Coming this Labour Day weekend to Newstead is the inaugural Goldfields Music Festival!
Organised by InAct Oz, with much appreciated support from the folks at Forty Acres Brewing, and Newstead itself, this fantastic event will take place in the Newstead Community Centre and celebrates the rich diversity of the local music scene by featuring a wealth of talented up-and-coming young progressive entertainers from the Goldfields area, playing alongside invited bands and artistes from Melbourne and interstate.
Many incredibly talented up-and-coming local acts from the Goldfield’s area include Seducaphones, Cheese Excursion, Jungle Cuffs, Nation Wild, Trash Lily, Grim Fawkner, Steph Bitter, Sherri Parry, and many more. They will be sharing the stage with The Bottlers from Sydney, Ramshackle Army and Jakal from Melbourne.
The Festival will kick off on Friday March 9 at 6pm with a dedication, followed by a vibrant night of Blues and Roots, featuring The Rhyley McGrath Band, and Bill Barber and The Revelators. Saturday the festival continues with a Family Morning, where young performers from the area will be followed by rockier bands taking to the stage in the afternoon and into the evening. The music will roll on all day Sunday and conclude with contemporary Celt and Folk music, from Ramshackle Army and the Bottlers!
Finishing off the festivities, ‘Come and Play on Labour Day’ on Monday will be an all-ages open-stage fundraiser for Bendigo Health. Bands, artistes and entertainers will be able to pitch up and have a play. There will be a back-line on the stage and even singers performing to backing tracks are welcome. The only catch is you must be a ticket holder to book a spot!
Another key feature of the weekend is that InAct Oz is turning the Newstead Community Centre’s into an eatery, offering African cuisine all day! All in all, it’s going to be a great festival, however there is limited seating so book sooner rather than later at trybooking.com.
Ticket prices are extremely reasonable and camping is free! Visit www.inactoz.com for more details. Come and play on Labour Day!
When & Where: Newstead Community Centre (9 Lyons St, Newstead) – March 9 – 12.
Please note the change in location from the Racecourse grounds to the Newstead Community Centre.
Written by Connor Schilling on behalf of the InAct Oz Management Team