Coming to Apollo Bay this February is the Apollo Bay Seafood Festival. Boasting live music from some of Australia’s most loved musicians, an abundance of local lobster rolls and craft beer will be on offer. The main stage at Harbour Day on Saturday 17 February will feature coastal dreaming sets from performers such as Dan Kelly and Fraser A. Gorman, resulting in an all-ages celebration of the region’s best seafood, local wine and beer, overlooking the stunning harbour.
Festival-goers will be entertained by artists such as seven-time Aria nominated singer-songwriter Dan Kelly, who has featured on five albums with Paul Kelly while also touring as his guitarist for 15 years. Also on the bill, modern rocker Fraser A. Gorman brings his Americana-infused sound with songs that evoke a unique blend of heartache and feel-good sensitivity, which is a hallmark of his music.
No stranger to coastal sensibilities, indie Melbourne quartet Jade Imagine will be bringing their good-vibes set to Apollo Bay, with the smooth tones of Jade McInally up front. The band’s influence on the indie scene riffs on a distinct nod to ’70s surf music, with their latest EP described as a love letter to low-fi, slacker-fuzz-dream pop.
Sagamore, who have recently spent time abroad to rejuvenate their creative vision, return to the foreshore, where it all began for them on a hill in Aireys Inlet. The quintet are banded together by thoughtful arrangements and an eclectic mix of sounds; a product of their long-forged friendship and timeless songwriting.
Alister Turrill, best known for his stripped-back modern folk style, is a trailblazer in his own right. Bringing a new slant to the familiar world of Australian blues and young roots players across the country, Turrill has shared the stage with industry legends including Jeff Lang, Geoff Achison and Lloyd Spiegal.
The Apollo Bay Seafood Festival has grown exponentially since its inception, with 2018 being the first time the festival has adopted the three day roster. With entry at $5 and the day running from 10am until 6pm, the flagship Harbour Day is set to be a family-friendly extravaganza with music, food, beer and wine aficionados not to be disappointed.
When & Where: Apollo Bay Harbour – February 16 – 18, 2018
Tickets available via www.apollobayseafoodfestival.com
Written by Daniel Jubb