs 2, 3, 4pmSunday Bowling Club 1:00 1:45pm

    INE T YRRELL ALISTER TURRILL

    F O L K B L U E S & R O O T S

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    Angie McMahon is a 20 year old soulful folk singer/songwriter from Melbourne. In 2013 she won the opportunity to tour with Bon Jovi across Australia and perform as the bands opening act, thanks to the Telstra Road to Discovery program. Though still extremely young, Angie has also supported Matt Corby, and completed a music performance program in Los Angeles. She is now gigging across Melbourne and recording her rst EP.Sunday Glaneuse Stage 12:00 12:30pm

    Somewhere wandering the streets of Brunswick is Somewhere wandering the streets of Brunswick is a jazz guitar student with a baby face, a what you a jazz guitar student with a baby face, a what you lookin at mate haircut and chops any young muso lookin at mate haircut and chops any young muso would die for. She hails from the Surfcoast, but her would die for. She hails from the Surfcoast, but her recent migration has seen her popping up on bills recent migration has seen her popping up on bills around Melbourne and oversees. With soulful vocals around Melbourne and oversees. With soulful vocals coupled with a never-ending bag of blues infused coupled with a never-ending bag of blues infused riffery, Bec Goring maintains a striking contrast riffery, Bec Goring maintains a striking contrast among songs. Backed by a trio with equally as much among songs. Backed by a trio with equally as much grunt and talent, Bec swings between songs about grunt and talent, Bec swings between songs about relationships, adversity and all the important stuff relationships, adversity and all the important stuff that keeps the world going round. that keeps the world going round. Saturday Stoked On Hesse 12:30 1:15pmSaturday Stoked On Hesse 12:30 1:15pmSaturday The Pavilion 5:15 6:00pmSaturday The Pavilion 5:15 6:00pmSunday QMF Express (Carriage C) Departs 1 & 2pmSunday QMF Express (Carriage C) Departs 1 & 2pm

    Australian Blues and Roots band Blue Shaddy are a band with connections. Founding members, Jim McClelland, Graham McClelland and Sandy McClelland are all family, born and bred in the Western Australian town of Kellerberrin. These three have not lost that rustic, relaxed country charm that has endeared them to so many over the years. Known for their infectious amalgamation of blues, roots and country thats played with an energetic physical presence and power that leaves you with a broad smile. An infectious family band with an energy thats tough to beat.Friday Hippos Stage 8:00 9:00pmSaturday QMF Express (Carriage D) Departs 2, 3, 4pmSaturday Glaneuse Stage 10:15 11:15pm

    Archer is an old-time sing song man. Others note that hes an outsider. He lives out there for sure, somewhere with no xed address, anywhere or nowhere. Archer is hard to pin down. Born in North Carolina, hes found a roaming home in Australia. He plucks guitar, writes and plays country bush blues, and every new song from Archer sounds 100 years old. His music is stripped back and simple. His in uences skip back generations to the traditional country singers. Tex Morton, Smilin Billy Blinkhorn, guys like that. He learned to sing up North with the Paci c Islanders. Hes a musical drifter, picking up stories wherever he goes, polishing them into honest songs. Theres a sense with Archer that his music exists outside of time. Which makes sense, because he exists outside of place.Saturday Glaneuse Stage 12:00 12:45pmSaturday Salt Lounge 3:15 4:00pmSunday QMF Express (Carriage A) Departs 11am, 12pmSunday Stoked On Hesse 2:30 3:15pmSunday Bowling Club 1:00 1:45pm

    ANGIE MCMAHON

    BEC GORING & THE ELWOOD WINTERS

    BLUE SHADDY

    ARCHER

    P O P

    B L U E S & R O O T S

    B L U E S & R O O T S

    B L U E S & R O O T S

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    Claire Hooper is best known across Australia for her role as a Team Captain on Network TENs Good News Week, which she did for four years, but for comedy fans it is her wonderfully inventive, skilful and completely engaging stage shows that set her apart. She has appeared on Rove Live, ABC TVs The Sideshow, The Comedy Channels Stand Up Australiaand the Melbourne International Comedy Festivals Great Debate with Stephen K Amos and Greg Fleet. Claire still regularly performs in comedy rooms across the country. Since then she has written and performed six brilliant solo shows, released her rst book, Love Bites through ABC Books and also written, directed and performed in a number of theatre shows, though not necessarily all at the same time.Sunday Hippos Stage 12:15 1:30pm

    CL AIRE HO OPER

    C O M E D YThe Christopher Coleman Collective have been selling out shows around the country since releasing their debut album in March this year. Known for his exuberant and charming stage presence, Coleman and his Collective traverse folk, blues and rock, weaving evocative, narrative driven songs, banter, and audience sing-a-longs for a show that has been described as an incredible hour of organic, seemingly effortless, and inspiring music (Aphra Magazine) and captivating and mesmerizing, making it easy to become lost in Colemans world (The AU Review). The self-titled debut album opened at number three on the Australian iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts, and has been met with rave reviews across Australia.Saturday QMF Express (Carriage B) Departs 11am, 12mid, 1pmSaturday Queenscliff Inn 4:00 4:45pmSaturday Vue Grand 8:30 9:30pmSunday Glaneuse Stage 3:15 4:15pm

    CHRISTOPHER COLEMAN COLLECTIVE

    F O L K

    The Bombay Royale are purveyors of vintage The Bombay Royale are purveyors of vintage Bollywood inspired sounds. From lonesome Bollywood inspired sounds. From lonesome spaghetti to surf rock to spine-bending space spaghetti to surf rock to spine-bending space disco, all overlaid with the voices of protagonists disco, all overlaid with the voices of protagonists The Tiger and The Lady singing in Hindi, Bengali The Tiger and The Lady singing in Hindi, Bengali and other languages. Originally conceived by The and other languages. Originally conceived by The Skipper, The Bombay Royale have travelled far from Skipper, The Bombay Royale have travelled far from their home in the suburban wilds of Melbourne and their home in the suburban wilds of Melbourne and taken their unique sound to audiences in Europe, taken their unique sound to audiences in Europe, UK and the USA, where their performances have UK and the USA, where their performances have been met with astonishment and critical acclaim. been met with astonishment and critical acclaim. The Bombay Royales debut album The Bombay Royales debut album You Me Bullets Love reached number one on the iTunes World reached number one on the iTunes World Music charts. In June 2014, the band unleashed Music charts. In June 2014, the band unleashed its trademark sound yet again and set off on an its trademark sound yet again and set off on an extraordinary musical safari on their new album extraordinary musical safari on their new album The Island of Doctor ElectricoIsland of Doctor Electrico. Saturday Hippos Stage 6:15 7:15pmSaturday Hippos Stage 6:15 7:15pmSunday Hippos Stage 3:30 4:30pmSunday Hippos Stage 3:30 4:30pm

    Charles Jenkins is a Melbourne songwriter and performer with more than 25 years experience in the industry. Starting out with the rockabilly/punk out t The Mad Turks from Istanbul and moving through to power-pop band Icecream Hands, Charles is now forging a successful solo career and receiving critical acclaim. Charles has recorded and released 14 albums, both locally and internationally, including his solo albums Bungalow and Bungalow and Bungalow The City Gates and with his band The Zhivagos, Blue Atlas, Walk This Ocean, Love Your Crooked Neighbour With Your Crooked Heart and earlier this year Your Crooked Heart and earlier this year Your Crooked Heart Too Much Water In The Boat. With all this experience comes a re ned style and a strong understanding of himself as a musician. Saturday Vue Grand 12:00 1:00pmSaturday Stoked On Hesse 2:30 3:15pmSunday QMF Express (Carriage A) Departs 1 & 2pm

    THE BOMBAY ROYALE CHARLES JENKINS

    W O R L D R O C K

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    Australias hottest bluegrassers, the Davidson Brothers, are fast becoming well known on the world stage for their high powered acoustic performances and extraordinary musicianship.The Davidson Brothers live and breathe bluegrass. Making music together for over 20 years, Hamish and Lachie have developed into extraordinary musicians, mastering instruments such as the ddle, banjo and mandolin. Having toured the United States, Europe and Australia, their outstanding ability to entertain has seen the highly awarded brothers release seven studio albums and lead the way for a new acoustic wave on the Australian music scene.Friday Glaneuse Stage 6:00 7:00pmSaturday Stoked On Hesse 1:30 2:15pmSaturday Bowling Club 6:00 6:45pmSunday QMF Express (Carriage D) Departs 11am, 12pm

    D.D Dumbo is the most exciting artist to come out of Castlemaine, Victoria in quite some time.D.Ds debut release is a ve-track self-titled EP, which is aptly described as experimental blues loop pop. It is available as a limited edition 12 and a digital bundle via The Blue Rider, a Trans-Atlantic singles label responsible for introducing the likes Jagwar Ma and Kilo Kish to the world. Lead single Tropical Oceans has already made its mark on numerous blogs around the world, including Line of Best Fit, Abeano, The Guardian and NME. D.D Dumbo is really an Australian export to be proud of. Saturday Hippos Stage 1:45 2:45pm

