2014 St Kilda Festival Full Program Announcement
Australia’s largest annual music festival, the 34th St Kilda Festival has unveiled a jam-packed nine-day program where more than 150 artists will perform in more than 50 venues from Saturday 1 to Sunday 9 February 2014. The St Kilda Festival’s nine-day program will wrap up with the iconic Festival Sunday where the sunset timeslot will see Art Vs Science perform on the Main Stage, while King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard plays on O’Donnell Gardens Stage and Bob Evans (Jebediah) takes on the Alfred Square Stage. The Main Stage will also host performances from soul and funk group The Bamboos, Mat McHugh from The Beautiful Girls, melodic duo Busby Marou, St Kilda local and Australian luminary Renee Geyer, indie-rock band Kingswood and emerging artist Shaun Kirk (winner of the New Music Stage competition in 2013).
The day will close with a masterful DJ set from Alison Wonderland. Festival Producer, Adele Denison is thrilled to unveil the full program, which will attract more than 400,000 families and music lovers to St Kilda in February next year. “We are delighted to announce the 2014 St Kilda Festival’s exciting nine-day program, which offers engaging activities and interactive workshops to celebrate the diversity of Australian arts and culture. “Festival Sunday’s line-up boasts an eclectic mix of artists to provide entertainment to a variety of ages and musical interests with headline acts on the Main Stage, energetic beats at O’Donnell Gardens and chilled out sessions at Alfred Square, there is something for everyone to enjoy with friends and family,” said Ms Denison.
The 34th St Kilda Festival will open with Yalukit Wilum Ngargee: People Place Gathering in O’Donnell Gardens on Saturday 1 February featuring Yirrmal and the Yolngu Boys and headliner Buddy Knox Blues Band. Live N Local has expanded to South Melbourne and Port Melbourne for the first time, with more than 72 gigs scheduled across 32 venues from Sunday 2 to Saturday 8 February before the iconic Festival Sunday. The Festival Sunday program also features emerging artists on the New Music Stage, an all-ages and the alcohol- smoke-free Push Stage, Songwriters Collective Stage and the electronic dance Soundkraft Records Stage. A full list of Festival Sunday music acts appears below. New inclusions in 2014 will see diverse artists perform an eclectic mix of musical genres on the Remastered Myths Stage, taking over Catani Gardens from 6pm, and an audio-visual celebration of St Kilda, Palais Projection Mapping, which will feature on the façade of the Palais Theatre.
There will also be a vast range of activities and events, ranging from the Victorian Open Beach Volleyball Championship to Fun and Stunts with Lukey Luke, family activities in the Kidzone and a full day of action in the Dancezone. To encourage support, the St Kilda Festival has launched ‘Show you give a buck,’ a fundraising campaign encouraging festival lovers to ‘kick in so we can kick on.’ The St Kilda Festival is produced and presented by the City of Port Phillip and supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria. For further information please visit www.stkildafestival.com.au.