The St Kilda Festival, Australia’s largest free music festival, today announced the first wave of headliners, including the internationally acclaimed Midnight Juggernauts DJs, iconic rock band Bluejuice and spiritual songstress Thelma Plum alongside the new Soundkraft Records electronic music stage on Festival Sunday, culminating the nine-day celebration of music and culture.
Showcasing St Kilda at its best, the festival is now in its 33rd year and will take place from Saturday, 2 to Sunday, 10 February 2013.
Festival Producer Adele Denison is proud to announce the 2013 St Kilda Festival program will include more than 150 artists across seven stages and more than 40 St Kilda venues.
“The St Kilda Festival celebrates Australian music and culture and we’re thrilled to offer a nine-day program of entertainment, during which St Kilda will entertain more than 400,000 families and music lovers,” said Ms Denison.
Outdoor indigenous festival, Yalukit Wilum Ngargee: People Place Gathering kicks things off on Saturday, 2 February, featuring soulful blues artist, Kutcha Edwards and Koori songstress, Illana Atkinson and the Deans.
Home grown talent is celebrated at Live N Local throughout the week, and includes Bon Jovi support act The Scarlets and unique songbird Suzie Stapleton, with Melbourne indie pop sensations Better than the Wizards bringing the beats on Festival Sunday’s Live N Local Stage.
The highlight of Melbourne’s event calendar, Festival Sunday will see sultry chanteause Kylie Auldist liven up O’Donnell Gardens, alongside headliners Midnight Juggernauts DJs, Bluejuice, Thelma Plum and Client Liason on the New Music Stage.
Aside from a vast array of music, the impressive program also sees Humphrey B Bear returning to the Festival Sunday Kidzone and guided tours of the historic Esplanade Vaults, a rare opportunity to visit the vaults and open them to the public.
All nine days of the St Kilda Festival offer a different experience, bringing together arts and music and celebrating Australian culture.