    DAVIDSON BROTHERS D.D DUMBO

    C O U N T R Y B L U E S & R O O T S

    With his accessible humour and free owing style, Daves success as a comic has quickly broadened into a range of performance credits in TV, radio and on stage. Dave hosted the rst 3 seasons of Channel 31s Studio A in Victoria, seeing the show through to win Best Live Show and Most Outstanding Program of The Year at the 2009 Channel 31 Antenna Awards. Since then he has been a guest on Network Tens Talkin bout Your Generation, a regular guest on Good News Week, The Circle, Agony Uncles, Spicks and Specks and even The Project. He has even been seen on two Melbourne International Comedy Festival Galas. His solo debut performance at the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival garnered a nomination for Best Newcomer for his show Euromission and he has returned to the Comedy Festival each year since. Its been a meteoric rise to fame in a very small period of time for someone who is sure to become a household name in Australian comedy.Sunday Hippos Stage 12:15 1:30pm

    Colin Lane is best known as the Lano from Lano and Woodley, Australias best loved comedy duo.In almost 20 years together Lano & Woodley won the coveted Perrier Award for best show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, starred in their own television series and toured sold out shows across the country. Since the farewell tour in 2006, Colin has appeared in Dons Party for the Melbourne Theatre Company, followed by a season with the Sydney Theatre Company. He presented Wine Me, Dine Me and Kings of Comedy for the Nine Network and has made numerous appearances on ABC TVs Spicks and Specks and Network Tens Good News Week. 2014 saw Colin return to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his live show Colin Lane Presents, which all but sold out its festival season.Sunday Hippos Stage 12:15 1:30pm

    DAVE THORNTONCOLIN L ANE

    C O M E D Y C O M E D Y

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    Georgia Rodgers is at the beginning of her musical path. When you hear her play guitar, you will ask yourself how can she only be 15? It is just not possible! Every ounce of passion and intensity she has mustered in her short life goes into every note she plays. Georgia leaves nothing on the stage. Then she opens her mouth and sings and thats it, mind blown. Shes been a long time guitarist with renowned local act Sweethearts. Now its time to check out her solo show, it wont disappoint.Saturday Queenscliff Inn 12:15 1:00pm

    Emma Swift and Chris Pickering are two compadres that both grew up in rural Australia, yet it took the creative furnace of Music City, Nashville, USA, to bind them together as musical souls and collaborators. Both based there independently a few short years ago, it wasnt long before they found each other and bonded over music during a night in an East Nashville bar neither of them can remember.Saturday Glaneuse Stage 4:15 5:15pm

    GEORGIA ROD GERSEMMA SWIFT & CHRIS PICKERING

    B L U E S & R O O T SC O U N T R Y

    Renowned for pumping out high-energy jams & ferocious live shows, Melbourne genre benders The Delta Riggs have recently dropped Supersonic Casualties, the deliciously groovy 1st cut from their forthcoming 2nd album Dipz Zebazios. Where Hex.Lover.Killer drew highly from darker earthbound Lover.Killer drew highly from darker earthbound Lover.Killerenergies & ethereal journeys, Dipz Zebazios provides a more boisterous, off the cuff and tripped out party atmosphere. Supersonic Casualties seems an apt title for these intrepid musical wanderers & the accompanying clip sees them embark on an epic odyssey through intergalactic psychedelia. Supersonic Casualties is a bold step on this young bands career, and an insight into what we can expect from the forthcoming Dipz Zebazios.Friday Hippos Stage 9:30 10:45pm

    Mia Dyson, Liz Stringer and Jen Cloher are three names synonymous with great song writing and powerful live performances. In 2013 Dyson, Stringer and Cloher claimed their place on the Australian live music scene with an extensive 35 date tour of Australia. To commemorate the shows, they released an EP of brand new songs making many reviewers Best Of lists.With eleven albums, ARIA Awards, Australian Music Prize short listings and countless other accolades between them, all three songwriters have forged careers in Australia and overseas to an ever growing audience. Sharing one band, theyll play songs from their critically acclaimed albums as well as new songs theyve written especially for these shows.Saturday Lighthouse Stage 2:30 3:30pm

    THE DELTA RIGGS DYSON STRINGER CLOHER

    R O C K B L U E S & R O O T S

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    The Good Times Band needs little more description than the names of it s members who are each long-standing household names: Daryl Braithwaite, Richard Clapton & Russell Morris. From Russell Morriss Award-winning 2012 album Sharkmouth, to Richard Claptons recent release Best Years 19742014 40th Anniversary Collection and Daryl Braithwaites 2013 album Forever the Tourist, these three stalwarts of the Australian music landscape bring their decades of experience and the good times as a super-trio (plus band), the combination is one to witness.Saturday Lighthouse Stage 4:00 5:15pm

    GO OD TIMES BAND

    R O C KThe ink lines that would shape Australian singer/songwriter/producer Hayden Calnin and his musical career were drawn in his teen years after his father gave him a guitar at age 14. He hasnt gone a day since without playing it. Dabbling in bands through his teens led him to add drums and piano to his repertoire, and at age 17 he nally decided to take on vocals. Since releasing his independent debut EP City in 2012, Hayden has supported the likes City in 2012, Hayden has supported the likes Cityof Tom Odell, Matt Corby, Willy Mason, Oliver Tank and Missy Higgins. Hayden released his sophomore EP Oh, Hunter in early 2014. The result was a new Oh, Hunter in early 2014. The result was a new Oh, Hunterset of songs beautifully crafted, driven by Haydens unique vocals and progressive folk production. Led by singles Coward and Comatose, Oh, Hunter was Oh, Hunter was Oh, Huntermet with critical acclaim and followed with various sold out single and EP launch shows.Sunday Glaneuse Stage 2:15 2:45pm

    HAYDEN CALNIN

    P O P

    GEELONG RACECOURSE

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    Hurray For The Riff Raff is Alynda Lee Segarra, but in many ways its much more than that: its a young woman leaving her indelible stamp on the American folk tradition. If youre listening to her new album, Small Town Heroes, odds are youre part of the riff raff, and these songs are for you.Segarra came to international attention in 2012 with Look Out Mama. The album earned her raves from NPR and the New York Times to Mojo and Paste, along with a breakout performance at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival. Segarra, a 26-year-old of Puerto Rican descent whose slight frame belies her commanding voice, grew up in the Bronx, where she developed an early appreciation for doo-wop and Motown from the neighborhoods longtime residents. Since then shes gone on to earn her place at the forefront of a new generation of young musicians celebrating and reimagining American roots musicSunday Hippos Stage 2:00 3:00pm

    HURR AY FOR THE RIFF R AFF (USA)

    F O L K

    Hailing from Wisconsin USA, Hayward Williams returns to Australia in support of his fth studio album, The Reef. The 10-track LP traces Williams journey back to creativity and performance following a medical diagnosis of exhaustion and a period of self-doubt, and it showcases both his Americana roots and his rich, soulful voice. Williams will be joined at Queenscliff by South Australian duo The Yearlings (Robyn Chalklen and Chris Parkinson) and their band, with Chalklens sublime vocals and Parkinsons moody and masterful lead guitar offering the perfect setting for Williams rambunctious and engaging style.Saturday Glaneuse Stage 2:45 3:45pmSaturday Bowling Club 7:00 7:45pmSunday Vue Grand 3:15 4:00pm

    HAYWARD WILLIAMS (USA)

    C O U N T R YHelen Shanahan is a 25-year-old singer-songwriter from Perth. Helens songs ride the joys and sorrows of love and life, and draw the listener into an articulate and heartfelt world of story, melody and guitar. Helens thoughtful observations and introverted re ections of everyday situations are beautifully captured in her music, which can best be described as contemporary folk/pop with a strong acoustic feel. Helen graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts majoring in voice in 2011, while honing her con dence and skills in the Perth pub and festival circuit. She has since won the Telstra Road to Discovery in 2014, and supported artists such as Matt Corby and Passenger.Sunday Glaneuse Stage 1:30 2:00pmSunday Glaneuse Stage 1:30 2:00pm

    HELEN SHANAHAN

    P O P

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    FRIDAY NIGHT TIMETABLELIGHTHOUSE STAGE HIPPOS STAGE GLANEUSE STAGE THE PAVILLION

    ROCK

    BLUES & ROOTS

    SOUL

    COUNTRY

    FOLK

    WORLD

    COMEDY

    KIDS ENTERTAINMENT

    HIP HOP

    POP

    12AM11.45PM11.30PM11.15PM11PM10.45PM10.30PM10.15PM10PM9.45PM9.30PM9.15PM9PM8.45PM8.30PM8.15PM8PM7.45PM7.30PM7.15PM7PM6.45PM6.30PM6.15PM6PM

