Mornington heats up over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend with a full program for the Mornington Winter Music Festival of live music in more than 20 venues and three days of street entertainment from Friday, June 11, until Monday, June 14.
“There is a fantastic vibe surrounding this year’s event,” says festival director Bec Davis. “It’s great to see so many cafes, restaurants, bars and venues hosting live music after the tough year they have had. Our jam-packed venue program, most of which is free, is backed up by the free street program featuring locals like Al Fresco Social Club and Hoodoo Men, and amazing Melbourne acts such as Chicago Dime.”
Mornington has a tradition of fantastic live music venues, such as Gods Kitchen, The Royal and The Grand, but new to the program this year is Wowee Zowee, whose co-owner Clint Hyndman is no stranger to the music scene. You may remember Clint as the drummer from the Melbourne alternative rock band Something for Kate. Thanks to Wowee Zowee, Bec is thrilled to have Spiral Stairs and Joel Silbersher from Hoss on the Sunday evening program.
Beleura House & Gardens has a long association with music through the legacy of composer John Tallis, and headlining on Friday, June 11, Mornington welcomes Roscoe James Irwin, singer-songwriter, trumpeter and arranger/composer known for his work with The Cat Empire. Ross presents a new original set of works titled Dark Heart with Blair Harris, Ben Edgar, Danny Farrugia and Ben Hanlon. Visit the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery on Sunday, June 13, between noon and 3.20pm and be treated to modern jazz sounds by renowned Melbourne band Glory B. – a truly unique, surreal sound experience alongside the dreamlike landscapes exhibition.
The Mornington Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the Mornington Peninsula Shire and major sponsors 3MP Radio, Peninsula Eye Care, and Nichols Crowder for supporting this event. Of course, it wouldn’t be possible without the support of all the venues, both large and small, for getting behind this annual winter festival and backing live music all weekend.
With events selling quickly, it’s not too late to get your tickets now or at least reserve your place. Visit www.morningtonmusicfestival.com.au for the fully downloadable venue and street programs. There is music for everyone this year from jazz, blues and funk to rock and Irish. Bring the family and celebrate the long weekend in Mornington.