The Peninsula Picnic in March 2015 saw thousands of hungry foodies roll out their picnic rugs, pop open a bottle of pinot and listen to the soothing sounds of The Waifs and Paul Dempsey.
For those who didn’t attend, imagine flowing wine, good food, sunshine and a relaxed afternoon listening to some of the most chilled-out and talented Australian artists.
After selling out in 2015, the Peninsula Picnic will return in March 2016 with a bigger line-up, larger site and even more gourmet restaurants, decadent wineries, fresh local produce and quality artisan wares.
ARIA Award-winning ‘Scar’ singer, Missy Higgins will headline the music portion of the day, with the Peninsula Picnic one of only two events Higgins is playing in Victoria this season.
Indie singer/songwriter Kim Churchill will also be entertaining the crowd with his Australian folk-rock sounds and incredible on-stage performance.
Churchill’s ability to play the guitar, harmonica and percussion instruments while singing have made him a popular live act at festivals since he rose to fame in 2009.
Darren Middleton from Powderfinger, upcoming artist Timberwolf and local songstress Ruby Whiting round out the all-Australian line-up.
With local food, wine and produce merchants selling out of many products at the first Peninsula Picnic, they’ve been lining up to return in 2016.
Montalto, Terminus at The Flinders Hotel, The Long Table, Dee’s Kitchen, Max’s at Red Hill Estate and D.O.C Mornington will serve picnickers delicious treats from fresh, local and seasonal produce as well as Melbourne’s finest in Pope Joan and Ian Curley.
New food additions for the 2016 event include The Green Olive, Cook and Norman Trattoria, Merricks General Wine Store and Paringa Estate.
The Peninsula Picnic
Sunday March 20