    OPENING CEREMONY

    HIATUS KAIYOTE7.00PM-8.00PM

    SWEETHEARTS6.30PM-7.30PM

    DAVIDSON BROTHERS6.00PM-7.00PM

    BLUES, ROOTS & BEYONDFOOT-IN-THE-DOOR

    6.45PM-7.00PM

    7.15-7.30

    7.45-8.00

    8.15-8.30

    8.45-9.00

    ALISTER TURRILL9.30PM-10.30PM

    THE KITE MACHINE11.00PM-12.00AM

    THE LITTLE STEVIES7.30PM-8.30PM

    SKYSCRAPER STAN& THE COMMISSION FLATS

    9.00PM-10.00PM

    WILSN10.30PM-11.30PM

    BLUE SHADDY8.00PM-9.00PM

    THE DELTA RIGGS9.30PM-10.45PM

    SKUNKHOUR8.45PM-10.00PM

    DAN SULTAN10.45PM-12.00AM

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    AINMENT

    THE KITE MACHINE11.00PM-12.00AM

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    SATURDAY TIMETABLELIGHTHOUSE STAGE HIPPOS STAGE GLANEUSE STAGE THE PAVILLION QMF EXPRESSQMF EXPRESSQMF EXPRESS

    5.45PM5.30PM5.15PM5PM4.45PM4.30PM4.15PM4PM3.45PM3.30PM3.15PM3PM2.45PM2.30PM2.15PM2PM1.45PM1.30PM1.15PM1PM12.45PM12.30PM12.15PM12PM11.45AM11.30AM11.15AM11.00AM

    12AM11.45PM11.30PM11.15PM11PM10.45PM10.30PM10.15PM10PM9.45PM9.30PM9.15PM9PM8.45PM8.30PM8.15PM8PM7.45PM7.30PM7.15PM7PM6.45PM6.30PM6.15PM6PM

    THE LITTLE STEVIES11.30AM-12.30PM

    PERFECT TRIPODAUSTRALIAN SONGS

    1.00PM-2.00PM

    YIRRMAL & THE YOLNGU BOYS

    12.30PM-1.15PM

    ARCHER12.00PM-12.45PM

    ROCKSTARACADEMY

    12.15PM-12.45PM

    WILSN1.15PM-2.00PM

    MURDENA2.30PM-3.15PM

    TKAY MAIDZA4.00PM-4.45PM

    BEC GORING5.15PM-6.00PM

    RESIDUAL9.15PM-10.15PM

    SAGAMORE10.45PM-11.45PM

    ROCKFOOT-IN-

    THE-DOOR6.30PM-8.45PM

    7.00PM-7.15PM

    7.30PM-7.45PM

    8.00PM-8.15PM

    8.30PM-8.45PM

    MARLON WILLIAMS1.15PM-2.15PM

    HAYWARD WILLIAMS2.45PM-3.45PM

    EMMA SWIFT & CHRIS PICKERING

    4.15PM-5.15PM

    JORDEN RAKEI5.45PM-6.45PM

    JESSE VALACH & BLUES MOUNTAIN

    7.15PM-8.00PM

    STELLA ANGELICO8.30PM-9.30PM

    BLUE SHADDY10.15PM-11.15PM

    D.D. DUMBO1.45PM-2.45PM

    STEVE SMYTH3.15PM-4.15PM

    KRISTY LEE4.45PM-5.45PM

    THE BOMBAY ROYALE 6.15PM-7.15PM

    THE SHAOLIN AFRONAUTS

    8.00PM-9.15PM

    TIJUANA CARTEL9.45PM-11.00PM

    DYSON STRINGER CLOHER

    2.30PM-3.30PM

    GOOD TIMES BAND FEAT. RUSSELL

    MORRIS, RICHARD CLAPTON & DARYL

    BRAITHWAITE4.00PM-5.15PM

    STONEFIELD5.45PM-6.45PM

    NAHKO & MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE7.15PM-8.15PM

    THE CHURCH9PM-10.15PM

    THE JEZABELS11PM-12AM

    DEPARTS 11AM, 12PM & 1PM

    CARRIAGE A -KARL S. WILLIAMS

    CARRIAGE B -CHRISTOPHER

    COLEMAN

    CARRIAGE C -AINE TYRRELL

    CARRIAGE D -JESSE VALACH

    & BLUES MOUNTAIN

    DEPARTS 2PM, 3PM & 4PM

    CARRIAGE A -THE KITE MACHINE

    CARRIAGE B -ALISTER TURRILL

    CARRIAGE C -RESIDUAL

    CARRIAGE D -BLUE SHADDY

    TRAINS LEAVE ON THE HOUR

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    KIDS QTR. VUE GRAND SALT LOUNGE QUEENSCLIFF INN BOWLING CLUBSTOKED ON HESSE

    SATURDAY TIMETABLE

    5.45PM5.30PM5.15PM5PM4.45PM4.30PM4.15PM4PM3.45PM3.30PM3.15PM3PM2.45PM2.30PM2.15PM2PM1.45PM1.30PM1.15PM1PM12.45PM12.30PM12.15PM12PM11.45AM11.30AM11.15AM11.00AM

    12AM11.45PM11.30PM11.15PM11PM10.45PM10.30PM10.15PM10PM9.45PM9.30PM9.15PM9PM8.45PM8.30PM8.15PM8PM7.45PM7.30PM7.15PM7PM6.45PM6.30PM6.15PM6PM

    MARIMBA TATERS11.30AM-12.00PM

    BIKERINA12.45PM-1.15PM

    CHARLES JENKINS12.00PM-1.00PM

    THE KITE MACHINE11.30AM-12.15PM

    ALUKA12.45PM-1.30PM

    JORDAN RIDDLE2.00PM-2.45PM

    ARCHER3.15PM-4.00PM

    THE LITTLE STEVIES4.30PM-5.15PM

    ALISTER TURRILL11.00AM-11.45PM

    JORDAN RIDDLE11.30AM-12.15PM

    BEC GORING12.30PM-1.15PM

    DAVIDSON BROTHERS

    1.30PM-2.15PM

    CHARLESJENKINS

    2.30PM-3.15PM

    AINE TYRRELL

    3.30PM-4.15PM

    GEORGIA RODGERS12.15PM-1.00PM

    MATT KATSIS1.30PM-2.15PM

    ALUKA2.45PM-3.30PM

    CHRISTOPHERCOLEMAN

    4.00PM-4.45PM

    SKYSCRAPER STAN & THE COMMISSION

    FLATS1.30PM-2.30PM

    LULUC3.00PM-4.00PM

    KARL S. WILLIAMS4.30PM-5.30PM

    MARLON WILLIAMS 6.00PM-6.45PM

    STEVE SMYTH 7.15PM-8.00PM

    CHRISTOPHER COLEMAN

    COLLECTIVE8.30PM-9.30PM

    HOOP FUSION2.15PM-2.45PM

    MR QUIRK3.45PM-4.15PM

    RED THE CLOWN5.15PM-5.45PM

    DAVIDSONBROTHERS

    6.00PM-6.45PM

    HAYWARDWILLIAMS

    7.00PM-7.45PM

    MURDENA8.15PM-9.00PM

    11.15A11.00A

    ROCK

    BLUES & ROOTS

    SOUL

    COUNTRY

    FOLK

    WORLD

    COMEDY

    KIDS ENTERTAINMENT

    HIP HOP

    POP

    GENRE LEGEND (INTENDED AS A ROUGH GUIDE ONLY)

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    FOOT-in-the-DOOR is a vibrant youth program that is supported by FReeZA and runs for the duration of the Queenscliff Music Festival.

    Its purpose is to help emerging young artists showcase their talents, and as the name suggests get a foot-in-the-door in the music industry. It gives young artists the chance to perform live in front of an audience at a nationally acclaimed music festival, which is a very valuable and rewarding experience for those selected artists.

    There are three sections of the FOOT-in-the-DOOR competition: Pop/Acoustic, Blues Roots & Beyond, and Rock. Five bands/artists will play in each section battling it out in front of a panel of industry judges and spectators for a cash prize.

    The 2014 FITD competition featured some up-and-coming stars. We received a record number of applications last year, and the competition for a spot was stronger than ever.

    Check Blackboard outside the Pavilion for FITD playing times

    Youd be crazy not to drop in for a few of these acts, as very shortly some of these artists will be selling out venues, and lling our Mainstage. Andrew Orvis, Festival Director

    SUNDAY TIMETABLE

    WHAT IS THE FO OT-IN-THE-D O OR?

    LIGHTHOUSE STAGE HIPPOS STAGE GLANEUSE STAGE THE PAVILLION QMF EXPRESS

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    KIDS QTR. VUE GRAND SALT LOUNGE QUEENSCLIFF INN BOWLING CLUBSTOKED ON HESSE

    SUNDAY TIMETABLE

    ROCK

    BLUES & ROOTS

    SOUL

    COUNTRY

    FOLK

    WORLD

    COMEDY

    KIDS ENTERTAINMENT

    HIP HOP

    POP

    GENRE LEGEND (INTENDED AS A ROUGH GUIDE ONLY)

    5.30PM

    WORLD

    COMEDY

    HIP HOP

    POP

    (INTENDED AS A ROUGH GUIDE ONLY)

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    SITE MAP

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    TOWN MAP

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    GOZLEME TURKISH CAFGozleme is an ancient Anatolian at bread, made from hand-rolled dough cooked on a hot-plate. A healthy yet very satisfying dish. There are several types of llings including; cheese and spinach, lamb, chicken, mushroom.

