The iconic free event, St Kilda Festival, is coming back for its 42nd year. Set across two fantastic days, and split across multiple stages, you’ll listen to a stacked program of music. The first day will feature a line-up of First Peoples’ talent, followed by the traditional Big Festival Sunday. On top of the music, there will also be roving performers, food and market stalls, workshops and more. St Kilda Festival will run from Saturday February 18 to Sunday February 19.
St Kilda Festival
Celebrate a summer of live music at St Kilda Festival this February. It’s free for all ages and will feature over 50 acts across multiple stages.
First Peoples First
When: February 18, 10am to 9pm
Celebrate First Nations music on the Main Stage and the O’Donnell Gardens Stage. Listen to ARIA award winner Christine Anu, a tribute to Archie Roach with his band and special guests, Jem Cassar-Daley, DJ sets from Soju Gang and more.
During the day, there will also be a fun range of activities and pop-up traders, including face painting, a basketball competition, circus, art workshops and more.
Big Festival Sunday
When: February 19, 9:30am to 10pm
Sunday has a massive schedule, with multiple stages sprawled around St Kilda, including Catani Gardens, O’Donnell Gardens and Acland Plaza. Listen to artists like Hoodoo Gurus, Yothu Yindi, Alice Ivy, Confidence Man, JK-47 and much, much more.
Returning this year is the New Music Stage, which sees the 10 finalists of the New Music Competition. Each finalist will perform a 40-minute set, with the winner earning $5000 and an invitation to perform at the festival in 2024.
Throughout the day, there will be heaps of events and activities to help you stay busy, including Discoyoga, Zumba for kids, a Latin street carnival parade and workshops.
There will be food available for purchase throughout various food zones. Otherwise, you can also wander down Fitzroy Street and Acland Street and enjoy something local.