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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | March 29, 2020

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St Kilda: Australia's largest free festival

St Kilda: Australia’s largest free festival

| On 30, Jan 2019

Heading to Australia’s cultural capital in February?

If so, pop the St Kilda Festival in your diary.

Now in its thirty ninth year, this highlight of Melbourne’s jam-packed arts calendar offers 400,000 punters a variety of musical treats across three stages on the dreamy St Kilda foreshore.

And the best part? It’s absolutely free.

Brisbane band DZ Deathrays in black and white

DZ Deathrays will be there. Will you?

Dance the day away to Brisbane’s dance-punk duo DZ Deathrays on the Main Stage, along with The Cat Empire, Saskwatch, The Preatures, Slum Sociable and Haiku Hands.

Looking for the next big thing? Head to the New Music Stage – previously graced by Baker Boy, Client Liaison and Missy Higgins – to see upcoming talent vie for the top prize of $5000 and the chance to open on the Main Stage next year.

If family’s more your thing, the Little Catani Stage will be headlined by Byron Bay’s resident rockstar Bunny Racket. The Catani Gardens also offer art installations, workshops, activities and face painting.

With carnival rides, markets and over one hundred food trucks to keep revellers raring to go, there’s never been a better time to remind yourself why everyone keeps moving to Melbourne.

Main Stage at St Kila Festival

The details

What: St Kilda Festival

Where: St Kilda Foreshore, Melbourne, Victoria

When: Sunday 10 February 2019

How much: Free

More information: For the full line-up and more, head to the website