    THE FLYING CALAMARI BROSCatch...clean...cook...It cant get any simpler. Once we have rounded up enough calamari its off to market we go.On demand we apply our magic, providing fried calamari in a light batter, tossed in some salt and pepper and served with special sweet chilli mayo or squeeze of lemon on the side.

    WUN HUNG LO DUMPLING COHome made dumplings and dim sims ready to go! Perfect for a mid-festival snack or meal! Pork, Chicken, Veg or Prawn.

    FO OD STALL S

    STEEL DRUM POPCORN COSteel Drum Popcorn Co makes snack foods from whole foods on site. Authentic American-style, slightly salty, salty-sweet kettle popcorn and lemon shake ups - icy cold drinks made from whole lemons. Cooked on site with lots of great smells, noise and spectacle!

    HOTTIES EAT ROTISA festival staple, serving up their take on the traditional curry roti wrap, including Indonesian Beef Rendang Curry, Thai Green Chicken Curry, Indonesian Satay Vegetable Curry and their festival favourites; the Breakfast Roti.

    NEM N NEMNem N Nem is a family run business bringing the taste of Vietnamese street food to you. The Nem N Nem trailer is a newbie to the Melbourne food truck scene having only been running since April this year. From their passion and love of cooking combined with their rich Vietnamese heritage, Nem N Nem are excited to bring the taste of Vietnamese street foods to QMF.

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    RICE BOX JAPANESE Rice Box Japanese Cuisine seek to provide the tasty, healthy alternative that everybody is seeking. Their philosophy is to fuse Japanese themes with the Australian palate and provide a little twist to keep you coming back for more. A healthy balance is provided with bento boxes that have a choice of three meats, seasonal salad, vegetarian tempura (or croquette) and vegetable pickle served with rice. (vegetarian options available too).

    PERLA TACOS Perla Tacos was set up by Torquay residents Will and Elyssa, the pair set out to replicate not only the avours and traditional cooking methods of Mexico but also the essence of fun and culture they encountered whilst travelling. Perla Tacos sell soft tacos and salads that are gluten free, healthy and super tasty.

    KOMBI CRUSH Kombi Crush is a mobile beverage catering company operating out of an iconic 1976 Volkswagen Kombi van serving juices, smoothies and non-alcoholic mocktails. They use quality, local produce in our drinks to ensure they are fresh and tasty.

    AFROFEAST Afrofeast is the brainchild of Dennis Grace who noticed a distinct lack of African street foods in the Melbourne food scene. A former street child, Dennis wanted to take the delicious street foods of his youth and make them available and affordable to the public of Melbourne. So was born Afrofeast! The result is a different experience from your average food truck! Fresh, healthy and affordable street food, cooked in front of you and served with a smile, a chat and some free knowledge about Africa!

    ROUND THE WAY Round the Way offers high quality, cooked to order products based around the traditional boiled bagel, to suit any time of the day from breakfast through to late night. Included in the diverse menu are deli style classics such as Reuben Bagels, Smoked Salmon bagels taking in uence from the streets of New York, where bagels are part of day to day life.

    Mexico but also the essence of fun and culture they encountered whilst travelling. Perla Tacos sell soft tacos and salads that are gluten free, healthy and super tasty.

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    FO OD STALL S

    SOUL KITCHEN WOODFIRED PIZZA Soul Kitchen wood red pizza truck serves up the nest wood red pizza to the streets of Melbourne,private functions, events and festivals. Theimpressive custom built food truck enables thegreat Soul Kitchen crew to deliver the best qualityPizza at minimal time, using only the best localand imported produce. Their pizza dough provesfor 15 hours or more and is hand stretched toorder, then topped with the famous San Marzanotomatoes, artisan cheeses & amazing produce.

    THE KAISERS SAUSAGESFounded in 2008, The Kaisers Sausages serve a variety of premium Viennese grilled and boiled sausages including their famous cheese krainer! All products are handmade and are free of arti cial ingredients. Keep an eye out for the little red trailer at this years QMF!

    TIMBOON ICE CREAM & WAFFLESTimboon Fine Ice Cream is an all natural, premium boutique ice cream for everyone to enjoy. Milk and cream are sourced locally and all ice cream is made fresh to order. no arti cial avours, colours or other additives are used in our ice cream. Belgian Waf es are served with cream, ice-cream, strawberries and syrup.

    ROYAL ROAD COFFEE & PIESKeep an eye out for Royal Road this summer as we roll her Regal Rump into town for the 18th Queenscliff Music Festival!! Owner/Operator Ned has spent his professional career in Melbournes competitive coffee industry, emerging as a highly regarded barista. Royal Road homemade pies are nothing to sneeze at either. Not your average pie, these gourmet beauties are made with organic/free-range/biodynamic produce using old family recipes, including mums home-made tomato sauce. And something for the sweet-teeth, Neds sister Genevieve makes a mean lemon tart.

    NANDOSThe ORIGINAL ame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken!Nandos famous cockerel landed on Australias shores in 1990, providing a taste of Portuguese-style ame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken.

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    Steve & Lisa Brands efforts to supply healthy and delicious food alternatives at festivals and markets throughout Victoria. Only pure vegan food is offered. All food is GMO free, Gluten Free, Pesticide Free, Herbicide Free, Dairy Free, Meat Free and Organic wherever possible (organic ingredients not always being available). Both cooked and raw dishes are offered. Simply Vegan Cuisine make/cook all their food from high quality ingredients in their own kitchen and all recipes are Lisas own creations.

    SIMPLY VEGAN CUISINESimply Vegan Cuisine is a culmination of owners Steve & Lisa Brands efforts to supply healthy

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    KIDS QUARTERBIKERINAThe Bikerina Show is something different. Can you get out of your trousers while balancing on a unicycle? Yes! Ina does all what seems to be impossible and is warming up with some contortion/handstands while you read this!Ina is a professional German circus artist with more than 19 years of performance experience. She began her remarkable career at a young age, competed several times at German and European unicycle championships and perfected her circus skills at the Dutch Circus School Codarts. Ina has miraculously managed to squeeze all this experience and skill into one 30 minute action-packed circus extravaganza The Bikerina Show! The Bikerina has performed worldwide in more than 13 countries!Saturday Kids Quarter Flag Circle 12:45 1:15pmSunday Kids Quarter Flag Circle 1:00 1:30pm

    MARIMBATATERSThe MarimbaTaters are middle and senior primary students from Tate Street Primary School in East Geelong who love to play the marimba! They perform a range of tunes including African-inspired pieces and funky grooves. The MarimbaTaters are kept busy with regular performances, including shows at Pako Festa, Geelong After Dark and the Port Fairy Folk Festival. This year they also found time to go into the studio to record their rst album. The MarimbaTaters are led by Dani Rocca and accompanied by Adam Burke and Andy Rigby. The MarimbaTaters are mallet-wavingly excited to be at the Queenscliff Music Festival for the very rst time.Saturday Kids Quarter Flag Circle 11:30am 12:00pmSunday Kids Quarter Flag Circle 2:45 3:15pm

    MR. QUIRK POP!Armed with a suitcase full of surprises, an insanely huge unicycle, and a wacky sense of humour - Mr Qwirk POP! will leave you dumbfounded, and asking yourself... what just happened? Skillful object manipulation, precarious acrobatics and a dash of magic...Ping pong balls, rubber gloves, 4 meters of PVC tubing and a bicycle pump! Add a 2 meter unicycle, audience volunteers and 3 machetes into the mix, what could possibly go wrong.Saturday Kids Quarter Flag Circle 3:45 4:15pmSunday Kids Quarter Flag Circle 12:15 12:45pm

    time to go into the studio to record their rst album.

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    Saturday The Pavilion 12:15 12:45pm

    RED THE CLOWNRed the Clown has become a familiar face at Queenscliff Music Festival bringing his own special blend of clowning to delight audiences of all ages. Performing shows, workshops and roving entertainment Reds diverse range of circus skills include magic, juggling, devil sticks and unicycle. Theres many a trick up Reds sleeve as well as a wondrously, infectious sense of humour. Red is also renowned for his rapport with his audience and loves to involve them in most aspects of his show, sharing the limelight and the joy of performance with many a willing volunteer.Saturday Kids Quarter Flag Circle 5:15 5:45pmSunday Kids Quarter Flag Circle 11:30am 12:00pm

    HOOP FUSIONHoop Fusion offers dynamic and unique hoopprograms fuelled with fun sparkle and creativemovement, aimed to have students engaging ina physical activity with an emphasises oncreativity and expression.Hooping combines many physical bene ts forchildren it aids in increasing cardio vascularendurance, balance, co-ordination and spacialawareness as well as a great tool for boostingcon dence and creative expression.Saturday Kids Quarter Flag Circle 2:15 2:45pmSunday Kids Quarter Flag Circle 1:45 2:15pm

    BELLARINE KIDSThe Bellarine Kids community group will be running free activities; face painting, coloured hair spray, craft, colouring in and drawing, Card gamesand kids music and movement sessions throughout the festival period.

