The festival that puts Anglesea on musical map

Chooka Parker

Chooka Parker will be one of the high-profile acts at this year’s Anglesea Music Festival.

What will you be doing this October? If you’re a fan of live music – or just a fan of having fun – then the third annual Anglesea Music Festival is one huge event not to be missed.

With previous festivals selling out, this year is set to be even bigger and better with 80-plus acts across five main stages, as well as a fringe venue and the Anglesea Fruitz buskers stage.

To be held over three days (October 12-14), the full lineup has just been announced and with its mix of genres and origins there is something for everyone. If you dig Xavier Rudd and Ash Grunwald, you’ll love Sydney sensation Jay Hoad.

Punk rockers The Go Set, former Daddy Cool frontman Ross Wilson and his band The Peaceniks, Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento, American bluesman Bo Jenkins and Belfast-born singer/songwriter Andy White are just some of the highlights.

There will be local blues master Chris Wilson, The Kujo Kings, and Australia’s Got Talent’s Chooka Parker and much, much more.

Festival director Karren Stoneham said that if you took a year’s worth of the very best nights of live music and then packed them all into one weekend – socialising, partying and the chance to make many new friends, including the musicians – you’ve got the idea of what the Anglesea Music Festival is all about.

According to Ms Stoneham, the Anglesea Music Festival is just not another music festival.

“It is an annual gathering of friendly music fans, performers, travellers and locals, and a special event on the Surf Coast calendar,” she said.

“It transforms our small community into a vibrant, buzzing, exciting town celebrating live music.”

Revellers can take a break from the live music and get into a variety of other fun activities that Anglesea offers, including swimming, surfing, boating, fishing, rock pooling, bush and beach walks. A range of tantalising fare from local traders and the festival’s multicultural food court will also be on offer.

Early bird tickets are on sale now until the end of August – unless they’re all sold out. At just $75 for a weekend ticket it’s a bargain not to be missed.

Head to angleseamusicfestival.com.au to find out more.