Melbourne St Kilda Festival can comfortably lay claim to generating the biggest music festival in Australia. Over 440,000 attended the festival on the weekend.
In its 36th year the 440,000 figure was a record St Kilda Festival.
Festival-goers flocked to the bayside suburb to enjoy the premier line up including Client Liaison, The Grates, Hayden James, The Beards, Felix Reibl and Bad//Dreems.
City of Port Phillip Mayor Bernadene Voss is thrilled that Council has delivered another highly successful event in the heart of St Kilda.
“St Kilda Festival continues to one of the most popular events on the Melbourne calendar with hundreds of thousands of festival-goers of all ages flocking to our beautiful city to celebrate the Australian music industry” Councillor Voss said.
“We’re proud to once again present this iconic Melbourne event, but the Festival wouldn’t be possible without the brilliant artists and performers we work with every year, sponsors, staff, volunteers and of course, the revellers who join us each and every year to support our home-grown talent.”
Music lovers enjoyed a wide range of acts across multiple stages including the popular New Music Stage, showcasing 10 unsigned acts with the crowd voting on their favourite to win $5,000 cash, $1,500 worth of
Klipsch products and a coveted spot on the St Kilda Festival Main Stage in 2017. The voting is still open to the public and closes Friday 19 February.
This year highlights have included:
• Record breaking crowd of more than 440,000
• Live wedding on the Main Stage to celebrate Valentine’s Day
• High Heel Race
• Cupid’s Undie Run
• More than 80 local Australian bands
• Valentine’s Day hearts hanging along Fitzroy street with messages from the public
• KidZone with heaps of family-friendly events and activations including Spongebob Square Pants Bikini Bottom Beach Party, Dazzling Dan The Magic Man, Stilt walkers and many more
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