    ROCKSTAR ACADEMYTheyre back! They have been pirates, rock stars, roadies and soviet postal workers but now Pirate Ship productions want to make YOU the leads of their new show, Rock Star Academy: Star Makers! The gang will put you through a series of tests and trials to see if you have what it takes to become the The Theatre Sports Champion of the Universe! Can you keep a straight face? Think on your feet? Be the centre of attention? Yes?! Then come on down!Saturday The Pavilion 12:15 12:45pm

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    Geelongs Jordan Riddle grew up surrounded by a variety of musical in uences and experiences. Having music in the family from a young age, forming bands and undertaking different musical ventures, Jordan developed an understanding of how the industry works. Jordans solo music grew from an extended two month trip to The US. It was here that he was inspired to write his rst song California,and then go on to write debut EP, Beyond The Pines. In uenced by artists such as City and Color, Matt Corby and Simon and Garfunkel. Jordans sound is a mixture of heartfelt lyrics and airy falsetto, winding through simple guitar where vocals are prominent and ll the empty space left. With catchy melodies, honest lyrics and a hauntingly beautiful voice, Jordan creates an ambiance that is hard to beat.Saturday Stoked On Hesse 11:30am 12:15pmSaturday Salt Lounge 2:00 2:45pmSunday The Pavilion 12:30 1:15pm

    JORDAN RIDDLE

    P O PBrisbane based artist Jordan Rakei, who only began performing for audiences nationwide with his experimental blend of lo- soul at the end of 2013, is a raw and rare commodity. Rakei has been making waves internationally with his inventive and refreshing blend of soulful tones, turning everything he touches (from Hip Hop to Dub, Deep House to Reggae) to gold. After starting piano at a young age, his love for music intensi ed, which allowed him to translate his ideas into his own music. Through years of hard work and focus hes been able to de ne and perfect a sound that is uniquely his own, whilst gaining recognition and respect from seasoned musicians and tastemakers across the globe. In a world that divides art by genre, and constantly seeks to quantify cool, he is impossible to miss. Saturday Glaneuse Stage 5:45 6:45pmSunday Vue Grand 11:30am 12:15pm

    JORDAN R AKEI

    S O U L

    Weaving together intense guitar and soulful vocals, Mr Valach takes you on a journey from lights down low soul ballads to energetic shuf e romps delivered in demanding fashion. With his unique ability to seamlessly develop a deep connection with his audience, Jesse Valach and Blues Mountain have produced one of the tightest and most riveting live shows within the Australian Blues/Roots scene. Their ery debut album coming in at #3 on the Australian Blues and Roots Radio Airplay Charts has proven that anyone with humble beginnings can be destined for the international stage.Saturday QMF Express (Carriage D) Departs 11am, 12mid, 1pmSaturday Glaneuse Stage 7:15 8:00pmSunday Bowling Club 2:15 3:00pm

    JESSE VAL ACH AND BLUES MOUNTAIN

    B L U E S & R O O T SGeorge Orwell said that writing should be transparent like a clear window pane, says Husky Gawenda, frontman of folk-inspired band Husky from Melbourne, Australia. Gawenda feels the same way about music. You shouldnt notice the music or the art of it; youre just transported to another place. After winning Triple J Unearthed, the Husky debut album, Forever So, was nominated for an ARIA award, Forever So, was nominated for an ARIA award, Foreveran AIR award and Husky Gawenda was awarded the national APRA PDA Award for his songwriting in 2013. The band continues to reach new heights, winning hearts with every sold-out show around the country. Husky have just nished recording their second album and release the rst single, Im Not Coming Back on June 30. The album will be released Coming Back on June 30. The album will be released Coming Backin the spring of 2014. Sunday Lighthouse Stage 1:10 2:00pm

    HUSKY

    P O P

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    The Kite Machine delivers tight, riff-driven funk-rock that sits somewhere between the sounds of The Black Keys & The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Dexterous guitar, a dancing bass and crisp, unique vocals ood the senses in their 6 track EP The Crook and the Skank. Their sound is sparse and clear, yet powerful in its feel and passion. The Kite Machine offer an invitation into their funky world, an opportunity to share their addictive sounds. Hailing from Geelong, Levi Anderson, Ev Smith and Kane Sheriff are undoubtedly a must see out t. Friday The Pavilion 11:00pm 12:00amSaturday Salt Lounge 11:30am 12:15pmSaturday QMF Express (Carriage A) Departs 2, 3, 4pmSunday Queenscliff Inn 11:45am 12:30pm

    THE KITE MACHINE

    B L U E S & R O O T S

    Kelly Menhennett is a South Australian singer songwriter of the alt-county, roots, soul variety. Since quitting her real job as a winemaker in late 2007 to pursue music, she has gone on to perform at iconic national festivals, won the national Telstra Road To Discovery award for her stunning songwriting and captivating live performance, and in June 2014 released her 2nd LP, Small Dreams, recorded in Nashville with producer Neilson Hubbard and an all-star band featuring Kim Richey and Carl Broemel. Kelly is de nitely one to watch.Sunday Glaneuse Stage 11:15 11:45am

    KELLY MENHENNET T

    B L U E S & R O O T SGospel, folk, blues and all at once could be used to describe the eclectic sound of Karl S. Williams. With Ida Belle, Bettie Mae and Beatrice (his acoustic guitar, banjo and keys players respectively) Karl S. Williams delivers his songs with utter conviction, weaving beautiful ballads, stomping delta hollers, soulful rhythm and knee slapping blues. August 2013 saw his debut release, the album Heartwood, a diverse collection of songs which has earned the praise of peers such as Kira Puru and Sarah Howells of Triple J, placing the so-far reclusive singer rmly in the blues limelight.Saturday QMF Express (Carriage A) Departs 11am, 12mid, 1pmSaturday Vue Grand 4:30 5:30pmSunday Bowling Club 12:00 12:45pmSunday Queenscliff Inn 2:15 3:00pm

    K ARL S. WILLIAMS

    B L U E S & R O O T S

    That mighty rumble you hear coming out of Alabama is none other than Kristy Lee. Her voice like thunder rolling in before the sweet southern rain, instantly washes the world away. This woman means it when she takes her voice out to play. By the time Kristy Lee reached 18, she landed her rst nationwide exclusive record deal with Target Stores in the states. The album received high acclaim and gave her an early jump on, what is now, a ourishing career. This Alabama girl can pack a house in any US state, and this year will see her tour Australia for the rst time. Kristy Lee is a music lovers musician, she often shares stages with G Love, the Zac Brown Band, Michael Franti and has opened for Dr John, Leon Russell, The Allman Brothers, Dickey Betts, The Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlile and many more.Saturday Hippos Stage 4:45 5:45pmSunday Vue Grand 2:00 2:45pm

    KRIST Y LEE (USA)

    B L U E S & R O O T S

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    Described as the impossible love child of Elvis, Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt, Marlon Williams is a 2-time New Zealand Music Award winning singer-songwriter touted by Rhythms Magazine as the Artist To Watch in 2014. Living up to the hype, Williams has already released a live album, featured on SBS Rockwiz, been invited to support First Aid Kit, and performed at the Sydney Opera House for TEDx Sydney. He is doing over 30-dates around Australia and New Zealand to support the release of Strange Things, the rst single from a debut album due to be released in November. Lilting, quirky, beautiful and haunting, Strange Things offers a taste of Williams innovation, dark sense of humour, and ability to nd magic in the morbid.Saturday Glaneuse Stage 1:15 2:15pmSaturday Vue Grand 6:00 6:45pmSunday QMF Express (Carriage B) Departs 11am, 12pmSunday Salt Lounge 2:45 3:30pm

    MARLON WILLIAMS

    C O U N T R Y

    In a world where instant grati cation is the norm, patience has become a rare commodity. But for Zo Randell and Steve Hassett, who make up indie-folk duo Luluc, letting things unfold in due time not only de nes their career trajectory, it also works as a pretty good description of their approach to making music. Music that Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman describes as bracing, subtle, tender and magni cent. So while it may seem like Randell and Hassetts history is littered with all kinds of good luck - from their initial meeting, to their relationship with The Nationals Aaron Dessner, to their deal with Sub Pop, to grabbing the attention of Nick Drakes producer - being in the right place at the right time isnt just about fate, its about knowing when something feels right and having the con dence that people will respond when theyre ready.Saturday Vue Grand 3:00 4:00pm

