The iconic St Kilda Festival is back, and this time, it will be spread across nine fantastic days instead of the previous one-day celebration. This music festival stretches across three main areas, and includes a stacked program of music and entertainment. Over 50 artists will play at this music festival, including Archie Roach, Daryl Braithwaite and Emma Donovan and The Putbacks. There will also be street performers, food and market stalls, sports demonstrations, carnival rides and more. St Kilda Festival will run from Saturday February 5 to Sunday February 13.
St Kilda Festival
Celebrate a summer of live music at St Kilda Festival this February. It’s free for all ages and will take place in three separate locations on different days.
“The 2022 Festival will look a little different but we couldn’t be happier [that] the show will go on,” said Mayor of Port Phillip, Cr Marcus Pearl. “Supporting our local arts, entertainment and hospitality industries is very important to us. It’s also a wonderful way to spearhead the summer rebirth of our City as a place where people can connect and enjoy themselves, whether it’s listening to performers or chatting over a coffee and meal.”
The festival will kick off in O’Donnell Gardens on Saturday February 5 from 11am to 9:30pm. Against the backdrop of Luna Park and the dreamy canary palms, you’ll listen to a massive blend of live music, with genres like soul, psych, rock and pop.
Then, on Wednesday February 9, the festival will move on to South Beach Reserve, and will stay there until Saturday February 12. The highlight will be the Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee First People’s Showcase on Saturday, which will present a mix of long-established artists and emerging First People’s musical talent.
Finally, the festival will end on Sunday February 13 in Catani Gardens. It will finish with a bang, with two music stages, community activities, roving performers and market stalls. Younger festival goers will enjoy the Beach Stage, which will have circus performers, dancers and a mini rave. Meanwhile, the Street Stage will dazzle with a Drag Queen DJ Duo, energetic live sets and emerging talent from around Victoria.
This event will run under a COVID-safe plan. For more details about St Kilda Festival, see their website.