    LULUC

    F O L K

    A relentless work ethic has seen Melbourne born and raised singer-songwriter Matt Katsis take on the Australian market with an ease and quality that parallels his music. Fusing folk, blues and reggae in uences, Katsis solo performances bestow his raw vocals. Chic 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars paired with an array of effect pedals and a thumping stomp box, these are all used to create his rich and lively sound, which has been heard on numerous Australian stages, iconic venues and festival line-ups. Last years QMF saw Katsis taking out the title as Queenscliffs favourite Busker.Saturday Queenscliff Inn 1:30 2:15pmSunday QMF Express (Carriage B) Departs 1 & 2pm

    MAT T K ATSIS

    B L U E S & R O O T S

    With their unpredictable on-stage banter, exquisite sibling harmonies, irresistible pop melodies & songs that are akin to your favourite stories put to music, The Little Stevies have built an exceptional reputation as a must see live act, drawing keen fans wherever they go. Theyve toured Australia, Canada & the USA extensively and have released three studio albums. Their most recent release, Diamonds For Your Tea, was received well across Australia, with the Sydney Morning Herald writing incredibly well-honed, gorgeous songs rip out of the speakers with a deep, warmly polished sound that is better than just about anything I have heard in recent history.Friday Glaneuse Stage 7:30 8:30pmSaturday Lighthouse Stage 11:30am 12:30pmSaturday Salt Lounge 4:30 5:15pmSunday QMF Express (Carriage C) Departs 11am, 12pm

    THE LIT TLE STEVIES

    F O L K

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    Crafty and youthful Australian songwriting meets strong American blues and roots in uences in this super-tight jam band from Victoria. The Max Rudd Band are some of Australias youngest musicians with musical in uences uncommon in those of their generation. Conceived more than a decade ago by inseparable Torquay brothers Max and Iggy Rudd, these boys have been busy etching their unmatched sound within the local musical landscape. With their debut self-titled album release in 2014, the Rudd brothers connection is deeply embedded in the music, rounded-off by mature song craft, creativity with sound and a contagious passion for live music. Sunday The Pavilion 1:45 2:30pm

    MA X RUDD BAND

    B L U E S & R O O T S

    Nahko, an Oregon native born a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino and adopted into an American family, suffered an identity crisis from an early age. When he took up the piano at age six, the unifying power of music entered his life and brought him harmony. Armed with his new found talent, he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his own psyche. He began producing a public, musical journal of his journey toward personal, spiritual, and communal healing, and thus Medicine for the People was born. Recently, Nahko discussed his successes, his philosophies, his music, and his life with Huf ngton Post, who called Nahkos music beautiful and stirring, comparing him to Bob Marley and proclaiming him a musical prophet. Sincerity and earnestness are rare qualities in contemporary music, but theyre qualities possessed by Nahko. Saturday Lighthouse Stage 7:15 8:15pm

    NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE (USA)

    W O R L D

    Murdena erupted from the Bellarine Peninsula to create an eclectic, punchy, lyrics-driven songfest. This unique group combines toe-tapping country dance hall fun with urban blues and folk-rock, taking audiences from the hay bales of the Victorias wild west to the leather retro-chic lounges north of the Yarra. Murdena has seen great success already winning the Foot in the Door competition at Queenscliff Music Festival 2012 as well as winning Queenscliff Music Festival 2012 as well as winning the Tamworth Music Festivals Battle of the Bands the Tamworth Music Festivals Battle of the Bands Competition 2013. Murdena may take in uences Competition 2013. Murdena may take in uences from Justin Townes Earle, Shovels and Rope, Mason from Justin Townes Earle, Shovels and Rope, Mason Jennings and Dawes, but their individuality shines Jennings and Dawes, but their individuality shines through. Saturday The Pavilion 2:30 3:15pmSaturday Bowling Club 8:15 9:00pmSunday QMF Express (Carriage D) Departs 1 & 2pm

    MURDENA

    C O U N T R Y

    In just 10 short months, Residual have shown their In just 10 short months, Residual have shown their home town of Geelong, Victoria exactly what they home town of Geelong, Victoria exactly what they are capable of. With supports spanning the likes of are capable of. With supports spanning the likes of Lurch and Chief, The Jungle Giants and British India, Lurch and Chief, The Jungle Giants and British India, this young and committed four-piece are quickly this young and committed four-piece are quickly making an impact on their local and national scene. making an impact on their local and national scene. With an APRA/AMCOS song writing award under With an APRA/AMCOS song writing award under their belt, an east coast single tour now behind their belt, an east coast single tour now behind them and their debut EP now released, it is obvious them and their debut EP now released, it is obvious that this band of alt rockers have no intentions of that this band of alt rockers have no intentions of slowing down anytime soon.Saturday QMF Express (Carriage C) Departs 2, 3, 4pmSaturday QMF Express (Carriage C) Departs 2, 3, 4pmSaturday The Pavilion 9:15 10:15pmSunday Queenscliff Inn 10:30 11:15am

    RESIDUAL

    R O C K

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    Call it Troubadour Rock n Roll Says Skyscraper Stan of the music he makes. At times gentle and soothing, at others, tough and grinding, its a heartfelt, lyrically driven expedition through the world as it appears to a six and a half foot walking skeleton who sings like wet cement channeling Nick Cave and dances like a drowning huntsman. His band, the Commission Flats, is an incestuous family affair comprising his cousin, the beautiful Sharard sisters, and possibly the hottest rhythm section in Melbourne today. The songs are what brought them together and the performance is what sets them apart.Friday Glaneuse Stage 9:00 10:00pmSaturday Vue Grand 1:30 2:30pm

    SKYSCR APER STAN & THE COMMISSION FL ATS

    B L U E S & R O O T S

    Sagamore are a collection of long time friends from Victorias Surf Coast who have grown up playing music together in various bands including Sambrose Automobile and the Periscopes. Their soulful, hook ridden debut EP released in 2013 featured some of Melbournes nest musicians, including members of the Perch Creek Family Jugband, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and the Eagle and the Worm. Their latest EP Longer was produced in its entirety by Longer was produced in its entirety by Longerthe band and will be released in time for the 2014 Queenscliff Music Festival. Recipients of this years QMF Emerging Artist Grant (which they will use to record their debut album) Sagamore are an up-and-coming band not to be missed. Saturday The Pavilion 10:45 11:45pmSunday Queenscliff Inn 1:00 1:45pm

    SAGAMORE

    R O C K

    From deep within the sonic landscape of the cosmos come the Shaolin Afronauts with their unique brand of interstellar futurist afro-soul. Drawing on a diverse array of musical and other worldly in uences, the Shaolin Afronauts began their quest in late 2008. The Shaolin Afronauts dynamic live performances and unique stage presence have garnered a cult following in Australia and earned them praise from around world with performances across Europe, including the iconic Glastonbury festival in 2014. The new double album Follow the path showcases both sides of the groups unique personality with two records packaged as one album. The rst album sees the band return to their roots with a heavy dose of West African Afro-Funk. The second album is more introspective and draws and can be viewed as an evolution on the concept from their 2013 release Quest Under Capricorn. The album is due for release on Freestyle records in June 2014.Saturday Hippos Stage 8:00 9:15pm

    THE SHAOLIN AFRONAUTS

    W O R L D

    As a pioneer of stand up comedy, Rod has more than thirty years experience working in cabaret, theatre television, radio, advertising and the corporate sector. For an old boy, Rod is still doing extremely well, thank you very much. His live shows are predictably box of ce hits at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and he is an evergreen favourite at corporate events. The truly remarkable thing about Rod is that for more than forty years he has remained a contemporary stand up comedian, evolving and staying at the forefront of the craft. His contribution to Australian cultural life was rewarded when he received the Individual Award at the 2004 Sydney Myer Performing Arts Awards, putting him in the company of such arts luminaries as Geoffrey Rush, Robyn Nevin, Nick Enright, Lucy Guerin & Paul Grabowsky.Sunday Hippos Stage 12:15 1:30pm

    ROD QUANTO CK

    C O M E D Y

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    After a breakout 2013, this year Stone eld released their highly anticipated self-titled debut album, winning the Best Regional Act award at the inaugural The Age Music Victoria Awards, and establishing their single Love You Deserve as a ubiquitous radio favourite, Amy, Hannah, Sarah and Holly - known collectively as hard-hitting alt-rock four piece Stone eld - are well on their way as they continue to take steps in their already impressive career trajectory.Saturday Lighthouse Stage 5:30 6:30pm

    STONEFIELD

    R O C KSweethearts are the present and future of soul music. Playing nu-soul, a fusion of styles basedaround classic soul, Sweethearts is the most exciting band of young female musicians in the world. Their all girl power show (25 piece) includes a mixture of originals and re worked classic sounds.Sweethearts have rede ned what is possible, beingthe only school based band in the world thatplays exclusively in professional settings. They tour the world and are a festival hit performing at big music festivals. There is even a TV series about them; in 2013 Heart and Soul, a 13 episode documentary series that features the girls was screened on ABC TV. Sweethearts latest EP, Bar Roma was nominated for Best Soul Album of the Year in The Age/Music Victoria Awards. Friday Hippos Stage 6:30 7:30pmSunday The Pavilion 11:15am 12:00pm

    SWEETHEARTS

    S O U L

    Stella Angelico is a woman who sings because she must. Her voice and violent hip shaking performance is an explosion of the untamed femininity. The daughter of cult cabaret darling Peaches La Crme and internationally renowned magician Sam Angelico, the world of music and performance course through Stellas veins. Stella Angelico, Dan Sullivan and Ben Sullivan formed their tight knit trio just under two years ago and have been making their mark on Melbournes live scene as well as recently playing at Barrio as part of Adelaide Festival and emerging from a cloud of pink smoke in a gold sequined caftan on a motherf*ckin boat for MONA FOMA in Tasmania while playing the bongos strapped to her hips with a scimitar balanced on her head. Stellas music moves through psych/exotica, lounge and soul with her rich and powerful voice that feels like it might break at any moment leading the trio. Saturday Glaneuse Stage 8:30 9:30pm

    STELL A ANGELICO

    S O U L

    Hailing from New South Wales, Smyths hazy, itinerant life has taken him across North America, Europe and through Asia, never pausing long enough to take root, all the time registering experiences in his songs. Eventually returning to Sydney, Smyths rst Ivy League Records release is the rollicking Shake It was released earlier this year. Recorded in Echo Park, in the shadow of the Hollywood Hills, and drawing upon the services of Joey Waronker on drums (Atoms For Peace, Thom Yorke, Beck) and Gus Seyffert on Bass (The Black Keys, Norah Jones). Shake It binds a slice of blues with a clattering Shake It binds a slice of blues with a clattering Shake Itof staggered rhythms, punctuated by abstract guitars. A voice churned up in Bourbon soaked Louisiana gravel that soars to the heavensafter experiencing Steve Smyth, its tempting to compare him with some of the great vocalists of the past few decades.Saturday Hippos Stage 3:15 4:15pmSaturday Vue Grand 7:15 8:00pmSunday Salt Lounge 11:00 11:45amSunday Stoked On Hesse 1:30 2:15pm

    STEVE SMY TH

    R O C K

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    Adelaide rapper Tkay Maidza launched onto Australias hip-hop scene only six months ago, and she is already making waves around the nation. After impressing audiences on her debut run of East Coast shows and festival appearances. Brontosaurus was released late last year, and after enjoying airplay around the nation fans rushed to purchase the track forcing an impressive ARIA singles chart debut of #89. Shortly after, Maidza was also included in triple js annual Next Crop list alongside the likes of breaking artists Dustin Tebbutt and The Kite String Tangle and as One To Watch in News Ltds annual predictions. In The Mix are also predicting a big year ahead for Tkay.Saturday The Pavilion 4:00 4:45pm

    TK AY MAIDZ A

    H I P H O P

    From the Australian East Coast, to the venues of London, the metros of Paris and the clubs of Mumbai, India, Tijuana Cartel have been on a journey through musical styles, studying and absorbing the origins of music in a wide range of cultures. Tijuana Cartel introduce a somewhat intelligent and original sound to the ear, bringing Flamenco guitar, slide guitar, emcees, percussion and scratch DJs to the live forum. Their list of nationwide shows and residencies proves just how well their beguiling sounds cross boundaries. In an era where appropriation is worn almost like a badge of honour, these Gold Coast locals buck the trend and continue to expand, experiment and draw in uence from an ever-widening circle of world and club sounds. You are sure to get a good dance in to the crazy Mexican avours and mashed up beats of the Tijuana Cartel.Saturday Hippos Stage 9:45 11:00pm

    TIJUANA CARTEL

    W O R L D

    Life is a journey, not a destination. So said sage American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson. For evidence of that old chestnuts enduring truth just look at Tim Chaissons passage between his last record, 2012s award-winning album, The Other Side, and his forthcoming release, scheduled for the fall of 2014 produced by Bill Reynolds (Band Of Horses). As journeys go, the roots-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalists trail through 2013-2014 was a blaze of highpoints, including (but not limited to) an East Coast Music Award for best Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the year, a nalist spot in the Canadian Country Music Associations Discovery Program, and a nomination for Singer/Songwriter Discovery of the Year Award presented by satellite radio SiriusXMs lauded Coffee House channel. Chaisson also notched up three visits to Australia, bringing to ve the total number of tours the P.E.I.-based musician has performed to eager crowds Down Under.Sunday Vue Grand 12:45 1:45pm

    TIM CHAISSON (CAN)

    F O L K

    The Tides of Welcome, Queenscliffs own Community Choir, are all about musical expression, local community spirit and the sheer joy of singing. The choir generates a collage of voices, as individuals of varying ability nd a niche where they can sing their heart out. There is something special about singing together in seamless harmonies, hearing an individual voice belt out a solo, an amazing improvisation, or perhaps oat above the main body of the choir with ethereal purity. A synergy of sound that is much greater and more beautiful than the sum of the parts. The feeling is exhilarating and we are keen to share this with our audience at Queenscliff Music Festival.Sunday Stoked On Hesse 11:15am 12:15pm

    TIDES OF WELCOME

    S O U L

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    New gen Indigenous Australian artists Yirrmal and the Yolngu Boys, from North-East Arnhem Land, are making a refreshing entrance into the music scene. Yirrmal Marika, who fronts the group, is an aspiring songwriter and guitarist with a beautiful voice; singing songs about his homeland and culture with feeling and depth beyond his years. The Yolngu Boys - Dion and Jerol Wunungmurra, Mabo Mununggurritj and Raven Marika have extensive knowledge of ceremonial Manikay songs, and are excellent Manikay songs, and are excellent Manikaysingers, dancers and didgeridoo players. Yirrmal and the Yolngu Boys are connecting a newfound sound and engaging the hearts of all who are lucky enough to hear them.Saturday Hippos Stage 12:30 1:15pm

    YIRRMAL & THE YOLNGU BOYS

    W O R L D

    Trevor Hall realized at a very young age that music was more than just a passion. As an eleven year old playing harmonica beside his father in the cradle of the weeping willows of South Carolina, music quickly became his most intimate companion, guide and creative outlet. In his elementary years, he began to write his own songs and perform them locally. At sixteen he recorded his rst record, and the following year he left South Carolina to study classical guitar at Idyllwild Arts Academy, an international boarding school east of Los Angeles. In 2013 at the age of 26, after touring consistently for ten years, Trevor decided to take a break from the stage and go on an extended pilgrimage to India. There he spent many weeks studying under a classical Baul musician born and trained in the villages of Bengal. Trevors most recent album, Chapter of the Forest, was released in June 2014 and debuted at #2 on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart and #17 on the iTunes overall albums chart.Sunday Lighthouse Stage 11:45am 12:40pm

    TREVOR HALL (USA)

    B L U E S & R O O T S

    A lot can happen in twelve years. Some relationships grow weary and worn, but for Adelaide duo The Yearlings (Robyn Chalklen and Chris Parkinson), passing time has only distilled their unique brand of Australian alt. country, steeped in Americana traditions. After spending the past four years sharing their brooding ballads, rolling roots and haunting harmonies with local and international audiences, The Yearlings have returned with their fth studio album, All The Wandering, a ten-song collection which showcases their quiet evolution, an album that will sweetly haunt you far beyond its end.Sunday Salt Lounge 12:15 1:00pm

    THE YEARLINGS

    C O U N T R Y

    Having recently begun her career after studying at The Victorian College of the Arts, this rst year of WILSNs existence has kept her very busy playing numerous shows at iconic venues around Melbourne, whilst also nding time to write, record and launch her debut EP at Melbournes iconic Cherry Bar. The EP is an introduction to a world of future soul, characterised by honesty in melody and lyric. Produced by Alex Laska (KINGSWOOD), the EP combines her natural inclination for songwriting and a voice that pays tribute to the greats of the past and present from Etta James to Alicia Keys, from Billie Holiday to Frank Ocean. WILSN is currently working on future releases with Stephen Mowat aka Matik (Seth Sentry, Pez, Bliss n Eso, Ali Barter). Friday Glaneuse Stage 10:30 11:30pmSaturday The Pavilion 1:15 2:00pm

    WIL SN

    S O U L

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    Welcome to our Eighteenth edition of the Queenscliff Music Festival. As always, we are proud to be bringing you the best contemporary Australian music from across the country, across genres and across generations. Some favourites are back; Xavier Rudd, The Waifs, The Church and Dan Sultan, and an incredible line-up of QMF rst timers including; The Jezabels, Skunkhour, Perfect Tripod, Husky, The Bombay Royale and many more!

    We also welcome back the addition of International Artists to the 2014 program including Nahko, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Kristy Lee, Trevor Hall, Tim Chaison, and Hayward Williams. A big pat on the Chaison, and Hayward Williams. A big pat on the back to Andrew for another stellar programming achievement, and the struggle to decide which artists we must see and which ones we would like to but may not get to.... They will all have CDs for sale so buy them and take your Festival experience home with you.

    A little re ection is called for this year on how far we have come. From our rst Festival 18 years ago orchestrated by a handful of local, community minded music lovers and attended by a few hundred people, to a Victorian Hallmark Tourism Event attended by 8,000+ people and still growing. As a not-for-proft organisation we aim to manage our growth in a sustainable way to ensure we dont lose our long term supporters and festival goers, continue our commitment to our community groups, and make our Festival more attractive to campers and younger audiences.

    Volunteers play an integral role in making QMF a success each year. This year we will again be recognising more volunteers who have given us 15 years service. We are grateful for the efforts and energy put in to the Festival by all our regular volunteers and I look forward to raising a glass with you this weekend and celebrating your contribution. Our long term volunteers are the backbone of our event and they are the ones who inspire us to continue our own volunteering efforts. Each year of course we also have a band of new volunteers who step up to help us out.

    I would like to acknowledge the contribution which Lisa Meyers has made to the Festival. Lisa stepped down this year after 7 years as chair of

    the QMF Board. Her leadership and contribution over that time has been outstanding. Thanks Lisa! Fortunately for us, Lisa has stayed on as a member of the Board for this year.

    Our partners and sponsors also deserve recognition for their long term commitment to our Festival. We are particularly grateful to our major partners, the Borough of Queenscliffe, Tourism Victoria, FReeZA, and Searoad Ferries for again partnering with us and supporting our role in promoting high quality live music in one of the most beautiful places in Australia.

    Congratulations to the 2014 QMF Emerging Artist Grant recipients: Aine Tyrrell and Sagamore. We thank all our Friends of the Festival for supporting our efforts with this program. We wish both acts all the best with their careers. If you too want to help support the careers of aspiring professional musicians consider becoming a Friend of the Festival. Details are on our website. Your membership goes directly into the QMF Grant and is distributed to the grant winners each year by the QMF Board.

    I know we will all have a fantastic weekend thanks to the hard yards put in by our staff, Board members, and key volunteers throughout the year and during this weekend. The festival weekend is a great opportunity to showcase our town and for the local community to welcome the many visitors who will join us. See you there!

    Cheers

    Geoff MuttonChairman - QMF Board

    WELCOME TO QMF 2014

    great opportunity to showcase our town and for the local community to welcome the many visitors who will join us. See you there!

    Chairman - QMF Board

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    GET TING AROUNDBuses - Timetable and tickets online via qmf.net.au. All buses are operated by McHarrys Bus Services. Bus stop is located on Wharf Street across from the entrance to the Festival. Look for the Bus Signs. Schedules available from the Box Of ce and at the Bus Stop.

    Access - Drop-off point and limited Disability Parking Permit Only is located on Symonds Street between Gellibrand Street and Wharf Street. With the exception of Salt, all venues are wheelchair friendly, although access to the Vue Grand is via an external walkway left to the main entrance. The Lighthouse & Hippos stages have a viewing platform. Look for the Access signs at each venue. Full QMF Access Plan at www.qmf.net.au

    Parking - All local parking restrictions and local by-laws will apply during the Festival.

    Street closures - will take place over the weekend from Friday 9am until Monday 9am refer to Festival Map.

    Queenscliff-Sorrento Ferry - These leave on the hour, every hour, 7am-6pm every day.

    MARKETSQueenscliffe Community Markets - Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm, near the train station.

    QMF - Select market stalls also within the Festival site.

    FAMILIESParents facilities -Inside the Kids Quarter. A change table is available. It will operateall week-end. Toilet facilities inside Kids Quarter area.A family toilet is also located inside The Pavilion.

    Lost Children / Parents - Head to the First Aid Shed for lost people. If unattended children in the Kids Quarter become in need of adult supervision, they will be treated as lost and escorted to the First Aid Shed. Police will be called if children are lost for an extended period. Please report lost people to the Box Of ce, Security Of cer, Venue Warden.

    HANDY STUFF TO KNOW

    Photo: Lachlan Miller

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    HEALTHNon-Smoking Venues - Smoking is only permitted in designated Smoking Areas - look for the signs. Smoking is not allowed in any indoor venues, INCLUDING LIGHTHOUSE & HIPPOS TENTS, all Bars, Pavillion and Kids Quarter Dry Zones.

    Sunscreen - Available free from the First Aid Shed and from the Box Of ce.

    Water lling stations - Located throughout the festival. Look for the signs and Barwon Water Station near the Lighthouse Stage.

    SAFETYAlcohol - It is illegal to drink in public areas. Law enforcement authorities will issue immediate on-the-spot nes for consuming alcohol in public places. Within the Festival precinct, No Alcohol is to be consumed or taken into the Pavillion and Kids Quarter Dry Zones) OR taken out/into the Festival bags will be checked at the Festival entry/exit points.

    Community Respect & Noise - Please respect our Neighbours when leaving the Festival precinct.

    Chairs - No chairs in venues after 7pm. Small beach chairs only before 7p m, subject to venue capacity. Be prepared to stand or have people stand in front of you if venue is full.

    Emergency Procedures - In an emergency, look for the nearest Area and Venue Warden wearing yellow & red hard-hats respectively and a hi-vis vest. Please listen to stage announcements for directions to the three designated Assembly Areas in case of evacuation.

    First Aid - Operated by St John Ambulance & located in the Shed between the Lighthouse and Glaneuse Stage. Look for the First Aid signs/refer to the map/mobile app. Open during Festival hours.

    Lost Property - If youve found, or lost, personal items report to the Box Of ce.

    Emergency Situations - For all emergency situations, ring 000.

    www.bellarinerailway.com.au (03) 5258 2069

    Heritage Train Rides Private Carriage Hire Easter Bunny & Santa Specials

    Day Out With Thomas events Locomotive Cab Rides Train Driver Experiences

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    Board Of ManagementGeoff Mutton - ChairmanPeter CallahanDennis FarrugiaRobert HurleyWayne JuryStephen McEwanLisa MeyersAlison Sinclair

    Bruce Calder Finance Committee

    Festival Of ceFestival Director: Andrew OrvisAdmin Manager & Volunteer Coordinator: Jan HodgeOperations & Production Manager: Lee RosserOf ce Admin Volunteers: Anne Molloy, Sam CallahanFReeZA & FOOT-in-the-DOOR Coordinator: Louise RobertsSchool Based Apprentice: Hayley Sechtig

    Artist ServicesArtist Services Group Leaders: Vivien Fogarty, Nicki OBrienBackstage Host: David ChildAccommodation: Angie Smith, Jane PigdonLighthouse Stage Artist Liaison: Erin Marshall, Steven NicholsHippos Stage Artist Liaison: Lui LipariKids Quarter: Tracey RickardProduction Volunteer Coordinator: Anthony Lucato

    Customer ServicesCustomer Services Group Leader & Box Of ce: MonicaClemowInformation & Guests Registration: Jane WagerTicket Exchange & Wristbanding: Anne Horsley, JodieKempVolunteer Registration: Geoff MuttonBar Tickets: Ross McDonaldSchools Concert Coordinator: Kathy Coutin

    Off Site VenuesThe Bellarine RailwayQueenscliff Bowling ClubQueenscliff InnQueenscliff Uniting ChurchSalt Contemporary ArtVue Grand

    Off Site Venue ServicesVue Grand, Queenscliff Inn, Salt Gallery, Bowling Club,Stoked On Hesse: Amanda SutherlandQMF Express: Greg ParryBuskers: Gabi BillingQMF Campground: Monica NitzWeekend Markets: Queenscliffe Community Market

    Marketing ServicesFestival Publicity & Media Relations: Penney & Logan PRPhotography: Lisa Kenny, Rodney NicholsonMerchandise Shop: Nick OhlsonPoster & Merchandise Design: Meredith EarlsSurveys: Margaret Canaway

    Site ServicesSite Services Group Leader: Stuart MillerSite Manager: Buster HermanSignage: Graham RyanSite Volunteers Coordinator: Tom AdairBar Manager: Simon OKeefeArea & Venue Wardens Coordinator: Jason MeheganElectrician: Roger McCormackWaste Management: Queenscliff Cricket ClubVIP & Artist Catering: Piknik

    To all our volunteers, staff and crew who makeit happen THANK YOU!

    Thanks to Jill Ingham for completing 15 years of Volunteer service this year.

    Life MembersHugo T Armstrong, John Barry, Ruth Beard, Robyn Birrell, Jill Boyle, Marilyn Brown, Richard Bull, Michael Carrucan, Ian Curtis, Ross Ebbels, Margot Farman, Alan Farman, Vivien Fogarty, Steve George, Kim Goodall, David Hutchison, Rob Hutton, Lynne Huxley, Lynne Knight, John Lesser, Neil MacPherson, Jude McCudden, Colleen McEwan, Lisa Meyers, Stuart Miller, Jenny Moon, Barbara Moss, Geoff Mutton, Jacky Porter, Gary Price, Alan Quaife, Sally Riddle, Graham Ryan, Jane Wager, Julie Walker

    We lost a great friend, and treasured volunteer this lastyear. RIP Leanne McDonald

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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